Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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“Choices” Optimum Health Counselling & Coaching
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
As a bilingual professional, it is my passion and purpose to inspire you with the guidance you need through every step of the way of your shift and/or healing. I seek to identify strengths and needs in both a compassionate & accepting way. I look forward to assisting you in discovering your optimal life.
As a bilingual professional, it is my passion and purpose to inspire you with the guidance you need through every step of the way of your shift and/or healing. I seek to identify strengths and needs in both a compassionate & accepting way. I look forward to assisting you in discovering your optimal life.
(343) 341-5505 View (343) 341-5505
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Allison Currier
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1R  (Online Only)
I am passionate with working with clients with ADHD, specifically students, young adults, and adults. ADHD can be impactful in many areas in one's life and it's about finding strategies to help mitigate the effects.
I am passionate with working with clients with ADHD, specifically students, young adults, and adults. ADHD can be impactful in many areas in one's life and it's about finding strategies to help mitigate the effects.
(343) 342-2355 View (343) 342-2355
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Mary Joy Ecijan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
New Clients Welcome! - Evenings & Weekends Available - Struggling with feelings of pressure, anxiety, stress, or conflict in important relationships can feel very isolating, lonely, and hopeless. You may experience burnout, feeling lost or stuck turning to unhelpful ways of dealing with unwanted stress or emotions. This often takes a toll on your health, mood, relationships, and overall functioning. I want you to know that you are not alone - I can help. As a dedicated, caring professional I strive to understand and support you in addressing your unique issues, history and experience, focusing on the goals most important to you.
New Clients Welcome! - Evenings & Weekends Available - Struggling with feelings of pressure, anxiety, stress, or conflict in important relationships can feel very isolating, lonely, and hopeless. You may experience burnout, feeling lost or stuck turning to unhelpful ways of dealing with unwanted stress or emotions. This often takes a toll on your health, mood, relationships, and overall functioning. I want you to know that you are not alone - I can help. As a dedicated, caring professional I strive to understand and support you in addressing your unique issues, history and experience, focusing on the goals most important to you.
(343) 512-0306 View (343) 512-0306
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Erin McGuinty
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1V  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety or low mood? Do you want to improve your relationships? Do you want to reconnect with your intuition and align with your inner purpose? Do you have a challenging relationship with food and body image? The world needs the best version of YOU, and I am here to help. Depending on the challenges that you would like to overcome, I will create an individualized approach to help you navigate the difficult times you are facing. I combine over 13 years of experience in mental health therapy to support my clients in overcoming depression, anxiety and disordered eating.
Do you struggle with anxiety or low mood? Do you want to improve your relationships? Do you want to reconnect with your intuition and align with your inner purpose? Do you have a challenging relationship with food and body image? The world needs the best version of YOU, and I am here to help. Depending on the challenges that you would like to overcome, I will create an individualized approach to help you navigate the difficult times you are facing. I combine over 13 years of experience in mental health therapy to support my clients in overcoming depression, anxiety and disordered eating.
(343) 308-1174 View (343) 308-1174
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Laurinda Cheng
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
I believe it takes great courage to explore our experiences, confront our problems, and dare to change ourselves. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental space where we can deeply engage with the issues you have brought to therapy. I am based in Ottawa providing individual counselling/psychotherapy services virtually in English to individuals 18 years of age and older in Ontario. I welcome clients of all backgrounds. I am allied to the BIPOC, LGBTQ, non-monogamous, and kink communities. I am also a provider for the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program for First Nations and Inuit.
I believe it takes great courage to explore our experiences, confront our problems, and dare to change ourselves. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental space where we can deeply engage with the issues you have brought to therapy. I am based in Ottawa providing individual counselling/psychotherapy services virtually in English to individuals 18 years of age and older in Ontario. I welcome clients of all backgrounds. I am allied to the BIPOC, LGBTQ, non-monogamous, and kink communities. I am also a provider for the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program for First Nations and Inuit.
