Photo of James Wearne, BA, CAPT, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
James Wearne
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, CAPT, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients! I want more for you than managing your anxiety, overcoming grief, or lifting yourself out of depression. I want your life to be bursting with joy. I want you to feel that you are contributing to make this world a better place. I want you to know the joys of an intimate relationship, and either find someone, or encourage the one you are with, to grow along with you and build a better life together. I want you to feel confident and know your values and be able to stand for them against the world.
Currently Accepting New Clients! I want more for you than managing your anxiety, overcoming grief, or lifting yourself out of depression. I want your life to be bursting with joy. I want you to feel that you are contributing to make this world a better place. I want you to know the joys of an intimate relationship, and either find someone, or encourage the one you are with, to grow along with you and build a better life together. I want you to feel confident and know your values and be able to stand for them against the world.
(343) 700-5813 View (343) 700-5813
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Jessica Breault
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Waitlist for new clients
Hey there! Finding a therapist you connect with can be a daunting task, but it’s worth it once you find that person you feel comfortable with and can trust. My own approach is warm, relaxed, and collaborative. I make sure that you have space in sessions to share whatever is on your mind while also ensuring that we have continuity between sessions and are working toward your goals. I always strive to create a space that feels open and non-judgemental, and I work from a client-centred and trauma-informed perspective.
Hey there! Finding a therapist you connect with can be a daunting task, but it’s worth it once you find that person you feel comfortable with and can trust. My own approach is warm, relaxed, and collaborative. I make sure that you have space in sessions to share whatever is on your mind while also ensuring that we have continuity between sessions and are working toward your goals. I always strive to create a space that feels open and non-judgemental, and I work from a client-centred and trauma-informed perspective.
(343) 338-4094 View (343) 338-4094
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Danielle H. Caron
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Do you feel like you are: On an emotional rollercoaster or numb from grief, perhaps feeling unable to talk to anyone about what you are living through or perhaps feeling that your grief is being disenfranchised?/ Afraid of the uncertainty of the future due to a life transition and/or feeling lost or confused about who you are now? / Struggling in your job, relationships, and other facets of your life due to past trauma? / Unable to accomplish what you would like because anxiety is in the driver’s seat? / Less emotionally tolerant than before, but don’t quite know why? I get it.
Do you feel like you are: On an emotional rollercoaster or numb from grief, perhaps feeling unable to talk to anyone about what you are living through or perhaps feeling that your grief is being disenfranchised?/ Afraid of the uncertainty of the future due to a life transition and/or feeling lost or confused about who you are now? / Struggling in your job, relationships, and other facets of your life due to past trauma? / Unable to accomplish what you would like because anxiety is in the driver’s seat? / Less emotionally tolerant than before, but don’t quite know why? I get it.
(873) 353-3433 View (873) 353-3433
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Camilla Colter
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Registered clinical social worker (MSW) with fifteen years experience, operating a full-time private community practice, working with individuals, families, and couples. Also available for clinical consultation to other mental health practitioners.
Registered clinical social worker (MSW) with fifteen years experience, operating a full-time private community practice, working with individuals, families, and couples. Also available for clinical consultation to other mental health practitioners.
(647) 931-4233 View (647) 931-4233
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Wei-Hao Wu
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
As humankind, I genuinely believe that we all have something in common: The need and desire for Connection. It is my core belief that this beautiful common attribute we all possess enables me to better accompany you in the healing journey. In sessions, we will be holding the curiosity about your inner world and all levels of experiences, including emotional, cognitive, somatic, and relational. We will be exploring together what you deeply want for yourself and what is in the way of that.
As humankind, I genuinely believe that we all have something in common: The need and desire for Connection. It is my core belief that this beautiful common attribute we all possess enables me to better accompany you in the healing journey. In sessions, we will be holding the curiosity about your inner world and all levels of experiences, including emotional, cognitive, somatic, and relational. We will be exploring together what you deeply want for yourself and what is in the way of that.
(343) 655-3362 View (343) 655-3362
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Myriam L Hernandez
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
You are not alone in this journey. I am here to support you whether you are suffering from anxiety or depression, facing relationship issues, wanting to explore who you truly are, or finding meaning in life, in a safe and non-judgemental way. I offer a genuine and warm integrative approach that combines different therapies to support you in ​exploring past or present experiences that are affecting your life and addressing current symptoms.
