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, adolescents, adults and their families. Stacey is passionate about supporting families during difficult transitions and helping them to work through challenging family dynamics. In addition to seeing those clients in her office, Stacey also works with them in their homes and schools.

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. Stacey is a trained mediator and Voice of the Child report provider. Stacey has additional training in couples therapy, divorce and separation, trauma focussed therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Stacey implements an integrative and person-centered approach to therapy. Each client is treated as an individual with his/her own experiences, perspectives and needs.

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

Todd Hartley

Todd is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers. He completed a Master of Social Work at Wayne State University specializing in interpersonal practice and psychotherapy. Todd also holds a Master of Arts from the University of Ottawa. Todd completed his training at an outpatient community mental health clinic where he received training in psychodynamic psychotherapy and trauma informed psychotherapy working with adolescents and families. Additionally, he has completed training on a behavioural health team providing brief, solution-focused therapy.

Todd has been involved in community development work at the local and international level for over ten years, has worked as a lecturer, and has published and presented his research at numerous academic conferences. He has provided therapy for adolescent and adult populations, developed and led parenting programs, and has worked with a range of clients from diverse backgrounds. Todd is experienced in different therapeutic modalities and seeks to align his approach with the needs and goals of each client. In addition, Todd speaks Spanish.

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.

Liz Millican

A registered psychotherapist who has experience working with children, adults, and couples. Liz has a Masters of Divinity in Clinical Counseling from Tyndale University. Liz’s Tyndale training focused on the importance of integrating a client’s faith and culture into the therapy experience. A client’s beliefs and values play an important role in supporting clients in a way that is authentic to them.

Liz has a passion for helping people turn large goals into small manageable steps. Whether your concern is big or small Liz helps clients explore practical steps they can take to overcome challenges that have been preventing them from pursuing or clarifying their goals. Liz uses an integrated client-centered approach to therapy using techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-focused therapy (EFT), Narrative therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).

Liz has a passion for helping clients find successful approaches for navigating interpersonal conflict. She has specialized training in helping high conflict couples divorce amicably and has experience helping many individuals navigate a variety of difficult interpersonal circumstances. Liz has experience providing both short-term and long-term support.

Liz Millican
Avni Jain

Avni Jain

Avni is a Registered Psychotherapist, in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. Avni completed a master’s degree in Education Counselling from the University of Ottawa and has undergone courses and training In Psychodynamic/Relational Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused therapy for couples and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma.

Avni works with the diverse needs of our community, committed to creating a safe and collaborative environment to support your goals for therapy. Avni’s approach is strengths based, relational and driven by meaningful connection. She supports individuals, couples and families move through difficult situations and life transitions; offering you the space and opportunity to explore yourself, your past, in efforts to develop new skills and insights. Avni empowers you to face present and future challenges with greater awareness.