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Jennifer Dawn Watts, MA

jennifer-wattsJennifer started Living Well with certain values in mind, high quality therapy from therapists that specialize in their areas of strength, and average rates with sliding scale options so as to make therapy more affordable for everyone. Jennifer began her journey as a therapist specializing in some of the most severe anxiety disorders people experience but has since developed strong skills in a variety of areas. She also trained under world-renowned psychologist and author of 26 books, Dr. David Benner and completed training with one of the world’s leading marriage experts, Dr. John Gottman.

Some areas of strength for Jennifer include:

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Boundaries
  • Burnout
  • Codependency
  • Dating
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Enmeshment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief
  • Hypochondria
  • Irrational Fears
  • LGBTQ concerns/Homosexuality
  • Life Transitions/Career Change
  • Marriage/Relationship Concerns
  • Mild to Moderate Depression
  • Obsessive Thoughts
  • Over-Responsibility
  • People Pleasing
  • Past Trauma/Abuse
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Concerns with Parents/Siblings
  • Rescuing
  • Self Esteem
  • Shame/Guilt
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Stress Management

Jennifer is a counsellor that uses an integrated approach which includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Theory and Client-Centered/Rogerian perspectives. For couples Jennifer primarily works with a Gottman-based approach. She uses methods proven by research to strive for good results early on in treatment. She starts with shorter term strategies for more immediate effectiveness, as well as working through the past if clients desire so that they can also see long lasting results.

What clients seem to appreciate most about Jennifer is her caring nature, her non-judgmental attitude and her vast range of knowledge in her areas of expertise. She is also a therapist that believes in client respect and feedback. If there’s anything you don’t want, or do want in therapy, that is of utmost importance to her.

To see if Jennifer is currently taking on new clients email intake@livingwellcounselling.ca

Additionally, if you want to learn more about Jennifer go to http://twitter.com/jennwatts.

To read testimonials some of Jennifer’s clients have submitted, click here.