I grew up on a farm in the Swift Current area, and, although I’ve travelled and moved a lot since high school, this town will always be home. It is a place of comfort, safety, and happiness for a lot of people – but challenges and troubles, pain and disappointment, happen here, too. Life doesn’t always make sense; personally, I’ve known my share of confusion, of feeling lost among the familiar.
At the end of the day, “community” takes work. It takes real effort to try to connect when you feel disconnected, or to reach out when you feel alone. I do this job, as a counsellor, because I want to honour those efforts. I want to be on the other side: the person willing to listen to your story, to witness your struggle and your triumphs.
I completed my training at Briercrest Seminary in 2017 but didn’t realize that my degree would only be the beginning of my education. Turns out, I learn the most from my clients, rather than from textbooks. You teach me what you need, who you are; theories on human development don’t quite cover it. But even though I’ll always be “client-led” as a counsellor, I’ve also learned to seek out tools that allow me to give something back, to be of real help – if help is indeed what you want. (At the moment, I’m learning TEAM-CBT; come and ask me about it and we can see if it works…!)
I believe anyone can change if they want to, but sometimes it takes another person holding your hand to summon that desire and put that first foot forward. I’ve needed a lot of help in my own life; I’ve drawn strength from others, sometimes family and friends, sometimes professionals. Together, we help make sense of each other and our lives.
Outside of work, I’m a mother of two. I love to read novels, to climb trees, to bake cakes, to shop at thrift stores, and to go on road trips. I thrive equally on soulful talks and crazy adventures. I believe hope is a good thing (even if it was in Pandora’s box).
“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Jordi Wieler, M.A., Canadian Certified Counsellor
306 700 3141 (call or text)
306 700 3142
118 - 12 Cheadle St. W.
Swift Current SK
Brunswick Creek Psychology Services
Swift Current, SK