Jody is a counselling intern who recently completed the academic portion of a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Jody has worked within the helping professions for the last 27 years. She obtained a Bachelor of Nursing in 2000 and a diploma in Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology, in 2007. Over the years, she felt more drawn to the field of mental health and has a strong desire to help health care professionals who may be struggling with depression and anxiety. Jody is also quite passionate in helping those with chronic illness and acute illness. Her knowledge helps her understand her client’s experience. Furthermore, Jody is passionate about all people and their well-being, being open to all who are seeking acceptance, validation, and change. She believes that people need to feel seen and heard first and foremost.
Furthermore, Jody believes that no matter the person sitting in the room, that they are the expert of their own life. She particularly draws from a Rogerian approach that every client must be given unconditional positive regard. Within her person-centered approach, Jody uses narrative therapy to help clients reframe their own stories. She believes each person is unique, deserves respect, and focuses on client strengths and resiliency.
Jody is open to working with all individuals and her priority is developing a connection with her client first in an accepting, safe, and calm environment.