About Stacey

Psychotherapist Stacey Kirkpatrick’s life hasn’t been a bed of roses; however, her journey is proof that healing is possible, and that life can be what you make it — even after being raised by a mother who struggled emotionally and physically after an abusive marriage and being sexually abused by her grandfather and mom’s boyfriends.

Stacey is a co-author in the International #1 Best Seller, Women Who Impact and now, in Milk and Cookies: An Intimate Story About Rising Above the Trauma of Sexual Abuse brings you the story of her childhood where the experience of sexual abuse and trauma were as commonplace as milk and cookies.

Milk & Cookies Book

In her private practice, Stacey spends her days with clients who struggle with the effects of abuse. She also volunteers as Chair of the Board for Voice Found, a charitable organization that works to prevent childhood sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking.

Additionally, Stacey has trained with Jack Canfield at several week-long seminars, where she studied the science of motivation and success, further adding to her motivational and coaching skills. Stacey became a Certified Coach Practitioner and coaches various clients, including executives trying to manage challenging portfolios and large numbers of employees, while maintaining a healthy life balance and small business owners just starting out, trying to navigate through their fears of failure.

To finish a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, Stacey completed her practicum placement in a community resource centre, specializing in Violence Against Women (VAW) issues. She also trained to facilitate women’s support groups at the centre and has certified in conflict resolution, danger assessment, Indigenous Cultural Safety, and suicide intervention.

Stacey has volunteered as a peer supporter for women leaving abusive relationships and provided peer support training for new volunteers. She has provided supervision for a Supervised Access Program and worked with the Discovery University program offered through The Ottawa Mission, providing non-credit university-level courses to low-income participants at no cost.

Stacey Kirkpatrick
Stacey lives in Ottawa, Canada, with her husband and is the mother to four children, ages 15-29. Her passion is for helping people live a more fulfilled life, and she does extensive work to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Stacey loves to write in her downtime and is an avid reader. (For more about Stacey’s professional credentials, click below.)