Relationship Issues Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Photo of Joanna St Louis, Registered Psychotherapist in Ottawa, ON
Joanna St Louis
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified
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
Offers online therapy
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Gundel Lake
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
My specialties include trauma, addiction, domestic and (childhood) sexual violence, grief, depression, sexuality, and relationship issues .
My approach to psychotherapy is deeply rooted in feminist and structural analyses that contextualize individual "problems" in our social environments. My therapeutic orientation is comprised of an eclectic mix of theoretical models that guide my work, including emotion focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic therapy. While I don't practice exclusively from one perspective, I believe that it is my role to be constantly assessing whether or not the work we are doing appears to be helping you to achieve your therapeutic goals. I offer psychological services under the supervision of Dr. Leigh Karos, C. Psych.
(855) 798-7280 
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Ottawa, ON K1N
Not accepting new clients
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Reesa Packard
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified
Specialities: mood, anxiety, emotions, ADHD; couple, family, relational; work & career; healing past, sexual assault, childhood abuse/neglect; self- relationship , intimacy/authenticity; meaning & purpose, mortality, connectedness; grief, bereavement, chronic illness, parenting sick child; women's issues, queer experiences; yoga & martial art-informed therapy.
Hello, feel free to browse my information and contact me with any questions. I am a Ph.D. Registered Psychotherapist at a quaint Private Practice in Ottawa’s downtown core. Crisis & trauma are my original specialties, calling me to the profession over a decade ago. I see myself make the most meaningful contributions in these areas, as well as in advancing self-growth & self-development, including emotional, relational, professional, somatic, spiritual, or sexual issues. I use proven techniques to manage difficulties in the now, while promoting growth on the whole. I also research, teach & train so that I, too, can continue to grow.
(343) 801-1179 
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Ottawa, ON K1R
Offers online therapy
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David Rubinstein
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Having worked with couples for over 20 years, I am convinced that a safe and secure relationship is the foundation for a full and happy life.
I specialize working intensively with couples discouraged by constant arguing, feelings of betrayal, or a lack of intimacy, both emotional and physical. My work is focused on helping clients develop safe, and secure-functioning relationships by knowing who they are, where they have come from, and how their early attachment histories impact their adult life. The more they understand each other, the easier they can repair moments of disconnect. My goal is to help each couple feel safe and secure no matter the issue, and to develop a clear framework so they will know how to move forward as a team. I am a Level 11 PACT therapist.
(844) 951-0543 x1 
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Ottawa, ON K1Y
Offers online therapy
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Marie-Anne Savoie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MA
Verified
I am adept in working with trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, grief, loss, and relationship challenges.
As a psychotherapist my role is to provide both individuals and couples with an encouraging and supportive space. My approach is founded on the knowledge that transformational change can only come from within. Every client that walks through my door has insight into their own healing process, it is just clouded by the challenges they are facing. My role is to cultivate and strengthen one’s capacity to access intrinsic needs, beliefs, and identity while acknowledging the courage and resiliency in making the choice to do so. I aim to promote a more balanced way of relating to oneself and others during times of hardship.
(343) 307-0687 
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Ottawa, ON K2J
Offers online therapy
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Paul Coldrick
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BSc
Verified
Developing a trusting relationship with a therapist is key to better understanding ourselves, harnessing our strengths and developing a sense of empowerment in managing our difficulties.
We’re all prone to personal challenges, loss, relationship struggles and times when it's hard to cope. Seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. I use a person-centred collaborative process with my clients and tailor therapy to each individual. I believe empathy begins with understanding life from another person's perspective, and is done without any judgement whatsoever. I provide an empathetic, trusting and confidential environment and offer support, coping tools, and encouragement to open up, identify strengths, change troubling emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.
(613) 699-8127 
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Ottawa, ON K1N
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Janelle Comtois
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I specialize in utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused, and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy techniques with clients struggling with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues , anger issues, substance abuse, high risk behaviors, disordered eating, trauma and abuse.
