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Dr. Jessica Kurta
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you worried about your child or teen's peer relationships, emotional wellbeing, adjustment to school? Need help with ADHD or OCD? Are you feeling stuck or weighed down in your relationships and want to find a better way forward? Are you looking for strategies to manage workplace stress, change in your life, or loss/grief? Need relief from past difficult experiences?
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you worried about your child or teen's peer relationships, emotional wellbeing, adjustment to school? Need help with ADHD or OCD? Are you feeling stuck or weighed down in your relationships and want to find a better way forward? Are you looking for strategies to manage workplace stress, change in your life, or loss/grief? Need relief from past difficult experiences?
(343) 307-0200 View (343) 307-0200
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Anne Walzak
Registered Social Worker, RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (343) 307-7188
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Candace Hebert
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 15 years of experience working with a diverse population across a broad area of issues. In particular, I am passionate about working with people who have ADHD and/or ASD, learning disabilities and eating disorders. Whether you are an adolescent, adult or parent who has a new diagnosis or someone who has been struggling with executive function, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and/or parenting, I have helped people to understand the issues, overcome challenges and move through life with more balance and self-compassion.
I have over 15 years of experience working with a diverse population across a broad area of issues. In particular, I am passionate about working with people who have ADHD and/or ASD, learning disabilities and eating disorders. Whether you are an adolescent, adult or parent who has a new diagnosis or someone who has been struggling with executive function, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and/or parenting, I have helped people to understand the issues, overcome challenges and move through life with more balance and self-compassion.
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Theresa Vinokuroff
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Are you looking for assistance navigating life’s ups and downs or any issues/stressors you might be facing? Everyone, at one point or another, goes through hardships at school/work, with their children and families, or in their relationship. Reaching out is a natural and healthy step, whether you are going through situational issues or long-standing ones. I have experience working with adults, youth and children dealing with a variety of difficulties, doing my best to help make life’s journey a tad less bumpy. I provide individual, family and couple counselling. I currently have immediate availability in person as well as virtually.
Are you looking for assistance navigating life’s ups and downs or any issues/stressors you might be facing? Everyone, at one point or another, goes through hardships at school/work, with their children and families, or in their relationship. Reaching out is a natural and healthy step, whether you are going through situational issues or long-standing ones. I have experience working with adults, youth and children dealing with a variety of difficulties, doing my best to help make life’s journey a tad less bumpy. I provide individual, family and couple counselling. I currently have immediate availability in person as well as virtually.
(613) 704-3518 View (613) 704-3518
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Amanda Neilson
Registered Social Worker, CYW, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Providing virtual sessions for folks across Ontario and in person or virtual sessions for Ottawa folks. For over 20 years, I have specialized in treating people with problematic substance use and substance use disorders. I work within a compassionate, collaborative, and trauma-informed approach. The right way to make meaningful change is the way that works best for you. I'm here to work with you on finding that way.
Providing virtual sessions for folks across Ontario and in person or virtual sessions for Ottawa folks. For over 20 years, I have specialized in treating people with problematic substance use and substance use disorders. I work within a compassionate, collaborative, and trauma-informed approach. The right way to make meaningful change is the way that works best for you. I'm here to work with you on finding that way.
(343) 304-6325 View (343) 304-6325
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Tara Connolly
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Not accepting new clients
Tara Connolly is a counselor and consultant with over 20 years experience working with people with disabilities in a diversity of settings. Her areas of expertise related to ASD include: supporting transitions, building supportive environments through evidence based practice, mental health and wellness concerns for adults with ASD and strategies for success in adult life. Tara has provided consulting and training related to ASD at the local, provincial and national level. She has worked as a teacher, ASD Consultant with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, ASD Content Expert with the Public Health Agency of Canada, and as a Disabilities Counsellor with Algonquin College.
Tara Connolly is a counselor and consultant with over 20 years experience working with people with disabilities in a diversity of settings. Her areas of expertise related to ASD include: supporting transitions, building supportive environments through evidence based practice, mental health and wellness concerns for adults with ASD and strategies for success in adult life. Tara has provided consulting and training related to ASD at the local, provincial and national level. She has worked as a teacher, ASD Consultant with the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, ASD Content Expert with the Public Health Agency of Canada, and as a Disabilities Counsellor with Algonquin College.
