Dr. Stephanie Baker - Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist
PhD, RSW, SEP
Stephanie is a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner ©. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brock University, as well as a Master of Social Work and PhD (Social Work) from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Stephanie has been in the field of social work for over 20 years. Throughout the course of her practice, trauma has been a consistent thread woven throughout the experiences of those she has served.
Stephanie has been privileged to support people in a number of areas including acquired brain injury, addictions, intimate partner violence, mental health, concurrent disorders, and sexual violence, as well as provide individual, marital, family, and group therapy to a diverse range of ages and needs in both community and institutional settings.
Given that most challenges people experience are relational in nature, Stephanie firmly believes in the transformative power of a safe and supportive relationship. She believes that engaging in a collaborative, compassionate, and respectful relationship creates the conditions required for individuals to move towards wholeness.
Stephanie uses a variety of modalities to assist individuals in achieving their goals including, but not limited to, attachment-based, relational, Internal Family Systems (IFS), solution focused brief therapy, and narrative approaches.
She has also been trained in four trauma-specific modalities which she utilizes to support the people she serves including Somatic Experiencing ©, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy.
Stephanie’s expertise and interest lies in supporting people with navigating the outcomes of various types of trauma, addiction, violence, and mental health concerns, including the ways in which these issues often intersect. In addition to her clinical work, Stephanie also enjoys teaching as an instructor for various social work/professional development programs across Ontario.