Jacquie is an Indigenous Practicum student at Yorkville University, pursuing a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. She is also a registered student member of the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
She achieved her B.Design from NSCAD and became a professional artist while pursuing a B.A. in Psychology, as she believes in the power of expressive arts in healing and coping with mental health issues.
As a neurodivergent mother of two Autistic teens, Jacquie spent several years working with adolescents, creating mental health resources for parents, youth, and teachers. She developed a passion for helping caregivers, mothers, women, and adolescents, struggling with differences such as Autism, ADHD, Selective Mutism, Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma. She also spent time as a military spouse for 25 years and is very familiar with military culture.
Jacquie relies on a collaborative client-centered, strength-based, and holistic approach to reaching the client goals. She incorporates solutions-focused therapy, emotion-focused, narrative, and expressive arts therapy into her practice.