Stephanie Kersta 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,
as well as, a post-graduate certificate in Addictions and Mental Health
Counselling, and a Certificate in Family Mediation.
Stephanie holds teaching positions at
both McMaster University and Durham College in their Addiction and Mental
Health programs, and is a consultant trainer for the Canadian Training Institute.
Stephanie works as a private mental health and addiction clinician in a number
of Family Health Teams, as well is the Project Director of the Couchiching
Community Health Link which focuses on mental health and the social
determinants of health to assist individuals with multiple chronic health
conditions have a better quality of life. Stephanie has a special
clinical focus on the interplay between chronic health conditions and mental
Stephanie has been published in the
field of motivation and addiction, and has presented at international and
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.
Stephanie is a member of both the Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention,
and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention.