Primary Care Clinical Director
In 2011, Jess was awarded a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Toronto with a specialization in mental health and addictions. Prior to this degree, Jess earned a Master of Arts at York University where she was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant for her research on mood and anxiety disorders. Jess received her clinical training at Toronto General Hospital (General Medicine) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), one of the world’s leading psychiatric research hospitals. While at the CAMH, Jess was trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) for the treatment of substance use disorders and concurrent eating disorders.
In addition to her clinical work, Jess worked as a research coordinator in the psychology department at Ryerson University and co-investigated several grant funded research projects. Jess has received various awards for excellence in mental health research and has presented her work at several academic conferences. Jess is proficient in a variety of therapeutic interventions including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamically oriented therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT).
In her role as Clinical Program Director, Jess works collaboratively with our dynamic team of clinicians to continually upgrade our curriculum with the latest research and best practices in substance disorder and concurrent disorders treatment.