Jerrica Hunter, M.Psy., R.P. (Qualifying)

Jerrica Hunter, M.Psy.

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Professional Summary

Jerrica is a qualifying psychotherapist (under the supervision of psychologist Gita Canaran) who uses evidence-based practices to help adult individuals experiencing difficult life transitions. Jerrica’s past work has focused on working with individuals living with severe and persistent mental illnesses, including complex trauma, psychosis, and addiction. She uses a trauma informed approach in her practice and is committed to helping her clients feel safe and heard.

Areas of Practice

  • Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Depression
  • Psychosis

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-informed approaches
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Schema Therapy

Professional Credentials

  • Psychotherapist (Qualifying) – College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • Ontario Psychological Association
  • North American Society of American Psychology
  • Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

Education

  • Master of Psychology (M.Psy.), Adult Clinical Psychology, Adler Graduate Professional School
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons), Social Justice and Peace Studies, with minor in Refugee and Migrant Studies, University of Western Ontario

Past Professional Positions

  • St. Joseph's Healthcare - Parkwood Institute, Adult Ambulatory Care (outpatient mental health practicum)
  • St. Joseph's Healthcare - Parkwood Institute, Treatment & Rehabilitation Program (inpatient mental health practicum)
  • South West Local Health Integration Network

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