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Adults, Teens & Children 12+

*Daytime, Evening & Saturdays available 

Jessica Smith

Registered Psychotherapist

M.A. Counselling Psychology, B.A.(Hons) Psychology
Graduate Certificate, Concurrent Disorders

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with16 years experience in the mental health field, nine of which I have been practising as a masters-level psychotherapist.

 

Before coming to this clinic I worked in a non-profit setting supporting teens, children and adults with a variety of issues. I also worked with adult students to address trauma, grief, relationships and matters of identity. My thesis focussed on body-image and weight-control beliefs.

You may feel as though life is not going the way you expected, or that your relationships and the patterns in your life just aren't adding up. You may be ready for change but muddled about how to start.

 

If you are ready to look inward what I offer is a supportive, judgement-free space where we can work together to name your goals and figure out how to make them happen. I work in different ways based on what I learn about you and what you are hoping to do in your life.

 

I am known for being informal and easy to connect with. When it fits I can also bring a sense of spirituality to my work (secular, not religious).

I completed my graduate studies at Western University and my undergraduate studies at McMaster University. My graduate practicum was completed at Kings College University at Western supporting university students. And my undergraduate practicum was completed at Chedoke Hospital providing group therapy to families in the context of child anger.

 

I have since completed trainings in Trauma Therapy, Play Therapy, Attachment Trauma, IFS, Gender & Sexual Diversity, Borderline Personality Disorder, Grief Therapy, Walk-and-Talk Therapy and more. 

If you are ready to get started I am all in. Let's connect!
 

Subjects:

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Self Esteem, Body Image, Self-Harm, Relationships, Domestic Violence, Stress, Emotion Management, Life Transitions, Self-Identity

Types of Therapy:

Trauma-Informed, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT)

Beyond my Work:

I was a competitive dancer growing up, and have taught classes for kids and adults. I still take dance classes myself today! Tap is my favourite because it challenges my memory and coordination skills, but I also love lyrical/contemporary for the connection to the music it offers. I enjoy baking cookies (sharing and eating them!), going for walks and reading a good mystery novel! 

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