Anxiety Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Léandre Léveillé
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
Life is full of beautiful moments as well as obstacles in our path, like anxiety, depression, trauma, existential questions, etc. In those moments, it's important to reach out for help. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy with adults and teens and work from an integrative approach to adapt to your needs and preferences.
Life is full of beautiful moments as well as obstacles in our path, like anxiety, depression, trauma, existential questions, etc. In those moments, it's important to reach out for help. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy with adults and teens and work from an integrative approach to adapt to your needs and preferences.
(343) 307-0610 View (343) 307-0610
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Amy O'Coin
Counsellor, RPC-C, CTP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients online (Couples & Individuals) / / Are you facing a major life event such as change in relationship (romantic or otherwise), moving, change of job or career? Are you struggling with anxiety, the effects of trauma or stress? Are you looking for help to identify, process and communicate the emotions you are feeling? As a trauma informed counsellor I focus on the unique wellness of each client and tailor my approach. I also help couples, who are struggling with distress, communication or conflict, improve connection and create a more secure bond within the relationship.
Currently accepting new clients online (Couples & Individuals) / / Are you facing a major life event such as change in relationship (romantic or otherwise), moving, change of job or career? Are you struggling with anxiety, the effects of trauma or stress? Are you looking for help to identify, process and communicate the emotions you are feeling? As a trauma informed counsellor I focus on the unique wellness of each client and tailor my approach. I also help couples, who are struggling with distress, communication or conflict, improve connection and create a more secure bond within the relationship.
(343) 342-1140 View (343) 342-1140
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Robert (Rob) Nettleton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Waitlist for new clients
I know firsthand how anxiety and depression can get in the way of us living the life we want to live.
As a therapist, my goal is to support you to live the life you want to live and become the person you want to become. I value authenticity, connection, and compassion, so it's important that we can create a space where you feel you can be yourself, without judgment, as we work together to identify, clarify, and ultimately achieve your goals. Clients I see tend to experience difficulties related to mood and anxiety, or are seeking coping skills to navigate stress and the complexities of life. Outside of private practice, I am a social worker and psychotherapist in Youth Psychiatry at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.
I know firsthand how anxiety and depression can get in the way of us living the life we want to live.
As a therapist, my goal is to support you to live the life you want to live and become the person you want to become. I value authenticity, connection, and compassion, so it's important that we can create a space where you feel you can be yourself, without judgment, as we work together to identify, clarify, and ultimately achieve your goals. Clients I see tend to experience difficulties related to mood and anxiety, or are seeking coping skills to navigate stress and the complexities of life. Outside of private practice, I am a social worker and psychotherapist in Youth Psychiatry at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.
(343) 313-0815 View (343) 313-0815
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Raphaelle Heureux
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1R  (Online Only)
My area of focus includes, self-esteem, family relationships issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Are you seeking support to navigate life's challenges and transitions? I'm here to help you on your journey towards healing and growth. If you're someone grappling with feelings of depression, anxiety, or dealing with interpersonal issues, you're not alone. You may be dealing with grief and trauma. You want to regain a sense of stability, find meaning amidst the chaos, and rediscover a stronger, more resilient self. Whatever you're experiencing, know that your needs and goals are at the forefront of our work together. I am here to help you navigate.
My area of focus includes, self-esteem, family relationships issues, trauma, anxiety, and depression.
Are you seeking support to navigate life's challenges and transitions? I'm here to help you on your journey towards healing and growth. If you're someone grappling with feelings of depression, anxiety, or dealing with interpersonal issues, you're not alone. You may be dealing with grief and trauma. You want to regain a sense of stability, find meaning amidst the chaos, and rediscover a stronger, more resilient self. Whatever you're experiencing, know that your needs and goals are at the forefront of our work together. I am here to help you navigate.
(343) 633-0419 View (343) 633-0419
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Marina Andrawis
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
Accepting In person and virtual New Clients. Are you ready for change and healing? You might be working through anxiety, boundary setting, improving communication, or self esteem. In my space, you will be heard, validated and will understand yourself better. You will be empowered with tools to make decisions that align with your values and not due to fear, guilt or obligation.
