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SPH Integrated Life Solutions is a mental health and trauma-wise transformation service with expertise in transforming the lives of individuals. Our integrated-transformation framework of practice generally refers to our suite of products and services designed to provide individual and business clients with a comprehensive and interconnected approach to managing various aspects of their lives.  This framework and approach recognize that different areas of life, such as work, mental health & well-being and relationships, are interconnected and the psychological solutions used to manage these areas should also be integrated.​


Our mission is to offer mental health services to help manage and improve mental health.   Our strategies are client-centred, trauma-informed, culturally competent and solution-focused. Our techniques and approaches assist clients to seamlessly achieve their goals and live a more integrated and fulfilling life.​


The goal of Integrated Life Solutions is to provide individuals with a holistic approach to managing their lives and take into account the interconnectedness of different aspects of lived experiences. This approach can help folks to be more efficient, effective, and fulfilled in all areas of their lives.

"Be well and live with ease"

Shawna Paris-Hoyte O.N.S.,KC,JD,BCCH, MSW,RSW

Thank you for visiting the website.  This website will tell you a bit about me and the professional services I provide as a transformational therapist/ psychotherapist, clinical hypnotherapist (Board Certified), and counsellor. I like to say that I'm in the business of changing minds and shaping lives. The service I provide to my clients utilizes a holistic, trauma-informed, client-centred, anti-oppressive approach to help clients resolve some of the most significant challenges in life specific to mental health, family-related matters, personal growth, and workplace development.  Utilizing my skill set which includes solution-focused, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, trauma-informed, and motivational we can work together to move you beyond situations, thoughts, and behaviours that are holding you back from living your best life. My services are offered to youth, adults, families and corporate clients in several provinces in Canada. All services are provided virtually, in-person (group & corporate) and confidentiality is strictly adhered to.

  • Psychotherapy 

  • Hypnotherapy, Meditation & Guided Imagery

  • CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)

  • CBT-m (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-mindfulness)

  • DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)

  • EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique)

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

  • Trauma-focused Theory.

  • Critical Incident Desentizzation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based Therapy

  • Grief Therapy

  • Couples Counselling 

  • Relational Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

EDUCATION (formal)
  • Degrees include: B.A., B.SW, LLB (JD), and MSW

  • Master in Social Work ( Family and Children)

  • Law 

  • Ph.D. studies Memorial University, NFLD ( transgenerational and intergenerational trauma)

  • Certificate in Clinical Hypnosis for Clients and Groups

  • Certificate in EMDR

  • Certificate in Mediation

  • Certificate in Forensic Social Work

  • Certificate in Legal Aspects of Health Administration

  • Forensics and trauma specialty.

My Clinical Skills

I have been an inter-professional and multidisciplinary practitioner with a specialty in trauma, PTSD, depression, and anxiety for almost twenty years. As a private practice social worker/psychotherapist /hypnotherapist and counsellor, my practice area is mental health and addictions for individuals and corporations.  I worked for 15 years in a hospital environment with a pediatric and youth population. My client populations are EAP services, critical incident services, cumulative stress, and the military population. I provide corporate services focused on systemic issues such as anti-Black racism, and racial and gender-based diversity.  As a lawyer since 1995, I practice family law, youth justice, criminal law, child protection, and administrative law (human rights) from a social justice lens.   As a social justice advocate and educator, I teach clinical law practice. I also design and teach courses in trauma-informed practice for lawyers and front-line service providers, forensic social work practice, cross-cultural studies, law and social work, social work and diversity in Canada, human development and environments, as well as, social work field practice.  


In recognition of my work with children, youth, families, and the Nova Scotian community more broadly, I proudly and humbly share with you that I am the recipient of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 70th Anniversary Platinum Jubilee Medal in 2022, I was awarded the Order of Nova Scotia in 2020 by the Lieutenant Governor and invested in the Order in 2021, I received the Distinguished Service Award in 2022 from the Nova Scotia Barrister's Society and the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Social Workers and Nova Scotia College of Social Workers in 2016, and the distinguished Queen's Counsel designation ( QC) by the Lieutenant Governor in 2011 for my work as a lawyer. I have also received many other accolades and recognition awards for my work as a social worker, educator, and lawyer. See also,




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Office Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am ADT - 6:00 pm ADT

Monday and Wednesday- 7:00 pm ADT- 7:30 pm ADT Free Consults

Saturday 9:00 am ADT - 12:00 pm ADT

Address: 690 Nine Mile Drive, Suite208

Bedford, NS. B4H 0H4

t. 902 293-8133

f. 902 453-1515

By Appointment Only

Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by SPH Life Solutions and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website. Through this website, you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of SPH Integrated Life Solutions. We have no control over the nature, content, and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, SPH Life Solutions takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. For all Legal and social work advice, certification, and registration as a social worker in Canada, please seek out the services of a lawyer and social work association such as the Canadian Association of Social Workers or your local provincial professional College or Association or local Law Society.

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