Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Amy Lupiano
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Z
Not accepting new clients
Making the decision to engage in therapy is a proactive way to ensure your mental health is a priority. My philosophy is to create a safe and secure environment that allows for open, honest discussion, which will then foster both understanding and healing. Using an integrative approach to therapy, I collaborate with each individual to create an experience that is comfortable, supported and progressive. It is my goal to help people explore their issues at their own pace, and in a supportive way. A unique element of my practice centres around Animal Assisted Therapy. I worked with my previous therapy dog (Mona) for 5 years.
Making the decision to engage in therapy is a proactive way to ensure your mental health is a priority. My philosophy is to create a safe and secure environment that allows for open, honest discussion, which will then foster both understanding and healing. Using an integrative approach to therapy, I collaborate with each individual to create an experience that is comfortable, supported and progressive. It is my goal to help people explore their issues at their own pace, and in a supportive way. A unique element of my practice centres around Animal Assisted Therapy. I worked with my previous therapy dog (Mona) for 5 years.
(855) 463-1595 View (855) 463-1595
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Sarah Mouchet
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2B
Hello, I'm glad you're here. I specialize in working with the military and veteran community as well as survivors and those impacted by human trafficking. I come to the therapy space with an empathetic understanding of the feeling of not feeling like yourself, or not feeling like you're where you want to be. I also appreciate the challenge of finding spaces that allow you to fully debrief and process life experiences that others in your life may not be able to fathom or understand.
Hello, I'm glad you're here. I specialize in working with the military and veteran community as well as survivors and those impacted by human trafficking. I come to the therapy space with an empathetic understanding of the feeling of not feeling like yourself, or not feeling like you're where you want to be. I also appreciate the challenge of finding spaces that allow you to fully debrief and process life experiences that others in your life may not be able to fathom or understand.
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Brandi Cowl
Counsellor, MA, RPC-C, Coach, ERYT500
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M
Life may feel increasingly stressful, making it more difficult to navigate its challenges. Do you feel more anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Or doubting your own value? I can help. I can also help with those "healthy" habits you think you "should" be doing ("should", by the way, is an evil word. Notice how you can't say it without feeling guilt!). In addition, we can work to improve your relationships, habits and coping skills. I also support those with ADHD, even without a diagnosis. Together, we'll build the skills you need to feel stronger, healthier, more confident, calm + in control of your life.
Life may feel increasingly stressful, making it more difficult to navigate its challenges. Do you feel more anxious, depressed or overwhelmed? Or doubting your own value? I can help. I can also help with those "healthy" habits you think you "should" be doing ("should", by the way, is an evil word. Notice how you can't say it without feeling guilt!). In addition, we can work to improve your relationships, habits and coping skills. I also support those with ADHD, even without a diagnosis. Together, we'll build the skills you need to feel stronger, healthier, more confident, calm + in control of your life.
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Expressive Arts Therapy Ottawa
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2B  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients! Each of us has had relational experiences that have left us feeling discomfort, insecure or unhappy. I am here to walk with you through this journey of exploring yourself and depending the understanding of your patterns and response through an attachment/ relational therapy and expressive arts lens - both through talk therapy and creating art, or a combination of the two working within your comfort. I have many years experience working with anxiety and depression, as well as trauma/ stress responses. If you find yourself stuck and wanting to explore, please contact us and see if we’re the right fit for you
Now accepting new clients! Each of us has had relational experiences that have left us feeling discomfort, insecure or unhappy. I am here to walk with you through this journey of exploring yourself and depending the understanding of your patterns and response through an attachment/ relational therapy and expressive arts lens - both through talk therapy and creating art, or a combination of the two working within your comfort. I have many years experience working with anxiety and depression, as well as trauma/ stress responses. If you find yourself stuck and wanting to explore, please contact us and see if we’re the right fit for you
(343) 700-1860 View (343) 700-1860
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Amanda George
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G  (Online Only)
You may have those moments - times when you're sad or frustrated, or struggling with the ups and downs of life. These moments can sometimes pass fairly quickly. And other times, they may not. I am deeply respectful of this journey you're on - where you've come from, what you've been through, and where you'd like to be. In a space of safety and honesty, it is my hope that together we can explore those tough moments and gain a better understanding of the blocks to achieving your therapy goals.