(613) 704-5398 View (613) 704-5398
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Safia Ali
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
I acknowledge that starting therapy is a big step and takes courage. I believe that everyone is capable of change and striving towards wellness. I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and compassionate space for clients to begin their healing journey. Goals are determined collaboratively to help clients recognize and explore their internal experiences through self-compassion. I strive to empower all my clients and build a supportive and encouraging therapeutic relationship.
I acknowledge that starting therapy is a big step and takes courage. I believe that everyone is capable of change and striving towards wellness. I aim to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and compassionate space for clients to begin their healing journey. Goals are determined collaboratively to help clients recognize and explore their internal experiences through self-compassion. I strive to empower all my clients and build a supportive and encouraging therapeutic relationship.
(343) 312-7290 View (343) 312-7290
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Casper Watras
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
I work with motivated individuals who are looking to work towards better understanding, dealing with, and changing their lives. Clients of mine often have behaviours, thoughts, feelings, or emotions that are dysfunctional or cause them discomfort, such as feeling anxious, depressed, frustrated, reactive, or scattered. Many of my clients have difficulty with behaviours they feel they have no control over, such as habits or addictions, aversions, or getting easily frustrated or angry. I help my clients understand why these issues occur and help them create tools and protocols such that they can create the changes they want.
I work with motivated individuals who are looking to work towards better understanding, dealing with, and changing their lives. Clients of mine often have behaviours, thoughts, feelings, or emotions that are dysfunctional or cause them discomfort, such as feeling anxious, depressed, frustrated, reactive, or scattered. Many of my clients have difficulty with behaviours they feel they have no control over, such as habits or addictions, aversions, or getting easily frustrated or angry. I help my clients understand why these issues occur and help them create tools and protocols such that they can create the changes they want.
(343) 500-6467 View (343) 500-6467
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Claire Beaulne
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
By now, you’ve learned that you can’t just sail through life. Sometimes, you find yourself caught in rough waters filled with inner struggles that you don’t know how to navigate. Do you feel overcome with anxiety, stress, depression or burnout? Are you troubled by past trauma, unhealed grief or other unresolved hurt? Are you stuck in thought loops or patterns of behaviour that are pulling you further away from the life you want to live? Do you find yourself caught in a current of emotions you can’t see beyond? Do you feel lost at sea? Then, you may want to work with me as you carry on your journey toward greater mental well-being.
By now, you’ve learned that you can’t just sail through life. Sometimes, you find yourself caught in rough waters filled with inner struggles that you don’t know how to navigate. Do you feel overcome with anxiety, stress, depression or burnout? Are you troubled by past trauma, unhealed grief or other unresolved hurt? Are you stuck in thought loops or patterns of behaviour that are pulling you further away from the life you want to live? Do you find yourself caught in a current of emotions you can’t see beyond? Do you feel lost at sea? Then, you may want to work with me as you carry on your journey toward greater mental well-being.
(343) 633-2218 View (343) 633-2218
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Katherine Wilson
Psychologist, MSc, CPysch, RPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
I am passionate about mental wellness and helping people make and maintain positive changes in their lives. I feel strongly that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor, and I prioritize collaboration and authenticity in my therapeutic approach. I use a biopsychosocial lens to consider how your identity, culture, context may be affecting your experience and worldview. In every case, we decide together what works best for you; I believe that this gives you the best opportunity to achieve further understanding and insight, and ultimately transform this self-discovery into meaningful and lasting change.
I am passionate about mental wellness and helping people make and maintain positive changes in their lives. I feel strongly that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor, and I prioritize collaboration and authenticity in my therapeutic approach. I use a biopsychosocial lens to consider how your identity, culture, context may be affecting your experience and worldview. In every case, we decide together what works best for you; I believe that this gives you the best opportunity to achieve further understanding and insight, and ultimately transform this self-discovery into meaningful and lasting change.
(343) 313-1462 View (343) 313-1462
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Cindy Bekkedam
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), RD, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Feeling anxious, caught in the cycle of people-pleasing or struggling with an eating disorder? Are you disconnected from your true self or struggling with relationships? Childhood trauma can have lasting effects that limit us, impacting our self-esteem, direction, and relationships. If you're navigating the conditioning from emotionally immature or neglectful parents, or if relationships don't feel safe, holistic psychotherapy can be your compass for healing. There's hope for breaking free from old patterns, knowing your true needs and desires, and living a life aligned with your authentic self, not just societal expectations.
