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100% VIRTUAL PLACEMENT IN ONTARIO

Practicum Student Opportunity for September 2024

Make Your Own Hours. Practice The Modalities You Believe In. Serve Clients At The Highest Level. 100% Virtual Placement For Students Residing in Ontario.

Does This Sound Like You?

You’re a smart, compassionate, goal-oriented hard worker who is eager to finally start applying your academics to real clients. You know how to hustle – you managed school, your personal life/family, your finances, and probably even a part time job. You’ve heard how competitive it is to get a solid practicum placement, and you really want to make sure you make the right choice. Maybe you ask yourself questions like:

  • Will I get enough hours in time?
  • Will I get exposure to the kind of clients I want to work with?
  • Will the culture be supportive, team-oriented, and committed to my growth?
  • Will I like my site? What if I don’t?
  • How will I balance the demands of practicum with the demands of school?
  • Will I have a mentor that teaches me what I need to know?
  • Will I get stuck in something inflexible or hours I don’t want to work?
  • Will I have to do a lot of admin stuff I’m not interested in, or will I leave with a solid foundation of knowing how to work with clients?

I was once there too.

Hi, I’m Jaclyn. And I really get it. It wasn’t long ago that I too was a Yorkville student that made a major career transition to become a counsellor and, I really wanted to make sure I had the right practicum site. As a highly sensitive person, I’m prone to anxiety, worry, overthinking, and having to make a major decision (like practicum) can make things challenging!

At the end of the day, I was glad I trusted my gut. I used the same skills I teach my clients in order to trust myself, trust the process, and make the absolute most of my experience.

And now that I’m on the other side of the table, I’m dedicated to making the process as simple, streamlined, and as fun (yes, fun) as possible.

Our Culture

At True Self Counselling, are committed to authenticity. We believe that helping clients to rediscover their inner wisdom is key to the healing process, and that guiding them to listen to and trust themselves are central tenets to the healing they seek.

We also believe that this ethos is not limited to our clients – it applies to the therapists who work here as well. When you are your authentic self, you’re in the best place to serve your clients. You naturally attract clients who are best suited to your skillset, personal preference, and lived experience. Practicum can be a massive personal growth opportunity if you are truly ready to learn from your vulnerability, take courageous action, and are committed to changing the world one client at time.

In addition to the massive personal growth opportunity we offer, here are some of the other perks of joining our team:

 

DIVERSE CLIENTS

Gain practical experience working with clients from varied cultures, age groups, and presenting concerns.

100% VIRTUAL

Work anywhere you have a wifi signal, as long as your liability insurance covers you.

200+ DIRECT HOURS

We do all the marketing for you, making sure you complete all your client hours on time and without stress.

CLINICAL COACHING

While we can't offer clinical supervision, there are many ongoing opportunities to learn from experienced clinicians.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

We would be happy to have you join our growing team as an independent contractor after you graduate.

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

You have the freedom and flexibility to see clients according to your own schedule. All we ask is that you are available 15 hours per week.

MULTI-MODALITY

Now is the time to learn. If you love a certain modality, you can run with it. If you're curious to try a more eclectic approach, you're welcome to engage in the style that best suits you.

BUSINESS MENTORSHIP

With an MBA and ten years of international corporate business experience, your site supervisor is well suited to help you with the business side of therapy.

Our Approach

We take an integrative, client-centered approach to therapy, with a focus on being:

Trauma-Informed

Trauma isn't what happened to us - it's what happens inside of us as a result of what happened to us. Taking a non-pathological lens to therapy, our approach is rooted in attachment theory with an emphasis on the brain-body connection and nervous system regulation.

Neuroscience Based

Trauma is stored in the body, but it's held in there by the brain. We understand that our thoughts and beliefs create our feelings, and when left unconscious or unquestioned, these maladaptive thoughts will run our lives, keeping us stuck in patterns of unproductive behaviour.

Solutions Focused

t's important to heal the root of our trauma. And, it's also important that our clients feel better sooner rather than later. We believe in teaching our clients the skills required to take loving action in spite of negative emotion.

 

Who We Serve

Our clients come from diverse backgrounds, and tend to experience with the following challenges:

  • Emotion Regulation
  • Neurodiversity & ADHD
  • Relationship Issues (ie: Boundary Setting + People Pleasing)
  • Complex Childhood Trauma + CPTSD
  • Low Self Esteem / Self Worth
  • Overeating, Overdrinking, Cannabis Use
  • Unresolved Grief
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Workplace Stress & Burnout
  • Depression, Anxiety, Self Sabotage

About You

  • You’re warm, personable, and relatable
  • Excelling in practicum is a priority for you now
  • You’re eager to uncover new areas of personal growth, even when it gets hard
  • You are committed to your own self-care and can maintain balance while managing multiple priorities
  • You are open to refining your niche and message
  • You are committed to serving clients at the highest level
  • You’re an open and available communicator with your site supervisor and your clients
  • Bonus Points: If you’ve had your own therapist before (or currently)
  • Bonus Points: If you’re a career changer, or have had experience in a different field

Hey There!

I’m Jaclyn – and I might be your new site supervisor! A bit about me…I’m also a Yorkville Grad! Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in Medical Device Sales & Marketing, developing cutting edge products to treat peripheral arterial disease and structural heart failure. I have also completed a degree in Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences from McMaster University, and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) also from Mac. I’ve travelled to nearly 60 countries, and have spent the last decade between Chicago and Arizona, and am now back in Ontario! When I’m not working with clients or travelling, I’m hanging out with my cat, my boyfriend, and my two “spirit children”. If completing practicum at my site feels like a good fit for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out by email jaclyn@trueselfcounselling.ca or phone 289-270-1220. I can’t wait to meet you!

Ready to get started?

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to practicum@trueselfcounselling.ca with the subject line “Practicum September 2024”