You are not alone in this journey. I am here to support you whether you are suffering from anxiety or depression, facing relationship issues, wanting to explore who you truly are, or finding meaning in life, in a safe and non-judgemental way. I offer a genuine and warm integrative approach that combines different therapies to support you in ​exploring past or present experiences that are affecting your life and addressing current symptoms.
(819) 412-6615 View (819) 412-6615
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Rohama Kabeer-Blissful Balance Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting Clients! Feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? I'm here to support you. As someone deeply passionate about mental health, I work in assisting teens and adults in tackling issues like anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, life transitions and more. With my cultural sensitivity skills and lived experiences as a South Asian woman, I'm well-equipped to help individuals from similar and diverse communities. My background includes volunteering at Kids Help Phone and providing therapy to university students. Book your free phone consultation now: blissfulbalancecounsellinggroup.janeapp.com
Currently Accepting Clients! Feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? I'm here to support you. As someone deeply passionate about mental health, I work in assisting teens and adults in tackling issues like anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, life transitions and more. With my cultural sensitivity skills and lived experiences as a South Asian woman, I'm well-equipped to help individuals from similar and diverse communities. My background includes volunteering at Kids Help Phone and providing therapy to university students. Book your free phone consultation now: blissfulbalancecounsellinggroup.janeapp.com
(343) 338-3761 View (343) 338-3761
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Stefanie Oppenheimer
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients- Are you eager to deepen self-awareness and move towards your most authentic self? Have recent life events or losses left you feeling stuck or confused? We all stumble in life and wherever you are at, I am here for you. Together, we can delve into your inner world, understand your emotions, connect to your core values, build trust and confidence, and revitalize your relationships. I work from an integrative, emotion-focused, and trauma-informed approach. I believe in meeting clients where they are at and that the best psychotherapy occurs when collaboration and compassion are at the forefront.
Accepting New Clients- Are you eager to deepen self-awareness and move towards your most authentic self? Have recent life events or losses left you feeling stuck or confused? We all stumble in life and wherever you are at, I am here for you. Together, we can delve into your inner world, understand your emotions, connect to your core values, build trust and confidence, and revitalize your relationships. I work from an integrative, emotion-focused, and trauma-informed approach. I believe in meeting clients where they are at and that the best psychotherapy occurs when collaboration and compassion are at the forefront.
(343) 309-9621 View (343) 309-9621
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Autumn Legue
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
I offer couples and individual counselling to youth (12+) and adults experiencing struggles with their mental health related to substance use, concurrent disorders, emotional regulation, stress, interpersonal challenges, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem/self-confidence. I will support you by working with you to tailor treatment that is reflective of your individual goals and needs. I am motivated to help clients reach their goals, increase personal insight, recognize their strengths and resilience to overcome their challenges, and to develop coping skills that will help facilitate positive change in their wellness journey,
I offer couples and individual counselling to youth (12+) and adults experiencing struggles with their mental health related to substance use, concurrent disorders, emotional regulation, stress, interpersonal challenges, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem/self-confidence. I will support you by working with you to tailor treatment that is reflective of your individual goals and needs. I am motivated to help clients reach their goals, increase personal insight, recognize their strengths and resilience to overcome their challenges, and to develop coping skills that will help facilitate positive change in their wellness journey,
(343) 800-0182 View (343) 800-0182
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Dr. David Crowe
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Not accepting new clients
I have been in practice for 40 years, both in hospital and in private practice, offering a range of psychological services to individuals and their families. I believe in the value of dialogue and do not use 'manualized' approaches to therapy. My main interest is to partner, in a sense, with each client in an exploration of the meaning of their suffering especially with respect to the resolution of conflict they might be seeking in their interpersonal relationships and the objectives they might have with respect to improving their self esteem.
I have been in practice for 40 years, both in hospital and in private practice, offering a range of psychological services to individuals and their families. I believe in the value of dialogue and do not use 'manualized' approaches to therapy. My main interest is to partner, in a sense, with each client in an exploration of the meaning of their suffering especially with respect to the resolution of conflict they might be seeking in their interpersonal relationships and the objectives they might have with respect to improving their self esteem.
(613) 564-7028 View (613) 564-7028
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Katherine Van Meyl
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Waitlist for new clients
I'm a relationally focused therapist, which means our connection is an integral part of therapy. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, PTSD and/or past trauma, let’s work together to find ways to identify, address and reduce your distress. If you are experiencing conflict in your relationship(s), I invite you to work with me to find new ways to be and to relate to your partner(s). If you are experiencing an important transition in life, such as getting married, separating (or divorcing), starting a family, and/or preparing to retire, let's connect to make this transition as smooth as possible.
I'm a relationally focused therapist, which means our connection is an integral part of therapy. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, PTSD and/or past trauma, let’s work together to find ways to identify, address and reduce your distress. If you are experiencing conflict in your relationship(s), I invite you to work with me to find new ways to be and to relate to your partner(s). If you are experiencing an important transition in life, such as getting married, separating (or divorcing), starting a family, and/or preparing to retire, let's connect to make this transition as smooth as possible.
(343) 655-4279 View (343) 655-4279
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Kevin G. Alderson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
I am here to help. I embrace the "4C's" of my profession, an acronym that stands for caring, compassionate, competent, and well connected. You deserve the best, and that is all I offer. My ideal client is someone serious about improving, growing, and overcoming (or least better managing) whatever it is you need help with now. Please note that I live in Calgary and I offer live in-person sessions here, but I do see clients across Ontario via high-quality video software. BOOK APPOINTMENT: Click icon called "Website" on left side. My 83-second promotional video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vOKqotpeaM
I am here to help. I embrace the "4C's" of my profession, an acronym that stands for caring, compassionate, competent, and well connected. You deserve the best, and that is all I offer. My ideal client is someone serious about improving, growing, and overcoming (or least better managing) whatever it is you need help with now. Please note that I live in Calgary and I offer live in-person sessions here, but I do see clients across Ontario via high-quality video software. BOOK APPOINTMENT: Click icon called "Website" on left side. My 83-second promotional video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vOKqotpeaM
(343) 304-6293 View (343) 304-6293
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Diana Eisenfeld
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
I work with children, youth and adults. Some of my areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, identity and self-understanding, ADD/ADHD, and trauma (PTSD). I also have experience working with people who struggle with addictions, suicide ideation, and self-harm. My work perspective is based on the Strengths Model, which means that I believe that once we understand the root of our weaknesses, we can turn them into strengths. In addition, my approach is informed by the Narrative and Attachment Theory models, tailored to the specific needs of the person and/or family.
I work with children, youth and adults. Some of my areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, identity and self-understanding, ADD/ADHD, and trauma (PTSD). I also have experience working with people who struggle with addictions, suicide ideation, and self-harm. My work perspective is based on the Strengths Model, which means that I believe that once we understand the root of our weaknesses, we can turn them into strengths. In addition, my approach is informed by the Narrative and Attachment Theory models, tailored to the specific needs of the person and/or family.
(613) 707-6725 View (613) 707-6725
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Alycia Hunte
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
I aim to walk alongside you in your journey to explore and navigate your distressful thoughts, emotions, and behaviours and arrive at a place where you can feel like yourself again. Reaching out for help may be difficult but I believe success comes from working together as a team. I support clients (4+) experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, complex interpersonal relationships, bullying, self-esteem, body image issues, self-harm, trauma, and parenting issues such as navigating divorce or separation, and behaviour guidance. Together we can find the right fit for you to help you feel like you can succeed.
I aim to walk alongside you in your journey to explore and navigate your distressful thoughts, emotions, and behaviours and arrive at a place where you can feel like yourself again. Reaching out for help may be difficult but I believe success comes from working together as a team. I support clients (4+) experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, complex interpersonal relationships, bullying, self-esteem, body image issues, self-harm, trauma, and parenting issues such as navigating divorce or separation, and behaviour guidance. Together we can find the right fit for you to help you feel like you can succeed.
(343) 633-1209 x6 View (343) 633-1209 x6
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Prof. Oxford York
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, CCC, CAGCS, CCTP, RMFT-Q
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Do you feel that life has taken a toll on your mental and physical health? Are you struggling to maintain motivated? Do you feel judged, lost or alone with your emotions? Are you feeling "stuck" without any direction on how to turn or exit your present situation? Are you questioning current or past relationships in your life? Are you managing illness, disease or pain alone? Having concerns about who you have become after a major life transition? Are you suffering alone in silence?Are you ready to learn about yourself? If answering yes to any, then the time is NOW to SLOW down, and CONNECT to begin a supportive healing journey!
