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Stefanie Tong

stefanie@experiencechange.ca

*No longer accepting clients*

Canadian Certified Counsellor
Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MCS-MFT
)

Counselling Rate: 

Individual counselling: $135 / 50 min session. 

Children, couples, and family counselling: $150 / 50 min session.

Meet Stefanie

Stefanie has over 15 years of experience working with children and families in non-profit, public health, and private practice sectors. She has navigated mental health services personally and professionally, which allows her to come alongside clients with compassion and understanding during their most challenging life seasons. 

 

FRAMEWORK

Using a mind-body approach, Stefanie joins clients to explore the experiential qualities of emotion to support change in their lives. Her work with children, individuals, and families is guided by Attachment Theory, Polyvagal Theory, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Stefanie's developmental play background and her experience as a dance educator offer clients of all ages creative approaches to transforming relational and behavioural patterns. Rooted in Family Systems therapies, Stefanie believes emotional shifts experienced in the body create healing for generations. 

 

EDUCATION

Stefanie holds a master's degree in marriage and family therapy (MCS-MFT) with additional training in play therapy and dance/movement therapy. In her Bachelor of Arts program, she majored in both early childhood education and organizational leadership. Stefanie is a certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (C.C.C.). 

 

Additional Training:

Transforming Trauma in the Sand Tray - Madeleine De Little

Neuroscience in the Sand Tray - Madeleine De Little

Emotion Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Level 1 - VCEFT

Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy Levels 1 and 2 - The Movement Arc

The Moving Child: Developmental Movement and Dance Therapy for Ages 0-7 - The Movement Arc

Neufeld Intensive 1: Making Sense of Kids - Neufeld Institute

Trauma-Informed Practice: Developing Awareness to Support Others and Self - Vancouver Coastal Health

Growing Up in Play Therapy: Assessing Emotional and Chronological Age - Lisa Dion

EMDR and Play Therapy: A Playful Journey Towards Healing - Ana Gomez

The Embodied Trauma Conference - Rooted Global Village 

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