Get to know Jenelle
The therapeutic connection is one of the absolute most important pieces of the process.
Hi, I’m Jenelle.
I’m a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in the Province of British Columbia. I hold a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of British Columbia Okanagan (2013), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree from the University of Regina (2008) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan (2007). After working in many different counselling roles, I started a private practice to pursue my love of therapy in 2017 and am offering both in-person and online counselling services in Kelowna, BC.
Since completing my Master of Social Work degree in 2013, I have worked very specifically with a focus on grief, bereavement and trauma. Completing my EMDR Level 1 and 2 basic training in 2016 and later becoming a Certified EMDR Therapist in 2020. It became very evident to me when first starting my work with EMDR that I needed a very good understanding of the nervous system in order to make EMDR more gentle. I started my Somatic Experiencing training in 2020 and have just become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in May of 2023. I passionately combine these two modalities to create the gentlest EMDR you can find.
I have an extensive work history in both the private and public sectors and have worked in the field of Social Work since 2008. I have served children, adolescents, adults, and seniors in a variety of settings. Each experience has given me the depth of knowledge to work with a variety of challenging issues and to be able to help and empower people in effective ways. I have a greater understanding of the larger system and how to better serve my individual clients and their needs. I have a passion to work with preteens, teens, adults and seniors with an integrative and holistic mind-body approach.
Get to know me
- I am a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500) with Yoga Alliance. I am certified in: Yin Yoga, iRest, Kundalini, Kids Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga Outreach Core Training and Pain Care Yoga.
- I am a Reiki Master/Teacher! I offer Reiki training through Conscious Hearts!
- I practice what I preach… I believe every good therapist needs a therapist. I understand that the process of therapy is deeply rewarding, even life changing when you’re truly ready to be your most authentic self!
- I believe that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all!
- I am deeply fascinated with trauma and the story our body has to tell us!
- I am a proud Mom to my beautiful Daughter and Wife to my loving Husband!
- I have am a world traveller! I have adventured to 26 Countries and have the dream and goal of visiting 81 countries by the age of 81!
My Commitment to You
At the core of my work is an authentic and sincere interest in your well-being, and an interest in making sure you receive the care, support and services needed to move forward in your life. I am deeply honoured to work with you and look forward to our life rewarding sessions together!
The recipe for a great therapeutic relationship
Jenelle believes that therapy is your journey and that she is walking along side with you. The Meet and Greet is a no pressure meet to make sure that connection is there!
After you discuss your areas of concern, Jenelle will work with you to define your best path forward. She integrates many different evidence-based modalities such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Touch skills and mindfulness based practices.
Don’t be surprised when Jenelle asks you questions about your interests, community and activities. She is a strength based and solution focused therapist and will want to use your resources throughout therapy.
What others have said
Areas of Specialty
Trauma, Grief, Bereavement, Life Transitions, PTSD, Complex Grief, Panic, Anxiety, Depression, Anger
REIKI Training – Conscious Hearts Wellness
When not at her Tutt street office, Jenelle has a side passion that she offers to the community. She became a Reiki Master in 2015 while working with Hospice offering Vigil Services. Her wish was to provide comfort to those she had the honour of sitting with in their last hours. Jenelle found it to be such a benefit to her own self-care, burnout prevention and her ability stay grounded that she also teaches it on the side!!!! Reiki Healing is a sacred modality that brings peace and understanding to your Whole Being. Conscious Hearts Wellness was created by Reiki Masters, Jenelle and Lara MacDonald who come together to offer weekend Reiki classes!!
My purpose is to hold space for others and their individual journey. Without loss we can’t appreciate what we have. Without love we would never experience loss. I believe it is better to love and lose than never to love at all. I’ve been blessed and am filled with gratitude to be able to help others harness peaceful and soulful space in this world through their own personal journey. It is my honour to walk alongside with you.
Ready to take the first step?
Jenelle offers sessions both in person at her Tutt St. office, as well as virtually via Zoom. She is currently working off of a short waitlist and would be pleased to meet you or your child for a Meet & Greet session.
Click here to join her waitlist and Jenelle will contact you at the earliest possible time. Jenelle does her admin most Friday afternoons and will get back to your inquiry then. Thank you for your patience.
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