Welcome to my website and thanks for visiting. I know how scary it can be thinking about contacting a complete stranger. It requires a huge amount of courage and vulnerability to reach out and willingly share parts of your life that are otherwise fairly private. I hear you. I consider it a privilege that you have dropped into my site and would consider sharing some of your story with me. Please allow me share a little about myself with you.
My name is Jennifer, but give it any amount of familiarity and you will know me best as; Jenn. For as long as i can remember i have had a passion for people and for encouraging others to reach their potential, and sometimes this means challenging ourselves to get outside our comfort zones.
As far as my clinical experience, I spent more summers than i can count working with primarily at risk children, teens and young adults in both urban cities and outdoor remote camps settings.
Post graduating with a Bachelors and Masters degrees in social work, I went on to work with children and families for many years; providing support, counsel and providing community resources within the child welfare system. I have also worked exclusively with survivors of sexual abuse, domestic violence as well as those that have lived experience in the sex trade.
In more recent years, as family life style has lent itself, I have pursued my dream of counselling in a private practice. I also teach at Fleming College in the Social Service Worker and Mental Health & Addictions program teaching young adults and mature students who share similar passions. I absolutely love the balance of what teaching counselling brings, combined with working in the field. I currently also volunteer my time working off and on as a crisis support worker through Victims Services and an educational facilitator at the Lindsay Jail.
I have four busy kids, as well as three step children that keep my social work skills honed and humbled as well. I have experience with and can speak into the challenges and rewards of family blending and step parenting. If I find myself with a pocket of free time, you will find me cycling, hiking, camping, playing ultimate frisbee...really anything active and outdoor.
I look forward to meeting with you and working alongside you as you continue to write your own story,
"Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen, to ask for what you need, to talk about how you're feeling and to have the hard conversations.
"When we deny the story, it defines us.
When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending."