More about Jennie Franke

Hello! First, let me say that coming to counselling is a huge first step in furthering your self-growth. I am truly pleased to have the opportunity to work with people like you and I look forward to getting to know what unique qualities each person brings to the world. I believe people can heal by entering a trusting relationship and gaining insight into their lives. By understanding how we approach ourselves, others and the world around us, we can allow the space to make practical changes in our lives.

In terms of my professional background, I have been working with children, families and individuals in a helping capacity for about 9 years. I recently completed a Masters in Counselling at City University of Seattle on September 2018. Some of my professional skills include working with clients who have experienced assault, abuse, trauma, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, substance use/addiction issues, parenting issues, attachment/relationship issues, and more. I have specifically received training in Theraplay® and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

I practice from a combined approach meaning that I incorporate different theories into therapy. The theories that I resonate most closely with are Attachment, Dialectical Behavioural, and Client-Centered. I also use techniques from additional therapies in an attempt to ensure that my client is getting the most out of their experience. I welcome feedback and I am confident that through an honest and open relationship we can create a safe environment where you feel open to sharing your experiences.

 

Qualifications

Masters of Counselling, Psychology, City University of Seattle

Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, University of Alberta

 

Affiliations

Psychologists Association of Alberta

Alberta Play Therapy Association

 

Languages

    • English

My Areas of Specialty:

  • Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Adolescent & Teen Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety & Panic Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD / ADHD)
  • Child & Youth Stress and Trauma
  • Childhood Development Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Caregiver Stress
  • Family Issues
  • Family Violence
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Parenting Issues & Support
  • Sexual Abuse & Assault
  • Trauma

I can also help with these areas:

  • Abuse
  • Adoption Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Children’s Mental Health
  • Dependent personality disorder
  • Gender Identity
  • Issues Related to Bullying
  • LGBTQ+ and Gender Issues
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self Harming
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexuality and Intimacy Issues
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Stepfamily Adjustment
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide, Idealization & Survivor
  • Trauma or PTSD with first responders

My Treatment Approaches:

  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy (Rogerian therapy)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Person Centered therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy