Hi there, I’m Jenn- it’s nice to meet you!

I am a Registered Social worker who has been practicing in the field of mental health for the past seven years. I work with children (ages 6 and up), adolescents, and adults using individual and family therapy modalities to address anxiety, depression, attentional difficulties, challenges with self-regulation, and identity/self-esteem issues. I utilize mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused CBT (TF-CBT), narrative therapy, attachment-focused therapy, and  play/art-based techniques. I have extensive experience in engaging children and youth in therapy and I successfully create a safe and welcoming space for individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings.

My field of expertise lies in understanding how the body stores trauma, habitual patterns, and stress, and I am passionate about working with body awareness in order to work through challenges. I have trained with several leading trauma experts in the field and integrate meditation and calming the nervous system as an integral part of my approach. I currently work for the Child Development Institute as a Trauma Therapist, supporting children who have experienced abuse and trauma. I work with both children and caregivers to process traumatic experiences and heal their bodies, hearts, and relationships. 

I earned my Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto and have completed multiple additional trainings in order to best support the individuals I work with. I received my Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certificate from the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and I am a certified yoga instructor. I teach several styles of yoga on a regular basis with a focus on creating community and supporting positive mental health.

I provide complimentary 20 minute phone consultations to answer any questions you may have. Email info@jennsophieshields.com for more information. 

Looking forward to working with you,


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Name:Jenn Shields

Speciality:Children, Adolescents,Adults, Family, Trauma, Mindfulness, Self-regulation, body-based interventions

Degree:Master of Social Work, Certified Yoga Teacher (300 Hr)