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Carly Quintero @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Ottawa, ON K1R
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Phaedra Gryz
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
Accepting new clients. We all struggle at one time or another, we face a variety of challenges that make us wonder where to turn. Seeking therapy can be an extremely rewarding experience. I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, with a specialization in life transitions and perinatal mental health. It is my role to help clients uncover their strengths and take strides towards their ideal self. My approach is empathic, and non-judgemental with a strong client focus. I utilize techniques from positive psychology, narrative therapy, CBT, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
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Ottawa, ON K1Z
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Sarah Hussein
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you going through rough times, feeling lonely, unable to open up to anybody? Scared of pouring your problems on others around you? Afraid of being judged by others? Feeling like you're a burden to people around you? Do you just feel so heavy and are so tired of everything, or overwhelmed and unable to relax? Looking for support in a safe and judgment-free space where you can talk, unload, let things off your chest; learn new skills, have new insight on a lot of things happening in your life? Do you have some goals you want to achieve or are simply looking to live a healthier life style and looking to implement change?
(343) 307-0563
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Ottawa, ON K1S
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Pamela Green
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP, CCTP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Welcome! Making the choice to engage in therapy requires courage, however it can be an empowering and positive experience towards a more fulfilling life. 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
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Ottawa, ON K2H
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Carol Alexander @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
Verified
I am Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Psychotherapist – Qualifying. I work with adults, children, and families providing client centered, attachment focused interventions. My work is based in attachment theory, examining the relationships within your life. Your sense of belonging, and how you see yourself and the world depends greatly on your experiences in your family of origin. As a therapist and consultant, my area of focus in supporting families involves strengthening the parent child relationship. I coach parents to parent in a way that provides insight to their child's inner world while gaining an empathetic
(343) 801-4071
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Ottawa, ON K1R
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The Counselling Group
Psychologist, MSW RSW, PhD, CCC, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Ottawa, ON K2B
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Michele Holwell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Do you worry about mental health and wellbeing, interpersonal relationships, or family issues? Perhaps workplace or school challenges are affecting your personal wellbeing. Are you dealing with grief and loss? Maybe you or your family member is coping with illness, chronic health issues and disability, or caregiver stress that has become overwhelming. I am a social worker with knowledge of health care and family and life transitions issues, who works with individuals of all ages.
(343) 429-5350
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Ottawa, ON K1G
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Soteldo Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, ABA, CCC, PMP
Verified
Verified
Soteldo Psychotherapy (Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Clinic). My name is Raquel Soteldo. Registered Psychotherapist, MA, Certified Canadian Counselor, ABA, PMP I specialize in Narcissistic Abuse Recovery, Undiagnosed ADHD, Domestic Violence, OCD and High Anxiety, Sexual Discomfort and Sex therapy, Sociopathic Relationships, Sexual Trauma, and Child Psychology. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Self-Positive Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Applied Behavioural Analysis, Mindfulness/Spirituality, BioPsychoSocial, Attachment-based, and Solutions-Focused Therapy. EXPERIENCE PEACE, JOY AND FREE YOURSELF FROM THE PAIN AND TORTURE TODAY!
(343) 312-5283
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Ottawa, ON K1N
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Conny Barry
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd, (MA), CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
There is no need for prolonged emotional suffering. I'm available to help you work through your issues and pursue a positive outcome. We will uncover and discover more about yourself, and your relationships with others. We will investigate the factors and patterns that affect your emotional life, and look at the choices available to you to bring about change and growth.
(855) 240-5412
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Ottawa, ON K1H
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Marc Carriere
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I am a Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist with a practice in the downtown Ottawa area. I have particular interest in working with depression, anxiety, personality/identity issues, relationship difficulties, and with survivors of childhood abuse. I use an integrative approach, combining elements of emotion-focused therapy, cognitive-behaviour therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. The approach is tailored to best suit the client's needs. Psychotherapy sessions typically cost $225 per session. Email communication preferred: drmarccarriere@gmail.com
(343) 304-6289
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Ottawa, ON K1R
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Rachel Sturgeon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified
Verified
My aim is to provide each and every client with the support and guidance they are looking for by creating individualized treatment plans. Life's struggles come in many shapes and sizes and focusing on areas in which we have control is a great stepping stone to formulate the life we want to be living, instead of getting stuck in the usual negative thinking that many of us get caught in from time to time.
