Welcome to Counselling in Hamilton

Stephanie Park, Registered Psychotherapist

Stephanie Park, Registered Psychotherapist

I am a Registered Psychotherapist offering individual therapy to adults in Hamilton, Ontario. I welcome clients from all walks of life, all ethnicities, and am LGBTQ positive.

People come to me with problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, low self-esteem, relationship challenges and difficulties with life transitions; problems that ail most of us at one point or another. 

I orient to my client’s goals and find counselling approaches that fit each individual client. I think of therapy as a journey together through which I support clients to explore, heal and grow. I help people to deepen their own wisdom and develop skills so they can better navigate life’s challenges. 

I believe people are resilient, remarkable and adaptable creatures, and that it is normal to need help sometimes.

What makes me unique?

  1. One of my strengths is in using mindfulness-based and body-oriented therapies. These can help you access your innate wisdom and knowing, as well as strengthen your coping skills from within. Although this is talk therapy, I believe that therapy is more effective when linked with embodied experience. So I encourage present-moment experience and body-awareness to the extent that it serves you. 
  2. I use image-making in therapy. From mapping out family dynamics to drawing “from the inside out” I love pulling out my big pad of paper, markers and crayons. (No, clients do not have to be “good at art” to try this!) 
  3. I’m an individual just like you. Finding a good fit with a therapist is important and really is the make or break factor in whether therapy is useful or not. I invite you to read a bit  about me to see if it strikes any cords.
  4. Though self-descriptions are often lacking, as a therapist I think of myself as direct (no BS), committed, intuitive and heart-centred. Read more about my approach to counselling

I believe counselling can actually be fun, expansive, and engaging. I invite you to get in touch to see if we might be a good fit. Contact me to arrange your initial appointment or fill in the “Let’s Get Started” box on the right and I’ll contact you. 

Recent Posts

Finding peace this holiday season December 15, 2017 Concerned about the holidays? You’re not alone. Clients are coming in thick and fast with a range of holiday concerns these days. It’s a topic I’ve written extensively on, so here’s a little overview of what I can offer: Finding Your Holiday … Continue reading
Press release: book on motherhood available for pre-order! October 4, 2017 I’m excited, proud and slightly nervous to announce that my first peer-reviewed article will be published soon! My article is called “Navigating the Waters of Early Motherhood: Somatic Awareness, Creative Expression, and Being Held”.  It is intended in part to support … Continue reading
Rebuilding after an affair: resources September 13, 2017 Lately a number of new clients have come with issues relating to affairs. Whilst I’m not an expert and certainly don’t advertise my services in this department, it is an important and common enough issue that I want to be … Continue reading
Announcing the launch of The Moving Child documentary July 14, 2017 On a personal and professional level I’m delighted to tell you about this film, made by my good friend and colleague Hana Kamea Kemble.My husband, son and I were filmed for the documentary over a number of years, beginning when I … Continue reading
Why it’s cool to be awkward June 1, 2017 Many people come to see me because they feel socially-awkward and don’t enjoy it. They want more connection, they want more confidence, and they want to feel at ease. Who can blame them?As a therapist I help them see possible places they get stuck. … Continue reading

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