Lifelong Learning for a Brighter World

Stephanie Kersta


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 health issues.

Stephanie has been published in the field of motivation and addiction, and has presented at international and national conferences. 

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.