Jodi is a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of experience. Her approach is to work collaboratively with individuals, couples and families on challenging psychosocial and emotional issues. Jodi has extensive experience with diverse populations in a variety of areas and settings including, but not limited to child welfare, social assistance, housing, health and community care, crisis, mental health, school systems, addictions, youth outreach, anger management groups, and fertility clinics.
General Practice Areas
Jodi currently provides counselling for: stress/coping, managing change/life transitions, interpersonal and work-related issues, anxiety/depression, grief/bereavement, addiction/mental health, chronic/acute illnesses, dementia, long-term care planning, caregiver stress and fertility issues.
Areas of Specialization
Through personal and professional experiences with fertility issues, Jodi has become passionate about fertility related assessments and counselling. Counselling and support from a social worker/therapist, can play a vital role in what is perhaps the most stressful journey for individuals and couples. Jodi provides required counselling/assessment to clients during their reproductive journey whether through natural cycles, IUI, or IVF. Specifically, Third-Party Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART): IVF utilizing, egg, sperm donation or embryo adoption as well as surrogacy. She has also worked with clients who are navigating a range of complex emotional challenges related to reproduction/conception. Further support is offered for clients who may identify with a population that may face some adversity in their journey for religious, ethnic or gender identity. Some examples of presenting issues for which individual clients and couples have sought her services include pregnancy loss/miscarriages, stillbirth, pregnancy termination, postpartum depression/anxiety, trauma related to labour and giving birth. Clients experiencing reproductive challenges often experience trauma, shame, depression, sadness, grief, anxiety/fear, guilt, stress or anger, emotional isolation, relationship conflict.
Some areas of training include: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Working with Families and Children, Fertility Counselling, Graduate Certificate in Dementia Studies, Narrative and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Interprofessional Collaboration Certificate, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
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