I believe within each person resides the power and possibility to create change and shape one’s destiny. I understand that life is complicated and challenges can be difficult to face alone. My work is guided by the philosophy that each person, and every couple I work with, are unique in their own right, and that no one therapy model is an appropriate fit for all. Therefore, I work with a variety of models based on the specific needs of individuals and their families.
Though I began my career working in the disabilities community. My knowledge, experience, and passion encompasses working with people from diverse backgrounds on issues ranging from grief, life transitions, separation and divorce, trauma, anxiety, depression, and launching from home. After graduating with a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy I spent two years balancing time between my private practice, and teaching and assisting at the University of Winnipeg. I now work exclusively in private practice and occasionally do consulting work. I am inspired by Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, and attachment theory. I work from a strength based perspective on short term goals or more extensive self and family exploration, and enter each session with focused intention and a desire to infuse creativity into the work that I do.
My education includes a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg. Before pursuing my degree in family therapy I spent nearly half a decade volunteering with individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia and I have a genuine fondness for people at all stages in the life cycle.
I enjoy cooking, painting, spending time with my family, taking walks with my dog, and playing board games. I spend my days off cruising on my scooter, connecting to nature, or getting lost in the pages of a good book!
Regardless of where you are in your journey I can help you take the next step. Within each of us lies a rich, colorful, unique universe. It would be an honor for me to help you discover yours.
-Jeannette Bodnar, MMFT