Divorce Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Catherine Healy Reid
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
If you are going through a separation or divorce, you are probably concerned about the effect on your children. This can be a difficult time for them. Children’s emotions may go through stages and change. Your child may feel sad, confused, angry, guilty or worried about what will happen to them. How you handle the changes will be important for your child’s well-being. This is where I can help. I have over 27 years of experience working with children and families with a particular focus at this point in my career, on separation and divorce and the resulting impact on the family unit.
If you are going through a separation or divorce, you are probably concerned about the effect on your children. This can be a difficult time for them. Children’s emotions may go through stages and change. Your child may feel sad, confused, angry, guilty or worried about what will happen to them. How you handle the changes will be important for your child’s well-being. This is where I can help. I have over 27 years of experience working with children and families with a particular focus at this point in my career, on separation and divorce and the resulting impact on the family unit.
(343) 453-4723 View (343) 453-4723
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Sandbox Family Solutions
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, MSW, RSW, QFAS
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2B
Not only do we specialize in divorce and separation, we also help clients with a wide array of issues.
Our team of collaborative clinicians offer mental health services for the whole family, including individual, couple and family therapy . Our treatment team has a combined total of 75 years of experience working with children and youth as we specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression and relationship issues (including helping families who are needing reunification support). Our divorce clinic offers family mediation, separation planning, parenting coordination, Voice of the Child reports and collaborative divorce support to families inside and outside of court -all while keeping the kids at the centre of each conversation.
Not only do we specialize in divorce and separation, we also help clients with a wide array of issues.
Our team of collaborative clinicians offer mental health services for the whole family, including individual, couple and family therapy . Our treatment team has a combined total of 75 years of experience working with children and youth as we specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression and relationship issues (including helping families who are needing reunification support). Our divorce clinic offers family mediation, separation planning, parenting coordination, Voice of the Child reports and collaborative divorce support to families inside and outside of court -all while keeping the kids at the centre of each conversation.
(343) 430-5359 View (343) 430-5359
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Theresa Barker
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
I specialize in providing expert testimony and assessments in Court regarding high conflict separation and divorce, and conflict specific to Parental Alienation and/or Domestic Violence and related issues.
I am a Nationally Certified Custody Evaluator through Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators (PACE). As a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been conducting comprehensive/forensic custody evaluations for over 20 years. I conduct evaluations including a full range of highly complex custody and co-parenting issues. I have training specific to Estrangement, Parental Alienation, Pathological Enmeshment, Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence, and mental health issues with a focus on evidence based practice. I also have understanding of Borderline, Narcissistic, and Sociopathic Personality Disorders.
I specialize in providing expert testimony and assessments in Court regarding high conflict separation and divorce, and conflict specific to Parental Alienation and/or Domestic Violence and related issues.
I am a Nationally Certified Custody Evaluator through Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators (PACE). As a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, I have been conducting comprehensive/forensic custody evaluations for over 20 years. I conduct evaluations including a full range of highly complex custody and co-parenting issues. I have training specific to Estrangement, Parental Alienation, Pathological Enmeshment, Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence, and mental health issues with a focus on evidence based practice. I also have understanding of Borderline, Narcissistic, and Sociopathic Personality Disorders.
(343) 308-2536 View (343) 308-2536
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Kelly Savage Msw Phd.
PhD, MSW, BA, CYC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A
Welcome to my practice! I am both a clinical therapist and a forensic therapist. In my clinical practice I help people work through issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and other challenges. In my forensic practice I specialize in high conflict separation and divorce, focusing on the best interests of the child. I work with children ages 2-18, adults, couples and families. I also have extensive experience and training working with Military and Law Enforcement. For additional information, you can find me on YouTube under Kelly Savage parental alienation.
Welcome to my practice! I am both a clinical therapist and a forensic therapist. In my clinical practice I help people work through issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and other challenges. In my forensic practice I specialize in high conflict separation and divorce, focusing on the best interests of the child. I work with children ages 2-18, adults, couples and families. I also have extensive experience and training working with Military and Law Enforcement. For additional information, you can find me on YouTube under Kelly Savage parental alienation.
(613) 704-5571 View (613) 704-5571
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Sharon Hobbs
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC, CCP, SEP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
Specific experience includes marital/couple counselling, life transition issues such as loss/grief, separation/divorce, stress, workplace conflict, work-life balance, career transition, and parenting.
As a registered psychotherapist and certified coach, my goal is to help you gain the insights, tools and strategies to best support positive behaviour changes and evoke growth. I have spent over 25 years working with people to create meaningful relationships in all aspects of personal and professional life. Using a collaborative and compassionate approach, I will assist you in gaining greater understanding of individual needs, achieve greater balance, life meaning and happiness. My approach is an integration of various counselling theories and customized to meet your unique situation and needs.
Specific experience includes marital/couple counselling, life transition issues such as loss/grief, separation/divorce, stress, workplace conflict, work-life balance, career transition, and parenting.
