Jennifer McIntosh is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, as well as a Certified Vocational Rehabilitation specialist. With over a decade of experience in diverse professional settings, Jennifer brings a strong solution-focused approach to her clients. At ClearHeart, her practice includes both Individual counseling and Couples therapy. Keenly identifying and disentangling unhelpful patterns that block your personal growth, happiness, and relationship success – are at the very core of her therapeutic process.
Jennifer integrates Mindfulness-based (MBSR) interventions with Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) in her therapeutic approach to support you, to identify and disentangle patterns that block your personal happiness and relationship success. Jennifer considers the release of long-held trauma, or repetitive patterns of behavior, via Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) to be integral to lasting positive change. Often the issue that we are repetitively struggling with requires the release of the root influences, in order to fully move forward.
Jennifer’s approach to Relationship therapy integrates varied therapeutic traditions depending on the unique issues for each individual within the couple. Emotionally focused communication, ClearHeart model of communication tools for couples, and analysis/trauma release are Jennifer’s main therapeutic influences in her practice with couples. Whether it is learning new communication tools to improve conflict or identifying deeper issues for exploration, Jennifer’s approach is deeply committed to collaborative and compassionate growth.
Areas of Expertise
- Relationship issues
- Grief and Loss
- Emotional and Sexual Intimacy
- Parenting, Co-parenting
- Family Conflict Resolution – Mediation
- Trauma Release (Emotional, Sexual, Physical, Medical)