Master’s Degree in Social Work
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. We also watch our children and teenagers attempt to navigate the world around them and want to do whatever we can to support them in building all of life’s lessons and skillsets – even though we may not know how. I am confident that I can help you feel more assured as a parent so that you can support your children and youth in developing security in who they are. I am also here to help your children and youth develop core life skills so that they can thrive in all environments – home, school, and community.
I aspire to help children, youth, and their parents/caregivers:
Build CONFIDENCE in your parenting and expand your repertoire of EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES – no more second guessing!
Gain INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING of emotions, behaviours, and expression of needs so that everyone feels heard and understood.
Strengthen LISTENING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS to increase cooperation and collaboration and create healthier relationships.
Promote a STRONG FOUNDATION for children and youth – a foundation based on secure 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 youth’s overall well-being.
When children and youth feel seen, valued, and heard at the core of who they 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…