Jineya was born in South Africa and grew up in Rossland, spending her early years dancing and performing. She learned at a young age that the mind and body are strongly connected and discovered that creativity and mindfulness play a key role in developing a strong sense of self, buffering against life’s natural stressors.
Her clinical background includes working closely with immigrants and refugees regarding the unique barriers they face transitioning to a new country, as well as working with college populations. She has a strong interest in working with members of the LGBT community, specializing in working with intersectional marginalization issues that multiple-minority groups face.
Her clinical style stems from person-centred mindfulness based approaches and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also has a background in Solution Focused (Brief) Therapy. As a counsellor, her hope is to bring people into a space where they feel supported to learn more about their current values, emotions, and beliefs, and assist them in creating a life that strongly reflects their goals and desires.
Clinical Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Addiction, Grief and Loss, Anger Management, Life transitions (school, work, relationships, moving), Conflict Resolution, Suicidal thoughts/suicidality, Chronic Illness Management, Confidence/Self-esteem, Existential concerns, Identity development, Stress management, Communication, Motivation/Procrastination, Career Counselling,
Certified Clinical Counsellor registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology – University of Calgary
Masters Counselling Psychology – University of Victoria