Making the choice to begin counselling can be one of the most important and life changing decisions you ever make. We all experience challenges that we cannot navigate alone. I am passionate about helping individuals achieve positive emotional and psychological change in a warm and friendly environment. Whatever hard time you may be going through, counselling will provide a safe space to gain insight, share your story and develop the coping skills you need get back on the path to wellness. Everyone's story is unique, and no matter what situation you find yourself in or how you got to this point, I will help you get to where you want to be. Its time to start feeling better and I am happy to share in this journey with you.
Societal pressure and the media pushes girls and women to feeling that they are never good enough. If you are suffering from low self esteem, including body image insecurities, you know that this can deeply impact all areas of your life. I can help guide you to restore your self esteem so you can experience more satisfaction, confidence and fulfillment in life. Its time to love yourself once again.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious navigating your career, personal or family life? Are your fears and worries holding you back from fully enjoying your life? If so, you know how Anxiety can be a debilitating suffering which can even lead to feelings of depression and isolation. In counselling you will learn healthy coping strategies to combat anxiety and stress. I will work with you to help eliminate anxiety and stress from your life, and get you back on the path to wellness.
Relationships are hard work! Whether you are struggling in your relationship with your spouse, your child, your parents, friends or significant other, counselling can help you improve and learn new strategies for dealing with difficulties in your relationships. Through counselling, I have helped many individuals overcome relationship hurdles. I will help guide you to learn positive communication skills that will help rebuild the relationship in your life that needs restoration.
Whether you are pregnant with your first or fifth child, or feeling anxious or depressed caring for your new baby, it is important to seek help and support. If you are pregnant or have given birth in the past year and are feeling hopeless, disengaged, wishing you could escape from your current situation, feeling a lack of interest towards your new baby, or feeling as though you are unable to enjoy your life, counselling can help you feel 'normal' once again .
Its not easy to be a girl in this day and age. With the rise of social media and internet use, rates of cyberbullying and mental health issues are increasing at an astronomical rate. I help young girls ages 8+ who are struggling with a variety of issues and mental health concerns including:
Anxiety, social media addiction, bullying, cyber-bullying, body image insecurities, family conflict, parental separation, relationship struggles and depression. I am passionate about helping adolescent girls with their struggles so they can have a happier adolescence despite all of the challenges girls experience daily. I use play therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Strengths Based Therapy to build on strengths and skills and enhance confidence!
Girls have commented that they feel comfortable talking to me because I am young, genuine, friendly, and non-judgemental.
Teenage girls are living in a technological age with cell phones and Social Media use being a prominent part of their day. With this increase in online activity and cell phone use, has also come an increase in negative mental health issues such as anxiety, lower self esteem, depression, and suicide. Did you know that almost 50% of teenage girls have sent or received a sexually suggestive text message? Girls circle will address these pressing issues and help girls navigate the digital world of social media and cell phone use.
With all the challenges girls are facing with technology, peer pressure, and pressure from the media, the mental health of girls is greatly declining with each passing year. In Girls Circle, we will address the common hardships girls face in their personal life, family life, and academic life. We will discuss in great length mental health concerns and learn positive coping skills to replace or prevent unhealthy coping habits.
This segment of Girls Circle will increase girls awareness of alcohol and marijuana use and its impact on the brain, physical health, learning and memory. We will discuss girls aspiring goals in life regarding family and career, and how alcohol and drug use can be a major stumbling block to achieving their goals. Using real life examples and storytelling, girls will be inspired to rise above these challenges and will learn the facts about these unhealthy common behaviours.
As a Certified Canadian Counsellor registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, it is my passion to help individuals overcome the challenges and struggles they are facing. After receiving my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from the University of Detroit Mercy, I worked for organizations that allowed me to gain experience counselling individuals of all ages presenting with various mental health needs. I have counselled individuals with severe anxiety, clinical depression, individuals presenting with Bipolar disorder, individuals diagnosed with panic disorder, individuals struggling with low self esteem and body image as well as several other mental health needs. During this time I discovered my true passion for helping girls and women overcome many of the challenges that are unique to women. My role as a mental health counsellor, is to empower, support and gently challenge you as we walk together on your journey to better health. - Jenna Nikolli, MA, CCC