Jody joined Brainworks in 2014, as Social Worker and Case Manager serving our ‘near north’ clients. She brings with her a Masters of Social Work degree, and extensive clinical experience counseling pediatric, youth and adult populations in home, clinic, and community based settings. With her extraordinary leadership skills, Jody was promoted to the position of Professional Practice Leader, Social Work in 2017, overseeing Brainworks Social Work department and staff.
Highly skilled and knowledgeable, Jody has been providing personalized social services to individuals living with the effects of acquired brain injury, mood and personality disorders, chronic pain, trauma and abuse for over 25 years. Certified in holistic approaches to neurodevelopment and learning efficiency (HANDLE), Jody encompasses a client centered model of care, to promote understanding of body-brain connections and the importance of mindfulness in day-to-day living. Aware of individual learning styles; social work sessions are geared toward personalized growth and development.
Jody’s Practice Areas
Through cohesive goal based counseling, Jody helps her client’s gain understanding of their physiological and functional deficits and to increase self awareness and actualization by helping link sensory disturbance, and compromised cognitive, behavioural and motor functioning to mental health. To that end, she greatly values the collaborative input of treatment team partners providing complementary therapies.
Throughout her career, Jody remains motivated and inspired by the advancements of mindfulness, neuroscience and counseling. Adhering to her motto to always make a difference, it has been Jody’s passion to better understand root causes of behaviour and provide a holistic model of care, not only to help her clients and their families better understand, but to provide them with continued acceptance and hope.