About Kimberley Shilson, MA,C. Psych.

While InsideOut has existed as a private entity for eight years, I have been providing clinical services for over 25 years.  I have worked in Canada and the US with children's mental health agencies, adult mental health programs, and within the VAW (violence against women) sector. During this time I developed and piloted a violence prevention curriculum for middle school students (Atlanta, GA), created a group program for mothers and children living with/fleeing domestic violence, developed clinical training programs, and provided supervision and consultation for many treatment teams.  In 2010, I published a therapeutic storybook about the impact of trauma on the child's developing brain (Benjee and His Brain), and in 2019 Routledge released my book, Somatic Methods for Affect Regulation: A Clinican’s Guide to Healing Traumatized Youth.

For the last 15 years, I have focused on trauma treatment and clinical consultation. Through Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training, I have enhanced my understanding of the mind-body connection in the treatment of attachment-based and trauma-related concerns.  Mindfulness practices have become an integral component of my work with trauma over the past 5 years.  Other somatic modalities and frameworks, including yoga and qi gong, are also integrated in clinical work.

In addition to keeping private practice hours four days per week, I provide clinical consultation and training. I currently offer trauma treatment for clients referred by the Victim Quick Response Program (VQRS) and BOOST's ICE (Internet Child Exploitation) Program, and I provide workshops for Safeguards Training.

Regulatory Bodies and Affiliations


  • MA in Counselling Psychology (Adler School of Professional Psychology, 1997)

  • BSc Psychology & Women's Studies (University of Toronto, 1992)

Additional Intensive Training

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Levels 1 and 2)

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) - Basic Training, and advanced training in EMDR with Children and Youth with Ana Gomez (October 2018).

  • TF-CBT

  • Trauma and dissociation

  • Trauma and neurobiology

  • Working with survivors of child sexual abuse

  • Youth and affect regulation