Substance Use Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Jessica Courville
Registered Psychotherapist, M Ed, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1K  (Online Only)
I work primarily with youth, young adults, and adults who are struggling with anxiety/worry, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, low motivation, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, grief/loss, as well as addiction & problematic substance use.
Hello and welcome! Pause for a second, take a deep breath, and let's see if my approach to therapy speaks to you. My practice is holistic, integrative, and collaborative. Together, we will explore your life from a variety of perspectives and therapeutic approaches, which will help us work together to bring about new insights, consider new/different choices and options, let go of old beliefs, limit unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, as well as improve emotional balance and overall well-being. We will also explore the barriers/obstacles that are getting in the way of you living a life that feels balanced, joyful and fulfilling.
I work primarily with youth, young adults, and adults who are struggling with anxiety/worry, depression, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, low motivation, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, grief/loss, as well as addiction & problematic substance use.
Hello and welcome! Pause for a second, take a deep breath, and let's see if my approach to therapy speaks to you. My practice is holistic, integrative, and collaborative. Together, we will explore your life from a variety of perspectives and therapeutic approaches, which will help us work together to bring about new insights, consider new/different choices and options, let go of old beliefs, limit unhelpful thoughts and behaviours, as well as improve emotional balance and overall well-being. We will also explore the barriers/obstacles that are getting in the way of you living a life that feels balanced, joyful and fulfilling.
(343) 321-0884 View (343) 321-0884
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Sam Despond
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
As a psychotherapist specializing in working with adults, I hold a strong focus on helping clients navigate through various challenges of life such as grief, life transitions. mood disorders, substance use, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Throughout the therapeutic process, I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to explore their emotions, thoughts and experiences. By fostering a strong alliance, we will work on supporting and empowering you to make positive changes in your life.
As a psychotherapist specializing in working with adults, I hold a strong focus on helping clients navigate through various challenges of life such as grief, life transitions. mood disorders, substance use, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Throughout the therapeutic process, I provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for clients to explore their emotions, thoughts and experiences. By fostering a strong alliance, we will work on supporting and empowering you to make positive changes in your life.
(343) 305-1665 View (343) 305-1665
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Melissa Philpott
Registered Social Worker, MSW,, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1P
I have additional training to support individuals with Disorder Eating/Eating Disorders, substance use/harm reduction, suicide intervention and sexual violence.
My work is guided by curiosity, connection and is rooted in values of authentic collaboration. My therapeutic foundations are rooted within relational, client-directed, strengths perspective, trauma-informed, feminist and structural frameworks. With a deep sense of compassion and respect, I seek to create a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space that facilitates self-awareness, healing and growth. Together, we can begin to tease apart the adaptive approaches to dealing with and moving through life you've grown accustomed to, and begin to untangle patterns that are serving you, and patterns you may be interested in moving beyond.
I have additional training to support individuals with Disorder Eating/Eating Disorders, substance use/harm reduction, suicide intervention and sexual violence.
My work is guided by curiosity, connection and is rooted in values of authentic collaboration. My therapeutic foundations are rooted within relational, client-directed, strengths perspective, trauma-informed, feminist and structural frameworks. With a deep sense of compassion and respect, I seek to create a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space that facilitates self-awareness, healing and growth. Together, we can begin to tease apart the adaptive approaches to dealing with and moving through life you've grown accustomed to, and begin to untangle patterns that are serving you, and patterns you may be interested in moving beyond.
(613) 416-3631 View (613) 416-3631
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Nereah Felix
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , RP(Qua)
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Life can be tough and our inner struggles can become overwhelming. Navigating the depths of our own distress may be a daunting task. Luckily, we don't have to be alone. I provide therapy to adolescents, adults, seniors and couples from all backgrounds, in an environment that is open, safe and judgement-free. I have experience working with a range of issues: PTSD and trauma, depression/anxiety, self-esteem, substance use, relationship issues and more. Learn more about my approach to therapy, office locations, other FAQs through my website.
Life can be tough and our inner struggles can become overwhelming. Navigating the depths of our own distress may be a daunting task. Luckily, we don't have to be alone. I provide therapy to adolescents, adults, seniors and couples from all backgrounds, in an environment that is open, safe and judgement-free. I have experience working with a range of issues: PTSD and trauma, depression/anxiety, self-esteem, substance use, relationship issues and more. Learn more about my approach to therapy, office locations, other FAQs through my website.