Feeling anxious, caught in the cycle of people-pleasing or struggling with an eating disorder? Are you disconnected from your true self or struggling with relationships? Childhood trauma can have lasting effects that limit us, impacting our self-esteem, direction, and relationships. If you're navigating the conditioning from emotionally immature or neglectful parents, or if relationships don't feel safe, holistic psychotherapy can be your compass for healing. There's hope for breaking free from old patterns, knowing your true needs and desires, and living a life aligned with your authentic self, not just societal expectations.
(343) 655-2646 View (343) 655-2646
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Emily MacDonald
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Currently accepting new clients/couples! Navigating the complexities and challenges in life is hard. Whether you are looking to process a specific life event or channel certain seasons, therapy can be helpful. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with CCPA and I offer a safe, inclusive, and non-judgmental space to explore these challenges.
Currently accepting new clients/couples! Navigating the complexities and challenges in life is hard. Whether you are looking to process a specific life event or channel certain seasons, therapy can be helpful. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with CCPA and I offer a safe, inclusive, and non-judgmental space to explore these challenges.
(343) 633-1185 View (343) 633-1185
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Noémie Mary Irène Kyryluk
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MCA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Thank you for considering me as your therapist! After receiving a masters in criminology from the University of Ottawa, I completed a placement in sexual behaviours working with the forensic population. I also completed a 2nd master in counselling, spirituality and psychotherapy at Saint Paul University. I have several years of experience in brain injury rehabilitation as well as with those suffering from co-occurring mental health and addiction issues. My areas of speciality are in sex therapy and alternative relationship styles, mental health and addictions.
Thank you for considering me as your therapist! After receiving a masters in criminology from the University of Ottawa, I completed a placement in sexual behaviours working with the forensic population. I also completed a 2nd master in counselling, spirituality and psychotherapy at Saint Paul University. I have several years of experience in brain injury rehabilitation as well as with those suffering from co-occurring mental health and addiction issues. My areas of speciality are in sex therapy and alternative relationship styles, mental health and addictions.
(343) 633-3813 View (343) 633-3813
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Sherwood Psychology
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Need help navigating relationships or family conflict? Is work wearing you down and burning you out? Is OCD, ADHD, Autism or past difficult experiences getting in your way? Are you worried about your child or teen's anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, social skills or learning challenges?
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Need help navigating relationships or family conflict? Is work wearing you down and burning you out? Is OCD, ADHD, Autism or past difficult experiences getting in your way? Are you worried about your child or teen's anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, social skills or learning challenges?
(343) 321-1136 View (343) 321-1136
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Siovone Rene Bourgeois
Registered Social Worker, MEd, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Navigating life can be difficult, especially when you’re in new territory. Feelings of depression or anxiety can spiral into more fears and doubts. Being a young adult brings all sorts of pressure, and most of us don’t get much education in how to make that transition. It’s common to cope by avoiding, using drugs or alcohol, or isolating. Fortunately, things can improve. Life may never be perfect, but you can learn new skills and effective ways of dealing with challenges. I work with teens and adults of all ages, and specialize in helping young adults and couples who want to feel more confident, accepted, and joyful in the world.
Navigating life can be difficult, especially when you’re in new territory. Feelings of depression or anxiety can spiral into more fears and doubts. Being a young adult brings all sorts of pressure, and most of us don’t get much education in how to make that transition. It’s common to cope by avoiding, using drugs or alcohol, or isolating. Fortunately, things can improve. Life may never be perfect, but you can learn new skills and effective ways of dealing with challenges. I work with teens and adults of all ages, and specialize in helping young adults and couples who want to feel more confident, accepted, and joyful in the world.
(343) 321-0281 View (343) 321-0281
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Sherwood Psychology- Kyana Dyaji
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, worry excessively, overly stressed/tired, easily irritated, struggle with emotional regulation, experience relationship difficulties, struggle with ADHD symptoms, always feeling on edge, feel lost, have a hard time making meaningful connections, difficulty adjusting to situations, struggling with a significant loss, or poor self image? And want to release your fears & anxieties, develop effective coping skills, be able to feel like your past experiences don't feel as painful, experience a less stressful life, rediscover yourself, have a much happier life and improve your overall wellbeing.
