Shirley Yumansky

Social Worker

I am a registered Social Worker, working primarily with adults, couples, adolescents, and families in the area of relationships, anxiety and mood issues, and family management. I also have experience providing counselling services for chronic health and disability issues, including coping with grief and bereavement. As of March 25, 2020, I will be providing video and/or telephone services. I can be reached by email ( at any time.

Services Provided Cost Approx. Wait Time
Counselling and Psychotherapy $150/hour 1-2 weeks

Type and Cost of Services:

I provide counselling and psychotherapy services in English. I am a registered provider of counselling and support services with Health Canada, Employee Assistance Program.

Methods of Payment:

I accept cash, cheque, Visa, and MasterCard. Payment is due when the service is provided. Services may be covered by 3rd party insurance, please check with your provider.

How to make an appointment:

I can be reached by calling 613-727-9879 (cell) or 613-228-1174 x 152 (office) or by emailing me at
Messages will be returned within 1-3 days.
Wait times are 1-2 weeks for counselling services. I am in the office on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Educational Background and Credentials

  • Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSW)
  • Masters of Social Work degree from Carleton University

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Ontario Association of Social Worker (OASW)

Therapeutic Approach

I provide therapy and counselling services using Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and brief solution-focused therapy.

Clinical Experiences

I have been working in the Ottawa area since 1979, and have been with the Centrepointe team since 1996 on a part time basis.From 1980 to 2012, I provided social work services to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre.