Janice Blackwell

Janice Blackwell, OT

Professional Summary

Janice has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Anthropology, with a concentration in critical health issues, from Dalhousie University. She also has a Certificate in Disability Management from Dalhousie University. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto.

As an Occupational Therapist, Janice works with clients who have chronic mental health concerns, psychological trauma, chronic pain, neurological injuries, and physical health concerns. She also has experience working with burns, physical polytrauma, hands, and cognitive injuries. She collaborates with clients to help with activity scheduling, behavioural activation, community re-integration, energy conservation strategies, sleep hygiene, stages of mental health and cognitive recovery, distress tolerance, and mindfulness.

She is passionate about providing treatment that is client-centered and practicing trauma-informed care. Janice believes educating her clients on the underlying neurobiology and physiology behind their conditions and occupational therapy treatment. She enjoys working together with clients to create individualized strategies that support them in achieving goals that are meaningful to the person.

Janice believes in continuing education to enhance her clinical skills for the benefit of her clients. She holds her Progressive Goal Attainment Training, Crisis Intervention Training and SafeTalk certification. She also has training in community-based exposure therapy, trauma-informed psychotherapy, concussion rehabilitation, chronic-pain, and motivational interviewing.

In her free time, Janice enjoys backcountry hiking with loved ones and her puppy, Sage. She also likes running, cycling, and exploring the Ottawa Valley on weekends.


BA (Psych/Soc. Anthro), M.Sc. (OT), OT Reg (Ont)


  • Master of Science, Occupational Therapy
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario (2018)
  • Certificate, Disability Management
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2016)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology & Social Anthropology
    Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2015)