Center of Canada


Director of Training

 Jasmine Alexander is a Canadian Certified Counsellor. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in Maple Ridge, British Columbia who received her Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and then subsequently trained in EMDR Therapy with world renowned EMDR Trainer and researcher Andrew Leeds, Ph.D. Jasmine also holds Advanced Certification in Rational Emotive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Psychology at California Southern University.

Jasmine is an EMDRIA Approved Training Provider, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and an EMDRIA Certified Therapist. She has travelled extensively across North America to obtain advanced training in the use of EMDR Therapy for complex and specialized populations, and she has personally trained with many of the world’s top EMDR Trainers and Trauma Clinicians.

Jasmine specializes in the assessment and treatment of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dissociative Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Addictions and relationship problems due to unresolved trauma from insecurely attached relationships. She practices exclusively as an EMDR Therapist and provides individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. In specialized situations, Jasmine provides Couples’ Therapy and Reparative Family Therapy Sessions using EMDR to help spouses and family members heal from inter-relational attachment trauma. Jasmine is the founder of Life Healing Therapy and maintains a full time private practice in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. She has an extensive waiting list as a result of her specialization in EMDR Therapy.

Jasmine is passionate about the healing power of EMDR Therapy. She is committed to creating strong EMDR communities by sharing her extensive knowledge and clinical expertise with mental health clinicians who wish to be trained in EMDR therapy. Jasmine also specializes in working with EMDR therapists who wish to deepen their EMDR knowledge and skills.

Jasmine trained at the Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute in California and is now honoured to be a licensee of the training curriculum developed by Andrew Leeds, Ph.D. who is the Director of Training at Sonoma PTI.


Our Mission and Philosophy

The EMDR Center of Canada is dedicated to preserving EMDR Therapy as it was originally taught by Francine Shapiro. Andrew Leeds, Ph.D., one of the first clinicians to be trained by Dr. Shapiro in the early 1990s, is one of the few trainers who has preserved, and continues to teach, EMDR Therapy as it was originally developed . Coupling this with the advances that have been made in EMDR Therapy over the last 25 years, Dr. Leeds has developed a rigorous, comprehensive and robust training curriculum in EMDR Therapy curriculum that is considered to be one of the best in North America.

The EMDR Center of Canada utilizes the same training curriculum as the Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute, founded by Andrew Leeds, Ph.D., and is pleased to bring this robust training program – the first of its kind – to Canada.

The EMDR Center of Canada provides evidence-based, post-graduate education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of survivors of trauma and neglect through public workshops and home study programs. 

The EMDR Center of Canada is committed to fostering understanding, compassion and competence in the clinical assessment and treatment of neglect, abuse, and trauma. We promote the use of findings and principles from positive psychology in prevention and treatment programs. We strive to maintain the highest standards of scholarship for historical depth and recent findings. Our program presents context on issues where there is current consensus, as well as where there is scholarly disagreement.

All individuals regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture or religion are welcome to attend the training. Issues of cultural diversity will be addressed as appropriate during the training.

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