Substance Use Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP, CSAT(C), EMDR
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
My specialties include: trauma and PTSD, grief, anger management, sexual addiction, porn addiction, anxiety, ADHD, career guidance, addiction, substance use, infidelity, depression, coping skills, sexual abuse, chronic pain, and life transitions.
Stuck? Lost? Broken? Disconnected? Powerless? Hopeless? Many men wait too long to seek help for the challenges they face. You may not feel safe talking with others, particularly if you have experienced trauma, abuse, anxiety, addition, grief, or shame. Often, even those they are closest to you may understand or know the depth of your pain. You may feel that you are burdening others with your problems, and may have tried to solve your issues on your own, often leading deeper struggles and, at times, greater loss and pain. Tired of suffering? Book a free 20-minute consultation. No waitlist. Get started with a free consultation today.
My specialties include: trauma and PTSD, grief, anger management, sexual addiction, porn addiction, anxiety, ADHD, career guidance, addiction, substance use, infidelity, depression, coping skills, sexual abuse, chronic pain, and life transitions.
Stuck? Lost? Broken? Disconnected? Powerless? Hopeless? Many men wait too long to seek help for the challenges they face. You may not feel safe talking with others, particularly if you have experienced trauma, abuse, anxiety, addition, grief, or shame. Often, even those they are closest to you may understand or know the depth of your pain. You may feel that you are burdening others with your problems, and may have tried to solve your issues on your own, often leading deeper struggles and, at times, greater loss and pain. Tired of suffering? Book a free 20-minute consultation. No waitlist. Get started with a free consultation today.
(289) 274-7312 View (289) 274-7312
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Catherine Howson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1P  (Online Only)
I am passionate about working with people who are seeking professional and compassionate support to address areas of distress in their lives - including anxiety, depression, grief, stress and substance use concerns, etc. I believe that people are generally resilient and, at times, require support to inventory their coping skills - by tweaking existing skills and/or adding new tools to their coping toolbox - in order to live balanced lives. I can provide treatment for diagnosed or suspected acute trauma, mood and anxiety disorders.
I am passionate about working with people who are seeking professional and compassionate support to address areas of distress in their lives - including anxiety, depression, grief, stress and substance use concerns, etc. I believe that people are generally resilient and, at times, require support to inventory their coping skills - by tweaking existing skills and/or adding new tools to their coping toolbox - in order to live balanced lives. I can provide treatment for diagnosed or suspected acute trauma, mood and anxiety disorders.
(289) 272-7490 View (289) 272-7490
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Tye Laframboise
Registered Social Worker, RSW/BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
I am a trans, queer and neurodivergent person, who is passionate about working within community. I am a Registered Social Worker in Ontario, and am currently practicing out of Pink Opal Counselling. I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University, and am currently completing my Master of Social Work, with a specialization of Gender and Women’s studies at Lakehead University.
I am a trans, queer and neurodivergent person, who is passionate about working within community. I am a Registered Social Worker in Ontario, and am currently practicing out of Pink Opal Counselling. I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University, and am currently completing my Master of Social Work, with a specialization of Gender and Women’s studies at Lakehead University.
(343) 321-2585 View (343) 321-2585
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Kevin G. Alderson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P  (Online Only)
I am here to help. I embrace the "4C's" of my profession, an acronym that stands for caring, compassionate, competent, and well connected. You deserve the best, and that is all I offer. My ideal client is someone serious about improving, growing, and overcoming (or least better managing) whatever it is you need help with now. Please note that I live in Calgary and I offer live in-person sessions here, but I do see clients across Ontario via high-quality video software. BOOK APPOINTMENT: Click icon called "Website" on left side. My 83-second promotional video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vOKqotpeaM
I am here to help. I embrace the "4C's" of my profession, an acronym that stands for caring, compassionate, competent, and well connected. You deserve the best, and that is all I offer. My ideal client is someone serious about improving, growing, and overcoming (or least better managing) whatever it is you need help with now. Please note that I live in Calgary and I offer live in-person sessions here, but I do see clients across Ontario via high-quality video software. BOOK APPOINTMENT: Click icon called "Website" on left side. My 83-second promotional video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vOKqotpeaM
(343) 304-6293 View (343) 304-6293
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Aleks Milosevic
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
People who seek my professional help, whether for psychotherapy or psychological evaluations, are often having difficulties with negative emotions (like anger, anxiety, depression, or shame), behaviours that negatively affect their work or relationships (like aggression, addictions, or compulsions), or patterns in their relationships that prevent them from feeling good about themselves or developing more satisfying connections.
