Jeweley Smith (she/her) MA, RP
It is part of the human experience to have ups and downs in life. My passion as a therapist is holding space for those struggling or navigating through life’s difficulties. As a client centered therapist, my goal is to provide clients a warm, safe and accepting environment where they can feel comfortable to share their story. Each individual person is unique, and it is important to me to understand all of the aspects of a persons life that make them who they are.
Together we will collaboratively develop goals that would be meaningful, that are realistic, achievable and bring you closer to the life you want to live. During our time together we will develop self reflection, work through difficult emotions and thoughts, and make use of new coping skills and strategies to restore your sense of wellbeing. I believe that trust, compassion and validation are the keys to a successful therapeutic relationship. Empathy is at the core of my work to genuinely care for each and every client and helping them on their journey to reach their full potential.
I utilize a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches in order to suit each clients needs. The modalities I primarily use are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindful Self Compassion, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Along with these different modalities, I work from an attachment-based and trauma informed lens.
Areas of Focus
I have worked with a variety of individuals with different presenting concerns, providing one on one counselling. My areas of focus include:
- Relationship Issues
- Self esteem / Confidence
- LGBTQ support
- Life Transitions
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. My educational background includes a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Family and Child Studies from the University of Guelph.
I would be honoured to guide and support you as we work together to bring about change that is meaningful to you.