About you & me

Your engine is burning out, and revving it harder and harder isn’t helping.

You're feeling anxious and emotionally unsupported.

You know you need to develop a nurturing relationship with yourself, because the negative self-talk has gotten out of hand.

You’ve tried mindset before, and made some progress….

But clearly not enough, or you wouldn’t be reading this.

Partnering with someone like me, who can demonstrate what it looks and feels like to be in co-creative supportive environment, allows you to experience a new way of being with yourself.

One that doesn’t trigger your inner fight/flight/freeze response.

This opens up possibilities for how you move through your world.

Possibilities that right now seem impossible.

Becoming Fully Present

when you know how to be with yourself

You know what happens when you finally know how to be with yourself gently?

When you begin gracefully carrying the emotional burden of entrepreneurship?

You feel:

  • Like the best possible version of yourself: calmer, focused, in control, able to solve problems and be resourceful
  • Compassion for all your trials and triumphs: you have a helpful framework for ALL aspects of entrepreneurship
  • Ready to effectively delegate, and capable of maintaining boundaries: when you care for yourself, your confidence goes through the roof
  • Resilient and strategic: knowing you have a toolbox of skills to support yourself
  • Capable of managing the stress inherent in entrepreneurship: empowered to resolve conflicts and engage in more productive conversations 
  • Connected to the people and activities that support you: which allow you to do the deeper work you are meant to do

 Hi, I’m Shula

My name is Shulamit Ber Levtov;
Shula for short.

I am an entrepreneur, but I came to business ownership after I had a solid foundation as a professional in the mental health arena.

Like most of my clients and entrepreneurs like you, I know what it is like to have sleepless nights over your business. I’ve experienced chronic stress and trauma many times.

And I’m here to help.

My Journey

In addition to being an entrepreneur and a professionally- and academically-trained therapist, I’ve had my own mental health journey.

Since my teens, I’ve experienced depression. I’ve been suicidal twice. I’ve been a single mum on welfare. I’ve stayed in a domestic violence shelter with my daughter.

In the summer of 2002 I had meningitis. There was a 24-hour period where I wasn’t sure I was going to live. While I did recover physically, my mental health was profoundly affected. I went down a path of risky and dangerous behavior, engaging in trauma-related “acting out.” I didn’t have the tools I needed, as a trauma survivor, to cope. 

This quite literally blew up my entire life.

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, it did. In that moment, it hit me that I was the problem, and asked for help. I was referred to a therapist who happened to be trauma-trained. It was just what I needed. Where so many years of therapy hadn’t helped me, this time, with the right therapist, it changed my life.

For more than 21 years, I have been working in the field of mental health and personal growth, and have logged thousands of hours helping hundreds of women (and men) recover their resilience after experiencing stress and trauma.  I've been an entrepreneur for more than 27 years, and in 2017, founded an award-winning holistic stress and trauma clinic in Kemptville, Ontario. 

I have an MA in Counselling and Spirituality and I'm a registered social worker. I am also certified in Focusing, Nonviolent Communication, the Tapas Acupressure Technique and Kripalu Yoga. I am a certified clinical trauma professional who is also trained in assessing and teaching resilience skills, and as a coach.

To paraphrase Michael Stone, what makes us great healers is not that we are healed, but that we know how to be our with our woundedness.

I know how to be with my own woundedness, to not only function effectively in the face of challenges, but to thrive.
Working with me, you can learn to do that as well.

Reality Check

The shit will still hit the fan.

That’s running a business.


You can manage your mindset.

You can work with your emotions instead of having them run the show.

You can be gentle with yourself (for real this time, so that you can actually feel it).

And, learning to do so will create results for you AND your clients.

Here’s how you can work with me.