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, worry excessively, overly stressed/tired, easily irritated, struggle with emotional regulation, experience relationship difficulties, struggle with ADHD symptoms, always feeling on edge, feel lost, have a hard time making meaningful connections, difficulty adjusting to situations, struggling with a significant loss, or poor self image? And want to release your fears & anxieties, develop effective coping skills, be able to feel like your past experiences don't feel as painful, experience a less stressful life, rediscover yourself, have a much happier life and improve your overall wellbeing.
(343) 321-0110 View (343) 321-0110
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Lucille Villasenor-Caron
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, AWP, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
As human beings, life exposes us to many ups and downs. A psychotherapist with a mind-body and sociological lens can be a beneficial ally to us in riding the waves of life and cultivating a clear and peaceful mind so that we can respond (vs. react) to life. It is my passion to be of service to others by creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere that supports a peaceful mind, happiness, and overall wellbeing. My approach is holistic, comprehensive, and therapeutic for the purposes of promoting healing, positive personal growth, and development.
As human beings, life exposes us to many ups and downs. A psychotherapist with a mind-body and sociological lens can be a beneficial ally to us in riding the waves of life and cultivating a clear and peaceful mind so that we can respond (vs. react) to life. It is my passion to be of service to others by creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere that supports a peaceful mind, happiness, and overall wellbeing. My approach is holistic, comprehensive, and therapeutic for the purposes of promoting healing, positive personal growth, and development.
(343) 338-4570 View (343) 338-4570
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Monica Mohareb
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Accepting new Clients - Are you seeking a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and challenges? I am here to support you on your journey. I love working with people to help them understand themselves and their world differently. My goal is to accompany you as you create change in your life and move toward healthier relationships with yourself and others. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship or family issues, cultural issues, or any life transitions, I would be happy to work with you.
Accepting new Clients - Are you seeking a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and challenges? I am here to support you on your journey. I love working with people to help them understand themselves and their world differently. My goal is to accompany you as you create change in your life and move toward healthier relationships with yourself and others. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship or family issues, cultural issues, or any life transitions, I would be happy to work with you.
(343) 655-2694 View (343) 655-2694
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Britt-Mari Sykes
PhD, CCS, CWS, CES, CIS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
As a career counsellor I support and guide my clients in a reflective and strategic process, helping them to identify and leverage the power of their lived experiences and diverse talents. I work with clients who are seeking perspective, clarity and customized approaches as they navigate change, challenges, and fulfillment in their career lives. I coach clients who are experiencing stress/burnout to discover and integrate positive and sustainable solutions. I assist young adults in building the foundations for a career life. I help clients redefine and create new work after age 60, and map out personally meaningful next steps.
As a career counsellor I support and guide my clients in a reflective and strategic process, helping them to identify and leverage the power of their lived experiences and diverse talents. I work with clients who are seeking perspective, clarity and customized approaches as they navigate change, challenges, and fulfillment in their career lives. I coach clients who are experiencing stress/burnout to discover and integrate positive and sustainable solutions. I assist young adults in building the foundations for a career life. I help clients redefine and create new work after age 60, and map out personally meaningful next steps.
(613) 701-9525 View (613) 701-9525
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Mindy Alexander - Discovery Art Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, DTATI, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Are you looking to focus on yourself and rediscover who you are after a big life change such as children leaving the home? Are you interested in tapping into your creativity? We can use visual art materials for growth and self-discovery. Not sure if you're comfortable with art supplies just yet? That's okay too! We can chat about how to create a space that would be most comfortable for you.
Are you looking to focus on yourself and rediscover who you are after a big life change such as children leaving the home? Are you interested in tapping into your creativity? We can use visual art materials for growth and self-discovery. Not sure if you're comfortable with art supplies just yet? That's okay too! We can chat about how to create a space that would be most comfortable for you.
(343) 305-1143 View (343) 305-1143

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Number of Counsellors in K1Y

100+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in K1Y who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
81% Depression
81% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
74% Life Transitions
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% SunLife
51% Blue Cross
46% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in K1Y see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
12% Male
2% Non-Binary