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 Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC)

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

  • Certification as a Trauma Recovery Counsellor

  • Certification as a Grief Support Counsellor

  • Certification as a Holistic Doula

  • 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


Jennifer offers a variety of therapeutic programs and services, all of which are designed with trauma-informed SOUL care in mind: 

 

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

  • Nervous System Informed Program for Birth Keepers: This blended program for birth keepers includes a trauma-informed SOUL care curriculum plus monthly Q&A. Learn more >

  • ASK Therapy For Moms: Offering virtual therapy for moms throughout Canada. Learn more > 

  • Podcast: A podcast for mothers and birth professionals that focuses on topics pertaining to birth and motherhood Learn more >


Jennifer has been an expert guest on numerous podcasts > View here


Continuing Eduction

  • Foundations of Polyvagal Informed Practice with Deb Dana (PVI, 2021)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) 2020 with Dan Siegel Mindsight Institute
  • PSI (Postpartum Support International) Conference (2018)
  • Intensive Trauma Treatment Course (Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk; Pesi.com; 2016)
  • Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory (Dr. Stephen Porges; Pesi.com; 2016)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology Series (Dr. Dan Siegel; Pesi.com, 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)


Jennifer Summerfeldt

MACP; CCC

Jennifer is a trauma-informed clinical counsellor 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. Jennifer is the author of two published books: Healing After Birth and Midwifery for The Soul. As the CEO (Chief Empathy Officer) of ASK Therapy for Moms, Jennifer spends most of her time mentoring her team of perinatal mental health therapists. She is a mother of two young adult sons and a teen daughter. Jennifer loves to be inspired by the beauty of the natural world.