Areas of Practice
Registered Clinical Counsellor #12812
Jen uses an integrative trauma-informed approach to best fit your needs and help you move toward the best version of yourself. She sees counselling as a collaborative process in which you are the expert in your own life, and is inspired by the resilience she sees in people every day. Jen feels incredibly privileged to support clients as they make positive changes, develop stronger relationships, and reach their goals.
The quality of the relationship you have with a counsellor is one of the most important factors in getting what you want from counselling – so Jen focuses on creating a safe space where you can feel comfortable learning more about yourself. Jen compassionately supports you while also offering gentle guidance towards the root of your issue. She works holistically: addressing the underlying themes present in your life while also offering practical and concrete tools you can use in the day-to-day.
Jen has a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Simon Fraser University, and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. She works flexibly from several approaches, including emotion-focused therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and Adlerian therapy.
Jen works with individual adults and couples experiencing challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-worth/self-esteem, grief, and reproductive health (pregnancy/abortion). Jen specializes in supporting those who work in helping roles (i.e. nurses, physicians) to develop healthy boundaries, manage interpersonal conflicts, develop effective self-care strategies, and cope with the impacts of trauma, vicarious traumatization, and secondary traumatic stress.
Outside of Peak Resilience, Jen works as a counsellor at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine. Here, she offers counselling services to students training to be naturopathic doctors, and has taught courses in counselling skills and mental health. Offering counselling services to clients from all walks of life, she also works with Family Services of Greater Vancouver and the Elizabeth Bagshaw Women’s Clinic.