People who seek my professional help, whether for psychotherapy or psychological evaluations, are often having difficulties with negative emotions (like anger, anxiety, depression, or shame), behaviours that negatively affect their work or relationships (like aggression, addictions, or compulsions), or patterns in their relationships that prevent them from feeling good about themselves or developing more satisfying connections.
(819) 412-5429 View (819) 412-5429
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Jenny Jackson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2H
I am a social worker who believes in the power of persons and peoples: I work with clients to create opportunities for healing and growth. I have a varied background including crisis intervention, addictions recovery, women's issues, LGBTQ+ concerns, Parts work and Somatic Experiencing. I understand the importance of melding mindfulness techniques with talk therapy. In practice, I work to combine a solid knowledge of the roots of trauma while providing a safe and welcoming environment, creatively combining these aspects of care to customise healing journeys in partnership with clients.
I am a social worker who believes in the power of persons and peoples: I work with clients to create opportunities for healing and growth. I have a varied background including crisis intervention, addictions recovery, women's issues, LGBTQ+ concerns, Parts work and Somatic Experiencing. I understand the importance of melding mindfulness techniques with talk therapy. In practice, I work to combine a solid knowledge of the roots of trauma while providing a safe and welcoming environment, creatively combining these aspects of care to customise healing journeys in partnership with clients.
(343) 503-0874 View (343) 503-0874
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Robert Vincent Piro
Registered Psychotherapist, M Ed, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Z
Real change, healing, and growth happens from the inside out. This is a process of mutual empowerment that occurs through our genuine relationships, as we bring parts of ourselves and hidden parts of our experience into the light of a compassionate awareness. In psychotherapy we can create an authentic space of acceptance to explore life's troubles with compassion, curiosity, and courage. Together we may discover, become, heal, and grow. Whatever brings you to psychotherapy, it is with respect and gratitude that I commit to walk beside you on this path. "A journey of a thousand miles begins where one is and taking a single step."
Real change, healing, and growth happens from the inside out. This is a process of mutual empowerment that occurs through our genuine relationships, as we bring parts of ourselves and hidden parts of our experience into the light of a compassionate awareness. In psychotherapy we can create an authentic space of acceptance to explore life's troubles with compassion, curiosity, and courage. Together we may discover, become, heal, and grow. Whatever brings you to psychotherapy, it is with respect and gratitude that I commit to walk beside you on this path. "A journey of a thousand miles begins where one is and taking a single step."
(343) 307-9442 View (343) 307-9442
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Interventionist for Addictions
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, ICADC, CAI , RPS
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2A
My name is Catherine MacDonald, I am a Certified Addiction Interventionist. I have a wealth of knowledge and life experience that allows me to help families transition from the chaos created by addiction and addictive behaviours of a loved one, towards a new beginning and a healthier family lifestyle for everyone. I will guide and support you through the intervention process, helping your loved one get the help they need and provide continuing care and support for families and friends.
My name is Catherine MacDonald, I am a Certified Addiction Interventionist. I have a wealth of knowledge and life experience that allows me to help families transition from the chaos created by addiction and addictive behaviours of a loved one, towards a new beginning and a healthier family lifestyle for everyone. I will guide and support you through the intervention process, helping your loved one get the help they need and provide continuing care and support for families and friends.
