I see life as a beautiful experience which is filled with difficult challenges and at times unbearable pain. When we are in a place of not being able to navigate these experiences, we can feel as if the anchor has attached itself. We can begin to feel held back, stuck, or even taking things further and walking into those deep dark woods of addiction or self harming. Working along side my clients we open and explore relationship experiences and take a closer look at how they see themselves, the people in their lives and the big world (which can be scary at times).
I offer therapy in a safe place….one that meets my clients where they are at while developing a warm, respective relationship based on empathy and authenticity. Some sessions will be difficult with tears while others will be joyous with laughter.
I practice from a trauma informed, attachment and strength-based framework which means I am gentle in opening up the past, cautious of when and what to explore, and always working with you to find your ability to move forward while bringing awareness to your strengths. In session, we will explore areas of your life that may involve childhood and adult relationships, traumatic events, addiction, eating disorders and mental illness while bringing to the surface your strengths and focusing on hope and opportunities.
I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Degree and continue to explore evidence based modalities such as CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative therapy. I also welcome and engage in finding alternative ways of healing such as yoga, essential oils, and great conversations of spiritualism.
I am excited to walk this journey with you, exploring endless possibilities to tap into this big, beautiful world we exist in.
Three things you will take away from therapy sessions with me….
- I hear you…I see you!
- Its’ OKAY not to feel OKAY!
- Your life is a part of YOUR journey and no one else’s journey
Peek at my testimonials to get a better idea of who I am with my clients.
Looking forward to meeting you.
You Might Have These Questions...
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the courage to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. In our work together, I’ll help you explore and identify your strengths and how to implement them to reduce the influence of the problems you are facing.
The difference is between someone who can do something, and someone who has the training and experience to do that same thing professionally. A mental health professional can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, counseling is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, and you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Medication can be effective but it alone cannot solve all issues. Sometimes medication is needed in conjunction with counseling. Our work together is designed to explore and unpack the problems you are experiencing and expand on your strengths that can help you accomplish your personal goals.
Because each person has different issues and goals for counseling, it will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time counseling can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek counseling in the first place.
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication will be crucial to your success.
What My Clients Say
“Jackie has been my therapist for years. During the course of that time, Jackie has helped shape me into the best version of myself by giving me nonjudgemental, problem solving, genuine advice. With still a long road to go, I find comfort in knowing I have Jackie as my therapist to help guide me through my life. I am grateful to call Jackie my therapist!”
“I found Jackie when I needed her most. She’s played a pivotal role in changing my life for the better. Her practical tools have shifted my mindset and allowed me to let go of what doesn’t serve me and move forward into joy. I have surpassed my expectations in my personal life and career at Fifth Hair Lounge & Beauty Bar. I owe so much of my success to Jackie. I am forever grateful.”
“Jackie has always done a tremendous job while helping me navigate through the toughest parts of each aspect of my life. She has consistently helped me with mental health issues, grief, and much more. Not only has she helped me in my own life, but she has also helped my entire family become closer to ourselves, as well as to each other!”