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Jocelyn Simpson  MC

 

Registered Provisional Psychologist

EMDR Therapist

 

587 844 0535

jocelyn@solastacounselling.ca

Areas of expertise:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Self-Esteem and Confidence

  • Identity and Life Transitions

  • Emotion Regulation

  • ADHD

  • Grief and Loss

  • Cultural Counselling

  • Parenting

Psychological Services Offered: 

  • Adolescent Therapy

  • Adult Therapy

  • Child Therapy

  • Couples Counselling

Therapeutic Modalities

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • EMDR

  • Parent/Child Attachment EMDR

  • Client-centered therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Gottman Couples Method

  • Narrative Therapy

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I offer a collaborative, creative, compassionate, strengths-based therapeutic approach. I am delighted to work with all of my clients in understanding their core values, identifying goals, and building a genuine therapeutic connection. Using narrative therapy, I work from a biopsychosocial lens, considering biological, psychological, and social factors that may be impacting the current narrative of the client. We then work to look at unique outcomes or alternate narratives from a strengths-based perspective to build resources and capacity toward client goals.

 

I am trained in basic and parent/child attachment EMDR. I draw from other approaches, including acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. I maintain a culturally responsive lens with an openness to incorporating creative expression in a client-centered way. With counselling support, we will work together to illuminate a path through your preferred future.I believe counselling provides new and renewed insight. I work from a holistic approach using the biopsychosocial framework to consider biology, psychology, and social factors that impact health and well-being.

 

I am passionate about working with clients to explore challenges, strengths, and resources in order to support them to thrive. I have experience in the single-session model of therapy, brief therapy, and longer-term therapy. I draw from Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy, Systemic Therapies and work from a culturally responsive and socially just stance. Find renewed insight from a holistic approach. We work together to co-create a thriving life.​

Twenty-five years of teaching across the span of varied grade levels, school systems, countries, and cultures have privileged me with the knowledge that every single person in their unique diversity shares the commonality of being human and in need of support within a community. Nineteen years of parenting have left me in awe and wonder of how different the needs of each child can be and how humbling it is to journey through the seasons of life attempting to guide and also inevitably struggling at times. The learning has been to keep going and keep growing. Twenty-one years of marriage has brought highs and lows, embracing each moment, knowing that there is refining, maturing, and developing that happens in life together that I wouldn’t otherwise know. Being a child of immigrant parents affords me the lived experience of sacrificial love and the celebration of instilled values and standards of a culture of origin while fusing with the expanse of what a new culture has to offer. Being a person of faith draws me into a reality that is beyond my physical realm, one where uncertainty is okay, as is surrender. 

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