As a registered psychotherapist and certified coach, my goal is to help you gain the insights, tools and strategies to best support positive behaviour changes and evoke growth. I have spent over 25 years working with people to create meaningful relationships in all aspects of personal and professional life. Using a collaborative and compassionate approach, I will assist you in gaining greater understanding of individual needs, achieve greater balance, life meaning and happiness. My approach is an integration of various counselling theories and customized to meet your unique situation and needs.
(844) 331-0767 View (844) 331-0767
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Ottawa Centre for Resilience
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
We also work with issues related to divorce including: co-parenting, high-conflict families, and Section 30 assessments.
We are currently accepting clients immediately with NO WAIT for psychotherapy (children, adolescents, adults, and families). You can book an intake here: aws-portal/owlpractice.ca/ocfr We are a mental health centre for childhood trauma & dissociation, attachment, adoption, and high-conflict families for Ottawa and surrounding areas. Our clinicians have advanced training in a variety of evidence-based trauma-informed approaches for treating children, youth, adults, and families, including psycho-biologically and somatic based approaches, such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, SMART, Brainspotting, and Safe and Sound Protocol.
We also work with issues related to divorce including: co-parenting, high-conflict families, and Section 30 assessments.
We are currently accepting clients immediately with NO WAIT for psychotherapy (children, adolescents, adults, and families). You can book an intake here: aws-portal/owlpractice.ca/ocfr We are a mental health centre for childhood trauma & dissociation, attachment, adoption, and high-conflict families for Ottawa and surrounding areas. Our clinicians have advanced training in a variety of evidence-based trauma-informed approaches for treating children, youth, adults, and families, including psycho-biologically and somatic based approaches, such as EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, SMART, Brainspotting, and Safe and Sound Protocol.
(613) 714-0662 View (613) 714-0662
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Martha Salguero - Florian
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
My areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, separation and divorce, work related stress, life transitions, parenting support and cultural adaptation.
I provide individual and couples’ therapy to adolescents, adults, and families experiencing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship challenges, grief, trauma, and work-related stress. My goal as a therapist is to work with you to help you discover strategies for overcoming your most challenging times through compassionate and evidence-based practice.
My areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, separation and divorce, work related stress, life transitions, parenting support and cultural adaptation.
I provide individual and couples’ therapy to adolescents, adults, and families experiencing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship challenges, grief, trauma, and work-related stress. My goal as a therapist is to work with you to help you discover strategies for overcoming your most challenging times through compassionate and evidence-based practice.
(343) 307-0536 View (343) 307-0536
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Anne Theriault
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N
Over 32 years as a professor, supervisor, researcher, and psychologist, I have come to believe in the power of a caring and reliable therapeutic relationship as a starting point for change. I help people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, infidelity, divorce, adult repercussions of childhood trauma, life transitions, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, struggles with self-esteem, loneliness and isolation. I also partner with people who want to explore avenues to make their lives more meaningful reflective of who they truly are. Francophones bienvenues! Now working online.
Over 32 years as a professor, supervisor, researcher, and psychologist, I have come to believe in the power of a caring and reliable therapeutic relationship as a starting point for change. I help people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship difficulties, infidelity, divorce, adult repercussions of childhood trauma, life transitions, adjustment difficulties, grief and loss, struggles with self-esteem, loneliness and isolation. I also partner with people who want to explore avenues to make their lives more meaningful reflective of who they truly are. Francophones bienvenues! Now working online.
(613) 604-0518 View (613) 604-0518
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Joanne E Green
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
I support clients through normal challenges and stress we all can face as well as complex situations of grief and loss, divorce, trauma and abuse. I facilitate difficult conversations in changing relationships or around family's role in caring for elders. Using a holistic approach, I focus on the total well-being of individuals and families with whom I work. I can also help you strengthen healthy coping skills or learn new strategies that better support you now in your current situation.
I support clients through normal challenges and stress we all can face as well as complex situations of grief and loss, divorce, trauma and abuse. I facilitate difficult conversations in changing relationships or around family's role in caring for elders. Using a holistic approach, I focus on the total well-being of individuals and families with whom I work. I can also help you strengthen healthy coping skills or learn new strategies that better support you now in your current situation.
(855) 205-7573 View (855) 205-7573
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
My specializations include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, men's issues, grief, career guidance, anger management, behavioural issues, sexual addiction, ADHD, chronic pain, divorce, and alcohol use.
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.
My specializations include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, substance use, men's issues, grief, career guidance, anger management, behavioural issues, sexual addiction, ADHD, chronic pain, divorce, and alcohol use.
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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Courtney Fleming
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Z
I provide support navigating parenting, divorce /blending families, trauma and addictions.
I currently have space virtually and Tues/Wed evenings. I work with children, youth, adults and couples in a variety of areas. As part of a blended family, I have a special interest in the experience of step-parenting and the often challenging dynamics. In my work with children I work closely with parents to integrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices at home. I enjoy supporting couples to find new ways to communicate and understand one another, and to break the unhelpful patterns we all tend to fall into.
