My name is Jennifer Ackford
and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
My personal background includes a Master’s degree (M.A. in Theology) as well as a Master’s degree (M.A. in Counselling). Professionally I have worked in Pastoral Ministry,
as an Educator, in Psychological Services
within a School Board
and in Private Practice settings.
My goal is to bring my education, professional
and life experience to my interaction with you as a client,
in order to find ways to help you to identify and overcome the barriers that keep you from moving forward towards greater health, hope and authentic joyfulness in life.
I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy, incorporating approaches such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) skills, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-focussed Therapy as well as elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy among others. I am also trained in EMDR and use this approach with individuals who are struggling with the impact of trauma in their lives.