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.
Kailin has a great mix of professional and personal experiences that inform the work that she does as a WrapAround Facilitator. Kailin received her Bachelor of Arts in Chid and Youth Care from Ryerson University, where she graduated with Honours. Kailin has worked in diverse settings including supporting neurodiverse children and their families as well as in bereavement, education, addiction and mental health agencies.
Kailin has an outgoing, warm and empathetic demeaner. She understands the importance of equitability and works hard to ensure that her work is anti-oppressive, anti-racist and healing centered. By seeking out new learning opportunities and engaging with communities, she is continually learning and growing in order to better serve the families that she works with.
When Kailin is not working, she enjoys taking time to focus on her spiritual growth. She also enjoys spending time with loved ones, hiking, baking and discovering new restaurants and coffee shops.
Glen believes that flourishing (and good therapy) happens wherever it’s safe enough to be honest. He considers it a privilege to be invited into presence with people along their paths through pain, coping, self-discovery, healing, transformation, and joy. Glen is a trained Level 1 AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) therapist. His areas of care include trauma, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, shame, anger, grief, relationships, emotional mindfulness, vocational direction, and spiritual deconstruction. His clinical focus uses an attachment-based, trauma-informed psychodynamic framework, supported by affective neurobiology, family systems theory, and narrative therapy.
Glen has served Hamilton’s larger community within the social services sector for 14 years, providing person-centred support to people living through the realities of substance use, poverty, mental health dual-diagnoses, developmental disabilities, and criminal history.
Glen completed his Master’s of Divinity and Clinical Counselling at Tyndale University. Before Tyndale, Glen completed an Honours Bachelor of Music with a minor in Religious Studies from McMaster University.
After hours, Glen enjoys time spent with his wife and son, making music, cooking, playing sports, a good cup of tea, and celebrating with friends perhaps more than is socially acceptable.