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Jennifer Abbotts

Student Therapist, Gestalt Institute Toronto

(she/they/no pronouns)

In Person & Virtual Sessions

  • Working with Adults

  • Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Grief, Self-Esteem, Women's Life Experiences, Relationships Issues, and Peer Relationships

Meet Jennifer Abbotts...

Hello, my name is Jennifer Abbotts. After ten years as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), I am now practicing as a Student Therapist under the Gestalt Institute of Toronto and am in my first year of clinical practice. 


What this means for my clients is that I have a decade of training and experience in understanding physiology, pathology, the nervous system, and a holistic view of how the body and mind integrate to create a person’s lived experience. 


This combined experience and training can help to support you with changing issues such as anxiety, unhelpful thinking patterns, difficulties with relationships in your life, poor self esteem, grief and loss and feelings of depression. 


 I can help you with the ability to start to focus in on what is happening in the moment and how it might relate to the life experience you have had so far. With compassion and at your pace my goal is to support you to work within what feels comfortably uncomfortable for you. This is the edge where change is possible.


I am known for bringing warmth, empathy, kindness, and grounding to my clients as an RMT, which is translatable to psychotherapy. In addition, I am building an understanding of how culture and appearance creates a different experience from my own in Canada. I welcome an open dialogue, and understand that we will have differences.


What working with a student therapist means is that our sessions are one to one, rates are reduced and all of our work together is under review by clinical supervisors who have a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from and keep the highest possible quality of care. I want to reassure you that while we both benefit from supervisory input, your personal and identifying details are kept out of supervision sessions.


You are the expert of your life, and I would love to support you in normalizing that experience. Let’s explore together how that has brought you here and support shifts that increase your wellbeing. I look forward to working with you and welcome you to book in for a 20 minute no charge consultation.

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