Rebecca Steele


Counselling / Mental Health

For over a decade I have provided psychotherapy services as a depth therapist; supporting individuals in overcoming anxiety, depression, and trauma; to develop self compassion, navigate family and relationship dynamics, establish boundaries, and improve their mood experiences.

I provide a variety of different approaches to help clients face their challenges in their own unique way. Some of these approaches include Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Jungian Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I help guide clients through their own personal therapeutic transformation.

In addition to traditional talk therapy I offer additional (optional) therapeutic treatments including Dream Analysis/Therapy, Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy, and Art-based therapeutic activities.

I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW), Psychotherapist in Ontario, as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I have two masters-level clinical counselling degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University: a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy.

Anti-Oppressive Practice

I am passionate about therapy, healing, health, and empowerment. I aim to use an anti-oppressive approach with clients. I have a special interest and experience in helping women reclaim a felt sense of wholeness and empowerment. I understand the challenges women face in society, and strive to help women of all ages, orientations, cultures, and stages of life awaken to their authentic self.

I endeavor to help clients reclaim their personal power in order to have the relationships with others and themself they’ve been hoping for.

I absolutely believe that you have wisdom of your own, and that is something that I will work toward drawing out in our sessions together. Tapping into this is empowering and can give you the ability to deal with anything that comes your way in life.


Compassion at the Core

Every patient carries a unique story, and understanding this deeply motivates the personalized care and attention given to each journey towards well-being.

Treatment Areas

Areas I have extensive experience in working with include:

  • Anxiety/depression/trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Navigating relationship issues
  • Women’s issues/experiences

Some of these above areas may include the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, phobias, ocd, and generalized anxiety. As well as working with anxious or insecure attachment styles in relationships, family stress, struggles at the workplace, internal feelings of emptiness, feelings of neglect, anger, personal boundary concerns, burnout, enhancing assertiveness, body image, low mood, self-soothing challenges, misuse of alcohol or substances, and low self esteem.  

This is not a complete list but covers several of the areas I have supported individuals around. I provide a variety of different approaches to help clients face their challenges in their own unique way.

Scroll below for more information about my education and training, as well as my teaching experience.

Training & Background

Academic Background, Certifications, and Teaching Experience



MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK, Wilfrid Laurier University  

MASTER OF ARTS, Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy, Wilfrid Laurier University  



Presently taking:  

Soul Psychology Certificate Program, a 1-year long program that involves an intensive study of Archetypal Psychology, Jungian Psychology, Greek Mythology, the world’s spiritual traditions, and the arts. Taught by Thomas Moore, PhD., psychotherapist-author of Care of the Soul  

Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Certification Training Program, for professionals working with Highly Sensitive People. Covers various mistaken conditions, health-related issues, and challenges with identity, relationships, and boundaries, as well as traditional and alternative therapies, Nickerson Institute  

Completed Trainings and Certifications:

C.C.C., Canadian Certified Counsellor, Clinical Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)  

Emotion Focused Therapy Level 2 Certification, York University Psychology Clinic with Les Greenberg & Serine Warwar (Trauma-Informed Training)  

Emotion Focused Therapy Level 1 Certification, York University Psychology Clinic with Les Greenberg & Serine Warwar (Trauma-Informed Training)  

Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship Training Certificate, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)  

Depth Psychotherapy Masterclass Training Program, 1-year training, Daybreak Therapy and Training  

Essentials of Psychoanalysis Certificate Program, 1-year training, Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis (TICP)  

Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist (CHyp™), 100-hour certification program, Daybreak Therapy and Training (Trauma- Informed Training)  

Coaching Mastery, a 9-month training program designed to teach mental health therapists how to integrate coaching techniques into counselling. Taught by Dr. Liz Lasky, PhD in Social Work  

HeartHealing® Practitioner Mastery Certification, a 1-year advanced-hypnotherapy training program teaching unique hypnotherapy techniques to support inner child healing, School of Healing Mastery (Trauma-Informed Training)  

Annual Mind-Body-Spirit Conferences, Trainings in integrated psychotherapy methods, 2018, 2019, and 2020, Daybreak Therapy and Training  

Becoming a Mindful Practitioner: The Art of Creating Space and ‘Being With Your Client’, March 22, 2019. Professional Workshop held through Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University  

The Care of Souls: A Workshop for Professional Caretakers on Bringing the Depth of Soul to Their Work, October 26, 2018. Facilitated by Thomas Moore, PhD.  



Emotionally Focused Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy Approaches

Trauma Treatment including Feminist Therapy Approaches and Jungian Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy/Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Art Therapy

Couples Therapy

Gender in Therapy

Indigenous Knowledge in Social Work

Understanding Addiction and Shame

Anti-Oppressive Practice

Theories of Change



PSYC73040 FROM TRAUMA TO RECOVERY, FALL OF 2020, CONESTOGA COLLEGE: An undergraduate course which Rebecca taught and co-created. The course focused on the nature and extent of traumatic experiences among populations involved in community justice and criminal justice. Theories of trauma and their application in treatment and support environments were explored, along with concepts and research related to resilience, social inclusion, hope, and recovery.

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