Jody is a registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), and a professional member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Jody’s work is informed first and foremost by her clients’ own wisdom and insight into their personal stories, strengths, and challenges. In collaboration with this, and using a relational approach, Jody integrates the use of several evidence-based frameworks in her practice, including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Cognitive Processing or Behavioural Therapy, and body-oriented psychotherapies. She is also trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, and has received specialized training in working with clients with more complex relational trauma, and who experience varying levels of dissociation. Areas of clinical specialization for Jody include both developmental and critical incident trauma, sexual assault and abuse, intimate partner violence, anxiety, attachment-related family conflict, and adolescent behavioural issues. She has experience in private practice settings, hospitals, and within the justice system; both in working with offenders and survivors . Jody is inspired by the courage and resilience of her clients on a daily basis, and honoured to be able to be a part of so many brave journeys towards healing.
"When not enjoying time with my clients, I can be found practicing yoga, going for a jog, indulging in good food, or curling up at home with my miniature dachshund"