Jane has focused her training and experience on cognitive behavioural, dialectical behavioural, and mindfulness-based approaches to managing anxiety, mood, obsessive-compulsive and related difficulties. Jane was employed by several community based agencies in therapeutic roles providing crisis management and mental health and addiction services for concurrent disorders and dual diagnosis.
During her Masters of Social Work at Wilfred Laurier University, she was trained in the assessment and treatment of individuals who committed a violent crime at the Forensic Services at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton and the Ontario Review Board (ORB). Currently, Jane works as a clinical social worker for Head Injury Rehabilitation Ontario (HIRO) where she provides therapy for individuals to help establish a new normal after the traumas of sustaining a brain injury. She also counsels individuals using a harm reduction approach to substance use disorders, and helps individuals find their strength to address mental illness while coping with the compounding challenges of living with side effects of their brain injury.
She particularly enjoys being a part of a person’s story as they build a new normal after trauma, or grow to address depression, anxiety, or substance use in both an individual and group therapeutic setting.