About Higher Ground

Counselling & Wellness

About Dr. Jennifer Primmer, Ph.D, MPCC, RPC, C.T, C.Ht

I am a Master Practitioner Clinical Counsellor and Registered Professional Counsellor in good standing with the Canadian Professional Counsellor’s Association (#3815) and a Counselling Therapist in good standing with the Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta (#1114).   I have a unique academic background in that my studies have all been interdisciplinary in nature. Graduating with a Ph.D in Philosophy with an Emphasis in Cognitive Science from McMaster University required that I demonstrate competencies in Neuroscience, Psychology and Philosophy of Mind. This work has allowed for a comprehensive understanding of the emotions and trauma. I have a total of fifteen years of postsecondary experience in research pertaining to issues surrounding emotions, consciousness, the mind/body connection, cognition, and human behavior. My work can be found in various prominent peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Journal of Consciousness Studies. 

My Commitment

I believe that the relationship between a client and a counsellor is the most important element to healing and successful therapy. I am a trauma-informed counsellor committed to transparency and creating a warm and safe space that will allow my clients to feel empowered and confident to do the work they need to heal. 

In addition, I am committed to using evidence-based treatments in my practice. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure & Accelerated Resolution Therapy. I regularly employ mindfulness-based techniques to assist with anxiety & use the Gottman Therapy approach for couples experiencing relationship difficulties. 

My Beliefs

I believe that effective counselling fundamentally involves working both with the mind and the manifestation of emotional experiences stored in the body. I strive to increase awareness of the critical connections between the mind, body, emotions, and behavior. 

I believe that every individual is the expert in their life story and that we all have within us the ability to create positive, long-lasting and meaningful changes in our lives.  Every person has a unique path to healing and emotional processing - my approach will help you to feel safe and empowered as you begin this journey.

Feel Your Best

Dr. Jennifer Primmer is a highly qualified cognition and emotion expert. 
She is trained to treat a variety of mental health concerns to assist you in your journey towards healing, authenticity, and growth.
  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • Licence: Alberta CPCA #3815;
    ACTA #1114; NGH #51591
  • School: McMaster University
  • Year Graduated: 2015
Types Of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
  • Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Complex Trauma
  • Alexithymia
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues

We Can Help With

Everyone needs help from time to time. We can help you with things like:
Anger Management
Coping Skills
Emotional Disturbance
Marital & Premarital
Peer Relationships
First Responders
Self Esteem
Sexual Abuse
Suicidal Ideation
Mood Disorders
Are you ready to prioritize your mental health and take the first steps towards healing?
Book An Appointment Today!
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