About Us
Welcome to Winds of Change Counselling

It can be hard to make changes in your life, especially in today's busy and fast-paced world where there is often little free time left for your personal needs and growth. Winds of Change Counselling can help you make life changes for a more satisfying and purposeful life. Our comfortable office is located on a beautiful heritage street within walking distance of the historic downtown Markham Village. In this professional office, you will receive the confidential and individual attention you require. In view of your own life situations and needs, you may choose from several helpful approaches. These include counselling, psychotherapy, psycho-educational programs, and RTM protocol for trauma and PTSD.

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Our Advantage
What makes Winds of Change unique?

Christine has many years of experience in counselling, therapeutic practice and consulting to create Winds of Change Counselling.

Through counselling, talk therapy she offers suggestions and advice to manage your particular situation. Psychotherapy can help you gain the insight you need to change the attitudes and behaviours that interfere with your life.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of this website for a more complete description of the different approaches offered by Winds of Change Counselling.

Our Values
The Winds of Change Commitment

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    To provide confidential and non-judgmental services
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    To help you feel understood and accepted
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    To help you gain perspective
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    To help you discover solutions
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    To provide support
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    To promote better relationships and understanding

The Therapist
More About Christine

Christine Sternat MA, RP, (Cert) OAMHP is a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and a compassionate professional whose work with individuals, couples and families is collaborative. She is an experienced therapist and a certified member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). Christine is also a Certified Practitioner of the Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories™ Protocol. Christine's experience as a therapist includes work in private practice and a community mental health agency, as well as in school settings to deal with behavioural problems and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Currently, she works with clients with a variety of issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, communication or relationship problems, parenting concerns, family conflict, and mid-life and career transitions. Christine is committed to improving lives and providing a supportive, encouraging and confidential environment for individuals, couples and families to address their personal difficulties. Her gentle guidance, support and encouragement help clients make the changes they want in their lives, relationships or careers. She also counsels clients through Employee Assistance programs. Christine received her Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She has additional certification in Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories™ Protocol, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming(NLP) and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI). She believes that childrens early and emotional experiences affect their future potential and growth. Christine offers group and individual anxiety prevention programs and is certified to facilitate the Friends for Life program, an evidence-based program for children. Formerly an Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) Montessori teacher who owned and operated a private Montessori School in the Markham and Unionville area, Christine has held numerous parent education workshops.

What we offer
Services at Winds of Change

Registered Psychotherapist, Christine Sternat assists individuals, couples and families.

Christine's therapy orientation is Adlerian, a philosophy that emphasizes hope, optimism, growth, and resilience. She also incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Art.

Key areas of Christine's practice:

Contact Us

For an appointment or information, call: 905-471-1829

If busy, leave us a confidential message and we'll get back to you soon.

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

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