Jocelyn Gallagher

Jocelyn Gallagher

Registered Psychotherapist

BA, MEd, MACP, RP, C.Dir.

My name is Jocelyn Gallagher, and I first joined the Blue Oaks team as a practicum counsellor during completion of a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP).  Previously, I had a fulfilling career in Human Resources helping teams and leaders to foster growth, thrive during change and nurture healthy culture.

Therapy can be transformational. Psychotherapy is a proven and effective approach to navigate life difficulties by developing skills and strategies to gain self-insight, cope, and flourish.

Life events such as trauma and illness inspired me to become a psychotherapist. My experience has taught me that unexpected circumstances are opportunities for self-discovery. I believe that by tapping into our inner strengths and developing ways to handle life’s challenges can help each of us not only survive but blossom at any age, through any circumstance and restore a sense of wellbeing.

I work across all ages and situations, such as adolescence, postpartum events, relationship discord, and stage of life transitions. Be it a significant event or common issues that impact the enjoyment of everyday living, I strongly believe that we all can apply our unique qualities and adopt approaches to further our desired goals of health.

A good therapeutic relationship is key to feeling comfortable in counselling. While psychotherapy can include a variety of treatment approaches, finding a therapist that is the right fit for your style and needs is very important. Research shows that the client-counsellor rapport can be just as therapeutic as the type of therapy. Clients can expect a friendly, calm person working with curiosity, respect, and openness.  I am here to listen to you without judgment and with a genuine desire to support your healing, growth, and happiness.

Jocelyn Gallagher

Counselling Services Provided

  • Individual counselling
  • Family counselling
  • Telehealth counselling
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma
  • Mood regulation
  • Grief and loss
  • Phobias and Fears
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Concerns around aging
Counselling for Anxiety and Depression
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Self-Compassion
Counselling for Couples, informed by:
  • Prepare and Enrich Canada
  • The Gottman Method

To maintain a healthy life balance, I enjoy spending time with my partner, children, grandchildren, and our family dog. Hiking, boating, and skiing are the hobbies that energize me. For me, nature is a replenishing place for my spirit, whether I am alone or walking alongside a friend.  Yoga, meditation and listening to music are mindfulness routines that continue to contribute to my overall wellbeing.

I invite you to connect with me with any questions you might have, or to book an appointment. Together, we can identify mechanisms to cope in the present and move forward.