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Specialty: Individuals, Children, Youth & Families

Issues: Trauma Recovery | Anxiety | Depression | Stress | Grief | Self-Esteem

Modalities: CBT | EMDR | Solution Focused Therapy | Emotion Focused Family Therapy | Mindfulness | Psychoeducation regarding the Neuro-Biology of Trauma | Narrative Therapy | Play & Sand Tray Therapy | Dialectical Behavioural Therapy | Internal Family Systems

I will never forget my first experience of really being listened to and heard.  It was such a powerful experience that I wanted to be a part of this for others.  Having a listening person can be really beneficial for working through life’s problems and accessing your inner wisdom.  

As a therapist it is important for me to be a compassionate and empathetic listener.  I provide an in-depth understanding of what is being conveyed to me.  I afford a sounding board for people to hear their thoughts in a new way and with guidance they begin to reframe the problem in a more positive and strength-based way.  In partnership I help people to make meaning out of their difficult experiences and have self-compassion while navigating through life.

I have worked in the counselling field for over 20 years and have a special interest in supporting people with anxiety, trauma, depression, grief and parenting.  During this time, I have worked in a number of settings including school districts working with children and youth, Elizabeth Fry Society working with teen mothers, Youth Center working with marginalized, unhoused youth, and private practice.   I am trained in a variety of techniques that can be tailored to create a unique mental health structure for healing. Life throws us many challenges and at times it can be difficult to navigate them on your own.  I work collaboratively with clients, to set goals for you to create the changes they strive for and desire in their life.


Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my dogs, curling up with a good book, knitting, hiking, kayaking, listening to music and life long learning.


I graduated from UNBC and hold a Master of Education degree in Counselling. I am a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).


Additional Trainings Include:

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional- level II

Emotional focused family therapy-core and advanced

EMDR training

Neurobiology of trauma

Trauma related dissociation

Comorbidity of Mental Illness and Addictions

Motivational Interviewing

Critical Incident and Assisting Individuals in Crisis

Childhood trauma

Somatic Narrative

Jennifer Povoledo: About Me
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