Stacey Van Riel BSW, MSW Student, RSW

  • Student and Registered Social Worker

In the face of life’s transitions, challenges, and impactful events, everyone is susceptible to experiencing a mental health concern at some point. It is a testament to one’s strength to reach out for help during such times, and I firmly believe that each individual deserves support that is attuned to their unique needs and experiences. As a practicing Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW) who is currently completing their Master’s in Social Work, I am here to listen, learn, and validate the significant experiences that have shaped your current path in an empathetic and supportive manner.

Choosing to collaborate with me means experiencing a personalized, non-judgmental approach aligned with your unique needs and aspirations. Together, we will establish attainable therapy goals by leveraging your strengths and desires. My approach integrates various evidence-based therapies, including mindfulness, meditation, CBT, DBT, EFT, and creative therapies like play and art, facilitating a therapeutic experience carefully crafted for you.

With a strong commitment to fostering a safe and nurturing space, I am here to facilitate a setting where individuals across all age groups can address and overcome obstacles that prevent them from living a fulfilled life. This commitment is further enriched by a solid 12-year background in early childhood education—a realm where I garnered a deep understanding of child development that now significantly informs my social work practice.
Through years of hands-on experience, I have mastered the creation of supportive environments grounded in child-centred approaches and individualized understanding. This background has sharpened my ability to facilitate empathetic and effective dialogues with people of all ages and capacities, including children, youth, and families.

In my practice, I prioritize fostering a strong therapeutic relationship grounded in trust, empathy, and security. I strive to provide a safe and nurturing space to navigate life’s intricacies, whether dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other challenges. As I meld rich practical experience with ongoing academic growth, I stand ready to support your mental wellness and well-being journey.

If you believe I’m a good fit, reach out through the Contact Us page!

In my spare time, you can find me travelling, painting, playing board games or sports and spending time with my partner and dog, Domino.