Jeahlisa is a registered Social Worker who holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from York University and a Master of Social Work degree, with a specialization in mental health, from the University of Toronto. Over the past five years she has supported individuals living with chronic illness and provided counselling services to youth with significant mental health challenges.
Jeahlisa is passionate about providing a validating space for people struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship and boundary challenges, burnout, compassion fatigue, and daily stressors. She strongly believes that individuals have the capacity to experience meaningful lives despite difficult transitions, unexpected life changes and structural inequities. As your therapist, Jeahlisa offers guidance, opportunities for reflection and hopefully the occasional laugh, as you engage in your personal healing journey and learn to manage unpleasant emotions in a healthier way.
Jeahlisa’s practice is grounded in equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and cultural sensitivity because she recognizes that how you personally identify and how you are viewed in society have a significant impact on how you navigate life. She also acknowledges that various types of trauma can have substantial effects on holistic health and your relationship with yourself and others.
Jeahlisa uses a client-centered and eclectic approach that is solution-focused and strength-based. She incorporates elements from clinical modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
For some folks, seeking therapy can be intimidating and stigmatizing. However, Jeahlisa strives to be compassionate, curious, collaborative and respectful in order to make your experience as welcoming as possible. Jeahlisa is committed to co-creating a non-judgemental environment where you feel safe enough to bring your authentic self to the therapeutic process and begin to work on your wellness goals.