Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Julia Sage
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I offer alternative perspectives & actively help clients to learn tools to manage their symptoms through the use of evidence-based therapies such as CBT (including EX/RP for OCD, Prolonged exposure for PTSD), ACT , mindfulness & compassion-focused approaches.
Research shows that the most important factor in positive therapy outcomes is a strong therapeutic relationship. As such, I prioritize building strong connections. You are the expert in your life. My role is to help you to navigate whatever challenges life has thrown your way, to help you reclaim your life from things like: trauma, obsessions & intrusions, social anxiety, general anxiety, health anxiety, depression, stress &/or burnout. These issues have a way of hooking us and carrying us away from what matter most to us. Our work will focus on helping you to get engaged again with the things that matter most to YOU.
(343) 453-0154 
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Ottawa, ON K2E
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Paul Grunberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Having received training in dialectical behaviour, acceptance and commitment, and cognitive-behavioural therapies, I am well-prepared to help you better understand and respond to your inner world, move through feelings of vulnerability, and develop a greater sense of authenticity and groundedness.
My intention as a therapist is to help you overcome barriers, open up to experience, heal old wounds, and increase trust in yourself. I will work with you to better understand how your emotions, thoughts, and behaviours make sense, so that you can improve your self-understanding and make meaningful choices that allow you to heal and grow. There is no wrong place to start your therapy and I will meet you right where you are from a truly nonjudgmental place.
(343) 312-7382 
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Ottawa, ON K2P
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Maria-Helena Garcia
Psychologist, CPsych, MA
Verified
My clients remark about a warming, engage interpersonal style, and acceptance that allow them easy talking and trust.
If you are suffering in silent, your work is stressful, you are anxious, depressed, feel loneliness, have couple, relationships issues or daily life stress we can work together to restore your joy of life.
(613) 702-8289 
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Ottawa, ON K2P
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Zsofia Grandpierre
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified
In my unique approach, I combine evidence-based practices such as ACT , self-compassion and mindfulness to help clients move from survive to thrive.
Asking for help is the bravest step you can take and I want to help you make the most of this courageous step forward. I specialize in adult ADHD and postpartum mood disorders. As a fellow parent (of 3) I know how this time can bring great joy and simultaneously be the cause of overwhelm. If you have ADHD know that it does not define you, but it does impact your brain processes. To be the person deep in your heart, the work starts from the inside out. Together, we'll make sense of your pain, learn transformative skills, improve functioning and self-regulation.
 
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Ottawa, ON K2G
Offers online therapy
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Ryan Wyatt
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, RP(Q)
Verified
I take a third-wave approach to counselling and focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness Based Interventions and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa as well as a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University. My five years working in education helped me realize the passion I have for working with others to overcome challenges and improve their lived experiences. My lived experiences and interactions with others have made me a firm believer in the strength and resiliency of people. It is our responses to these challenges that can help foster healthy thinking patterns, behaviours and a belief in our own strengths.
(343) 312-7496 
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Ottawa, ON K1K
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Sarah Bethune
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA(Ed)
Verified
Specifically, drawing from emotion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, humanistic and systemic therapies.
Accepting new clients July 2022- Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my page. I believe that change happens when we feel safe and supported. It is important to me to create a therapeutic environment that is down to earth, compassionate and free of judgment. Each person is different and has a unique set of experiences. I tailor my approach to your needs and work collaboratively with you to help you achieve your goals and support your journey towards growth.
(249) 492-9648 
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Ottawa, ON K2G
Offers online therapy
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Danielle Figueiredo
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
I often draw upon Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and self-compassion within my work.
Life can feel heavy and distressing at times. Whether or not this is your first time seeking therapy, I know how difficult and scary it can be to reach out for support. I strive to create a safe space where you feel comfortable, respected, and can express yourself without judgement. I have supported individuals navigating a range of concerns including anxiety, grief, life transitions, identity, procrastination, and relationships.
