Hoarding Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Birchall Consulting & Assoc.Inc. International
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2H
Elaine Birchall MSW RSW is a clinical Social Worker with 19 years experience specializing in treating Hoarding Disorder and Hoarding Behaviors as well as the Comorbidities associated.. She helps people take their lives back when their things are taking over. Counselling and de-cluttering support are provided. Counselling and coaching is provided for individuals who hoard and those who care about them.She also trains and consults internationally. In 2019 Elaine and her co-author Suzanne Cronkwright released their book Conquer the Clutter: Strategies to Identify, Manage and Overcome Hoarding published by Johns Hopkins Univ Press.
Elaine Birchall MSW RSW is a clinical Social Worker with 19 years experience specializing in treating Hoarding Disorder and Hoarding Behaviors as well as the Comorbidities associated.. She helps people take their lives back when their things are taking over. Counselling and de-cluttering support are provided. Counselling and coaching is provided for individuals who hoard and those who care about them.She also trains and consults internationally. In 2019 Elaine and her co-author Suzanne Cronkwright released their book Conquer the Clutter: Strategies to Identify, Manage and Overcome Hoarding published by Johns Hopkins Univ Press.
(343) 306-1361 View (343) 306-1361
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Julia Dubrovsky
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K4A  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, stress, relationship issues or any one of many other life challenges, I offer a supportive space in which you'll feel safe sharing your greatest challenges, free of any judgment. We’ll work together to find an approach that best addresses your concerns, and fits with your values and lifestyle.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, stress, relationship issues or any one of many other life challenges, I offer a supportive space in which you'll feel safe sharing your greatest challenges, free of any judgment. We’ll work together to find an approach that best addresses your concerns, and fits with your values and lifestyle.
(343) 633-0490 View (343) 633-0490
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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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Jeannette Robert
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
My philosophy is Existential, meaning that we are free and therefore responsible for our choices, We are the authors of our lives, and we design the pathways we follow. My basic premise is that we are not victims of circumstance because, to a large extent, we are what we choose to be. Life is a cycle of transitions and experiences, presenting opportunities and challenges. Often the most important life lessons comes from our suffering. My aim is to assist people to develop their meaning and purpose, by encouraging them to explore options, in order to achieve a more meaningful existence.
My philosophy is Existential, meaning that we are free and therefore responsible for our choices, We are the authors of our lives, and we design the pathways we follow. My basic premise is that we are not victims of circumstance because, to a large extent, we are what we choose to be. Life is a cycle of transitions and experiences, presenting opportunities and challenges. Often the most important life lessons comes from our suffering. My aim is to assist people to develop their meaning and purpose, by encouraging them to explore options, in order to achieve a more meaningful existence.
(613) 801-6262 View (613) 801-6262
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Tina Fallis
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
I use an integrative approach that is tailored to the mental health needs of each client. I draw from various evidence-based approaches such as psychodynamic therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, attachment-oriented treatment approaches, and EMDR.
I use an integrative approach that is tailored to the mental health needs of each client. I draw from various evidence-based approaches such as psychodynamic therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, attachment-oriented treatment approaches, and EMDR.
(343) 341-5340 View (343) 341-5340
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The Counselling Group
Psychologist, MSW RSW, PhD, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2B
Our Masters/PhD level certified and experienced mental health professionals at The Counselling Group provide psychological assessments as well as a full range of psychotherapy, counselling and support services for children, adolescents, and adults. We offer individual, couple, family & group counselling tailored to support positive, meaningful change and growth in your life. During your free phone consultation, we will carefully match you with one of our 40 counsellors, based on your needs and availability. Our services are offered in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and several other languages.
Our Masters/PhD level certified and experienced mental health professionals at The Counselling Group provide psychological assessments as well as a full range of psychotherapy, counselling and support services for children, adolescents, and adults. We offer individual, couple, family & group counselling tailored to support positive, meaningful change and growth in your life. During your free phone consultation, we will carefully match you with one of our 40 counsellors, based on your needs and availability. Our services are offered in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and several other languages.
(343) 944-4889 View (343) 944-4889
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Jennifer Rogers Therapy Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd , RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K4M
