Meet Stephanie

MC, PGCE, B.Ed. Registered Psychotherapist

My Approach

My approach is client-centered and is implemented within a feminist, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed framework.  I work with individuals of all genders, sexualities, and cultures.  My work is inherently intersectional and LGBTQ+ affirmative.  I implement techniques from cognitive-behavioural, narrative, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness-meditation based therapies. In therapy, you can expect to explore present patterns of thoughts, behaviours, and emotions and how they are connected to aspects of your past life experiences.  Gaining self-awareness is an important component towards healing. 

 

In my practice I show up as my authentic self with humour and I hope to get to know your true self too.  I acknowledge the privilege of being invited into my client’s inner world and take great responsibility in holding that space.  A strong therapeutic relationship helps foster self-disclosure and self-exploration.  I strive to create a space where you can feel at ease to open up, to be seen and heard, and be met with warmth and curiosity.

My specialties include:

  • Anxiety 

  • Career Stress

  • Coping Skills

  • Life Transitions

  • Motherhood

  • Perfectionism

  • Relationships

  • Self-Criticism

  • Self-Esteem

  • Trauma

  • Women’s Issues

I offer virtual sessions (Ontario-wide) and in-person sessions in Toronto to clients who are fully vaccinated.

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My Education

I hold a Master of Counselling from University of Calgary, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from University of Wales Trinity St. David, and a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from McGill University.  I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).  

 

I have experience working with individuals in different therapeutic settings.  I completed a year-long internship at Humber College’s Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre as a Counsellor, working with a diverse student population. I volunteered with the Toronto Distress Centre, Stella's Place, a mental health service for young adults (16-29),  and completed the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. 

 

Apart from my counselling experience, I worked in the Education field for over 10 years.  In education, I applied an anti-oppressive framework, empowering all individual learners to succeed.  I have Specialist Additional Qualifications in Special Education.