REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPISTS

Eric Pierni, MA, CSAT, RP
Founder, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist, EMDR Clinician

FEE$160 per 55 Minutes
NEW CLIENTS:  YES. Accepting New Clients
LOCATION:  Virtual Only (Online Video Sessions) – until further notice

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

David Jurasek, RP
Registered Psychotherapist 

FEE$140 per 55 Minutes
NEW CLIENTS:  NO. Not Accepting New Clients
LOCATION:   Virtual Only (Online Video Sessions)

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

Michael McCarthy MSW, MEd, RSW
Registered Social Worker / Therapist 

FEE$140 per 55 Minutes
NEW CLIENTS:  YES. Accepting New Clients
LOCATION:   Virtual Only (Online Video Sessions)

Michael McCarthy is a Registered Social Worker in the province of Ontario and has completed masters-level work in Community Development and Social Work, with a focus on men’s emotional health and Nature-based Rites of Passage. He helps men who are struggling with relationships, addictions, anxiety, depression, and who feel directionless. He supports positive changes while addressing the deeper issues that cause men pain and confusion. The aim is to bring more peace, connection, and purpose in their lives and relationships so men can be proud of how they show up in the world. 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 father, a woodworker, and tends a small garden with his wife and daughter in Toronto.

Mike Stroh | Professional Master's Practicum Student

Mike Stroh MA
Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) – expected Winter 2021

FEE$120 per 55 Minutes
NEW CLIENTS:  YES. Accepting New Clients
LOCATION:   Virtual Only (Online Video Sessions)

Mike Stroh MA completed his Master’s in the Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University.  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.

Chris Pankewich | Practicum Therapist

Chris Pankewich MA (Cand.)
Master’s (Candidate) Practicum Therapist

FEE$70 per 55 Minutes
NEW CLIENTS:  YES. Accepting New Clients
LOCATION:   Virtual Only (Online Video Sessions)

Chris Pankewich is a current practicum student and on track to complete his Masters in Counselling Psychology in August 2021 (Yorkville University). Chris found that personal therapy in combination with a dedicated yoga practice helped him shift away from experiencing periods of depression and anxiety that were taking a toll on the quality of his life experience.

Chris focuses on working with clients by examining how the stories we tell ourselves about our identity and our circumstances play a significant role in shaping our daily experience. This can be most evident in examining our closest relationships, patterns of compulsive behaviour and seeking fulfillment in our professional identity. Chris firmly believes that each client is the expert of his own life and that his role is to support therapeutic exploration and growth.

By incorporating elements of Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and humour, Chris believes each client can find a clear path forward, supported by these evidence-based practices.  He is currently the Research & Knowledge Lead for the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health and a Part-Time Faculty Member at Humber College. He is married and hopeful to start a family of his own in the near future.


COUPLES THERAPIST

Haley Blumenfeld MSW, RSW | Couples Therapist | Men Therapy Toronto

Haley Blumenfeld MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker / Couples Therapist 

FEE$175 per 55 Minutes
NEW CLIENTS:  YES. Accepting New Clients
LOCATION:   Virtual Only (Online Video Sessions)

Haley Blumenfeld MSW, RSW provides therapy to couples experiencing diverse challenges such as symptoms related to a mental health concern, low self-esteem, infidelity, and betrayal.

My therapeutic process recognizes the client’s as the expert of their experience and is founded on respect for each individual’s pace. I offer a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive approach that is individualized to each couples unique goals and strengths. My approach to therapy integrates techniques from several evidence-based models: Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, and Interpersonal Therapy.

My process aims to support couples in recovering from painful relationship ruptures and reducing distressing emotional symptoms by developing coping strategies and empowering them to foster change. I appreciate that the therapy journey is a courageous undertaking and aim to create a space that is warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative so that each couple feels safe to engage in healing and self-exploration.


CLINICAL SUPERVISION TEAM

Gary Duim - Clinical Supervisor - Men Therapy Toronto

Gary Duim M. Ed., Registered Social Worker
Clinical Supervisor

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.