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What is Psychotherapy?

“Psychotherapy is primarily a talk-based therapy and is intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Registered Psychotherapists work with individuals, couples and families in individual and group settings. Psychotherapy occurs when the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and client enter into a psychotherapeutic relationship where both work together to bring about positive change in the client’s thinking, feeling, behaviour and social functioning. Individuals usually seek psychotherapy when they have thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships and the ability to enjoy life” (CRPO webpage).

“Psychotherapy assists people just like you to find greater emotional health by talking about concerns and reframing them to overcome personal challenging thought patterns and behaviours” (Canadian Society of Registered Psychotherapists Webpage).

Meet our Practitioner:

Jennifer Braniff, MCoun, MACP is a professional member of the Canadian Psychotherapy and Counselling Association. She has been working in the field of mental health in various capacities since 1995. Experience in different sectors (including youth work, group therapy neuro-rehabilitation, individual and family and couples counselling) has enabled Jennifer to approach each case through a holistic, biopsychosocial lens. As a qualifying registrant of The College of Psychotherapy of Ontario, she is licensed to employ various evidenced based psychotherapeutic techniques (such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Client Centred Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to help others overcome life’s many challenges. Some of our clients presenting concerns include post traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury, grief and loss, LBGTQ2+ identity and family issues, substance use, anger management, relationship issues, etc. Jennifer is committed to creating a respectful, creative environment which honours each client’s unique qualities and diversity so that honest exploration and healing is possible.

The Process of Therapy

To make an appointment please call 905 319-1066 and ask for Sarah or email

  • Appointments are generally 50 minutes in length.
  • Therapy can be offered in a single session, brief format (8-10 sessions) or on an ongoing basis depending on your preference.
  • The cost of therapy is often covered by your private health insurance.
  • Please ensure your plan covers Registered Psychotherapists (as opposed to Registered Social Workers) as each plan is different.

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Halton Crisis Outreach and Support Team


Centre for Addiction & Mental Health

Ph: 1-800-463-2338

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Ph: 1-888-234-7054

Mental Health Helpline

Ph: 1-866-531-2600