Welcome to Counselling in Hamilton

Stephanie Park, Registered Psychotherapist

Stephanie Park, Registered Psychotherapist

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

I believe people are resilient, remarkable and adaptable creatures, and that it is normal to need help sometimes. I think of therapy as a journey together through which I support clients to explore, heal and grow.

What makes me unique?

  1. I specialise 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.  
  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

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

Mindfulness tools for everyday sanity November 21, 2018 - Amidst the stresses of daily life it’s all too easy to get caught on the hamster wheel of activities and forget to get off. We can get hijacked by stress and loose the capacity to think clearly. Here I share what … Continue reading
The eel and the axe-man: a therapy session November 1, 2018 - A man in his mid-life came for counselling to help with anger that wells up inside him playing certain sports. He had a sense that it’s deep and old anger. After the first session he no longer experienced it in … Continue reading
The story of the upside down bird June 12, 2018 - A bird flying upside down. A tightly wound coil.An open lake.A powerful dragon getting flight and exploring the world for the first time. What do these have in common?These are all inner images that clients have found during sessions in the … Continue reading
2 kinds of loneliness: why we feel alone in a crowd April 26, 2018 - Guest post by Lisa Voth, Somatic Therapist in Vancouver.    I have a theory that there are 2 kinds of loneliness.I know this is false because any kind of binary is automatically going to have holes in it. I get it.In the … Continue reading
What do parents need? Results from my survey April 17, 2018 - In February 2018 I asked Hamilton-area parents of children aged 0-12yrs  these questions:How would you describe the kind of social and emotional support you have for being a parent / caregiver? What’s going well? What’s missing?If there were 3 things you could … Continue reading

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