“I believe in the ability for individual change and agency”
Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and a PhD in Community Health Sciences. She is a Registered Psychologist and has training in Hakomi, a mindfulness- centered somatic psychotherapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Treatment for Trauma. She is currently working on a her Sexual Health Certification through University of Alberta.
For 20 years, Jenn has worked with children with disability and mental health diagnoses and their families and can provide counseling and consultation privately and through Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) funding. Jenn also works with out- of -control sexual behavior/sex addiction, sexual health, relational trauma due to infidelity, childhood and developmental trauma, chronic pain and anxiety. She combines her experiences in dog rescue with her education to support individuals who are caring for, or have lost a pet. She has developed a special passion for working with individuals who are working in stressful, high pressure environments (e.g., academia, medical field) and are looking for coping tools to manage stress and burnout.
Beliefs and Values
Jennifer’s therapeutic work and clinical supervision are rooted in a strengths based and person-centered approach. She focuses on tapping into peoples’ capacity for change, and assists individuals to ‘re-author’ their life story. Jennifer approaches individuals from a holistic, non-judgmental standpoint, and aims to respect all beliefs and social differences.
Jennifer employs a multifaceted approach to best support the unique, individual needs of each client. She largely draws on psychoeducation, solution focused and brief therapy methods, and narrative techniques to develop functional goals and strategies with her clients. Drawing, journaling, inner child work, mindfulness and bibliotherapy are often used to help clients process their experiences.
Jenn provides clinical supervision; if you are a provisional psychologist looking for supervision, please email Jenn directly to determine fit and availability. In your email please include a resume (please be sure to include the schooling, dates of schooling, references, practicum placements and pertinent counseling/clinical or service provision work) and where you are in the CAP process. Please ensure that your interests are aligned with Jenn’s interests and competency.
November 2018 – please note, Serenity Now Wellness currently has no spots for practicum students. If you are interested in a provisional placement or interested in external supervision please email the above information to Jenn directly.