STEPHANIE UNDERWOOD, R.S.W.
Meet Stephanie Underwood, R.S.W
Healing begins when we recognize the nature of trauma and understand its impacts.
As a trauma-informed social worker, I offer a holistic approach that considers the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person's well-being. My goal is to create a safe, compassionate, and empowering environment that enables my clients to find a new sense of hope, strength, and relief.
By working together, we can achieve long-lasting changes that lead to improved relationships, increased self-esteem, and reduced anxiety.
Areas of Specialty
Anxiety, Panic Attacks
Trauma, PTSD, Crisis Intervention
Medication Management, Substance Misuse
Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Relationships
Loss and Bereavement, Life Transitions
In my professional social work practice, I believe in taking an integrative, trauma-informed, and holistic approach. I recognize that individuals are complex beings with unique experiences, and I strive to provide a safe and supportive space where my clients can explore their emotions and work towards healing and growth. By combining elements of attachment-based and trauma approaches, I aim to help my clients identify and address the root causes of their challenges, whether they stem from past trauma or difficulties in forming secure attachments. I also value the importance of considering the whole person, including their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, in order to promote long-term healing and resilience.
A trauma-informed approach in counselling is a therapeutic framework that recognizes and addresses the impact of past trauma on an individual's present-day mental and emotional health
A biopsychosocial approach is a holistic framework that considers the interplay between biological, psychological, and social factors in understanding and addressing mental health issues.
An attachment-based approach explores how an individual's attachment history may influence their current patterns of relating in relationships, and aims to promote the development of healthy, secure attachments.
A framework that examines individuals within the context of their relationships and social systems. It aims to address the impact of the larger social, cultural, and systemic factors on an individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.