Counselling Specialties
Helpful Forms
Relational Triumph


Jean has the life experience to match her professional skills. Her client-centered approach will invite you to take center stage of your own recovery while she advocates for the best possible outcome. You will readily experience the depth of her knowledge combined with the warmth of her personality. She is a true therapist and a woman of integrity.

Areas of expertise and special interest are:

Jean MacKinnon, MA BSL
Counsellor / Psychotherapist


- Couples and individuals

- Parenting adult children

- Loss and grief

- Trauma

- Mood disorders

Early relationships and early experiences have a deep impact on our current lives. The focus of treatment may include healing sexual or physical abuse or the trauma of being raised by a parent with addictions or mental illness. Jean uses specialized trauma approaches to resolve these experiences so that individuals and couples can be free to be who they are meant to be - to enjoy life rather than be haunted by the past.



- Play therapy

- Parenting support and family counselling
...... - Parenting Children from Another Mother

- Attachment assessment and treatment
Very useful for children who are adopted, in foster care or due to parental divorce or illness in the family

- Families of children with disabilities

- Jean is a referral therapist for CFS – Child and Family Services

Jean worked as a volunteer in Romanian orphanages in 1991. Since that time she has trained and become a trainor in attachment. She uses a specialized treatment approach called “Modified Interaction Guidance” (MIG). This is effective in healing attachment disruption due to adoption, foster care, early child hospitalizations or other factors.



- Specialized treatment using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)

EMDR is extremely effective in targeting a particular traumatic memory and resolving the feelings (fear, anxiety or anger) related to it. In just a few counselling sessions, the traumatic memory no longer has any power to trigger the individual, but is stored properly in the brain like any other memory.


Neurological Counselling

- Support to adults and children with epilepsy, ADHD and other disabilities

Jean conducted a study (published in The Journal of Cognitive Rehabilitation, Sept-Oct/96 Vol 14, Issue 5: The Application of Behavioural and Psychological Methods in Controlling Seizures in Individuals With Epilepsy) on a treatment approach for brain symptoms such as seizures, anxiety attacks and hyperactivity. This cognitive-behavioural approach helps individuals learn to maintain a relaxed brainwave state and reduce brain symptoms as well as improve concentration, focus and overall quality of life.

Jean obtained her Master of Arts degree in Counselling at Gonzaga University, Washington, her Bachelor of Arts degree (social work) at Simpson College, California as well as Bachelor of Sacred Literature from Alberta Bible College. Jean is well experienced with a wide variety of client needs , and her personal life lessons have heightened the professional knowledge and expertise she brings to every session. She is also an experienced workshop presenter and support group leader.


Hours: Day time and evening appointments available
Fees: Speak to Jean to discuss your options
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Phone: 204-334-4801 Fax: 204-338-9180 Email: contact@riverbendcounselling.ca
9 - 1110 Henderson Hwy Winnipeg, MB.  R2G 1L1
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