Parenting Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Christi Wells
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
My passion is supporting women of all ages and stages. I believe that women face a myriad of unique challenges throughout their lifespan and deserve compassionate and relatable mental healthcare. I work with women needing support and skills to manage various mental health conditions, navigate new life transitions, or process past or more recent traumatic events (including birth trauma). I have a special interest and training in working with pregnant, postpartum and parenting women, as well as those undergoing fertility treatment.
My passion is supporting women of all ages and stages. I believe that women face a myriad of unique challenges throughout their lifespan and deserve compassionate and relatable mental healthcare. I work with women needing support and skills to manage various mental health conditions, navigate new life transitions, or process past or more recent traumatic events (including birth trauma). I have a special interest and training in working with pregnant, postpartum and parenting women, as well as those undergoing fertility treatment.
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Cathy Hum
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G
Choosing to come for counselling can be an intimidating task but rest assured that I will offer you and your loved ones an environment that is caring, non-judgmental and professional. Together, we will make a plan and set goals to help you get back on track. I offer counselling to children (10 years+), youth, and adults; individually or as a family, in the areas of anxiety, depression, anger, and grief. My areas of focus include mental health, substance misuse, partner violence, parenting, relationship difficulties, work place stress, racialized populations and forensic clientele.
Choosing to come for counselling can be an intimidating task but rest assured that I will offer you and your loved ones an environment that is caring, non-judgmental and professional. Together, we will make a plan and set goals to help you get back on track. I offer counselling to children (10 years+), youth, and adults; individually or as a family, in the areas of anxiety, depression, anger, and grief. My areas of focus include mental health, substance misuse, partner violence, parenting, relationship difficulties, work place stress, racialized populations and forensic clientele.
(613) 706-4021 View (613) 706-4021
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Holistic Wellness Therapies
Psychologist, MA, MSW, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1C
We are a team of dedicated & experienced Social Workers and Psychologists. If you are feeling lost, confused, unlike yourself, or simply want to understand yourself - we've got you covered. As a parent, if you are having difficulties with understanding your Childs emotions or behaviours, our highly experienced social worker can support you on your parenting journey. Our therapists help a variety of concerns including grief, depression, anxiety, OCD, burnout, stress, life transitions, parenting, identity, spirituality and so much more. We also offer psychological assessments and psychoeducational assessments. We are here to support!
We are a team of dedicated & experienced Social Workers and Psychologists. If you are feeling lost, confused, unlike yourself, or simply want to understand yourself - we've got you covered. As a parent, if you are having difficulties with understanding your Childs emotions or behaviours, our highly experienced social worker can support you on your parenting journey. Our therapists help a variety of concerns including grief, depression, anxiety, OCD, burnout, stress, life transitions, parenting, identity, spirituality and so much more. We also offer psychological assessments and psychoeducational assessments. We are here to support!
(343) 700-4399 View (343) 700-4399
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COPE Well Groups
Psychologist, MSc, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Our 6-week DBT-Informed Parent & Caregiver Skills Group focuses on teaching parents concrete strategies to support their children in managing their emotions while strengthening connection and attachment.
Participants will learn skills informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). The group facilitators promote a welcoming, inclusive environment and will teach skills through verbal instruction, video presentations and group discussions.
Our 6-week DBT-Informed Parent & Caregiver Skills Group focuses on teaching parents concrete strategies to support their children in managing their emotions while strengthening connection and attachment.
Participants will learn skills informed by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). The group facilitators promote a welcoming, inclusive environment and will teach skills through verbal instruction, video presentations and group discussions.
(343) 312-5562 View (343) 312-5562
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Allison Grey Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA, CYW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2M
I specialize in ADHD, adoption, anxiety, attachment, depression, emotional regulation, parenting and trauma with children, youth and families.
I began my journey working with children and youth over 20 years ago in the field of Child and Youth work. My experience and passion are in helping people build and strengthen healthy attachments and connections not only with others, but with themselves. I believe that connection within the therapeutic relationship is so important and I will work with you in order to create safety as you trust me to support you in this part of your journey. I will focus on your story in a respectful and non-judgmental way so that together we can create the foundation for what you need in order to heal, grow and change in the ways you want.
I specialize in ADHD, adoption, anxiety, attachment, depression, emotional regulation, parenting and trauma with children, youth and families.
I began my journey working with children and youth over 20 years ago in the field of Child and Youth work. My experience and passion are in helping people build and strengthen healthy attachments and connections not only with others, but with themselves. I believe that connection within the therapeutic relationship is so important and I will work with you in order to create safety as you trust me to support you in this part of your journey. I will focus on your story in a respectful and non-judgmental way so that together we can create the foundation for what you need in order to heal, grow and change in the ways you want.
