Host: Shontelle Prokipcak, BSW, MSW, RSW, CCAC, CCCS
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2E
"Self-Management and Recovery Training. It is a non-profit, science based program that helps people recover from addictive behaviors. Addictive Behaviors can be alcohol, smoking, drugs, gambling, sex, eating, shopping, self-harm etc. No matter what addictive behavior you are not alone. ..."
(855) 383-4280
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2E
"Self-Management and Recovery Training. It is a non-profit, science based program that helps people recover from addictive behaviors. Addictive Behaviors can be alcohol, smoking, drugs, gambling, sex, eating, shopping, self-harm etc. No matter what addictive behavior you are not alone. ..."
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Host: Nicole LeBlanc, BA, MA, MSW, RSW
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2E
"This 8 week mindfulness program plus 1 day retreat aims to support individuals in accessing and deepening their capacity to respond to stress and other difficulties in more skillful, balanced way. The program was developed out of the School of ..."
(613) 801-2764
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2E
"This 8 week mindfulness program plus 1 day retreat aims to support individuals in accessing and deepening their capacity to respond to stress and other difficulties in more skillful, balanced way. The program was developed out of the School of ..."
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Host: B Bonney Elliott, MEd, RP, NP, RYT, CCC
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S
"I have joined a volunteer-driven resource. The Grief Corps is a Canadian initiative that free to any resident of Canada who has lost someone to COVID-19. All groups are run by volunteer mental health professionals experienced running support groups. These ..."
(855) 666-1353
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S
"I have joined a volunteer-driven resource. The Grief Corps is a Canadian initiative that free to any resident of Canada who has lost someone to COVID-19. All groups are run by volunteer mental health professionals experienced running support groups. These ..."
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Host: Heather Sutherland, MA, RP
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1V
"The group focuses on skills to help us cope & address the challenges we are facing. This includes identifying: early warning signs of stress, stress related symptoms, key stressors, & current coping strategies. Participants will learn & practice effective strategies ..."
(844) 612-6527
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1V
"The group focuses on skills to help us cope & address the challenges we are facing. This includes identifying: early warning signs of stress, stress related symptoms, key stressors, & current coping strategies. Participants will learn & practice effective strategies ..."
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1P
"This support group is focused on enhancing emotional coping and building the resilience to face daily stressors with increased confidence and motivation. Group therapy offers the added benefit of feeling connected to others, offering a sense of belonging, and sharing ..."
(289) 805-6313
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1P
"This support group is focused on enhancing emotional coping and building the resilience to face daily stressors with increased confidence and motivation. Group therapy offers the added benefit of feeling connected to others, offering a sense of belonging, and sharing ..."
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Host: Rachael Brown, MA, RP
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1H
"Group therapy for prenatal and postpartum women, respectively. Dates TBD based on number of attendees. "
(855) 249-9340
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1H
"Group therapy for prenatal and postpartum women, respectively. Dates TBD based on number of attendees. "
Host: Danielle Lithwick, MA, RP
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2E
"A 6-session group for women wanting to make peace with food and their body. Learn: Why diets don't work and how to break out of the yo-yo dieting cycle; How to listen to your body's internal eating cues and enjoy ..."
(343) 700-3536
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2E
"A 6-session group for women wanting to make peace with food and their body. Learn: Why diets don't work and how to break out of the yo-yo dieting cycle; How to listen to your body's internal eating cues and enjoy ..."
Photo of Ananta Chauhan (Baljit Kaur), Registered Psychotherapist
Host: Ananta Chauhan (Baljit Kaur), Ph D, MA , MEd, TEP, RP
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1Z
"Psychodrama is a CRPO recognized experiential method that engages the whole person - mind body and spirit. It can be used effectively in combination with a number of modalities with individuals, couples, families and groups. In this monthly PD group ..."
(613) 701-9911
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1Z
"Psychodrama is a CRPO recognized experiential method that engages the whole person - mind body and spirit. It can be used effectively in combination with a number of modalities with individuals, couples, families and groups. In this monthly PD group ..."
Photo of Lucille Villasenor-Caron, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Lucille Villasenor-Caron, MSW, RSW, E-RYT, AYT
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1Y
"This seven week therapeutic group program will offer you an opportunity to experience an increased awareness of yourself and the world around you, as well as develop skills that can help you manage, reduce and/or eliminate the different mental and ..."
(855) 979-7773
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1Y
"This seven week therapeutic group program will offer you an opportunity to experience an increased awareness of yourself and the world around you, as well as develop skills that can help you manage, reduce and/or eliminate the different mental and ..."
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Host: Delphine Amer, MSc, , OAMHP
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2G
"DBT Informed Life Skills Group for Teens: Are you between 16 and 19 years old and... Finding it difficult not to feel anxious during isolation? Wondering about life decisions? Feeling that you are making poor decisions about school/work? Experiencing difficulties ..."
(833) 624-3101
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2G
"DBT Informed Life Skills Group for Teens: Are you between 16 and 19 years old and... Finding it difficult not to feel anxious during isolation? Wondering about life decisions? Feeling that you are making poor decisions about school/work? Experiencing difficulties ..."
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Host: Wendy Nuttall, BA, RP
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2E
(343) 306-4547
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2E
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Host: Louise Graves, BA, MDiv, PhD
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2C
"Beginning Feb, 2020. Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:00 p.m. Running 8 weeks. Closed group for adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. All participants are required to be in individual therapy and must commit to attend every week. Each session will include ..."
(343) 500-6285
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2C
