Ottawa Team

Jennifer Bradley, M. A.


At various stages of our lives, we are faced with challenges that can leave us feeling defeated, stressed, sad, angry, lost or disappointed. We may come to find that if unaddressed, these feelings disrupt our relationship with our self, others and the world. A safe and collaborative therapeutic environment is one place where you can begin to explore your difficult feelings and experiences, gain a better understanding of what causes your distress, and develop tailored skills support your healing process. It takes great strength and vulnerability to engage in the experience of therapy, and so I commend you for taking this first step into what I am confident will be an experience of personal growth and learning. 

In my practice and training as a psychologist, I am committed to supporting individuals across the lifespan by offering a confidential, therapeutic experience grounded in safety, connection and collaboration. I provide therapy and assessment services for adults who encounter a range of experiences, which include but are not limited to:  chronic stress or anxiety, grief, depression, interpersonal problems, complex trauma, sensory dysregulation, living with chronic illness, struggling with a major life transitions such as leaving home to attend university, and struggling to manage and cope with overwhelming emotions such as anger, sense of hopelessness or loss of meaning in one’s life.  

In our first session, we work collaboratively to develop an understanding of not only what brings you to therapy and your goals, but what makes you, YOU! I often ask many questions in our initial session and may make use of evidence-based assessment tools to support our process of understanding what may be contributing to the challenges you are facing. Discussing the unique aspects of your life and history may shed some light on your current challenges, as well as illuminate your strengths. From there, we will develop an individualized plan that is tailored to your needs and goals and grounded in evidence-based practice. I draw from many therapeutic models including, but not limited to psychodynamic/relational approaches, attachment-based models, existential-humanistic, behavioral and trauma-informed approaches. 

Over the past four years, I have worked with individuals across the lifespan who have presented with various concerns and intersecting identities in clinical settings such as a university psychotherapy clinic which served university students, staff, and the community, a therapeutic nursery and preschool, and a community health center. 

I completed my Honours B.A. in Psychology at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2012.  I received my M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the Duquesne University in 2016. I am currently completing my final year of the PhD Clinical Psychology program at Duquesne University. I am registered with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am also a member of the Canadian and American Psychological Associations. 

In addition to clinical work, I have taught courses in Introduction to Psychology and Child and Adolescent Development at Duquesne University. My research and academic projects have involved exploring the psychological and emotional aspects of outdoor experiences and developing an experiential approach to designing outdoor play spaces for children. 

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