Stefan de Villiers, MSW, RSW

Preferred Name: Stefan

Online Therapy

About Me

After spending the early part of his social service career as a youth worker supporting youth struggling with addictions, homelessness, poverty, and family breakdown, Stefan chose to further pursue a career as a psychotherapist, working primarily with adults in individual, couple’s, and group format since 2018. Stefan has a particular interest in promoting healing in clients dealing with somatic or physical barriers, chronic pain, gender and sexuality issues, or who are navigating their way through domestic and family violence, including childhood sexual abuse, and other forms of complex trauma. Himself a wounded healer who has personally experienced the longterm benefits of psychotherapy, Stefan is a passionate advocate for mental health, post-traumatic growth, and the resilience of the human spirit. In addition to his clinical work, Stefan is a sought-after speaker who has presented nationally on men’s mental health, male victims of domestic and sexual violence, and diversity and inclusion issues related to gender and sexual minorities. Stefan is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master’s degree in Social Work (clinical specialization) from the University of Calgary, Canada, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies through the US-based Trauma Research Foundation. Stefan’s psychotherapy professional development includes training in relational EMDR therapy, and the Relational Life Therapy model.

Education & Experience

MSW, University of Calgary, Canada, 2019

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

World Professional Association of Transgender Health EMDR Canada

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+


  • English