Starting October 1, 2021, all appointments are being held virtually. There are no more in person appointments held at this clinic location.
I always find it helpful to know about my clients, so in turn I want to share my background in the field to help you make an informed decision before pursuing your wellness journey with my practice.
As a trained mental health professional for over 12 years now, I attained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I am currently completing a Doctor of Counselling & Psychotherapy degree as well. I am also a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), and currently a registered member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). My goal is to understand you, your concerns, and the impact this is having over your life. I demonstrate compassionate when working to understand and relate to you, developing and meeting your treatment goals, processing and attempting to overcome your suffering, working through your challenges and obstacles.
The guiding influence in the work I am able to do with client's is seeing people as separate from their "problem". We are always so focused on the negativity of a problem that often times, we forget or even neglect some of the positive experiences we encounter. Every person is unique, and every story we carry is based on the life we choose to live, yet even in the face of hardship, you (not the therapist) is the expert over your own life. I play the part in helping you see this and uncovering your strength to overcome obstacles or suffering. Being trained in and practicing several forms of therapeutic approaches allows me to tailor a treatment plan depending on your needs, specific goals needing to be attained, and the direction you want to take your life.
As part of our practice we have several psychotherapists to help with your concerns. Michelle Villanueva is a registered psychotherapy member in good standing with the CRPO. Michelle specializes in Emotion-Focused Therapy, individual therapy ages 12 +, and couples therapy. Jessica Schafer is a registered psychotherapy member in good standing with the CRPO. Jessica Schafer specializes in couples therapy and relational therapy; she works with individuals' ages 18 +. The newest addition to the Rewriting Your Narrative Team is Chloe Hull. Chloe is working toward completing her practicum and final stages of her Master's degree. Chloe is currently working under Jessica Ricci's supervision and is taking new referrals from Rewriting Your Narrative's practice.
We look forward to working with you to rewrite your story today!
Rewriting Your Narrative Team
Jessica Ricci ReachesErin ON