Jennifer Tiviluk is a registered psychotherapist who has worked with clients of many different ages and stages. Her primary areas of interest are children and adults living with ADHD symptoms, student challenges, divorce, separation, and grief support. Jennifer is trained in both brief therapy and longer-term therapy models.
Her training in brief therapy includes her experience working at walk-in community mental health clinics for over four years. At the community mental health agency and in private practice, Jennifer developed her skills on working with clients who needed longer-term therapeutic support. She uses a combination of models in her practice, including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, and narrative therapy. She is a client-centred therapist who believes in working collaboratively with the client to identify goals for the therapeutic process.
"I enjoy working with individuals who have ADHD — I am intrigued by the challenges and the creative strategies that individuals can develop to deal with the symptoms of the disorder. Building on the strengths of the individuals is primary to my process of helping individuals live with the challenges of the disorder. I also enjoy working with clients who are in a period of transition. While I understand how frightening such times can be, I can also see the tremendous opportunity for growth offered by these changes."
Clients relate to her sense of humour, empathy, and desire for growth as a person and as a therapist. They also value her ability to get to the root of the issue and her expertise in both practical problem-solving and supporting clients’ growth.
Psychotherapy is Jennifer's second career, and that makes her stronger as a therapist. In addition to her academic qualifications and clinical training, her own lived experiences as a daughter, a wife and mother, a student, an employee, and an entrepreneur help Jennifer relate to clients in many meaningful ways.
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Association of Registered Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals
Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
education and professional development
M.A. in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, New Brunswick Concurrent Disorders Certificate Program, Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Undergraduate degrees and post-graduate certificate programs in psychology, business, human resources, and information systems auditing.
recent professional development
Argyle Institute, Montreal, The Psychology of Treating ADHD, 2018
Canadian ADD Resource Alliance Conference, Quebec City, 2017
Canadian ADD Resource Alliance Conference, Ottawa, October 2016
Attachment, Trauma, and the Brain 2016 Conference, Hamilton, November 2016
Argyle Institute, Montreal, Diagnosing and Treating Adult ADHD, February 2017
Windz Institute, Oakville, Workshop Presenter at the Ontario Walk-In Counselling Clinic Symposium, May 2017
Ryerson University, Toronto, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, June 2017