Dr. Jackie Cappell earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University, where she also completed her Master’s degree. She completed her predoctoral residency at Eastern Health in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she trained extensively in the assessment and treatment of adults with mental health and health-related concerns. During her residency training, Dr. Cappell worked primarily in a community mental health setting providing treatment to adults with a range of mental health concerns. She also provided treatment to individuals and couples in the Clinical Sexology Program, co-facilitated group therapy with the Traumatic Stress Service, and conducted comprehensive cognitive assessments with inpatients and outpatients from Rehabilitation and Continuing Care.
Dr. Cappell’s primary treatment modalities are cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, but she integrates tools from dialectical behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to individually tailor treatment to meet her client’s unique goals. Dr. Cappell’s therapy style is warm, sincere, and engaged. She maintains an inclusive practice and welcomes clients with diverse backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Dr. Cappell values creating a safe environment for clients by remaining empathetic, open-minded, and non-judgmental.
At B&C Health, Dr. Cappell provides evidence-based treatment to adults with a variety of presenting concerns, including mood and anxiety disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder), acute and chronic health concerns, stress, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, and identity and adjustment issues.
Dr. Cappell’s distinctions include: (1) 2015-2018 Canadian Institute of Health Research Doctoral Award, (2) 2014-2015 Ontario Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award, (3) 2013-2014 Ontario Graduate Scholarship Master’s Award, (4) 2012-2013 Canadian Institute of Health Research Master’s Award.