EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS
Bachelor of Business Adminstration
Bachelor of Arts (Hons. Psychology)
Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology
Master of Education in Counselling
EMDR Basic Training
Certificate Training in Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care & Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy through Postpartum Support International
GET TO KNOW ME
My name is Jessica McTague and I am a Licensed Counselling Therapist - Candidate (LCT-C) and a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC). My journey to become a therapist was not linear and I took a few different paths in my education before I got here. One thing that was consistent throughout my education was that I love learning, so much so that I have spent ten years finding my passion across multiple disciplines. I began my education by completing a business degree but I knew by the end that business was not for me. I eventually found myself in a Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology program where I learned the value of evidence-based practices and research. However, I still felt like I needed more in the form of human interaction, which led me to counselling. I completed a Master of Education in Counselling from the University of New Brunswick and I have not looked back since.
I love seeing my clients grow, and work towards living a valued, more balanced life. I give my clients the tools to work towards feeling better in a non-judgmental, confidential space allowing them to maximize their own well-being. I have training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Emotion-Focused therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy . I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is a trauma-based therapy allowing me to work with clients who may have experienced trauma. My approach to treatment is tailored specifically to each individual client and I work together with my clients to determine which methods will be most beneficial for my client’s wellbeing.