Jen works to provide a safe space for individuals who seek her support. With a foundation of trust and relationship in the counselling context, Jen draws from attachment theory and family systems as foundational concepts for therapy. Jen provides therapy focusing on the areas of relationship issues, conflict, anxiety, depression, trauma, etc.
Prior to joining Shalem, Jen worked at a Christian non-profit organization for 20 years, where she created safe spaces for discovery in conversations on mental health and spiritual growth. The success of these efforts led her to pursue mid-career education in counselling. She has also supported individuals and teams in cross-cultural transitions and learning environments. Her personal and academic experiences have brought her to many continents around the world including East Asia, Africa, Europe and South America.
Jen is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies, History and English. Now recently receiving an MA in Counselling, Jen is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO. Jen’s interests vary from interior design to watercolour, from furniture assembly to thrifting for treasures.