I provide support navigating parenting, divorce /blending families, trauma and addictions.
I currently have space virtually and Tues/Wed evenings. I work with children, youth, adults and couples in a variety of areas. As part of a blended family, I have a special interest in the experience of step-parenting and the often challenging dynamics. In my work with children I work closely with parents to integrate an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices at home. I enjoy supporting couples to find new ways to communicate and understand one another, and to break the unhelpful patterns we all tend to fall into.
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Our specialities include: addiction, alcohol use, depression, sex therapy, OCD, ADHD, trauma, grief, divorce, infidelity, anxiety, men's issues, self-esteem, stress, and relationship issues.
Feeling disconnected lately? Doubting your role as a father, son, or partner? Maybe you're dealing with anger, feeling stuck, or overwhelmed, and it's starting to weigh on you. You're not alone in this struggle. We understand! We know that men face unique challenges and sometimes find it hard to reach out for help. But staying silent can lead to even bigger issues like addiction, anxiety, or depression. Don't let these feelings control you. Take the first step towards a brighter tomorrow. Our therapy sessions offer a safe, supportive environment for you to heal & grow. Click "Website" for a free consultation. Services en français!
Our specialities include: addiction, alcohol use, depression, sex therapy, OCD, ADHD, trauma, grief, divorce, infidelity, anxiety, men's issues, self-esteem, stress, and relationship issues.
Feeling disconnected lately? Doubting your role as a father, son, or partner? Maybe you're dealing with anger, feeling stuck, or overwhelmed, and it's starting to weigh on you. You're not alone in this struggle. We understand! We know that men face unique challenges and sometimes find it hard to reach out for help. But staying silent can lead to even bigger issues like addiction, anxiety, or depression. Don't let these feelings control you. Take the first step towards a brighter tomorrow. Our therapy sessions offer a safe, supportive environment for you to heal & grow. Click "Website" for a free consultation. Services en français!
(343) 307-9734 View (343) 307-9734
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Paul Coldrick
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
I’m experienced helping clients dealing with: anxiety, stress, depression, grief, anger, burnout, relationship problems, divorce, sleep / insomnia issues, among others.
We’re all prone to personal challenges, loss, relationship struggles and times when it's hard to cope. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I use a person-centred collaborative process with my clients and tailor therapy to each individual. I believe empathy begins with understanding life from another person's perspective, and is done without any judgement whatsoever. I provide an empathetic, trusting and confidential environment and offer support, coping tools, and encouragement to open up, identify strengths, change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.
I’m experienced helping clients dealing with: anxiety, stress, depression, grief, anger, burnout, relationship problems, divorce, sleep / insomnia issues, among others.
We’re all prone to personal challenges, loss, relationship struggles and times when it's hard to cope. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I use a person-centred collaborative process with my clients and tailor therapy to each individual. I believe empathy begins with understanding life from another person's perspective, and is done without any judgement whatsoever. I provide an empathetic, trusting and confidential environment and offer support, coping tools, and encouragement to open up, identify strengths, change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.
(613) 699-8127 View (613) 699-8127
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Anfa Counseling and Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, RECE, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1V
I am a Psychotherapist with 15 years of experience working with various non-profit organizations in Ontario, providing support to diverse communities struggling with various issues, including mental health or psychiatric problems. I provide therapy services that offer treatment for individuals, couples, and family crises (including youth and children). This includes life coaching, dealing with lack of motivation, crisis interventions, relationship problems, divorce, anxiety, stress, burnout, depression, anger management, addiction, substance abuse, ADHD, school issues, etcetera.
I am a Psychotherapist with 15 years of experience working with various non-profit organizations in Ontario, providing support to diverse communities struggling with various issues, including mental health or psychiatric problems. I provide therapy services that offer treatment for individuals, couples, and family crises (including youth and children). This includes life coaching, dealing with lack of motivation, crisis interventions, relationship problems, divorce, anxiety, stress, burnout, depression, anger management, addiction, substance abuse, ADHD, school issues, etcetera.
(343) 453-0134 View (343) 453-0134
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Strutt Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP 2351
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K4M
My primary work is with individual adults and couples; counselling a variety of issues including relationships, divorce/separation, anxiety, depression, postpartum anxiety and depression, work place stress, self esteem, grief and loss and a variety of other life transitional issues.
I have worked in the area of counselling psychology for several years and have a variety of experience including research, teaching, supervision and psychotherapy. As a registered psychotherapist, I enjoy providing authentic, compassionate, challenging and insightful support as I journey alongside my clients through the many challenges they face. I consider it an honour to be invited to walk with people as they courageously face life's past, present and future difficulties. I have both personal and professional experience working with CAF, Veterans and their family members.
My primary work is with individual adults and couples; counselling a variety of issues including relationships, divorce/separation, anxiety, depression, postpartum anxiety and depression, work place stress, self esteem, grief and loss and a variety of other life transitional issues.
I have worked in the area of counselling psychology for several years and have a variety of experience including research, teaching, supervision and psychotherapy. As a registered psychotherapist, I enjoy providing authentic, compassionate, challenging and insightful support as I journey alongside my clients through the many challenges they face. I consider it an honour to be invited to walk with people as they courageously face life's past, present and future difficulties. I have both personal and professional experience working with CAF, Veterans and their family members.
