Jenna was inspired to engage in therapy work because she most enjoys connecting with and learning about others. Jenna practices using an integrative style that combines dialectical behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and emotion-focused techniques, and she focuses on holding space for individuals to meaningfully explore and process their experiences. Jenna deeply values compassion, genuineness, and openness to experience, and strives to incorporate these principles into her practice using a collaborative and non-judgmental approach. Ultimately, Jenna aims to support clients to access and use their own inner wisdom to promote resiliency and empowerment as they work through difficult experiences and transitions. Jenna is particularly interested in working with trauma and non-ordinary states of consciousness, and has received training from the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. With this training, Jenna will be one of the therapists on the MAPS funded trial of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD + MDMA. Jenna’s practice is trauma- and feminist-informed, and LGBTQ+ positive.
Jenna is also a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) with appointments in the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic and the Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention. Here, she is engaged in research that aims to identify biomarkers of treatment responsiveness in individuals who are at high risk for suicide. Jenna’s research uses brain imaging tools such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to explore how the brain responds to novel treatment interventions, such as Magnetic Seizure Therapy. At CAMH, Jenna works with clients with BPD, posttraumatic stress disorder, and treatment-resistant depression.
Postdoctoral Fellowship – Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 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