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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.
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)
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.
It is very nice to work with someone that truly cares.R.L.
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)
Just want to let you know that you’ve been a light on my path, thank you.Unsolicited client email
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’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
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.
Working with Stephanie, I have been able to discover a whole world of possibility to heal inside of myself.N.R.
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)
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
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.
After a few months working with Stephanie I feel re-energized and hopeful.A.F.
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.
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
Thanks again for everything. Our sessions are helping me so much. Everyday I feel stronger.Unsolicited client email
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.
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Category Archives: Mindfulness-based psychotherapy
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We all know it: the critical voice (or force) inside that has something demeaning to say about you. It might say (or feel like): “do more, it’s not enough”, or “why did you do it like that? …you messed up again?” or “why would he like you?” or “ooh, think … Continue reading
Following the broader Mindfulness-based therapy – FAQ article, this one focuses on Hakomi. Hakomi is a form of therapy that guides and inspires my work. I should note that while I’ve worked in small group trainings for several years, and under supervision for more, … Continue reading
Since I moved to Ontario, when I tell people about the kind of therapy I particularly like to do (i.e. mindfulness and body-based) people seem interested. But they often say something like “huh?” or “my aunt does meditation too” or … Continue reading
Ooh, I had an uncomfortable “I’ve gotta get it out” inner itch today. Do you get that, when you know something is bubbling up inside, but you don’t quite know what it is or what it has in store for … Continue reading
Throughout the day yesterday I felt a gnawing anxiety in my body. Mostly it sat in my chest as agitated tight heaviness. Like the too-much-caffeine feeling, but with stuckness and panic thrown in. I was aware of the Ick through … Continue reading
Navigating change can be tricky. Left-brain logic. Right brain intuition. Longings. Dreams. The sensitive balance of Effort vs Allowing. Pesky impatience. The mental fog of over-thinking. Recently my husband and I made a big decision about where to move our … Continue reading
In the kind of therapy that I do, I include the body as well as the mind. Here I explain what this means and why I do it. Some terms you might come across that all mean more or less … Continue reading