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Stephanie completed a doctoral degree in 2004 from University of Guelph in Family Relations and Human Development. Her area of research is family conflict and its impact on intergenerational relations. She began her career teaching in the Sociology Department of University of Western Ontario. In 2008 Stephanie founded Kith & Kin Counseling Services and Parenting Coordination in Etobicoke.

Stephanie is Registered Psychotherapist, a Clinical Agent of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer conducting Section 112 assessments as well as Section 30 assessments. She is a Qualified Arbitrator and Certified Specialist in Parenting Coordination. She is a Family Specialist in Collaborative Law cases. Stephanie is a member of two professional development and peer support groups as well as an active member of a book club with emphasis on remaining current with professional publications. She is also publishing a series of books that she wrote and illustrated for children that address complex issues like the breakdown of a relationship and death.