Do you feel that life has taken a toll on your mental and physical health? Are you struggling to maintain motivated? Do you feel judged, lost or alone with your emotions? Are you feeling "stuck" without any direction on how to turn or exit your present situation? Are you questioning current or past relationships in your life? Are you managing illness, disease or pain alone? Having concerns about who you have become after a major life transition? Are you suffering alone in silence?Are you ready to learn about yourself? If answering yes to any, then the time is NOW to SLOW down, and CONNECT to begin a supportive healing journey!
(343) 801-0172 View (343) 801-0172
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Riley Desmarais
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Sometimes the ways in which we have learned to manage challenges in life end up pulling us away from the authentic life that we want to live. Feelings like anxiety and shame can show up and leave us feeling helpless and disconnected from ourselves and others. We often end up shaming ourselves for feeling a certain way rather than taking the time to understand our feelings and needs. If you are struggling and feeling stuck in patterns that are no longer serving you, I am here to help you find the courage within yourself to meet your suffering with understanding and compassion.
Sometimes the ways in which we have learned to manage challenges in life end up pulling us away from the authentic life that we want to live. Feelings like anxiety and shame can show up and leave us feeling helpless and disconnected from ourselves and others. We often end up shaming ourselves for feeling a certain way rather than taking the time to understand our feelings and needs. If you are struggling and feeling stuck in patterns that are no longer serving you, I am here to help you find the courage within yourself to meet your suffering with understanding and compassion.
(343) 313-1395 View (343) 313-1395
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Andrea Kalentzis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Sometimes life can be really hard. Every person, no matter how big or small their issues appear to be, needs to be heard and understood. I am here to guide you through life’s toughest moments, to embark on your journey together, and to support you every step of the way by listening, understanding, and appreciating your courage. Together, we can overcome emotional hurdles, achieve personal goals higher than ever imagined, and work towards a greater, deeper understanding of you. I am a wife, a mother, a sister, and a stepmother who acknowledges the beauty but also the challenges of creating a blended family.
Sometimes life can be really hard. Every person, no matter how big or small their issues appear to be, needs to be heard and understood. I am here to guide you through life’s toughest moments, to embark on your journey together, and to support you every step of the way by listening, understanding, and appreciating your courage. Together, we can overcome emotional hurdles, achieve personal goals higher than ever imagined, and work towards a greater, deeper understanding of you. I am a wife, a mother, a sister, and a stepmother who acknowledges the beauty but also the challenges of creating a blended family.
(343) 321-1993 View (343) 321-1993
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Julian Lue
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
My work is about building a strong therapeutic connection with you and co-creating a safe place where you can share your authentic self. My practice is informed by cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness practices, as well as my own lived experience as a racialized member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and my education in both kinesiology and social work. I'd love to be able to support and work with you to help you create the changes you wish to in your life. Outside of private practice, I work at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
My work is about building a strong therapeutic connection with you and co-creating a safe place where you can share your authentic self. My practice is informed by cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness practices, as well as my own lived experience as a racialized member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and my education in both kinesiology and social work. I'd love to be able to support and work with you to help you create the changes you wish to in your life. Outside of private practice, I work at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
(343) 801-3327 View (343) 801-3327
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Levi Riven
Psychologist, PhD, C Psyc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
We all confront difficult challenges in life. We all go through times when our deepest fears and insecurities surface and wield control over our thoughts and actions, while our strengths and values fade out of focus and out of reach. We may be flooded with unwanted and worrisome thoughts; experience intense negative emotions; feel lonely and isolated from others, become increasingly unmotivated and unproductive; and develop difficulties sleeping, concentrating, and finding fulfillment in life. If you are going through a period of suffering, this is part of what makes you human.
We all confront difficult challenges in life. We all go through times when our deepest fears and insecurities surface and wield control over our thoughts and actions, while our strengths and values fade out of focus and out of reach. We may be flooded with unwanted and worrisome thoughts; experience intense negative emotions; feel lonely and isolated from others, become increasingly unmotivated and unproductive; and develop difficulties sleeping, concentrating, and finding fulfillment in life. If you are going through a period of suffering, this is part of what makes you human.
(613) 699-9060 View (613) 699-9060
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Sara Antunes-Alves
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Since 2009, I have enjoyed working with individuals who are experiencing conflict in their relationships (with others or within themselves), and those struggling with either overwhelming emotions or with feeling disconnected from them. I support clients in healing from traumatic life experiences, including abuse and neglect. I particularly enjoy helping men become better attuned to their emotional experience and develop more satisfying connections with others. I offer a compassionate, authentic space to explore the relationship ruptures, health complaints, and difficult emotions that contribute to your presenting concern.
