Steph Paolucci

RP (Qualifying)

Steph Paolucci

RP (Qualifying)

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Other
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - 009767


Pickering, Ontario L1V1B8
Toronto, Ontario M4P1E4

My Approach to Helping

When struggling emotionally, you may notice that you often end up on autopilot. You might feel disconnected from the people you love and find yourself becoming so consumed with what’s going on in your head, that you forget to be in the present moment. This leads to a lack of purpose and zest for life. You end up living inauthentically to who you are and who you want to be. These cycling thoughts become increasingly more difficult to overtake and, in the moment, feel impossible to stop. They pull you so far inwards that you lose touch with what’s around you and even scarier with how you respond to the world around you. You may not even recognize yourself. You may feel a disconnect from your body or begin to notice stress related muscle tension and old injuries that begin to flare-up. “What the mind suppresses, the body expresses.”

I’m Steph, and as a Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist I’m here to help you find the best version of yourself that you can be. I take a trauma-informed, client-centered, somatic, and mindfulness-based approach to all of my work and aim to empower my clients through a collaborative process. I also have training in Expressive Arts.

I’m here to tell you that there’s always hope and through challenging, processing, and self-compassion you CAN find freedom in your deepest struggles. My goal is to help you feel more grounded, connected to your body, and living your life through the behaviours, choices, actions and reactions that YOU want to exude.

Similar to the waves of an ocean, we cannot choose the frequency or depth of the waves that come our way but CAN choose how we steer our ship. I understand that taking this step can be overwhelming for some. I am incredibly passionate about the work I do and am here to support you however I can.

More Info About My Practice

Registered Yoga Teacher
Expressive Arts Facilitator
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, and Depression.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

I like to say that therapy is a combination of things and it looks a little different for each client-therapist relationship. Firstly, it's a space for you to process your experiences and acknowledge your emotions. Secondly, it provides a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment where someone outside of your immediate family and friends listens objectively and asks probing questions to help you to see things in a new light. Lastly, it also provides a space to learn and gain psychoeducational tools to help you better understand what you're going through and how to cope. Through the therapeutic relationship, we will work together to create collaborative goals and work towards them from a place of curiosity and self-compassion.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adolescents and adults.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Authentic Movement
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Drama Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Yoga Therapy

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