Jenna is here to support young adults, couples, and families from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. She can support you to deal with stress management, life transitions, and personal development. Jenna understands that life can bring many challenges: she’ll help you develop strategies to work through life’s hurdles in a client-centred space. Jenna is here to help you identify stressors, develop communication and boundary-setting skills, and help you gain inner peace.
Jenna has several years of experience supporting families who have children with medical complexities and unique needs. She obtained a minor in disability studies alongside her social work degree at Carleton University. Jenna values diversity and inclusion and works hard to draw out your exceptional strengths. She has supported people facing grief and loss and caregivers who have loved ones with dementia. Jenna especially enjoys supporting new parents through the postpartum period. She can mentor caregivers about positive parenting techniques and help families develop healthy relationships through effective communication.
Jenna works with you to build a trusting therapeutic relationship. Her warm and empathetic demeanour encourages you to tell your story. She also brings a holistic, spiritual, and culturally sensitive approach to therapy in an anti-oppressive space. Jenna uses a mix of strength-based therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Jenna uses psychoeducation to help you build a coping toolbox and move toward personal growth and change.
Jenna brings her true self to therapy. She thoughtfully draws on her own challenges of being in a biracial relationship and creating a culturally affirming environment for her children of Caribbean and Indigenous descent. In her spare time, Jenna enjoys dog grooming her champion-sired Biro and Biewer Yorkshire Terriers. She prioritizes mental wellness through journalling, restorative yoga, guided meditation, and playfully spending time with her family and pets.
Master in Social Work, Carleton University (2020)
Bachelor of Social Work, Carleton University (2018)
Social Service Worker, Algonquin College (2010)
Overview of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Lifeworks)
Motivational Interviewing (Lifeworks)
Teaching English as a Second Language (International Open Academy)
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (Community Living)
Gentle Persuasive Approach (Miramachi Lodge)
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers