Jennifer Ackford, RP, M.A.

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  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Havelock Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 4N7
  • Phone: 519-619-8671
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  • Session Fees: 55 minute session: $130 + HST
  • www.caritascounselling.ca
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Webcam



Life is challenging and it is easy to begin to feel overwhelmed by situations, relationships, life events and world events that just seem (or sometimes truly are) out of our control. Finding hope again is possible! As a Psychotherapist, my goal is to walk alongside you for a period of time in order to help you navigate through some of those difficult situations, life changes and events. Together we can find new strategies that will help you to face the challenges and begin to move forward to live life with meaning, purpose and hope.  With Online Counselling, it has become so much easier to access the help and support you need in the comfort of your own space. At Caritas Counselling, I provide a healthcare compliant, online platform to ensure your privacy and peace of mind. This means you can easily access a therapy session through your computer or smartphone in the place that is comfortable and convenient for you without having to drive across town or to a nearby city. This also creates a much easier experience for those that struggle with accessing a physical office because of physical, emotional or mental impediments.  My personal background includes a Master’s degree (M.A. in Theology) as well as a Master’s degree (M.A. in Counselling). Professionally I have worked in Pastoral Ministry, as an Educator, in Psychological Services within a School Board and in Private Practice settings.
My goal is to bring my education, professional and life experience to my interaction with you as a client, in order to find ways to help you to identify and overcome the barriers ​that keep you from moving forward towards greater health, hope and authentic joyfulness in life. ​​​I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy, incorporating approaches such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) skills, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focussed Therapy as well as elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy among others, in order to meet your unique needs as an individual.  I am also trained in EMDR and use this approach with individuals who are struggling with various issues including the impact of trauma in their lives.  
Contact me today at jennifer.caritascounselling@gmail.com, to take the next step in this journey!


Jennifer Ackford Reaches


Clients throughout Ontario