Jacqueline has a master’s degree in counselling psychology and is a registered social worker. Along with her counselling experience, Jacqueline facilitates treatment groups for adults struggling with anxiety/panic, anger management and the Creating Change for Healthy Relationships to end domestic violence. She is an accomplished presenter on various topics including professional self-care, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, resiliency, suicide intervention and much more.
Jenifer Borgen is a registered counsellor with the Canadian Counselling Association and has a master’s degree in counselling psychology from Yorkville University. Jenifer has over 17 years of counselling experience working with children, adolescents and adults. In these years of experience she has gained extensive knowledge in the areas of autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant disorder and trauma, as well as general childhood/adolescent psychological issues relating to self-esteem, social skills, emotional regulation and parenting. Jenifer also has experience in facilitating the Creating Change for Healthy Relationships treatment group program for adults.
Her approach is client focused with practices grounded in humanism, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and therapeutic play. Jenifer believes in a holistic approach, which includes addressing the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual areas of life in which the client is empowered to make change and embrace their well-being.
In addition to counselling, Jenifer facilitates workshops and presentations on Children and Trauma, Building Relationships with Children & Youth and Strategies for Managing Child & Youth Behaviors. Jenifer is a trainer for ‘Supporting Individuals through Valued Attachment’ (S.I.V.A), a holistic approach on communication and building trust relationship between caregivers and those with special needs.
Having worked in the school system for the past 17 years, Jenifer specializes in applying her practice in a school setting, allowing herself to advocate for the needs of the school, parents and children/youth. She values a wrap-around approach in which the clients are able to identify their supports and create a supportive team when necessary. Jenifer understands the uniqueness of working in rural settings and values the local supports while utilizing her skills to access urban services.