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GET TO KNOW ME

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 

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