Jacqueline Gattens, MA, Psychology
REGISTERED PROVISIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Jacqueline Gattens is a Registered Provisional Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP). As a Registered Provisional Psychologist, Jacqueline is completing her hours of supervised (evaluated) practice on the Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group (Kids Reconnect and Couples Reconnect) teams. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from McGill University.
Spanning over a decade, Jacqueline’s experience in the mental health and social work fields includes counselling clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and relational issues. She has ample experience supporting mental health in various settings, including an inpatient child psychiatry unit, a wraparound centre for young mothers, and with parents and children in the child protection system.
Using attachment-based interventions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), and psychoeducation, Jacqueline has helped adult clients and adolescent mothers to improve coping skills, process trauma, and work toward their preferred futures. Her public speaking and educator expertise includes facilitating presentations on attachment and infant mental health for colleagues and students, as well as parent education and skill-building groups.
She has worked on the Indigenous team at the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa and is committed to understanding the Indigenous culture, experience, and trauma.
Jacqueline believes in a trauma-focused, strengths-based, client-centred approach that always meets people where they are.
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Jackie is also on the child counselling team at Kids Reconnect.
Couples Reconnect, a branch of Calgary Reconnect Counselling Group, acknowledges that we are gathered on Treaty 7 territory, the original home of the Blackfoot Confederacy, comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kanai First Nations; the Stoney Nakoda, comprised of the Chiniki, Wesley, and Bearspaw First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. This territory is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Located on this traditional territory, our mission is to spark reconnection and healing within kids, parents, and families. We do this work with respect for these First Nations and in a spirit of humility, kindness, inclusion, and diversity.