Stephanie Dinsmore EdD (c) MSW RSW (she/her)

Learning is of utmost importance to me to effectively provide concurrent knowledge to my clients. Currently, I’m working towards my Doctorate in Higher Education and Leadership EdD (c) with Capella University. I hold a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and I am a member in good standing (RSW) of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). In addition to my formal education have continued in my pursuit of expanding my professional development folder. 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 with clients.

My counselling style is inclusive of the whole-person, strengths-focused, and client-centered. We will work to address your present life challenges while integrating your past experiences. My services are suitable for individuals, youth, post-secondary students, couples, and families that are feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and life experiences. I specialize in the treatment of Depression, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Negative Thought Patterns, Hoarding, and Trauma-related disorders.

Most importantly, I am a genuine, authentic, knowledgeable, and compassionate person. I believe that people are the experts in their own lives and through the therapeutic process I will help, you 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 two dogs. I love to stay active through Cross, health, and wellness, and spending time in nature.

Education & Credentials

Current Employment:

  • Clinical Director/Social Worker of Mindful Path Counselling, 2017-Present
  • Clinical Lead, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford campus 2017-Present

Education:

  • Doctorate of Higher Education and Leadership EdD (c) (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
  • Safe talk, Certificate
  • ASIST Training, Certificate
  • Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness in 5 Steps, Certificate
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C+ AED, Certificate
  • WHMIS 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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