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Stephanie Petras, BSW, RSW

Stephanie Petras, BSW, RSW
Clinical Counsellor / Registered Social Worker

Stephanie is a Registered Social Worker with a decade of frontline experience working with children, youth, adults, and families. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Regina, and is currently completing her Master of Social Work through Dalhousie University. Stephanie is a skilled practitioner with a breadth of experience in the areas of mental health, anxiety, depression, suicide/self-harm, body image, self-esteem, ADHD, crisis intervention, and personality disorders. She has additional training in CBT, DBT, solution-focused brief therapy, narrative therapy, and believes in utilizing a strengths-based perspective. Stephanie endeavours to ensure that her practice is a safe space for those in the 2SLGBTQ+ community and for the BIPOC community through the use of anti-oppressive and anti-racist practice.

Hey, I’m Stephanie, and Iā€™m happy you are here. I know it can feel hard to reach out; I hope you recognize the strength you have by getting this far. Life can feel heavy at times, and we aren’t intended to carry the weight all on our own.

I am a compassionate, kind, and experienced Registered Social Worker that has worked with a diverse range of people including children, youth, adults, and families. Not only have I worked with a wide range of individuals; I have done so from different positions within the social work community. My varied work experience allows me to practice in a way that considers the big picture, providing me the opportunity to creatively problem solve and offer new ideas. My practice incorporates a range of clinical techniques and strategies, primarily pulling from cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, and a combination of somatic and emotional regulation techniques. I have my Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina, and am currently completing my Master of Social Work through Dalhousie University. I believe that continued education and learning is paramount in ensuring that the services I provide are informed and evidence-based.

My commitment to my clients is to ensure that they feel seen, heard, and validated. My greatest strength may be the ability to easily connect with my clients; my passion, warmth, empathy, and sense of humour help to create a safe and comfortable atmosphere. We will work collaboratively to create sustainable change in your life. This is your journey, and I am here to walk alongside you. I know it can feel scary to take those first steps; change can be difficult and uncomfortable. Through this process, I hope to listen, educate, and create a network of support so that you can become the person most aligned with your true self.

I am deeply aware of the continued impacts of colonialism and residential schools and recognize the impacts of intergenerational trauma. I strive to ensure that my practice is anti-racist and anti-oppressive, and I am committed to continuing my learning in this area.

For those in the 2SLGBTQ+ community – I recognize the barriers that you may face and want to assure you that my office is a safe space for you.

Thank you for considering me as a clinician. Feel free to book an appointment or email if you have any questions. I know from experience that reaching out can feel overwhelming. Come in for an introductory session to see if it is a good fit – I hope I can support you on your journey of wellness and healing.

I work with children, youth, and adults in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Self-esteem
  • Body image
  • Regulation
  • ADHD
  • Personality disorders
  • Family/relationships
  • Conflict resolution
  • Tel: (306) 382-2391