Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Contact Me

I can be contacted by: Telephone 519-767-8460

Email jenerick@golden.net

My Practice


I work exclusively with couples. My interest is in helping couples achieve a rich, healthy, loving, conscious relationship. I work from the Imago Relationship Theory of Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. My role is as a coach, facilitator and educator. I will give you the tools and understanding you need to reach a richer life together.

I have a home-based practice.

I am also available for pre-marital counseling. It is a great benefit to go into a lifetime commitment with the fullest knowledge of what to expect. This can be in a group setting or a private session.

I am also available for workshops on love, relationships, and communication.


Appointments can be made by telephoning or emailing me. Daytime and evening hours are available. Book a free 30 minute appointment during which I will explain how I work, and you can assess if I am someone you can work with. The first “real” appointment is 2 hours, as there is a great deal to cover. After that, appointments are 1 1/2 hours in length. This is my preference, but I am open to alternatives that work better for you. The number of sessions needed is totally up to you. I suggest committing to a minimum of 6 sessions, as that is the fewest needed for me to teach you the necessary tools.

I want you to be comfortable in our sessions, so I provide coffee, tea or water, as well as homemade cookies or fruit.

During each session I will get feedback from you as to how it went for you.


Daytime fees (defined as any session that ends by 5 pm): $80 per hour

Evening fees (defined as any session that ends after 5 pm): $100 per hour

I structure my fees this way to give incentive for couples to come during the day. By doing so, one can save $30 on a standard 1 1/2 hour appointment, and $40 on the initial appointment.

Jennifer Erickson MSW RSW

Guelph, ON Canada

jenerick@golden.net 519-767-8460

About Me

I received my Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1989. I have worked in a variety of situations since then, including child welfare, leading groups, and running my own business. The most important thing I did was home-school our two children for 10 years.

From personal experience, I know that Imago Relationship Therapy can offer couples an excellent chance at realizing their fullest potential together. I completed the training process and became a certified Imago therapist in 2006. I have been working from my home ever since. In 2008, I achieved the designation “advanced clinician”.

My husband and I have been together for nearly 27 years and we have two teenage children. We were introduced to Imago over twelve years ago, at a difficult time in our marriage. We used the knowledge and tools that Imago offers to get through that time, and we continue to use those skills today to keep our relationship strong and healthy.

Jennifer Erickson MSW RSW

Guelph, ON Canada

jenerick@golden.net 519-767-8460

Welcome to Relationship Answers



Have you heard of Imago therapy? Or perhaps of the book,Getting the Love you Want by Harville Hendrix? They are the same thing. Imago therapy is based on the Imago theory of relationship as developed and explained by Dr. Hendrix in the book. Oprah Winfrey is a big supporter of Imago Therapy, having had Dr. Hendrix on her show 17 times.

Oprah Winfrey chose meeting Harville Hendrix and learning about Imago as one of her top 20 moments from the first 20 years of the Oprah Show

In this site, I will endeavour to explain the concepts behind Imago theory in as straightforward a language as possible. It is a very elegant explanation of what happens to us when we are in a loving relationship with someone (including why we picked that person in the first place) but it has many facets. My approach will be to explain small pieces at a time, building to a full and deep understanding of Imago theory. To learn more, start by clicking on the Imago 101 page link on the sidebar.

I will be adding more explanations, so please check back.

I am a certified advanced Imago Relationship therapist working in private practice in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Click the “Contact Me” link if you would like an appointment. Also, there is some useful information on the “My Practice” page if you are interested in pursuing therapy with me personally.

Jennifer Erickson MSW RSW

Guelph, ON Canada

jenerick@golden.net 519-767-8460