(343) 308-1173 View (343) 308-1173
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Shannon Kate LaBelle
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G
My current practice is focused on substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, and major life transitions. I offer an empathic and connective presence and engage each client with unconditional high regard while focusing on evidence-based approaches to healing.
My current practice is focused on substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, and major life transitions. I offer an empathic and connective presence and engage each client with unconditional high regard while focusing on evidence-based approaches to healing.
(613) 447-8733 View (613) 447-8733
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Maaike de Graaf
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, BSc
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2A
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 14 years of extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults facing diverse challenges including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, substance use, and suicidal ideation. As a Queer therapist, I am passionate about working with fellow Queer/2SLGBTQ+ folks and allies, and love supporting clients throughout their identity journey.
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 14 years of extensive experience working with children, teenagers and adults facing diverse challenges including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, substance use, and suicidal ideation. As a Queer therapist, I am passionate about working with fellow Queer/2SLGBTQ+ folks and allies, and love supporting clients throughout their identity journey.
(613) 704-4176 View (613) 704-4176
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Julia Thomas - Psychotherapist Holistic Nurse Coach
RN, Msc(A)
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
I work with adults (18+yrs) who are challenged by depression, stress, anxiety, and/or trauma. I am particularly experienced in working with those who are struggling with relationships, poor self-confidence/self-esteem, addiction/substance use recovery, burnout, loss and/or grief, or adjusting to major life transitions (e.g., divorce, career, parenthood, retirement). Being a nurse also makes me uniquely positioned to help support others who work in healthcare. So many of my clients are nurses or other health care professionals who are struggling with work-life balance, burnout, or emotional challenges in their personal lives.
I work with adults (18+yrs) who are challenged by depression, stress, anxiety, and/or trauma. I am particularly experienced in working with those who are struggling with relationships, poor self-confidence/self-esteem, addiction/substance use recovery, burnout, loss and/or grief, or adjusting to major life transitions (e.g., divorce, career, parenthood, retirement). Being a nurse also makes me uniquely positioned to help support others who work in healthcare. So many of my clients are nurses or other health care professionals who are struggling with work-life balance, burnout, or emotional challenges in their personal lives.
(289) 512-0464 View (289) 512-0464
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Andrew Mendes
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc , BScH, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G
I have over 20 years in the health and wellness field with a family and personal history that has driven my passion to helping others and the ongoing pursuit to improve my skills in this field. During my career I have been dedicated to support individuals (ages 16+) and couples who are experiencing a range of adversities, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, anger management, stress, couples issues, grief, displacement, and loss. I am specialized in Substance Use Health and provide support to all individuals who are experiencing diverse range of issues related to substance use (self or others).
I have over 20 years in the health and wellness field with a family and personal history that has driven my passion to helping others and the ongoing pursuit to improve my skills in this field. During my career I have been dedicated to support individuals (ages 16+) and couples who are experiencing a range of adversities, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, anger management, stress, couples issues, grief, displacement, and loss. I am specialized in Substance Use Health and provide support to all individuals who are experiencing diverse range of issues related to substance use (self or others).
(343) 700-6080 View (343) 700-6080
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Jason Pollick
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MA, MDiv, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
I support individuals, couples and groups experiencing substance use issues, anxiety/depression, PTSD, ADHD, relationship issues, major life transitions and spiritual concerns.
Are you experiencing obstacles in your life that are preventing you from feeling fulfilled, content and at peace? Are you looking for a safe, non-judgmental space to share your struggles? Are you looking to share these experiences with a trustworthy, accomplished and experienced therapist? I can help.
I support individuals, couples and groups experiencing substance use issues, anxiety/depression, PTSD, ADHD, relationship issues, major life transitions and spiritual concerns.
Are you experiencing obstacles in your life that are preventing you from feeling fulfilled, content and at peace? Are you looking for a safe, non-judgmental space to share your struggles? Are you looking to share these experiences with a trustworthy, accomplished and experienced therapist? I can help.
(343) 342-0312 View (343) 342-0312
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Dr. Amy McGee
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW, RM
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
I am trained in EMDR, CBT, motivational interviewing and as an Art Therapist. I am a practicing midwife creating a small psychotherapy practice. Throughout my career as a social worker and midwife, I have worked with people and their experiences of trauma and substance use. I have a particular interest in working with people in helping professions. I am available to give you my undivided attention and help you create the change you want in your life.
