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Stephanie Thiessen

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MA Counselling Psychology

Online Therapist

CCC #13020

Specializing in Shame Resilience/ Self-Compassion & Emotion Focused Therapies

Stephanie is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (#13020). She provides support for people experiencing stress and shame-related issues such as relational trauma, anxiety, perfectionism, religious trauma/deconstruction, self-acceptance/compassion, life transitions, compassion fatigue, and stress management. Stephanie also offers services in American Sign Language.  

Stephanie's deepest belief is that all people are worthy of love and belonging. She brings that sense of value to every client session. An avid reader, Stephanie has experienced personal growth from many of the books she has read. She brings this into therapy by sharing about some of the books that have been most impactful to her with her clients. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art. She then went on to receive her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, as well as certifications in Emotion Focused Individual Therapy and Emotion Focused Family Therapy.  

Stephanie integrates some of the most relevant elements from several theories to meet each client where they are in their journey. She begins with building safety for vulnerability in each new counselling relationship, which includes validation and some grounding/relaxation practices. Her work is highly influenced by the research, writings, and lectures of Brene Brown on shame-resilience. Brown’s work embodies the belief that we are all human and, therefore, beautifully imperfect. That starting place is where humans can meet and see each other on our way to knowing we are worthy of love and connection—and therefore able to live with more growth, richness of life, and connection. Through these lenses, Stephanie helps clients build rewarding relationships with their emotions, both internally and in the context of the relationships around them.  

In her spare time, Stephanie loves to listen to audio books, make art or craft projects, get outside, practice American Sign Language, and tend to her corgi and cat.

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