Accepting In person and virtual New Clients. Are you ready for change and healing? You might be working through anxiety, boundary setting, improving communication, or self esteem. In my space, you will be heard, validated and will understand yourself better. You will be empowered with tools to make decisions that align with your values and not due to fear, guilt or obligation.
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Dr. Tammie Ricci
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2C
We specialize in disability, psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments and treatment of workplace injuries, trauma, anxiety, anger management, depression, phobias, personality disorders and adjustment to injury/disability.
I own and operate a group private practice, Ricci & Associates. Our psychologists, neuropsychologists and psychotherapists offer assessment and treatment of a variety of mental health issues. We offer psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments to help you better understand the nature of your difficulties and how best to manage them. We are dedicated to providing you with an accessible, inclusive and personalized environment where you can feel safe to explore the challenges you face. We offer client centered, evidence-based treatments for individuals, couples and families.
We specialize in disability, psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments and treatment of workplace injuries, trauma, anxiety, anger management, depression, phobias, personality disorders and adjustment to injury/disability.
I own and operate a group private practice, Ricci & Associates. Our psychologists, neuropsychologists and psychotherapists offer assessment and treatment of a variety of mental health issues. We offer psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments to help you better understand the nature of your difficulties and how best to manage them. We are dedicated to providing you with an accessible, inclusive and personalized environment where you can feel safe to explore the challenges you face. We offer client centered, evidence-based treatments for individuals, couples and families.
(343) 342-1220 x102 View (343) 342-1220 x102
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Ottawa Psychotherapist Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
Life events can shake you, affecting you mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. These experiences can colour how you see yourself and others, impacting relationships and work. Dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, or coping challenges doesn't define you or limit your potential. "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."-C.S. Lewis. A bit of support from a therapist might help. If you’re ready to feel like yourself again and create a better life, let’s work together to tap into your resiliency, find your voice, regain control, and attain peace.
Life events can shake you, affecting you mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. These experiences can colour how you see yourself and others, impacting relationships and work. Dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, or coping challenges doesn't define you or limit your potential. "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending."-C.S. Lewis. A bit of support from a therapist might help. If you’re ready to feel like yourself again and create a better life, let’s work together to tap into your resiliency, find your voice, regain control, and attain peace.
(343) 321-2420 View (343) 321-2420
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Donelda Pleau
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, BEd, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2C
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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Carol Susan Dignam
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2B
Research towards my book "Multidimensional Healing" soon to be published by Austin Macauley revealed that unresolved childhood trauma underlies many common mental, emotional & physical health issues such as PTSD, HDD, anxiety, depression, chronic hypertension & auto-immune diseases. Therefore, I have trained in the trauma resolution methods EMDR, Internal Family Systems & Somatic Experiencing designed to reactivate embodied psychic trauma & facilitate its release. These methods are life-changing when they release the trauma blocking the flow of vitality, love and well-being.
Research towards my book "Multidimensional Healing" soon to be published by Austin Macauley revealed that unresolved childhood trauma underlies many common mental, emotional & physical health issues such as PTSD, HDD, anxiety, depression, chronic hypertension & auto-immune diseases. Therefore, I have trained in the trauma resolution methods EMDR, Internal Family Systems & Somatic Experiencing designed to reactivate embodied psychic trauma & facilitate its release. These methods are life-changing when they release the trauma blocking the flow of vitality, love and well-being.
(613) 706-2387 View (613) 706-2387
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Attached Kids - Amelie Cardinal
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1M
Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? Our counsellors at Attached Kids support children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face. We also work directly with parents/caregivers to develop new strategies to support their children's challenging behaviours and emotional development.
Is your child experiencing frequent worries, difficulty sitting still and paying attention in school, or difficulty making friends? Are you hoping your child will gain new coping strategies to manage difficult emotions? Our counsellors at Attached Kids support children to develop new coping strategies to manage childhood anxiety, ADHD, grief/loss, low self-esteem, big life changes, aggressive behaviour, and other common concerns children face. We also work directly with parents/caregivers to develop new strategies to support their children's challenging behaviours and emotional development.
