Jessica Barnes, MSW, RSW (Currently On Mat Leave)

Clinical Social Worker

My Approach

During sessions, I help people identify goals that would make the greatest difference to their well-being. I believe a holistic approach is necessary, so we examine physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational well-being. In my experience, compassion and empathetic listening are often the most useful interventions I can provide. From my lived experiences and knowledge of evidenced-based interventions such as Mindfulness and Emotion-Focused Therapy, I work with clients to make their goals a reality.

What to expect

During an initial Counselling session, together we would;

  • Explore your story and what has currently brought you to counselling
  • Gather some basic information regarding your physical/emotional/social/relational well-being currently and historically
  • Answer any questions you might have about me or the therapeutic process
  • Set goals for what you want to achieve during sessions


Jessica Barnes is a Clinical Social Worker who specializes in Maternal Mental Health. She is a Postpartum Doula student, and mom to a busy two year old son. With over ten years of experience working with parents and families during difficult times, people choose to work with Jessica for her compassion, empathy, and humour. She loves seeing clients build resiliency, gain confidence, and truly enjoy parenting. Jessica is trained in the therapeutic approaches that research shows help people the most. Her holistic approach to truly understanding those she works with allows her to help them in real, meaningful ways.

Jessica graduated from the University of Toronto with her Master of Social Work and has a Certificate in Maternal Mental Health. She has completed training in the following areas; trauma, attachment, parenting after divorce, parent coaching, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Parenting Capacity Assessments.

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