Gundel Lake
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N
Not accepting new clients
My approach to psychotherapy is deeply rooted in feminist and structural analyses that contextualize individual "problems" in our social environments. My therapeutic orientation is comprised of an eclectic mix of theoretical models that guide my work, including emotion focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic therapy. While I don't practice exclusively from one perspective, I believe that it is my role to be constantly assessing whether or not the work we are doing appears to be helping you to achieve your therapeutic goals. I offer psychological services under the supervision of Dr. Leigh Karos, C. Psych.
(855) 798-7280
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Ottawa, ON K1N
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My approach to psychotherapy is deeply rooted in feminist and structural analyses that contextualize individual "problems" in our social environments. My therapeutic orientation is comprised of an eclectic mix of theoretical models that guide my work, including emotion focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic therapy. While I don't practice exclusively from one perspective, I believe that it is my role to be constantly assessing whether or not the work we are doing appears to be helping you to achieve your therapeutic goals. I offer psychological services under the supervision of Dr. Leigh Karos, C. Psych.
Josée Sovinsky
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) Verified
Ottawa, ON K1V
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Coping with mental health struggles and life transitions can be incredibly scary and isolating. As a therapist, I'm here to provide compassionate and non-judgmental support as you navigate these challenges. I can work with you to explore what is most important to you, to relate to yourself and the world differently, to explore your identity, and to draw on your strengths. I strive to help you feel heard, respected, and cared about. As a queer and feminist therapist, I tend to be a good fit for people who care about social justice and who embrace inclusive and progressive values.
(613) 704-0470
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Ottawa, ON K1V
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Coping with mental health struggles and life transitions can be incredibly scary and isolating. As a therapist, I'm here to provide compassionate and non-judgmental support as you navigate these challenges. I can work with you to explore what is most important to you, to relate to yourself and the world differently, to explore your identity, and to draw on your strengths. I strive to help you feel heard, respected, and cared about. As a queer and feminist therapist, I tend to be a good fit for people who care about social justice and who embrace inclusive and progressive values.
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Sophie Raniere
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q) Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Z
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that you know yourself and what you need best. My role is simply to hold space for your thoughts to be expressed and your emotions to be processed so that you can feel capable of handling whatever life throws your way. I am a feminist counsellor who endeavours to create an egalitarian relationship (as much as is possible) with each client, but acknowledge that this desire is impacted by my own lived experience as a white settler on unceded Anishnaabeg territory. My ultimate goals are for clients to feel safe, heard, and empowered, and I have a particular affinity for working with queer and fat folks!
(343) 306-5529
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Ottawa, ON K1Z
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that you know yourself and what you need best. My role is simply to hold space for your thoughts to be expressed and your emotions to be processed so that you can feel capable of handling whatever life throws your way. I am a feminist counsellor who endeavours to create an egalitarian relationship (as much as is possible) with each client, but acknowledge that this desire is impacted by my own lived experience as a white settler on unceded Anishnaabeg territory. My ultimate goals are for clients to feel safe, heard, and empowered, and I have a particular affinity for working with queer and fat folks!
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Danya Daccash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G
Offers online therapy
Telephone Counselling for Women: I am a cross-cultural feminist therapist, weaving together ancient wisdom such as mindfulness, modern scientific discoveries, & a grassroots feminist approach. We both bring something special to the counselling relationship; you bring wisdom about yourself, I offer expertise on healing. Together we build a compassionate connection, & as a team we focus bringing balance into your life. As a telephone counsellor, I work with women across the globe. Research shows that telephone counselling is as effective as in-person support; it is convenient for women with time constraints, mobility issues, & those with limited access to quality therapy.
(613) 701-9688
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Ottawa, ON K1G
Offers online therapy
Telephone Counselling for Women: I am a cross-cultural feminist therapist, weaving together ancient wisdom such as mindfulness, modern scientific discoveries, & a grassroots feminist approach. We both bring something special to the counselling relationship; you bring wisdom about yourself, I offer expertise on healing. Together we build a compassionate connection, & as a team we focus bringing balance into your life. As a telephone counsellor, I work with women across the globe. Research shows that telephone counselling is as effective as in-person support; it is convenient for women with time constraints, mobility issues, & those with limited access to quality therapy.
