Vie Psychology – Dr. Stephen Rochefort
Dr. Stephen Rochefort, a highly qualified psychologist located in Red Deer, Alberta, is a true testament to professionalism in the Industry.
He is backed by both his experience in handling difficult cases as well as by a top notch educational background.
To provide some insight into his practice and treatments, I have included some information taken directly from his website.
“Dr. Stephen believes that our personalities are shaped by the deep relationships we have with our parents, siblings, and significant friends. While childhood experiences anchor our personality development, the evolution of our personality is shaped by these significant relationships as we go through life. A challenge of these influential relationships is that as we are shaped by these significant individuals, we are constantly struggling to achieve our unique sense of individuality. Individuality refers to how we perceive ourselves and our self esteem, the boundaries we set in our relationships, and how we differentiate ourselves from others. For example, in a marriage, one spouse will have expectations of how the relationship functions, however each spouse has personal needs that may conflict with the relationship functions.
In working with clients, Dr. Stephen sees people for the unique individuals they are. Every individual has a unique history, unique experiences, and unique characteristics. The only way to fully understand an individual is to understand the personal life context that has given way to the person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
Confidentiality and providing a ‘safe space’ for clients is a top priority for Dr. Rochefort. According to his wife, “Stephen is a compassionate and non-judgemental individual. He will always try to make you comfortable when speaking with him and his educational background is a great asset. He will always try to explain things in a way that is easy to understand. Stephen’s varied life experiences allow him to understand all types of mental health issues.”
According to their website, Dr. Stephen’s practice is grounded in psychodynamic theory, which is one of the many theories and approaches in psychology. Psychodynamic theory suggests that our behaviours and emotions are driven by our conscious and unconscious motivations and intentions.
In simple language this means Dr. Stephen believes that our behaviours are based on a combination of what we consciously decide to do (e.g., goals, objectives, plans) and our unconscious drives (e.g., wishes, impulses, anxieties). The unconscious drives are rooted in our childhood experiences with positive and negative experiences influencing how our personality unfolds.
He has a strong client base and holds a true desire to help his patients. No-matter what needs you, or a loved one may have, Dr. Stephen Rochefort will work one-on-one to provide an individualised treatment regimen.
For further information on his practice and specialities, please refer to his website or contact Dr. Stephen directly.