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Welcome our new Psychotherapist!

Welcome Stephanie Conway!

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Stephanie is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying).  She provides support to individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, relationship conflict, life transitions, and parenting concerns. As well as grief counselling.  She meets you where you are and works from your strengths to help you address everyday challenges and find some answers within.

As a former college teacher, now pursuing a second career.  Stephanie has spent over twenty years building relationships, asking questions that inspire reflection and self-awareness. And supporting people from diverse backgrounds to learn and grow.

 

How can psychotherapy help?

  • Awareness – you will be invited to notice what is coming up for you.  This could be thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, images, dreams – and to get curious. This form of mindfulness enables a subtle, but powerful shift in perspective.  Which can help you make clearer choices, express more of yourself, handle everyday stresses, and make meaningful connections.
  • Acceptance – When you are accepted without judgement it becomes easier to make room for aspects of yourself that you typically push aside or reject. And as you recognize and value the strategies of self-protection you have used and get support to be there for yourself, these protective parts won’t have to work so hard.
  • Openness – Clients report more willingness to open up to vulnerable emotions.  Instead of being reactive or seeking distraction through addictions or hurtful behaviours.
  • Creativity – Creativity is something we all have and can enrich our lives with. Unblocking our stuck places involves addressing the old beliefs or burdens of childlike and vulnerable parts of us, which create pain and take a lot of energy. Once released, this energy can be used for playing and being – key aspects of creativity.
  • Connection – As you build rapport and safety with your therapist, you may feel a growing sense of being in this together. When you are heard or understood by another you feel more energized and alive. This energy can be cultivated within, as you direct compassion toward yourself, and brought to your relationships to enhance intimacy or deepen bonds.

 

Working with Stephanie

Stephanie is passionate about these ways of interacting and connecting. She has worked with clients covering a number of issues.  Ranging from recovering from childhood abuse, negotiating non-monogamy, learning to set healthy boundaries, coming out, addressing existential fears around aging, increasing body awareness, building stronger attachment bonds with children, making sense of motherhood as an identity, to grieving the loss of a loved one. Stephanie welcomes new clients who are interested in a collaborative approach. If you would like to know more, please check out her website:  www.stephanieconwaytherapy.ca or email: stephanieconwaytherapy@gmail.com

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