Jessica

Weeks

MSW RSW
She/Her
PRACTICE FULL
ON LEAVE

Jessica is here to support you with anxiety, grief and loss, and relationship challenges.

Jessica helps young adults manage stress and anxiety. No matter the cause, she will help you reduce anxiety and feel more present in life. She’ll help you navigate feelings of overwhelm, lack of motivation, and difficulty concentrating so that you can achieve your goals. Jessica will empower you with coping strategies to achieve balance and fulfillment in your life. 

Jessica also specializes in helping people navigate relationships, whether it’s with a romantic partner, family member, or friend. She can help you to communicate effectively and set boundaries. She’ll empower you to develop relationships that bring you joy and connection.

Jessica believes that every person experiences grief in their own way. She is here to compassionately help you navigate these challenging times. Whether you’re mourning a loved one, a life transition, or a lost opportunity, she can help you process those big feelings.

Jessica creates a caring, safe space for you to better understand your thoughts and feelings. Together, you’ll explore your inner strengths, identify your hopes and goals, and develop a plan to create positive change. Jessica is a lifelong learner. She stays current with best practices through continuing education and can tailor treatment to your unique needs. 

Right for you if:

You are a young adult looking for support in navigating life’s challenges and transitions.
You are experiencing anxiety and are wanting to learn new strategies to calm your brain and body.
You are wanting to strengthen your relationships, feel more connected and learn how to set boundaries with others.
You are looking for a relatable and warm therapist to work collaboratively with towards your preferred future.

More about

Jessica

Master of Social Work, Lakehead University (2018)

Bachelor of Social Work, Lakehead University (2017)

Bachelor of Applied Science, University of Guelph (2016)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Essentials (Association for Psychological Therapies)

Children’s Grief & Bereavement Certificate (Sick Kids Centre for Community Mental Health)

Fundamentals of Hospice Palliative Care (VON Durham)

Cognitive Behavioural Foundations (ADLER)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Living Works)

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Beginners (Psychwire)

Ontario Association of Social Workers

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Q&A

What does good mental health look like to you?
While good mental health looks different for each person, overall, I feel as though there are a few universal components that contribute to good mental health. These include: Living in accordance with your values, feeling connected to people who are supportive and bring you joy, finding healthy ways to express feelings and having hopes for the present and the future
What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
I try to take a proactive approach to my mental health thus, when challenges arise, I already have a solid foundation to draw upon. Three core-components that I incorporate into my routines to set myself up for success are: Following a nighttime sleep routine, going for walks with my dog and making time for myself to engage mindfully with my hobbies
What would you say to a friend struggling with a mental health issue?
Please reach out for support, whether it is from friends, family or professionals, there are people out there who care. Your feelings are valid. If you are struggling or needing support, no challenge is too small to bring to counseling.

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