Since 2009, I have enjoyed working with individuals who are experiencing conflict in their relationships (with others or within themselves), and those struggling with either overwhelming emotions or with feeling disconnected from them. I support clients in healing from traumatic life experiences, including abuse and neglect. I particularly enjoy helping men become better attuned to their emotional experience and develop more satisfying connections with others. I offer a compassionate, authentic space to explore the relationship ruptures, health complaints, and difficult emotions that contribute to your presenting concern.
(343) 304-5609 View (343) 304-5609
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Nathaniel Jewitt
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Waitlist for new clients
For over 10 years I've been counselling people with a range of stressors and mental illnesses to manage and improve their quality of life, largely within a university setting. My interest and focus for private practice is in working with people suffering from the impacts of trauma, anxiety and emotional dysregulation in general, and with challenges related to chronic illness. It has been my privilege to work with clients from very diverse backgrounds in my career, and I welcome adults of all ages, genders, cultures, ethnicities and faith traditions.
For over 10 years I've been counselling people with a range of stressors and mental illnesses to manage and improve their quality of life, largely within a university setting. My interest and focus for private practice is in working with people suffering from the impacts of trauma, anxiety and emotional dysregulation in general, and with challenges related to chronic illness. It has been my privilege to work with clients from very diverse backgrounds in my career, and I welcome adults of all ages, genders, cultures, ethnicities and faith traditions.
(343) 307-0209 View (343) 307-0209
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Gregory I Smith
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Does this resonate? 'I am so frustrated! What is going on in my mind?' I understand your frustration and the overwhelming thoughts affecting your sense of self. It's challenging when negative self-talk and low self-esteem dominate, creating a sense of isolation. Intrusive thoughts can feel confining, but together, we can explore and navigate your inner world. In our therapeutic sessions, you'll find relief and understanding in a safe, empathetic environment. Whether in-person or online, we'll collaboratively address and ease your thoughts, fostering a path towards emotional well-being.
Does this resonate? 'I am so frustrated! What is going on in my mind?' I understand your frustration and the overwhelming thoughts affecting your sense of self. It's challenging when negative self-talk and low self-esteem dominate, creating a sense of isolation. Intrusive thoughts can feel confining, but together, we can explore and navigate your inner world. In our therapeutic sessions, you'll find relief and understanding in a safe, empathetic environment. Whether in-person or online, we'll collaboratively address and ease your thoughts, fostering a path towards emotional well-being.
(343) 313-1250 View (343) 313-1250
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Kristie Brassard: Kaleidoscope Counselling Collective 🌈
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Kristie! Are you struggling with your relationships, mood, or low self-esteem that affects your ability to be authentic & happy? Do you feel disconnected, stuck, or overwhelmed? In this impersonal & tumultuous world, we’re all feeling the weight of our emotions, daily responsibilities and uncertainty about our futures. Now more than ever, we’re feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about how we're supposed to manage our relationships, careers & our lives. It shouldn’t be so hard to live a life that feels meaningful, and I truly believe that therapy can help you with this shift!
Hi, I’m Kristie! Are you struggling with your relationships, mood, or low self-esteem that affects your ability to be authentic & happy? Do you feel disconnected, stuck, or overwhelmed? In this impersonal & tumultuous world, we’re all feeling the weight of our emotions, daily responsibilities and uncertainty about our futures. Now more than ever, we’re feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about how we're supposed to manage our relationships, careers & our lives. It shouldn’t be so hard to live a life that feels meaningful, and I truly believe that therapy can help you with this shift!
(844) 612-6505 View (844) 612-6505
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Annika Heywood
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Presently accepting virtual clients. It is my hope to provide a compassionate presence through life challenges and support exploration of your internal wisdom and skills in order to create meaningful change. I provide a client-centered, collaborative approach to counselling.
Presently accepting virtual clients. It is my hope to provide a compassionate presence through life challenges and support exploration of your internal wisdom and skills in order to create meaningful change. I provide a client-centered, collaborative approach to counselling.
(343) 308-5449 View (343) 308-5449
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Marie Robertson
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (877) 370-8838

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in K2P

200+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in K2P who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
87% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
76% Life Transitions
72% Grief

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% SunLife
54% Manulife
53% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in K2P see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
23% Male
2% Non-Binary
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What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.