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Christie Esau
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Not accepting new clients
Primarily, I use a blend of person-centred therapy and feminist therapy, but I also draw from attachment theory, mindfulness, CBT and a range of other approaches.
Welcome! My therapeutic presence is warm and informal, and focuses on creating safety for my clients. I believe that each of my clients possesses the capacity to grow and change; you are the expert on the subject of you!
(613) 704-2927
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Ottawa, ON K2P
Not accepting new clients
Primarily, I use a blend of person-centred therapy and feminist therapy, but I also draw from attachment theory, mindfulness, CBT and a range of other approaches.
Welcome! My therapeutic presence is warm and informal, and focuses on creating safety for my clients. I believe that each of my clients possesses the capacity to grow and change; you are the expert on the subject of you!
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Samantha Whittle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I also work from a feminist, anti-racist, and trauma-informed framework.
Hello! I enjoy working with people as they navigate all types of sexual issues, including physical changes, relationship concerns, sexual shame or guilt, and challenges with arousal, orgasm, and desire. I also believe in a holistic view of sexuality. Sexual issues rarely happen in a vacuum, and are connected to our lives and relationships in various ways. Our work together may include dealing with problems that we may consider outside the realm of sexuality, and I welcome those conversations as well. 
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Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I also work from a feminist, anti-racist, and trauma-informed framework.
Hello! I enjoy working with people as they navigate all types of sexual issues, including physical changes, relationship concerns, sexual shame or guilt, and challenges with arousal, orgasm, and desire. I also believe in a holistic view of sexuality. Sexual issues rarely happen in a vacuum, and are connected to our lives and relationships in various ways. Our work together may include dealing with problems that we may consider outside the realm of sexuality, and I welcome those conversations as well. 
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Anne Walzak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, SEP Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Not accepting new clients
Anne understands the transformative power of therapy, she is guided by feminist theories and anti-opression frameworks and truly feels honoured to listen to, and to guide, those she has the honour of working with.
With over 30 years of experience in the field of trauma counselling, Anne has amassed a rare skill set. She has expertise in a number of therapeutic disciplines including CBT and DBT . She has studied Somatic Experiencing, Sand tray-Worldplay and Play Therapy. She has worked with clients struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety and trauma. Anne works closely with clients to determine a personalized plan to unlock their inner resources and to help them find agency.
(343) 307-7188
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Ottawa, ON K2P
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Anne understands the transformative power of therapy, she is guided by feminist theories and anti-opression frameworks and truly feels honoured to listen to, and to guide, those she has the honour of working with.
With over 30 years of experience in the field of trauma counselling, Anne has amassed a rare skill set. She has expertise in a number of therapeutic disciplines including CBT and DBT . She has studied Somatic Experiencing, Sand tray-Worldplay and Play Therapy. She has worked with clients struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety and trauma. Anne works closely with clients to determine a personalized plan to unlock their inner resources and to help them find agency.
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Hannah McGechie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
Hello, I’m Hannah! I am a queer, feminist, cisgender woman, and have been practicing social work with children, youth, adults, and families since 2007. I’ve spent the last eleven years working with 2SLGBTQ+ communities all over Ontario, but my home base is the unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory of Odawa (Ottawa). My approach to therapy is grounded in social justice and anti-oppression, and guided by narrative and feminist frameworks.
(343) 304-5506
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Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
Hello, I’m Hannah! I am a queer, feminist, cisgender woman, and have been practicing social work with children, youth, adults, and families since 2007. I’ve spent the last eleven years working with 2SLGBTQ+ communities all over Ontario, but my home base is the unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory of Odawa (Ottawa). My approach to therapy is grounded in social justice and anti-oppression, and guided by narrative and feminist frameworks.