You may have those moments - times when you're sad or frustrated, or struggling with the ups and downs of life. These moments can sometimes pass fairly quickly. And other times, they may not. I am deeply respectful of this journey you're on - where you've come from, what you've been through, and where you'd like to be. In a space of safety and honesty, it is my hope that together we can explore those tough moments and gain a better understanding of the blocks to achieving your therapy goals.
(613) 800-6768 View (613) 800-6768
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Acsana Fernando @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1R  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting clients in their efforts to change and grow by uncovering their abilities and strengths to overcome challenges. I have been privileged to work with diverse populations, including youth, adults, students, parents, families, and caregivers, as they cope with anxiety, depression, autism spectrum, interpersonal conflict, grief, life transitions, stress challenges navigating cultural identities and more. Therapy is a safe place to grow, learn and achieve goals for anyone. . I use a holistic approach combining evidence-based techniques tailored to your unique needs.
I am passionate about supporting clients in their efforts to change and grow by uncovering their abilities and strengths to overcome challenges. I have been privileged to work with diverse populations, including youth, adults, students, parents, families, and caregivers, as they cope with anxiety, depression, autism spectrum, interpersonal conflict, grief, life transitions, stress challenges navigating cultural identities and more. Therapy is a safe place to grow, learn and achieve goals for anyone. . I use a holistic approach combining evidence-based techniques tailored to your unique needs.
(343) 338-3161 View (343) 338-3161
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Joel Martini
RN, Psychotherapist, BSc, BA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K4A  (Online Only)
At the heart of my practice is a dedication to nurturing a therapeutic relationship built on trust and collaboration. Together, we prioritize progress over perfection, with a priority on evidence-based research. I am here to equip you with the confidence and tools to navigate your presenting concerns, empowering you to seize control over what is within your ability to control, and guide you towards acceptance of what lies beyond your influence.
At the heart of my practice is a dedication to nurturing a therapeutic relationship built on trust and collaboration. Together, we prioritize progress over perfection, with a priority on evidence-based research. I am here to equip you with the confidence and tools to navigate your presenting concerns, empowering you to seize control over what is within your ability to control, and guide you towards acceptance of what lies beyond your influence.
(343) 700-4615 View (343) 700-4615
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Jenn May Nelson
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Z
Not accepting new clients
“You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” (C.S. Lewis) My therapeutic presence is warm, non-judgmental, genuine and relaxed. I blend creativity, knowledge, professional training and experience. Sessions are collaborative in nature. You will bring your wisdom, life experiences, values, strengths, vulnerabilities, concerns and challenges. I aspire to help you heal, promote growth, find balance and experience self-acceptance.
“You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” (C.S. Lewis) My therapeutic presence is warm, non-judgmental, genuine and relaxed. I blend creativity, knowledge, professional training and experience. Sessions are collaborative in nature. You will bring your wisdom, life experiences, values, strengths, vulnerabilities, concerns and challenges. I aspire to help you heal, promote growth, find balance and experience self-acceptance.
(343) 453-1655 View (343) 453-1655
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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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Julia Sage
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2E
Waitlist for new clients
You deeply desire to break free from the anxiety that has become the centre of your life. My practice is here to support you if you struggle with panic attacks, OCD and/or health-related anxiety. If this is you, read on! You might be overwhelmed with worry that something is seriously wrong with your health. Despite visits to health care professionals and endless searching you continue to worry. Likewise, you might feel unable to live your day-to-day life freely for fear that you may get caught in an panic attack. You dream of living at ease in your body again. Anxiety has left you feeling like a shell of the person you once were.
You deeply desire to break free from the anxiety that has become the centre of your life. My practice is here to support you if you struggle with panic attacks, OCD and/or health-related anxiety. If this is you, read on! You might be overwhelmed with worry that something is seriously wrong with your health. Despite visits to health care professionals and endless searching you continue to worry. Likewise, you might feel unable to live your day-to-day life freely for fear that you may get caught in an panic attack. You dream of living at ease in your body again. Anxiety has left you feeling like a shell of the person you once were.
(343) 453-0154 View (343) 453-0154
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Gundel Lake
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N
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.
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 View (855) 798-7280
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Tara Lewis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
I feel incredibly grateful to be able to sit with people and support them in some of the hardest times of their lives. I bring a compassionate, calm and non-judgemental energy to every session, ensuring that you feel safe and heard. I always welcome the difficult conversations, as I know this is where healing happens. My style of therapy is informal, compassionate, and responsive to each person’s unique needs. With a strength-based, real-life, and collaborative approach, I work to provide emotional support and guidance to adults and young adults challenged by the many adjustments to life transitions.
