Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
My goal is to build a strong therapeutic alliance and create a safe space for clients to experience self-reflection and positive change through the use of empathy and unconditional positive regard. In my counselling practice, I draw from solution focused techniques, CBT interventions, and mindfulness in order to work with individuals facing various challenges including stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, and grief.
I welcome the opportunity to work with children ages (10+) in addition to adults. My previous work experience teaching dance and preschool during my undergraduate years has given me invaluable experience working with children. I also completed an internship placement at Jennifer Rogers Therapy Services providing individual therapy services.
I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ryerson University and have completed the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. My personal time is usually spent going for walks outside, connecting with friends and family, traveling, attending fitness classes, and completing puzzles. I look forward to meeting new clients and hope that together we can achieve positive and long-lasting change.
Please contact Jennifer to schedule with Julia. Julia's rate for 50 minute session is 125.00 plus HST.
Barbara Aufgang, She/her, Clinical Intern
Registered Psychotherapist, (Qualifying)
Life has a way of throwing us curveballs that can be overwhelming. I am a mom to two young adults and have faced many life transitions and difficult challenges such as relationship separation, career changes, and caregiving for family members facing mental and physical health concerns. I have faced terribly stressful moments when I wasn’t sure I was going to survive. However, these challenges became opportunities for personal growth. I learned about my personal coping skills and the strengths I didn’t know I had. These transitions provided me an opportunity to learn who I really am, as opposed to who I think I should be.
I have been working as an employment counsellor for four years with newcomers building a life in Canada, students transitioning to the world of work and mature workers trying to regain their self-confidence and reinvent their careers. I became a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) so I could help people in a more in-depth way supporting their mental well-being as they navigate life's challenges. I believe that everyone has the ability to handle difficult situations but sometimes we are so overwhelmed we forget to draw on our own strengths. While life can sometimes bring us down, we all have it in us not only to survive but to flourish as a result of these obstacle
Each of our sessions will be adapted with your personal needs in mind. We will explore new ways to approach life changes and losses like divorce, grief, job loss, past trauma, empty nest or any difficult life transition you are currently facing. Together we will discover ways to address your fears and discomfort with new beginnings by identifying your strengths, values, and meaning. Therapy can help you cope and build the best future possible. I look forward to meeting you soon.
As a graduate intern I can offer more affordable options (100.00 plus HST) Please email Jennifer at email@example.com to inquire about a sliding scale rate if affordability is a concern.
I draw from Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, Narrative, Strength-Based, and Existential Therapy when working with clients.
Interns are completing their Masters Degree and fulfilling direct face to face clinical practice requirements. Interns are supervised by Jennifer Rogers and can bill for Registered Psychotherapy services if their insurance plan covers this. Interns can offer counselling services at a reduced rate/sliding scale.