ABOUT WELLNESS GROWS HERE
I am so glad you’re here.
My name is Jessica! I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), helping anxious young women overcome perfectionism, body image struggles, disordered eating and to heal from trauma. I support individuals who feel trapped in a difficult relationship with food, whether that be due to an eating disorder or disordered eating patterns.
Throughout my life, I have also struggled with my own ongoing narratives around body dissatisfaction. It resulted in me feeling trapped, and ultimately stopped me from living my life to the fullest. Diet culture has become so ingrained in our society and media. It became far too easy to be consumed with anxiety around food and my body. I found myself being self-critical and extremely hard on myself. I was spending time micromanaging my food and weight, and constantly checking my body in mirrors and passing windows to make sure it “looked okay”. Perfectionism and my own history of trauma also played a key role in reinforcing this messaging and kept me disconnected from myself and those around me. If you are able to relate to any part of this story, you are not alone.
“Positive body image isn’t believing your body looks good; it’s knowing your body is good, regardless of how it looks.” - Lexie & Lindsay Kite
Over time and with support, I was able to get to a place of peace and healing. My purpose is to help you get to this place too; this is why I now support others in their own process of healing their relationship with their bodies, as well as get to a balanced place where perfectionism doesn’t feel like it’s always in the driver’s seat. I also help women heal from the past trauma that may be reinforcing a need for perfection.
It is hard work, but everyone is deserving of feeling at peace in their own body and mind.
My goal is to help you:
Free yourself from diet culture.
Live a life of freedom, peace, pleasure and joy.
Learn how to rebuild your relationship with food without guilt or shame.
Become more attuned with your body.
Learn to trust yourself again.
Break the cycle of constantly striving for perfection.
Heal from trauma that may be feeding into destructive habits and holding you back.
Move from self-judgment to self-compassion.
Build a sense of purpose, value and worth, regardless of the size of your body.
My primary therapeutic modalities include: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing and Brain spotting. In therapy, I take an easy going, client centered approach to ensure individuals feel comfortable when working through challenging times and engaging in difficult conversations. I truly believe with the right support and fit, everyone is able to overcome challenges they may not have thought possible.