Jenna was inspired to engage in therapy work because she most enjoys connecting with and learning about others. Jenna practices using an integrative approach that combines cognitive-behavioural and emotion-focused orientations, and she focuses on remaining present and holding safe space for individuals to explore and process their emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. Jenna deeply values compassion, genuineness, and openness to experience, and strives to incorporate these principles into her practice. It is her hope that by collaboratively and non-judgmentally exploring client difficulties, that she may guide clients to access and use their own inner wisdom to promote resiliency and empowerment. Jenna’s practice is trauma- and feminist-informed, and LGBTQ+ positive.
Jenna is also a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus (UTSC). Here, she is engaged in research that uses brain imaging tools such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study brain changes before and after treatment in individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She is also engaged in extensive and in-depth training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for BPD and DBT-Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE) for individuals with comorbid BPD and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Jenna is interested in and passionate about learning to combine treatment for trauma and BPD due to the high rate of comorbidity between these difficulties.
Postdoctoral Fellowship – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus
Residency – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, McMaster University