Eric Pierni, MA, CSAT, RP
Founder, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Clinican
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.
John Chapko M. Ed., M. Phil., RP
FEE: $140 per 55 Minutes
John Chapko is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and has been involved in psychotherapy as a client, student, trainee, practitioner and supervisor for the past 38 years. John’s desire is to share that same capacity to hear, listening empathetically for the unique inner feelings and beliefs that influence how and why men experience themselves and the world they face every day. John’s practice has included working with issues related to anxiety, depression, relationships, complex and developmental trauma, anger issues, male identity, addiction, compulsive behavior and relapse prevention group work with convicted sex offenders. John’s education and training includes master’s degrees in Philosophy and Counseling Psychology as well as professional training in client centered and psychodynamic theory and practice, body work and food addiction psychotherapeutic modalities. All have been put to the service of listening for the uniqueness of each client.
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.