Jodie supports individuals who want to explore their identity, are experiencing challenges with body image, are ready to heal from traumatic life experiences, or feel they need support moving through difficult transitions. Her goal is to guide you in rediscovering joy and uncovering your unique strengths. Through collaborative (and creative!) efforts, Jodie works with you to enhance your comfort in expressing your true self. Together, you'll build up your confidence, discover new insights into your lived experiences, connect to your purpose, and create a therapy plan that fits your unique needs.
Jodie is a compassionate and innovative art therapist who distinguishes herself through a therapeutic approach rooted in creative wellness. Creative wellness involves harnessing the power of expressive outlets such as art, journaling, body movement, meditation, breath work, (and other outlets) to promote emotional and mental well-being. In Jodie's sessions, you'll find self-discovery through artistic expression, transforming your thoughts and feelings into tangible therapy plans and coping skills. She is honoured to walk alongside you and believes you're the expert of your lived experience. Jodie believes the key to change is creating safety and care within the therapeutic relationship, and she will prioritize this in each session.
Outside of sessions, Jodie can be found weaving, creating artwork, cuddling with her fur baby, forest bathing, or reading in a coffee shop. Jodie describes herself as an extroverted introvert who likes to meet new people. She loves impromptu dance parties in the kitchen, surprisingly, Karaoke! She is a lifelong learner and enjoys exploring new places.
Bachelor of Social Work, University of Manitoba (2005)
In Progress: Master of Social Work, University of Manitoba (2024)
Sexuality Affirming Service Provider Workshop, (Diversity Essentials 2023)
Red Threads Tell Us Project Playback, Social Work Faculty, (University of Manitoba 2019)
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion of Sexual and Gender Diverse Individuals & Families, (Dr. Reece Malone & Rainbow Resource Centre, 2018)
Love & Violence: Broadening Our Lens of Abuse in the Intimate Relalationships (Klinic Community Health 2017)
Becoming Trauma Informed (Klinic Community Health 2017)
Vicarious Trauma (Klinic Community Health 2017)
ASIST (Klinic Community Health 2017)
Mental Health First Aid, Student Counselling Services (University of Manitoba 2017) Dr. David Ness, Director of Student Counselling Services (University of Manitoba)
Attachment Training Level 2 (Aulneau Renewal Centre 2012)
Attachment Training Level 1 (Aulneau Renewal Centre 2011)