I am a registered clinical social worker (MSW) practicing in Edmonton, Alberta. My therapy style has grown from experience in mental health settings ranging from in-patient psychiatry to community outpatient care, as well as private practice with children, youth and adults.

My practice is informed by CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), Hakomi Body-Centred Psychotherapy, Play Therapy and EMDR trauma therapy (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).

I offer therapeutic counselling for individuals, children and youth struggling with issues such as:

  • Low self esteem

  • Stress management

  • Self harming

  • Anxiety and stress

  • Phobias

  • Grief and loss

  • Behavioral concerns

  • Depression

  • Interpersonal and social skills

  • Divorce and separation

  • Life transitions

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Parenting support

  • Self awareness and personal growth

Jennifer’s Academic Credentials

  • Bachelor of Social Work, University of Calgary

  • Master of Social Work, Clinical Specialization, University of Calgary


  • Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy

  • Alberta College of Social Workers, Clinical Registry

  • EMDRIA and EMDR Canada

Further Training

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • Somatic Experiencing

  • Hakomi Body-Centred Psychotherapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Theraplay

  • Expressive Art Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The places where we are genuinely met and heard have great importance to us. Being in them may remind us of our strength and our value in ways that many other places we may pass through do not
— Excerpt from Kitchen Table Wisdom by Naomi Remen, M.D.
<p style="margin:0;"><span style="font-size: 21px; font-weight:bold">Jennifer Stinson</span>, <span style="font-size: 12px; ">MSW, RSW</span><br> <span style="font-size: 14px; text-transform:uppercase;">Clinical social worker/therapist</span></p>

Jennifer Stinson, MSW, RSW
Clinical social worker/therapist