Individual, Couple and Sex Therapist
Stephanie is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in social work, both from York University. Through the course of her degrees, she completed 1150 hours of field placements with a focus on mental health counselling. During and after her formal education, she pursued additional trainings in CBT, Narrative Practice, The Gottman Method Level 1, Acceptance & Commitment Theory and Trauma-Informed Care. While Stephanie tailors her therapeutic approach to individual client need, what is consistent is her focus on building collaborative, non-judgemental, trusting and respectful relationships with every client that she serves. Stephanie works from relational and strengths-based perspectives, and is known for bringing kindness, levity and care to her work with clients.
Couple Therapy Training
Stephanie has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method, both evidence-based approaches to couple therapy. She has completed Gottman Level 1 and engages in a rigorous program of ongoing training and skills development in couple therapy. Stephanie supports couples experiencing communication difficulties, emotional and sexual intimacy concerns, and infidelity.
Sex Therapy Training
Stephanie’s training in sex therapy has been from a systemic approach, looking at the concern in the context of biological, social, psychological, and relational factors that may contribute to creating and maintaining the concern in an individual or couple’s life. As a sex therapist, Stephanie works with individuals and couples experiencing sexual challenges such as premature ejaculation, erectile difficulties, low desire, and problems with penetration. Stephanie has a particular passion for supporting women experiencing pelvic pain.
Sarah has provided counselling and therapy in a variety of settings within the last several years, including at a crisis line and in an outpatient clinic at a hospital in the Niagara Falls, NY area. She has also worked in an inpatient addiction rehabilitation facility in the Toronto area, where she provided counselling and support to individuals receiving intensive treatment for substance abuse.
Stephanie has had the privilege of working with a diverse clientele through the course of her career as a social worker. She has worked with students in a post-secondary setting, and individuals grappling with the psychosocial impacts of a chronic health diagnoses; as such, she is experienced in supporting clients managing a myriad of challenges but especially life transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem, identity, loss, anxiety, depression, and the impacts of trauma.
As a Registered Social Worker, Stephanie’s therapy services are covered by insurance benefits covering the services of a Registered Social Worker.