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    Meet Jennifer

    Hi! I’m Jennifer Ritchie. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). More specifically, I am someone who believes in the power of feeling connected, heard, and understood. I am someone who ignites change in people’s lives and relationships.

    I work collaboratively to help teenagers, adults, and families to identify and build on their strengths, to improve and recharge their relationships, to learn new skills and strategies, and to feel connected and supported to manage the many uncertainties and challenges that life brings. My job as your therapist is not to assume the role of an expert in your life. Rather, it is to allow you to share, process, explore, and begin to make sense of things at a pace that feels comfortable to you. My job as your therapist is to help you thrive, realize your potential, and make changes that align with your values.

    I’m friendly, warm, and down to earth. Therapy should never feel stiff, stale, or impersonal so I strive to ensure you feel comfortable and at ease during our time together. Those closest to me know that relationships with my family and friends are my priority and I will make you my priority as well.

    We all deserve a little help sometimes and I am so glad you’re here. Together, I want to help you become the parent or the person you want to be. I want to help you find solutions to your concerns and regain a sense of wellbeing. I want to support you, your teen, and your family in finding a way forward by making meaningful, long-lasting changes that will bring balance and joy back to your every day.


    Jennifer Ritchie Psychotherapy Services

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Anxiety
    • Grief and Loss
    • Depression
    • Emotion regulation and stress management
    • Communication and relationship related difficulties
    • Sibling rivalry
    • Parenting issues
    • Separation, divorce, and blended family challenges
    • Life transitions (new baby, marriage, retirement)
    • Stress and work-life balance difficulties
    • School-related difficulties and behavior challenges
    • Social skills and peer relationship issues


    • 18 years of clinical experience helping individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds
    • Registered Psychotherapist with The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
    • Master of Counselling (Family Therapy specialization) in 2005 from the University of Western Sydney, Australia.
    • Graduate Diploma of Counselling in 2004 from the Australian College of Applied Psychology, with highest honors
    • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology in 1999 from The University of Western Ontario
    • Child and Youth Worker Diploma in 2002 from Fanshawe College


    • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) Level One
    • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) Level One and Level Two
    • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy externship
    • Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist certification
    • Grief Care Professional Certificate Program
    • Level Four Certification in the McMaster Approach to Assessing and Treating Families with the Family Research and Therapy Institute at Rhode Island Hospital, affiliated with Brown University
    • Children’s Grief and Bereavement certificate
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) training
    • Certified Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Facilitator
    • Active member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)