Jessica helps highly anxious teens and young adults identify patterns of overthinking. Her goal is to help them confidently express their thoughts and opinions while overcoming cycles of avoidance. Jessica is also passionate about supporting individuals who face challenges in their relationships, whether it’s with partners, family members, or friends. By providing personalized support and guidance, Jessica empowers her clients to take charge of their lives and achieve their goals, both in and outside of therapy.
While in session with Jessica, you can expect a compassionate and collaborative environment. Jessica understands that no one knows you better than you know yourself and is always happy to restructure sessions to ensure your therapy journey is meeting your needs. Jessica’s approach to session is to engage in an open conversation that is solution-focused and motivating. Jessica is a lifelong learner and stays up-to-date with best practices through continuing education.
When she’s not in the therapy [zoom] room, Jessica likes to recharge by diving into a good book or challenging herself with a puzzle. She is mindful of the small things in life that can spark joy, and for her, this includes: being a plant mama, enjoying that first sip of coffee and spending time with her dog. Jessica is always open to an adventure and trying new things, so if you have a go-to recipe, campground suggestion or favourite travel destination, she wants to hear about it!
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)
Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD (Cognitive Behavior Institute)
Ontario Association of Social Workers
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
Nova Scotia College of Social Workers
British Columbia College of Social Workers