Karen McIntosh

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
(343) 309-5635 Website

Karen McIntosh

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Ashby House
293 MacLaren Street
Ottawa, ON K2P
(343) 309-5635
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
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About

You know what you need to do: Worry less. Sleep more. React appropriately. Be more disciplined. Control your temper. Say ‘no’ more. Take better care of yourself. And you’d do them too, if only your job weren’t so stressful, day-to-day life was easier, someone would help out…if only it weren’t a pandemic, you weren’t plagued by your past, you weren’t so scattered. But 'if only' never comes and the things you know you should do, don’t happen. In quiet moments, you wonder if it’ll always be like this. You want to change. You want hope. You want ease. What if I told you that the ease you seek is possible, even when life is challenging?
Therapy can help you change. I can help you understand your emotions and thoughts to get to the root of your struggles. You'll feel heard and seen in a way that promotes self-acceptance, which is the first step to changing. We’ll have conversations you’ve never had before, so that you'll know yourself better, feel self-compassion, and live with more ease.
Part of you thinks therapy can help. It's why you are here, reading this. Let my words nudge you to take the action that aligns with who you want to be - the type of person moves who towards change even when it's uncomfortable. Contact me now. "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha
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“Change is possible but not always comfortable. Take a deep breath and do what you know you need to do: reach out & book a free consult.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $165+
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • First Nations Health Authority
  • Medavie Blue Cross
Most private insurance plans cover psychotherapy/social work. For those without a private plan, please ask about sliding scale.
Email me or call (343) 309-5635 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Membership: Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers

Endorsements

Psychologist, BA, MEd, RPsych
"I have known Karen professionally since 2005. She is the most attuned and well read therapist I know with incredible curiosity, depth, insight, compassion and skill to bring it all together with clarity."

Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP

Location

Ashby House
293 MacLaren Street
Ottawa, ON K2P
(343) 309-5635
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Parents with childhood trauma
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • First responders / police
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • A.R.T. (acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Buddhist Psychotherapy
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Existential
  • Integrative
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Postal Codes
Last Modified: 4 Oct 2022
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Karen McIntosh

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW