Stephanie Kersta MSc,RP
Stephanie holds an Honors Bachelor of Science with a specialist in Psychology, and a Masters of Science in Psychology. Additionally, she holds a number of certifications, namely, a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health Counselling and including advanced training in Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia and Psychometric Assessments.
As a complement to her strong clinical education, Stephanie has incorporated additional evidence-based holistic certificates to further round out her training, including certifications in four mindfulness and meditation clinical modalities.
She holds teaching positions at multiple post-secondary institutions including: McMaster University, Durham College, and Ontario Learn. As a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario she has a clinical psychotherapy practice where she primarily treats anxiety, depression, self-esteem and insomnia. Stephanie is certified trainer with LivingWorks for both safeTALK and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainings (ASIST) as well as with the Mental Health Commission of Canada for Mental Health First Aid and certifies hundreds of individuals per year.
Her main interest is the interplay between chronic stress and the development of physical and mental health conditions and she has been published in the field of motivation and addiction, and has presented at international and national conferences.
Carolyn Plater-Zyberk MSW, RSW
Carolyn graduated with an Honours BA. in Psychology from York University. She received her Addiction Education Diploma from McMaster University and her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, which included a joint collaborative program in Addiction Studies.
Carolyn possesses additional certifications in Smoking Cessation Interventions, Concurrent Disorders, and Opioid Dependence from The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She also holds teaching positions at McMaster University, Humber College, Ontario Learn, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and holds certificates in Solution Focused Counselling, Trauma Counselling, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
As a complement to her strong clinical education Carolyn has incorporated additional evidence based holistic certificates to further round out her training. Carolyn is a certified trauma-informed yoga instructor, and provides yoga training and yoga therapy in both private and group sessions. She holds a certificate from University of Toronto in Applied Mindfulness Meditation.
Her main clinical interest and area of expertise is with adolescents and young adults.
Josh Kirstein MSc,RP(Q)
As a therapist, my primary objective is to aide you in this journey, by creating a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space for you to explore any issues you may be experiencing.
I utilize a collaborative and eclectic approach to therapy, which means that I believe in working together with my clients to select the therapeutic approach that best matches your goals and expectations. Additionally, if you are looking for someone you can simply talk to, and process your emotions with, I provide space for that too!
I have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and have experience working with both teenagers and adults, who are experiencing issues that include, but are not limited to: generalized anxiety, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and low mood, trauma, grief, and relationship and family issues.
Regardless of where you are in life, or the issues you may be struggling with, I will provide you the space to process your emotions, uncover any unhealthy patterns that may be holding you back, and identify your strengths. No matter how overwhelming your condition may seem, I will help you tap into your resilience, and move forward in a healthier way.
Roksana Stech MSW, RSW
I would like to invite you to a warm, caring and non judgemental environment. Together, I can help you address your worries and work towards your goals. Life can be hard and unexpected, and we all need help at one point or another. My goal is to help strengthen your coping strategies and build your emotional regulation skills that will help you reach your potential and the best version of yourself. I want to enable you to tackle the challenges that arise in your life.
I work from an anti-oppressive lens, focusing on your strengths. I have experience working with individuals seeking help from grief, anxiety, depression and trauma. I have extensive knowledge on Mental Health and I provide psycho education in all sessions. As we learn about ourselves and the journey we are on, we become better equipped to navigate through our challenges.
“If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies”.