(613) 801-8374 View (613) 801-8374
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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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Robyn Eileen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K4A  (Online Only)
Please note: Currently no availability for new clients. Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we want or expect. Whether it's a particular event like the breakdown of a relationship, a pattern of experience like abuse, or a general feeling of depression, anxiety or loss, I am here to help. I offer relational, person-centered therapy, prioritizing building connected relationships with my clients and creating a safe space for you to share, reflect, and learn. Within the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, we can explore what you're going through and work together towards the changes you would like to see.
Please note: Currently no availability for new clients. Sometimes life doesn’t go the way we want or expect. Whether it's a particular event like the breakdown of a relationship, a pattern of experience like abuse, or a general feeling of depression, anxiety or loss, I am here to help. I offer relational, person-centered therapy, prioritizing building connected relationships with my clients and creating a safe space for you to share, reflect, and learn. Within the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, we can explore what you're going through and work together towards the changes you would like to see.
(343) 313-0647 View (343) 313-0647
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Jennifer de Wet Turner
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , CRPO, OAMHP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1V  (Online Only)
I am an experienced Registered Psychotherapist with an M.A. in Counselling Psychology. I specialize in individual and family issues, couples counselling, grief work and supporting the challenges of living with cancer and dealing with dying. As a therapist, cancer patient, and the mother of six children, my life experience and training has taught me the value of working with each person as a unique, dynamic individual. I have personal experience raising children to adulthood, navigating the challenges and rewards of being in long-term relationships, and dealing with loss, illness and death.
I am an experienced Registered Psychotherapist with an M.A. in Counselling Psychology. I specialize in individual and family issues, couples counselling, grief work and supporting the challenges of living with cancer and dealing with dying. As a therapist, cancer patient, and the mother of six children, my life experience and training has taught me the value of working with each person as a unique, dynamic individual. I have personal experience raising children to adulthood, navigating the challenges and rewards of being in long-term relationships, and dealing with loss, illness and death.
(343) 307-0602 View (343) 307-0602
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Katarzyna (Kate) Iwuc
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1V
Do you ever feel as though others are merely listening but not truly hearing you? Do you experience a sense of hopelessness and helplessness, feeling as though the world is closing in on you? Do you harbour beliefs that you are inherently worthless, perhaps even unworthy of any goodness that comes your way? If these sentiments resonate with you, I am here to offer assistance and support. I am a dedicated psychotherapist with a profound focus on guiding individuals through the complexities of mental health issues and life's "curveballs".
Do you ever feel as though others are merely listening but not truly hearing you? Do you experience a sense of hopelessness and helplessness, feeling as though the world is closing in on you? Do you harbour beliefs that you are inherently worthless, perhaps even unworthy of any goodness that comes your way? If these sentiments resonate with you, I am here to offer assistance and support. I am a dedicated psychotherapist with a profound focus on guiding individuals through the complexities of mental health issues and life's "curveballs".
(343) 338-3640 View (343) 338-3640
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Max Morozkin
BA, ICF, ACD, PPC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M
Accepting new clients. A lot of clients who reach out to me for support are navigating challenges related to trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, building resilience, confidence and improving overall well being. We learn how to feel happy, calm and how to build boundaries. My goal is to make a therapy understandable and accessible. I believe that being honest, giving feedback and quality of the connection between a client and counsellor are the most crucial factors, so I offer a free 15 min video and phone consultation to my new clients.
Accepting new clients. A lot of clients who reach out to me for support are navigating challenges related to trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, building resilience, confidence and improving overall well being. We learn how to feel happy, calm and how to build boundaries. My goal is to make a therapy understandable and accessible. I believe that being honest, giving feedback and quality of the connection between a client and counsellor are the most crucial factors, so I offer a free 15 min video and phone consultation to my new clients.
(613) 703-0306 View (613) 703-0306
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Soul To Soul Counselling
MEd
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1M  (Online Only)
You’ve done it all, checked all the boxes, moulded yourself according to external standards but still find yourself feeling alone, unappreciated, unsupported, and unloved. Our work together will help you claim yourself, love yourself and experience real happiness deep within you. Come back to your true self and claim your love and freedom within. Let's do the deep dive to the source of your pain, whether it manifests in anger, overwhelm, sadness or anxiety. My soul-based approach will help you finally resolve issues you are facing within yourself, as a couple or within your family, including transgenerational trauma.
