Vanessa Steeves

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”

Vanessa Steeves Nova Psychology Registered Psychologist

Meet Vanessa


Registered Psychologist

Vanessa has worked as an Early Childhood Educator, Behavioral Interventionist, Student Wellness Coach, Mental Health Therapist. Her 18-years of extensive experience has allowed her to comprehensively understand her client’s needs and work collaboratively to empower them to facilitate their path to success.
She provides her clients with the opportunity to identify their strengths and achieve their potential.

Vanessa provides a therapeutic space which is warm, caring and nonjudgmental. She is committed to empowering the individual and supporting them to reach a place of self-determination.

Vanessa holds specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Vanessa is a Registered Psychologist in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP). She has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from St. Thomas University and earned her Masters of Art in Counseling (M.A.) from Yorkville University.

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults /Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Parent Coaching
  • Personality Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidality
  • Career/Life Development
  • Existentialism
  • Men’s issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief & Loss
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Logotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution-Focused
  • Play/theraplay
  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • EMDR [candidate]
  • Registered Psychologist (#6721), College of Alberta Psychologists
  • B. A., St.Thomas University
  • M.A., Yorkville University
  • Member of the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)
  • Certificate of Animal Assisted Therapy, Harcum College
  • Theraplay Level 1, Theraplay Level 2 & Theraplay Marschak Interaction Method, Theraplay Institute
  • CBT, Narrative Therapy & Self-Injury in Youth, Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute
  • Level 1 & Level 2, Solution-Talk Solution Focused Strategies
  • RCSD Effective Collaborative Helping Relationships & Self-Harm in Teens Alberta Health Services, Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health
  • Psychological First Aid, Alberta Health Services
  • Level 1 & Level 2 VTRA Training, Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response
  • My Tween and Me, BC Council for Families
  • Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • First Aid & CPR, Canadian Red Cross
  • WHMIS Certification, Worksite Safety Compliance Centre