STEFANIE IVERSON, MC, RCC
Being a “helper” has always been in my nature, which is why I pursued an education in counselling psychology and obtained a Master’s degree in it. I find a true sense of purpose in knowing I have been of service assisting others in their journey to self improvement, providing an empathetic sounding board, and non-judgemental guidance.
In addition to being a counsellor, I am also a mother to 3 beautiful children. I believe that motherhood has taught me invaluable lessons about life which inform my practice and work with clients. Through my own personal ups and downs, and parenting challenges, I have learned about patience, understanding, compassion, and perseverance to a degree which cannot be found in any textbook.
I believe that counselling is a collaborative process in which my role is to walk alongside each of my clients, providing them with the emotional support and psycho-educational tools to draw upon the strength & solutions that inherently lie within them. I consider it a privilege to be invited into people's lives, often during very difficult times, and to be entrusted with the private & intimate details of their struggles. It is my honour to be able to offer a safe place for my clients, and to hold the space for them so that they can feel heard and begin to heal. I work with adult individuals, those seeking relationship & marriage counselling, maternal mental health counselling, and trauma/PTSD counselling. To learn more about my specific approaches and services please click here.
I graduated from City University of Seattle in 2011 and hold a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology. I am a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), and I am an approved provider with the Crime Victim Assistance Program, and ICBC.
Additional trainings include:
Gottman Method Levels I and II
Gottman's "Treating Affairs & Trauma"
Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders certification
PESI Seminar: "Rewire the Anxious Brain" with Dr. Catherine Pittman
Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
"The Body Keeps the Score": Trauma Healing with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk