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Clinical Expertise

Stone has a Master's degree in Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a Registered Psychotherapist under the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). He received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo. Stone works full-time at Empire Psychological Corporation in Hamilton, Ontario. Stone has 1500+ hours of clinical experience working with individuals and couples.

Stone is a Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapist trained by the Integrative Psychiatry Institute (US). Psychedelics-assisted therapy (e.g., psilocybin mushroom, LSD, MDMA, Ketamine) are game-changers in treating depression, addiction, PTSD (Trauma), couple therapy, creative problem-solving, and self-exploration. He offers psychedelic integration sessions and trip guide. For more info on psychedelic services, click here

He specializes in ADHD, depression/anxiety, PTSD, childhood trauma, self-esteem, people-pleasing, emotional awareness, emotional regulation, attachment theory (dynamic maturational model), relationship/family conflicts, parenting difficulties, productivity and life organization, psychedelic integration, mindfulness, transpersonal psycology, and spiritual emergence.


He also has clinical experience with a wide range of other mental health issues like bipolar disorder, borderline personality, porn and sexual addiction, substance addiction, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, learning disabilities, grief and loss, etc. 

 

If you have issues with inattention, distraction, hyperfocus, impulsivity, procrastination, you might have ADHD. With my own lived experience with ADHD, having struggled both academically and in my relationship, I provide effective and research-based ADHD coaching to individuals and couples. 

Stone integrates Internal Family System to help individuals access deeper levels of their consciousness to understand their conflicting/ambivalent thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.

He also specializes in couple therapy using the Emotionally Focused Therapy approach. EFT is one of the best approach for couple communication and intimate connection. He helps couples explore their deeper, more vulnerable feelings, and learn how to share them and validate each other's deeper feelings. EFT also has a highly effective apporach to repair attachment injury like affair, betrayal, and other trust issues. He also draws tools and exercises from the highly practical Gottman approach. Additionally Stone has been trained in Sex Therapy to help couples with sex issues.

Personal background

I started out my career in Engineering. Struggling to find meaning in it, I was burnt out and unsatisfied while dealing with difficult Asian parents who argue 8 days a week and expect you to be a doctor.

That’s when I switched to Psychology, and I had 3 motivations: to help with my parents’ struggles, to figure out my self, and to build a healthy relationship.

The results? I learned to radically accept my parents on the first one (aka “letting go”), but I did accomplish the other two. Through my own ongoing inner work, I’ve learned to love myself, face my difficult emotions, and find profound meaning in this life.

Part of my healing is due to my profound, emotional experiences with psilocybin mushrooms, and I continue to use psychedelics as a tool for self-improvement. 

I love reading! I consume about 40 books a year to expand my knowledge. I also enjoy badminton, swimming, and playing Switch with a beer.

I grew up in Shanghai, China and immigrated with my family when I was 17. I now live in Hamilton with my wife and our baby boy. 

Continuing Education

·      Attachment, Neurodevelopment and Psychopathology, Dr. Crittenden, 30 hours  

·      Psychedelic-assisted therapy (July 2021 - May 2022), Integrative Psychiatry Institute, 150 hours 

·      Attachment Injury Resolution Model

·      Sex Therapy, University of Guelph, 36 hours 

·      Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy - Core Skills 1-4, 70 hours 

·      Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, 36 hours 

·      Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Level I, 36 hours 

·      Vipassana: Body Scan Mindfulness Meditation, 10 Day Retreat

·      Mindfulness-based Therapy

·      Spiritually-Integrated Therapy 

·      Family Therapy 

·      Psychoanalysis/Psychodynamics

·      Dialectical Behavioural Therapy 

·      Addiction: Shame, Co-dependency & Attachment 

·      Assessment 

·      Professional Studies & Ethics 

·      Practicum (Counselling Skills, theories, case studies) 

·      Suicide Prevention

·      Embodiment, Healthy Shame and the Corona Virus

Clinical Experience

Adult:750+ hours 

Couple and Family: 650 + hours 

Group:90+ hours 

Total:1500+ hours 

Ongoing supervision:150+ hours 

(includes AAMFT supervisor; clinical psychologist)

Ongoing personal therapy:50+ hours 

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