Clara Panarella, M.Ed. (Counselling)

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I am  a professional with more than twenty five years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields.  I have worked in many different settings, including community organizations and institutions, before starting my private practice. I believe that people are the expert in their own lives and that  they have the strength to make changes,  therefore my approach in therapy is client centered, and strength based. I work collaboratively with my clients,  and I am result oriented.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapist #4922) and hold a Masters degree in Counselling.  I also have certificates in Addiction Counselling, and Alternate Dispute Resolution, and I have attended extensive training in marital counselling, trauma treatment, child/adolescent development and parenting.

Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and trapped in a lifestyle you don't find satisfying?  Do you feel confused, helpless and isolated? Do you find you are stuck in dealing with your teenager? Are you concerned about your drinking or is a family member gambling and you don't know what to do? Is your relationship in crisis?  I can help you address those issues, and many others, and in a short time you will learn new strategies and skills leading to change and empowerment. I welcome persons from all backgrounds, cultures, faiths, and sexual orientation.
 Feel free to call or get in touch with me by email if you have any questions about my practice.  My office is conveniently located close to downtown Ottawa, at the Vanier Parkway.

My favorite quote: 
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves" Victor E. Frankl

Clara Panarella Reaches

Ottawa Vanier ON