about us

at Family Therapy Toronto, you come first…

We see ourselves as an equal partner in your journey to get the insights you seek and to start enjoying a happier life. We believe that working hand-in-hand together is the best way to bring about the solid, steady progress you’re eager to make.

Things we think you’ll like about our psychotherapy practice include…

Highly personalized approach to therapy.

Highly personalized approach to therapy.
Your situation and needs are unique. We don’t try to shoehorn you into a standardized package of care. No “one-size-fits-all” list of services, modalities, and processes here.

A safe place to open up and talk freely.

You’ll genuinely enjoy coming to our cozy office. Its richly hued hardwood floors, graceful exposed-brick interior walls, and soothing décor radiate an inviting warmth that puts your mind at ease and encourages you to discuss that which troubles you.

we help you gain valuable life skills

Our therapy approach focuses in large part on equipping you to improve the quality of your interactions with people and the world around you. The healthier those interactions, the greater the emotional health benefits you stand to gain from them.

By the end of each therapy session, we hope to add to your toolkit at least one new mental-health skill that you can begin using immediately, whether in your interactions with those you love, with your friends, your co-workers, or others in your community.

stay in touch between sessions

We invite you to send us text messages or emails at any time between your scheduled sessions to let us know how you’re doing or if you have questions about things we discussed and discovered in a previous visit. Click here to see our contact information.

your privacy is protected

The things we talk about during each session are held in strictest confidence. And although we usually jot down just a few key points on a notepad as we converse, no one else will see them (but, if for any reason during your session you want us to put away the pen, we will).

booking a session with us is easy

You can make an appointment for a session with us by using our convenient scheduler.

about your therapists

Stacey Brion

Stacey Brion

A Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, Stacey Brion specializes in working with children and adolescents, as well as their parents, siblings, and other family members. In addition to seeing those clients in her office, Stacey also works with them in their homes and schools.

An avid traveler, Stacey’s roots are here in Toronto where she now is raising two young children.

Stacey holds two master’s degrees. The first is in Developmental Psychology, which she obtained from the University of Toronto. The second, from Yorkville University, is in Counselling Psychology. She speaks English, French, and Spanish.

Maria Desmoctt

Maria Desmoctt was born and raised in Mexico City where she completed her first degree in Psychology. She immigrated to Canada 13 years ago and completed her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Maria now calls Toronto her home and it is where she has chosen to raise her two young children.

Maria is a Registered Psychotherapist in a good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and also with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Maria specializes in working with children, adolescents and their family, utilizing different approaches, such as Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed practices, Solution focused therapies (SFT) and Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), among others. Maria is a strong believer in the practice of Mindfulness and Yoga which she incorporates in her therapeutic practice and in her own daily life.

Maria Desmoctt nació y se crió en la Ciudad de México donde completó la carrera de Psicología. Maria emigró a Canadá hace 13 años y completo su Maestría en Counselling Psychology en la Universidad de Yorkville. Maria considera Toronto como su nuevo hogar donde ha escogido criar a sus 2 hijos.

Maria es una Psicoterapeuta registrada y se mantiene en buenos términos con el Colegio de Psicoterapeutas Registrados en Ontario (CRPO) y también con la Asociación Canadiense de Consejeria y Psicoterapia (CCPA). Maria se especializa en trabajo con niños, y adolescentes, así como con sus familias utilizando diferentes técnicas como atención plena, Prácticas informadas sobre el trauma, terapias centradas en soluciones (SFT) y terapia cognitivo-conductual (CBT), entre otras. María cree firmemente en la práctica de Mindfulness y Yoga, lo cual incorpora en su práctica terapéutica y en su propia vida diaria.

Stacey Brion
Stacey Brion

Jessica Storring

As a people person Jessica Storring knew from a young age that she wanted to pursue work in a field focused on helping others. She is a Registered Psychotherapist, in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from York University and in addition a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She has undergone courses and training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Attachment Focused Therapy, as well as in suicide prevention. She has worked with diverse populations in private practice, and has experience using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in collaboration with Psychodynamic approaches.

Jessica has expertise in a variety of areas, including (but not limited to): Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorder, Somatoform Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Interpersonal difficulties and Diagnostic assessment and treatment.