Jenny Watt

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Bio

Jenny Watt, M.A., is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with specialized training in EMDR Therapy. She has a special interest in working with adults, parents, and couples whose painful childhood experiences are keeping them from enjoying fulfilling lives and is approved to provide services for individuals in the Crime Victims Assistance Program.

Prior to her work in private practice, Jenny worked with marginalized children, parents, and families as a family therapist in a non-profit setting.

Through her experiences, Jenny discovered the importance of trauma-informed practice and became dedicated to trauma work. She is committed to encouraging positive growth and change in the community through her passion for counseling and healing.

The Quote

All human beings have an innate desire to overcome suffering, to find happiness.
Dalai Lama

What Led to the Specialization of Trauma?

I was always interested in hearing people’s stories and in listening. Jenny talks about how, as a young girl, her interest in listening to her friend’s stories progressively led to an interest in psychology, which then, in turn led to a focus on healing and in trauma.

A Crucial Early Mistake

The one that comes to mind  was with a young client where I was just so unprepared. The client had experienced sexual abuse in his young life, and I was just asking questions and being curious but didn’t realize the impact that that was having on him.

Jenny’s Why

I get so inspired by seeing people heal and then the ripple effect of how this impacts the client’s loved ones.

Jenny’s Advice

  • Don’t let your fears and discouragement bring you down. Use them to educate yourself and even be a client yourself.
  • There are so many trauma-informed therapies out there. Start by reading up and seeing which one fits, and then find ways to get specialized training in that area.

Jenny’s Go-To Books

Interview Links

Nancy Morgan, MS, PhD, DCC
Anthony Giovanniello, MS, Ac; L.Ac.

The Trauma Therapist Project Resources

  1. Inner-Work For The New Trauma Worker. An online course to help you cultivate authenticity, presence and vulnerability.
  2. Trauma Therapist | 2.0. Raise your confidence as a therapist. Learn from the masters in the field. Find support from other passionate trauma therapists.
  3. Free Audio Book From Audible.com