About Me

Jennifer Rocha, MSW, RSW— Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist

For more than 15 years, I've immersed myself in the field of Social Work, gaining a wealth of experience across various settings, from grassroots community agencies to esteemed hospital networks like University Health Network and Unity Health. As a psychotherapist, I specialize in addressing parenting challenges spanning from early childhood to adolescence. My approach is deeply informed by my work with parents and my firsthand experience of raising two boys, enriching my understanding and empathy in supporting parents through their journey.

My dedication extends to supporting parents and caregivers of young children, starting from prenatal care through the delicate balance of work and childcare responsibilities. With significant experience guiding individuals through life transitions, including adjusting to parenthood, coping with grief, and overcoming identity struggles, I am committed to addressing various parenting challenges, as well as issues like separation, divorce, and postpartum depression/anxiety. Additionally, my cultural background as a Portuguese woman, raised by immigrant parents, lends a unique perspective to my approach. Together, we can explore strategies to cultivate self-compassion and implement effective self-care practices, enabling you to be more emotionally and physically available for yourself and your loved ones.

In addition to my expertise in parenting, I specialize in providing tailored assistance to individuals facing workplace stress, overcoming impostor syndrome, and addressing perfectionism challenges. My ultimate aim is to support individuals in navigating life’s complexities with confidence and resilience.

As a trauma-informed therapist, I prioritize tailoring treatment to each individual’s unique needs, recognizing the diversity of journeys. I steer clear of a one-size-fits-all approach, instead fostering a safe and supportive environment for open exploration of concerns. Together, we’ll collaborate to develop practical strategies that suit your everyday life. My toolkit includes, but is not limited to , Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, among other approaches.

1 +
Years of Experience


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Psychwire)
  • Motivational Interviewing- Foundational (Psychwire)
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (Psychwire)
  • Brief and Narrative Therapy Certificate (Windz Institute)
  • Foundations of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (University of Toronto)
  • Overcoming Anxiety & Depression: Solution-Focused Approaches (University of Toronto)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate (University of Toronto)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training


  • Master of Social Work, University of Toronto (2008)
  • Bachelor of Social Work, Toronto Metropolitan University (2006)

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