Doug Stringer is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO # 1816). He holds an M.A. (Pastoral Studies) from St-Paul University, where he is currently pursuing a post-graduate certificate in couple and family therapy. He also holds a certificate in bereavement education from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Prior to that, Doug obtained his Doctor of Ministry degree from the Associated Canadian Theological Schools at Trinity Western.
Over the past 30 years, Doug has served in many roles, including that of youth pastor, campus ministry, senior pastor, addictions counsellor, and psychotherapist within a congregational setting. He has continued to upgrade his skills through additional training in crisis and trauma issues, addictions, and attention deficit disorder.
Doug joined ACTS in 2015, bringing his extensive counselling experience to serve individuals and couples. Doug works from an attachment perspective, and uses primarily emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) in his work with couples, but also uses motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), and family-of-origin (f-o-o) based therapies in his work with individuals.
Doug’s supervising psychologist is Dr. Martin Rovers, PhD, (College of Psychologists of Ontario registration #3251).
On a Personal Note
I come to the psychotherapy profession with a conviction that we, as humans, have both an inherent need and a tremendous capacity for healthy connection with others. Also, it is in this realm of human relationships that much difficulty can arise. These difficulties can surface in any number of ways. It is my passion to integrate solid theoretical practices with authentic Biblical principles in order to help people to resolve life’s difficulties and find health and wholeness. When I am not in the office, I enjoy sports. I like watching most sports, and also enjoy playing golf and hockey. I also enjoy spending time with my wife, going for bike rides or for long walks on the beach.