Play Therapy in Ottawa, ON

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Natasha Penny
Registered Psychotherapist, RP(Q), CCC, TITC-CT, MA, BA
Verified
Viewing your concerns from a trauma-informed lens, I will incorporate elements from different approaches such as, play therapy , cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical therapy, and elements of art and.
Currently accepting new clients. As your Counsellor, I will work with you to create and nourish a safe environment - a space where you can talk openly, free from judgement or pressure, and to feel comfortable in your vulnerability. Vulnerability allows you the opportunity to progress towards an authentic life while expressing and processing your emotions. I will support you in identifying your needs, and strengths. Using gentle challenges, together we will create and fortify the foundation towards your desired lifestyle.
(343) 304-6185 
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Ottawa, ON K2G
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Maaike de Graaf
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, BSc
Verified
A few of the modalities I incorporate during my sessions are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally Focussed Therapy, Play Therapy for children and youth and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.
As a Psychotherapist, I strive to provide a safe, judgement-free, compassionate and growth-focused space for my clients, where their voices can be heard and encouragement is given to explore new ways of relating to difficult thoughts, feelings, memories and experiences. I have many years of extensive experience working with children, teenagers, adults and families facing diverse challenges including, but not limited to: coping difficulties, anxiety, substance use, depression and suicidality, and behavioural concerns.
(613) 704-4176 
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Ottawa, ON K2A
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Joanna St Louis
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified
Couples build sound relationships with Gottman's Method while children experience Child-Centred Play Therapy with Attachment Theory.
Despite our best efforts to live healthy, fulfilling lives, life can get messy...I understand. Whether you are facing stressful life events, relationship difficulties, or distressing inner struggles, I believe therapy can be an excellent way to restore mental, emotional and relational health. Space is available for individuals, couples, and children. I have experience with issues of anxiety, depression and grief. I can help with school/workplace bullying, anger, and emotional regulation. I also have experience with issues of trauma and domestic violence. Together we can work on communication and relationship building, adjustments to major life transitions, and family issues.
(613) 707-4650 
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Ottawa, ON K2P
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Mindy Sirois
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, RDT
Verified
As a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) with an extensive background working with children and youths in Canada and the United States, I help my clients identify, explore and process their emotions through verbal and non-verbal means. Drama therapy is a specialized form of psychotherapy that incorporates creative expression into the therapeutic process. Clients of all ages can benefit from this creative arts therapy modality. No acting experience needed! In addition, I use other treatment approaches such as trauma-centered psychotherapy, creative arts therapies, play therapy and sandtray therapy.
(343) 312-5620 
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Ottawa, ON K2E
Not accepting new clients
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Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified
We also provide Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy , Sandtray, and Trauma-Focused Interventions.
The Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic is a specialized mental health and wellness clinic that emphasizes mind-body and brain-based healing approaches. We provide psychological and neurofeedback services for children, adolescents, and adults to promote enhanced awareness, self-regulation, psychological resilience, and healing. We emphasize the importance of providing an emotionally safe and compassionate environment for building trust and therapeutic rapport, while developing individualized treatment plans that incorporate evidence-based practice.
(613) 226-6767 
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Ottawa, ON K2E
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Sandra Cocea
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I enjoy working collaboratively with my clients in a warm and supportive environment where I incorporate techniques from art, play , narrative, solution-focused and cognitive behavioural therapies.
Hi there and welcome! As a registered social worker, I provide bilingual counselling and art therapy services to children, adolescents and adults. My clients come to me for support with issues relating to emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, unhealthy relationships, life transitions and difficulties in school. Additionally, I provide support to parents and caregivers to help them support their child’s progress and foster a positive relationship. I have a particular interest in working with clients who have experienced or witnessed intimate partner violence/domestic violence or abusive behaviours.
(343) 801-4175 
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Ottawa, ON K1K
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Anne Walzak
Registered Social Worker, RSW, SEP
Verified
With over 30 years of experience in the field of trauma counselling, Anne has amassed a rare skill set. She has expertise in a number of therapeutic disciplines including CBT and DBT . She has studied Somatic Experiencing, Sand tray-Worldplay and Play Therapy . She has worked with clients struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety and trauma. Anne works closely with clients to determine a personalized plan to unlock their inner resources and to help them find agency.
(343) 307-7188 
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Ottawa, ON K2A
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Melissa Ann Steele
Pre-Licensed Professional, MMFT, MA, BA
Verified
I have specific training in trauma-informed and narrative approaches, EFT and Gottman couple therapy, family therapy including play and art therapy and attachment-focussed family therapy.
Therapy can help us to connect with ourselves and others, find meaning, joy, love, acceptance, playfulness and peace of mind. If you are recovering from trauma, if you are stuck or struggling, therapy can create a safe space to work through painful and difficult emotions and experiences in order to live better and feel better. I value creativity, compassion and collaboration. My approach is drawn from attachment theory, narrative therapy, trauma-informed somatic therapies, mindful self-compassion and relational therapy.