Have you decided that something needs to be improved, different or changed in your life? As an experienced, knowledgeable and supportive professional in your corner, I can help you make those changes. I know the challenges of asking for help, and the idea of going to a therapist for support can be difficult or scary. Knowing this, I take special care to create a safe and comfortable environment for you. My clients would describe me as a genuine, down to earth person with a good sense of humour. My practice has associates and interns at a reduced rate. Clinical interns are supervised by Jennifer Rogers and can bill under her name.
Have you decided that something needs to be improved, different or changed in your life? As an experienced, knowledgeable and supportive professional in your corner, I can help you make those changes. I know the challenges of asking for help, and the idea of going to a therapist for support can be difficult or scary. Knowing this, I take special care to create a safe and comfortable environment for you. My clients would describe me as a genuine, down to earth person with a good sense of humour. My practice has associates and interns at a reduced rate. Clinical interns are supervised by Jennifer Rogers and can bill under her name.
(343) 655-1815 View (343) 655-1815
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Pamela Green
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCTP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2H
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! Making the choice to engage in therapy requires courage, however it can be an empowering and positive experience towards a more fulfilling life. Over the past 14 years I have integrated my training and work in clinical and agency settings to offer counselling to clients looking to improve their mental wellness and overall functioning. Some clients report feeling ready when they cannot eliminate feelings like they are "facing an uphill battle" or that they are "overwhelmed" by daily life stressors and need support.
Welcome! Making the choice to engage in therapy requires courage, however it can be an empowering and positive experience towards a more fulfilling life. Over the past 14 years I have integrated my training and work in clinical and agency settings to offer counselling to clients looking to improve their mental wellness and overall functioning. Some clients report feeling ready when they cannot eliminate feelings like they are "facing an uphill battle" or that they are "overwhelmed" by daily life stressors and need support.
(613) 900-0462 View (613) 900-0462
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Alexander Osei-Owusu
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1T  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients from $130 to $150/session. I offer virtual sessions and am also offering a free consultation to see if we are a good fit. I am a genuinely empathetic and dedicated therapist who specializes in the mental and emotional health of racialized communities and has expertise working with Black African Diaspora youth, and men. My goal in therapy is to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space for your mental health and growth. I provide unconditional support to my clients as they chart a path to wellness.
I am currently accepting new clients from $130 to $150/session. I offer virtual sessions and am also offering a free consultation to see if we are a good fit. I am a genuinely empathetic and dedicated therapist who specializes in the mental and emotional health of racialized communities and has expertise working with Black African Diaspora youth, and men. My goal in therapy is to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space for your mental health and growth. I provide unconditional support to my clients as they chart a path to wellness.
(343) 321-1588 View (343) 321-1588
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Kathleen King
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
I am a strong believer that when we change the way we think, we change the way we feel, and we can improve our mental and emotional health and well-being. I am passionate about helping people uncover their resilience, strengthen their self-confidence and self-worth, and become more assertive. You are the expert of your life, and together we will work collaboratively to uncover unhelpful thinking patterns and create new ways of looking at your concerns to create positive change.
I am a strong believer that when we change the way we think, we change the way we feel, and we can improve our mental and emotional health and well-being. I am passionate about helping people uncover their resilience, strengthen their self-confidence and self-worth, and become more assertive. You are the expert of your life, and together we will work collaboratively to uncover unhelpful thinking patterns and create new ways of looking at your concerns to create positive change.
(343) 801-4097 View (343) 801-4097
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Centre for Mental & Psychological Health(CMAP)
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2C
The Centre for Mental and Psychological Health has been established to bring international quality psychological treatments to our clients without compromise. We are a multidisciplinary team of Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Psychiatrists who offer assessment, diagnostic consultation, psychotherapy and wider psychosocial care services, including liaison with other healthcare professionals. We are committed to providing you with timely access to a range of evidence-based psychotherapies including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and others, as determined by your need. We also provide training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies through our partner organization, Unified CBT Academy. (https://unifiedcbt.com/)
