Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Lori Stevens - Swabey Family Counselling
As of January 2021 all sessions are virtual until further notice.

Credentials:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work (Candidate)

  • Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

  • Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator

  • Early Childhood Education Diploma

  • Developmental Services Worker

Hi, I’m Lori Stevens (she/her)!

I’m a Family Counsellor, an imperfect parent and daughter, a lover of travel, and an attachment science fanatic.  As parents and caregivers, we can often feel alone in the struggles we face. We place high expectations on ourselves, feel overwhelmed with emotions, and wonder if our parenting choices do more damage than good.  Let’s face it, some of the strategies which were modeled for us no longer seem to be acceptable, nor do they feel aligned with the kind of parents we desire to be. I am confident that I can help you feel more assured as a parent so that you can support your children and teens in developing security in who they are and therefore limit the negative impacts of growing up in these current times.

I aspire to help parents and caregivers:

  • Build CONFIDENCE in your parenting and expand your repertoire of EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES – no more second guessing!

  • Gain INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING of your child’s and teen’s behaviours and expression of needs, which helps them to feel heard and understood.

  • Strengthen LISTENING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS which will result in increased cooperation and collaboration.

  • Promote a STRONG FOUNDATION with your children and teens – a foundation based on secure and trusting relationships and the ability to share life challenges.

My PASSION for attachment science helps parents and caregivers learn the value and strength of responsive relationships in promoting their children’s and teenager’s overall well-being.

When children and teenagers feel seen, valued, and heard at the core of who we are, they flourish in their homes, school, and communities.

Let’s get your family feeling connected and loved and experiencing more fun and adventure!

How Can I Help You?

I am a Parent Who Needs Support

As a parent, you spend a lot of time and energy just trying to “make it” through the day.  It’s on you to get everyone out the door smoothly…

I Have a Child Who Needs Support

The number of temper tantrums you face in a day seems out of the norm.  Every little thing sends your child off into an emotional meltdown…

I Have a Teenager Who Needs Support

Your teen seems to be all over the map emotionally, filled with anxiety one moment and rage the next…

Let's Get Started!

The quickest way to get support is to complete this form. Upon receiving your form we will:

CONNECT

I will reach out to you by email and/or phone to answer any further questions and ensure we are the right fit for one another.

CONNECT

I will reach out to you by email and/or phone to answer any further questions and ensure we are the right fit for one another.

SCHEDULE

I will send you the link to the online calendar so that you can set up your initial appointment and complete secure online forms.

SCHEDULE

I will send you the link to the online calendar so that you can set up your initial appointment and complete secure online forms.

BEGIN

We will get started on developing and reaching your family goals.

BEGIN

We will get started on developing and reaching your family goals.
  • Please include the age of the person needing services. Note: We do not work with adults outside of parenting concerns.