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Jillian Langtry, MSW, RSW, CT

Owner | Founder: Simply Connected Therapy in Ontario, Canada

Therapist: Specialization in Sports Therapy

My name is Jillian Langtry and I am a Registered Social Worker. I provide individual virtual therapy to teens and adults with areas of focus being mental health in sports, trauma (historical & current), anxiety, panic, relationship issues and grief. I approach my clinical practice with passion, optimism and empathy which are key components for my therapeutic relationships with clients. only*

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Simply Connected Therapy: Adult, Couples, Teen, Child, EMDR, Virtual sessions

My practice has evolved over the past 7 years, stemming from a diverse mental health background and experience working with youth, teens, adults, seniors, groups, and couples. I strongly believe in meeting you where you are at and hope to assist you in drawing on your own resources and strengths. I invite you into a warm, encouraging, and non-judgmental space for you to explore and process your feelings. I want to help you address concerns, achieve goals and make positive changes in your lives by adding a sense of comfort into therapy. I strive to empower you to develop and recognize your own self-worth that fosters emotional growth within. 

I completed my Masters Degree in Social Work with a Clinical Concentration at the University of New England. I then went on to provide clinical mental health services within the community, education system, and private practice. I have a passion for learning and take each opportunity as a chance to develop as a clinician to best support my clients.

I also have a unique background, knowledge and experience working with athletes that are wanting to improve their sports performance and mental health. As a former University athlete, I know first-hand the emotional and physical pressures of sports and team environments and as such, have a special interest in this area. Please read about my Athletic experiances below.

I am a Certified Clinical Traumatologist and have intensive training in Internal Family Systems. I include specific therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy into my work. I have used these modalities to assist people effectively with presenting concerns such as anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, depression, stress, and grief. I am skilled in thorough assessment and treatment planning, which will lead you to growth and change in your life.

I would be happy to connect with you for a FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION to see if we would be a good fit!

*I provide therapy services to Ontario and Nova Scotia residents only*

Simply Connected Therapy: Adult, Couples, Teen, Child, EMDR, Virtual sessions
Simply Connected Therapy: Adult, Couples, Teen, Child, EMDR, Virtual sessions
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Learn more about my sport’s journey!

I have always enjoyed sports and athletics growing up and took a particular interest in ice hockey. I started playing hockey in my small town of Fort Frances, ON when I was 8 years old and immediately fell in love with the game. I tried to play as often as I could and would practice on my own for countless hours. I had always had a dream to play Division I hockey and was motivated to make it. I attende several showcases, Spring tournaments, Summer camps, along with my regular hockey season. I made the Fort Frances Highschool team and played there for 3 years. For my grade 12 year, I had decided to move away from home to Thunder Bay to play on the AA Queens.

This really started to take my game to the next level physically, but also mentally. I realized competition was getting more challenging and I had to continue to advance with the other players around me if I had wanted to stand out. I put a lot of pressure on myself to be “at my best” every game and practice. This was both helpful and difficult. I felt honoured to already be recruited by several Division I schools, as well as CIS and Division III schools, so I knew I had to stay on top of it! Unfortunately, I broke my ankle at the start of the season. This was very discouraging for me because I loved the game and couldn’t imagine stepping away from it. I lost contact with some of the schools I had wanted to attend and was told I had to show that my injury did not impact me in order to make it to the next level. I felt a lot of anxiety and sadness throughout this process. I did a lot of rehab and worked really hard to strengthen my leg and attending my games to help my mental strength. I ended up returning at the end of the year and was able to build my play again. I had to work my way up the line up again and had to push myself in practices and games to build my confidence again. At the end of my year, I had some offers on the table and I had to make a decision. I had attended some visits at schools, but the University of Maine stood out to me the most. I accepted a scholarship at UMaine. I was so excited and happy to have reached my dream!

Attending the University of Maine was an eye-opening experience for me. Now, suddenly, I was a little fish in a big pond and I had a lot to prove. I struggled to find my place on the team and was in and out of the line up my first year. I had lost most of my confidence, as I feared making a mistake and going down in the lineup. I had many challenging interactions with my coach that left me feeling discouraged and undervalued. I had to navigate a lot of anxiety throughout my first year that created a lot of sleep issues, low self esteem, performance anxiety and low mood. I had changed the way I played to try to fit in and lost a sense of who I was as a player. My meetings with my coach in my first year really took a knock at my confidence and left me feeling unsettled about the experience. Fortunately, this was noted by the NCAA and they were let go. I took this opportunity to try to build my confidence and get back to my game—the one that got me there. I used a lot of positive self-talk, found a plan to re-set myself after a mistake, and found a mental health routine that worked for me. I prepared myself differently for practices and games and set achievable goals for myself. I used a lot of reflection and challenged a lot of my negative ways of thinking. I continued to strengthen my mind to think like a Division I athlete and remind myself that I was there for a reason. I received the Most Improved player my second year and continued to climb the lineup. I was getting points, staying consistent, using my talents/skills and I was feeling mentally strong as a student athlete. I had found my place on the team.

I look forward to supporting you athlete to athlete! I am already so proud of you. - Jillian

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