(343) 803-7493 View (343) 803-7493
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Louriecar Cabanayan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
2 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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Keeley Treloar
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2J  (Online Only)
I am oriented towards using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help us navigate a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety and depression.
Many people encounter mental health concerns at some point in their lives. I have the education, experience and openness to support you on your path, working together through your issues and towards reaching your goals. I have 20-years of personal experience with the military family community and a history of applied practice with both adults and youth. This experience steers my practice towards evidence-based therapy approaches that foster the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and families. For more information please visit my website: www.treloarpsychotherapy.ca
I am oriented towards using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help us navigate a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety and depression.
Many people encounter mental health concerns at some point in their lives. I have the education, experience and openness to support you on your path, working together through your issues and towards reaching your goals. I have 20-years of personal experience with the military family community and a history of applied practice with both adults and youth. This experience steers my practice towards evidence-based therapy approaches that foster the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and families. For more information please visit my website: www.treloarpsychotherapy.ca
(343) 342-1028 View (343) 342-1028
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Shepherd Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Experiencing a lot of stress/anxiety? Having a hard time overcoming your past? Therapy can help. We're a team of kind, passionate and experienced counsellors based in Ottawa offering psychotherapy to adult individuals online and in-person. Our 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. Our work is trauma-informed and you can expect to feel safe, accepted and empowered in session. Visit our website to view our intro videos, what to expect in session, and how to book.
Experiencing a lot of stress/anxiety? Having a hard time overcoming your past? Therapy can help. We're a team of kind, passionate and experienced counsellors based in Ottawa offering psychotherapy to adult individuals online and in-person. Our 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. Our work is trauma-informed and you can expect to feel safe, accepted and empowered in session. Visit our website to view our intro videos, what to expect in session, and how to book.
(343) 801-1269 View (343) 801-1269
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Dr. Gila Foomani Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1H  (Online Only)
Hi! I understand how overwhelming and challenging life can be at times. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or just feeling stuck, therapy can offer the support and guidance you need to move forward with confidence and resilience. As a licensed psychologist, my approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, kindness, and a deep respect for the unique experiences and perspectives of each of my clients.
Hi! I understand how overwhelming and challenging life can be at times. Whether you're facing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or just feeling stuck, therapy can offer the support and guidance you need to move forward with confidence and resilience. As a licensed psychologist, my approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, kindness, and a deep respect for the unique experiences and perspectives of each of my clients.
(438) 230-1738 View (438) 230-1738
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Robin Atkinson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MADS, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2H
Do you have difficulty coping with the stressors of daily life? Are you struggling to balance parenthood with prioritizing your own needs, responsibilities, and wellbeing? Are you experiencing a life transition and feeling overwhelmed? Or are you looking to improve your relationship with yourself and others? Stress, anxiety, and low mood can make us feel stuck, stressed, and challenged to move through life in the best way we can. Helping you to identify and meet your own personal goals is my aim, treating you as the expert in your own experiences and creating a safe nonjudgmental space for all therapy seekers.
Do you have difficulty coping with the stressors of daily life? Are you struggling to balance parenthood with prioritizing your own needs, responsibilities, and wellbeing? Are you experiencing a life transition and feeling overwhelmed? Or are you looking to improve your relationship with yourself and others? Stress, anxiety, and low mood can make us feel stuck, stressed, and challenged to move through life in the best way we can. Helping you to identify and meet your own personal goals is my aim, treating you as the expert in your own experiences and creating a safe nonjudgmental space for all therapy seekers.
(343) 655-3368 View (343) 655-3368
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Matthew Wall
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Reducing reactivity helps you to be present in the moment and is one method for improving mood and self esteem, reducing anxiety, depression, anger, having better relationships, better communication, finding meaning, and most importantly enjoying life.
