I have worked in the mental health system as a counsellor for 25 years and though the ride has sometimes been bumpy due to government changes, I have always enjoyed my work. I especially like working directly with people who are wanting to address what works and what doesn't and helping people optimize their lives.

Outside of work I enjoy art as both a viewer and an artist. I have been a working artist longer than I have been a therapist. It is the main reason I believe in the creative process. Examples of my daily art practice can be found on Instagram #stochfilm. 


As a registered member in good standing with the Canadian Art Therapy Association, I am committed to continuing professional development and attend various conferences. I also regularly meet with a peer consultation group.

My therapeutic approach is tailored to the individual in a collaborative way. This is informed by my familiarity with evidence based models such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Approach and Trauma-Informed Approach. I also use Art Therapy, Jungian Psychology and Mindfulness in my practice. These approaches can be used to address issues such as depression, anxiety, motivation, substance use, relationship difficulties, to name just a few.

Most importantly, as your therapist, you can expect respect, mindfulness, a caring therapeutic relationship and authenticity.

I can be contacted by phone, text or email if you would like to make an appointment. Because I am in and out of sessions throughout the day please leave me your name, time you called and your best contact method and I will answer your request within 48 hours. Thanks.


Jerry Stochansky

New Westminster, BC



I acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional unceded homelands of the Katzie, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ), Qayqayt, Kwantlen and Stz'uminus Nations

updated by Jerry Stochansky Studio February 2021