About Alison

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Jessica will be offering pay-what-you-can therapy (0-$25) from Sept 2021 - April 2022
 

Get to know Jessica (she/her)

Becoming a parent is a beautiful experience, while at the same time can be challenging and likely even more so during this time of the pandemic. I am committed to supporting the needs of your mental health; however, your family comes, either two parents, single parent, all sexualities, and genders. My goal is to offer a nonjudgmental, supportive, and safe space for you to share your experiences and together collaborate on better understanding your concerns and finding the solutions that works for you.

Having worked in a school community for the past 5 years that is committed to diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and learning to build one’s resiliency, this has given me a greater understanding of authentically listening to the unique needs of everyone. My journey in this community fueled my desire to be a helper and to supporting others.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Toronto and I am currently completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I believe in a strength-based approach where I value the skills, knowledge, and potential in everyone and will draw from a variety of modalities such as Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, as well as self-care practices. One self-care practice that helps me feel less stressed and bring joy in my life is being a plant parent.