Jennifer Williams B.A., M.S.W., RSW

Jennifer Williams B.A., M.S.W., RSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Social Worker (RSW)
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 04249
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458 Maclaren Street, Second Floor
Ottawa, ON K1R 5K6
Ottawa, Ontario K1R5K6 - Canada
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I provide supportive and compassionate individual, couple, group and family therapy and have been practicing for almost two decades. I have specialized clinical experience and training in grief and bereavement, depression and anxiety, pre and post adoption and infertility counselling, parenting issues, including separation and divorce and custody and access assessments (including Views and Preferences of the Children Reports for Ontario court). My approach to therapy includes the use of relaxation and meditation, cognitive-behavioural therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and focused psychotherapy. The specific approach to therapy will depend on a thorough assessment and exploration of your needs and experiences and a mutually defined intervention plan.

I am currently completing a mentorship to become a private adoption practitioner and am training in Alternate Dispute Resolution in Family Group Conferencing. Please contact me for a free telephone or in-person consultation.

Email or Call Jennifer Williams B.A., M.S.W., RSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04249

More Info About My Practice

Counselling services are not covered by OHIP - however, you may be able to access partial or full coverage through:

* Motor vehicle insurance benefits
* Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)
* Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
* Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP)
* Extended health benefit plans (i.e. Empire Life, Sun Life, Blue Cross, Great-West Life, etc)
* EAP providers
* Long-term disability (LTD) carriers
* Benefit plan through DND and RCMP

For insurers who provide coverage for psychologists only, third party billing is available. Please contact me directly to discuss this further.

Some insurers require you to obtain a physician's referral prior to reimbursement. Check with your insurance company or employer for further information.

*Fees payable by cash, cheque, interac e-transfer and credit card (paypal)

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I feel that everyone can benefit from psychotherapy - whether it be due to a crisis or trauma, prolonged stress, or when experiencing a struggle at work or at home. The therapeutic relationship is vital by providing you access to a trained professional who is both impartial and objective and who is also genuinely invested in your personal growth. I chose the name "Verve Therapy Network" for my business as I feel that a large part of my job is to help people recover their vitality and enthusiasm for life. I enjoy using humour and an eclectic, evidence-based approach with individuals, couples and families to help them to regain strength and vitality, in all spheres of life.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Infertility, Adoption

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Biofeedback / Neurofeedback
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neurofeedback
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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