I feel incredibly grateful to be able to sit with people and support them in some of the hardest times of their lives. I bring a compassionate, calm and non-judgemental energy to every session, ensuring that you feel safe and heard. I always welcome the difficult conversations, as I know this is where healing happens. My style of therapy is informal, compassionate, and responsive to each person’s unique needs. With a strength-based, real-life, and collaborative approach, I work to provide emotional support and guidance to adults and young adults challenged by the many adjustments to life transitions.
(343) 314-0527 View (343) 314-0527
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Mary Ann Coulter
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1V
I provide psycho-educational assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Psycho-educational assessments are used to clarify an individual's learning style and academic ability. They may be used to identify giftedness or to diagnose learning disorders, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral disorders.
I provide psycho-educational assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Psycho-educational assessments are used to clarify an individual's learning style and academic ability. They may be used to identify giftedness or to diagnose learning disorders, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral disorders.
(613) 809-0277 View (613) 809-0277
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Crystal Nash
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2H
Waitlist for new clients
It takes courage and curiosity to explore your life and relationships, and to assess how you want to navigate your life's journey. You are a unique individual and so the therapy I offer will be collaborative, empathetic and grounded in respect, while utilizing aspects from various perspectives.
It takes courage and curiosity to explore your life and relationships, and to assess how you want to navigate your life's journey. You are a unique individual and so the therapy I offer will be collaborative, empathetic and grounded in respect, while utilizing aspects from various perspectives.
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Natalie Séguin
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1K
I believe the human experience is meant to be filled with joy and ease, along with some opportunities for growth, sometimes called challenges. Life can definitely become very challenging and everyone needs help along the way. I believe that when we can connect to our innermost selves, accept life’s challenges with grace, and treat ourselves and others with compassion and care, we can all live rich, meaningful lives. I know that we can and do recover from grief, mental illness, addiction, trauma, and all the hurts that life can throw at us.
I believe the human experience is meant to be filled with joy and ease, along with some opportunities for growth, sometimes called challenges. Life can definitely become very challenging and everyone needs help along the way. I believe that when we can connect to our innermost selves, accept life’s challenges with grace, and treat ourselves and others with compassion and care, we can all live rich, meaningful lives. I know that we can and do recover from grief, mental illness, addiction, trauma, and all the hurts that life can throw at us.
(343) 312-5855 View (343) 312-5855
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Mara Toombs
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1K  (Online Only)
My practice is rooted in the view that everyone has the innate wisdom and natural goodness to find more of the joy and satisfaction they seek. We all have obstacles to this in our lives that can be shifted and cleared. I provide psychotherapy virtually to couples and individuals in Ontario. As a long-time practitioner of meditation, I employ presence-based strategies helping you connect with self-compassion, bravery and calm. You set the pace for the counselling process and we walk along together. Using a combination of Emotionally-Focused, mindfulness and sex positive approaches, I support enhanced resiliency and practical change.
My practice is rooted in the view that everyone has the innate wisdom and natural goodness to find more of the joy and satisfaction they seek. We all have obstacles to this in our lives that can be shifted and cleared. I provide psychotherapy virtually to couples and individuals in Ontario. As a long-time practitioner of meditation, I employ presence-based strategies helping you connect with self-compassion, bravery and calm. You set the pace for the counselling process and we walk along together. Using a combination of Emotionally-Focused, mindfulness and sex positive approaches, I support enhanced resiliency and practical change.
(343) 307-5786 View (343) 307-5786
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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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Tara McRae Registered Social Worker Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1L  (Online Only)
Before coming to see me couples are tired of having the same conflicts again and again, they feel lost and as though they are at an impasse, feeling that the trust is broken, that they are totally disconnected and don’t know how to fix things. I can help. Just like the couples I have worked with, I want you to be able to identify the negative cycle you may find yourselves in, to become a team against the problems, to rediscover your connection and heal past hurt.
Before coming to see me couples are tired of having the same conflicts again and again, they feel lost and as though they are at an impasse, feeling that the trust is broken, that they are totally disconnected and don’t know how to fix things. I can help. Just like the couples I have worked with, I want you to be able to identify the negative cycle you may find yourselves in, to become a team against the problems, to rediscover your connection and heal past hurt.