I am trained in EMDR, CBT, motivational interviewing and as an Art Therapist. I am a practicing midwife creating a small psychotherapy practice. Throughout my career as a social worker and midwife, I have worked with people and their experiences of trauma and substance use. I have a particular interest in working with people in helping professions. I am available to give you my undivided attention and help you create the change you want in your life.
(343) 453-0842 View (343) 453-0842
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Hannah Walt
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
Everyone needs support at times. In my practice, I work with clients aged 16+ who are experiencing issues related to anxiety, low mood, self-esteem, ADHD, disordered eating, and/or substance use issues. I also support clients in improving communication, managing stress, and enhancing overall emotional wellbeing. Together we will help you understand your "stuck" points and shift out of old cycles that are no longer serving you, so you can live a life that feels authentic and meaningful for you.
Everyone needs support at times. In my practice, I work with clients aged 16+ who are experiencing issues related to anxiety, low mood, self-esteem, ADHD, disordered eating, and/or substance use issues. I also support clients in improving communication, managing stress, and enhancing overall emotional wellbeing. Together we will help you understand your "stuck" points and shift out of old cycles that are no longer serving you, so you can live a life that feels authentic and meaningful for you.
(343) 308-8231 View (343) 308-8231
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Laura Randolph
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have been working in clinical and community settings in mental health and addictions since 2011. I am honoured to support individual adults who are experiencing grief due to death or other loss, self-esteem and relationship issues, substance use, depression, anxiety, and traumatic injury. We all have within us a resilience to confront and handle even the most challenging of issues and I have such admiration of an individual's courage to explore and seek guidance in enhancing the quality of their life. A confidential, compassionate, and personalized approach to care is my priority.
I have been working in clinical and community settings in mental health and addictions since 2011. I am honoured to support individual adults who are experiencing grief due to death or other loss, self-esteem and relationship issues, substance use, depression, anxiety, and traumatic injury. We all have within us a resilience to confront and handle even the most challenging of issues and I have such admiration of an individual's courage to explore and seek guidance in enhancing the quality of their life. A confidential, compassionate, and personalized approach to care is my priority.
(613) 704-5471 View (613) 704-5471
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Melanie Le Voguer
Registered Psychotherapist, M Ed, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1N
Hello there! Do you find yourself feeling tired, uninspired, disconnected from others, often feeling worried about anything or everything? Or perhaps you notice yourself turning to substance use to manage tough feelings? If you recognize yourself as living any of these experiences, you aren’t alone, and you definitely don’t have to go through it alone.
Hello there! Do you find yourself feeling tired, uninspired, disconnected from others, often feeling worried about anything or everything? Or perhaps you notice yourself turning to substance use to manage tough feelings? If you recognize yourself as living any of these experiences, you aren’t alone, and you definitely don’t have to go through it alone.
(343) 313-0638 View (343) 313-0638
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Sean O'Keeffe
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1T  (Online Only)
At one time or another, the cliché that sometimes you just need a little help applies to us all. Unsure where to seek support? I would be happy to connect with you and help get you started on the path to better mental and emotional wellness. My focus is in supporting people with mental health issues within our diverse community. I offer psychotherapy services to adults and adolescents struggling with severe and persistent mental illness (Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and Depression to name a few), substance use disorders, emotional dysregulation, domestic abuse, and involved with the criminal justice system.
At one time or another, the cliché that sometimes you just need a little help applies to us all. Unsure where to seek support? I would be happy to connect with you and help get you started on the path to better mental and emotional wellness. My focus is in supporting people with mental health issues within our diverse community. I offer psychotherapy services to adults and adolescents struggling with severe and persistent mental illness (Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and Depression to name a few), substance use disorders, emotional dysregulation, domestic abuse, and involved with the criminal justice system.
(343) 308-2078 View (343) 308-2078
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Nick Delroy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2H  (Online Only)
Substance use, trauma and mental health issues can put a significant dent in someone's quality of life. From simply being uncomfortable with how much you are using, or how it is affecting your life, to wishing you could shut your brain or your memories off; to being suicidal or at risk of overdose. You don't need to do this alone. Talking to someone who has seen and helped others with these things can be immensely relieving. If your teenager is going through these problems, it is also relieving to know they are talking to someone about them. Trying to parent a teenager while they are going through this chaos can be challenging.
