Who Am I?
Hi! I'm Stephanie Hawryliw and I use the pronouns she/her. While I'm a Registered Psychologist working in the area of Edmonton, Alberta and that's probably what brought you here, I'm also a daughter, sister, partner, friend, aunt, colleague, teacher, and lover of food, learning, fitness, sport, the outdoors, music, and animals, especially big dogs! Prior to completing my Master of Counselling Psychology, I completed a Bachelor of Education and taught in the inner city at the junior high and high school levels for 6 years. Today, I continue to spend some of my professional time working at an outreach and upgrading school in Edmonton as a psychologist.
Education, Training, & Influences
2016 - Master of Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University
2010 - Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta
Gaining continued knowledge in the field is very important to me and I do this through ongoing training, workshops, consultation, and reading. As a result, I am knowledgeable in numerous interventions, so that my clients can always be in the driver’s seat and my approach can be tailored to meet their needs and strengths. If it turns out that the services you need are outside of my areas of expertise or that we are not a good fit in working together, I'll be happy to provide you with a referral to some options that might better meet your needs.
Professional Identity & Practice
What is the driving force behind my career and at the heart of my practice? It's knowing what a significant difference it can make to have a supportive, compassionate, and nonjudgmental person and advocate walking with you on your journey. I believe that wisdom lies within all of us and in supporting clients in identifying and harnessing their strengths. Beyond that, I also believe that it is important to recognize the context in which our challenges to well-being and growth exist. My practice is trauma-informed, rooted in client empowerment, and born out of experiences in work places specializing in family violence, trauma, and supporting inner city clientele. Throughout my time practicing as a psychologist, I have been lucky to be able to work with a diverse clientele with a variety of presenting problems ranging from test anxiety to complex developmental trauma. Every day I gain remarkable perspective by seeing the world through my clients' eyes and experiences, for which I am grateful.
For more information on the specific services I offer, go here.
“What we don’t need amidst struggle is shame for being human.”
- Brene Brown