Catherine MacDonald, CAI, RPS in Ottawa
As a Certified Addictions Interventionist, Relapse Prevention Specialist, and a member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, Catherine has a wealth of knowledge and life experience that allow her to help a person transition from a life of suffering with addictions, to a life of sobriety. As well as her own private practice she has experience as an addiction counsellor in a residential treatment centre, an Instructor at Alqonquin College in the Trauma/Addictions Recovery Program and has vast experience working in an educational setting with teenagers.
As a Certified Interventionist through ARISE Interventions, Catherine offers an invitational, non-confrontational, transparent approach to an intervention that offers support for the whole family.This new gentler approach and technique empowers the person suffering with an addiction to be part of, and begin his/her recovery, and the family to begin their healing.
Addictions can tear families apart. Through support and guidance clients begin to understand more about themselves and the changes needed to live life without addictions. Through understanding and education individuals and their families can move towards a successful recovery, develop new and healthy lifestyles and heal from the wounds of addictions. Let change begin today.
Call or Email Catherine MacDonald for a free phone consultation now - (855) 974-4372


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • License No. and State: 1031736 Ontario


  • Avg Cost (per session): $70+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: CACCF / 1031736
  • Member Since: 2008


  • Addiction
  • Drug Abuse
  • Alcohol Abuse


  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Interventions Relapse Prevention
  • Men's Issues
  • Obesity
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2017
Catherine MacDonald, CAI, RPS in Ottawa

Catherine MacDonald