Before becoming a Registered Psychologist under the College of Ontario of Psychology and obtaining her Master of Counselling Degree, Jane worked for several decades as an engineer in the oil and gas industry in Calgary before choosing early retirement in order to follow her passion and retrain as a psychologist. Also having her MBA and B.Sc. degree in Engineering Jane is a continuous learner.
Jane has always been fascinated by all aspects of human nature. She has experience working with individuals who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. She also has supported individuals and couples with such relationship issues as dating, breakups, affairs, sexuality, conflict, loneliness, and dissatisfaction.
Jane is comfortable with and understands emotional pain. She is aware that life can offer many stumbling blocks along the way that lead people to feel “stuck”, inadequate, or even hopeless. Sometimes it is a current issue or it may be coming to terms with events from the past. Jane has a warm, non-judgemental approach and works to help her clients understand the source of their discomfort and pain and find ways to change and heal.
The modalities that Jane uses to support change are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment Theory, and Existential Therapy. Jane is currently being trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).
Jane now lives and works in Ontario. She has been a life-long explorer of all religions and welcomes clients whose faith plays a significant role in their lives. Jane has worked closely with clients from the LGBTQ+ community with relationship and identity issues.