Jessica has her permit from the Ordre des Conseillers et Conseillères d’Orientation du Québec. She has over 16 years of experience working with individuals and families that have been impacted by mental health issues. She has a Master’s degree from Saint Paul’s University in Ottawa, where she specialized in couples counselling. After completing her Master’s degree, she went onto furthering her qualifications in couples and family counselling at the Argyle Institute in Montreal.
Throughout her career, Jessica has worked with children, youth, adults and seniors. Her work with children was often around issues of learning difficulties, language delays and behavioral problems. She has worked with the high-risk population at a homeless shelter where she advocated and helped individuals who abused drugs, struggled with severe mental health issues and other complex issues.
As a result of her education and experience, Jessica is able to create a treatment plan catered to the client’s needs. She is able to motivate and quickly create a non-judgmental space where her clients can reflect and explore on the current challenges the they are facing. She believes the client is the one that can discover what changes they can make to overcome the challenges they face. She is there to support and accompany the client as they make those changes.
Jessica approaches counselling through an integrative approach that uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotion Focused Approach. She specializes in relationship obstacles.
-Substance abuse & addiction