Reaching out for help can be daunting – it takes a lot of courage, and I’m happy that you’re here. Whether you are struggling with current stressors or ongoing trauma, I will be here to walk beside you in your journey through these challenging times. As someone with lived experience with mental health challenges, sudden losses, and various traumas – I understand how quickly life can begin to feel overwhelming. The processing skills and coping strategies that you’ve been using may not be as effective anymore, it may be difficult to slow your thoughts down enough to see the challenge clearly.
Together, we can work towards identifying and deconstructing the challenge that you may be facing. I firmly believe that the foundation of change is human connection – let’s work together to support you in becoming your ideal self. My practice is rooted in the belief that individuals are strong and capable – but sometimes life challenges are too big for us to deal with by ourselves, which is why I’m here to help.
Utilizing various therapeutic modalities depending on your unique experiences, we will collaborate to identify and work towards achievement of your expressed goals and needs.
The foundation of my practice is in a holistic, trauma-informed, strengths based approach – focusing on meeting each individual where they are at in their journey. I strive to create a warm, safe, welcoming environment to support an authentic connection.
Jessica is a Registered Social Worker currently attending the University of Windsor in the Master’s of Social Work Program. Jessica has employment experience in a variety of roles providing direct service to individuals experiencing mental health and substance use challenges throughout the past six years. She has experience providing clinical counseling through the Canadian Mental Health Association. Jessica also has experience providing crisis intervention and assessment in hospital emergency department settings. She has worked with survivors of intimate partner violence, providing counseling and system navigation support to women and families.
Client Focus: Individuals ages 18+
Types of therapy: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Issues: Mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, attachment trauma, perinatal mental health, grief and loss
More than just my work:
Staying active is one of my favourite ways to support my own mental wellness. Weightlifting has been a passion of mine for almost a decade. In my early twenties, I even participated in a bodybuilding competition!