Jodi Frances Brown, MA

(she/her)
Preferred Name: Jodi Brown

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Jodi holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology, minoring in health and wellness. Originally from Minnesota, she moved to Ontario 25 years ago. When she arrived, she had a dream of completing her Master's degree and pursuing a career in psychotherapy. Many obstacles were in her way, including adjusting to a new country, debt, and a trauma history of her own. Jodi spent the next few years raising her family and focusing on healing thru yoga, meditation, counselling therapy, and self-reflection. Today she is a specialized trauma therapist with Certification in Somatic Experiencing, Complex Trauma, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as well as being a trained EMDR therapist completing certification. Jodi is living out her dream of supporting High-Performance Athletes and Students, First Responders, Sexual Victimization Survivors, Trauma Survivors, Couples, Teens, Young Adults, and Adults as they heal from their experiences. She firmly believes that we deserve the best life, we are doing our best with the information given, and we can heal when supported with unconditional positive regard and safety. Your symptoms and your diagnosis are not who you are or what you have the potential to become. "Don't mistake who you have to be to survive with who you are or what you are capable of becoming." As Psychotherapy research progresses, therapists have a better understanding of the brain, nervous system, and how they respond to trauma. The new information supports individuals redefining OCD, depression, anxiety, and BPD as symptoms rather than the source. Lastly, Jodi believes that the therapeutic relationship is the heart of her work. She prides herself on working collaboratively with her clients to set and reach their therapeutic goals.

Education & Experience

Masters Counselling Psychology BS Psychology: Health and Wellness Somatic Experiencing DBT EFCT MCBT

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors

Language

  • English

Insurance


WSIB