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Marc Whitehouse, MSW, RSW
Psychotherapist

Marc Whitehouse, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

563 Gladstone Avenue, Suite 22, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5P2 | 613-402-1544

My approach to psychotherapy is founded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but also blends other therapies. I will teach you the basics of the type of therapy that is most relevant to your problem. We will then work to apply the therapy to your specific issue. We will practice the skills that are taught and you will be given work to do at home. You will then report back about how the strategies are being implemented at home to allow us to tweak the skills to have them work best for you! Ultimately, you will be much better at managing your own issues independently!

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD
Psychotherapist

Gerald Joy, RSW, RMFT, CD

Clinical Social Worker and RMFT

53 Shouldice Cresent, Kanata, Ontario K2L 1M8 | (613) 447-5041

Psychotherapy is most successful when the individual enters therapy on their own and has a strong desire to change. If you don’t want to change, change will be slow in coming. Change means altering those aspects of your life that aren’t working for you any longer, or are contributing to your problems or ongoing issues. It is also best to keep an open mind while in psychotherapy, and be willing to try out new things that ordinarily you may not do. Psychotherapy is often about challenging one’s existing set of beliefs and often, one’s very self. It is most successful when a person is able and willing to try to do this in a safe and supportive environment.

Carolann M Trainor, MAPC, RP
Psychotherapist

Carolann M Trainor, MAPC, RP

Registered Psychotherapist & Pastoral Psychotherapist

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

Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in a positive manner. Its aim is to help people understand the thoughts behind feeling anxious or depressed and addressing these thinking patterns. Psychotherapy will help you change behaviors and habits that are limiting you, to experiencing your fullest potential.

Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC
Psychotherapist

Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Counsellor

43 Auriga Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7Y8 | 613-822-3300

The approach I like to use in psychotherapy is to begin with ensuring a close bond or alliance can be quickly established where there is active listening, an opportunity for establishing trust and allowing empathy to flourish. Only then can we then challenge any distortions in thinking, help with the managing of emotions that may be overwhelming and distressful to a client. Also, assisting with searching for solutions and really serving to change the narrative either in part or altogether so there can develop a more hopeful and optimistic attitude. Examining and naming attachment wounds from childhood that may interfere with couple/family relationship dynamic in the present.

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA
Psychotherapist

Valiant Recovery, CCCCA

Residential Addiction Program

Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K0A 1K0 | 1-613-518-8131

Psychotherapy is the treatment of mental health problems through a collaborative relationship between an individual and their psychologist. Through psychotherapy, an individual learns about their thoughts, behaviors, feelings, moods and overall condition by talking to a psychologist about them. At Valiant Recovery, our psychotherapy methods are aimed at discovering the underlying issues that spawn addiction and substance abuse, such as grief, trauma and mental illness. All of our therapists have masters degrees in social work or counseling, as well as extensive experience treating addiction and substance abuse disorders.

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

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

Psychologist/Psychologue

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

As a counselling psychologist, my main focus is providing psychotherapy services to clients. This means that we talk together, as equals. Using different strategies we figure out what already works well for you as the client, what could work better, what feels "broken" and needs compassionate attention, and explore how to best support your healing process. I work from a strength-based approach, and strongly believe we are all capable of significant personal growth and loving relationships with ourselves and those in our lives.

Sofian Ayyad, RP (Qualifying)
Psychotherapist

Sofian Ayyad, RP (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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

Is something standing in your way from living the life you want? People seek psychotherapy for a wide variety of problems and issues, and there is no wrong reason for seeing a therapist. We can all benefit from psychotherapy at some point in our life. Whether you are dealing with a major life obstacle or looking to better understand yourself in order to achieve your full potential, taking the first step in seeking therapeutic help can be very daunting. I commend you for taking the initial step toward meaningful change and I will try to help alleviate these initial uneasy feelings by providing a warm, respectful, and compassionate space for you, free of judgment.

Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW
Psychotherapist

Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Counsellor

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

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.

Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT
Psychotherapist

Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT

Registered Psychotherapist; Individual and Family Therapist

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

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.

Abundant Living Counselling Group, RP, CCC
Psychotherapist

Abundant Living Counselling Group, RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapists, Certified Counsellors

Various locations in Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 0G3 | 613-727-4455

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”.

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC
Psychotherapist

Michelle Berezny, M.A., RP, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor

2081 Merivale Road, Suite 800, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1G9 | 613-324-0948

My approach to psychotherapy is kind, curious, and practical. I provide clients with a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental environment from which to explore the issues that may be preventing them from experiencing a full and well life. I support children, youth, and families in learning to identify and access their inner strengths and resiliencies.

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW
Psychotherapist

Cynthia Brady, BSW, MA, RSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Looking for a longer term approach to working through difficulties? As with counselling, psychotherapy involves a therapist and client working together to develop effective coping mechanisms and improve functionality; unlike counselling, psychotherapists dig deeper, exploring patterns of behaviour that have lead to where a person finds oneself in life.

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

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

As a psychotherapist I have long experienced that it is precisely through the process of verbalizing thoughts that my clients are able to gain a clear sense of their reality--words clarify the vagueness of ideas. And once a reality is expressed, then a client can move toward acceptance of that reality and toward understanding of how to shape that reality in a way that best meets their needs and aspirations. Please visit www.newhorizonscounselling.com and Psychotherapy.



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About Ottawa, ON

Central, East End, South End, West End, Gloucester, Kanata, Nepean, Cumberland, Goulbourn, Osgoode, Rideau, Marlborough, North Gower, West Carlton, Fitzroy, Torbolton, Huntley, Hisotrical District

Ottawa, Ontario is the capital city of Canada and lies on the eastern edge of the province. The weather patterns of Ottawa can be variable and extreme running in to the different seasons which, however, allows for a variety of recreational activities and requiring a wide range of wardrobes.  The summers are relatively hot and short aggravated by high humidity. This makes for interesting life here as people have become capable at adapting. Hot days beyond 30 degrees C have appeared as early as March or as late as October.  Winter temperatures are lowest in January.  Snow can last in to May or as early as October although these extremes will be brief.  Your counsellor in Ottawa, ON is a trained professional, licensed therapist who is committed to helping you work through difficulties while making new goals for a better life. Spring and fall are unpredictable with summer and winter not following the regular calendar.  Rare weather systems such as tornadoes, flash floods, extreme heat waves, hail storms and remnants from hurricanes have all left a mark in the past.  Small tremors or earth quakes have been noted as well. 

Ottawa has numerous activities for both residents and tourists and makes for a fine destination any time of the year. The world’s longest skating rink on the Rideau Canal winds its way through Ottawa for nearly five miles creating a form of transportation to the Downtown core. Casual outdoor skating rinks provide winter activities, as well as tobogganing, skiing and curling.  Winterlude is celebrated annually in February with the majority of activities in the Rideau Canal region.  Cycling, running and hiking are enjoyed on a large network of paved pathways winding through the city which also serve as transportation for tourism and recreation throughout the year.  Ice fishing takes place during the coldest winter months. Being the Capital City, Ottawa celebrates Canada Day on July 1st which is the birthday of the nation.  The Tulip Festival is enjoyed in May at which time the Netherland’s royal family gifts hundreds of thousands of tulips for the event.  Sunset at parliament hill is spectacular to see. The city of Ottawa has several health and wellness centers designed to keep people healthy and active. Diversity is great here, with people of several races and religions. The most common religion is Christian. Counsellor Ottawa, ON is someone with a desire to benefit you and your loved ones by resolving issues and hurdles in your life, bringing new freedom and renewed purpose.

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.