(226) 640-4830 
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Ottawa, ON K1N
Offers online therapy
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Christina Whidden
MEd
Verified
** NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS ** Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, ready for change? I am here to provide a safe and comfortable space where we can explore your presenting issues and concerns together. Whether you are struggling with self- acceptance , depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relational difficulties, or otherwise, these concerns may be negatively impacting your quality of life. Therapy can help. Through our work together, we will strive to reduce symptoms that may be causing your psychological tension. Ultimately, we will work to create positive change and a more rewarding, fulfilling life for you.
(343) 312-5345 
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Ottawa, ON K1V
Not accepting new clients
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Rachel Sutton
Psychologist, C Psych
Verified
I employ concepts and tools from CBT, DBT, ACT , schema therapy and mindfulness-based therapies depending on the issue the client is facing.
I work with adults in clinical and health psychology in both English and French.  I treat a variety of psychological issues, on their own or in combination, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and personality disorders.  I work with clients with chronic pain or other health problems.  I also help clients with  relationship issues, work stress, identity issues, existential concerns, LGBTQ concerns, grief, self-esteem, and self- acceptance .
(613) 552-7893 
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Ottawa, ON K1S
Offers online therapy
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John Platt
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BA
Verified
In particular, I draw on attachment theory, polyvagal theory, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ), and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT).
Much of life can be spent in an attempt to balance multiple factors that affect us, such as relationships, work, careers, stress, unpredictability, and self understanding. Our minds attempt to develop appropriate strategies to maintain balance based on experience and learning. Much of the time, we may be using these strategies habitually. A critical step towards developing mental health can be acquiring a mindful awareness of the strategies that we operate out of, so as to understand their purpose and adjust them when necessary. Such steps can help create a stronger balance and develop a deepened appreciation of ourselves.
(343) 800-0026 
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Ottawa, ON K2E
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Megan Mahler
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified
I work collaboratively with clients using an eclectic approach tailored to the client's needs with an emphasis on collaboration, respect, openness and acceptance .
SPECIALIZATION in tweens/teens ages 12-18. I also work with adults. Do you want to make a change in your life? Find new ways to cope? Maybe I can help you. People may 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 
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Ottawa, ON K1S
Not accepting new clients
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Nicole LeBlanc
Registered Social Worker, BA, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
This includes: Internal Family Systems Therapy, Third Wave CBT (including: Compassion Focused Therapy & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) & mindfulness-based interventions.
I have 10 years of experience working with individuals with chronic stress, anxiety, perfectionism, self criticism, and burnout. I work in collaboration with individuals and their support team in order to create a holistic treatment plan that is well suited for their needs. I am also a qualified mindfulness teacher in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (U. of Massachusetts Medical School) and Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) (Center for Mindful Eating, NH); teacher-in-training in Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) Training (U. of San Diego Medical School) & Mindfulness-Integrated CBT (MICBT Institute, AU).
(613) 801-2764 
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Ottawa, ON K2A
Not accepting new clients
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Aaron Van Beilen
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
The strategies I use are based on methods such as Solution-Focused, Acceptance & Commitment, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
Our lives are full of challenges, but they can be overcome by working together. We can all find strength through connection and support. If you are seeking more from life, talking to a counsellor can help you along your journey. I am here to help you find growth, fulfillment, and freedom. I will help you move toward your potential by helping you overcome the obstacles that are in your path. Through our sessions you will find the courage and wisdom needed to become a better version of yourself. In our work together, I listen deeply to your needs with respect and compassion.
 
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Ottawa, ON K1N
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Zsuzsa (Susan) Grandpierre
Registered Psychotherapist, MA(Ed), RP, CCC
Verified
I am a Registered Psychotherapist, ADHD coach, mindfulness instructor, and clinical supervisor, who held positions at Algonquin College & Carleton University. I specialize in the treatment of adult ADHD, ANXIETY, TRAUMA and mood disorders. I support individuals, couples and parents affected by these mental health challenges. My therapeutic approach combines ACT & CBT based psychotherapy, mindfulness & self-compassion training, parenting strategies & stress management, executive functions skills development, and coaching strategies to facilitate wellbeing, self- acceptance , embracing discomfort and showing up for yourself & others.
