Specialty Mental Health Support Tailored for You

Serving the Kitchener-Waterloo area, and across Ontario with compassionate care.

Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or just not yourself lately? You're not alone. As your dedicated specialty practitioner, I'm here to guide you through these challenging times with professional counselling services. Together, we'll navigate the path to your mental and emotional well-being.


Schema Therapy Program

For Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Perfectionism, Over-giving, or Burnout

I am a depth-psychotherapist who offers long-term therapy services. I have also created a shorter treatment option for those who want a shorter experience to start with- a specialty 6-Week Schema Therapy Program to support individuals in their healing journey with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, perfectionism, over-giving, or burnout. It is ideal for those who want to approach their mental health from a very insight-driven approach.


Discover a Path to Well-being

Let's embark on this journey together.

Personalized Care

Every session is tailored to meet your unique needs, fostering a space where growth and healing can flourish.

Flexible Scheduling

Life is unpredictable, which is why I offer flexible appointment times to fit into your busy schedule.

Confidential Support

Your privacy and comfort are paramount, ensuring a safe space for you to express and explore.

Hi, I'm Rebecca Steele

You may be exploring the deeper questions of life; trying to understand who you are, what you want in life, or what steps you want to take moving forward. Are you feeling like you are struggling with setting boundaries with others, or feeling deprived in your relationships? Are you wanting to feel more wholeness, self-esteem, or a sense of empowerment? Do you want to navigate and recover from a burnout experience?

Perhaps you are experiencing emotional distress and would appreciate some support at this time. I offer depth-psychotherapy treatments, and my specialty is treating anxiety and depression in 1:1 sessions with individuals. These areas can also often be related to low self-esteem, over-giving, people pleasing, burnout, stress, overwhelm, perfectionism, feeling empty or lost, among other experiences. I also have an interest in existentialism and addressing crises of meaning; supporting individuals in feeling a sense of life purpose that is unique to them.

I am honoured your journey has brought you to Smart Therapy. I am excited to learn about you; I feel privileged to hear your story and to support you in taking healing steps to move forward.



Smart Therapy: Insight-Driven Depth Therapy

I am a depth therapist and use these approaches to help guide clients through their own personal therapeutic transformation:  

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Psychoanalytic Approaches
    • Schema Therapy
    • Jungian Therapy, including Dream Therapy, exploration of the shadow, or creative approaches (eg. art therapy activities for in between sessions)
    • 'Archetypal Psychology' Approaches, including Exploration of Archetpal and Personality factors. eg. the Enneagram, MBTI, and mythology-related archetypes

In addition to these traditional talk therapy approaches I offer these subconscious therapeutic treatments including:  

Feel free to reach out or let me know during a session if you would like to explore these other treatment options.


Smart Therapy's Values

Our values are empathy, insight, freedom, and emotional intelligence, as well as a supportive therapeutic relationship to assist clients in their healing processes.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotions let us know about our environment and what our needs are. Emotional intelligence allows us to problem solve, ask for our needs, and increase self-soothing abilities
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Experiencing empathy allows a person to feel heard and understood, and that helps with developing self-empathy, self-connection, and feelings of wholeness.
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Beginning to heal from anxiety/depression can lead to increased feelings of freedom. Free to: be and know yourself, and discover what you want from your life
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Exploring the conscious and unconscious parts of the mind allows us to address multiple layers and reaches one's profound past as well as works towards a desired future

Feeling Overwhelmed or Stuck?

Let's navigate these waters together.

At Smart Therapy, your journey towards healing and growth is deeply valued. With ten years' experience in counseling and mental health, I offer a personalized approach to help you find clarity, resilience, and well-being. Choosing to seek out psychotherapy services means taking a step towards a more fulfilled and balanced life.


Each Traditional Talk Therapy Session Will Involve...

A client-centered approach where we explore what events, thoughts, or feelings have, or will transpire-either past, present, or what is on the horizon. This includes the encouragement of non-judgemental awareness and acceptance of yourself; to quote Jim Carrey, “Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world.”  

We will focus on your unique counselling goals. Generally, our meetings work toward exploration of and making personal shifts in the following aspects of your life:  

  • Cognitive Tendencies/Thinking Patterns  

Understanding how to manage and overcome catastrophizing thoughts, chronic worry, and anxiety-based or depression-based thoughts; reducing obsessive thinking and rumination, improving self-esteem, body image.

  • Emotional Processing & Regulation  

Processing emotionally difficult experiences, learning how to work through painful emotions and begin to learn how to self-soothe and self-nurture. Tapping into the emotional components of your experiences and thoughts.

  • Behavioural Changes  

Shifting impulsive tendencies, tackling procrastination or avoidance, addressing alcohol/substance concerns, learning to set boundaries or others and become aware of your own personal boundaries, shifting the behavioural cycle of burnout.

  • Existential Exploration  

Exploring worldviews and beliefs, identify personally meaningful areas of life and how these areas can be amplified for you. Identifying and establishing a vision for your life that helps you feel a sense of purpose and excitement for your future. Figuring out what it is that you really want.


Psychotherapeutic Specialty: Compassionate Individual Therapy for Adults

Supporting individuals towards a brighter tomorrow.

At Smart Therapy, Rebecca Steele combines over a decade of experience as a depth-psychotherapist with a compassionate approach to support your healing journey. Let's navigate this path together.


Transform Your Mental Health with Personalized Therapy Solutions

This is our simple process.
Schedule Your Initial Individual Treatment Session

Schedule Your Initial Individual Treatment Session

Let's get acquainted and understand your needs at this first session.
Personalized Treatment

Personalized Treatment

With follow up treatments, work with me to experience a treatment tailored just for you.
Embrace a Healthier You

Embrace a Healthier You

Discover improved well-being and renewed confidence.


Online Psychotherapy Over Video and Phone

Smart Therapy™ is currently based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, and serves everywhere in Ontario. Counselling services are being offered solely over video and phone. 

Studies have shown there are benefits to distance and virtual therapy that in-person does not offer. One of the benefits is called the “Disinhibition Effect,” meaning people feel more comfortable talking over video or phone about things they otherwise might not have brought up in person. Many people have also found distance therapy to be more comfortable since they can do it from their own home or space.

Start Your Healing Journey Today

Schedule a session to discover a healthier, happier you.