Psychologist Therapist Counselling Hamilton
Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Barbera offers psychology services in Hamilton, and online across Ontario. Dr. Barbera completed an honours BA in psychology, a masters degree in counselling psychology, and a PhD in counselling psychology from the University of Toronto in 2013. She has completed graduate coursework in assessment & diagnosis, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), process experiential therapy, Addiction, Personality, and additional training in DBT, ACT, EFT, IFS, self-compassion training, memory reconsolidation, EMDR, and many others.
Dr. Jennifer Barbera PhD, C. Psych, has over 23 years of counselling experience in community settings such as homeless shelters, walk-in clinics, university student centers, private practice, and hospital settings. She gained over 4500 hours of clinical & counselling work under the supervision of other psychologists, before becoming autonomously licensed as a psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a registered clinical and counselling Psychologist in 2014.
Dr. Jennifer Barbera decided to become a psychologist after working in homeless shelters & community organizations and realizing that she most enjoyed assisting individuals in a counselling capacity to better understand themselves and find greater contentment in their lives. She enjoyed helping to put people at ease through her calm, encouraging, non-judgemental and empathic attitude. She had been working in human services since completing her BA in Psychology in 2002 and then decided to return for an additional 6 years of graduate school between 2007 & 2013 and then a year of licensing to become registered as a psychologist.
Dr. Barbera’s C. Psych’s approach is constantly evolving and is eclectic to suit the unique needs and preferences of each individual and couple. She continues to grow her knowledge & experience through extensive clinical work, additional training, and supervisory experience as she supervises Psychology Graduate students completing a psychology practicum. Contact us to send your application for a psychology practicum. Dr. Barbera C. Psych also contracts clinical and/or counselling services from psychotherapists and clinicians working towards registration as a Psychological Associate, however, she is not currently looking for any new associates.
* Sticks to areas of competency
* Calm dealing with crisis
* Flexible & open minded
* Warm & supportive
* Practices work-life balance
* Stays in "Self" during therapy sessions