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Clare Glassco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
I am a therapist providing individual care for individuals (12+) out of Ottawa, Ontario, the unceded and unsurrendered traditional territories of the Algonquin nation. In my work, I provide a trauma-informed space for people to unpack their stories, so that together we can create new paths forward. I approach therapeutic relationships from a feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppressive perspective that is rooted in a deep understanding of the structural causes of individual pain and suffering.
(343) 304-5682
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Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
I am a therapist providing individual care for individuals (12+) out of Ottawa, Ontario, the unceded and unsurrendered traditional territories of the Algonquin nation. In my work, I provide a trauma-informed space for people to unpack their stories, so that together we can create new paths forward. I approach therapeutic relationships from a feminist, anti-racist, anti-oppressive perspective that is rooted in a deep understanding of the structural causes of individual pain and suffering.
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Laurinda Cheng
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N
Not accepting new clients
I work from an anti-oppressive, feminist, and multicultural stance.
I believe it takes great courage to explore our experiences, confront our problems, and dare to change ourselves. I am here to walk alongside you in this journey to support your self-discovery, well-being, and growth. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental space where we can deeply engage with the issues you have brought to therapy. I am based in Ottawa providing individual counselling/psychotherapy services in English to individuals 18 years of age and older in Ontario. I welcome clients of all backgrounds. I'm BIPOC, LGBTQ, non-monogamous, and kink friendly.  ​
(613) 801-8374
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Ottawa, ON K1N
Not accepting new clients
I work from an anti-oppressive, feminist, and multicultural stance.
I believe it takes great courage to explore our experiences, confront our problems, and dare to change ourselves. I am here to walk alongside you in this journey to support your self-discovery, well-being, and growth. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental space where we can deeply engage with the issues you have brought to therapy. I am based in Ottawa providing individual counselling/psychotherapy services in English to individuals 18 years of age and older in Ontario. I welcome clients of all backgrounds. I'm BIPOC, LGBTQ, non-monogamous, and kink friendly.  ​
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Christiane Lafleche
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , RSW Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Z
Not accepting new clients
I am a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and feminist therapist.
Dear life-giver, you have been endowed with a great ability, the ability to bring life through time. While this can bring great joy, it can also be the cause of loss, guilt, shame and overwhelm. From termination of pregnancy, miscarriage, birth trauma, and perinatal anxiety and depression, I am here to support you so that you can start feeling uplifted, at peace and simply well. Life-giving is hard! You deserve to find empowerment and joy within it.
(613) 909-8735
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Ottawa, ON K1Z
Not accepting new clients
I am a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive and feminist therapist.
Dear life-giver, you have been endowed with a great ability, the ability to bring life through time. While this can bring great joy, it can also be the cause of loss, guilt, shame and overwhelm. From termination of pregnancy, miscarriage, birth trauma, and perinatal anxiety and depression, I am here to support you so that you can start feeling uplifted, at peace and simply well. Life-giving is hard! You deserve to find empowerment and joy within it.
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Ana Delage
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC Verified
Ottawa, ON K2C
Not accepting new clients
I use Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
*Not currently accepting new clients* I am a Registered Psychotherapist offering psychotherapy and counselling services in private practice for individuals (18 and older) in the Ottawa region. I support individuals in the following areas of low mood and depression, anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, trauma, assertiveness training, relationship difficulties, challenging life transitions, and acculturation and immigration concerns.
(855) 820-5283
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Ottawa, ON K2C
Not accepting new clients
I use Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
*Not currently accepting new clients* I am a Registered Psychotherapist offering psychotherapy and counselling services in private practice for individuals (18 and older) in the Ottawa region. I support individuals in the following areas of low mood and depression, anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, trauma, assertiveness training, relationship difficulties, challenging life transitions, and acculturation and immigration concerns.
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Marie Robertson
Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
I work from a feminist, client-centred, anti-oppression framework that allows you to see that you are not simply an isolated individual with problems.
The counselling process is similar to carefully peeling back the layers of an onion. You need to feel safe and in control as the layers of your story are revealed. Together, we uncover deeper parts of the self that may be hidden from conscious thought ... old scripts and tapes that are still playing today and causing you pain and anxiety. You can change your life by bringing these old patterns and voices into the light of day for examination. My work is to support, guide, and challenge you so you can empower yourself to deal with past issues and present concerns.
