Janeen Weatherhead is a Registered Psychotherapist with many years experience helping people overcome their barriers and thrive.
In terms of credentials, she holds a Masters in Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy from
Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelors in Counselling Studies from Emmanuel Bible College. She holds additional training in helping First Responders, Anxiety Interventions & Relaxation Strategies, Exposure Therapy, Resiliency, and Acceptance Committment Therapy (ACT).
Janeen has also been a faculty adjunct at a local college teaching Intro to Human Services. Additionally, she has guest lectured other counselling related courses: Individual Counselling & Couples Counselling. Over the years Janeen has also been a guest speaker teaching the students tips for success as they begin their field placements, and self care strategies to students in designated leadership roles on campus.
After overcoming significant pain herself, and understanding the importance of having more compassionate and caring listeners, Janeen knew she was meant to help people better understand themselves and honour their true voice.
Sessions aren’t limited to the indoors or just talk therapy. Harnessing her creativity and dedication to her clients, she has been known to take long drives to visit grave sites, throw a ball around with teens during sessions, or simply use the great outdoors for the backdrop to get to the heart of the matter. She knows how challenging it can be to journey through therapy and wants all her clients to feel comfortable and confident, but she knows the benefits in stepping out of our comforts zones. Although, she isn't a therapist that is going to ask you try something she hasn't pushed herself to try, or isn't willing to try along with you. Janeen is so inspired in her work and by her clients that you will experience her genuiness from the moment you meet her.
Clients’ privacy, safety, and well-being are always top of mind. I’m always thinking about how to help and be a support system to your struggles, to be that voice of encouragement and sounding board. From time to time don’t be surprised if you hear from me when your on my mind. You are never alone!
I know it can be challenging and takes a lot of courage to walk through the door, so in your first, 30-minute consultation, I will do my best to ease any anxiety about the process. I will give you as much information as I can to help you decide if we are the right fit for each other. I will discuss my first thoughts on the direction of therapy based on your presenting issues, and goals. The purpose of the consultation is to interview me for an important job, walking with you, together, to better understand your story and assist you with your changes.
Janeen’s theoretical style is very eclectic, because there are so many excellent tools and techniques out there. She’s always learning and growing in her expertise. Here is a list of some of the styles used over the years, but not limited to:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Compassion Focused Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Family of Origin & Family Systems Therapy
Mindfulness & Guided Imagery
Acceptance Committment Therapy (ACT)