(343) 633-2782 View (343) 633-2782
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Alycia Hunte
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
I aim to walk alongside you in your journey to explore and navigate your distressful thoughts, emotions, and behaviours and arrive at a place where you can feel like yourself again. Reaching out for help may be difficult but I believe success comes from working together as a team. I support clients (4+) experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, complex interpersonal relationships, bullying, self-esteem, body image issues, self-harm, trauma, and parenting issues such as navigating divorce or separation, and behaviour guidance. Together we can find the right fit for you to help you feel like you can succeed.
I aim to walk alongside you in your journey to explore and navigate your distressful thoughts, emotions, and behaviours and arrive at a place where you can feel like yourself again. Reaching out for help may be difficult but I believe success comes from working together as a team. I support clients (4+) experiencing anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, complex interpersonal relationships, bullying, self-esteem, body image issues, self-harm, trauma, and parenting issues such as navigating divorce or separation, and behaviour guidance. Together we can find the right fit for you to help you feel like you can succeed.
(343) 633-1209 x6 View (343) 633-1209 x6
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Dallas Davidson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating adults with ADHD, mood disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder), substance-misuse and other addictive behaviours, relationships, divorce, parenting, sexuality, identity, self-confidence,  trauma, grief and loss, and emotional dysregulation.
I specialize in treating adults with ADHD, mood disorders (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder), substance-misuse and other addictive behaviours, relationships, divorce, parenting, sexuality, identity, self-confidence,  trauma, grief and loss, and emotional dysregulation.
(867) 292-0768 View (867) 292-0768
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, Hons BA, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1T  (Online Only)
My specialities include: ADHD, anxiety, sports performance, autism, depression, grief, divorce, infidelity, career guidance, behavioural issues, men's issues, parenting, stress, insomnia, life coaching, addiction, chronic pain, and substance use.
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming! The men I see feel stuck, lost, powerless, distracted, disconnected, or broken. Men often struggle with their mental health without seeking help for far too long. I work with men from all walks of life who struggle with managing ADHD and other neurodivergent challenges, career and life transitions, sports performance anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and addiction. In each of these instances, my aim is to help provide a safe, supportive, and therapeutic setting for you to learn more about yourself and find healing. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "website" button now.
My specialities include: ADHD, anxiety, sports performance, autism, depression, grief, divorce, infidelity, career guidance, behavioural issues, men's issues, parenting, stress, insomnia, life coaching, addiction, chronic pain, and substance use.
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming! The men I see feel stuck, lost, powerless, distracted, disconnected, or broken. Men often struggle with their mental health without seeking help for far too long. I work with men from all walks of life who struggle with managing ADHD and other neurodivergent challenges, career and life transitions, sports performance anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and addiction. In each of these instances, my aim is to help provide a safe, supportive, and therapeutic setting for you to learn more about yourself and find healing. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "website" button now.
(289) 216-5075 View (289) 216-5075
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U. Beatrice Martin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Do you feel challenged or overwhelmed by e.g.: general life problems, mental health problems like anxiety or depression, issues of abuse and trauma, marital/ relationship problems, separation/ divorce, bullying, career issues, parental difficulties, life or workplace stress, grief and loss, women’s issues or health-related topics? My services are tailored towards your particular circumstances and needs. With professional help you can start to make progress, work on your goals, overcome stumbling blocks, acquire coping skills, build resilience and resolve your issues. We all have the capacity to make meaningful changes and heal.
Do you feel challenged or overwhelmed by e.g.: general life problems, mental health problems like anxiety or depression, issues of abuse and trauma, marital/ relationship problems, separation/ divorce, bullying, career issues, parental difficulties, life or workplace stress, grief and loss, women’s issues or health-related topics? My services are tailored towards your particular circumstances and needs. With professional help you can start to make progress, work on your goals, overcome stumbling blocks, acquire coping skills, build resilience and resolve your issues. We all have the capacity to make meaningful changes and heal.
(902) 812-0613 View (902) 812-0613
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Selena Ladouceur
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2S
I also offer reunification therapy to families who may be struggling with post-divorce and/or separation difficulties - i.
I believe that individual experiences are what make us unique, thus "the relationship we have with ourselves sets the tone for every other relationship we have" (Jane Travis). I appreciate having the opportunity to support and work collaboratively with my clients, many of whom may be experiencing a diverse and/or complex array of concerns for their mental health needs and well-being. I strive to offer a safe and supportive environment where my clients can feel safe and secure in exploring their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I strive to ensure that my client's needs and preferences are met and will adapt my approach when needed.
I also offer reunification therapy to families who may be struggling with post-divorce and/or separation difficulties - i.
I believe that individual experiences are what make us unique, thus "the relationship we have with ourselves sets the tone for every other relationship we have" (Jane Travis). I appreciate having the opportunity to support and work collaboratively with my clients, many of whom may be experiencing a diverse and/or complex array of concerns for their mental health needs and well-being. I strive to offer a safe and supportive environment where my clients can feel safe and secure in exploring their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I strive to ensure that my client's needs and preferences are met and will adapt my approach when needed.
(343) 309-9661 View (343) 309-9661

