I am committed to helping my clients reshape their lives and reclaim their happiness. I want to aid my clients in removing the burdens that prevent them from engaging fully and enjoying life. I have worked with a broad spectrum of client issues and symptoms and offer a highly personalized approach tailored to the needs of each client. I’ll help you develop skills you can use independently not just in session.
I have been a professionally certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association since 2003. Prior to my certification, I completed my B.A. with Highest Honours in Psychology at Carleton University and my M.A. at the University of Ottawa/St. Paul’s.
As an EMDR clinician, I am trained in a form of therapy that mobilizes your brain's own healing abilities. EMDR can provide significant relief in up to 1/3 fewer sessions, making it not only efficient but cost effective, as anyone with limited budget can appreciate. EMDR has been extensively researched and proven effective for dealing with many different issues and has the ability to permanently eliminate symptoms of stress and trauma. Unlike other forms of therapy, it requires no time consuming homework nor does it require the client to speak about traumatic experiences in depth.
My office is located in a pleasant residential neighbourhood in Ottawa South close to the General Hospital so parking is free and uncomplicated. The office itself is welcoming and bright and attention has been paid to client comfort. Appointments can usually be booked within a few days and some evening times are generally available. I understand that life doesn't stop for counselling and will do my best to accommodate your needs and respect your busy schedule. Because this is a smaller practice, you will never encounter other clients in the waiting room. Counselling sessions are typically 90 minutes.
Whether you’re looking for extra support through a challenging life situation or you’re ready to deal with longstanding issues, I’ll help you build on your strengths and achieve your goals Choosing a therapist can seem a daunting task and you will have a much better experience if your therapist is someone you feel you can connect with, toward that end I would be happy to speak with you by phone or email to answer any questions you may have. If you prefer to speak in person, I also offer a free half hour consultation session.
Janice Stewart ReachesOttawa ON