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Steph Paolucci

She/Her

Clinic Director, MA, Registered Psychotherapist & Registered Yoga Teacher

Steph is a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Yoga Teacher. She holds a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a bachelor's degree in Devised Theatre from York University. Additionally, she has over 12 years experience working in the fitness industry and has obtained various certifications some of which include dance fitness, prenatal yoga, yin yoga, trauma-informed yoga and more. She additionally has training in expressive arts. 

 

Steph is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), Canadian Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (CCPA), Yoga Alliance, Canfitpro (Canadian Fitness Professionals) and The Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA). 

Steph Paolucci RP, RYT

My Approach

Everything we experience impacts both our mind & body. Unfortunately, more often than not we end up living in our head as a result of things like stress & anxiety. While our mind can be an insightful place, it can also be isolating if we spend too much time there. Spiralling thoughts can become so all-consuming that you begin to disconnect from your body. You end up withdrawing from the people and activities you love. It becomes harder to be present. You may find yourself on autopilot. This can feel inauthentic to who you are and who you want to be.

 

The irony in this default pattern, is that our bodies are incredibly reliable sources that provide us with valuable information. They have the ability to warn & inform us of our triggers, boundaries, perceptions and fears. “What the mind suppresses, the body expresses." By listening to both, you can begin to understand yourself in a deeper capacity. This opens up endless possibilities for change. It can be incredibly freeing when you learn how to step out of your head and into your life.

 

As a psychotherapist & yoga teacher, I work from a holistic lens integrating techniques for both mind & body to find what uniquely works best for you. Through a collaborative process, my goal is to help you connect to your truest self. This comes from learning how to be grounded and present so that you can heal from whatever is holding you back. 

 

I understand this step can be overwhelming for many. I am incredibly passionate about the work I do and am here to help make you feel as comfortable and supported as I can. I offer free 15-minute consultations to see if we’d be a good fit. Please feel free to reach out. I’d love to begin this new chapter with you!

Top Modalities:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Somatic Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy

  • Expressive Arts

Focus:

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Anxiety

  • Life Transitions

Fun Facts:

  • I'm a new mom.

  • I'm a big cat lover.

  • I love interior design.

  • I was in theatre school for eight years.

***Free consultations available

Accepting new clients (limited availability)

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