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I worked for more than a decade in technology, engineering and technical retail industries, primarily in project managment and implementation roles. After much debate, I decided to return to graduate school to pursue my lifelong goal of becoming a counsellor and working to help people heal. The change was terrifying, but I learned that facing the things that scare us most can end up being deeply rewarding. If you are looking for a counsellor, then you are seeking change.  I have a proven track record of facilitating change in the lives of those I work with.


My Qualifications Include:

  • A Masters degree in Counselling Psychology

  • A Bachelors degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Alberta

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (# 13726) through the BCACC

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC#1001225) with the CCPA

  • Trained in Motivational Interviewing techniques

  • Member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)

  • Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for Trauma

  • Level 1 - Working With the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

  • Certificate in Psychological First Aid 

  • Intensive Trauma Treatment Course - Bessel van der Kolk 

  • Level 1 - Occupational Awareness Course for Treating First Responders

  • Approved Counsellor through Saskatchewan Victim Services Program

I honor the resilience in each client and work to foster healing and growth within the space of a therapeutic relationship.  This alliance includes trust, honesty, compassion, and in some cases feedback or kindly delivered observations about the way one may be undermining their own happiness. Please know that therapy with me will involve being willing to examine yourself deeply in order to achieve the growth and healing that you are seeking. 

I practice client centered, experiential and humanistic therapies in conjunction with cognitive and EMDR therapies to address how our negative past experiences and the thoughts we have about them can become roadblocks to a happy and productive life. So far in my career I have spent much time working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, substance abuse or behavioural addictions, trauma (PTSD) as well as LGBTQ individuals. I welcome those struggling with relationship issues or life transitions as well.

My aim is to return your call or email within 24 hours during the weekdays or as soon as possible otherwise. I look forward to hearing about your journey so far, and helping you figure out your next best steps.


Marianne Stewart, MA, RCC, CCC

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