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You were compassionate, but what i enjoyed was also when necessary and when you felt that i was ready, you went deeper and cut through some bullshit along the way.D.C.
Working with you has been an enormously valuable experience. You encouraged me to express myself in ways that were quite different from my regular talking and thinking modes and that started a new way of engaging with my emotions and my body, while making me feel totally safe.M.C.
Thanks again for everything. Our sessions are helping me so much. Everyday I feel stronger.Unsolicited client email
Working with Stephanie, I have been able to discover a whole world of possibility to heal inside of myself.N.R.
After a few months working with Stephanie I feel re-energized and hopeful.A.F.
Stephanie has taken me from a place of darkness and hopelessness to a place where I can finally see a shimmer of light, and she has been so amazing and caring.M.P.
Just want to let you know that you’ve been a light on my path, thank you.Unsolicited client email
I had the pleasure of working with Stephanie to help with my grief from losing a parent. What I really appreciated about Stephanie was her ability to help me connect my mind, body and spirit to help me through the grief process.V.R.
Stephanie has helped me to find creative ways to re-direct my own life. I find that she is very intuitive and compassionate.M.R
Something I really appreciate about Stephanie is that she deeply values her clients and the therapeutic relationship. I hope you enjoy working with Stephanie as much as I did!Marita Poll, RCC. (Supervisor)
Because our work is based in ‘felt sense’ and imagery, I can take the work home and out into the world to help me strengthen my self awareness as well as work though difficult times.S.D
Stephanie has a remarkable ability to listen deeply. She is not afraid to go to the depth of issues brought up in sessions. She holds the space with warmth and acceptance.Silas Rosenblatt, R.Ac. (Colleague)
Perhaps most of all, I am thankful that you were fully there with me, that your gentle presence guided me to the gentle softening in me.D.C.
Stephanie is both highly skilled and compassionate as a clinical counsellor. Her commitment to her clients’ well-being clearly stands out. I consider her a trustworthy and valued colleague.Mark Nixon, RCC (Colleague)
Stephanie’s approach was very inclusionary, I was the main player in helping myself with her role to facilitate and guide the process. I highly recommend Stephanie for those times in your life when you need that helping hand.V.R
Stephanie is helping me develop the tools I need to help me through rough patches and ability to recognize patterns in myself that are holding me back in my life and my relationship(s).N.P.
It is very nice to work with someone that truly cares.R.L.
In my first session with Stephanie I knew that I was in a safe and compassionate place. Stephanie’s mind-body approaches were extremely helpful and allowed me to heal some dark places.A.S.
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Category Archives: Parenthood
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
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
How do we change habitual unhelpful reactions? Or in simpler language, how do we change habits? I’ve been exploring possible approaches in a hands-on fashion. Here’s a story of (momentary) personal triumph that might appeal especially to parents of young children. … Continue reading
Interpersonal conflict is inevitable in life. How we deal with it – both within ourselves and in communication with the other, can take us on very different paths. Exploring our reactiveness can: help us understand ourselves more deeply find compassion for ourselves and … Continue reading
“Baby’s are so precious” is a mindset that seems so ubiquitous, instinctive and ageless. But not so, as a book I’m enjoying called All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting points out. Author Jennifer Senior notes that it wasn’t … Continue reading
It’s so normal to have your buttons pushed and feel angry on the journey of parenting – especially in the demanding early years. I will focus on those early years here, but the information may be more widely applicable too. This article … Continue reading