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Jennifer McDermott

Jennifer McDermott

B.A.(Hons.), M.A, R.S.W. Registered Social Worker


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Jennifer is a Registered Social Worker and is a member of the College of Social Work.  Jennifer holds a Masters in Counselling and is a member of the Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists.  Since 2003, she has been actively engaged in community agencies and private practice.  Jennifer has gained extensive experience in addictions, concurrent disorders (mental health issues & substance misuse), and codependency while working at a Mental Health and Addiction Centre.  Jennifer has also obtained experience working as a Mental Health Counsellor on a Family Health Team supporting a broad scope of clientele and has most recently provided therapy to ‘troubled youth’ and their families in a private school setting.

While working in private practice, Jennifer has assisted couples and families cope with relationship issues, establish healthy boundaries, and build effective communication skills.  She has also helped clients with mood/anxiety disorders and low self esteem reach achievable goals.   In addition, Jennifer has a special interest in supporting families cope with infertility as she has personally experienced this challenge and understands the emotional impact of this issue.  Jennifer was fortunate to give birth to twin girls in 2007 after experiencing a high risk pregnancy.  She also had a son in 2012. She now enjoys spending any spare time being active with her family.

Jennifer uses a client-centered and holistic approach while working with her clients to achieve optimal results.  She has been trained in various modalities such as cognitive behaviour therapy & motivational interviewing to help individuals reach their goals & enrich their lives with positive change. Through continuous professional development that has include training in narrative therapy and brief solution focused therapy, she strives to meet her client’s needs with sensitivity and compassion.

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Therapist Information

Offers Distance Counselling

Age Groups Served

Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, Adults, Couples

Languages Spoken

English

Counsellor's Gender

Female

Therapist Type

Registered Social Worker

Conditions Treated

Addiction, Adjustment issues, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Behavioural Challenges, Bipolar Disorder, Boundaries, Bullying - School, Bullying - Workplace, Career and Work Related Issues, Career/Work Performance Issues, Codependency, Communication and Intimacy, Compassion Fatigue, Conflict Resolution, Depression, Divorce & Separation, Grief & Bereavement, Infertility, Marital Issues, Menopause, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy/Childbirth, Relationship Issues, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Esteem, Self Harm, Stress

Therapeutic Approaches

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy

2 Locations Available

27 Gowan St.
Barrie, ON L4N 2N9

110 Eglington Ave. W Suite 303
Toronto, ON M4R 1A3

  • 27 Gowan St.
    Barrie, ON L4N 2N9

    Appointments available: Friday: 7:00am - 4:00pm

  • 110 Eglington Ave. W Suite 303
    Toronto, ON M4R 1A3

    Appointments available: Tuesdays

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