Eric Pierni, MA, CSAT, RP
Founder, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Clinician
FEE: $160 per 55 Minutes
Eric Pierni, MA, CSAT, RP opened Men Therapy Toronto in 2016 with the primary intention of fulfilling its mission and vision. Eric is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Eric is also an EMDR Trained Therapist. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. In addition to a Masters degree in Psychotherapy Eric also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree.
David Jurasek, RP
FEE: $140 per 55 Minutes
David Jurasek is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario with over ten years of experience working with men. David helps men who may be in agony over staying or leaving a relationships. difficulty with big emotions (angers, anxiety, shames, depression), wanting to bring the fires of passion and love back in their relationships. His aim is to empower men to discover more fully who they are and what they really want. David is also a proud father, a grateful husband, and black belt who teaches Aikido.
Michael McCarthy MSW, MEd, RSW
Registered Social Worker / Therapist
FEE: $140 per 55 Minutes
Michael McCarthy is a Registered Social Worker in the province of Ontario and has completed masters level work in Indigenous and Wholistic Wellness as well as Family Therapy and Nature based Rites of Passage. He has worked as a wilderness therapist, nature connection mentor, and yoga and meditation teacher. He helps men bring more peace, connection, and purpose into their lives and relationships, especially those struggling with behaviours they want to change. His approach is relational, trauma informed, and complimentary to men who may be engaged in 12 Step work or other recovery programs. He is a proud partner and father, a woodworker, naturalist, and amateur herbalist.
Mike Stroh MA (Cand.)
Professional Master’s Practicum Student
FEE: $70 per 55 Minutes
Mike Stroh is a Master’s (Candidate) in the Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. He is joining Men Therapy Toronto as a Professional Master’s Practicum Student and working under the direct clinical supervision of Eric Pierni CSAT RP. Mike draws on a variety of skills to help and encourage men to free themselves from the behaviours that prevent them from being the person they want to be.
Drawing from personal experience, mindfulness training, and group facilitation skills, Mike likes to work with men struggling with addiction (specializing in cannabis), anxiety, and those having difficulty in their marriage or settling into a committed relationship.
Mike is a father of two young kids, a husband, and the founder of a consultancy business specializing in k-12 education and workplace mental health.
CLINICAL SUPERVISION TEAM
Gary Duim M. Ed., Registered Social Worker
Gary Duim M. Ed., RSW has done graduate studies in counseling/psychotherapy, education, philosophy, and political theory. Gary’s fascination with psychotherapy started as a graduate student in Toronto struggling with existential questions and feelings of hopelessness. It was suggested that Gary see a therapist and that changed his reality for the better in numerous ways. The empathy, enlightenment and validation Gary received was imperative to his growth. Since those days Gary has dedicated his life to helping others find these gifts through counseling/psychotherapy. He have extensive experience working with men in “anger management”/anti-abuse programs. For the past 15 years Gary has been working in outpatient mental health counseling/psychotherapy.