Stephen Rochefort, Ph.D., R.Psych.

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  • Registered Psychologist, Practice in Forensic and Clinical Psychology
  • 3030 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 211, Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3B 6B4
  • Phone: 6045540469
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  • Session Fees: Direct billing available for many insurance providers. Please inquire about your specific coverage.
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Dr. Stephen Rochefort is a registered psychologist with a practice in forensic and clinical psychology.  He offers professional psychological services based out of Coquitlam, British Columbia. Dr. Stephen provides assessment, treatment, and consultative services to adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. He offers services to address a diverse range of concerns including anxiety, depression, phobias, relationships, family problems, parenting concerns, separation, grief, abuse, domestic violence, trauma, self-harm, suicidality, eating disorders, and personality disorders. In the forensic realm, Dr. Stephen offers risk assessment, psychological evaluation, and treatment services in the areas of criminal and civil forensics.
 
Dr. Stephen holds a number of post-secondary degrees in a diverse set of fields including a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Forensic, Adult, and Child emphasis) from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) from the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, and a Ph.D. in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University. 
 
Dr. Stephen has specialized training in Violence Risk Assessments, Suicide Risk Assessments, Domestic Violence Safety Planning, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Play Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Indigenous Cultural Competency. Dr. Stephen is also a certified Clinical Traumatologist through the Truamatology Institute of Canada.
 
Dr. Stephen’s practice is grounded in psychodynamic theory, which is one of the many theories and approaches in psychology. Psychodynamic theory suggests that our behaviours and emotions are driven by our conscious and unconscious motivations and intentions.   In simple language this means Dr. Stephen believes that our behaviours are based on a combination of what we consciously decide to do (e.g., goals, objectives, plans) and our unconscious drives (e.g., wishes, impulses, anxieties). The unconscious drives are rooted in our childhood experiences with positive and negative experiences influencing how our personality unfolds.
 
Dr. Stephen also believes that our personalities are shaped by the deep relationships we have with our parents, siblings, and significant friends. While childhood experiences anchor our personality development, the evolution of our personality is shaped by these significant relationships as we go through life.  A challenge of these influential relationships is that as we are shaped by these significant individuals, we are constantly struggling to achieve our unique sense of individuality. Individuality refers to how we perceive ourselves and our self esteem, the boundaries we set in our relationships, and how differentiate ourselves from others. For example, in a marriage, one spouse will have expectations of how the relationship functions but each spouse has personal needs that may conflict with the relationship functions.
 
In working with clients, Dr. Stephen sees people for the unique individuals they are. Every individual has a unique history, unique experiences, and unique characteristics. The only way to fully understand an individual is to understand the personal life context that has given way to the person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
While his primary orientation is psychodynamic, Dr. Stephen is also trained in CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy). These approaches involve providing psychological education along with specific skills that help individuals change their thoughts and behaviours to reduce or overcome psychological problems.
 
Dr. Stephen is comfortable integrating both the psychodynamic and CBT/DBT approaches as they each offer unique and complementary benefits for clients. CBT/DBT is a set of tools to help reduce psychological symptoms where as the psychodynamic approach examines the underlying life factors that might contribute to the problems. With the two approaches, immediate symptoms can be alleviated and insight into one’s identity and relationship patterns can be provided in a way that fosters a deeper self-awareness.

In practice, Dr. Stephen integrates a number of other approaches that best accommodate the needs of the client(s).
 
Dr. Stephen is a registered psychologist in the province of Alberta. He holds memberships in the following professional organizations: College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#2329), College of Alberta Psychologists (#4565), Canadian Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, British Columbia Psychologists' Association, Psychologists Association of Alberta, and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (and the Alberta Chapter). 
 
Dr. Stephen is a registered service provider for many benefits providers which permit direct billing. He is also a registered service provider for Medavie Blue Cross permitting direct billing for clients from the Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Veterans Affairs Canada.


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Coquitlam BC