Ms. Stoner earned a Specialized Honours BA degree in Psychology at York University in 2007. Her graduate education at Brock University was in the area of Lifespan Development, where she completed the MA degree in 2012, and the Doctoral degree in October 2017. As part of her degree requirements, Ms. Stoner completed a community apprenticeship with Dr. Michelle Lohnes in Beamsville. Her specific area of research for her dissertation focused on antisocial behavior in adolescence, authoritative parenting, and adolescent temperament, including emotional reactivity and self-regulation.
Under the supervision of Dr. Lohnes, Ms. Stoner conducts psychological assessments for students in the primary grades through postsecondary education, and she leads group therapy sessions for children experiencing anxiety. She provides individual counselling for children, adolescents, and adults with a range of reasons for referral. Depending on the particular needs of the client, her counselling style borrows elements from cognitive-behavioral and person-centered modalities, with an appreciation for family systems and attachment theories.
For many years, Ms. Stoner has felt a strong passion toward helping children and young teens, and this is reflected in her community involvement where she serves at her local church.