Stefanie Tong


Clinical Interests:

  • Early childhood development
  • Multi-generational healing
  • Family therapy
  • Dance/movement therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Relational trauma

Meet Stefanie
Stefanie has 20 years of experience working with children and families in non-profit, public health, and private practice sectors. She has navigated mental health services personally and professionally, which allows her to come alongside clients with compassion and understanding during their most challenging life seasons. 

Using a mind-body approach, Stefanie joins clients to explore the experiential qualities of emotion to support change in their lives. Attachment Theory, Polyvagal Theory, and Emotionally Focused Therapy guide her work with children, individuals, and families. Stefanie’s developmental play background and her experience as a dance educator offer clients of all ages creative approaches to transforming relational and behavioural patterns. Rooted in Family Systems Theories, Stefanie believes emotional shifts experienced in the body create healing for generations.

Education

  • Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MCS-MFT)
  • Bachelor of Arts, with majors in Early Childhood Education and
    Organizational Leadership
  • Youth and Family Support Worker Certificate

Professional Registrations

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor, CCC #11247843
  • Registered Early Childhood Educator of British Columbia, ECE #17823
  • Memberships:
    Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
    American Dance Therapy Association
    BC Play Therapy Association

Advanced Training

  • Neufeld Intensive 1: Making Sense of Kids – Neufeld Institute
  • Neufeld Intensive 2: The Separation Complex – Neufeld Institute
  • Emotion Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Level 1 – VCEFT
  • Introduction to Dance/Movement Therapy Levels 1 and 2 – The Movement Arc
  • The Moving Child: Developmental Movement and Dance Therapy for Ages 0-7 – The Movement Arc
  • Transforming Trauma in the Sand Tray – Madeleine De Little
  • Neuroscience in the Sand Tray – Madeleine De Little
  • Growing Up in Play Therapy: Assessing Emotional and Chronological Age – Lisa Dion
  • EMDR and Play Therapy: A Playful Journey Towards Healing – Ana Gomez