Stephanie Mathewson, Hon. BSc, MA

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Individual Therapy
I provide therapy online to adults and teens. The concerns I typically work with are:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Phobias
  • Feeling 'not good enough'
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Difficulties setting boundaries with others
  • Difficulties with being assertive
  • Life transitions

My Approach
 
I have found that no matter what the cause of our pain, there is an overarching theme when we struggle and suffer. Namely that our difficult thoughts and feelings can lead us to behave unlike the person we truly wish to be. The main therapeutic approach I use in my practice is called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT teaches you skills to better handle difficult thoughts and feelings so that they do not have as much impact and influence over your behaviour. ACT has received scientific support for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and stress.

 
Ages
  • Youth (ages 12-18)
  • Adults (ages 19+)

 Fee
  • $135 + HST
  • Sliding scale offered to those who cannot afford the full session fee (please inquire)
  • Insurance coverage for psychotherapist 
  • Payments accepted: credit card or e-transfer

Online Therapy

I work entirely online through Zoom (a video conferencing platform similar to Skype), which means you can access therapy from the comfort of your own home. Online therapy is becoming increasingly popular with studies showing the effectiveness is no different than face-to-face. I offer free 20 minute phone consultations to help you assess whether or not online therapy and my approach is a good fit for your concerns. Click the button below to send me a message to book a phone consultation. 
 
Education

·Honours Bachelor of Science (specialization Psychology) from the University of Toronto
·Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University
·Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (License #: 008619)


Stephanie Mathewson Reaches

Etobicoke ON