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    Rebecca Steele MA, MSW, RSW

    Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

    Canadian Certified Counsellor

    For 10 years I have worked as a psychotherapist to help people overcome a variety of challenges. I feel honoured to be able to work with individuals on their healing journey. I have had experience in treating these areas:

    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

    Education & Certifications

    MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK, Wilfrid Laurier University

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

    ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS

    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 Certification, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

    Depth Psychotherapy Masterclass Training Program1-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 advanced hypnotherapy techniques, 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.

    MASTERS DEGREE LEVEL/GRADUATE CLINICAL TRAINING IN:

    • 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

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

    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.