Approach

Our approach is collaborative and engaging, dedicated to helping individuals rediscover their own strengths and cultivate skills for enduring positive transformation. Working closely with clients, we delve into the nature of their challenges and develop personalized treatment plans rooted in scientific principles, prioritizing clients' values and aspirations.

Dr. Jennifer Acheson

R. Psych.

Psychology

I am Dr. Jennifer Acheson, a registered psychologist specializing in helping adult clients facing a broad spectrum of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress / burnout, life transitions (including physical changes and career shifts), chronic illness, grief & loss, and trauma. I am deeply committed to aiding individuals on their journey of self-discovery and healing. I consider it an honor to accompany them along their path, recognizing the courage it takes to initiate change in oneself and one’s life.

In my clinical practice, I employ an integrative approach, rooted in strength-based, client-centered principles. This means creating a safe and respectful space for collaborative work with you, as I hold the belief that you are the expert on your own life and possess the inherent capacity for growth and healing. My therapeutic approach combines elements of solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. This allows us to not only address the challenges you bring to therapy but also to emphasize moments when these challenges are less present, leveraging your existing strengths and resources to help you move towards your desired future.

Drawing from my personal experiences, including growing up in a household with a parent with a disability, I understand the significance of context and external influences in shaping our internal experiences. I place great importance on exploring your life context, delving into both barriers and resources across various spheres of your life. Throughout our collaboration, we will examine how factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, family background, and cultural context influence your daily experiences and worldview. My aim is to provide insight into how these forces have operated in your life, fostering new perspectives on past and present experiences, and ultimately, empowering you to develop narratives that align with a brighter future.

I hold a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology and a master’s degree from McGill University. As a registered psychologist with the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 2021 and the College of Psychologists of British Columbia since 2023, I am qualified to provide receipts for insurance purposes.

Our Heartfelt Commitment

We believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to achieve a balanced mind and healthy life. It’s this fundamental belief that fuels our passion for psychology and our dedication to our patients.

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