"Beginning Feb, 2020. Wednesday evenings 7:30-9:00 p.m. Running 8 weeks. Closed group for adult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. All participants are required to be in individual therapy and must commit to attend every week. Each session will include ..."
Photo of Jeannette Robert, Registered Psychotherapist
Host: Jeannette Robert, MA, CCC
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S
"A women's way through the twelve steps. Reading/sharing through the process of recovery. Taking one step at a time and sharing how it applies to our recovery. Support and exchange is the essence of the group. "
(613) 801-6262
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S
"A women's way through the twelve steps. Reading/sharing through the process of recovery. Taking one step at a time and sharing how it applies to our recovery. Support and exchange is the essence of the group. "
Photo of Christiane Lafleche, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Christiane Lafleche, MSW , RSW
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2A
"If you have experienced a difficult or traumatic birth, this group is for you. We work together to process and share the birthing experience. We use art, mindfulness and ritual to help heal from disturbing memories and re-write a more ..."
(613) 909-8735
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2A
"If you have experienced a difficult or traumatic birth, this group is for you. We work together to process and share the birthing experience. We use art, mindfulness and ritual to help heal from disturbing memories and re-write a more ..."
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Host: Donna F Johnson, BA, MPs
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K0A
"Working in groups help to quickly overcome the shame and stigma surrounding men's violence in intimate relationships. There is power in speaking with others in the same boat, and in recognizing the shared plight of women. Many problems considered individual ..."
(343) 308-3404
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K0A
"Working in groups help to quickly overcome the shame and stigma surrounding men's violence in intimate relationships. There is power in speaking with others in the same boat, and in recognizing the shared plight of women. Many problems considered individual ..."
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Host: Our Intake Team, MSW RSW, PhD, CCC, RP
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2B
"“Transformations” is a non-denominational skills-based anger management group that offers participants practical tools to manage their relationship with anger. This 10-session (2.5 hours per week) program presents an opportunity for participants to learn and gain greater insight into themselves. It ..."
(343) 944-4889
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2B
"“Transformations” is a non-denominational skills-based anger management group that offers participants practical tools to manage their relationship with anger. This 10-session (2.5 hours per week) program presents an opportunity for participants to learn and gain greater insight into themselves. It ..."
Photo of Melisa Arias-Valenzuela, Psychologist
Host: Melisa Arias-Valenzuela, CPsych, PhD
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S
"This 8-week online skills group is intended for pregnant women (20th week and over) and mothers to an infant (under 1 year since delivery) who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression and highly self-critical. The aim is to help participants ..."
(613) 909-6078
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S
"This 8-week online skills group is intended for pregnant women (20th week and over) and mothers to an infant (under 1 year since delivery) who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression and highly self-critical. The aim is to help participants ..."
Photo of Sandy Williams, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Sandy Williams, MSW, RSW
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2A
"An 8-week program to support you to cope with stress through mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention, to the present moment, with acceptance. People come to the program seeking relief from family, work and financial stress, sleep ..."
(613) 371-0795
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2A
"An 8-week program to support you to cope with stress through mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention, to the present moment, with acceptance. People come to the program seeking relief from family, work and financial stress, sleep ..."
Photo of Kamala Pilgrim, Psychologist
Host: Kamala Pilgrim, PhD, CPsych
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S
"Starting September 11, 2019 - This is a Yoga and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) group for generalized anxiety. The Yoga-R-CBT-for-GAD program will help you: To challenge maladaptive automatic thoughts, to bring non-judgemental awareness to thoughts without becoming overwhelmed, to better ..."
(613) 701-9627
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K1S
"Starting September 11, 2019 - This is a Yoga and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) group for generalized anxiety. The Yoga-R-CBT-for-GAD program will help you: To challenge maladaptive automatic thoughts, to bring non-judgemental awareness to thoughts without becoming overwhelmed, to better ..."
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Host: Lauren Smith, MS, MFTA, RP
Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2A
"One of the most common sentiments I hear from clients is that they feel so isolated and alone in their experience after a motor vehicle accident. Coping with the physical, cognitive, and emotional injuries post-accident can be a uniquely difficult ..."
(613) 909-3551
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Group meets in:
Ottawa, ON K2A
"One of the most common sentiments I hear from clients is that they feel so isolated and alone in their experience after a motor vehicle accident. Coping with the physical, cognitive, and emotional injuries post-accident can be a uniquely difficult ..."

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Ottawa Support Groups and Group Therapy
Group therapy takes many forms. The groups are variously referred to (often interchangeably) as Ottawa counselling groups, Ottawa support groups, Ottawa mutual support groups or peer support groups, self help groups, stress coping groups, workshops and mental health groups. They are moderated by a professional group counsellor, group therapist or group psychologist and generally focus on a specific issue or client profile (e.g. men or women etc).

Before joining a Ottawa support group, first see if the group's issue focus is consistent with your needs. If there are no groups offering support around your issue, feel free to contact these professionals in Ottawa to ask for a referral to alternative groups nearby.
What to expect in an Ottawa group?
In a professionally operated support group in Ottawa, members provide each other with various types of help for a particular shared issue. The help takes the form of relating personal experiences and listening to and accepting others' experiences. Ottawa group members may also provide a sympathetic understanding and a social network.

Group therapists or group counsellors lead or facilitate the group and provide group counselling in Ottawa. They are sometimes specifically trained in group dynamics and the understanding of small group processes. So 'interpersonal learning', which can involve unfiltered feedback and confrontation between group members (and can be threatening) is safely moderated by the group therapist or group counsellor in Ottawa.

What's the difference between individual and group therapy?