(343) 304-5659 View (343) 304-5659
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Maps to Healing
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Accepting New Clients. There are many reasons why individuals might seek therapy. No matter your reason whether anxiety, trauma, depression, life transition, parenting issues, stress, difficult life circumstances, communication issues, difficult relationships, you are taking an important step by reaching out. At Maps to Healing, our role is to use training and experience to assist you in reaching your goals. Together, we will tap into your strengths to find new perspectives on your experiences and gain more control and acceptance for your life. Send me an email to set up a consultation!
Accepting New Clients. There are many reasons why individuals might seek therapy. No matter your reason whether anxiety, trauma, depression, life transition, parenting issues, stress, difficult life circumstances, communication issues, difficult relationships, you are taking an important step by reaching out. At Maps to Healing, our role is to use training and experience to assist you in reaching your goals. Together, we will tap into your strengths to find new perspectives on your experiences and gain more control and acceptance for your life. Send me an email to set up a consultation!
(613) 701-9607 View (613) 701-9607
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Rebekka Wallace Roy
Registered Social Worker, Rebekka Wallace Roy, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed about parenting, work, illness, or the constant "busyness" of life? Or perhaps you or someone you love is struggling with BIG emotions, anxiety, chronic pain, trauma, or continuous distraction, and you'd like to create a more mindful and meaningful relationship with yourself or this lovely soul? Please reach out! I work with parents, children, and individuals looking to bring mindfulness, emotional regulation, stress reduction, and many practical tools for wellness into their world.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed about parenting, work, illness, or the constant "busyness" of life? Or perhaps you or someone you love is struggling with BIG emotions, anxiety, chronic pain, trauma, or continuous distraction, and you'd like to create a more mindful and meaningful relationship with yourself or this lovely soul? Please reach out! I work with parents, children, and individuals looking to bring mindfulness, emotional regulation, stress reduction, and many practical tools for wellness into their world.
(613) 706-4649 View (613) 706-4649
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Paul Leblanc
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1H
It is my pleasure to provide therapy, counselling in the Ottawa region and have for 20 + years. I originate from a small central Ontario community and since coming to Ottawa for graduate work have not strayed. I have a lovely spouse and two amazing daughters 18 and 13. I must say I have changed as a therapist after becoming a parent. My personal and professional interests lend currently towards emotions and the interplay with secure/insecure attachment with its impact on mood. As a therapist I am current in Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectic Behavioral, attachment and Emotion Focused Therapy among others. Wait Time 4 to 6 Weeks.
It is my pleasure to provide therapy, counselling in the Ottawa region and have for 20 + years. I originate from a small central Ontario community and since coming to Ottawa for graduate work have not strayed. I have a lovely spouse and two amazing daughters 18 and 13. I must say I have changed as a therapist after becoming a parent. My personal and professional interests lend currently towards emotions and the interplay with secure/insecure attachment with its impact on mood. As a therapist I am current in Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectic Behavioral, attachment and Emotion Focused Therapy among others. Wait Time 4 to 6 Weeks.
(613) 233-6766 View (613) 233-6766
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Heather Bragg
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1C  (Online Only)
I also provide general individual therapy to adults around issues not related to parenting, including trouble with low mood and anxiety, life transitions, relationship difficulties, and stress.
Parents I work with are often looking to strengthen their relationship with their child or teen, wanting to better support their children when they have strong or overwhelming emotions, or, feel overwhelmed with parenting at times. I've worked at CHEO's Outpatient Mental Health Program for the past decade where my clinical and research focus has been on parent intervention with children and teens with strong emotion and impulsive behaviour. With a down-to-earth, attachment-based approach I'm here to boost parents' confidence and connection with their kids and help home feel more peaceful.
I also provide general individual therapy to adults around issues not related to parenting, including trouble with low mood and anxiety, life transitions, relationship difficulties, and stress.
Parents I work with are often looking to strengthen their relationship with their child or teen, wanting to better support their children when they have strong or overwhelming emotions, or, feel overwhelmed with parenting at times. I've worked at CHEO's Outpatient Mental Health Program for the past decade where my clinical and research focus has been on parent intervention with children and teens with strong emotion and impulsive behaviour. With a down-to-earth, attachment-based approach I'm here to boost parents' confidence and connection with their kids and help home feel more peaceful.
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Erin Shaheen
Registered Social Service Worker, MEd , RSSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
I have a strong interest in maternal health and parenting, understanding infant sleep, your toddler's behaviour and parenting your children into their young adult years.