I originate from a Northern Ontario community but have been happily settled in the Ottawa area for over 20 years. I am a bilingual (fluent in French and English), Social Worker and it has been my great pleasure to work in the field of mental health social work with Children, Youth and Adults since 2006. I believe that everyone runs into challenges in their life that they shouldn't be expected to resolve alone and I am happy to be there to guide them on their road to recovery. Lets work together to re-establish fulfillment in your life.
(855) 908-4397 
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Ottawa, ON K2A
Offers online therapy
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Barbara Wendlowski
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, SEP
Verified
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. With compassionate guidance and support, I strongly believe that people can increase their self-understanding, improve relationships and well being, move through life transitions, cope with loss, increase vitality and feel empowered to make changes in their life. I have supported individuals dealing with: depression, anxiety, stress, anger, grief, self-esteem issues, relationship issues , life transitions, traumatic experiences, and the challenges encountered when supporting family members and friends who are struggling with substance use and mental health.
(877) 704-0877 
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Ottawa, ON K2H
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Jessica Ng
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
I work with individuals and couples to improve and repair the relationship bond.
Communicating with your partner is hard. You replay arguments over and over. You feel criticized by your partner and do not feel heard. The idea of voicing your needs feels overwhelming and frustrating. As time has passed, talking to your partner has become minimal. There is less sharing of your feelings due to feelings of disappointment of not being heard. Your partner and you feel disconnected and lack communication. You are exhausted at working so hard to have a genuine relationship and it feels like nothing is working. What you want is to feel you can confide in your partner, feel loved, feel heard and supported.
(343) 304-6414 
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Ottawa, ON K2J
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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New Horizons Counselling-Suzanne Kerr & Assocs
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified
I believe passionately you and your partner can learn new, research-based skills which can be practiced over time and which can powerfully transform your relationship .
Therapy is about becoming unstuck, connecting with a deeper sense of what's important to you, what really matters, what you really want deeply for yourself in your life. Letting go of stale, habitual, suffocating stories which restrict you. And opening to new, gentler, friendlier narratives of possibility. guiding purposeful action in support of what you passionately value and really want for yourself. ....NOTE I ask you to please email me first either to go ahead and set up an appointment with me or, if you prefer, to arrange a 10-15 min phone conversation
(844) 332-2492 
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Ottawa, ON K2P
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Grummett
Registered Psychotherapist, MA,, RP
Verified
Life can be really stressful, and even more so when we believe that we have to hold it all together at all times. As a trauma-informed therapist, I recognize how hard it can be to simply slow down and look at yourself. My aim is to support and encourage clients towards self-discovery and positive change through the development of a warm and non-judgemental relationship , by providing a safe space to share, and through empathic listening.
 
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Ottawa, ON K1J
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Ann Smutylo
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I am a Registered Master of Social Work, practicing clinical Psychotherapy. I work with individuals, couples, adolescents and seniors treating issues of stress, depression, anger management, workplace issues and burnout, grief and loss, relationship issues , marital/ relationship counselling, parenting issues, separation and remarriage support. Life stage transitions and the role of family of origin and of culture in communication and in the perception of situations are a special interest. We handle life with the tools with which we have learned to survive. Therapy helps us to reassess and adjust these coping strategies to our present day context.
(613) 801-3547 
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Ottawa, ON K2B
Offers online therapy
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Nisha Mohan
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP (Q)
Verified
Do you people-please, self-sacrifice or feel disconnected from your true self? I help those with low self-esteem or PTSD / trauma-related symptoms to resolve relationship issues , befriend emotions, and find their inner voice. I strive not to hide behind a facade of professionalism, authority, or rigid treatments — I greatly value authenticity and aim always to be real with my clients. I have seen first-hand how individuals flourish when given the chance to explore and reframe their life stories. I hope that together we might create a space that is kind, genuine and yours, where you too can engage in this daring and valuable work.
(343) 304-4826 
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Ottawa, ON K2P
Not accepting new clients
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Heather Ripmeester
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MEd, MACP
Verified
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. There are times in our lives where dark clouds roll in. The rain falls hard and heavy. We sit by the window and watch hoping for the sun to shine again. During such dark times, we reach out to family members for support, but family isn't always available to offer hope. If I have to define my practice in one word, that word is SAFETY. Safety means building a professional relationship based on trust and communication. It means working together to set a pace and direction. This is something we work out together.
