Jessica is an experienced counsellor supporting individuals, couples and families in addition to children and youth with difficulties at school, making friends and struggling with anxiety or mood difficulties. With a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and being a Canadian Certified Counsellor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, she is able to support complex mental health concerns such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and addictions support through Dialectical Behavioural Therapy in addition to many other standard therapy techniques. She also has direct experience working with both survivors and perpetrators of sexual, physical and psychological abuse. Jessica is not only able to support those wanting mental wellness supports directly but also aiding and supporting family members of those clients.
Jessica provides both informal and formal sessions depending on the needs of the client and their unique treatment plan. As the field of counselling and psychotherapy is constantly evolving, her approach to care is dynamic, multi-disciplinary, inter-faith and evidence-based by referring to the latest research in psychology, social work, social economics, physics and psychiatry to inform her clinical applications. This enables clients to receive the best, most well thought-out clinical care possible.
Despite possessing specialized knowledge in healing and recovery from mental health concerns and addictions issues, she believes the clients know what they need better than anyone; clients are the experts in their own life and life circumstances. Jessica therefore enters as a supportive guide with expert information in the areas of healthy relationships and mental wellness development and recovery; however, the client remains in control of the therapeutic rhythms. Working from a place of universal respect, loving compassion and humility she is able to help people identify their strengths, goals and take steps toward achieving them with discerning certainty.