Individuals reach out to my practice when they have reached a difficult time in their life and they are looking for a compassionate, active listener. I will support you in identifying strategies for moving forward with practical goal-oriented outcomes.
I have a strong interest in maternal health and parenting, understanding infant sleep, your toddler's behaviour and parenting your children into their young adult years.
Individuals reach out to my practice when they have reached a difficult time in their life and they are looking for a compassionate, active listener. I will support you in identifying strategies for moving forward with practical goal-oriented outcomes.
(343) 309-9855 View (343) 309-9855
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Val Albrecht (Waitlist For In-Person Sessions)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BHSc, RM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2G  (Online Only)
Parenting can be one of the most satisfying, and at the same time one of the most challenging jobs of your life.
Working through life’s challenges can sometimes be overwhelming, leaving us feeling befuddled and in emotional chaos. This can make even the simplest tasks seem monumental. I work with adults from all walks of life on issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, parenting concerns, relationships issues, birth trauma, and major life-changes. I can help you get from stuck to thriving. I work using a humanistic approach including psychodynamic methods and attachment theory, experiential, narrative, solution-focused and Gestalt techniques.
Parenting can be one of the most satisfying, and at the same time one of the most challenging jobs of your life.
Working through life’s challenges can sometimes be overwhelming, leaving us feeling befuddled and in emotional chaos. This can make even the simplest tasks seem monumental. I work with adults from all walks of life on issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, parenting concerns, relationships issues, birth trauma, and major life-changes. I can help you get from stuck to thriving. I work using a humanistic approach including psychodynamic methods and attachment theory, experiential, narrative, solution-focused and Gestalt techniques.
(343) 341-0855 View (343) 341-0855
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Nathalie Girgis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing life changes, parenting, relationship or marriage struggles, I would happily support you in your journey. I would provide you with different techniques according to your needs and help you gain new perspectives on your situations. Every individual has their own strengths and weaknesses which makes you unique, so I will make sure to accommodate all the aspects of your personality. I have a multicultural background, and I went through the process of immigration therefore I honour the diversity and different backgrounds willingly to learn about yours.
If you are experiencing life changes, parenting, relationship or marriage struggles, I would happily support you in your journey. I would provide you with different techniques according to your needs and help you gain new perspectives on your situations. Every individual has their own strengths and weaknesses which makes you unique, so I will make sure to accommodate all the aspects of your personality. I have a multicultural background, and I went through the process of immigration therefore I honour the diversity and different backgrounds willingly to learn about yours.
(343) 655-3685 View (343) 655-3685
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Veronica Valladares
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
I firmly believe every child and parent has an inherent desire to do well, and when they aren't, they just need a little help getting there. Together, we can achieve that. In my practice, I work alongside children, youth, and families to support them through life's challenges so they can develop the skills to thrive. While I bring my expertise as a psychotherapist, I recognize that each individual is ultimately the expert in their own life. In therapy, I aim to co-create a space where I can serve as a guide to help your child explore, reflect, and progress towards growth.
I firmly believe every child and parent has an inherent desire to do well, and when they aren't, they just need a little help getting there. Together, we can achieve that. In my practice, I work alongside children, youth, and families to support them through life's challenges so they can develop the skills to thrive. While I bring my expertise as a psychotherapist, I recognize that each individual is ultimately the expert in their own life. In therapy, I aim to co-create a space where I can serve as a guide to help your child explore, reflect, and progress towards growth.
(343) 338-5166 View (343) 338-5166
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Catherine Healy Reid
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
com for additional details of the services I offer, including Parenting Plan Evaluations and Reunification Counselling at $185/hr + HST.
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.
com for additional details of the services I offer, including Parenting Plan Evaluations and Reunification Counselling at $185/hr + HST.
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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Sandra E LeBlanc
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2M
I am a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have over 25 years experience providing therapy with, children, adolescents, adults and families. I am very passionate about my work and feel blessed to have walked alongside my clients over the years and share in their journey of growth and healing. My life experiences and role as a parent have also helped me become the clinician I am today.
I am a registered social worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have over 25 years experience providing therapy with, children, adolescents, adults and families. I am very passionate about my work and feel blessed to have walked alongside my clients over the years and share in their journey of growth and healing. My life experiences and role as a parent have also helped me become the clinician I am today.
(343) 313-0344 View (343) 313-0344
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David Oluwajuyigbe
Registered Psychotherapist, DMin, MA, MSc, MDiv
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
It can be difficult to move to a different country and keep our family relationships and mental health strong. Whether it be communication problems in a couple, parenting that is not working, or difficulty in finding your feet in a new place, it can be frustrating, challenging, and confusing to try to figure things out on your own. Whether you are in a relationship and are struggling to connect or are feeling hopeless or overwhelmed parenting in a new culture or simply feeling lonely, and anxious, we can work together to bring peace into your life.
