Jennifer van Kessel, MSW, RSW
Counselling, Mental Health, Relationship Support

Jennifer Van Kessel, social worker and counsellor in Halifax NS


Masters prepared Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience and extensive postgraduate clinical training
practice focus: working with individuals, couples and families as a psychotherapist and assessor in both public and private clinical settings.

Challenges herself with:

Continually seeking new opportunities for learning and professional growth in her practice.

Known for:

Being an enthusiastic, engaged and committed mental health clinician.

Firm believer that:

A strong, safe therapeutic relationship can empower us with limitless potential for healing and growth. She is fascinated and inspired by the ingenuity, determination and hope she routinely encounters in the people with whom she is privileged to work.

Practice approach:

Eclectic, mindfulness-based strategies, “3rd wave” cognitive behavioural therapies and emotionally focused therapy. As a Clinical Social Worker, her approach includes a focus on important relationships, social wellbeing and identity.

Fun facts:

Jennifer is a ridiculously proud parent, an emerging ceramic artist, an appreciator of all things out-of-doors and a quite unexceptional runner. She brings determined curiosity, strong empathy, a love of the unexpected and a sense of humour to her work