You’ve done it all, checked all the boxes, moulded yourself according to external standards but still find yourself feeling alone, unappreciated, unsupported, and unloved. Our work together will help you claim yourself, love yourself and experience real happiness deep within you. Come back to your true self and claim your love and freedom within. Let's do the deep dive to the source of your pain, whether it manifests in anger, overwhelm, sadness or anxiety. My soul-based approach will help you finally resolve issues you are facing within yourself, as a couple or within your family, including transgenerational trauma.
(343) 304-6341 View (343) 304-6341
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Chelsea Sauvé
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
If you're experiencing anxious thoughts, negative thought spirals, rumination, grief, low mood, uncertainties in friendships or dating, you can take a deep breath as I may be the right fit for you. Whether you are looking to address an ongoing circumstance, explore something from your past, foster self-awareness or simply gain further insight into your days, we will work together to bring you the calm you deserve. I recognize that it can be challenging to be vulnerable, and so we will delve into your story with care, compassion and curiosity.
If you're experiencing anxious thoughts, negative thought spirals, rumination, grief, low mood, uncertainties in friendships or dating, you can take a deep breath as I may be the right fit for you. Whether you are looking to address an ongoing circumstance, explore something from your past, foster self-awareness or simply gain further insight into your days, we will work together to bring you the calm you deserve. I recognize that it can be challenging to be vulnerable, and so we will delve into your story with care, compassion and curiosity.
(343) 453-2066 View (343) 453-2066
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Caitriona Keown
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1R  (Online Only)
I provide online therapy services to Youth and Adults who experience Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss. As a breast cancer survivor I also offer specialized sessions supporting those navigating the breast cancer journey.
I provide online therapy services to Youth and Adults who experience Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss. As a breast cancer survivor I also offer specialized sessions supporting those navigating the breast cancer journey.
(343) 341-8846 View (343) 341-8846
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Margie Lauzon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
Waitlist for new clients
We all face challenges at different phases in our lives. Perhaps you are feeling stuck and having difficulty finding direction or making a life decision. You may have experienced a loss and need some help to work through the grief. Or you may be struggling with symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression. Sometimes the struggle is related to relationship issues or parenting difficulties.
We all face challenges at different phases in our lives. Perhaps you are feeling stuck and having difficulty finding direction or making a life decision. You may have experienced a loss and need some help to work through the grief. Or you may be struggling with symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression. Sometimes the struggle is related to relationship issues or parenting difficulties.
(343) 430-0374 View (343) 430-0374
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Megan Mahler
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Z
Specialization in teens ages 12-18. I also enjoy working with adults. Do you want to make a change in your life? Find new ways to cope? Maybe I can help you. People often go to counselling when their own strategies are no longer working for them. I believe it's important to understand the root causes of certain thoughts and behaviours to develop the appropriate support. Such behaviours may include self-harm and aggression, which may mask underlying issues that I am hoping to uncover and help clients cope with.
Specialization in teens ages 12-18. I also enjoy working with adults. Do you want to make a change in your life? Find new ways to cope? Maybe I can help you. People often go to counselling when their own strategies are no longer working for them. I believe it's important to understand the root causes of certain thoughts and behaviours to develop the appropriate support. Such behaviours may include self-harm and aggression, which may mask underlying issues that I am hoping to uncover and help clients cope with.
(613) 706-7758 View (613) 706-7758
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Paul Safi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
You may or may not ‘need’ therapy, but you definitely deserve the help a trained psychotherapist can offer with making your ideal life a reality. I have successfully helped people with issues like relationship and family problems, ADHD, addiction, trauma, social and performance anxiety, and life transitions. Clients find they can go deeper into emotional growth through our work together as we shed light on inner wounds. Clients find that I meet them where they are at and enjoy new insights from therapy with me.
You may or may not ‘need’ therapy, but you definitely deserve the help a trained psychotherapist can offer with making your ideal life a reality. I have successfully helped people with issues like relationship and family problems, ADHD, addiction, trauma, social and performance anxiety, and life transitions. Clients find they can go deeper into emotional growth through our work together as we shed light on inner wounds. Clients find that I meet them where they are at and enjoy new insights from therapy with me.
