Mental Health Professional
Directly supervised by JESSICA RICCI, MACP/DCP/RP
Child, Teen & Family Specialty
Melissa, our newest associate to join our team works with children, youth, and families at our practice. Melissa wanted to share who she was and her background in her bio here today:
I am passionate about supporting families - helping parents understand their children and providing strategies to develop a cohesive home life. I have a background in special education and early childhood education and am a self proclaimed life long learner.I recognized a gap in support services and increased wait times and the impact it was having on children and families and wanted to be part of the solution.
Melissa Klassen's Bio
Chloe Hull's Bio
CHLOE HULL, MACP/RP(Q)
REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST (QUALIFYING)
Directly Supervised by Jessica Ricci, MACP/DCP(in.P)/RP
SPECIALIZING IN: Self-Care & Burn out
Chloe Hull brings a wealth of knowledge with her from academic and clinical experiences.
Here is a brief bio from Chloe:
I am currently a registered psychotherapist (qualifying), working towards both my full designation as a registered psychotherapist with the CRPO. I have a Master’s degree in counselling psychology.
"I provide support to those who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, struggling with perfectionism, self-love and setting boundaries with others, as well as to those who are undergoing life transitions. I also have prior experience providing support to at-risk women and girls who are in crisis and who have suffered various forms of trauma.
I strive to offer services through a trauma-informed lens in order to create a safe and supportive environment where you feel comfortable sharing your concerns. My approach is integrative in that I pull from a variety of skills and techniques to best suit the unique needs of my clients. I seek to meet people where they are at and walk alongside them in their journey towards wellness and fulfillment.
Please feel free to reach out via phone or email if you would like to arrange a free 20 minute consultation! I look forward to meeting you and determining how I can assist you in your healing. "
Jessica Schafer's Bio
JESSICA SCHAFER, MA/RP/OAMHP
Part of the Rewriting Your Narrative Team, Jessica Schafer brings a wealth of experiences with her from private practice and mental health agency experiences.
Here is a brief bio from Jessica Schafer:
"I have a Master's of Counselling Psychology and am a Registered Psychotherapist under the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have previously worked for a family service agency, a multi-site non-profit counselling agency and another private practice. I feel deeply privileged to be able to offer clients a safe space to process, heal, and grow and I'm always in awe of the amazing courage and resilience I witness. "
I work from a strengths-based stance, believing that the client is the expert on him or herself and already has the capacity for significant growth and healing. I use a number of different modalities in my work, matching various techniques and ideas to the needs of my clients and asking for feedback on what is working for them and what isn’t.
I love to read and regularly do further research on issues my clients are facing. Recent influences have been Terrence Real, Harriet Lerner and Brené Brown. I am looking forward to pursuing training in Terrence Real’s Relational Life Therapy this year and hope to pursue EMDR training in the future."
Jessica Ri cci's Bio
JESSICA RICCI, MACP/DCP(INP.)/RP/OAMHP
SENIOR ASSOCIATE; REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST
DOCTOR OF COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY (DCP) - IN PROGRESS
CLINICAL SUPERVISOR (PSYCHOTHERAPY)
SPECIALIZING IN: Substance Abuse; Personality Disorders - Borderline Personality Disorder; Eating Disorders; Reflective Parenting/Attachment
Jessica brings over 10 years of psychotherapy and counselling, garnered through a wide variety of clinical experiences. Beginning into this field, Jessica wanted to be involved in many different clinical environments in order to bring a wealth of knowledge to clients.
Below, you can find more information regarding Jessica's career and motivations for pursuing psychotherapy.
I have always had a fascination for learning about everything that is psychology at the start of my academic career. Whether this was the brain, consciousness, trauma, addictions, and even those complicated things we call emotions! As I progressed from my undergraduate degree in Psychology and decided to advance my learning with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, a different fascination came about. The ability to connect with and help another person through their traumas or life challenges became a focus point for me. To meet someone where they are at, validate and respect their past and their story, and have that person trust in my ability to help them, is something I can only describe as humbling.
Now pursuing a Doctor degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, I am brought to another stage in my career, one that is more focused, more specialized, and better equipped to help those that may be facing complex experiences. I have also started supervising undergraduate and Masters students, as well as qualifying psychotherapists (RP-Q).
When I am working alongside the client that has chosen me as their psychotherapist, I like to refer to myself as the person that can put the pieces of the puzzle together. The client is the expert in their life, and their own narrative, I am really just the person that can see where everything fits and what pieces need to be rearranged to achieve their idea of wellness."
Contact Rewriting Your Narrative today if you are ready to rewrite your story and reclaim your life!