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Hello, I am Autumn (RCC#19849)! I have been working in the mental health field since 2010. My goal is to bring community together through healing children, teens, families and adults while providing connection with nature. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor and play therapist, this is accomplished by being rooted in evidence-based practice that includes training in narrative therapy, expressive therapy, Synergetic Play Therapy© and with nature as a co-supporter through nature-based therapy.

I create a safe, secure, calm, non-judgmental space to nurture your authentic self to unfurl like the fronds of a fern.

I am here to walk with you as you develop your own core attachment to self and connection to those around you, including nature.


Some of my additional training includes:

Playing Perfectly: A Therapist's Guide for Working with OCD in Play Therapy

Healing Medical Trauma in Play Therapy

Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism :

Introduction to Existential Analysis & Logotherapy

Synergetic Play Therapy© (6-Month Introduction Certificate)

Expressive Play Therapy for Healing Complex Trauma

Applied & Advanced Narrative Therapy Training

Sand Play Therapy, A Healing Journey for all Ages

Ecological Anxiety / Trauma / Distress

Introduction to Nature-Based Therapy

Play Therapy in Non-Traditional Play Therapy Settings

Family Preservation

LivingWorks Start Suicide Prevention Training

Parent Management Training - Oregon Model (PMTO)

ASIST Suicide Prevention

Mental Health First Aid

Indigenous Cultural Competency - Mental Health

HIV Treatment Information for Support Workers

Addiction Counselling & Support Service Worker Certification

You can also visit my profiles at Psychology Today, the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, or the British Columbia Play Therapy Association 




Synergetic Play therapist Autumn Stepanyants smiling in nature
Lush green moss growing on a tree, seen during Autumn'n nature-based therapy session
Small creek flowing down rocks, surrounded by moss and ferns, seen during Autumn'n nature-based ther
Macro image of lush green moss growing on a tree, seen during Autumn'n nature-based therapy session

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

- Rachel Carson

Pine needles and moss image close up.
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