The Centre for Mental and Psychological Health has been established to bring international quality psychological treatments to our clients without compromise. We are a multidisciplinary team of Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Psychiatrists who offer assessment, diagnostic consultation, psychotherapy and wider psychosocial care services, including liaison with other healthcare professionals. We are committed to providing you with timely access to a range of evidence-based psychotherapies including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and others, as determined by your need. We also provide training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies through our partner organization, Unified CBT Academy. (https://unifiedcbt.com/)
(613) 482-0133 View (613) 482-0133
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Jay Rao
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Z  (Online Only)
Charles Dickens once remarked that “a wonderful fact to reflect upon is that every human is a profound secret and mystery to every other." Despite how unique we all are, we often tend to spend much of our lives suffering, searching for happiness in places we struggle to ever find. Our wounds are the gateways to the most sacred parts of us and when we are open to new possibilities, we find what we had hoped for. It would be my honour to help make those possibilities your present realities.
Charles Dickens once remarked that “a wonderful fact to reflect upon is that every human is a profound secret and mystery to every other." Despite how unique we all are, we often tend to spend much of our lives suffering, searching for happiness in places we struggle to ever find. Our wounds are the gateways to the most sacred parts of us and when we are open to new possibilities, we find what we had hoped for. It would be my honour to help make those possibilities your present realities.
(587) 604-0868 View (587) 604-0868
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StoryTime Counselling (Ariana Tamas)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CRPO
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1K  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Would you like to shine new light on your life story in order to heal and to feel empowered? Could you use a little guidance to continue growing, maturing and thriving? At StoryTime Counselling, we work together to build on your inner resources and create the story you want to live. Untold and unheard, your story may be troubling your mind, heart and body. As you unlock past, present and future concerns, you can find your true voice, feel a sense of freedom and be the hero in your story.
Would you like to shine new light on your life story in order to heal and to feel empowered? Could you use a little guidance to continue growing, maturing and thriving? At StoryTime Counselling, we work together to build on your inner resources and create the story you want to live. Untold and unheard, your story may be troubling your mind, heart and body. As you unlock past, present and future concerns, you can find your true voice, feel a sense of freedom and be the hero in your story.
(343) 307-0468 View (343) 307-0468
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Pat Brethour
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
Not accepting new clients at present. If you are feeling stuck, in despair or suffering low self esteem, the impact of trauma or addiction, I want to be there to help and support you. I understand the pain you are in as I have been there myself. My own journey in recovery has led me to choose to help people like yourself to explore avenues for change and to feel better about yourself and your life.
Not accepting new clients at present. If you are feeling stuck, in despair or suffering low self esteem, the impact of trauma or addiction, I want to be there to help and support you. I understand the pain you are in as I have been there myself. My own journey in recovery has led me to choose to help people like yourself to explore avenues for change and to feel better about yourself and your life.
(613) 702-8290 View (613) 702-8290
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Patrick J Pretty
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP/PA, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Accepting New Clients! Therapy services I offer include and are not limited to: • anxiety and depression • emotional management • co-dependency issues • communication • family of origin issues • grief work • men’s issues / challenges • personal and interpersonal growth • self-esteem / self-care • stress management and much more!
Accepting New Clients! Therapy services I offer include and are not limited to: • anxiety and depression • emotional management • co-dependency issues • communication • family of origin issues • grief work • men’s issues / challenges • personal and interpersonal growth • self-esteem / self-care • stress management and much more!
(343) 308-9187 View (343) 308-9187
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Carly Quintero @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1R  (Online Only)
Hello I am a welcoming, attentive clinician with a natural knack for relationship building. I earned my Master's degree in Counselling from Oakland University (Michigan) in 2013 and have been a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario since 2016, as well as a Member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists. I have over eight years of experience counselling individuals from predominantly person-centered and narrative approaches with specific focus placed on developing treatment to fit each client's unique needs and personality. I am confident working with anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional effects of chronic pain,
Hello I am a welcoming, attentive clinician with a natural knack for relationship building. I earned my Master's degree in Counselling from Oakland University (Michigan) in 2013 and have been a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario since 2016, as well as a Member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists. I have over eight years of experience counselling individuals from predominantly person-centered and narrative approaches with specific focus placed on developing treatment to fit each client's unique needs and personality. I am confident working with anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional effects of chronic pain,