(855) 974-4372 View (855) 974-4372
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Jeremy Mayer (Registered Sex Addiction Therapist)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
I provide therpy virtualy serving all of the Ontario area to help you live happier, more satisfying lives. I work with people who are experiencing a variety of life circumstances including anxiety, depression, addiction, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, family issues, behaviour disorders, and trauma. Mens Therapist, Sex Addiction Therapist, Addictions Therapist, Couples and Relationship Therapy. After 26 years of working in the social services field, I have gained valuable experience and been very fortunate to participate in a large amount of specialized clinical training.
I provide therpy virtualy serving all of the Ontario area to help you live happier, more satisfying lives. I work with people who are experiencing a variety of life circumstances including anxiety, depression, addiction, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, family issues, behaviour disorders, and trauma. Mens Therapist, Sex Addiction Therapist, Addictions Therapist, Couples and Relationship Therapy. After 26 years of working in the social services field, I have gained valuable experience and been very fortunate to participate in a large amount of specialized clinical training.
(343) 312-6578 View (343) 312-6578
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Mubuntu Counselling and Consulting Services
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
I have been working with clients for 25 years on various issues such as gender based violence, racism, addictions and mental health. I have extensive knowledge on compassion fatigue, self -care and building resilience. I have supervised both undergraduate and Masters students from different post secondary institutions. I work collaboratively with individuals in therapy. Since you're the expert of your life, I believe my role as your therapist is to support you as you explore and navigate your healing journey.
I have been working with clients for 25 years on various issues such as gender based violence, racism, addictions and mental health. I have extensive knowledge on compassion fatigue, self -care and building resilience. I have supervised both undergraduate and Masters students from different post secondary institutions. I work collaboratively with individuals in therapy. Since you're the expert of your life, I believe my role as your therapist is to support you as you explore and navigate your healing journey.
(343) 500-6432 View (343) 500-6432
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Rosalind J Gilchrist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2E
I treat a variety of emotional issues and parenting challenges. These include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, gaming/internet addiction, trauma, bullying, relationship conflict, and disordered eating. I work with ages 9 to 99. Our goal at Mental Health & Addictions Services Ottawa is to support and strengthen your investment in your self and your relationships to best manage the challenges of daily life. Monday and Tuesday Evening appointments. Monday to Thursday day time appointments.
I treat a variety of emotional issues and parenting challenges. These include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, gaming/internet addiction, trauma, bullying, relationship conflict, and disordered eating. I work with ages 9 to 99. Our goal at Mental Health & Addictions Services Ottawa is to support and strengthen your investment in your self and your relationships to best manage the challenges of daily life. Monday and Tuesday Evening appointments. Monday to Thursday day time appointments.
(613) 900-5634 View (613) 900-5634
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Jacob Pollack
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, MSc
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1R
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. I approach mental health issues as arising primarily from our needs being inadequately met by the community and world around us. So there's a disconnect between how we evolved and where we are now. I also do ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) in partnership with the Canadian Centre For Psychedelic Healing.
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. I approach mental health issues as arising primarily from our needs being inadequately met by the community and world around us. So there's a disconnect between how we evolved and where we are now. I also do ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) in partnership with the Canadian Centre For Psychedelic Healing.
(343) 307-4875 View (343) 307-4875
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Brandon Joly
Counsellor, BA, MA, RP, LCT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
Hi my name is Brandon, my great passion is supporting people towards authentic love, hope and listening to oneself and others. I help my clients know themselves better, become stronger, more resilient and overcome stressful or past traumatic events. I also help my clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as beautiful, whole and brave. I believe that life can be meaningful, joyful and filled with immense hope that the best lies ahead of us!
