Jessica Azzopardi (she/her) is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). She has a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and an Undergraduate degree in Gerontology and Health Studies from McMaster University. Jessica provides therapy services to children (5+), teens, adults and couples who are struggling with anxiety, relationship challenges, assertiveness, healthy coping, grief, and self-esteem, life transitions, trauma recovery; including complex trauma. Jessica is also skilled at supporting the needs of the senior population (65+).
Jessica is skilled in delivering the following therapeutic treatment modalities: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Jessica is currently completing her Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) training and will be accepting new adult and child/teen clients for this modality in September 2023. EMDR is a power and effective treatment for PTSD and trauma recovery.
Jessica believes that clients can learn to be the best version of themselves when they begin to take healthy risks and begin examining their thoughts, emotions and behavioural patterns. Her clients may be struggling with social anxiety, overthinking, not saying what they truly feel, settling for less than they deserve, low mood, or self-doubt. Jessica is committed to helping her clients achieve their goals, take control of their lives, and improve their communication skills by using effective treatment approaches that include traditional talk therapy, as well as creative arts-based interventions.
When she is not working with her clients, Jessica enjoys indulging in classic Jane Austen novels, experimenting with new recipes, and spending time with her family. Jessica’s warm, welcoming and gentle personality is a welcome addition to our team.