(855) 464-0567 
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Ottawa, ON K2G
Offers online therapy
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Mvumbi Kumbu
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified
I put at your service a therapeutic environment encouraging you to explore these questions from several perspectives in a warm atmosphere of unconditional acceptance , non-judgment, and authenticity as supported by the humanistic approach.
Do you ever wonder why you are so anxious? Are you struggling to identify the source of your depression? Do you ever look for answers about the purpose of the situation you are going through in your life? Are you sometimes discouraged, disengaged, demotivated to get back on your feet because you feel you have tried everything?
(343) 307-0835 
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Ottawa, ON K1K
Offers online therapy
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YourTherapist Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
YourTherapist Psychotherapy and Counselling is a specialized mental health clinic that provides evidence-based, compassionate, and affordable mental health services across Ontario. Our highly skilled psychotherapists have been extensively trained to treat a variety of mental illnesses with interventions that are personalized to each client’s needs, including psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Attachment-Based Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Interventions to individuals, couples, and families.
(343) 304-6238 
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Ottawa, ON K1P
Offers online therapy
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Nancy Tran
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
I currently work with individuals and I draw from approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Mindfulness, exposure therapy, IFS/psychodynamic, collaborative, client-centered, biopsychosocial, and humanistic modalities that can help clients have a successful and beneficial treatment.
Life can be difficult and sometimes, the support of a professional is necessary to help guide you towards a positive path. I believe that each unique individual deserves flexibility within their treatment so that it is tailored specifically for them. I am interested in helping individuals with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, obsessive-compulsive disorder (checking, counting, ordering, mental rituals, cleaning, perfectionism), trauma, and grief. I am motivated to help clients find their strengths to discover their resilience. I work with collaboratively with clients to showcase their ability to meet their therapeutic goals.
(343) 308-1261 
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Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
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Line St-Pierre
Psychologist, PhD, C Psych
Verified
While my approaches of choice are humanistic/existential and cognitive-behavioral (including ACT -Acceptation and Commitment Therapy), and evidence-based experiential interventions, I remain flexible and open, and adapt my interventions to each of my clients.
I am a registered psychologist and provide therapy and psychological assessments to teenagers (16 years old and older), adults and senior citizens struggling with a variety of issues (anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal problems, highly sensitive personality, burnout and back to work transition, illness, loss/bereavement, search for life direction and/or meaning, life transitions, etc.). I am very familiar with the government and military cultures, having worked for the federal government, including the Department of Defense, for more than 16 years. I am a Bluecross provider. I offer my services in English and in French.
(873) 771-4626 
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Ottawa, ON K1K
Not accepting new clients
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Jeff Shepherd
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Experiencing a lot of stress/anxiety? Having a hard time overcoming your past? Therapy can help. I’m a kind, passionate and experienced counsellor based in Ottawa offering online counselling to adult individuals. My goal is to help you get curious about what’s getting in the way of your mental health, and to find clarity, acceptance and motivation to start feeling better. My work is trauma-informed and you can expect to feel safe, accepted and empowered in session. Visit my website for a video about me, what to expect in session, and how to book.
(343) 307-0842 
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Ottawa, ON K2P
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Keylan Musto
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
I operate from an integrated and Person-centered approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, where I hope to encourage the functional understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours for the sake of addressing the barriers that are standing in the way of you living a flexible and values-congruent life.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a passion for working with the neurodivergent population. As someone who only came to understand my own neurodivergency in my late 20s, I am all too familiar with the often-unique trials and tribulations that can arise throughout the lives of neurodivergent people (in addition to the often exceptional capabilities that can be a huge advantage in many facets of life!). I typically work with those struggling with general and social anxiety, depression, screen addictions, task avoidance, acquired brain injury, or self-advocacy.
(343) 453-0237 
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Ottawa, ON K2M
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Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Counsellors
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. ACT is a form of mindfulness based therapy, theorizing that greater well-being can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. Essentially, ACT looks at your character traits and behaviours to assist you in reducing avoidant coping styles. ACT also addresses your commitment to making changes, and what to do about it when you can't stick to your goals.

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