(343) 306-0658 View (343) 306-0658
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Stephanie McGrath
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2H  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself over-thinking or worrying about the future? Does worry or negative thinking impact your sleep or relationships with others? Since the covid 19 pandemic, rates of depression and anxiety have increased given the significant challenges and changes faced throughout this time. You are not alone in feeling overwhelmed, stuck or lacking motivation. Give yourself a moment to recognize the many obstacles you have faced and the courage it takes to reach out for support.
Do you find yourself over-thinking or worrying about the future? Does worry or negative thinking impact your sleep or relationships with others? Since the covid 19 pandemic, rates of depression and anxiety have increased given the significant challenges and changes faced throughout this time. You are not alone in feeling overwhelmed, stuck or lacking motivation. Give yourself a moment to recognize the many obstacles you have faced and the courage it takes to reach out for support.
(343) 453-5174 View (343) 453-5174
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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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Kelly Tabor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G
Waitlist for new clients
Trusting yourself and seeking support takes courage. If you're impacted by stressful life events or struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, and looking for a comfortable compassionate space to process, heal, and develop new insights and skills, therapeutic support can be a way forward. I provide therapeutic support to individuals navigating a variety of challenging life experiences including anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, life or family transitions, and to those impacted by chronic illness or cancer, whether a personal diagnosis, a family member, friend, or caregiver.
Trusting yourself and seeking support takes courage. If you're impacted by stressful life events or struggling with difficult thoughts and feelings, and looking for a comfortable compassionate space to process, heal, and develop new insights and skills, therapeutic support can be a way forward. I provide therapeutic support to individuals navigating a variety of challenging life experiences including anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, life or family transitions, and to those impacted by chronic illness or cancer, whether a personal diagnosis, a family member, friend, or caregiver.
(343) 321-0146 View (343) 321-0146
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Donelda Pleau
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, BEd, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2C
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping both adult and teen clients overcome struggles related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, and school-related issues including school avoidance and learning disabilities. I offer an empathetic, compassionate approach for youth aged 15+ and adults looking to improve their overall quality of life. Evening and Saturday appointments available.
I am passionate about helping both adult and teen clients overcome struggles related to ADHD, anxiety, depression, and school-related issues including school avoidance and learning disabilities. I offer an empathetic, compassionate approach for youth aged 15+ and adults looking to improve their overall quality of life. Evening and Saturday appointments available.
(343) 633-2912 View (343) 633-2912
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Crystal Tierney
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CYT500
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Fall Yoga & Skills Building Group - Details below! I support young adults impacted by childhood adversity & interpersonal trauma. This work may include befriending the body, addressing negative self-image, managing interpersonal relationships, and coping with heightened feelings or numbness. Together we can work with body-based and mindfulness approaches, and build upon your restorative practices. Let's work together to reconnect you to a sense of safety and feelings of comfort in your body.
Fall Yoga & Skills Building Group - Details below! I support young adults impacted by childhood adversity & interpersonal trauma. This work may include befriending the body, addressing negative self-image, managing interpersonal relationships, and coping with heightened feelings or numbness. Together we can work with body-based and mindfulness approaches, and build upon your restorative practices. Let's work together to reconnect you to a sense of safety and feelings of comfort in your body.
(343) 306-4543 View (343) 306-4543
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Louisa Larocque
Registered Social Worker, HBA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
My main goal for clients is an increase in quality of personal and work life through the cultivation and nurturance of self-compassion, authenticity, and self-advocation, while simultaneously enhancing productivity through neurodivergent accommodation. Most of the work I do is with newly diagnosed womxn and non-binary adults who are learning how to get their needs met and are interested in unpacking neurodivergent identity, unmasking to avoid burnout, and meltdown management; however, I am also skilled in the areas detailed below. Sessions are strategically structured to accommodate level 1 autism and ADHD. Neurotypicals welcome.
My main goal for clients is an increase in quality of personal and work life through the cultivation and nurturance of self-compassion, authenticity, and self-advocation, while simultaneously enhancing productivity through neurodivergent accommodation. Most of the work I do is with newly diagnosed womxn and non-binary adults who are learning how to get their needs met and are interested in unpacking neurodivergent identity, unmasking to avoid burnout, and meltdown management; however, I am also skilled in the areas detailed below. Sessions are strategically structured to accommodate level 1 autism and ADHD. Neurotypicals welcome.
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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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ottawa, ON

2,000+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Ottawa, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
83% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
72% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% SunLife
57% Canada Life | Great-West Life
53% Manulife

How Counsellors in Ottawa, ON see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ottawa?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

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.