(343) 307-7441 
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Ottawa, ON K1J
Offers online therapy
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Lauren Smith
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, MFTA, RP
Verified
I typically work with adults and adolescents who are experiencing a variety of concerns, including, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and relationship problems. I often hear from clients that they need time and space to freely express and explore their thoughts and feelings with someone who holds an outsider's perspective and is also understanding, nonjudgmental, authentic, and offers expertise in the issues the client is bringing to the table. I can provide this space to help sort out your thoughts in order to find the empowerment and insight within. Get a glimpse of me here: https://fb.watch/4QgqXOZD6e/
(613) 909-3551 
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Ottawa, ON K2H
Offers online therapy
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Catherine Bucosky Tighe
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
I offer counselling and therapy to individuals struggling with a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, family conflict, parenting, burnout, and work/life balance. I use an integrative approach and provide the following evidence-based therapies: emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioural, insight-oriented, and psycho-educational with a particular interest in mindfulness-based approaches including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and compassion-focused therapies.
(343) 303-4247 
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Ottawa, ON K1Z
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Mackay
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
I always start by establishing a genuine connection; a safe relationship in which you can show up authentically to discuss your concerns.
Therapeutic alliance is one of the biggest factors of change–I encourage you to schedule a free consultation to see if we might be a good match and ask any questions you may have. My general approach to therapy is: identify the context and function of thoughts/emotions/behavior as they relate to your goals; practice noticing patterns in action; and from this place of recognition, start to tell a story aligned with your values. To suffer is human–but to grow and heal is also human. I offer evidence-based care with a focus on mindfulness, compassion-focused interventions, as well as on uncovering and elevating your existing strengths.
 
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Ottawa, ON K2E
Offers online therapy
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Joey Michelle Doherty
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, HBEd
Verified
My practice specializes in working with people who have suffered trauma, and PTSD, including Military Members, Veterans and First Responders and victims of abuse as well as Couples looking to mend or deepen their relationship using an Emotionally Focused approach.
I have been working in Social services for over 30 years; over 20 in private practice. I enjoy using the eclectic combinations of modalities that I have learned. In general I find that as humans, our minds cause us a great deal of suffering. Learning to understand our minds so that we can change the negative scripts that keep us stuck in the same patterns is the greatest gift I have to offer. It is only then that we can experience our full potential of happiness and fulfillment in life. I use a client-centred approach. My practice welcomes the diversity of all humans.
(613) 909-0063 
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Ottawa, ON K2A
Offers online therapy
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Manuelle Ethier
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
When someone experiences life changes such as grief, loss, relationship challenges, job loss, parenting, postpartum, trauma and abuse, these situations can evoke feelings of anxiety and depression. You will be supported through these challenges and life stressors by engaging in therapeutic conversations which will stimulate change and promote healthy coping strategies. Together, therapeutic goals are explored and established, with a core focus on your individual needs. Talk-therapy, Cognitive-Behavourial Therapy and Brainspotting are some approaches used as well as working with lifestyle modifications to achieve optimal results.
(343) 312-7306 
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Ottawa, ON K2E
Offers online therapy
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Myriam L Hernandez
Registered Psychotherapist, M A, RP(Q)
Verified
You are not alone in this journey. I am here to support you whether you are suffering from anxiety or depression, facing relationship issues , wanting to explore who you truly are, or finding meaning in life, in a safe and non-judgemental way. I offer a genuine and warm integrative approach that combines different therapies to support you in ​exploring past or present experiences that are affecting your life and addressing current symptoms.
(819) 412-6615 
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Ottawa, ON K2P
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Relationship Issues Counsellors
While need for human connection appears to be innate, the ability to form healthy, loving relationships is learned. Some evidence suggests that the ability to form a stable relationship starts to form in infancy, in a child's earliest experiences with a caregiver who reliably meets the infant's needs for food, care, warmth, protection, stimulation, and social contact. Such relationships are not destiny, but they are theorized to establish deeply ingrained patterns of relating to others. The end of a relationship, however, is often a source of great psychological anguish.

If you're looking for an Ottawa relationship counsellor, these professionals provide relationship therapy and counselling in Ottawa.