262 Commercial Street, North Sydney, NS B2A 1B8

Accepting New Clients

  • Yes

Appointment Times

  • Daytime
  • Weekdays

Therapy Formats

  • Virtual
  • In-Person

Populations

  • Individuals 14+
  • Couples
  • Veterans
  • Families

Jennifer MacDonald
B.A., BED., M.Ed., CCC, RCT-C

Jennifer MacDonald B.A., BED., M.Ed., CCC, RCT-C

Registered Counselling Therapist (Candidate)

Accepting New Clients

  • Yes

Appointment Times

  • Daytime
  • Weekdays

Therapy Formats

  • Virtual
  • In-Person

Populations

  • Individuals 14+
  • Couples
  • Veterans
  • Families

Full Bio

Making a therapy appointment can feel intimidating, but I believe it shows hope and belief in yourself and the possibility for change. That matters. In a safe, non-judgmental space, you can take a breath (or two!), share your story, untangle what feels complicated, gain some perspective, process, heal and grow. In my 10+ years as a counsellor, first in the public sector and now in private practice, I’ve supported individuals, couples & families through all sorts of challenges. My approach is grounded in research, best practices, ongoing professional development and the firm belief that everyone is capable of and deserves a clear sense of self, secure relationships and a meaningful, purposeful life. 

Areas of Focus/Specialty

  • Relationships
  • PTSD
  • Family Conflict
  • School Challenges
  • Couples Therapy
  • Parenting, co parenting
  • Self-worth
  • Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Burnout
  • Caregiver fatigue

Therapy Modalities

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (Couples Therapy)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • The Gottman Method: Couples Therapy - Levels 1 and 2
  • Client centred

Experience & Training

  • Masters of Education in Counselling – Acadia University
  • Bachelor of Arts – Acadia University
  • Bachelor of Education in Social Justice – University of Toronto
  • Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD
  • Gottman Levels 1 & 2
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy: Attachment-Based Interventions for Couples in Crisis
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness
  • Trained Facilitator For Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Mindfulness
  • Wounded Warriors Occupational Awareness Training (For First Responders)