Originally from New York City, Vikki Stark moved to Montreal in 1985. She is the co-founder of The Montreal Family Centre, a counseling centre located in downtown Montreal. In addition to her work as a family therapist, she teaches and supervises therapists-in-training at the Argyle Institute. In 1995, Stark was a guest expert on a week-long series about parenting on the CBC television news programme Newswatch and, since then, she has often appeared on television and radio. She had a regular bi-weekly column called Stark Realities on Newswatch for close to two years. Since 2001, she has been the resident family therapist on Global Television’s morning news show, This Morning Live.