Jennifer McDonald,Registered Therapeutic Counsellor & Certified Trauma-Informed Coach

Jennifer McDonald,Registered Therapeutic Counsellor & Certified Trauma-Informed Coach

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Counsellor
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: Individual counselling $115 for 60 mins
Couples counselling $135 for 60 mins
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X0W6

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My Approach to Helping

Let me pour your a warm cup of coffee or tea while we sit and talk. Therapy doesn't have to be scary, uncomfortable or daunting. Life is hard enough, counselling and therapy doesn't have to be. I'm here to help support you in finding solutions to your struggles, while finding calm and peace in the process. Life is far too short and much too precious to have the effects of past traumas, prolonged grief, relationship conflicts or anxiety take over. We aren't meant to surrender to controlling, unfulfilling, unloving or conflict-ridden relationships or constantly feel like we are walking on eggshells trying to avoid another argument. Our relationships with our partner, family, parents or friends don't have to leave us doubting ourselves and consume our daily thoughts trying to find ways to effectively stop the conflict. We just want to be loved and accepted for who we are. If you have experienced the loss of someone or something dear to you and you are looking for support to help work through the many difficult and complex emotions and feelings that come with your loss, I encourage you to reach out, so you don't have to go through this journey alone.
I invite life, comfort, warmth & realness to our sessions, so you won't find a cold, sterile or uncomfortable office space here. We will navigate your experiences and life struggles together & work towards understanding where to go from here.

More Info About My Practice

I have in person and online session times available during the day, evening, and on weekends and I have 247 online scheduling, so you can more easily book a session when it's convenient for you. I also offer a free consultation phone or video call to help answer any questions you may have and give you more information on what session with me might look like. To avoid playing email or phone tag & waiting for a response, please visit my website at to book & learn more.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

This is a very common, but really great question. The answer depends on many factors. What you are wanting to work on, your goals, and your financial resources.
Typically though, someone's counselling journey lasts anywhere from a few sessions to many years, but more commonly it a few months.
When first starting out in counselling, to help keep momentum, typically people will schedule weekly or once every 2 weeks. As they progress, they might feel more comfortable in having sessions once a month or even once every 2-3 months, more as a check in to ensure they are keeping on the right path in their healing and ensuring they are staying accountable to themselves and the change they are wanting to make. But everyone's counselling experience looks different, and that's perfectly ok.
Feel free to email me or visit my website at to learn more or to book your free meet and greet consultation call.

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Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


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Groups I Work With

    I have had the honour to walk alongside clients on their healing journey, who have experienced trauma, grief, loss, relationship, couple and marriage struggles. I have also worked with clients who struggle with the after effects of Covid.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Narcissism
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Women's Issues

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