Jen Colborne

(she/her)
Registered Social Worker
RSW, MSW, CTP Dipl
Availability:
Accepting New Clients
Session Format:
Online TherapyPhone Sessions
Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Clientele:
Adults
Email Jen
  • Abuse (physical and psychological; past or present)
  • Aging and Age-Related Concerns
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • LGBTQ
  • Life Crisis and Transitions
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Loss and Grief
  • Mourning and Bereavement
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Destructive Patterns
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexuality and Gender Issues
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Contact Information

    Email:
    jecolborne@gmail.com

    Psychotherapy can be a lot of things, but one important aspect involves tapping into your own potential in order to live an authentic life. Grounded in dialogue, psychodynamic psychotherapy allows you a space to speak freely and in an unedited way. You and I, together, will pay attention to words, silences, and bodily sensations in order to uncover a story that is uniquely yours.

    I work with an anti-oppression lens. I strive to be mindful and aware of the many aspects that make up your identity and the way they intersect and interact within your world. My social location as a queer, white, able-bodied cis-woman factors into our therapeutic relationship. I am not suggesting that this will be the focus of our work together but it’s important to me to let you know how I think about the systems in which we all live.

    I offer both short and longer-term therapy. Sessions are 50-minutes in length, at least once a week.

    Shorter-term therapy

    With my training as a clinical social worker we can work together for a shorter length of time, which is usually 2-3 months. We will focus on practical ways to address specific concerns.

    Longer-term therapy

    The majority of the type of work I offer is longer-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, which was the focus of my training at the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP). Through our conversations, this type of therapy involves a collaborative effort to explore what might be going on beneath the surface, and what is not yet in your conscious awareness. I will invite you to speak about areas such as your current life, your familial history, and the systems in which you live. Therapy is hard work, but I assure you – change is possible.

    After completing a Bachelor of Social Work in 1993, I began working in Toronto youth shelters. Over the course of the next 10 years, I heard many stories from young people of how difficult their school experiences had been, which in turn led me into a 17-year career as a public school teacher.

    I have now come full circle, graduating from the University of Toronto in 2015 with a Master of Social Work degree and practicing as a Registered Social Worker (RSW). I have also completed an intensive 6-year psychodynamic psychotherapy training program at the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP).

    Though my office is at Bloor and Spadina, I am currently offering online and phone sessions.

    If you would like more information or to schedule a no-fee 30-minute initial consultation, please contact me at jecolborne@gmail.com. I will respond within 24-hours during the week.

    If you decide that we may be a good fit and you would like to start working together, we will begin by meeting once a week for 50-minute sessions.

    If you would like more information or to schedule a no-fee 30-minute initial consultation, please contact me at jecolborne@gmail.com. I am currently offering online or phone sessions.