Jora

Shacter

MSW RSW
she/her
PRACTICE FULL
ON LEAVE

Jora is here to support you with anxiety, ADHD, and substance use.

Jora works with career-minded people who struggle with excessive worry or self-doubt, but are driven to make a change. She creates a warm, collaborative space where you can discuss these issues and learn tools to cope better. She understands everyone is at a different place in their journey, and she’ll meet you where you’re at. 

Jora has worked extensively with people who struggle with anxiety — whether it's general anxiety, social anxiety, or panic attacks. She can help you better understand how self-esteem, unhelpful thought patterns, or imposter syndrome can get in the way of your goals and overall happiness. Jora also works with people with ADHD. She offers skills and support to manage symptoms such as distractibility, time management, and relationship concerns. Jora offers a calm space where you can discuss your ADHD and practice tools to become more productive and organized. 

Jora is passionate about supporting people who struggle with substance use, and has six years of experience in this field. She believes there is no one-size-fits-all approach to recovery. She’ll work with you to achieve your goals, whether they are harm reduction or abstinence-focused. Jora uses a non-judgmental approach to guide you towards recovery and help you stop the vicious cycles that bring guilt and shame.

Jora has diverse experience supporting people who face forms of oppression. She feels fortunate to have worked in community settings that uplift 2SLGBTQIA and BIPOC populations. She recognizes how oppression can affect your identity and mental health: she strives to be culturally responsive, and takes time to understand how oppression and societal factors have shaped your experiences.

Right for you if:

You are struggling with anxiety, panic, or stress management.
You have ADHD and want to learn how to manage this more effectively.
You, or a loved one, struggles with substance use and would like to reduce your usage or achieve sobriety.
You are experiencing low self-esteem, imposter syndrome and self-doubt.

More about

Jora

Master of Social Work, University of Toronto (2021)
Bachelor of Social Work, University of British Columbia (2018)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University (2016)

Motivational Interviewing Certificate (Centre for Addictions and Mental Health)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills Training – Part 1 & 2 (Wilfrid Laurier Continuing Education)
Narrative Therapy Foundations – 5 Day Workshop (Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy)
Emotionally-Focused Therapy Training (Toronto Psychology Centre)
SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Training (BC Crisis Centre)

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Q&A

What does good mental health look like to you?
My idea of good mental health involves a balanced psychological and emotional state when you feel secure, stable, and resilient .
How do you describe therapy?
Therapy is an opportunity to explore your current life challenges and to learn skills to cope better. Your therapist can support you by walking alongside you in your journey and offering guidance.
What would you say to a friend struggling with a mental health issue?
Many people struggle with their mental health at some point, and it's really courageous to be able to seek help. It can be uncomfortable or even scary to speak to a professional about what you are going through, but it does get better.

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