Jackie (she/her) has spent several years working alongside individuals who live with the lasting impacts of trauma, substance use, mental health diagnoses, poverty, and homelessness. She has a breadth of experience supporting clients struggling with depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, grief, trauma, and stress. Her aim in any therapy session is to support you in a way that you find helpful, while holding a safe space to challenge beliefs and behaviours you deem unhelpful.
Jackie is Canadian born (first generation) and Indian, and utilizes her training as well as her lived experience existing between cultures to support clients who face similar struggles.
Jackie's Masters of Counselling Psychology degree and postgraduate training is influenced by cognitive behaviour therapy, mindful self-compassion, anti-oppressive psychotherapy, narrative therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, and strengths-based listening.
Outside of Peak Resilience, Jackie works with Vancouver Coastal Health supporting adults to manage mental health and substance use. She also spends her time with friends and family, exploring new neighbourhoods and restaurants. She especially enjoys learning from other cultures through her travels and can’t wait to get on a plane again!
Mental Health Diagnoses
Difficult Life Transitions
Grief and Loss
Strengths based listening
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
What is a personal challenge that you have overcome in your own life?
I wouldn’t say I’ve necessarily overcome anything, but I’m learning to manage grief around multiple losses that happened for me around the same time in my life (the end of a long term relationship, a job, and multiple family members). I’m working hard to be gentle with myself and others, accept help from loved ones, and to accept that I heal in my own time.
What have you learned from your work?
That we as humans have everything we need within ourselves to manage stressful situations and survive (even when we don’t believe it).
What is your favourite thing about working closely with people every day?
Socializing! Sharing life stories, adventures, food recommendations, self-care tips and compassion. This helps sustain me in helping work.