Stephanie Dinsmore EdD (c) RSW MSW BSW

I hold a Masters of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and I am a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I have continued my professional development and obtained certifications in a number of therapeutic modalities. Most recently Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as well as other therapeutic modalities that will help guide my work. In addition to my development of therapeutic modalities I’m working towards my Doctoral of Higher Education and Leadership from Capella University.

My counselling style is strengths-focused and client-centered.  I focus on addressing present life challenges while integrating past experiences. My services are suitable for individuals, couples, and families that are feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts, emotions, and life experiences. I specialize in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Hoarding, and Trauma related disorders. I provide individual counselling and in-home visits (will resume after COVID-19) where I conduct exposure work with the person.

Most importantly, I am a genuine, authentic, knowledgeable and compassionate person. I believe that people are the experts of their own life and through the therapeutic process help people work through life’s challenges in hopes of living a more fulfilling life. In my personal time, I love spending time with and connecting with family/friends and my three dogs. I love to stay active through Cross Fit as an athlete, spending time in nature, and getting my zen on through yoga practice.

Education & Credentials

Current Employment:

  • Owner/Therapist of Mindful Path Counselling, 2017-Present
  • Counsellor, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2017-Present

Education:

  • Doctorate of Higher Education and Leadership (EDD), (2020-2023)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Wilfrid Laurier University (2016)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), University of Waterloo (2015)
  • Double Honors Bachelor of Criminology and Contemporary Studies (BA), Wilfrid Laurier University (2012)
  • Police Foundations, Niagara College (2008)

Professional Development:

  • Narrative Therapy, Certificate
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Certificate
  • The Gottman Method-Couples, Certificate Level 1
  • Leading for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Certificate
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Intensive Training, Certificate
  • Advanced Directives Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Certificate
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Exposure, Certificate
  • Mental Health First Aid, Certificate
  • Walking Through Grief Helping Others Through Loss, Certificate
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Certificate
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Certificate
  • Initiative to Address Human Trafficking, Certificate
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Certificate
  • Level 1 Trauma Counselling, Certificate
  • Level 2 Trauma Counselling, Certificate
  • Walls 2 Bridges: Women’s Knowing Seeing Being and Doing, Certificate
  • Haudenosaunee Cultural Teachings,  Workshop
  • Safe Spaces Training, Certificate
  • Core Knowledge and Skills for Withdrawal Management with a Concurrent Disorders Perspective, Certificate
  • Accessibility Works Training, Certificate
  • Walking the Walk; Vicarious Trauma, Certificate
  • Getting Grounded, Certificate
  • Progressive Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB), Certificate
  • The Attachment Roadmap; Certificate
  • Assessment of Risk for Honor Based Violence (PATRIARCH) Training, Certificate
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Certificate
  • HIV/AIDS Training, Certificate
  • Level 1 Violence Threat Risk Assessment, Certificate
  • Level 2 Violence Threat Risk Assessment, Certificate
  • Aphasia Training, Certificate
  • Safetalk, Certificate
  • ASIST Training, Certificate
  • Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 Steps, Certificate
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C+ AED, Certificate
  • WHIMIS Training, Certificate
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment Manager Training (Ontario – Bill 168), Certificate
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment Employee Training (Ontario – Bill 168), Certificate
  • PRN/Narcotics Handling Pertinent to Schedule 20, Certificate
  • Customer Service Standards Related to the Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Certificate

Professional Development in Wellness:

  • Crossfit L1, Certificate
  • Precision Nutrition PN1, Certificate

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