Jennifer Poisson, MACP, RP, CCDP, CCTS

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** Practice is currently full.  Please contact me to be placed on the waitlist. ** 
Whatever you are struggling with right now in your life, I recognize that it can be difficult to take the first step to reach out.  I can assure you that I am committed to providing you with a safe, warm, and accepting environment where you can feel comfortable to begin the process of working towards your personal wellness goals. 
 
I have over eight years of experience helping clients who self-identified as having symptoms of mental illness and/or a physical disability.  I see resilience and great potential in the clients with whom I get to work with.  My approach to therapy is one of collaboration where I bring my knowledge and experience and you bring what you know about yourself.
 
Together, we create a plan for therapy that is targeted towards helping you attain the goals which are important to you.  I truly look forward to helping you become your own “Better Me.”
 I OFFER:
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Career Counselling

MY SPECIALTIES:
  • Anxiety, fears, and phobias
  • Depression, sadness, and low self-esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • OCD
  • Parenting
  • Grief or loss
  • Boundaries and communication issues
  • PTSD and trauma

THERAPY STYLE:
  • I offer both structured and supportive therapy based on your needs.
  • In structured therapy, I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing to help you learn how to recognize, understand, and eventually change negative thinking patterns that are giving rise to your difficulties.  
  • This form of therapy takes approximately 8 to 20 sessions and requires active participation on your part and a desire to engage in “homework” activities outside of session to increase your skills and confidence in your own abilities.  
  • Supportive counselling is appropriate for those who require less frequent therapy and who are not interested in working towards specific goals.  
  • Career counselling is available for those who are experiencing indecision on next steps for school or for employment.  I am certified to administer and interpret the Strong Interest Inventory which offers clarification on career interests.    
  • Other forms of therapy I use to compliment my main approach include: Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology.

COST:
 $120 per 50-minute session of psychotherapy or career counselling.  

$20 for Strong Interest Inventory report in addition to session fees (for assessing career interests). 
 
CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO
  • Certified Career Development Practitioner with the CDPCBO
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist Individual with Trauma Institute International

EDUCATION:
 
EMDR Basic Training - EMDRIA ― 2022  
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University ― 2021 
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) - The Knowledge Tree - 2021 Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Adler Graduate Prof. School ― 2021
Motivational Interviewing (MI), Adler Graduate Prof. School ― 2021
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Leader ― 2020

Advanced CBT: Mental Health & Addictions, Adler Graduate Prof. School ― 2020
Career Development Practitioner Certificate, Conestoga College ― 2011
BA Honours: Psychology & Criminology, University of Windsor ― 2004
 LOCATION
  • 829 Ottawa Street, Windsor, Ontario, N8X 2C7
  • Online therapy is available to clients who reside in Ontario
  • www.abetterme-counselling.ca  


Jennifer Poisson Reaches

Windsor ON