(204) 809-7648 
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Ottawa, ON K0A
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Alicia Valenzuela-Pérez
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working with adults, children and families experiencing a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, self-esteem issues, depression, trauma, post-traumatic disorders, migration, adjustment issues and life transitions amongst others.
(343) 308-8409 
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Ottawa, ON K2H
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Victoria Coombes
Registered Social Worker, BAHons, PG Dip, RSW
Verified
Grief counselling - the death of a loved one is so hard and you don't have to grieve alone. I work collaboratively, at the clients pace, providing a safe non-judgmental space for clients to be heard and to support them in drawing upon their own strengths in order to mourn well. My professional experiences stem from working as a Social Worker and a Therapist for over 25 years in hospice palliative care, community organizations, and in private practice. I work with both adults and children (children up to the age of 11). I also provide counselling for those caring for a loved one at the end of life.
(343) 307-0449 
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Ottawa, ON K2J
Offers online therapy
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Chelsea Whyte
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
Are you ready to see yourself in a different light? Congratulations on starting this courageous process to self-discovery and healing. I enjoy working with youth and adults to help build healthy relationships and minds. My therapeutic approach emphasizes warmth, inclusivity & acceptance. I aim to create a safe, comfortable, nonjudgemental space where you feel validated and empowered to bring about meaningful life changes. I am passionate about working with you to foster emotional resilience, healthy communication, and adaptive coping skills.
(343) 304-5603 
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Ottawa, ON K2A
Not accepting new clients
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Carol Alexander @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
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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Stephanie Elisabeth Sophie Larrue
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, GDip, RP, CCC
Verified
Each individual has an innate ability to heal and transform one's life and relationships. I work with you to help you open up to your own healing with self-care and see a fresher and more hopeful perspective when things seem bleak. Our counselling relationship will help you gain the empowerment you need to lead a healthier, happier life within yourself, with your loved ones and colleagues, and to find your own answers and solutions.
(613) 902-1047 
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Ottawa, ON K1R
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YourTherapist Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
YourTherapist Psychotherapy and Counselling is a specialized mental health clinic that provides evidence-based, compassionate, and affordable mental health services across Ontario. Our highly skilled psychotherapists have been extensively trained to treat a variety of mental illnesses with interventions that are personalized to each client’s needs, including psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Interventions to individuals, couples, and families.
(343) 304-6238 
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Ottawa, ON K1P
Offers online therapy
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Saman Hannah
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MFT, RP
Verified
Saman is a Registered Psychotherapist who is experienced in marital and family therapy, mental health, post trauma, crisis, work related issues, stress, parenting, and overall sense of self. Saman is fluent in English, French, and Farsi. Saman collaborates with her clients, in a supportive and safe way, to arrive at a place of meaningful change and improved day to day living. A Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapies as well as a post Master’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy have given Saman the tools to work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
(343) 340-5561 
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Ottawa, ON K2S
Not accepting new clients
Expressive Arts Therapy Ottawa
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Now accepting new clients! Each of us has had relational experiences that have left us feeling discomfort, insecure or unhappy. I am here to walk with you through this journey of exploring yourself and depending the understanding of your patterns and response through an attachment/ relational therapy and expressive arts lens - both through talk therapy and creating art, or a combination of the two working within your comfort. I have many years experience working with anxiety and depression, as well as trauma/ stress responses. If you find yourself stuck and wanting to explore, please contact us and see if we’re the right fit for you
(343) 700-1860 
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Ottawa, ON K2S
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Linnea Elizabeth McPhail
Art Therapist, BA, DVATI
Verified
You may be struggling to hold everything together. You may feel helpless, or that no one around you understands how you are feeling. You might be easily distracted. You feel hopeless & may lack the motivation to get through even the most basic of tasks. You might feel anxious, depressed, or just blah. You may be caring for a young human who is struggling in school or at home. They may be sensitive & have a big heart but struggle to cope with their big emotions. As an Art Therapist & Death Doula, I can help folks work with difficult emotions one may be experiencing, together in a space created with safety, kindness, & compassion.
(343) 308-0586 
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Ottawa, ON K2P
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Jacob Pollack
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MSc
Verified
Living in a fast-paced society can often make us feel burned-out, chronically anxious, depressed and alienated from those we love the most. Too often, we are "working for the weekend", and when it comes we have precious little time to spend doing the things that bring us meaning and strengthen our most important relationships. We're typically told that the root of mental health issues comes from inner weakness or lack of resiliency. But, I approach mental health issues as arising primarily from our needs being inadequately met by the community and world around us. There is a disconnect between how we evolved and where we are now.
(343) 307-4875 
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Ottawa, ON K1R
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Darlene Kuehn PhD, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified
NOT TAKING 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.
(819) 975-0537 
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Ottawa, ON K1N
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Holistic Wellness Therapies
Psychologist, MA, MSW, CPsych
Verified
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 
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Ottawa, ON K1C
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Play Therapy Counsellors
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counselling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in Ottawa or for an Ottawa play therapy counsellor, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists in Ottawa, and play counsellors.