Substance use, trauma and mental health issues can put a significant dent in someone's quality of life. From simply being uncomfortable with how much you are using, or how it is affecting your life, to wishing you could shut your brain or your memories off; to being suicidal or at risk of overdose. You don't need to do this alone. Talking to someone who has seen and helped others with these things can be immensely relieving. If your teenager is going through these problems, it is also relieving to know they are talking to someone about them. Trying to parent a teenager while they are going through this chaos can be challenging.
(844) 812-8763 View (844) 812-8763
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Jeff Latimer
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1G
My current practice is focused on helping men address major life issues including substance use disorder, sexual addictions, divorce, and major career changes. I focus on evidence-based approaches to healing and offer a non-judgmental and empathetic connection with my clients. I believe that therapy is most effective when the therapeutic relationship is strong and client-centred. I adapt my approach based upon the individual needs and goals of each client and use a number of different modalities including cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindful self-compassion, and trauma-focused therapy.
My current practice is focused on helping men address major life issues including substance use disorder, sexual addictions, divorce, and major career changes. I focus on evidence-based approaches to healing and offer a non-judgmental and empathetic connection with my clients. I believe that therapy is most effective when the therapeutic relationship is strong and client-centred. I adapt my approach based upon the individual needs and goals of each client and use a number of different modalities including cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindful self-compassion, and trauma-focused therapy.
(343) 598-9460 View (343) 598-9460
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Catherine Brunet
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1T
I help individuals with symptoms of anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and mood disorders.
Currently accepting clients. Throughout life, we come to face challenges that we struggle to understand and cope with. I seek to help individuals achieve their innate potential and help them navigate their hardships, moving towards growth and healing. I believe that with a trusting therapeutic alliance, clients can explore moving to a place of acceptance and of well-being.
I help individuals with symptoms of anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and mood disorders.
Currently accepting clients. Throughout life, we come to face challenges that we struggle to understand and cope with. I seek to help individuals achieve their innate potential and help them navigate their hardships, moving towards growth and healing. I believe that with a trusting therapeutic alliance, clients can explore moving to a place of acceptance and of well-being.
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John Robertson Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
Waitlist for new clients
As an experienced therapist, I offer individual, couple’s and family counselling. Whether it’s addiction based issues, such as substance use, gambling and sex, or emotional issues from our journey as young children, many of these issues can be concurrent with many mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, etc. Any one or a combination of these can keep us from finding our true, authentic selves. Through therapy, we have the chance to be heard, believed and empowered. These are key to our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual recovery as individuals and together.
As an experienced therapist, I offer individual, couple’s and family counselling. Whether it’s addiction based issues, such as substance use, gambling and sex, or emotional issues from our journey as young children, many of these issues can be concurrent with many mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, etc. Any one or a combination of these can keep us from finding our true, authentic selves. Through therapy, we have the chance to be heard, believed and empowered. These are key to our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual recovery as individuals and together.
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Ayen Paul Mabor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1V
I have worked in various organizations supporting military families, working with patients in acute care dealing with life changing illnesses, marital issues, separation and divorce, court preparation, substance use issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, oppression, grief and loss.
My name is Ayen Mabor, I have over 20 years of experience in the counselling field. I am a registered Social Worker, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. My approach to counselling is influenced by several theories primarily, Person Centered, Solutions focused, Strength-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I also offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy. My life experiences led me to Social work, and through that, I discovered my love for counselling. Being a Black refugee from South Sudan, has provided me with a unique lens from which I view individuals and social systems.
I have worked in various organizations supporting military families, working with patients in acute care dealing with life changing illnesses, marital issues, separation and divorce, court preparation, substance use issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, oppression, grief and loss.
My name is Ayen Mabor, I have over 20 years of experience in the counselling field. I am a registered Social Worker, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. My approach to counselling is influenced by several theories primarily, Person Centered, Solutions focused, Strength-based approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and I also offer Accelerated Resolution Therapy. My life experiences led me to Social work, and through that, I discovered my love for counselling. Being a Black refugee from South Sudan, has provided me with a unique lens from which I view individuals and social systems.
(587) 412-5018 View (587) 412-5018
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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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