Toronto Team

Stephanie Kaladeen, R.P. (Qualifying)

Taking the first steps toward positive change can be unnerving, and I would be honoured to take your first steps towards becoming your best self with you. Together we can navigate the difficult and painful experiences that life can bring you.

In our early sessions, there will be a focus on building a trusting relationship where we will establish your goals, and understand your current concerns at a pace that is comfortable for you. We will develop a treatment plan to best meet your psychological needs, and or answer some of the fundamental questions about your mental health, to lead you forward. Throughout therapy, I aim to provide a relationship that is based on compassion, empathy, genuineness, and authentic engagement, to help you reach your full potential. 

During treatment, you can expect a warm relationship built on trust, understanding and genuine interest in your life experience. I draw on numerous evidence-based therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural, humanistic, biopsychosocial and attachment-based modalities to conceptualize and form an understanding of your current needs, from an integrative perspective. I take an integrative approach to working through client concerns, in this way, our approach can be tailored to suit you and your concerns in a way that best works for you.

I have experience treating clients who are facing a wide variety of concerns including anxiety disorders, trauma, mood disorders, grief, low self-esteem, addiction, divorce and personality disorders, and I hope that my experience and empathy can be used to help you. 

I use Cognitive behavioural approaches like dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) during treatment to address your symptoms. I also believe that using a client centred approach throughout treatment; humanistic therapies, primarily client centred therapy is pivotal in helping me understand your worldview and specific problems. During our sessions together, I will continue to check in with you and update your treatment plan as necessary.

I am currently a qualifying member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, working under the supervision of Dr. Marc Bedard, C.Psych. I currently hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology  from Yorkville University and have a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Kent. I have also earned an Honors Bachelors degree in Socio-cultural Anthropology from the University of Toronto. I am also a member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists. 

I have had the experience and the privilege of working with diverse communities with various mental health problems within clinical settings, including crisis work. My interest in the human experience and my motivation to help others has allowed me to continuously learn and review the most recent scientific literature on counselling psychology.  I have experience in with working with clients from different cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and with the LGBTQ2S+ community. Coming from a diverse background myself, I would love to work and learn about your unique and special story.