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Divorce Counsellors

How does therapy for people affected by a divorce work?

Individuals may feel a number of emotions following a divorce, such as shock, guilt, grief, anger, and fear. Therapists offer a non-judgmental space for individuals to talk about what they’ve experienced and process their emotions. Therapists will help clients develop coping strategies. They can also help a client rebuild their sense of self and self-worth and talk about what a happier future might look like.

What’s the most common type of therapy following a divorce?

There are several types of therapy that may be useful for divorce, including cognitive behavioural, acceptance and commitment, solution-focused brief, and mindfulness-based therapies. Many therapy types are talk-therapy based, which is typically the most popular option for individuals dealing with divorce. Cognitive behavioural therapy is a widely-used talk therapy, however, there’s no specific therapy type that’s designed to help people with divorce, and different types will work depending on the person.

When should an individual seek help due to a divorce?

When the feelings of a divorced individual, or an individual going through the process of divorce, begin to disrupt healthy daily functioning, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If a person finds that they are not performing at work due to problems with anxiety or motivation, if they’re no longer seeing friends due to feelings of shame, or if they’re not properly taking care of themselves as a result of depression, speaking to a professional could help.

How do you encourage someone to go to therapy due to a divorce?

It’s helpful to express concern and love for the individual while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Sharing how the individual appears to be suffering, and what effects it has on them or on their children, should be done with compassion and empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.