Ms. Jennifer Dawn Marchand, MA, CCC, RCAT

Preferred Name: Jen

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

Jennifer Marchand, MA, CCC, RCAT, is a Canadian trauma therapist and EMDRIA-approved consultant with over 10 years of clinical experience in a diverse range of settings and cultural contexts. She currently lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia specializing in work with conflict-affected populations, complex trauma and dissociation, and the impacts of vicarious trauma (such as with humanitarian aid workers, health professionals, journalists, and activists). Jennifer has been an EMDR Basic Trainer with the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute with Dr. Ricky Greenwald (2020-2023) where she continues to offer advanced EMDR trainings on creative arts therapies and complex trauma. Jennifer has a special interest in intercultural issues and Global Mental Health. She is an alumni of Harvard's Refugee Trauma Program (HRTP), as well as McGill University's Transcultural Psychiatry Summer Program. Since 2019, Jennifer has been a trauma trainer and technical advisor to Medica Mondiale, an international women’s rights organization based in Germany, she develops and delivers training on trauma sensitivity for health professionals in conflict-affected settings—such as Kurdistan, Afghanistan, and Southeast Europe, with a focus on self-care and burnout prevention. She has also lived and worked in Vietnam at an international clinic as a psychologcal counsellor, and with Blue Dragon Children's Foundation where she supported a team of Vietnamese psychologists working with survivors of human trafficking. She integrates the creative arts into her trauma recovery work. She is also an editor and author in the exciting new publication on combining EMDR and Creative Arts: EMDR and Creative Arts Therapies (Routledge, 2022).

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Sliding Scale