Jackie has been working in the social work field for 20 years. Jackie has experience in a wide variety of settings including the shelter system, mental health system, family court system and school boards.
Jackie has maintained a strong focus helping others heal from trauma while working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
Sometimes events happen in life that stick with us. Whether we experienced adverse situations as children or recently were involved in a traumatic situation our bodies can develop a heightened stress response. This can make relationships, working and day to day activities difficult to navigate. Jackie believes in the bodies natural ability to heal from these events and will partner with you to uncover the parts of you that were made to be socially engaged, creative, playful and to experience joy.
Jackie will support you in decreasing uncomfortable thoughts and sensations by working with your thoughts, emotions and senses to regulate your ability to tolerate social situations, the demands of life and future triggering events. Jackie will journey with you to decrease and alleviate the guilt and shame
that we over shoulder in our lives. Jackie believes in the importance of increasing one’s confidence to feel safe at home, work and play.
– A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because their trust is not on the branch but on it’s own wings. Always believe in yourself – Anonymous
In Jackie’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Jackie enjoys nature and her pets a dog, cat and rabbit. Jackie enjoys listening to music, reading and having conversations over coffee.
Jackie is currently employed with the school board and is only accepting evening and weekend appointments.
Social Service Worker Diploma
– Niagara College of Arts and Technology
Bachelors of Social Work
– Ryerson Polytechnic University
Master of Social Work
– Renison College University/University of Waterloo