Psychotherapy

 

Jennifer provides individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy. In all approaches, you, the client(s), will be working through your struggles while gaining a better understanding of yourself. The process is meant to help you reflect on and improve your thought processes, emotional reactions and behaviours. In relationships, the dynamic cycle between members is determined and all parties are supported through a change process. Some may ask what the difference is between Psychotherapy & Counselling - Psychotherapy tends to be longer term and treatment focussed, while counselling can be shorter term and is support based.

Jennifer is highly skilled with a variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches.  These include, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga Philosophy and Somatic Experiencing Psychotherapy and more.  She will meet with you to evaluate what will be the best therapeutic approach and to determine the expected duration of treatment.

Jennifer has specialized training working with 

  1. individuals experiencing the range of mental illnesses, specifically depression, anxiety, biploar, addictions and personality disorders 

  2.  individuals struggling with eating disorders

  3. individuals experiencing trauma, sexual or physical

  4. couples trying to reconcile their marriage 

    Part of the psychotherapeutic process can include Jennifer working closely with your treatment team e.g. your family physician and/or psychiatrist. Well rounded and coordinated care can be a helpful component in you moving forward.

 

You will benefit from working with Jennifer if you are:

  1. feeling isolated, lonely, depressed or anxious

  2. having difficulty managing the intensity of your emotions

  3. dealing with an eating disorder or are struggling with your eating habits

  4. suffering with compulsive behaviourssuch as drug, alcohol or gambling addiction

  5. experiencing anger and hostility that you are not managing well

  6. concerned about your child’s changing behaviours and adjustment

  7. struggling with your family’s conflicted communication

  8. struggling with marital dissatisfaction, separation or divorce

  9. experiencing Post Traumatic Stress

  10. experiencing Post-Partum Depression

  11. experiencing personal issues that affect your work life

  12. have experienced early childhood trauma,

  13. or, adult sexual, physical or emotional abuse

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