(343) 644-3503 View (343) 644-3503
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Karine Côté
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
One of the key ingredients in successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between a client and their therapist. This is why it is important for me to develop trust and cooperation with clients to support them in their difficulties and help them meet their psychological needs. Fostering a collaborative alliance and being open to every individual context allow me to support adults and couples in developing coping strategies, processing painful emotions related to present or past events, rebuilding trust and closeness, and developing self-compassion.
One of the key ingredients in successful therapy is the quality of the relationship between a client and their therapist. This is why it is important for me to develop trust and cooperation with clients to support them in their difficulties and help them meet their psychological needs. Fostering a collaborative alliance and being open to every individual context allow me to support adults and couples in developing coping strategies, processing painful emotions related to present or past events, rebuilding trust and closeness, and developing self-compassion.
(343) 304-5614 View (343) 304-5614
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Genevieve LeBlanc
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Not accepting new clients
Whether you have struggled to cope with challenges in your life, feel overwhelmed, unsure what to do, or stuck, coming to therapy can be hard. I help adults who may be struggling with the impacts of childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, struggles with intimacy, sexuality, gender identity, self-harm, life transitions, grief and loss, and more. I also specialized in working with members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community. My goal is to help you foster resilience, establish safety and stability, live in alignment with your values, and find happiness and contentment in your life.
Whether you have struggled to cope with challenges in your life, feel overwhelmed, unsure what to do, or stuck, coming to therapy can be hard. I help adults who may be struggling with the impacts of childhood trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, struggles with intimacy, sexuality, gender identity, self-harm, life transitions, grief and loss, and more. I also specialized in working with members of the 2SLGBTQI+ community. My goal is to help you foster resilience, establish safety and stability, live in alignment with your values, and find happiness and contentment in your life.
(613) 706-0421 View (613) 706-0421
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Sana Syed-Ahmad
Registered Psychotherapist, MPE, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
I became a therapist because, just like you, I am human and have had my fair share of battles. It took a long time for me to get to where I am today. I recognize that in moments of hopelessness, it is hard to find determination, that depression can be scary, that anxiety can be overwhelming, and that traumatic experiences can leave one feeling emotionally exhausted and drained out. I acknowledge the stigma associated with mental health and in going to therapy. For this reason, I know how crucial it is to provide therapy that is client-centered, empathetic, and unique to each person’s needs.
I became a therapist because, just like you, I am human and have had my fair share of battles. It took a long time for me to get to where I am today. I recognize that in moments of hopelessness, it is hard to find determination, that depression can be scary, that anxiety can be overwhelming, and that traumatic experiences can leave one feeling emotionally exhausted and drained out. I acknowledge the stigma associated with mental health and in going to therapy. For this reason, I know how crucial it is to provide therapy that is client-centered, empathetic, and unique to each person’s needs.
(289) 206-8705 View (289) 206-8705
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First Step Men's Therapy (No Waitlist)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Men often face pressure to suppress their emotions, making therapy a courageous act of defiance. As a therapist, I specialize in guiding men through reconnecting with their emotions and inner selves. Many men seek deeper connections and understanding, aiming to enhance relationships and daily life. No matter what you are struggling with, my goal is to help you understand your underlying motivations and develop healthier coping mechanisms. With a focus on avoidant attachment styles, I provide a safe space for exploration and empowerment, aiming to shift patterns and foster self-discovery. Book a free 20-minute consult to learn more!
Men often face pressure to suppress their emotions, making therapy a courageous act of defiance. As a therapist, I specialize in guiding men through reconnecting with their emotions and inner selves. Many men seek deeper connections and understanding, aiming to enhance relationships and daily life. No matter what you are struggling with, my goal is to help you understand your underlying motivations and develop healthier coping mechanisms. With a focus on avoidant attachment styles, I provide a safe space for exploration and empowerment, aiming to shift patterns and foster self-discovery. Book a free 20-minute consult to learn more!
(343) 633-2702 View (343) 633-2702
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Louriecar Cabanayan
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
You’ve found your way to this page in a busy, fast-paced world. I hope you recognize that it takes courage and strength to reach out. So, hello, nice to meet you! My name is Louriecar (she/her). As cliché as it may sound, I want you to know that you do not have to face this alone. It would be my pleasure to explore if we’re a good fit to address topics such as healing your inner child and intergenerational trauma. Many clients I work with seek support for anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma, but I am prepared to assist you with various other mental health needs.
