Jody is a Certified Crisis Responder and a Trauma Informed Peer Support mentor. She is a survivor of trauma and multiple suicide attempts. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and spent the first 18 months of her life bouncing around the foster care system. It was during her time there, that she experienced physical and sexual abuse and severe neglect. After her adoption, she spent much of her childhood to teenage years, surviving further sexual abuse outside the home. She spent a great deal of time in a deep depression, experiencing suicidal thoughts and self-harm. After the death of her mother at the age of 19, Jody was determined to move on and start fresh. She continued on with her schooling, and life and closed that chapter of the book. However, the depression and anxiety continued to build over the next 20 years until she finally had a breakdown. She was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Persistent Depressive Disorder, and Anxiety. This turning point was the beginning of her journey towards healing, through both therapy and medications. Jody took a Trauma Recovery Coaching course, a peer support course, and becoming a Certified Crisis Responder. Being a mental health advocate, she was inspired to put her knowledge and experience to use. She started Brave Wings Trauma and Crisis Peer Support, with the goal of helping other survivors work through their trauma in a safe environment, with empathy, compassion, and validation.
Individual and group sessions start as low as $10 weekly.
When not helping clients, Jody has a love for all animals and spends her spare time reading, writing and following her other passion, soccer (football).
To work with or set up an assessment appointment with Jody, please use the contact form on this site, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jody can also be found on Twitter as @onelastkick71 or Facebook as @JodyBee. She also hosts the Mental Health Raw and Open Podcast which can be found on Apple Podcasts or on Podbean at the link below.