Counting Butterflies' offers Therapy and Support to children, youth, and families facing social-emotional challenges. We specialize in helping navigate families through life transition.
Our Counting Butterflies' Wellness Tribe is guided by a mission to nurture the transformation and resilience of children, youth, and families, by fostering a deep connection to one’s self, others, and the natural world around them.
Who is the Counting Butterflies Wellness Tribe?
Our Wellness Tribe is a passionate group of Parenting & Wellness Experts all united in our holistic-integrative approach to child & family care. Although we practice independently from one another, we come together to collaborate on education and wellness programs.
The Wellness Tribe's Collective-Wisdom is vibrant and continues to grow. And as we grow we share our research & stories with you, our Counting Butterflies' Village.
Your Wellness Tribe includes professionals specializing in...
- Child & Family Mental Health
- Play-Based Therapy
- EcoTherapy, Nature-Based Therapy
- Integrative Wellness Coaching
- Nutrition Counselling
- Transformation Coaching, Personal Training
- Women & Girls Leadership Coaching
- Yoga & Pilates
- Massage Therapy
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Naturopathic Care
- Equine & Animal-Assisted Therapy & Leadership
- Play & Nature-Based & Alternative Education
Meet Jenn, Your Counting Butterflies Wellness Guide for your Child & Family
Jennifer Lynne Walker MSW
CHILD & FAMILY THERAPIST, Registered Social Worker
I have an honours undergraduate degree in Child Studies from the University of Guelph and a Masters in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. With close to twenty years in a professional helping role, my past roles include Camp Director, International Volunteer Coordinator, Case Manager, Child and Youth Advocate, and Social Worker. I have 15 years of experience in Child Welfare and have lived and worked in both Africa and Asia, which allows to me to offer culturally-sensitive care.
It is my privilege to walk alongside children and families, individuals and youth during both the struggles and celebrations that define us. I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend - just like you - and I am also an experienced social worker and therapist. I've struggled through loss, I've struggled through parenting, I've struggled to find balance and I enjoy working toward wellness, hope and change. Extending empathic support and encouragement is my goal for each interaction.
- Play-Based Therapy
- Childhood & Parent Transitions
- Social-Emotional & School Challenges, including Anxiety, OCD and School-Refusal
- Navigating Children & Families through Divorce & Separation
- Parent Coaching
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use insurance coverage? I offer receipts which most insurance companies will accept for partial or full coverage. It is your responsibility to insure that you discuss your insurance coverage with your provider.
Can I meet with you before making a commitment ? I offer a 20-minute complimentary phone call (905-203-1136), which will allow us to get to know each other a little better. The most important thing is that we both feel it is a good fit.
I really want to work with Counting Butterflies, do you offer a sliding scale? Yes. Counting Butterflies offers bursaries for families who a) can demonstrate a financial need and b) show a commitment to the process. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Do you only work with children & families One-to-One? We offer individual, couples, family, and group care for children & families we support. Join us on our Facebook Page to stay up to date for programs we are offering... we look forward to sharing with you.
What can I expect from in the first few sessions? The first few sessions are designed to get to know you, your child, and your family. We want you to leave feeling hopeful and aligned with the goals you have set for your family’s journey to wellness.
Still not sure we are good fit for your child & family…Read this tip sheet written by Jenn on What to Look for When Choosing a Child & Family Therapist; This will help guide you to find the right fit for your child.
I truly look forward to connecting with you, and helping guide your family on your journey towards wellness… and we hope you will stop and enjoy Counting Butterflies along your way.