Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Ottawa, ON.

Licensed professional counselling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Ottawa, Ontario.


Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT
Anxiety Counsellor

Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist; Individual and Family Therapist

2948 Baseline Rd #206 , Ottawa (Nepean), Ontario K2H 8T5 | 613-601-1475

Experiencing anxiety can vary from an unfocused sense of concern or worry to performance fears affecting school or work, panic attacks, stress, hypervigilance from trauma, or phobias. Physical and psychological symptoms generally feel out of control and are frustrating and fear-inducing, and can lead people to question themselves and their capabilities as well as limiting their enjoyment of life. I am experienced and specialized in supporting individuals, children and families to find their own strengths to use in regaining control of their life from the influence of anxiety, using a combination of psychotherapy and counselling approaches to fit each unique situation. Serving the Ottawa area

Sofian Ayyad, MA, RP, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Sofian Ayyad, MA, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Canadian Counsellor

427 Gilmour Street, First floor, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0R5 | (613) 212-0041

I will provide you with a compassionate, and caring therapeutic relationship so that you can explore distressing thoughts, feelings, emotional reactions, behaviours, and relationship patterns associated with your anxiety, stress or obsessions and compulsions. I will help you understand and change the factors that might contribute to and maintain your anxiety. We will also collaboratively set your treatment goals to ensure treatment is relevant to your concerns and needs and I will employ relevant evidence-based treatments to help you achieve your treatment goals.

Catherine Stafford, M.Ed., C.Psych.
Anxiety Counsellor

Catherine Stafford, M.Ed., C.Psych.

Psychologist/Psychologue

1 Centrepointe Drive, suite 309, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 6E2 | 613-850-5754

Anxiety comes from many sources and affects all aspects of our lives. I work with clients to identify stressors, underlying patterns and dynamics affecting responses to stress, how stress impacts our bodies, our emotional health and relationships. Together we develop a plan to "lighten the load" in a realistic, productive and positive way. Clients feel empowered and ultimately understand how anxiety affects them, and how to deal with anxiety in the way that works best for them.

Carolann M Trainor, MAPC, RP, MASp, MBA
Anxiety Counsellor

Carolann M Trainor, MAPC, RP, MASp, MBA

Registered Psychotherapist & Pastoral Psychotherapist

317 Catherine Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5T4 | 613-371-7472

Everyone feels anxiety at some point in their lives but when it starts to interfere with your life, counseling can help. Although anxiety can feel debilitating, it is treatable. People with anxiety don’t always share the same symptoms, they vary from person to person. Therapy will help you to reclaim your life and function in a chronically stressful world.

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202, Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2A3 | 613-287-3799

Stress management starts with identifying sources of stress. Your true sources of stress aren’t always obvious, and it’s all too easy to overlook your own stress-inducing thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Together we look at your thought patterns that may keep you stuck in your stress cycle. Anxiety is a natural bodily response to a stressful or dangerous situation. Your body reacts and you experience a racing heart, sweaty palms and shortness of breath. For some people this reaction is more intense and can last hours. Anxiety can be overwhelming and take control of your life. Anxiety may coexist with depression. Call today at 613 287 3799 to learn how you can take control of your stress.

Tracy Thomson, MA, BA, RP
Anxiety Counsellor

Tracy Thomson, MA, BA, RP

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

99 Kakulu Rd, Kanata, Ontario K2L 3C8 | (613) 402-9002

Anxiety and stress seem to be typical in today's hectic life. Individuals, each being unique from another, experience many different symptoms. These symptoms occur when part of the brain is perceiving danger, danger which could be remembered from the past. When understanding what is triggering one's perceived danger, and becoming aware of these symptoms/antecedents when the symptoms are mild, the anxiety can be challenged rationally to minimize the stress felt which ultimately can minimize the symptoms.

Suzanne More Kerr, MA (C Psych), CCC, RP #3526
Anxiety Counsellor

Suzanne More Kerr, MA (C Psych), CCC, RP #3526

Marriage & Family & Individual Psychotherapist

278 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1V4 | 1-613-238-2222

When our sense of self is threatened we respond by experiencing anxiety. In verbalizing our anxiety we begin to see our reality with more clarity. We consider the beliefs and events on which we base our reality and examine our protective strategies and the consequences of our choices. We learn to expand our reality so as to include various helpful factors that we earlier omitted and that will better allow us to manage our stress and anxiety.

Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW
Anxiety Counsellor

Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Unit 125 - 2111 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, Ontario K1J 8M8 | 613 744-4768

I will support you: to have hope and confidence that you can resolve your anxiety; and to make choices that will lead you to your greater physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. I offer relaxation exercises and cognitive therapy. I am trained in EMDR which greatly helps overcome anxiety, stress and trauma. I offer EFT which also positively shifts our thinking and modifies our anxiety response. I serve adults, & young adults 16 and over and seniors. By acknowledging you have a problem and wanting to find a solution, you are much closer to resolving it. This is your opportunity. I am here to help.

Michaela Clermont, M.A., R.P. (Q)
Anxiety Counsellor

Michaela Clermont, M.A., R.P. (Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Q)

116 Albert Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G3 | 613-291-7363

While anxiety and stress in certain levels can be a positive experience, anxiety and stress that negatively impacts our lives can make us feel trap and helpless. While treatment examines the historic causes/patterns of anxiety, clients are immediately given tools so that they are better equipped to manage their anxiety from the onset of therapy. Once the anxiety is manageable, other areas of the clients past and life are explored that are serving to create, maintain, and aggravate the anxiety. At the end of treatment, clients can expect to experience a renewed sense of calm, peace, and contentment as they begin living the life they want to live.

Anxiety Counselor

Saint-Paul University

223 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Saint Paul University’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre welcomes a diverse clientele, for individual or couple’s therapy. Services are provided by counselling interns at the Master of Arts and Doctoral level in Counselling and Spirituality at Saint Paul University. *Services in French available

Susan Top, CCC
Anxiety Counsellor

Susan Top, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

421 Gilmour Street, Suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0R5 | 613 371 5715

Struggling with anxiety can rob your ability to function, as well as your enjoyment of life. I find the most effective approach to controlling anxiety to be a multi-dimensional approach. Often medication is very helpful, however other interventions are important to use alongside the medications. Working through your thoughts about the anxiety and how they are adding to the problem, for instance. Having taught relaxation techniques and stress management to people who suffer from chronic pain, I am also well aware of the beneficial effects of learning how to clear your mind through relaxation or meditation.

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.
Anxiety Counselor

Bojena Kelmendi, M.S.W. R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker, Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Stress and anxiety when present within healthy limits can stimulate, motivate, challenge, warn and activate our bodies to react accordingly to the situation. When it's too much, too intense and for too long, stress and anxiety lead to poor functioning, impairment and exhaustion resulting in stress and anxiety overload, contributing heavily to triggering anxiety disorders. In my therapy, I use therapeutic approaches and techniques that help reduce stress and anxiety and enhance the quality of your life and build your emotional resilience. You develop skills to minimize distress and maximize efficacy in many areas of your living and live life in a happier and healthier manner

Rita Ofili, BSW, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist
Anxiety Counsellor

Rita Ofili, BSW, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist

Registered Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist: Individual, Marriage & Family therapist

Baseline road and Greenbank, Nepean, Ontario K2H 7B3 | 6138902006

Anxiety and stress are normal aspects of life, however, when these two become excessive due to serious life challenges then one is required to seek for professional support immediately. In therapy, I will help you identify the cause of your stressors and your anxiety. I will also work with you to identify how the anxiety is affecting your emotions, your behavior, your thinking style, and your relationships, together we will work out strategies to strengthen your coping abilities to deal with your life stressors and the cause of your anxiety. I will teach you techniques and strategies to help you cope with your particular situation, you will build up your motivation and your social skills.



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Ottawa is located in Ontario, Canada. It has a land area of 2790.30 square kilometers.  The population of Ottawa is nearly 1 million people with 373,756 households . The population ranking for Ottawa is #4 nationally and #2 for the province of Ontario with a density of 334.80 people per sq km. Ottawa therapists serve postal code: K1T.