Jody Lambert, MMFT, MA, CCC, RCC
I made the choice to become a Marriage and Family Therapist because of my passion for connection and my belief that it plays a vital role in our lives. When people have supportive, enriched connections in their life they are less likely to get sick, feel pain, or make harmful decisions. In fact, people who feel secure in their social connections (partners, families, friends, etc.) are more likely to take risks, be resilient through change, and report feeling happier with their lives. I seek to help people find and nourish these types of connections in their lives. This might include repairing current connections that have been lost or impaired or it could mean using the therapeutic environment to explore internal fears and doubts that prevent us from functioning to the best of our abilities. I feel honoured every time someone chooses to process their journey with me.
Master of Marriage & Family Therapy - University of Winnipeg, 2015
Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy and Certificate in Marriage & Family Theory - University of Winnipeg, 2013
Master of Arts - Psychology - Applied Behaviour Analysis- University of Manitoba, 2009
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Psychology Major; Sociology Minor - University of Manitoba, 2006
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I also belong to the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT) and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) as a Pre-Clinical Member.
I have over 15 years of experience working in a non-profit institution for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health issues; predominantly as a Behaviour Consultant. Part of my work as a Marriage & Family Therapist has been expanding my work in this field through the development and management of therapy programs for families, couples, and individuals impacted by developmental disabilities. I have provided therapy in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals, institutions and in private practice. Many of those who come to work with me have concerns about anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, addiction, mental health, gender exploration, spiritual awareness or difficulties connecting to the outside world.
My therapeutic approach is systemic, holistic, collaborative and client-centered. I have been trained in both behavioural therapeutic approaches (i.e., Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) as well as several psychotherapy approaches (e.g., Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Emotion Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Strategic, Attachment, etc.). I am also formally trained in group psychotherapy. My unique training history, in my opinion, has given me a wonderful combination of perspectives through which I can base my therapeutic treatment. I believe that everyone has unique skills and challenges to get through their every day lives. It is my job to help them navigate this process.