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Jenn is an Adult Clinical Psychologist (Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador). She completed her graduate studies at Appalachian State University (North Carolina) where she completed two Master of Arts Degrees (Clinical-Health Psychology & Community Counseling) as well as a post-masters certificate in Addiction Counseling. Since finishing her studies in 2008, Jenn has worked with a diverse range of adult clients in various settings such as homeless shelters, correctional institutions, residential addiction treatment, inpatient (forensic) psychiatry, and private practice. She has worked in institutions such as CAMH, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, and Homewood Health Care. She has also been involved in teaching and research and is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University. Jenn also volunteers as a Victim Services Worker for the Hamilton Police Services.
Jenn strongly believes in using evidence based practice to address client concerns. However, using a holistic approach, building a relationship, tailoring to specific wants and needs, and being flexible is her primary approach to practice.
Jenn has had significant training and experience working with substance abuse concerns, trauma, and difficulties with emotion regulation and/or impulse control. She is well trained in DBT, CBT, and CPT and is working towards certification in these areas. Jenn also has a personal and professional interest in mindfulness and often seeks to incorporate mindfulness strategies into treatment. She has specifically been trained in mindful self compassion and mindfulness based stress education and is personally practices mindfulness and meditation on a regular basis.
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