(877) 370-8838
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Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
I work from a feminist, client-centred, anti-oppression framework that allows you to see that you are not simply an isolated individual with problems.
The counselling process is similar to carefully peeling back the layers of an onion. You need to feel safe and in control as the layers of your story are revealed. Together, we uncover deeper parts of the self that may be hidden from conscious thought ... old scripts and tapes that are still playing today and causing you pain and anxiety. You can change your life by bringing these old patterns and voices into the light of day for examination. My work is to support, guide, and challenge you so you can empower yourself to deal with past issues and present concerns.
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Rebecca Minish
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Not accepting new clients
I come to the practice of psychotherapy with over a decade of combined experience as a Social Worker and therapist in community organizations, including extensive experience with a variety of mental health, trauma, and addictions issues. I am particularly passionate about and experienced in working with survivors of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, and other relational traumas. My approach to therapy is informed and guided by attachment and feminist theories, and anti-oppressive frameworks.
(613) 909-9637
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Ottawa, ON K2P
Not accepting new clients
I come to the practice of psychotherapy with over a decade of combined experience as a Social Worker and therapist in community organizations, including extensive experience with a variety of mental health, trauma, and addictions issues. I am particularly passionate about and experienced in working with survivors of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, and other relational traumas. My approach to therapy is informed and guided by attachment and feminist theories, and anti-oppressive frameworks.
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Mélanie Martel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Ottawa, ON K2M
Not accepting new clients
I strive to honour diversity; and continuously work towards seeing through a trauma-informed, feminist, and anti-oppressive lens.
Welcome. My name is Mélanie Martel. To most, I’m Mel. I am a registered social worker, psychotherapist offering an integrative, trauma-informed, body and attachment-centric approach to therapy. My style can generally be described as relaxed, fluid and intuitive. I have the privilege of walking alongside individuals, youth and adults alike. I draw from attachment theory, dyadic developmental psychotherapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and narrative therapy. I whole-heartedly aim to establish a collaborative, compassionate, inclusive and non-judgemental environment.
(343) 304-6149
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Ottawa, ON K2M
Not accepting new clients
I strive to honour diversity; and continuously work towards seeing through a trauma-informed, feminist, and anti-oppressive lens.
Welcome. My name is Mélanie Martel. To most, I’m Mel. I am a registered social worker, psychotherapist offering an integrative, trauma-informed, body and attachment-centric approach to therapy. My style can generally be described as relaxed, fluid and intuitive. I have the privilege of walking alongside individuals, youth and adults alike. I draw from attachment theory, dyadic developmental psychotherapy, dialectical behavioural therapy and narrative therapy. I whole-heartedly aim to establish a collaborative, compassionate, inclusive and non-judgemental environment.
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Jessica Raven
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N
Not accepting new clients
I work from a trauma-informed, feminist, and anti-oppressive stance.
Hello and welcome. I am a Registered Psychotherapist who practices psychotherapy with an integrative, trauma-informed approach. I draw on attachment theory, emotion focused therapy, psychodynamic principles, neuroscience, and others to work with each client individually. My intention as a therapist is to address more than just symptom reduction; through the exploration of deep issues and concerns we can work together to encourage long-term change. Using somatic (body-based) approaches and the therapeutic technique of Brainspotting, I work with clients to reset the nervous system and tap into the brain's inherent ability to heal.
(613) 704-5429
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Ottawa, ON K1N
Not accepting new clients
I work from a trauma-informed, feminist, and anti-oppressive stance.
Hello and welcome. I am a Registered Psychotherapist who practices psychotherapy with an integrative, trauma-informed approach. I draw on attachment theory, emotion focused therapy, psychodynamic principles, neuroscience, and others to work with each client individually. My intention as a therapist is to address more than just symptom reduction; through the exploration of deep issues and concerns we can work together to encourage long-term change. Using somatic (body-based) approaches and the therapeutic technique of Brainspotting, I work with clients to reset the nervous system and tap into the brain's inherent ability to heal.
