Jamie Doerksen (they/them)

Jamie Doerksen (they/them)

Individual Therapist

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

About Jamie

Jamie Doerksen supports neurodiverse individuals in deepening their awareness and self-acceptance. Jamie is trained in relational Gestalt therapy, and has six years of experience working in mental health. Their approach weaves together their lived experience as a neurodivergent person and their training in humanistic, person-centred, trauma-informed therapy. Jamie’s approach is also informed by their passion for learning about and practicing embodiment, the state of being attuned to one’s senses and aware of one’s body.

Jamie values the wisdom of their clients, and views therapy as a collaborative process. They hope to co-create a space where it is safe for clients to process their emotions, and show up authentically. They specialize in working with clients who are looking to heal relationship patterns, and find support in navigating the uncertainty and transitions of life. Jamie's style is compassionate, creative, gentle, and curious.

Client focus:

Adults – 18+

Fee:

$160 session hour

Delivery:

Virtual, In-person

Services:

Individual therapy focused on meeting the needs of clients which might include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma
  • Sensory processing
  • Gender identity
  • Sexuality
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self-care

Treatment Approach:

  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Person-centred
  • Emotion-focused
  • Existential
  • Mindfulness
  • Embodiment-focused
  • Trauma-informed

Therapy Options:

Virtual, In-person

In-person appointments primarily located at:

TS Medical Centre
692 Euclid Avenue
Toronto, Ontario

Education:

Five Year Psychotherapy Training Program at Gestalt Institute of Toronto

Honours BA at University of Toronto

Member of CAPT

WHY WE CARE

Passion for Neurodiversity

Jamie is a neurodivergent therapist who is passionate about supporting neurodiverse individuals in fostering empowerment and self-acceptance. They feel it is vital for there to be neurodiversity-affirming supports available to everyone who needs them. Growing up, they did not have access to these kinds of supports, and they imagine how their life could have been different if they did. In their practice, Jamie hopes to offer a space where clients can feel seen and accepted as they are.

Common Questions

Embarking on the journey of booking a therapy session can be a significant step—one that might seem intimidating.

Here are some FAQs

How do I book a free consultation?

If your preferred associate is available to meet with new clients, please click the link in their bio to book your free 20-minute consultation.

If they are not meeting with new clients at this time, please feel free to add yourself to our waiting list. Our Intake Coordinator will be in touch as soon as possible to schedule your appointment.

Are your consultations virtual?

Yes, all our consultations are virtual. However, some of our associates meet clients for in-person sessions in the Toronto area.

What types of insurance do you accept?

Our therapists are Registered Social Workers and Registered Psychotherapists and are covered by most health benefits plans. Check your benefits to see if these professionals are covered by your insurance.

How can I pay?

Payments are made through our client portal Jane.app after each session. All major credit cards are accepted.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require 48 hour cancellation notice for in-person sessions, and 24 hours for virtual appointments.

Courses by 

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Research & Media Links

Publications

“An Expert Discussion on Knowledge Translation in Autism in Adulthood Research”. Moderators: Anne V. Kirby, Participants: Katherine E. McDonald, James Cusack, Brenna Maddox, Cheryl Mangan, Lisa Morgan, Anne Roux, Nidhi Singhal, and Dori Zener. Autism in Adulthood. Mar 2021.11-17. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/aut.2020.29017.avk

Zener, D. (2019), “Helping autistic women thrive”, Advances in Autism, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 143-156. https://doi.org/10.1108/AIA-10-2018-0042

Zener, D. (2019), “Journey to diagnosis for women with autism”, Advances in Autism, Vol. 5 Issue: 1, pp.2-13, https://doi.org/10.1108/AIA-10-2018-0041

Contact us to request full-text versions of the publications.

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Appearances

Radio guest

The Dating and Relationship Show – Autism and Dating AM640  – 2019

Video

“10 Tips for Enhancing Mental Health” – CAMH 2023
https://youtu.be/kRNVaMA3JCA

“Fostering well-being in Autistic girls and women”, Profile of girls and women, INVEST – ACT 2022
https://youtu.be/xyTp4x3BYS0

“PTSD & Sexual Assault” – AIDE Canada 2022
https://aidecanada.ca/resources/learn/crisis-response/ptsd-from-sexual-assault

INVESTing in Women & Girls with ASD: Identify Needs, Validate, Educate, Strengthen, and Thrive – 2018
https://www.youtube.com/playlistlist=PLHFkezbvgdDZgIfIGXDjD32uF4ObMs4tE

Practical Strategies for Promoting Mental Wellness for Girls & Women with Autism  – ACT 2017
https://www.actcommunity.ca/education/videos/practical-strategies-for-supporting-mental-wellness-of-teenage-girls-and-women-with-asd

Women on the Autism Spectrum and Eating Disorders: Implications for Treatment – NEDIC 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLvI1euWX-g&feature=youtu.be

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