ABOUT Deborah Stewart Finestone, B.S.W., RSW, M.Ed.

In addition to extensive and ongoing training as a psychotherapist, Deborah brings her wisdom and skill from her own journey with its share of dark shadows, as well as numerous celebratory life cycle experiences. These include: having a life partner, parenting a son, worked in health care for 8 years as Director of Training and Development, having a successful Psychotherapy Practice for 22 years, surviving metastasized cancer, and teaching Kundalini Yoga.  She brings a warmth, a practical, down-to-earth perspective, along with a sense of humour, and a sure-footed faith that hope can bring magic and meaning and renewal…in the face of many dark clouds.

 …Always with an eye and ear to the ‘stuck’ places, to points of change and transformation, and problem-solving from a new view.

Deborah has worked for 22 years as a body-mind oriented psychotherapist, always building her knowledge and skill set so that her clients can benefit from new methodology and approaches, according to their needs and learning styles.  These include:

  • Bachelor of Social Work, honors program, and a Masters of Adult Education with a specialization in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Trained and is certified as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher.  Has developed a yoga program for Cancer Survivors, called Yoga for the Immune System; she teaches this program regularly
  • Magraw Method of Bodywork
  • Emotional Intelligence Certified
  • Imagery and Visualization Techniques that promote healing
  • Psychodrama Training
  • Training in dream work with Jungian Analyst, Marion Woodman
  • Trauma Trained and Certified:  EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reduction), TIR (Traumatic Incident Reduction), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) 
  • Trained and is certified as a Life Coach
  • Trained as a Career Coach
  • Trained as a Cancer Coach

    Deborah Stewart Finestone Office

    Deborah’s Office, St. Claire West, Toronto, Ontario