Director of Sedona Counselling Centre of Montreal, Psychotherapist, Author, Divorce Recovery Expert
Topics of Expertise:
Children / Cohabitation, Committed Relationships & Marriage / Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce / Family Counseling, Therapy & Parenting Intervention / Gender & Sexuality / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood / Step-Families
Vikki Stark, MSW, psychotherapist, author and divorce recovery expert, is the director of the Sedona Counselling Centre of Montreal. She has an international private practice and writes a blog on Psychology Today Magazine called “Schlepping Through Heartbreak” which deals with all aspects of relationships.
The focus of her research and writing is diverse: 1) women’s divorce recovery following abandonment and 2) the development of touch aversion in women in long-term relationships.
Stark’s first book, “My Sister, My Self: The Surprising Ways that Being an Older, Middle, Younger or Twin Shaped Your Life” explores how a woman’s place in the sister hierarchy shapes her identity as an adult.
Her second book, “Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife’s Guide to Recovery and Renewal”, is based on a study of over 400 women worldwide who believed they were in happy marriages until their husbands suddenly left. Stark leads a worldwide community of women through her work on runaway husbands and conducts yearly divorce recovery retreats in Montreal, San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) and Sedona to help women heal following Wife Abandonment.
Her third book, “The Divorce Talk: How to Tell the Kids – A Parent’s Guide to Breaking the News without Breaking Their Hearts”, is based on interviews with over one hundred children who revealed what helped and hurt when they learned that their parents were separating. She edited “Planet Heartbreak: Abandoned Wives Tell Their Stories”, which is a compilation of stories written by wives from the Runaway Husbands community.