Jessica Sandhu Therapist
I appreciate how difficult it can be to share your most vulnerable experiences, thoughts, feelings, and ideas and so my hope in therapy is to provide a space where clients feel safe and comfortable to share. One of the ways I do this is to foster a trusting, warm, genuine, and supportive connection with clients. In my work, I see client stories as gifts that are shared with me and so listening to these stories with empathy, compassion and non-judgment is of great importance to me. Through thought provoking and process-oriented questions, I work collaboratively with clients to reflect on what influences their thoughts and behaviours, patterns that occur, and what gets in the way of change. In addition, I see clients as having innate strengths and abilities to create change in their lives and believe they know what will get them one step closer to their preferred way of being.
Given my training in couples and family therapy, working from a systemic approach is a value of mine, as I believe we do not exist in a vacuum as people and experiences around us constantly influence us. I strive to create an inclusive environment and explore with clients the impacts of social location, power and privilege on their lives.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am also a Pre-Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
I completed my Masters of Science in Couple and Family Therapy at the University of Guelph. In this program, I was trained in various models of therapy including, Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Dialogic Therapy. Since then I have attended numerous trainings on various concerns such as trauma, addictions, sex therapy, and others. Currently, I am also completing a DBT course and training in infant mental health.
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