Jennifer Rapley, MSW, RSW

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I was born and raised in the Grey Bruce area and have been working in this community for most of my adult life. In being a social worker, much of my days are spent on supporting others in working through their thoughts, feelings and behaviours to try and both understand themselves and reach their goals. I cultivate a warm, funny and light-hearted approach to my counseling, setting the stage for us to be able to work towards the difficult goals without feeling overwhelmed by them. I hope to be able to continue to do this in my private practice and invite you to connect with me to see if my style of therapy is the right fit for you. I’m always excited and inspired by my clients in their thoughtfulness and commitment to the change process, and you’ll find I’m an enthusiastic partner in my working relationships, happy to be flexible with my methods to suit your unique personality. 

Bachelors and Masters in Social Work
Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing & Memory Reconsolidation (Flash Technique)

Additional training:
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Suicide Intervention and Assistance
  • Mindfulness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Brief and Solution Focused Therapy

I graduated with honours with a Bachelors and a Masters in Social Work through King's University College at the University of Western Ontario, and I've been employed for over a decade in my home town offering direct therapy to the community. I am committed to learning and have sought additional training in many different approachs to counseling, like family, couple's and trauma therapy. I have completed my  Basic Training Certificate in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as well as additional training in Memory Reconsolidation (Flash Technique), and I've seen amazing results related to trauma, PTSD and anxiety with these amazing interventions. I’m eager to help you reach your own goals; related to stress, anxiety, depression, or any number of concerns. I’m here to help. I have training in CBT and many other modalities, but I consider myself a humanistic counselor: meaning I work with whatever methods suit YOU. For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit my website at

Individual counseling (18 years and older)
Teletherapy - video or phone (In-person available when deemed safe)

Mental Health Support in:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Peri- and Post-Partum issues
  • Trauma (PTSD, single event trauma, abuse, neglect)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Work Stress
  • Motivation
  • Grief 
  • ...and more

I work well with those who see therapy as an investment in themselves, and who are willing to sometimes ask the uncomfortable questions and explore themselves with kindness and compassion. I can offer individual therapy online (through secure video platform), phone, or in-person (based on social distancing protocols to be announced). Please contact me directly for more information on pricing, and sliding-scale fees which may be available. I am happy to provide a receipt for reimbursement through your insurance provider. 
I also provide access to a free, interactive Client Portal which allows you to schedule and adjust your own appointments, communicate with me via secure messaging system, and keep a record of all your financial documents, appointments and previous notes. To learn more, please access 
There is no quick fix in this world, but knowing you don’t have to do the work alone can make all the difference. I try to make my sessions fun, challenging and rewarding. You’ll always leave with a new thought, a new skill, or a new pattern of being.

My job is to give you the tools to be your best self

Jennifer Rapley Reaches

Kincardine ON