Stephen Douglas Registered Psychotherapist
Stephen has integrated complementary forms of psychotherapy including Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Transactional Relationship Therapy, and Satir Family Systems along with Buddhist philosophy concerning mental well-being into an effective model of change for clients who have emotional or relationship blocks leading to depression, anxiety, and chronic anger. He also provides insightful marriage and family therapy, supporting each family member to identify their need, listen without judgment, and communicate effectively beyond blame.
Multi-cultural safety is a priority for Stephen. He is both an LGBTQ and FNIM ally, has worked with indigenous communities in British Columbia and Ontario, trained mental health providers in Cuba, and helped establish a community-based domestic violence intervention program in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. He has worked extensively in the field of family conflict, including groups for clients who are violent in their intimate relationships as well as family members who have been subject to or witnessed abuse. Stephen has also studied psychodrama, playback theatre, and facilitates groups and workshops to help foster self-awareness and community-building.
Over his career, Stephen has served as a Board Member of the OAMHP and Chair of its Professional Development Committee, as Editor of Psychologica, a respected e-magazine for mental health professionals, and as instructor for the TAPE/Adler School of Professional Studies. His articles have been published in Psychologica, the Gestalt Journal, the B.C. Counsellor, Shared Vision, and Humanist Perspectives.
- University of British Columbia
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.
- Gestalt Training Institute of Vancouver
Certificate in Gestalt Therapy Training.
- Satir Institute of the Pacific Northwest
Training in Satir Systemic Marriage & Family Therapy.
- Martyn R. Thomas, M.A., C.Psych.Assoc.
Training in trauma rehabilitation and pain management.
- Dr. Christine Padesky
Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
- Lee Klinger Lesser
Training in Mindfulness/Sensory Awareness.
- Jay Tropianskaia
Training in addiction treatment.
Stephen is a Registered Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Stephen helps clients address a wide range of concerns, including:
- anger management
- communication skills
- conflict resolution
- family counselling
- marriage and intimate relationship issues
- men’s personal growth
- relationship coaching
- stress management
- youth counselling
He can also provide your company with the following presentations:
- Rejuvenate Your Workday
- Embracing Challenge & Change (Stress Management)
- The Art of Effective Listening
- Co-empowered Relationships
- What to Do When Anger Gets in the Way
or tailor a workshop to your specific need.
For more information or to book an appointment, you can call:
or go to contact Stephen for further details on counselling office locations.