Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

My approach to client care is to provide a respectful and non-judgmental environment. I value strong therapeutic relationships and through collaboration with my clients, I help them create attainable goals that capitalize on individuals’ strengths and values.

Dr. Jessica Tanner

Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Under the supervision of a registered clinical psychologist, I work with adult and older adult clientele to create a plan for intervention that is both evidence-based and client-centered. My approach to client care is to provide a respectful and non-judgmental environment. I value strong therapeutic relationships and through collaboration with my clients, I help them create attainable goals that capitalize on individuals’ strengths and values. My primary orientation is from a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) lens and I utilize other third wave CBT-based approaches to provide treatment that is flexible to client needs, including mindfulness, acceptance commitment therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and dialectical behaviour skills.

Credentials

Clinical Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Ph.D, Clinical Psychology, Lakehead University

Professional memberships

College of Psychologists of Ontario

Canadian Psychological Association

Ottawa Academy of Psychology

Affiliate of the Ottawa Academy of Psychology

Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Clinical experience

My predoctoral residency in clinical psychology was through the Northern Ontario Internship Consortium (NORPIC) in Thunder Bay ON. During my residency I had the opportunity to work with adults and older adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings. My work consisted of individual and group therapy, psychodiagnostic and cognitive assessment, and psychological consultation across a wide array of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma-related disorders, personality disorders, psychosis, substance use, stress, caregiver burnout, and adjustment to chronic health conditions. In addition, I completed a minor rotation in a bariatric care setting conducting psychosocial intake assessments and follow-up, as well as post-surgery psychological follow-up. In various other clinical practica I have worked with First Nations and rural/remote populations, adult and older adult mental health inpatient rehabilitation, and within a forensic inpatient unit.

Throughout my residency and clinical experiences, I have enjoyed collaborating with other professionals including family physicians, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, and counsellors. I believe that working together ensures the best care possible.

I am motivated within my work by my compassion for people combined with a curious nature. I enjoy being resourceful and helping to problem solve when appropriate. Combined with a commitment to lifelong learning, my personality ensures that I stay up to date with the latest research and evidence-based practices.

Services offered

Under the supervision of a registered clinical psychologist, I provide individual therapy for the following concerns:

Depression

Anxiety (Excessive Worry, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic)

Trauma

Stress (including caregiver stress or burnout)

Interpersonal Difficulties or Relationship Concerns

Grief/Loss

Life Transitions/Adjustment

How to Reach Me

Practice Line: (613) 831-8181