Ph.D., Certified Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Jen Rouse is a clinical, health, and rehabilitation psychologist, providing assessment and treatment for adolescents and adults for a range of issues including, but not limited to: anxiety, worry, depression, trauma, panic, social anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, insomnia, grief, anger, relationship issues, adjustment difficulties, life transitions, coping with chronic illness and pain, developmental difficulties, and bipolar disorder. Jen works primarily from a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, though she also provides dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), interpersonal therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy techniques. She has experience working with a diverse range of clients from various cultural and religious backgrounds. Her practice is LGBTQ2IA+ positive.
Jen works toward providing clients with a safe and trusting space to address some of life’s most challenging issues. She acknowledges the importance of a creating a strong and collaborative therapeutic alliance with clients through her warm and genuine nature and unconditional positive regard. Jen views psychological treatment as an exercise in examining the rules that we live by, evaluating what works and what does not, and generating alternative, more balanced ways of thinking and being. She acknowledges the strength and resilience individuals bring to therapy and includes a focus on increasing self-compassion and self-authenticity.
Jen received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario in 2016. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Health and Wellness Centre at the University of Toronto. As well, she completed clinical placements at the Psychology Training Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Anxiety Disorder Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and the Ryerson University Centre for Student Development and Counselling. She has previously worked in clinical trials and in other private practice settings. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles, provided numerous presentations, and received a variety of scholarships and grants. Her research and clinical interests include psychological treatment effectiveness, primary health care, program evaluation, and student training/supervision. She is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ontario Psychological Association, Canadian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, and North American Primary Care Research Group.