Stephanie Bozzer, M.S.W. RegisTered Clinical Social Worker
Stephanie has over 20 years of experience working with people from all walks of life. Stephanie works with individuals, parent-child dyads and whole families, according to client needs and therapeutic best practices.
Stephanie helps children, teens and their families resolve behavioural concerns, depression, anxiety, communication breakdown, substance abuse, peer challenges, academic difficulties, and parent-child relationship issues.
Adult clients often seek her out for help overcoming depression, general anxiety, performance or social anxiety, low self-esteem, stress management, trauma, cessation challenges (e.g. stop smoking, weight loss, etc.), and sleeping issues. Stephanie works with individuals, parent-child dyads and whole families, according to client needs and therapeutic best practices.
Stephanie has many years of experience helping clients to overcome obstacles created by complex special needs. Clients with complex special needs often have multiple diagnosis both physical and/or mental illness, and may be living in a home with others who struggle with similar challenges.
Stephanie is nearing completion of the requirements to be a Registered Play Therapist. She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy and the United States Association for Play Therapy. Stephanie finds the creative aspects of play, expressive arts, writing, music and sand tray work very effective in helping the people she works with solve their challenges.
In addition to her training in Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Narrative therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, many of Stephanie’s’ teen and adult clients also benefit from hypnotherapy. She also holds a Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is a member of the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis - Alberta Society. Stephanie uses Clinical hypnotherapy to address issues of weight loss, smoking, pain management and improving sports performance.
Stephanie is a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers and she has the Clinical designation. She is also on the Approved Clinical Social Worker Supervisor list to provide supervision to Social Workers who are applying to be on the Clinical Social Work registry. She has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Manitoba and Bachelor degrees in Social Work and Arts (majoring in Psychology) from the University of British Columbia. She is an approved provider for First Nations and Residential School survivors. She is also certified to perform home assessments for families looking to adopt.
Stephanie has worked in various Alberta Health treatment programs as a therapist. She has treated clients through various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) as a front line therapist, team lead, and mental health program manager. In addition, Stephanie has taught various mental health and therapy classes to university students.
As Stephanie works with children, teens, and adults she offers primarily afternoon, evening and Saturday appointments to minimize disruption to school and work.
Stephanie works out of our South Edmonton office