Mary has joined our team and is accepting new clients.
Jason is a registered social worker who is open to working with teens, adults of any age and couples as well as working with groups and families. As a trauma-informed therapist he will work with you, as a Team, to come up with the best possible approach to helping you deal with what is causing you concern. Formally trained in both ACT and CBT, as well as a number of other therapies, together you will decide on how best to move forward in your healing journey.
Jason returned to social work, earning his MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University after a 20 years career in policing in which he was employed in various jobs and duties during his career. Prior to his policing career, Jason worked as a youth care worker with at-risk teens in a residential treatment center and as an employment counsellor for at-risks youth / young adults who aged out of the system while earning his BSW from the University of Manitoba. After earning his degree, Jason worked as child protection worker and emergency afterhours child protection worker before becoming a police officer.
Jason is originally from out West and moved to Ontario back in 2014, eventually ending up in Brantford in 2017. He lives here with his wife and his young son, who is active with Brantford Minor Hockey.
Jenny has a wide range of counselling experience working with children and adolescent’s mental health within the education system as a school social worker.
She also has a background in child welfare and worked for many years with survivors of sexual abuse. Jenny immigrated to Canada at the age of 5 as a refugee from Nicaragua. She used her lived experience to help other newcomers, refugees and immigrants in settlement services for many years. In addition, she has experience working with Indigenous populations, helping them treat the lasting effects of intergenerational trauma.
Her passion for working with individuals within the social work field led Jenny to return to school completing her BSW and MSW in social work. Jenny is a certified cognitive behavioural therapist who provides a wide range of services to children, youth and adults. She also practices in other therapeutic modalities and believes in the importance of being genuine and being simply human with people in session.
Jenny is an avid traveller; she believes travel is the greatest teacher. She’s adventurous, has been crazy enough to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and loves the outdoors.
Mary is a registered social worker willing to work with adults, seniors and families. She believes strongly in the power of relationships and the ability for people to heal and move forward through supportive and compassionate care. As a certified cognitive behavioural therapist she appreciates utilizing various therapies such as ACT and narrative therapy depending on the needs of her clients and what suits them best along their journey of discovery and healing.
Mary has held various careers in her professional life including working in group homes for at-risk youth, adults with various developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses, teaching English overseas in Okinawa, Japan, and working in child welfare as well as a protection worker and children service worker. Her most recent position is working with seniors and families in crises navigating dementia related illnesses, long term care planning, dealing with the aging process, geriatric related care issues, end-of-life planning and death and dying.
Previously Mary lived abroad in Okinawa, Japan for six years, at which time she felt a passion to return to her social work calling that began in her younger years. She followed her heart and earned her degrees in social work at the University of Waterloo.
Mary was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario and continues to call Brantford her home. She is proud to be able to provide service to her local community. She is also an avid martial artist practitioner and has been training in the discipline of karate for over 25 years.