(289) 272-9090 View (289) 272-9090
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Stephanie Yamin
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
I am a registered psychologist in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. I am also a professor of counselling at Saint-Paul University and the director of clinical training.
I am a registered psychologist in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. I am also a professor of counselling at Saint-Paul University and the director of clinical training.
(343) 700-5473 View (343) 700-5473
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Jessica Bastonnais, Therapie Sanare Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MSS, TS
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
I specialize in therapy for men! I also work with women and people, regardless of their gender identification, sexual orientation, their ethnic and cultural background! :) Do you feel trapped? Nobody understands you? You have tried everything but nothing works? You've said it, shouted it, screamed it but no one heard you? It is difficult or impossible to say no without feeling guilty? You have been told that crying is for the weak? You've been told that something is wrong with you? I can help you work through all of this and help you become yourself again! I also offer ADHD coaching and couple's therapy (for Ontario's residents)
I specialize in therapy for men! I also work with women and people, regardless of their gender identification, sexual orientation, their ethnic and cultural background! :) Do you feel trapped? Nobody understands you? You have tried everything but nothing works? You've said it, shouted it, screamed it but no one heard you? It is difficult or impossible to say no without feeling guilty? You have been told that crying is for the weak? You've been told that something is wrong with you? I can help you work through all of this and help you become yourself again! I also offer ADHD coaching and couple's therapy (for Ontario's residents)
(343) 321-0618 View (343) 321-0618
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Ottawa Therapy Group
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
We are an experienced team of mental health providers who are committed to pursuing excellence in the field of psychotherapy. Our therapists work under consultation and engage in ongoing professional development training in order to offer the best available care to our clients.
We are an experienced team of mental health providers who are committed to pursuing excellence in the field of psychotherapy. Our therapists work under consultation and engage in ongoing professional development training in order to offer the best available care to our clients.
(613) 801-8100 View (613) 801-8100
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Elena Gorodkova
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1R
I help adults struggling with anxiety, depression and adaptation to life challenges and losses. My focus is on creating a warm, non-judgemental and safe environment where you can unpack your painful experiences and examine emotions, thoughts and behaviours that might contribute to your suffering and isolation. My goal in psychotherapy is to help you to find balance and wholeness by accepting and incorporating all authentic parts of yourself, including shadows. A painful experience is an opportunity to wake up from familiar negative patterns and change them once and for all.
I help adults struggling with anxiety, depression and adaptation to life challenges and losses. My focus is on creating a warm, non-judgemental and safe environment where you can unpack your painful experiences and examine emotions, thoughts and behaviours that might contribute to your suffering and isolation. My goal in psychotherapy is to help you to find balance and wholeness by accepting and incorporating all authentic parts of yourself, including shadows. A painful experience is an opportunity to wake up from familiar negative patterns and change them once and for all.
(613) 404-6677 View (613) 404-6677

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What is the most effective treatment for hoarding?

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) has been well-studied in the treatment of hoarding. This type of therapy includes changing beliefs surrounding possessions, as well as learning how to discard items and reduce acquisitions. The hoarder may also gain much-needed organizational skills. Another useful therapy may be compassion-focused therapy, which can address emotion regulation and negative self-perception.

How long does therapy for hoarding take?

Although treatment can vary, most people demonstrate improvement after 23 sessions, with some showing improvement after just a few sessions. Researchers have developed a 26-session cognitive behavioral program. People who hoard may need “maintenance” sessions over the years if the problem arises repeatedly.

Are there medications for hoarding?

The more commonly-prescribed medications for hoarding are including antidepressants, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). This can include drugs such as venlafaxine and paroxetine. And because hoarding disorder is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder, medications for OCD, such as clomipramine, may be effective for hoarding as well.

Can hoarding come back after treatment?

Hoarding is a chronic disorder and it can last throughout an individual’s lifetime. Regularly checking in with a psychotherapist can help manage symptoms long-term. A good therapist will help the person learn needed skills including decision-making, organization, and stress reduction. The patient will gain a better perspective and the need to cling to useless items will lessen.