Clinical Social Worker, Director & Founder
Charlotte founded Positive Space Consulting in 2018 and she brings a passion for social justice and over ten years of experience in the social work field. Charlotte felt she could make an impact through founding PSC and using her dynamic presence, knowledge and passion for mental health, spiritual connectedness and LGBTQ2S+ wellbeing.
Some areas Charlotte enjoys working through with people include sex, sexuality & gender, self-harm and addictions, chronic pain and illness management, crisis responding, relationship breakdowns, workplace stress, emotional dysregulation, child development and issues of parenting.
Being an openly Queer Woman living with an invisible disability and chronic pain, Charlotte practices through the lens of lived experience and uses a very collaborative approach with clients. Charlotte believes that all experiences are teachers and she's here to help support you in uncovering your lessons and fulfilling your soul's journey in this lifetime. Emotional safety and trust are at the forefront of every session with Charlotte as she encourages you to use self-compassion, curiosity and your own intuition to live a meaningful and intentional life.
Throughout her career, Charlotte has remained a steadfast advocate for diversity; but more specifically an advocate for removing barriers and challenging stigma that prevent marginalized people from fully participating and thriving in our society.
Charlotte has been consulted by individuals, mental health practitioners, non-profits organizations, social workers, health care providers, business owners, parents, teachers, real estate professionals, families as well as many others to provide relevant education, training, counselling and consulting.
Charlotte is grateful for the convergence of her life’s purpose and greatest passion and looks forward to supporting you on your journey.
She received her Master of Social Work in April 2019, and currently resides with her Fiancé and fur babies in Barrie Ontario.
M.S.W. Student, Inspired Leader and Creator
Jenna believes in building authentic relationships where the knowledge and experience of all involved is respected and upheld. She acknowledges the power of vulnerability and how hard vulnerability is to lean into. Jenna is dedicated to anti-oppression and brings social justice into conversations- in individual interactions and at larger system levels.
Her work experience includes partnering with youth and parent/caregiver advocates to develop community projects that further child, youth and family wellness. Jenna also has experience in youth work and as the Program Manager of a youth centre- which involved extensive program development and group facilitation. She also has had the opportunity to provide walk-in crisis assessment and counselling to individuals in a variety of settings including a crisis centre, stabilization spaces and post-secondary campuses.
Jenna has particular interest working with children and youth, those experiencing anxiety, individuals feeling stuck and overwhelmed at work or school, fellow perfectionists and those who are working through feeling disempowered in various ways including systemically.
Jenna has training in narrative therapy, mindful self-compassion, using mindfulness through play, risk assessment and providing virtual support/counselling to both groups and individuals. Jenna is also recently completed ecotherapy training. Jenna partners with nature and the natural world to provide support.
In 2018, Jenna received her Bachelor of Social Work from York University and is currently completing her MSW with McMaster University, focused on Critical Leadership. She is a registered social worker and a student at Positive Space Consulting.
Jenna resides among wildflowers, trees and vegetable plants on her farm in rural Elgin County with her three fur babies and her supportive spouse.
Workshop Facilitator & Community Educator
Rachael was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. Rachael completed a Recreation Management (B.Sc. B.Mgmt) degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia while playing varsity basketball for 5 years. After her undergraduate degree, Rachael pursued her dream of being an elementary physical education teacher and completed her B.Ed at St. Francis Xavier (St.FX) University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Since graduating from St. FX, Rachael moved home to Ontario to pursue teaching and to be closer to family and friends. Aside from teaching in the classroom, Rachael is an active member of the LGBTQ community who promotes equality and inclusion. Her passion for social justice has helped develop her into a proud LGBTQ advocate and public speaker. Rachael has also completed her Master of Education degree this past summer and is now a newly published author. Rachael is thrilled to be a part of the PSC family and is excited to promote respect, empathy and understanding in the workplace
Education and Learning Consultant @thespellingtree
Frankee has recently created her own consulting practice, in hopes of empowering people to be confident, independent learners. Centering social justice, Frankee believes that knowing how to process and retain information for academic and professional success unlocks possibilities. This information is especially important for overcoming systems of oppression supported by white supremacy and the patriarchy.
Frankee has built her method of service around holistic wellness and neuroscience. She aims to help students maintain balance without feeling constant overwhelm and stress. Frankee works with a wide range of clients, from young families to adult students, hoping the impact of the strategies she shares will last throughout life.
Frankee is a former college instructor at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI where she taught a first-year class called Learning with the Brain in Mind. She has trained university level peer mentors, coordinated academic programs, and created leadership conferences.
As a practicing witch and spiritual being, Frankee looks to nature, her intuition, and the tarot for insight when it comes to the magick of life on Earth. She resides in the Muskoka area with her rescue dog and loving partner.
Frankee received her Master of Education from Wayne State University in 2016 and is a Certified Ontario Teacher (OCT).