Jennifer is a Registered Psychotherapist who completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She cherishes and has gained valuable clinical skills working with children, teens, adults, and families in a variety of settings for more than 20 years. She is trained in walk in, brief and ongoing therapy and integrates elements from a variety of therapeutic interventions such as solution focused, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral to tailor a therapy specifically to clients. Jennifer draws on children’s most natural skills by incorporating play, games, and art into her sessions to help restore the well-being of children and families.
Jennifer prides herself on being down to earth which she believes helps her to build warm rapports with children and families and allows her to get to the roots of problems. She is able to draw from personal and professional experiences when working with children, youth and families to help them thrive. Jennifer brings a specialized knowledge and strong interest to Canoe Therapy in working with ADHD, learning difficulties, relationships and divorce, blended families, parenting, behavioural challenges, low self-esteem, and anxiety reduction.
She strives to provide a kind, supportive, and empathetic environment in which her clients feel heard and empowered to work towards their next step of achieving a happier self. Together with families, Jennifer works to identify client strengths to help them find solutions and develop the strategies to help achieve increased health and overall well-being. Working collaboratively with families, Jennifer helps clients bridge the gap from a place of distress to a place of positive change.
On a personal level, Jennifer is a proud mother of two teenagers. When not engaged in her most rewarding and insightful role as a parent she can be found gardening, reading, cooking, or hiking.