You’ve found your way to this page in a busy, fast-paced world. I hope you recognize that it takes courage and strength to reach out. So, hello, nice to meet you! My name is Louriecar (she/her). As cliché as it may sound, I want you to know that you do not have to face this alone. It would be my pleasure to explore if we’re a good fit to address topics such as healing your inner child and intergenerational trauma. Many clients I work with seek support for anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma, but I am prepared to assist you with various other mental health needs.
(343) 342-2334 View (343) 342-2334
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Rachel Slater
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2C
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) working as a therapist under supervision at CMAP Health. I strongly believe therapy can be transformative in helping grow awareness towards our lived experiences so that we can nurture a space of growth and positive change. For me, this starts by establishing a warm and respectful space where one feels seen and empowered to foster the change they wish to see in their lives. My goal is to help you achieve your desired outcome.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) working as a therapist under supervision at CMAP Health. I strongly believe therapy can be transformative in helping grow awareness towards our lived experiences so that we can nurture a space of growth and positive change. For me, this starts by establishing a warm and respectful space where one feels seen and empowered to foster the change they wish to see in their lives. My goal is to help you achieve your desired outcome.
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Marc Carriere
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist with a practice in the downtown Ottawa area. I have particular interest in working with depression, anxiety, personality/identity issues, relationship difficulties, and with survivors of childhood abuse. I use an integrative approach, combining elements of emotion-focused therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. The approach is tailored to best suit the client's needs. Psychotherapy sessions typically cost $225 per session. Email communication preferred: drmarccarriere@gmail.com
I am a Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist with a practice in the downtown Ottawa area. I have particular interest in working with depression, anxiety, personality/identity issues, relationship difficulties, and with survivors of childhood abuse. I use an integrative approach, combining elements of emotion-focused therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. The approach is tailored to best suit the client's needs. Psychotherapy sessions typically cost $225 per session. Email communication preferred: drmarccarriere@gmail.com
(343) 304-6289 View (343) 304-6289
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Cynthia Redmond
Counsellor, MEd, RSW, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
At times life can be demanding and stressful, even more so if you feel alone and are unsure who to turn to for support and help. But no one should feel like they have to figure everything out on their own. I believe that every person is the expert of their own life but sometimes we need a new perspective or a safe space to talk, open up, and feel heard. As a counsellor, I offer my clients a non-judgmental, empathic, supportive space to fully explore their inner self, thoughts and feelings on their personal journey towards growth and healing.
At times life can be demanding and stressful, even more so if you feel alone and are unsure who to turn to for support and help. But no one should feel like they have to figure everything out on their own. I believe that every person is the expert of their own life but sometimes we need a new perspective or a safe space to talk, open up, and feel heard. As a counsellor, I offer my clients a non-judgmental, empathic, supportive space to fully explore their inner self, thoughts and feelings on their personal journey towards growth and healing.
(343) 321-2414 View (343) 321-2414
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First Step Men's Therapy (No Waitlist)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Disconnected. Broken. Hopeless. Powerless. Stuck. Many men tell me this is how they feel in our first session. Taking the first step to make change in your life and accept support can sometimes feel the most challenging and overwhelming. As a male therapist, I have learned that working with men requires a focus on practical solutions, a safe and comfortable environment, a therapist who understands the unique personal and societal challenges men face, an emphasis on self-compassion and self-acceptance, and a willingness to address underlying issues. Book a free 20-minute consultation. Click the "website" button to start your journey.
Disconnected. Broken. Hopeless. Powerless. Stuck. Many men tell me this is how they feel in our first session. Taking the first step to make change in your life and accept support can sometimes feel the most challenging and overwhelming. As a male therapist, I have learned that working with men requires a focus on practical solutions, a safe and comfortable environment, a therapist who understands the unique personal and societal challenges men face, an emphasis on self-compassion and self-acceptance, and a willingness to address underlying issues. Book a free 20-minute consultation. Click the "website" button to start your journey.
(343) 633-2652 View (343) 633-2652

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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.