It can be difficult to move to a different country and keep our family relationships and mental health strong. Whether it be communication problems in a couple, parenting that is not working, or difficulty in finding your feet in a new place, it can be frustrating, challenging, and confusing to try to figure things out on your own. Whether you are in a relationship and are struggling to connect or are feeling hopeless or overwhelmed parenting in a new culture or simply feeling lonely, and anxious, we can work together to bring peace into your life.
(289) 769-8801 View (289) 769-8801
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Darlene Kuehn PhD, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a registered psychotherapist with over twenty years experience. I work with individuals, couples, and families facing challenges of various sorts. Whether issues are due to relational stress, parenting, life transitions, trauma, unexpected events or common difficulties that face us all at one time or another, I take a client centered approach and provide strong listening and assessment skills and helpful feedback. My education includes a Masters degree in Counselling and a PhD in Expressive Therapies. I specialize in helping those who are working through difficulties related to forgiveness.
I am a registered psychotherapist with over twenty years experience. I work with individuals, couples, and families facing challenges of various sorts. Whether issues are due to relational stress, parenting, life transitions, trauma, unexpected events or common difficulties that face us all at one time or another, I take a client centered approach and provide strong listening and assessment skills and helpful feedback. My education includes a Masters degree in Counselling and a PhD in Expressive Therapies. I specialize in helping those who are working through difficulties related to forgiveness.
(343) 801-1766 View (343) 801-1766
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Christina Callingham
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Life is challenging and sometimes all of the ups and downs can feel really overwhelming. I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, client centred approach to therapy. Stress, anxiety and depression can creep up in all types of life circumstances. I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families. My practice also specializes in parenting, pre-natal & postpartum support and helping navigate difficult life challenges and transitions.
Life is challenging and sometimes all of the ups and downs can feel really overwhelming. I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, client centred approach to therapy. Stress, anxiety and depression can creep up in all types of life circumstances. I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families. My practice also specializes in parenting, pre-natal & postpartum support and helping navigate difficult life challenges and transitions.
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Jade Smith
BA, RSSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
I offer support in the areas of managing anxiety, life transitions, strengthening parenting skills and attachment, relationship issues, as well as substance use concerns.
Hello! My name is Jade (she/her) and I am a Social Service Worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and I am currently completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I have over seven years of experience in the field of social services and mental health. My goal is to provide an inclusive, safe, and comfortable space for you to receive mental health care that is reflective of your individual needs.
I offer support in the areas of managing anxiety, life transitions, strengthening parenting skills and attachment, relationship issues, as well as substance use concerns.
Hello! My name is Jade (she/her) and I am a Social Service Worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and I am currently completing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I have over seven years of experience in the field of social services and mental health. My goal is to provide an inclusive, safe, and comfortable space for you to receive mental health care that is reflective of your individual needs.
(343) 306-1851 View (343) 306-1851
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Kimberly Tran
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Finding time together as a couple amid all the parenting demands is hard.
Searching for a counsellor and finding the right fit can feel overwhelming - this is why I offer a free 15 minute virtual consultation to give us the opportunity to connect, and ensure that you feel we would be a good fit. When everyday life stressors are feeling overwhelming and impacting your ability to enjoy life, individual counselling can be really helpful as a step to figuring out a path forward. When feeling overwhelmed as an individual, this often impacts our relationships which is why I also offer both couple and parenting sessions.
Finding time together as a couple amid all the parenting demands is hard.
Searching for a counsellor and finding the right fit can feel overwhelming - this is why I offer a free 15 minute virtual consultation to give us the opportunity to connect, and ensure that you feel we would be a good fit. When everyday life stressors are feeling overwhelming and impacting your ability to enjoy life, individual counselling can be really helpful as a step to figuring out a path forward. When feeling overwhelmed as an individual, this often impacts our relationships which is why I also offer both couple and parenting sessions.
(343) 304-6436 View (343) 304-6436
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Anna Riddell: Kaleidoscope Counselling Collective 🌈
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Anna! Are you struggling with your mood, anxiety, or relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed as a new or seasoned parent, or are you struggling with trying to manage conflict in your blended family? In this impersonal & tumultuous world, we’re all feeling the weight of our emotions, daily responsibilities and uncertainty about our futures. Now more than ever, we’re feeling overwhelmed with expectations, and uncertain about how we're supposed to manage it all. It shouldn’t be so hard to live a life that feels good, and I truly believe that therapy can help you with this shift!
