"Inspiring Hope and Moving Towards Healing and Recovery"
I grew up in a small, rural, Northern community. As a child I was always a little too serious for my age; I had a strong passion for the protection of nature, and the "underdog", which I am sure drove my parents to distraction at times. I was intensely shy, but somehow if someone was being "wronged" I found a voice I didn't know was there; and by the age of 10, was already informally "counselling" other children in the school yard, and seemed to be the "go to person" for problems - sort of like Lucy on Charlie Brown, except I always forgot to charge the 5 cents! Counselling just seemed to be my "calling." I followed this dream, and attended University to obtain a Degree in Psychology, graduating in 1992. In 2009, as a mature student, I attended the Program for Working Professionals at the University of Windsor, obtaining my Masters Degree in Social Work. I am blessed to have had a rich, fulfilling and varied work life. I have acquired a wealth of experience, while working in Community Agencies (domestic violence shelters, family counselling, family shelters etc.) and as a Medical Social Worker in Obstetrics, and Gynecology.
I have completed Level 1 & II Gottman Method Couples Therapy, based in over 45 years of research! I have also completed Gottman advanced training in Trauma and Infidelity, as well as Couples Addiction Recovery. Additionally, I have completed the "Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work" Leader Training (based on Gottman's best-selling book).
I provide a thorough Couple Assessment to identify strengths and issues, as well as a Treatment Plan which will guide my interventions to improve Conflict Management, Fondness and Admiration, Shared Meaning, and Shared Goals, specific to your needs. It is my intention that you both feel heard and supported, and that your perspective is valued.
Couple sessions are available by the hour ($190), 1.5 hour ($285) or a 3 hour intensive (2-90 minute sessions with a break for $550). Many options are available to help couples heal and learn.
I have a passion for working with Women. I have undergone specialized training geared towards aiding Women Survivors of Abuse. More specifically, I have an expertise in the areas of Emotional and Narcissistic Abuse. I am very knowledgeable with regards to Co-dependency, low Self-esteem, and difficulty with Boundaries, all of which make women vulnerable to Toxic Relationships. I want all women to know that healing from these difficult relationships is possible, and that you can not only recover, but thrive.
Individual sessions are available by the hour ($160) or 1.5 hour ($240).
Many women, and couples, just like yourself, have been referred for counselling through a variety of sources (such as Physicians, Naturopaths, and Doula's) or have contacted me directly. My training, in combination with life experience, has provided me with the knowledge, skill and heart to walk along side you as you navigate this difficult period of your life. It is not necessary for you to feel isolated; I am here to be another resource; to add to your strength, your skills, your sense of hope, and to increase your ability to cope.
I am a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (Registration No. 820714), as well as a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Social Workers (Membership No. 10448). I utilize many different counselling modalities and techniques, and approach therapy from a cognitive perspective, however the most important thing to me is the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship. This is what ultimately leads to growth and to healing - and above all, I want you to feel safe and comfortable working alongside me in true partnership; I want to know first and foremost what works best for you, for your specific personality, and for your specific goals (not mine). You are the captain of this ship; I may just point out a large rock, or a dark storm cloud from time to time.
Please visit my Website at www.MSWtherapist.com for further details.
I look forward to hearing from you, and to meeting you in person!
Jennifer Kausky ReachesLondon ON