Hi my name is Brandon, my great passion is supporting people towards authentic love, hope and listening to oneself and others. I help my clients know themselves better, become stronger, more resilient and overcome stressful or past traumatic events. I also help my clients find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves as beautiful, whole and brave. I believe that life can be meaningful, joyful and filled with immense hope that the best lies ahead of us!
(343) 307-5852 View (343) 307-5852
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Arlene Jane Pitts
Registered Social Worker, ACC, MA, MACP(Q), RPQ, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1R
Welcome! I am a trauma-informed Psychotherapist, Social Worker who works collaboratively to offer a client-centred approach promoting self-determination and autonomy. I draw from modalities I have trained extensively in including Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, while combining internal family systems and mindfulness. I offer a non-judgemental space that is centred around your whole self, allowing you to explore your goals, identity, and strengths in order to heal, manage, process traumatic experiences and most importantly thrive. My approach is rooted in abolition, anti-oppression, pro-sex work, decolonization and harm reduction.
Welcome! I am a trauma-informed Psychotherapist, Social Worker who works collaboratively to offer a client-centred approach promoting self-determination and autonomy. I draw from modalities I have trained extensively in including Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, while combining internal family systems and mindfulness. I offer a non-judgemental space that is centred around your whole self, allowing you to explore your goals, identity, and strengths in order to heal, manage, process traumatic experiences and most importantly thrive. My approach is rooted in abolition, anti-oppression, pro-sex work, decolonization and harm reduction.
(647) 691-0729 View (647) 691-0729
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Steve Rose
PhD, MA, BA, CGC, (CCPC)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1A  (Online Only)
Have you found yourself increasingly using alcohol, substances, or addictive behaviors such as gambling? For a brief moment, it feels like you've found relief from stress or boredom, but as time goes on, the cost becomes apparent. You start losing grip on your life, watching as your health and relationships suffer. Deep down, you know that what once seemed like a solution has become the very problem you're struggling to overcome. The cycle of trying to stop can leave you feeling trapped and frustrated, wanting to regain your sense of self and live a fulfilling life, free from addiction. Luckily, change is possible.
Have you found yourself increasingly using alcohol, substances, or addictive behaviors such as gambling? For a brief moment, it feels like you've found relief from stress or boredom, but as time goes on, the cost becomes apparent. You start losing grip on your life, watching as your health and relationships suffer. Deep down, you know that what once seemed like a solution has become the very problem you're struggling to overcome. The cycle of trying to stop can leave you feeling trapped and frustrated, wanting to regain your sense of self and live a fulfilling life, free from addiction. Luckily, change is possible.
(226) 401-8143 View (226) 401-8143
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Tim Kahtava Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
When overwhelming emotions limit the pursuit of our responsibilities or passions in life there are effective strategies that can help regulate and minimize the emotional storms as well as provide the resilience needed to thrive in your life despite those storms. Life can be very difficult, unlike physical pain that is usually hard to ignore therefore treatment is sought after, emotional pain is unfortunately often ignored hoping it goes away. Anger, stress, anxiety, low moods, loss and relationship upheavals are all issues that can be better worked through with professional support through those storms. My name is Tim Kahtava, I
When overwhelming emotions limit the pursuit of our responsibilities or passions in life there are effective strategies that can help regulate and minimize the emotional storms as well as provide the resilience needed to thrive in your life despite those storms. Life can be very difficult, unlike physical pain that is usually hard to ignore therefore treatment is sought after, emotional pain is unfortunately often ignored hoping it goes away. Anger, stress, anxiety, low moods, loss and relationship upheavals are all issues that can be better worked through with professional support through those storms. My name is Tim Kahtava, I
(807) 907-4571 View (807) 907-4571
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Abigail Whitney
Registered Psychotherapist, MA:I, MA:Coun, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
You are struggling with feelings of stress, overwhelmedness, and stuck-ness that might be new—or you’ve had them as long as you can remember. You might be feeling low, unmotivated, and having a hard time getting back to your ‘usual self'. Your life, career, or relationships just aren't going the way you'd like them to, and you want to create more helpful patterns and experiences. These and other issues (grief, parenting and pregnancy/postpartum) are all things people I see are experiencing and wanting to change. I am fluent in ASL and understand the unique issues clients who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing face.
