Insight Psychological Therapists - Jennifer Roesler

Jennifer Roesler, Practicum Intern Therapist, (She/Her)

I hope to create a collaborative and working relationship with each of my clients. It can be daunting to face one’s sufferings and concerns. However, by walking this journey with you, I hope we can build the skills and resilience for you to face these experiences with newfound hope, understanding, and change. I enjoy working with adults, youth, couples, and families with a variety of concerns. Additionally, I am Métis and looking to supporting fellow indigenous peoples.

More About Jennifer Roesler

I have experience counseling individuals with substance use, medical procedures in hospitals, students and youth engaging in at-risk activities. Therefore, I developed a sensitivity towards traumatic situations, abuse, and suicide. I hope to create a comfortable space for people to share their experiences and difficulties.

My main approach to therapy is CBT. This involves addressing your thoughts and how they interact with your emotions and behaviors. Additionally, I like to work with Existential Psychology for those searching for a more in-depth approach. For families, I utilize the approach of Structural Family Systems which aims to create healthier boundaries among family members. I also employ the strengths of other theories to create a well-rounded practice. I love using different mediums in therapy, such as art, drama, or music. Overall, I hope to create a therapy tailored to you, as you are the author of your story.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS:

Jennifer, what is your favourite quote?

My Favourite Quote is from Viktor Frankl’s book “Man’s search for meaning”: “We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances – to choose one’s own way.

What do you think the world needs more of?

I believe that the world needs more laughter and pure happiness. We are unfortunately going through some very difficult times, and it is testing people’s ability to experience happiness. I hope that we all can adapt to these times and create happiness and meaning in our lives again.

Qualifications

Master of Counselling (in progress)

Bachelor of Arts 2018

Affiliations

Psychologist Association of Alberta

Certifications

Level 1 & 2 Gottman Couples Therapy (in progress)

Languages

  • English

I specialize in:

Amare (Sex, Intimacy, & Gender)
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
Anxiety & Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts
Couples
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage and Relationship Concerns
Grief & Loss Care
  • Dealing with Physical Health Issues
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
Other Areas
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Handling Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
Thrive (Child & Youth)
  • Family Issues
Trauma Care
  • Abuse
  • Military Related Trauma
  • Trauma
Uniformed Personnel & First Responders
  • Military Related Trauma

I have experience in:

  • Abuse
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Pornography Issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Premarital Counselling
  • Relationship Dependence
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sex Compulsion/Out of Control Sexual Behaviours
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stress Management

My treatment approaches:

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Structural Family Therapy

Assessment services:

  • Gottman Relationship Check-up
  • Return to Work Assessment