Abundant Living Counselling Group
Various locations in Ottawa, Ottawa, ON K2G 0G3
The most effective psychotherapy, the most immediately “real” experience of this interaction, is that of an emerging authentic self from within each client. Each of us is comprised of an authentic self and a false self. The false self is made up of the various masks, roles, defense structures, and the like, that we adopted as children in order to “fit in” and navigate the family system we were each parachuted into at birth. One’s authentic self is thus, necessarily, hidden from view. The more unhealthy the family system, the more defenses are required, thus the more the authentic self is compromised, hidden. Indeed, our authentic self may feel threatening, to all that we have “known”.
Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW
4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202, Ottawa, ON K2K 2A3
Do you need someone to listen to you? Are you feeling depressed or constantly angry? Therapy helps you manage your symptoms, overcome challenges and difficult life situations, change unhealthy patterns and behaviours. Your therapy will depend on the issues you want to work on. Psychotherapy is effective in helping teens, couples, families, step families, or individuals. Therapy can help you if you suffer from body image issues, work related issues, personal issues, anger, anxiety or depression, relationship difficulties, affairs, step families or childhood difficulties. Family-Therapy offers services in English, French or Farsi. Call us at 613 287 3799 and book your session.
Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Unit 125 - 2111 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, ON K1J 8M8
I can help you on your journey to find: • Hope & confidence that you can resolve your issues. • Clarity & solutions to your problems; • Your hope in times of crisis; I offer counselling approaches such as: • Relaxation excercises; • Cognitive therapy; • EMDR which helps overcome anxiety, stress & tauma;. • EFT which positively shifts our thinking and modifies our anxiety response; & • Sandtray therapy which offers a unique non-verbal form of healing. By acknowledging you have a problem, and want to find a solution, you are much closer to resolving it. I serve adults, & young adults 16 and over and seniors. I am here to help.
Michael Hart, M.A., CCC
Certified Canadian Counsellor
1825 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1C 7C6
Counsellors at Elim are highly trained psychotherapists who hold professional membership with the Canadian Counselling and psychotherapy Association. As such we are not only qualified to offer psychological services, but also abide by the high ethical standards of this governing body. In addition our practice is supervised by a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience. An additional benefit of having such supervision is that clients may be eligible to have all or part of their fees reimbursed by their insurance company if they have benefits that cover counselling.
Richard Merrill Haney, M.Ed., Ph.D. (Counselling Therapy)
Couple Counselling/Coaching and Family Mediation Specialist
301 Bank St. (at Somerset St.) In Centretown, Ottawa, ON K2P 1X7
I use the word "Psyche" with my clients to describe how they have a perturbance in their everyday life-style which prevents them from having a normal life. Hippocrates believed (and I do too) that when someone is out of touch with the world around them then it makes sense that there would be a perturbance to symbolize to them that corrective action is necessary. In that sense the perturbance is a good thing because it delivers a message to get back in touch with the Psyche, or the whole field, that we live in. I teach my clients that self-sabotage is actually our Psyche diligently attempting to signal us to get back in touch with ourselves. In a sense accidents are not really accidents.
Centre For Interpersonal Relationships
Registered Psychologists, Therapists, Counsellors
388 Albert St., Unit 2, Ottawa, ON K1R 5B2
Psychological treatment involves a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of current psychological symptoms, and psychotherapy that addresses the root causes of a specific psychological disorder. Research affirms that individuals do improve as a result of psychotherapy, particularly when they are committed to the process. In an initial session, your mental health professional will work with you in a collaborative fashion to identify treatment goals. He or she will also collect basic demographic data, obtain your consent to the treatment you are to receive, and inquire as to any questions you may have about the course of treatment that has been discussed.
Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist; Individual and Marriage & Family Therapist
2948 Baseline Rd #206, Ottawa, ON K2H 8T5
I welcome you to consider psychotherapy with its in-depth approach to counselling. Together we build a trusted relationship that supports you in considering perspectives and changes. In therapy people often want to become more aware of their beliefs, feelings, thoughts, relationships, or choices in their lives. My integrative approach enables me to modify therapy to specific goals and needs of each person or family, and to meet new concerns. Starting with our first meeting I invite working together and with your feedback as I draw on knowledge and experience to support you using cognitive, behavioural, creative, emotion-focused, narrative, pastoral, and systems approaches. Ottawa & area.
Conny Barry, RP, M.Ed. (Counselling), CCC
Can. Cert. Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist
Ottawa South, Alta Vista, Ottawa, ON K1H 5T7
For over 25 years I have been working with individuals and couples to help them with their particular issues and problems so that they may achieve emotional health as well as relationship and career goals. Each client has a unique situation and set of issues, be it anxiety, stress, depression, substance abuse, grief, personal growth, relationship issues, aging, illness, etc ; each problem has a unique set of tools and strategies to select for its solution. Together we will meet and identify the problem(s); I will propose a treatment plan and together we will discuss the plan as well as determine whether the match between therapist and client is a solid one in order to move forward.
Paul LeBlanc, MSW, RSW
1986 Fairbanks Avenue Back Door, Ottawa, ON K1H 5Y6
I am eclectic, psychoeducationally based therapist. While borrowing on the classic of Cognitive behavior therapy, I also have a strong influence from Attachment theory, and Emotions Focussed Therapy. Therapy with myself for whatever interpersonal problem, personal problem, or state of mood will find you, the client experiencing a friendly discussion about the issues, in a non judgement and non contemptuous fashion. Therapy is always goal directed, there are NO secrets and I share my thoughts. Integrating these models in an educative fashion allows me to explore without being boxed in the clients history and realize goals for personal change, situational change or structural change.
Yoshie Martinez, M.Ed., CCC
356 Woodroffe ave, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON K2A 3V6
Psychotherapy can be a scary thing to start as it is a bold step to face some of the things we have been hiding from. A safe and warm place is imperative. I will walk you through your first steps of self-discovery and healing, and will walk with you at your pace. I use a combination of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as the basis for psychotherapy. I believe in the power of expressing emotions and understanding their origins as a conduit to better understanding and accepting oneself. I will guide you through the process of learning to express and understand your emotions and behaviours.