You are struggling with feelings of stress, overwhelmedness, and stuck-ness that might be new—or you’ve had them as long as you can remember. You might be feeling low, unmotivated, and having a hard time getting back to your ‘usual self'. Your life, career, or relationships just aren't going the way you'd like them to, and you want to create more helpful patterns and experiences. These and other issues (grief, parenting and pregnancy/postpartum) are all things people I see are experiencing and wanting to change. I am fluent in ASL and understand the unique issues clients who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing face.
(613) 707-5065 View (613) 707-5065
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Aroha Pride Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1P  (Online Only)
Everyone needs some extra support sometimes. With Aroha Counselling, our mental health professionals support people who are coping with a range of experiences. Our practices are framed within an anti-oppressive, queer affirming, anti-racist, sex positive, trauma informed, and harm reduction lens. Clients can expect a welcoming and stigma free counselling environment. We provide services to anyone in need of support from all walks of life and have additional specialization in providing informed services to the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Please note that all of our services are virtual.
Everyone needs some extra support sometimes. With Aroha Counselling, our mental health professionals support people who are coping with a range of experiences. Our practices are framed within an anti-oppressive, queer affirming, anti-racist, sex positive, trauma informed, and harm reduction lens. Clients can expect a welcoming and stigma free counselling environment. We provide services to anyone in need of support from all walks of life and have additional specialization in providing informed services to the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Please note that all of our services are virtual.
(343) 321-1390 View (343) 321-1390
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Richard Merrill Haney Ph.D.
PhD, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
I provide warm, heart-connected and empathetic counselling, coaching, mediation and hypnotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I concentrate on "wholistic" healing and empowerment rather than on being clinical and "helping". Basically, I form what I call a "Healing Partnership" with the people who come for my services. I tend to be quite eclectic and bring a wide range of skills, techniques, modalities and wisdom to each counselling interaction. Please contact me to enhance your life and to make the most of each moment. My favourite slogan is: "Listening well is the most eloquent sign of caring."
I provide warm, heart-connected and empathetic counselling, coaching, mediation and hypnotherapy services to individuals, couples and families. I concentrate on "wholistic" healing and empowerment rather than on being clinical and "helping". Basically, I form what I call a "Healing Partnership" with the people who come for my services. I tend to be quite eclectic and bring a wide range of skills, techniques, modalities and wisdom to each counselling interaction. Please contact me to enhance your life and to make the most of each moment. My favourite slogan is: "Listening well is the most eloquent sign of caring."
(613) 909-4399 View (613) 909-4399
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Ghislaine Benmoussa
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, Qualify
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S
Bienvenue. Il m’est un plaisir de vous accompagner dans un travail vers la profondeur de votre expérience pour vous aider à cibler vos propres besoins et à les combler. Pour moi, la relation client-thérapeute est au cœur du processus thérapeutique. C’est pourquoi c’est avec attention que je prends soin de ma relation avec vous afin de vous offrir un espace sécuritaire, de confiance et sans jugement. Il m’est crucial que vous vous sentiez vue, entendue, soutenue, affirmée et honorée durant votre processus de guérison.
Bienvenue. Il m’est un plaisir de vous accompagner dans un travail vers la profondeur de votre expérience pour vous aider à cibler vos propres besoins et à les combler. Pour moi, la relation client-thérapeute est au cœur du processus thérapeutique. C’est pourquoi c’est avec attention que je prends soin de ma relation avec vous afin de vous offrir un espace sécuritaire, de confiance et sans jugement. Il m’est crucial que vous vous sentiez vue, entendue, soutenue, affirmée et honorée durant votre processus de guérison.
(343) 312-5274 View (343) 312-5274

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