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Jessica Pattemore, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist

JESSICA'S QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

Jessica is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Carleton University. She has been working in the field of mental health and crisis intervention for more than 10 years. She uses a mixed modality of solution focused, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioural techniques, always meeting clients with warmth, compassion and empathy. Her own journey of motherhood has inspired her passion to support others along their path. Many times, we expect our story to unfold in a certain way and so often this contrasts with the reality of our experience. Together we can create a safe space to navigate your experience. With a gentle and supportive approach, we can begin to understand your story and work together to address your personal goals for therapy. Some things we may explore include negative or scary thoughts, self-esteem, challenges arising in motherhood (such as loss of identity, social isolation, not enjoying your days), working with difficult emotions and overwhelming thoughts. Using self-care, mindfulness, and coping strategies, we will build confidence in your parenting role, resiliency and empowerment to overcome the contrast between reality and experience, working towards a holistic view of self, sense of peace and personal well-being.