Vikki Stark, M.S.W. is the Founder and Director of the Sedona Counselling Centre of Montreal. An individual, couple and family therapist for thirty years, she teaches therapists-in-training at the Argyle Institute and is a supervisor accredited by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Stark, a native New Yorker, began her career working as a social worker in Harlem. In 1985, she moved to Montreal and opened her private practice. Over the past decades, she has devoted herself to public education, regularly speaking at schools and community groups, and has been a familiar face on Montreal television, contributing her views as a guest expert.
Stark's most recent book, Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife's Guide to Recovery and Renewal, is based both on her own experience as well as on the Sudden Wife Abandonment Project in which she interviewed over 400 women worldwide who were left out-of-the-blue from what they believed to be happy marriages.
Her first book, My Sister, My Self: The Surprising Ways that Being an Older, Middle, Younger or Twin Shaped Your Life, was based on a study Stark conducted in which she interviewed 400 women, teens and girls about their sister relationships. The book explores how a woman's place in the sister hierarchy makes an indelible mark on a woman's identity, one that affects her in every aspect of her life.
We've all been there, but when it happens to us, we feel so alone. Shlepping Through Heartbreak chronicles the ups and downs of recovering from a break-up, be it a thirty year marriage or a thirty day infatuation. Both can hurt but with the support of friends and family and a few kinds words, we can make it through the day till time and resourcefulness help us heal. Hopefully, the words of wisdom and experience expressed in this blog will also serve to sooth the pain.