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Bio - Jessica Armstrong

Jessica specializes in anxiety, life transitions and grief. She uses ACT, mindfulness therapy and EFT

My educational career involves a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilfrid Laurier University majoring in Psychology and Biology, a Behavioural Science program from George Brown College, as well as a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.

I am currently a member in good standing with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

Work

I believe that we all have the capacity to heal and process through emotional pain, however I also acknowledge that sometimes we land at a place in life where we lose touch with our innate resources and safe connections. My role as a therapist is to provide space for clients in an empathic, non-judgemental, and curious manner in order to aid in their self-discovery, including all parts pleasant and painful.

With this in mind, I work from a client-centred approach while providing reflection, feedback, and space for processing and safe exploration. I incorporate components of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Attachment-based therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Personal Life

In my personal life, I love spending time outdoors, walking along the beach front with my French Bulldog named Bianca, enjoying a home cooked meal, and (shamelessly) watching reality TV shows with my husband.

I am a textbook introvert, so ensuring I have enough quiet time alone will always be important to me. I express myself through words and writing, which has become a channel for processing my own experiences and gaining personal insight. I enjoy reading fiction, particularly mystery and psychological thrillers (however, I could not sit through a horror movie even if you paid me).

Two of my favourite authors are Liane Moriarty and Robyn Harding. I am passionate about mental health and well-being and I love being able to do what I do for work each day.

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