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specialized therapy with an
approachable therapist

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hi, i'm jenna!

I'm an experienced therapist passionate about helping people on their journey of personal growth and improved mental health.


Whether you need specialized treatment for OCD or disordered eating or simply want to enhance your mental well-being, I'm here to help!

My personal experiences with mental health, doing my own therapy, and my genuine interest in helping others inspired me to pursue this career and I love it!

I'm thoughtful in how I approach my work as a therapist and want you to feel relaxed, understood, and cared for during our sessions. ​

People often describe me as a calm, kind, and approachable person who's easy to open up to. I'm also a big introvert, which lends itself well to my work as a therapist as I'm a natural listener and observer.

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I’m what you call an integrative therapist, which means I believe there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to therapy. Instead, I draw from a range of evidence-based therapy models to tailor therapy to your specific needs and goals.

I’ve been studying and practicing these therapies intensively in Kitchener, Waterloo for the last 8 years and am an EMDR Certified Therapist (EMDRIA).

I specialize in treating OCD, eating disorders, and anxiety, which means I am experienced and have up-to-date training on what's actually proven to help address these disorders. 

I’m also a huge therapy nerd, so you can often find me taking a new training or reading a therapy-related book to further my skill set.


a supportive space to make changes


My work with every person is a little bit different but my general approach has some consistencies across the board.

Here are some things you can expect from our work together:

  • A non-judgmental, unbiased space to sort through whatever it is you’re dealing with

  • A better understanding of yourself, how you work, and why you feel the way that you feel

  • An improved ability to take care of yourself, use healthy coping skills, and treat yourself with compassion

  • Someone to challenge you and push you to make changes

  • Homework between sessions: a skill to practice, a question to reflect on, something to challenge yourself with

  • If appropriate, a specialized treatment protocol to address specific symptoms you're struggling with (for example, the ERP protocol to tackle OCD)


Registered Social Worker #829167

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers 

CBT Certified Therapist


EMDR Certified Therapist


Continuing education in OCD and eating disorders

Masters of Social Work
Wilfrid Laurier University

Bachelor of Arts
Psychology + Sociology
Wilfrid Laurier University


Waterloo-Wellington Eating Disorders Coalition 

Waterloo Region ACT Peer Consultation Group

The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences 

EMDR Canada + EMDR International

fast facts


Toast with peanut butter.


Baking a new recipe, practicing calligraphy and embroidery, traveling to places on my bucket list, and obsessing over my cute dog.


The Office.


Doing an early morning workout class, grabbing brunch, completing an organizing project at home, and then spending the rest of the day cuddled on the couch with my dog and a good show!


I've been a diehard Taylor Swift fan since the age of 14!

Toby Matisz

Chief Treat Tester (CTT)

During our sessions, you may see or hear our Chief Treat Tester (CTT), Toby. His hobbies include lounging on the couch, sunbathing in the backyard, and keeping a close eye on the neighborhood cats.


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