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About Me.

My name is Jessica Courville (she/her) and I'm a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. 


I work primarily with youth, young adults, and adults who struggle with a variety of issues, including: anxiety/worry, depression, low motivation, low confidence, high stress, life transitions, relationship issues, grief/loss, body image and self-esteem issues, addictions & problematic substance use, as well as other serious mental health disorders that range in severity but often include mood fluctuations and emotional dysregulation. 

Prior to completing a masters in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa, I was a high school teacher for five years. I taught grades 9-11 English and History, as well as grades 7-11 Dance and Drama. I've ran several half marathons and one full marathon in 2014. I'm a yogi, animal lover, and my favourite place is to be in nature. 

Therapy Office

My Approach.

My approach to therapy is holistic, integrative, and collaborative which allows me to meet the unique needs and experiences of my clients. In my therapy practice, I use an attachment-based, IFS informed, psychodynamic approach which involves exploring and understanding how different parts of ourselves (developed typically during early childhood and young adult life experiences) may impact a person's state of being, thoughts/beliefs, emotions, physical sensations, behavioural patterns, and overall ways of coping.


More specific modalities and approaches I use include:

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy to create harmony and balance among our inner parts/system (Intensive training completed May 2022 & July 2022 with the IFS Counselling Association - IFSCA)

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Schema therapy (currently in training)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression and Anxiety disorders

  • Mindful Self-Compassion Therapy (MSCT)

  • Emotion-Freedom Technique, also know as EFT Tapping (Level 3 EFT Practitioner trained by Debra Coffey)

  • Mindfulness and Meditative practices

  • Polyvagal Theory: Exercises for Safety and Connection 

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