©2018 Stern Therapy

STERN THERAPY*

*therapy will not be particularly stern

  

Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, major life transitions, we will explore it together.  I offer a warm, creative, down-to-earth approach that is client-focused and collaborative.    

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!  

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 am 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 work with individuals and couples.  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, playfulness 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).  

Everyone is welcome in my practice.  

I am a graduate of the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy, an education and training program recognized by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).  I am also trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy and am a member of the ICEEFT (https://iceeft.com).  I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO and am a

member of The Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapists (CAPT).

I firmly abide by the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of both organizations. 

 

RATES

Contact me for rate details.  

I have limited Sliding Scale availability.  If you require a spot, please let me know. You may also request to be put on a waiting list if there are no spots currently available.  

PAYMENT

Cash and personal cheque are accepted at the end of each session.

Email money transfers are accepted in advance of the session.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Should you need to cancel an appointment, please provide a minimum of 24-hours cancellation notice to avoid being charged the full session fee. 

INSURANCE

Though psychotherapy is not yet covered by Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), it may be covered by your private insurance. Check your personal coverage for more details.​

LOCATION

710 Bloor St. West, 2nd Floor (Bloor and Christie)

Toronto, ON

 

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