A counsellor/psychotherapist who graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Master of Social Work degree.
Jeff looks forward to working with adult individuals, particularly in the areas of:
Jeff has gained considerable experience providing counselling for mental health and addiction concerns to individual women and men of various ages, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and sexualities.
He has gained vital experience working in such settings as university counselling centres, a psychiatrist’s private practice, his own work as a private practitioner, and the at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on an Ontario wide telephone support hotline, and developing/delivering group therapy programs for inpatients with schizophrenia.
Jeff believes that mental health and addiction concerns can occur for many reasons including reactions to grief, job stress/loss, family tensions, social discomfort, tension in close relationships, etc.
He is aware that everyone who experiences such issues goes through them in ways that are unique to them, and Jeff tends to avoid “one size fits all” approaches to treatment.
Jeff prefers to take an eclectic approach to therapy that includes aspects of cognitive-behavioural, solution focused, client centred, narrative, and psychodynamic theories; to put together a healing program that meets his client’s individual needs.
Jeff strives to create an inclusive, non-judgemental/supportive, holistic, client-focused therapeutic environment, taking into consideration the relationships his clients have with family, friends, work/study, and their communities.
Being mindful of the connection between mind and body, Jeff has often observed how untreated mental health and addiction concerns can adversely affect people’s physical health.
Jeff is regulated by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers (OCSWSSW) and is a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).