We are proud of our therapists. They each come to Changing Steps with experience in service provision, as well as ongoing and specialized training in various modalities. 
Read our therapist's biographies to decide who you want to begin your healing journey with or we can match you with a therapist who has the time availability you require. Once you reach out you will be provided an Intake form and Consent form to complete that is reviewed by the Clinical Director. She will match you with your therapist. All therapists receive supervision from our Clinical Director. We are also a virtual counselling agency so all of this happens in our meeting rooms that meet Canadian Standards. 
We are journey walkers. Our approach strives to be trauma focussed which means we then need to be anti-racist, queer, trans friendly.
Sessions are paid up front and a receipt is provided that you can direct to your insurance company. If you don't have insurance, your receipt may be able to be used as an income tax expense (check with your accountant).

 
Clinical Director

Theresa Fraser (she, her)  is well known
internationally for her work in trauma/attachment.
She has extensive training in psychotherapy
including grief, loss, HRT letters, play therapy,
addictions, Gottman family therapy, attachment, etc.
She has taught supervision courses for over 5 years
and has supervised CYC-Ps, RP's, RCT's in Canada as well as Play Therapists in Canada and Australia. She reviews all Intake referrals and assists in the matching process of therapist and client.  She is trained in EMDR and Brain Spotting. She is  a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario and a Registered Counselling Therapist in Nova Scotia and Counselling Therapist in Prince Edward Island. 

Counselling Therapist - PEI 


 

Stephanie (she, her) is a Registered Social Worker dedicated

to working with children, youth, and families to help break

cycles of intergenerational trauma.

She has a Master of Social Work with a specialization

in Indigenous Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

Stephanie started her career in Child Protection and Community

Social Work. Through her many years working with children and families in Canada’s Arctic she was able to work alongside Play Therapists and has seen the effectiveness and benefits that Play Therapy has had on many people’s lives. This motivated her to begin her journey to become a Certified Play Therapist. Stephanie is very passionate about bringing Play Therapy to her home here on PEI and use her education, training, and skill set to help support people in their healing journeys. She is trained in Theraplay which is a parent/ child attachment building form of play therapy.  She can see clients face to face at our office on Kensington Rd. or via our telehealth platform. Her services are recognized by Johnson Insurance Teachers Federation benefits. 

 
Jo Cullen (she,her) is a Counselling Therapist who has lived in PEI for over 14 years. You may recognize her from her CBC interview where she talked about creating
YouTube videos about social emotional supports during Covid. Jo has 
completed the Canadian Association for Play Therapy foundational 
Play Therapy training program with Maritime Play Therapy Centre. She 
has also completed her Level 1 of Theraplay training.




Counselling Intern - Ontario Telehealth Program  

 Marlaina (she/her) is a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology Intern with an
Honours BA in Psychology from Brock University. Marlaina's professional experience
in the service field spans over 10 years and across ages, backgrounds and needs.
Marlaina works from a cognitive-behavioural and client-centered counselling approach,
believing that knowledge, collaboration and empathy are power. Under the supervision
and expertise of Theresa, Marlaina virtually counsels children, adolescents and adults.
As Mark R. McMinn, Ph.D., says, "If counseling is a process of discovery and recovery,
then [humility] is essential to help clients experience enough safety to explore the hidden places of their lives."
Counselling Intern- Ontario Telehealth Program 

Hello my name is Theresa and I use she, her pronouns. I am currently a Counselling Intern finishing my Master's degree  at Yorkville University, in the Master of Art Counselling Psychology program.  My coursework is complete as of December 2021. I provide support to clients in Ontario.
We all face times in life when the challenges before us seem too difficult and perhaps even insurmountable. There is tremendous value in not feeling alone on this journey and
asking for help is a courageous act.  It will be my job to walk alongside you,
as we navigate a  pathway to achieving your goals inside and outside
of therapy.In my life apart from work and school, I
appreciate being in nature, playing guitar, spending time
with my family and moving my body through various forms
of exercise such as soccer, yoga and jogging.  
 
 
 
Executive Assistant - Donna Colbourne 
Donna (she, her) helps us do what we do best! 
She responds to emails and phone calls and assists in program planning. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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