Jennifer Estrela is a Psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Jennifer has worked with individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings. She is experienced in working with individuals of all ages who are battling with childhood traumas (sexual/physical abuse), and who struggle with a variety of mental health issues such as Tourettes, ADHD/ADD, Fetal Alcohol Effect, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Anxiety Disorder and OCD.
Jennifer has over a decade of experience working with families in crisis, parent/teen conflict, relationship/marriage difficulties, custody/access conflict, addictions, survivors of sexual/physical abuse, depression, and anger management issues.
Jennifer adopts a holistic approach to therapy believing that all elements of an individual’s life (biological, psychological, spiritual, environmental, and social) come together and play a role in human functioning. Jennifer practices a client-centered framework of therapy. She encourages clients to see within themselves to find what they possess in order to deal with and cope with the different situations that life may bring their way.
In her practice, she utilizes methods such as Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Emotional Focus Therapy to support and aid clients in their therapeutic journey.
Jennifer is a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).