Hi, I’m Anna! Are you struggling with your mood, anxiety, or relationships? Do you feel overwhelmed as a new or seasoned parent, or are you struggling with trying to manage conflict in your blended family? In this impersonal & tumultuous world, we’re all feeling the weight of our emotions, daily responsibilities and uncertainty about our futures. Now more than ever, we’re feeling overwhelmed with expectations, and uncertain about how we're supposed to manage it all. It shouldn’t be so hard to live a life that feels good, and I truly believe that therapy can help you with this shift!
(855) 295-7003 View (855) 295-7003
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Aylmer Mental Health Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A
We provide confidential and empathic psychotherapy mental health services to adults, adolescents, children and families. All services are provided by a licensed mental health professional or under the supervision of a licensed professional. Services are available for adults, children, adolescents and families in English or French. We work with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative and other trauma-related difficulties, childhood maltreatment, grief, relationship difficulties, parenting concerns, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
We provide confidential and empathic psychotherapy mental health services to adults, adolescents, children and families. All services are provided by a licensed mental health professional or under the supervision of a licensed professional. Services are available for adults, children, adolescents and families in English or French. We work with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative and other trauma-related difficulties, childhood maltreatment, grief, relationship difficulties, parenting concerns, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
(819) 351-0648 View (819) 351-0648
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Sandy Botham
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
Not accepting new clients
I have supported individuals dealing with: depression, anxiety, addictions, stress, emotion dysregulation, anger, grief, self-esteem issues, life transitions, traumatic experiences, and supporting youth/parent/family members/friends who are struggling with addiction.
When human beings experience life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to feel as though they are unravelling. With 29 years of experience in the counselling field, I strive to create a space where people feel heard, respected, and safe. I enjoy working with youth, adults and parents to create a personalized approach that results in personal growth. We can work to build coping skills, strive towards growth, and bring about change. I will help you to discover and learn more about yourself, and your relationships with others.
I have supported individuals dealing with: depression, anxiety, addictions, stress, emotion dysregulation, anger, grief, self-esteem issues, life transitions, traumatic experiences, and supporting youth/parent/family members/friends who are struggling with addiction.
When human beings experience life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to feel as though they are unravelling. With 29 years of experience in the counselling field, I strive to create a space where people feel heard, respected, and safe. I enjoy working with youth, adults and parents to create a personalized approach that results in personal growth. We can work to build coping skills, strive towards growth, and bring about change. I will help you to discover and learn more about yourself, and your relationships with others.
(613) 704-5684 View (613) 704-5684
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Ressa Karoly
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1R  (Online Only)
I also provide Parenting Coaching to help improve parent-child relationships.
Does your teen have trouble dealing with their emotions? Do you wish that they talked to you more about what goes on in their lives? Perhaps you are a young adult with anxiety or depression. Does making life decisions around school, work, or relationships feel unmanageable at times? Teens and young adults have so much to deal with these days. Everyday stresses can include school, family, and friendships as well as issues around identity, seeking independence, and making important life choices. The added pressures of technology and social media can make it even more challenging to come of age today.
I also provide Parenting Coaching to help improve parent-child relationships.
Does your teen have trouble dealing with their emotions? Do you wish that they talked to you more about what goes on in their lives? Perhaps you are a young adult with anxiety or depression. Does making life decisions around school, work, or relationships feel unmanageable at times? Teens and young adults have so much to deal with these days. Everyday stresses can include school, family, and friendships as well as issues around identity, seeking independence, and making important life choices. The added pressures of technology and social media can make it even more challenging to come of age today.
(647) 694-3687 View (647) 694-3687
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Andrea Laznik-Amit
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
Whether you’re facing the challenges of parenting, dealing with the effects of trauma, navigating the depths of anxiety or depression, struggling to maintain fulfilling relationships, or adjusting to significant life changes, my practice offers a beacon of hope. As a seasoned Registered Psychotherapist, I understand these struggles intimately. With over 25 years of experience, I provide a compassionate, understanding, and direct space for you to explore and heal. If you're ready to confront these issues head-on and embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation, I'm here to guide and support you every step of the way.
Whether you’re facing the challenges of parenting, dealing with the effects of trauma, navigating the depths of anxiety or depression, struggling to maintain fulfilling relationships, or adjusting to significant life changes, my practice offers a beacon of hope. As a seasoned Registered Psychotherapist, I understand these struggles intimately. With over 25 years of experience, I provide a compassionate, understanding, and direct space for you to explore and heal. If you're ready to confront these issues head-on and embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation, I'm here to guide and support you every step of the way.
(343) 600-1310 View (343) 600-1310
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What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.