(613) 704-5306
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Ottawa, ON K2H
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The Centre for Couples and Relationships
Registered Social Worker, RP, CCC, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
At The Centre for Couples and Relationships, we believe that intimate relationships are central to human connection, attachment, and well-being. As we go through life stressors and challenges, so do our relationships. If your relationship is in need of improved communication, deeper connection, or repair, we can help. We work with couples and partners struggling with issues such as communication, disconnection, intimacy, infidelity, and family dynamics. We provide a safe and supportive environment for you to explore your relationship dynamics and to repair previous patterns of conflict or hurt.
(343) 306-5497
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Ottawa, ON K2B
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Renew Neurotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling anxious, isolated or hopeless? You’re not alone! The past few years have not been kind, and we’re all struggling to rebuild. We're here to help you get back on your feet and feel like yourself again.
(613) 707-7415
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Ottawa, ON K2E
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Liza Girard
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide access to therapy via video and phone until it is safe to return to face-to-face sessions. I offer psychotherapy services in English and French in a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience and expertise. Most of my career was focused on helping youth, young adults and families/parenting. In my private practice, I use talk therapy and I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflicts, victimization, violence against women, shame, grief, low self-esteem and effective communication.
(343) 800-1417
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Ottawa, ON K2P
Not accepting new clients
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Brian Ajamhassani @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When life gets hard to deal with, it is good to have someone to talk to; Someone with the expertise, professionalism, and compassion to listen, ask the right questions to create clarity and help us find the solution or at least see the light at the end of the tunnel. When dealing with mental and emotional pain, someone with the proper training and experience could be the right person to turn to. I utilize over 10 years of experience in therapy practice to the full benefit of my clients dealing with grief, depression, and anxiety, including those dealing with chronic illnesses such as cancer, as well as youth and parents'
(289) 205-3505
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Ottawa, ON K1R
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Nate Venema @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Social Worker and a virtual counselor in Ontario. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Psychology, a Master of Education, and a Master of Social Work. I provide strength-based therapy services for children, young adults, individuals, couples, and families using an anti-oppressive, integrated approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client. There are so many changes that happen as families grow and develop with the passing years, and I’m here to help with these transitions. For over twenty years I have worked in a variety of settings with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief
(343) 805-0202
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Ottawa, ON K1R
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSW, MA
Verified
Verified
It's not just you, life HAS gotten harder in the last few years. If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(613) 519-2697
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Ottawa, ON K1S
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Dara Counselling and Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Trauma occurs many ways – abuse, accidents, divorce, death and it can suck the life right out of you. Maybe you’ve had sleepless nights and restless mornings and it does not feel worth it to get out of bed. Maybe you've thought of harming yourself or possibly had suicidal thoughts. Trauma can affect all parts of your life; your relationships, your ability to work, your ability to feel safe and happy. Sometimes you feel like all is well and that you have dealt with it. You feel fine and 6 months later it feels like it just happened, It is possible to get your life back. Reach out, I can help.
(709) 400-9899
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Ottawa, ON K1A
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Olivia Morano
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified
Verified
If the trauma from your past is impacting your life today, you have options, and therapy may help. Your history doesn’t have to dictate your future. Your life experiences may be the source of your trauma, but they can also be a part of your healing. With the right tools and support, you can be in control, and the author of this next chapter of your life. I help people choose a different path, find a way to truly look forward to tomorrow, and enjoy the present moment.
(343) 600-1310
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Ottawa, ON K0A
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Laura Williamson @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello my name is Laura Williamson and I am a life long resident of Lambton County. I am a Registered Social Worker who has been working in the field for over 22 years. I obtained both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees of Social Work from the University of Windsor. I also graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. I enjoy working with families, teenagers, couples, as well as with individuals struggling with relationship issues, work stress, trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and end of life issues. My friends would describe me as down-to-earth, warm, and approachable with a sense of humour.
(343) 303-6134
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Ottawa, ON K1B
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Ottawa are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Ottawa then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

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You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Ottawa, or Child Psychologists in Ottawa.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Ottawa psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Ottawa specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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