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I have a warm and down-to-earth presence. I approach my life with a spirit of authenticity and joy, and with the values of loving, learning, sharing, growing, transforming, and remembering to embrace all of the beauty in the present moment.  I am also committed to decolonizing my ways of knowing, being, and acting, as I am guided by the action-oriented principles of Etuaptmumk (a Mi’kmaw phrase for Two-Eyed Seeing) and Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon (a Wolastoqey phrase that advocates for actions toward Truth and Reconciliation) as I engage with Indigenous knowledges, languages, ceremonies, and education as guided by Indigenous Peoples.

Meet Dr. Jen


Academically, I have obtained the following university degrees.  I also identify as an individual who did not graduate from high school due to various life experiences, and returned to the western-based/mainstream learning environment as a mature student with a plethora of lived experiences that enhanced my academic learning:

·    Doctor of Philosophy in Education

·    Master of Education in Counselling

·    Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology


I am in good standing with the following associations, certifying, and licensing bodies:

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor – Supervisor (CCC-S #0064); Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association 

  • Licensed Counselling Therapist (LCT #17- 040); College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick 

  • Canadian Professional Association for       Transgender Health

  • International Association for Counselling 

Significant and meaningful parts of my learning and professional training that have spanned many years include, but are not limited to the following:​

  • Working alongside Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and Community members

  • Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy training 

  • Certified Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist

  • Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher 

  • Certified Reiki Master Teacher

I have served in the following professional capacities:​

  • Past-President: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) 2021-2023)

  • President:  CCPA (2019-2021)

  • President-Elect: CCPA (2017-2019)

  • New Brunswick Provincial Director: CCPA (2015-2017)

  • Member, Federation Working Group, College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick (during formation of CCTNB)

  • Board Member, New Brunswick Association of Counselling Therapists (2015-2017)

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