Jess White, BSc, OCT, RP (Qualifying) – Sleep Consultant and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Jess specializes in helping mothers with young children and women in all life stages address challenging sleep issues to improve their health and well-being. She uses a variety of therapeutic modalities, including mindfulness, solutions focused therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).
Jess has undergraduate degrees in Biology and Education and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She is a qualifying member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and a member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants (APSC). In addition, Jess has a certificate in Maternal Mental Health and advanced professional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) by Dr. Colleen Carney. During her time as a Qualifying RP, Jess will be under the supervision of Dr. Judith Davidson, Ph.D., C.Psych., a scientist-clinician in the field of sleep disorders and author of Sink Into Sleep: A Step-by-Step Guide for Reversing Insomnia.
Jess has been working in the field of education and sleep for a combined total of 20 years. She has presented seminars on infant sleep foundations and healthy family sleep habits to perinatal support groups and has been a guest speaker for numerous organizations across Ontario, helping employees identify and overcome sleep challenges. Jess has also worked at Chigamik Community Health Centre offering individual and group sleep counselling.
Jess is caring, non judgmental and understands the importance of the therapeutic relationship. When addressing sleep challenges Jess values her client’s personal experience, spending time understanding parental stress, family dynamics, cultural sleep beliefs, and collaborates with clients to address their sleep challenges. Looking at sleep issues holistically, Jess believes clients are most successful when they have the knowledge, support and tools needed to make lasting changes. Jess and her husband live in Collingwood with their three children whose sleep has all benefited from her knowledge and understanding of what it takes to get a good nights’ sleep!
You will meet Jess in individual counselling sessions.