Samantha Harris, M.A., R.P.

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Our human experience can be unpredictable and challenging, and at times we may find ourselves feeling lost or overwhelmed. It's during these moments that seeking guidance and support can make all the difference. I honour your courage in taking this difficult first step. Together, let’s explore your unique circumstances and help you regain confidence in yourself and your abilities.

I support individuals on their journey toward building greater resilience and creating positive change in their lives. I uphold a compassionate and non-judgemental space, valuing empathy, authenticity, and genuine connection. It has been my great privilege to work with courageous individuals as they confront depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, coping skills, grief, and more.

My aim is to help you gain insight into your challenges and help develop practical solutions to overcome them, while discovering deeper meaning and lasting change. I view therapy as a collaborative process, welcoming you to share your story and working with you to identify your unique needs and to develop a customised treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. I have an integrative approach, drawing on various therapeutic modalities toward helping you explore your inner experience, reactions, thoughts, and feelings.

Both personally and as a therapist, I am deeply passionate about personal growth and self-discovery, and I am here to support you in your journey toward greater well-being and realizing your fullest potential. I look forward to meeting you online or in person, as a member of a psychotherapy centre dedicated to providing effective, meaningful, and connected human therapy services.

Therapeutic Approach

I endeavor to create a compassionate space for clients that is warm, supportive, and judgment free. I believe that fostering a strong therapeutic alliance is conducive to exploring experiences, building resilience, and creating positive change. During the therapeutic process, I draw upon a variety of integrative and evidence-based modalities, including humanistic/person centered, psychodynamic, existential, positive psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), ​dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), self-compassion, narrative, trauma-informed, and mindfulness-based therapies.

Education & Experience

I have an M.A. in Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality from Saint Paul University, Ottawa. I also have a B.A. Honours, Psychology, from Carleton University, and an Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Child and Youth Worker, from Algonquin College. I have previous experience at Saint Paul University’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre in Ottawa. I am currently a member of the Ottawa Psychotherapy Center, a team of compassionate therapists who are dedicated to helping you heal, grow and thrive.

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Ottawa ON