Jennifer Shields
RSW, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
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Jennifer is a Toronto-based trauma therapist who specializes in processing past experiences using an evidence-based therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She provides comprehensive assessment and treatment to people across the lifespan who are struggling with experiences of single-incident or developmental trauma and symptoms of dissociation. Clients who work with Jennifer can expect to find improvement in managing overwhelming emotions, explore a healthy relationship with the self, and find more connection or learn to set boundaries in relationships. Jennifer works from an attachment perspective, which recognizes that people are fundamentally shaped by our closest relationships. She is interested in how people’s histories have influenced them, and how people can shift away from habitual patterns that are no longer serving them. She utilizes her understanding of child and adolescent attachment to help adults process relational difficulties and move forward with their relationships in a meaningful way.

Practice Location:
2005 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4C 1J7
Virtual sessions also offered

Practice Hours:
Weekday Mornings, Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings

Education:
Master's of Social Work (University of Toronto)


Areas of Specialty:

Social Anxiety
Borderline Personality Disorder
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders
ADHD
Depression
Dissociation
Emotional Regulation
Family Conflict
Grief
Imposter Syndrome
Stress/Burnout
School-Related Anxiety/Avoidance
Immigrant Related Issues
Life Skills
Trauma
Complex Trauma
PTSD
Complex PTSD
Addictions (less severe/not primary concern)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Self-Esteem
Self-exploration
Parenting
Phobias
Work or School Related Issues
Young Adult
Panic Attacks
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Attachment Disorders
Perfectionism
Performance Anxiety


Therapeutic Modalities Include:

EMDR
Mindfulness
Somatic
Strength-based
Motivational Interviewing
Trauma-Informed
Attachment-based
Short-Term Solution Focused
Interpersonal Psychotherapy
Play Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Internal Family Systems
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Anti-Oppressive
Relational
Self-Compassion Practice