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KRISTEN DROZDA

Registered Psychotherapist, M.A., C.C.C., PMH-C, CYC

(416) 275-8029
Services available online

Hi I am Kristen, welcome to PACE Counselling.

I work with women who are just embarking on their parenting journey through to those experienced and working through different developmental stages with their kids. I have been working with children, teens and parents for 10+ years in a variety of different roles from parenting coaching, child and teen mental health and trauma, family conflict and strengthening relationships.


As a parent myself, I understand the complexities that come with all the different ages and the stressors that come along with trying to understand our kids and their behaviour. I want to help eliminate the guessing and overthinking, help you find your confidence and be the parent you want to be. I want to help you do all this while developing a healthy and long-lasting relationship with your child. As an individual, you often put yourself last and I am here to support you to foster positive mental health and feel your best.

I am here to be in your village!

 
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SABINE KUSSMANN

Registered Psychotherapist, M.A., PMH-C

Services available online

Hi, I'm Sabine!


I love my role as a therapist supporting parents who are experiencing life changes, relationship issues and personal challenges.  Over the past four years, I have been working with individuals who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, suicidal thoughts, occupational burnout and postpartum challenges. Before I became a therapist, I worked as a new parent support and mentor.  I get it, that parenting can feel challenging at times and trigger a roller-coaster of emotions. I want to empower you to recognize your strengths and help you overcome your personal challenges. Changes are always possible as you grow in your role as a unique individual and as a parent. I am here for you to support you in improving your relationship with yourself so that you can have a more authentic and fulfilling relationship with others. 

 
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ERICA MCDIARMID

Pre-liscenced Professional

Hi there, I’m Erica.


I have a lifelong passion for advocating for personal wellbeing and supporting others on their own personal journey through the peaks and valleys of life. After working in the mental health sector for nearly 10 years as a public health professional, I am now completing my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University to become a Psychotherapist and work directly with individuals as they navigate life’s challenges.

As a Clinical Intern, I work specifically with youth and young adults who are experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioural issues, and low self-esteem. Being a teen and young adult is hard: navigating internal and external expectations, changing relationships and situations, planning for the future, all under the microscope of social media

I want to help you see your own strengths and resiliency to overcome life’s challenges while providing you with tools and resources to take on anything that comes your way. I will cheer you on through your peaks and support you through the valleys. I will approach our therapeutic relationship, not as your GPS, but as a fellow traveller with a flashlight and a backpack full of equipment for the journey together. Everyone’s path is unique and I am here to support yours

 
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ERICA PREVILLE

Registered Social Service Worker
Clinical Intern

Hi! My name is Erica, and I’m so happy you’re here!


Throughout my years in practice, I’ve learned that asking for help is often quite challenging for the majority of us. Yet, you’re here! Congratulations - You’ve made the first step to becoming a more refined and well-adjusted version of you.
If you or your child are struggling to cope with life’s challenges, manage an anxiety or depressive disorder or are hoping to look within yourself to better understand how you think or behave, you’ve come to the right place! I have experience working with clients ranging from childhood to adulthood as well as extensive experience providing support and direction to parents in raising their children through an attachment-focused lens.


I am currently completing my Masters of Science in Psychotherapy at McMaster University after working in the public children’s mental health sector for six years (and counting!). I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness Based
Cognitive Therapy and am currently advancing my skills in Interpersonal Therapy.


My approach to providing psychotherapy tends to be more eclectic, where I utilize bits of different approaches I’m trained in to provide you with a more individualized experience. Most importantly, my approach focuses on the therapeutic relationship as a tool to helping you become the best version of you.


I look forward to meeting you!

 
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STEPHANIE HANSON

Pre-Licensed Professional

Services available online

Before practicing, I was privileged to work with at-risk children and youth, persons who live with disabilities and chronic illnesses, along with individuals with lived experiences of poverty, abuse, and domestic violence. Having lived in many parts of the world and worn various hats, such as researcher, teacher, and non-profit professional, I have witnessed how traumatic experiences can shape our lives as well as our incredible ability to heal through moments of hope, connection, and community.

My practice is guided by theories of attachment and development through a trauma-informed lens. I use a client-centered and relational approach when working with children, teens, adults, and families. I believe that healing can occur in environments that are emotionally safe, respectful, and predictable, with individuals who are empathetic and nurturing.

Curious to get a better understanding of my professional experience? Let’s chat!