Stéphanie is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She has been part of the clinical team at OCFR since 2019, first as a psychology student and then as a PhD intern. She is currently working as a therapist under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Horvath while awaiting to defend her doctoral dissertation, the last step in completing her PhD. Stéphanie offers services in both English and French.
Stéphanie provides evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment to children and adolescents in English and French. She has experience working with children and youth in hospital, school board, and community-based settings in Ottawa. She primarily works with clients who experience anxiety, mood difficulties, ADHD, disruptive behaviours, attachment difficulties, and complex developmental trauma or adverse experiences. She also has experience offering parenting interventions and believes in the importance of involving the whole family system to support the child.
Stéphanie’s approach to therapy represents an integration of different research-informed therapeutic approaches. Her practice is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and the systemic framework. She is committed to adapt her approach to meet her clients’ unique needs and challenges in a kind and collaborative manner.