Registered Psychotherapist & Clinical Director
MACP, RP, (cert)OAMHP
Accepting New Clients
Gender & Sexuality, Identity Issues, Sexual Issues
Individual, Relationship, Family
Individual: $155 + HST
Family: $210+ HST
- Gender Identity
- Sexual Issues
- Relationships & Sex
- Polyamory & Consensual Non-Monogamy
- Identity Issues
- Life Transitions
- Stress & Burnout
Life is tough – we all experience struggles and difficulties and we can’t get through it all alone, we weren’t meant to! I believe that whatever you’re experiencing, rather than being abnormal, is actually a normal human reaction to life circumstances in the context of your lived experience.
whatever you’re experiencing is a normal human reaction to life circumstances in the context of your lived experience
Rather than pathologizing your experiences or what you’re feeling, I work with you to treat your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours with compassion and understanding.
My focus in my practice is providing support to the LGBTQ2S+ community, recognizing that resources for the community are limited and supports are needed. As a queer woman myself, I’m passionate about providing a safe space not only in my therapy room, but my practice as a whole, for everyone, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, ethnicity, etc.
I operate from an anti-oppressive lens and work to educate myself every day about various cultures, demographics, and populations in order to be able to provide support for everyone. Because we all deserve to have a place where we can be our complete authentic selves without fear of judgement.
My areas of specialization include gender identity and sexuality, and sexual issues. I have a great deal of education and experience working with individuals questioning their identity, exploring their options, coming out, and transitioning. In addition, I help individuals in relationships navigate changes that come along with time, gender or sexuality shifts, and improving overall connection.
My approach is person-centered and integrative, as I believe that you are the expert in your own life, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. I will work with you to determine your therapeutic goals, foster compassion and acceptance of self, and move forward in your life in a meaningful way.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor operating a practice that is, at present, 100% virtual. I have a background in business, fitness, and mental health, with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field.
I have extensive training and experience in the realms of sex, relationships, gender identity, and sexuality, and the process of gender transitioning in Ontario. I focus on providing a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space for you to explore your identity, needs, and life as a whole.
In addition to general therapy or counselling sessions, I also offer consultation and support sessions to help you on your journey. Consultation sessions are available to the trans community for those who want to learn more about transitioning, but who do not feel they could benefit from therapy at this time. Supportive consultation sessions are designed for friends and family members of the LGBTQ+ community to learn more about how they can support their friends or family members.
On a Personal Note…
As a queer woman who came out late in life, I understand how difficult it can be to come to terms with your own identity, and put yourself first. Discovering who you are can be a long and arduous process, and I’m honoured to be a part of your journey.
When I’m not with clients, supervising qualifying professionals, or hosting webinars, you can most often find me on the soccer pitch. I’m a huge sports fan and I love to stay active physically and within my community. I play on competitive and recreational soccer teams, along with volleyball, slow pitch, dodgeball, and golf.
I love animals and live with my two beautiful puppies who are my world, as well as some other, less conventional pets. I enjoy travelling and exploring new things. I love to cook and bake, and have never once followed a recipe the way it was written. I enjoy being creative through writing, drawing, and through my cooking (which doesn’t always go well!).
creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence-Osho
I welcome the opportunity to share my wisdom and experience with you, and am honored to be a part of your journey towards growth, happiness, and health.
Training and Continuing Education:
- LGBTQ+ Summit, May, 2023
- Intensive Sex Therapy Training Program, University of Guelph, February 2023
- Clinical Supervisor Training, Adler Graduate Professional School, November 2021
- Trans Health Mentorship Call, Rainbow Health Ontario, Ongoing
- Queering Mental Health: A Canadian Perspective, Conference April 2021
- Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals, PESI Inc., March 2021
- Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for PTSD & Trauma, Beck Institute, Dr. A. Miller, September 2019
- Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM, April 2019
- Certified Personal Trainer, NASM, November 2018
- Gender and Sexual Identity in Youth, CTRI, May 2018
- Crisis Intervention Training, CTRI, November 30, 2017
- ACT Webinars, Season Three, Praxis Continuing Education, August 2017 – November 2017
- Creating Authentic Spaces Training, Rogue Whittker, July 26, 2017
- What Counsellors Need to Know about Medical Transition, Trans Health Connection, November 2016
- Creating Authentic Spaces, the519, June 2016
Jennifer also had a guest spot on 900 CHML with Anothony Urciuoli where she discussed the controversy over the new CBC show, Drag Kids. Skip to 33:40 to hear Jennifer’s segment: