Jennifer Summerfeldt, MACP; CCC

Passionate about talking, teaching, and holding space for trauma-informed SOUL care.

With more than 20 years of experience, my knowledge is supported by extensive training and credentials:


  • An MA in Counselling Psychology (MACP)

  • A specialization in maternal mental health and trauma-informed care

  • Certification as a Trauma Recovery Counsellor

  • Certification as a Grief Support Counsellor

  • A Certified Holistic Doula

  • A Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) 

  • Two years of graduate studies in performance and sports psychology

  • A former student midwife of direct entry midwifery for 8 years

  • An author of two published books and numerous published articles

Continuing Eduction

  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) 2020 with Dan Siegel Mindsight Institute
  • Intensive Trauma Treatment Course (Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk;; 2016)
  • Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory (Dr. Stephen Porges;; 2016)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology Series (Dr. Dan Siegel;, 2016)
  • Brain Wise Therapy Mentorship Circle (Bonnie Badenoch, author Being a Brain Wise Therapist; 2014-2015)
  • EMDR basic training (2017)


  • Historical Trauma and Aboriginal Client Services Workshop (Edmonton, Alberta; 2015)
  • Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Mate (Edmonton, Alberta; 2017)
  • Science and Spirituality with Joe Dispenza, Bruce Lipton, and Gregg Braden (Nanaimo, BC, 2018)


I offer a variety of therapeutic programs and services, all of which I’ve designed with trauma-informed SOUL care in mind: 


  • The Healing After Birth Book and Program: A unique therapeutic program and book that helps mothers heal unresolved emotional pain associated with their past birthing experiences. Learn more >


  • Trauma-Informed Doula Program: Sacred Story Keepers: This blended program for birth keepers includes a trauma-informed SOUL care curriculum plus a 2-day LIVE in person event. Learn more >

  • The Deep Dive Signature Program: A therapeutic online program for soul driven women and helping professionals who want to take their healing to the next level. Learn more >

  • Healing After Birth Podcast: A podcast that includes interviews by professionals in the field as well as, mothers who share vulnerably about their healing journeys. Learn more >


When I’m not in my office or leading a group session, you can find me spending time with my three amazing grown (and teen) children and my rock of a man. I geek out on neuroscience and online business stuff. And, for fun, I love writing and designing jewellery.


Contact me to discuss your unique needs. I’d love to hear from you. You can check out my Media page. For updated CV Resume_Jennifer Summerfeldt_2020.pdf

Jennifer Summerfeldt


Jennifer is a trauma-informed psychotherapist with 20 years of experience in the field of maternal health and psychology studies. Jennifer holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology and certificates in Trauma Recovery and Grief Support Counselling. She was a student of traditional direct-entry midwifery for many years. Jennifer is the author of two published books: Healing After Birth and Midwifery for The Soul. Jennifer's motto is that trauma-informed care without SOUL is missing the mark; Let's bring soul back into the conversation around healing and psychology.