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Shezlina Haji, MA

Shezlina Haji, MA

Shezlina creates a safe and caring environment for her clients to voice their thoughts and feelings without judgment. Challenges and suffering are a part of everyone’s journey and Shezlina is able to help clients understand and utilize their emotions as tools for growth to live full and meaningful lives. 


Some areas of strength for Shezlina are:

  • Abuse
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Anger and Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Boundary-Setting
  • Couples Counselling
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Relationship Concerns
  • Grief and Loss
  • Guilt/Shame
  • LGBTQ Concerns
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Religious Concerns
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma (past and present)
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work-Related Stress
  • EMDR Therapy

Shezlina uses an eclectic approach to counselling but primarily draws from Emotion Focused Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Experiential Therapy. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and has completed partial training in other treatment modalities such as The Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy, and DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy). 

She understands the need to tailor treatment plans to each individuals’ needs and is therefore able to take a holistic approach and incorporate all aspects of an individual’s life, including spirituality if desired.


If you would like to schedule a free 20 minute consultation with Shezlina to see whether she may be a good fit for you, or to schedule a full appointment, please call (403) 695-7911 or email


Shezlina is part of our Therapy Thursdays writer’s group to provide our community on tips for better mental health.  Shezlina’s articles can be found here, with her top articles being:

Understanding Anger

How to Listen to Your Emotions

Importance of Listening to your Emotions