Nicole Steffens

Psychotherapist -Mental Health Intern

Over the years, witnessing the positive effects of counselling in the lives of others led Nicole to pursue a full-time career in the field of psychotherapy. To date she has successfully earned a BA and a MA in Counselling. In addition, she is presently involved in continuing her education at a postgraduate level in pursuit of her doctorate. Working as a Teaching Assistant at her Alma Mater inspires her to better practice what she teaches. Practicing from a Cognitive-Behavioural and Emotion-Focused perspective, Nicole offers treatment and support to individuals and couples presenting with a range of issues.

Therapeutic Specialties

Anxiety Disorders, Coping Skills, Depression, Peer Relationships, Self Esteem, Women's Issues, Stress Management, Life Transitions, Family Conflict, Anger Management, Codependency

What is important to you, for your client to feel, when working with you?

It is my goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment where you experience the freedom to explore your situation openly and honestly. Throughout the therapeutic process, it is my hope that we can identify tangible steps that will help you move forward and discover the life you’ve been hoping for.

Who do you believe you are for a client as they manage their problems?

As you are the expert in your situation, I will take time to attentively listen to your story, without judgement. Throughout the healing process, I will also seek to encourage, empower, and motivate you toward the change you hope to achieve.

What drives your passion for seeing clients?

Whether seeking therapy for yourself, your family, or a loved one, it's my passion to facilitate lasting change in the lives of my clients. Over the years, witnessing the positive effects of counselling in the lives of others led me to pursue a full-time career in the field of psychotherapy.

How do you believe clients "get better"?

I believe that therapy can be a means of healing and restoration. My approach to counselling is based on the belief that, with dedication and perseverance, moving forward in a positive direction is possible.

Mental Health Department

Nicole Steffens

Education

Brock University - Bachelors in Psychology

Providence Theological Seminary - MA in Counselling Psychology

Client Age Range

Teens (13-17), Adult (+18)

Languages Spoken

English

Personal Hobbies

"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become" - Carl Jung