Jessica Byskal, MMFT -- Associate Therapist
Jessica is a graduate of the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program at the University of Winnipeg. She also holds a certificate in Applied Counselling from Red River College. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Jessica has previous professional experience working with people struggling with problematic substance use and intense family conflict and has collaborated in shared care provision with CFS, AFM, Mediation Services, EI and Probation Services.
Jessica enjoys working with people of all ages and stages of life. One of the aspects that brought her to this line of work was the idea that we are all a part of a system and that we can work individually or with any aspect of that system to create change. Jessica has worked clinically with individuals, couples, teens, children and multigenerational families in a multitude of combinations. Areas of experience include addiction, phases of divorce and separation, intense family conflict, depression, anxiety, self-harm, reunification and grief and loss. Using Narrative therapy and Solution Focused theories to help clients tell their stories and then find solutions within has been an effective and rewarding approach for Jessica. She also incorporates different theories such as Attachment, art and play, Internal Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy when well-suited to her clients.
When meeting with clients, Jessica understands that they are experts in their own life and that an impartial, non-judgemental and compassionate approach to joining an individual in their therapy work can help to sort through the challenges that come in life.
Jessica is a mother of 3 young boys and enjoys an active life with her husband where they camp, travel, volunteer and tend to their rural property.