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, each family, is unique in their own right, and that no one therapy 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, addictions, life transitions, separation and divorce, trauma, parenting, anxiety, depression, and launching from home. I have extensive experience working with those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum and with their families, and continue to dedicate time to training and education, to expand my understanding and be of better service to those in the ASD community. I am inspired by attachment theory, Inter-generational Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. 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. I am certified to teach the Triple P Parenting Program and have level two training in Motivational Interviewing. 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, spending time with my family, taking walks with my dog, and connecting to nature. I also enjoy snow days, good books, and board games!
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