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;; 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)

Jennifer Summerfeldt


Jennifer holds an MA in counselling psychology and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor. She holds 20+ years of experience within the fields of maternal and childbirth health, psychology, and consciousness studies. She is passionate about finding ways to heal and thriving in life. Located in Canada, she uses her expertise and voice to help advance the dialogue on nervous informed care, maternal mental health, and healing. Jennifer is the author of Healing After Birth and Midwifery for The Soul and has been published in numerous magazines, blogs, and podcasts. Jennifer is a proud mother of two adult sons, a teen daughter, and three adult step-sons. When asked what she is most proud of, she often says: ‘Finding my way through my healing journey, all the while, raising amazing humans and thriving in marriage’.