Jennifer Baker, MEd, RCC, PMH-C
I am an experienced mental health therapist who provides online counselling support services to adult and adolescent individuals in British Columbia. In my practice, I believe that each client is the expert in their own lives, and that it is not my job to decide for my clients what is best for them. My goal is to come alongside each client to support them in learning how to resolve, manage, or accept the various challenges that life brings. I aim to create a warm, judgment-free professional relationship where clients may feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings, memories, relationships, and behaviours more deeply and authentically, with the overall goal in mind of creating lasting change for a more balanced and resourceful life.
I draw from a number of different approaches in my sessions, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness & acceptance practices, and motivational interviewing. I adopt a trauma-informed lens in my work, and seek to work compassionately and collaboratively with my clients, referencing their best judgment in planning the best course of action for their counselling therapy.
I have experience and training supporting individuals struggling with the following:
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor in good professional standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (license #14867). This means that I hold a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology and have completed the requisite clinical training and supervisory experiences necessary to practice clinical counselling with this designation in BC.
In addition to my formal training, I have pursued continuing education and training in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for general populations as well as perinatal clients, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing.
Largely as a result of my own past struggles with fertility challenges and reproductive medicine, as well as perinatal mental health struggles, I have a special interest in helping prospective, expecting, and new parents cope with the mental health demands of infertility, loss, pregnancy, postpartum, and parenthood. In addition to my formal training, I have completed training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Perinatal Mood Disorders and hold a certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) through Postpartum Support International. It is my passion and privilege to support birth-givers and their families cope with the stressors and demands of this season of their lives.