Starting December 1, 2020 we have moved from Acton to Erin, Ontario! We are looking forward to this transition and serving the needs of the community with our practice knowledge and insight into mental wellness.
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. I practice with Animal Assisted Therapy with my therapy dog Moose; moose is often in the office to greet and sit with everyone that enjoys the warmth and company of dogs. I bring 10 years of therapy, counselling, and support granted through a wide variety of clinical environments. Beginning into this field I wanted to be involved in many different environments in order to bring a wealth of experiences to clients. Some of these experiences include hospitals, social service agencies, child mental health organizations, residential treatment facilities, provincial correctional facilities, school boards, and private practice.
As a trained mental health professional I obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. 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). Most insurance companies now recognize psychotherapy under your extended health benefits. 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 working towards her independent license to practice psychotherapy, as of right now she is a qualifying member in good standing with the CRPO. Michelle specializes in Emotion-Focused Therapy, individual therapy ages 12 +, and couples therapy. Himel Das is also working towards his independent license to practice psychotherapy, as of right now he is also a qualifying member in good standing with the CRPO. Himel specializes in men's related concerns, family therapy, and individual therapy ages 16+.
We look forward to working with you to reclaim your life today!
Jessica Ricci & Rewriting Your Narrative Team
Jessica Ricci ReachesErin ON