Jennifer den Ouden

Practicum Therapist

Jen (she/her) earned her Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies with a minor in Pastoral Care and Counselling from Vanguard College in 2016. Her studies focused on gaining a deep understanding of how individuals from diverse cultures and societies interact, as well as effective communication strategies within different cultural contexts. Presently, Jen is in the final term of her program at Yorkville University, anticipating graduation in April 2024. In addition to her academic achievements, Jen has completed EMDR basic training. Her professional background is rooted in addiction and mental health, where she has primarily taken on roles managing treatment facilities for both men and women.

Jen believes that when people’s stories are heard and truly understood, their problems become more manageable. Grounded in a holistic perspective, Jen uses a comprehensive bio-psycho-social-spiritual-cultural framework in her counselling approach. Some modalities Jen uses in sessions are:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Faith Based Counselling

As a practicum student, Jen’s clientele is expanded to include individuals from ages 7 to 65+ with varying presenting issues in such areas as:

  • Anxiety
  • Boundaries
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationships
  • Sleep
  • Stress and Burnout