Dr. Jessica Ginting, R.Psych.
Dr. Jessica Ginting is a Registered Psychologist (CPBC #2175) who primarily uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to help adults with depression, chronic pain, driving-related anxiety, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and panic disorder. She also helps people with workplace issues, low self esteem, grief and loss, and difficulties coping with other life events by providing assertive communication skills training, supporting clients with problem solving and processing meaning of life events. She takes a collaborative client-centred approach to help people tap into their resiliency and strengths. Dr. Ginting believes that it is important to provide her clients with a framework to understand and demystify their psychological and emotional experiences. In addition to CBT, Dr. Ginting incorporates mindfulness and motivational interviewing into her therapeutic approach.
Dr. Ginting completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where her research focused on the role of social support in determining outcomes for individuals with urogenital chronic pelvic pain syndromes. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Ottawa Hospital in the First Episode Psychosis Program (On Track) where she co-facilitated a CBT group for psychosis and performed psychodiagnostic assessments. She also co-facilitated a long-term interpersonal therapy group and was part of an interdisciplinary team in the Respiratory Rehabilitation Service. Prior to relocating to the Lower Mainland, Dr. Ginting worked in private practice in Ottawa, Ontario helping people with various issues following motor vehicle accidents (e.g., pain, anxiety, depression).
In addition to her private practice at NSSAC, Dr. Ginting works at Back in Motion Rehab where she provides short-term psychological treatment to help people return to work, as well as vocational psychological assessments for purposes of employment planning.
Outside of work, Dr. Ginting enjoys snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, and generally spending time with friends and family.