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

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

Registered Psychotherapist (Q)

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

As a clinician, I have a strong knowledge-base and experience in using evidence-based psychotherapy techniques. I use a number of different psychotherapy modalities including cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, EMDR therapy, and Adlerian psychology. By working with clients using psychotherapeutic techniques, clients gain the skills such as cognitive restructuring, to create lasting, concrete, positive changes in their lives.

Conny Barry, RP, M.Ed. (Counselling), CCC
Psychotherapist

Conny Barry, RP, M.Ed. (Counselling), CCC

Can. Cert. Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

Ottawa South, Alta Vista, Ottawa, Ontario K1H 5T7 | 613-733-1422

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.

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.

Susan Top, CCC
Psychotherapist

Susan Top, CCC

Registered Psychotherapist

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

My training and supervision in Self-In-Relationship Psychotherapy will allow me to help you work through old patterns. I can also help you to build new patterns and habits which will support healthy relationships and improved mental health. Change is not always easy, but with the right supportive environment we can surprise ourselves with how much we can grow.

Janelle Comtois, MSW RSW
Psychotherapist

Janelle Comtois, MSW RSW

Registered Social Worker

356 Woodroffe Avenue, Suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 3V6 | 613-863-5092

I specialize in utilizing cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, solution focused, holistic and narrative therapeutic techniques with clients struggling with a variety of issues including substance abuse, high risk behaviors, disordered eating, trauma and abuse and mental health difficulties such as depression and anxiety.

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.

Michael Hart, M.A., CCC
Psychotherapist

Michael Hart, M.A., CCC

Certified Canadian Counsellor

1825 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1C 7C6 | (613)699-1677

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.

Gill Reilly, GILL REILLY
Psychotherapist

Gill Reilly, GILL REILLY

Registered Psychotherapist [CRPO],Registered Marriage and family Therapist, Certified EMDR

122 Broadway Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 2V8 | 6133143441

As a Registered Psychotherapist with the Ontario College,I use a variety of models in my psychotherapy. importantly I believe a warm respectful, non-judgmental environment provides the safety a client needs to address very personal and painful issues in a therapy session. Helping a client see their own uniqueness and inner beauty and to develop confidence in those aspects of themselves allows a client to move forward quickly. I have huge respect for the courage it takes for a client to begin work with a therapist. Depending on the needs of a client I use Psycho-dynamic or Attachment based therapy, I specialize in working on Healing Shame with some clients and EMDR for Trauma

Chantal Theberge, MSW, RSW
Psychotherapist

Chantal Theberge, MSW, RSW

Registered Clinical Social Worker, EMI Practitioner

124 O'Connor Street, Suite 310, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M9 | 1 (855) 511-3131

Through individual therapy, I can help one to address personal, educational, and professional challenges by way of identifying the issues, and exploring solutions. My goal is to see the individual discover their own skills and strengths and to combine this with learned strategies in order to transfer problem-resolution abilities from therapy over into their daily living activities. I an help you with: Depression, Anxiety Relationship challenges Anger & stress management Unresolved childhood issues Trauma/Abuse Unhealthy strategies Grief & Loss Parenting challenges

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.

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.

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.

Tracy Thomson, MA, BA, RP
Psychotherapist

Tracy Thomson, MA, BA, RP

Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist

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

What does Tracy do in session? In my therapeutic practice, I provide confidential sessions where I will walk you in your discovery of finding your inner resources. I believe that through exploration growth can occur. I facilitate this inner growth by using a client-centred approach to talk therapy, also known as person-centered therapy. This is a collaborative approach between the client(s) and the therapist, in which the client has an opportunity to develop their sense of self. As the client(s) have an opportunity to develop their sense of self, they often realize how their thoughts, feelings, attitudes, and behaviours can be affected and altered.



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Help for marriages, separation, divorce, individuals, families and relationships in Ottawa, ON and the surrounding areas.

Other Areas of Practice: self-esteem counselor, addiction therapist, burnout counselor, career change, psychological assessment, chronic pain management, depression counseling Ottawa, grief & loss, abuse, debt counseling Ottawa, teenagers, Christian counseling Ottawa, husband, wife, trauma counselling, financial therapy, adolescents and youth counseling, eating disorders, stress & anxiety.

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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.