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Stefanie Coutu in Prince Rupert, BC

Counselling & mental health support in Northern BC

What is counselling and how can it help?

Counselling is the confidential and collaborative effort between counsellor and client to develop acceptance, possible solutions, and clarity about issues causing emotional turmoil. It offers support, growth, and new perspectives in challenging times. I work to create a non-judgmental and compassionate space for you to set transformative life goals. Together, we will make a plan for moving forward in a good way and towards renewed horizons.

Benefits include

Goal achievement
Stress reduction
Mood/emotion regulation
Skill building and coping strategies
Processing trauma, grief/loss, and family of origin experiences
Increased self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-worth
Sense of balance and connection
Better relationships with oneself, others, and the environment
Greater decision-making capacity and self-trust 
Learning and education/psychoeducation
Improved health and wellness
"Our key to transforming anything lies in our ability to reframe it."

This journey takes courage. You may delve inward, explore alternatives, deconstruct existing storylines, and reflect on the past for better understanding and future change.

Marianne Williamson

My Services

I provide virtual counselling for ages 12 and older in British Columbia. In-person services are available in Prince Rupert, BC. Contact me by email for special service requests.

What to expect

Initial consultation

We’ll explore your reasons, goals and expectations for counselling, so I can customize my approach to support you best as your counsellor.


We’ll co-create a plan for positive progress. In regular sessions, we'll identify barriers and strengths, and explore new perspectives, skills, and therapeutic techniques.

Consolidating Change

We'll define and celebrate progress together, as I provide you with support and accountability. As you make gradual progress, we can revisit your goals and adjust our plan for transformative changes.

Tansi, Stefanie niiya

Hello, I’m Stefanie

Let’s get to know each other
Professional portrait of Stefanie Coutu featured in Métis beadwork earrings.

I’m Stefanie Coutu (she/her/hers). I’m a registered social worker (BC College of Social Workers #15566) in Prince Rupert, BC. I live on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) First Nations. As a Métis woman and settler, I am honored to be part of this coastal community.

I hold a Bachelor's in Psychology and French from UBC Okanagan. I also have a Master's in Social Work from McGill University. I have over a decade of experience working in various health and social service roles, specializing in mental health and substance use. I've worked across public, private, and community settings.

As we meet, guided by the Métis way of kaa-wiichitoyaahk—we take care of each other—I am here to support you.

I look forward to meeting you!

Areas of Focus

Mood regulation, anxiety, and stress
Work-related issues and vocational rehabilitation 
Trauma, violence, and abuse
Grief, loss, and end of life care
Women’s issues 
Indigenous/Métis issues 
Suicide and self-harm
"We have power we have never used. But we live by sight and not by faith that anything could be different. The power to enliven ourselves waits to be used. It is the same power we used as children to see what we wanted rather than what we did not have."

- Joyce Sequichie Hifler

Find yourself here

You’ve made it this far.

Are you ready to take the next step?

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