Jessica Condon

Jessica Condon

 B.A., B.Ed, MACP

Canadian Certified Counsellor & Registered Clinical Counsellor

Certified Grief Educator

Together We Are Stronger

I am so glad you are here.

 

I truly consider myself incredibly fortunate to be a counsellor. I was very young when I saw the difference one kind person can have on an individual and a family—on a lifetime, really. It is so meaningful to me that I can now provide that safe, judgement-free space for others.

 

Welcome to In Bloom Counselling, I really am so honoured to walk beside you on your journey.

 

My clients often come to me feeling like the weight of the world is on their shoulders and that every decision they make creates a ripple that negatively touches on those around them. Their thoughts are overwhelmingly negative, and it can be hard to see any positives at all. Work and relationships suffer, and their relationship with themselves is put to the side. Many clients are experiencing loss, as well. We have all lost so much since 2020 including what ‘normal’ means. Many individuals have lost a sense of self, jobs, homes, loved ones, community…I am here to witness your grief, as grief must be witnessed. Together, we can work towards creating meaning from these painful times.

 

Through counselling, you may notice that you are beginning to establish boundaries and standards for yourself because you are becoming important to the person whose opinion matters--you. Relationships can shift positively and you may notice a substantial decrease in intrusive negative thoughts. You will learn to put on your own oxygen mask before reaching for others’ masks; you will learn to establish balance in your work, relationships and personal life.

 

I believe you are the expert in your life; I am here to stand beside you to help you reach your goals, I am not here to stand in front of you and tell you what to do. When we work together, we are on the same team. Team You. To be a support to you, I primarily use:

 

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Attachment theory

  • Grief work

  • Gottman method (Formal training Level 2)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

  • Solution Focused Therapy

 

 

If you would like to talk to see if I am the best fit for you, I would love to hear from you. Click the button below to start the process. 

 

 

Education 

  • Masters of Arts, Counselling Psychology

    • Yorkville University, 2019​

  • Bachelor of Education

    • Simon Fraser University, 2012​

  • Bachelor of Arts

    • University of Calgary, 2010​

Qualifications

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor

  • Certified Grief Educator

Training

  • Grief Educator Certification, David Kessler & Grief.com, Summer 2022

  • Tender Hearts, David Kessler, Ongoing

  • Queering Mental Health Conference 2022, Our Landing Place, April 2022

  • Finding Meaning in Loss: The Sixth Stage of Grief with David Kessler, October 2021

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy: Attachment Science in Practice, Psychwire course with Dr. Sue Johnson, June 2021 

  • Feeling Great: A New, High-Speed Treatment for Depression and Anxiety Webinar, Dr. David Burns, Mar 2021

  • Couples and Addiction Recovery, The Gottman Institute with Dr. Robert Navarra, 2021

  • "The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy", The Couples Institute, 2020-2021

  • Forbidden Sessions: Death, Sex & Money, Esther Perel Online Conference, Nov 2020

  • The Sexually Competent Therapist Training, Allura Sex Therapy Centre, Oct 2020

  • Gottman Peer Support Group, Best Marriages, 2019-2021

  • The Developmental Model, The Couples Institute, 2020

  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy Webinar, Leading Edge Seminar with Dr. Sue Johnson, June 2020

  • Domestic Violence in the Climate of COVID-19, BCACC, May 2020

  • The Science of Well-Being, Yale-Coursera, April 2020

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm, The Gottman Institute, 2019

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2: Assessment, Intervention, and Co-morbidities, The Gottman Institute, 2019