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Yvette Goodland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW Verified
Office is near:
Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS FOR ONLINE AND OFFICE APPOINTMENTS!! Hello. I've been in practice for 19 years. I'm best suited to support those dealing with depression, anxiety, grief or trauma. My practice is based in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model. I also rely on a systems approach, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing and a feminist perspective. If online therapy is new to you, lets talk! I can take the mystery out of this beneficial and convenient approach. It's secure and booking can be done online.
(613) 408-0217
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Office is near:
Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS FOR ONLINE AND OFFICE APPOINTMENTS!! Hello. I've been in practice for 19 years. I'm best suited to support those dealing with depression, anxiety, grief or trauma. My practice is based in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model. I also rely on a systems approach, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing and a feminist perspective. If online therapy is new to you, lets talk! I can take the mystery out of this beneficial and convenient approach. It's secure and booking can be done online.
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Katie McCowan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, CH, RSSW Verified
Office is near:
Ottawa, ON K1B
Offers online therapy
If you are looking for affordable therapy in Ontario, I encourage you to visit my website, the Affordable Therapy Network to explore your options. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, non-pathologizing, and is informed by anti-oppressive and feminist (intersectional) values. I strive to create an open and unassuming space by showing up as myself, and by inviting my clients to show up as themselves. I also advocate for increased access to affordable therapy options across Canada. *** PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL ***
(437) 747-8876
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Office is near:
Ottawa, ON K1B
Offers online therapy
If you are looking for affordable therapy in Ontario, I encourage you to visit my website, the Affordable Therapy Network to explore your options. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, non-pathologizing, and is informed by anti-oppressive and feminist (intersectional) values. I strive to create an open and unassuming space by showing up as myself, and by inviting my clients to show up as themselves. I also advocate for increased access to affordable therapy options across Canada. *** PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL ***
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Kara Peet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , RSW Verified
Office is near:
Ottawa, ON K1N
Not accepting new clients
My practice is deeply connected with my values as an intersectional feminist and activist.
The body keeps the score. I help trauma survivors live full, and connected lives. I have many years of experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, as well as harmful, abusive, or neglectful childhood experiences. Trauma may impact your self-esteem, or create relationship issues, anxiety, alienation from the body, feelings of being disconnected from yourself and others. A central focus of my work has been supporting clients impacted by trauma without the lens of pathology. That’s to say: there’s nothing wrong with you at all. Your way of being in the world was developed as means of protection.
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Office is near:
Ottawa, ON K1N
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My practice is deeply connected with my values as an intersectional feminist and activist.
The body keeps the score. I help trauma survivors live full, and connected lives. I have many years of experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, as well as harmful, abusive, or neglectful childhood experiences. Trauma may impact your self-esteem, or create relationship issues, anxiety, alienation from the body, feelings of being disconnected from yourself and others. A central focus of my work has been supporting clients impacted by trauma without the lens of pathology. That’s to say: there’s nothing wrong with you at all. Your way of being in the world was developed as means of protection.
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Christine Ogley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Office is near:
Ottawa, ON K1A
Offers online therapy
I am well versed in CBT and DBT and also skilled in Solution Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Feminist Approach.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 216-6583
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Office is near:
Ottawa, ON K1A
Offers online therapy
I am well versed in CBT and DBT and also skilled in Solution Focused therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Feminist Approach.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.

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If you're looking for Feminist Therapy in Ottawa or for an Ottawa Feminist Therapist, these professionals provide feminist therapy counselling, and have a feminist perspective and orientation. They include feminist therapists in Ottawa, feminist psychotherapists in Ottawa, feminist psychologists, and feminist counsellors.
Feminist therapy is an integrative approach to psychotherapy that focuses on gender and the particular challenges and stressors that women face as a result of bias, stereotyping, oppression, discrimination, and other factors that threaten their mental health. The therapeutic relationship, based on an authentic connection and equality between the therapist and the client, helps empower clients understand the social factors that contribute to their issues, discover and claim their unique identity, and build on personal strengths to better their own lives and that of others.