Jocelyn Gallagher

Jocelyn Gallagher

Intern, MACP (cand), MEd, BA, C.Dir.

My name is Jocelyn Gallagher, and I am joining Blue Oaks as a practicum Counsellor starting in January 2021, in completion of a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) with Yorkville University. I am a life-long learner and hold a Master of Education in Workplace Learning and Change and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Throughout my career I have worked with individuals and teams to foster growth, confidence, and trust during times of change. My work in organizational development includes change readiness, learning and teambuilding.  I have been privileged to support people through challenges with health and wellness such as disability management, conflict resolution, development and coaching.

My goal in becoming a counsellor is rooted in my experience and belief that each of us can learn to navigate challenges, become resilient and achieve wellbeing.  My goal is to contribute by supporting individuals, couples, and families to thrive.

People who see me in counselling can expect a friendly and calm person who works from a place of curiosity, acceptance and compassion.  I have a genuine desire to foster growth, healing and wellbeing.

Jocelyn Gallagher

Training Focus

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Level 1 (DBT)
  • Telehealth Counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Individual Counselling
  • Couples Counselling

In my free time, I enjoy hiking and other pursuits such as skiing and daily walks with my dog. Nature is a replenishing place for my spirit, whether I am alone or walking alongside family or friends. I find the fresh air and activity relieves any stress I am experiencing and helps me to gain self-awareness and perspective.  Yoga and meditation are regular mindfulness routines that contribute to my overall wellbeing.