Children & Adolescence Therapy
Jennifer specializes in children and adolescence by using play therapy and creative activities to establish a safe and welcoming environment. Jennifer has experience running teen groups which discuss the issues of eating disorders, self-harm, anxiety, bullying, peer issues, family issues and personal empowerment.
Jennifer uses an eclectic approach to counselling. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Counselling (CBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).Often talking about our issues to a trusting, non-judgemental person who is not our family member or friend can really help us. It is cathartic to let out our emotions that perhaps others do not understand or you may not feel comfortable saying out loud. Individuals seek counselling when they are under work stress, family issues, self-esteem issues, experience depression and anxiety. Jennifer helps individuals find their path and guide them to self discovery through therapeutic techniques. Counselling is not a quick fix. It is an organic process that takes time and patience but can provide long lasting improvements in one’s life.
Couples Therapy/Marriage Therapy
Often couples who deeply care about each experience a breakdown in their relationship because of work stress, personal relationships, family issues, financial issues and loss of effective communication. Making the decision to go to counselling can often be hard because most couples see it as the last resort. Counselling can help couples discover better communication styles, discover the real issues and provide goal planning.
Motor Vehicle Accident Assessments
Being in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) often brings out a lot of mental emotions which can have a powerful effect on your life. After a traumatic event such as a car accident, you may experience post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, a loss of sense of self, lowered quality of life and financial issues. Jennifer is trained to provide comprehensive assessments which indicate the effects to an individual’s overall functioning following a car accident. After completing assessments, Jennifer can recommend treatment of psychotherapy. Motor vehicle accident assessments are administered under the clinical supervision of Dr. Jon Mills who is a registered Psychologist.