Jessica Swabey

Jessica Swabey, family counsellor at Swabey Family Counselling.

Jessica Swabey

Jessica Swabey, family counsellor at Swabey Family Counselling.

Professional Credentials:

  • Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology (graduated 2007).
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counsellor in the state of Illinois (in good standing 2009-2021).
  • Professional Certified Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, holding the designation of Canadian Certified Counsellor (in good standing since 2012).
  • Allied Mental Health Professional American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (in good standing since 2007).
  • Gottman Bringing Baby Home Education (achieved 2016).
  • Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Worker and Social Service Workers (in good standing since 2023).
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Meet Jessica Swabey (she/her)

I’m a Family Counsellor, a twin Mom, a happy camper, and a family communication enthusiast.  Parenting is HARD! It’s a journey of understanding and navigating emotions and behaviours while creating healthy routines, balancing responsibilities, and managing schedules. It doesn’t have to be so draining and exhausting though.

Through my parent counselling efforts, I’m confident that I can help you reduce the stress in your household and have strong relationships with your kids while setting clear boundaries on behaviours and expectations.

What I Do:

I aspire to help parents:

  • Build RESPONSIVE RELATIONSHIPS with their children and teens: relationships in which children and teens want to turn to their parents and caregivers for support!
  • Feel CONFIDENT in their parenting roles, knowing that they will not always get it right, and that’s Okay!
  • Build a COHESIVE PARENTING TEAM – because let’s face it, parenting is hard enough as it is – being on separate teams makes it even more challenging!
  • Develop COOPERATION and COLLABORATION within the family so that parenting can be less exhausting and more enjoyable!

How I Can Help

My LOVE for brain science helps parents, children, and teenagers develop an understanding of what is happening beneath the behaviour – because the behaviour we see on the surface is a symptom of an underlying concern.

When we understand the root cause, we can build effective strategies for parents, kids, and teens that work! In the long run, understanding the root cause and using effective strategies, creates strong, secure family relationships.

Let’s get you and your family enjoying life, playing, laughing, connecting, and building memories!

AAMFT Allied Mental Health Professional
Bringing Baby Home
Canadian Certified Counsellor

How Can I Help You?

Counselling For Children

Child Counselling

The number of temper tantrums you face in a day seems out of the norm.  Every little thing sends your child off into an emotional meltdown...

Counselling For Teens

Teen Counselling

Your teen seems to be all over the map emotionally, filled with anxiety one moment and rage the next...

Counselling for Young Adults

Young Adult Counselling

Being a young adult in today's fast-paced and ever-changing world feels daunting.

Counselling For Parents

Parent Counselling

As a parent, you spend a lot of time and energy just trying to “make it” through the day.  It’s on you to get everyone out the door smoothly...