Jinelle’s approach to therapy comes from an anti-oppressive, and person-centered lens. She is experienced in supporting individuals and families through areas including but not limited to depression, anxiety, big T and little t trauma, PTSD, addictions, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, self-image, self-worth, and pregnancy/post-partum. Jinelle primarily uses techniques from Mindfulness Based Therapy, Sensory Motor based Psychotherapy (Level 1), Art based therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Feminist Therapy. Jinelle works with clients to determine a treatment approach that is best suited for their individual personality, experiences, and goals.
Jinelle is a Registered Social worker who holds a Masters in Social Work with a clinical designation. She has been working in the field of mental health since 2013. Throughout her career she has worked in community mental health, program development, and youth addictions treatment. Jinelle currently focuses her skill set around working with individuals who have experienced sexual violence, varying degrees and forms of trauma, and peri-natal mental health (pregnancy and beyond).
During her pregnancy, she developed a passion for understanding the impacts of pregnancy and postpartum on gestational and non gestational parents and their families. With her daughter being born in 2020 she has developed a special level of empathy for life with a new baby during a global pandemic. Prior to the birth of her daughter Jinelle specialized in sexual trauma therapy and she has built on this experience by completing her perinatal mental health certification.