Have you ever felt that what is happening in your relationships and your life, even your own behaviors, is not what you want? My specialized approach to understanding and changing emotional patterns and behavior can help you feel confidence and satisfaction in yourself, your relationships, and your life. Our sessions will focus on enhancing self awareness and putting oneself in a position of choice. In therapy we will use methods which separate triggers and reactivity so you can decide what you really want and how you behave. Identifying reactivity reveals why you sometimes feel you are not choosing your behaviors.
Reducing reactivity helps you to be present in the moment and is one method for improving mood and self esteem, reducing anxiety, depression, anger, having better relationships, better communication, finding meaning, and most importantly enjoying life.
Have you ever felt that what is happening in your relationships and your life, even your own behaviors, is not what you want? My specialized approach to understanding and changing emotional patterns and behavior can help you feel confidence and satisfaction in yourself, your relationships, and your life. Our sessions will focus on enhancing self awareness and putting oneself in a position of choice. In therapy we will use methods which separate triggers and reactivity so you can decide what you really want and how you behave. Identifying reactivity reveals why you sometimes feel you are not choosing your behaviors.
(343) 633-3675 View (343) 633-3675
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Amanda Graham
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Is life feeling difficult or overwhelming? Are you feeling burned out and anxious? Whether these feelings are recent or have persisted for some time, therapy can bring a new perspective and help you find a renewed sense of hopefulness.
Is life feeling difficult or overwhelming? Are you feeling burned out and anxious? Whether these feelings are recent or have persisted for some time, therapy can bring a new perspective and help you find a renewed sense of hopefulness.
(343) 307-0849 View (343) 307-0849
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Jenny Stark
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2C
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at CMAP Health. I have professional experience working in multiple developmental and behavioural sciences settings that have provided expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Social Anxiety Disorder. I also have a background in sports and athletics, which has driven a special interest in helping those with sports and exercise-related difficulties, including Body Dysmorphic Disorder, eating disorders, and performance anxiety. I aim to use this background to help all clients reach their highest potential in their personal goals.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at CMAP Health. I have professional experience working in multiple developmental and behavioural sciences settings that have provided expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Social Anxiety Disorder. I also have a background in sports and athletics, which has driven a special interest in helping those with sports and exercise-related difficulties, including Body Dysmorphic Disorder, eating disorders, and performance anxiety. I aim to use this background to help all clients reach their highest potential in their personal goals.
(343) 301-5142 View (343) 301-5142
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Andrea Schaefer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2B
My practice centres predominantly in the area of relationship and communication difficulties, stress and anxiety, low self esteem and depression.
"My fundamental goal is to help my clients know themselves better so that they develop the capacity to feel good about themselves and have healthy and meaningful relationships in their lives, as well as make choices that reflect their personal goals".
My practice centres predominantly in the area of relationship and communication difficulties, stress and anxiety, low self esteem and depression.
"My fundamental goal is to help my clients know themselves better so that they develop the capacity to feel good about themselves and have healthy and meaningful relationships in their lives, as well as make choices that reflect their personal goals".
(613) 902-0881 View (613) 902-0881
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The Joy of Living
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1P  (Online Only)
You will no longer need to worry about letting others – or yourself – down.
Are you feeling stressed or working about too much in your life, or perhaps frustrated and stuck in your personal or work relationships? Perhaps a past negative experience is making you feel unable to move forward. Many people who are struggling with uncertainty have a hard time knowing what direction to go in. It may be that you’ve tried to handle things on your own, or put off reaching out for support because you feel you should be able to work through your challenges by yourself. Sometimes everyone around you seems to have answers, but all you feel is confused. Mostly, you don’t want to let others down and feel that you might.
You will no longer need to worry about letting others – or yourself – down.
Are you feeling stressed or working about too much in your life, or perhaps frustrated and stuck in your personal or work relationships? Perhaps a past negative experience is making you feel unable to move forward. Many people who are struggling with uncertainty have a hard time knowing what direction to go in. It may be that you’ve tried to handle things on your own, or put off reaching out for support because you feel you should be able to work through your challenges by yourself. Sometimes everyone around you seems to have answers, but all you feel is confused. Mostly, you don’t want to let others down and feel that you might.
(437) 747-5866 View (437) 747-5866

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Anxiety Counsellors

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.