Psychotherapy for Individuals,
Couples, Families + Groups
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, life transitions, self-worth, moving through grief and loss or managing stress, we will work through it together.
Hi, I'm Aaron
Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in the performing arts. My passion for creative collaboration and deep curiosity about the human condition inform my therapy practice. I'm particularly interested in attachment theory and how our own attachment patterns influence our adult relationships, how we parent our children and how we feel about ourselves in the world.
I offer a warm, creative, down-to-earth approach that is client-focused. I don't see myself as an expert or someone with all the answers but more of a collaborative guide. This work is hard, but it can also be fun. I believe in finding humour in the most challenging of times and these are challenging times!
I aim to help clients bring awareness to their patterns of thoughts and feelings. I encourage clients to talk about their experiences and listen with acceptance, curiosity and empathy. Together, we explore the power of their significant relationships, both past and present in shaping their view of themselves and the world around them.
I work from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive framework that acknowledges the client's intersectionality (class, gender, race, sexual orientation, etc) and that explores how society impacts the client(s) experience.
Everyone is welcome in my practice.
EDUCATION + SELECTED TRAINING
Graduate of the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy, DipTIRP
The Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP) is a comprehensive training program in the theory and practice of relational psychotherapy.
Clinical Supervision training in accordance with CRPO guidelines - Judy Gould, RP, Clinical Supervisor
Your Parts, Their Parts: What successful IFS therapists need to know - A week long in-person intensive - Dr. Frank Anderson
Connect 2023 - Psychotherapy Association - A week long conference in NYC with the American Group - experiential workshops on Psychodrama, Aggression, Climate Anxiety
Attachment-Focussed Somatic Experiencing Group Therapy - 8 week online process group - Carlos Canales
Emotionally-Focused Therapy for Couples - Sue Johnson and Gail Palmer
The State of Affairs: A New Clinical Approach to Infidelity - Esther Perel
Experiential Couples Workshop - Terry Real
I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists (OSRP) and the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA)
VIRTUAL + IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Individual - 50 minutes Couples - 75 minutes Family - 75 minutes Group - 90 minutes
RATES + INSURANCE
Please contact me for rate details.
Though psychotherapy is not yet covered by Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), it may be covered by your private insurance. Check your personal coverage.
PAYMENT + CANCELLATION POLICY
Credit card, cash, cheque or etransfers are accepted.
Please provide a minimum of 24 hours notice to avoid being charged the full session fee.
280 Havelock Street
(Bloor and Dufferin)
SMALL GROUP SUPERVISION FOR THERAPISTS
Facilitated by Aaron Stern, RP & Clinical Supervisor
Mondays, starts November 27, 2023 - ongoing biweekly
280 Havelock Street, Suite #200, Toronto
Case consultations + business development
Warm and supportive space
Get your required supervision hours
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
- Brené Brown