Dr. Stephanie Dinsmore EdD MSW RSW (she/her)

Learning is paramount to me to effectively provide concurrent knowledge to my clients. In March 2023, I completed my Doctorate in Higher Education and Leadership EdD with Capella University. In addition, I hold a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and I am a registered social worker (RSW) and member in good standing 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, I have been working towards a certificate in Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive-Behavioural Conjoint (couples) Therapy (CBCT) for PTSD. In April, I will continue my pursuit in Gottman and complete my Level 2 Couples Therapy training. I consider myself an eclectic social worker and utilize a range of therapeutic modalities in addition to the ones I just mentioned; Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), all of which work to support the unique individual.

My counselling style is inclusive of the whole-person, culturally competent, strengths-focused, and client-centered. We will work to address your present life challenges while integrating your past experiences. My services suit individuals, youth, post-secondary students, couples, and families feeling overwhelmed by their thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and life experiences. I specialize in treating Trauma (t and T), Depression, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Negative Thought Patterns, family conflict, chronic illness/chronic pain, and Hoarding related disorders.

Most importantly, I am genuine, authentic, knowledgeable, and compassionate. I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and through the therapeutic process, I will help you work through life’s challenges in hopes of living a more fulfilling life. In my time, I love spending time with family/friends and my two dogs. I love to stay active through Crossfit, health, 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


  • 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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