Substance Use Therapists in Ottawa, ON

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Helen Tweddle
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1T  (Online Only)
Taking the first step towards reaching out to a therapist can feel very overwhelming, so congratulations for taking that step today! The reasons for connecting with a therapist are varied and unique to the individual, as such my practice is to work to fully understand the concerns you are navigating, as you see them. In unpacking the concerns and the subsequent impact, we can work together to explore different ways of responding to the issues you're facing, be it a change of circumstance, or a change in how you feel about the circumstance. Together we can work towards creating a life that is more rich and meaningful on your terms.
Taking the first step towards reaching out to a therapist can feel very overwhelming, so congratulations for taking that step today! The reasons for connecting with a therapist are varied and unique to the individual, as such my practice is to work to fully understand the concerns you are navigating, as you see them. In unpacking the concerns and the subsequent impact, we can work together to explore different ways of responding to the issues you're facing, be it a change of circumstance, or a change in how you feel about the circumstance. Together we can work towards creating a life that is more rich and meaningful on your terms.
(437) 747-6902 View (437) 747-6902
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Ocean Dinel
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K4A
Ocean is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) through CRPO and is currently under supervision at CMAP Health as a master's student. Ocean is interested in helping clients with Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Rumination, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Ocean is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) through CRPO and is currently under supervision at CMAP Health as a master's student. Ocean is interested in helping clients with Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Rumination, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
(343) 505-0023 View (343) 505-0023
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Caleb Gunning
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1Z
I believe that choosing to tell and own our story is the bravest thing we will ever do. My commitment is to create a safe, non-judgemental, and warm place where you can feel seen and heard. In my clinical practice, it is a privilege and pleasure to work with youth (16 yrs+), adult individuals, and couples. I support people as they work through various mental health difficulties, relational issues, sexuality, LGBTQ issues, overwhelming experiences, and identity. I have a special interest and research focus on emotion regulation issues (uncontrolled/overcontrolled emotion), intimacy, shame, and anxiety disorders.
I believe that choosing to tell and own our story is the bravest thing we will ever do. My commitment is to create a safe, non-judgemental, and warm place where you can feel seen and heard. In my clinical practice, it is a privilege and pleasure to work with youth (16 yrs+), adult individuals, and couples. I support people as they work through various mental health difficulties, relational issues, sexuality, LGBTQ issues, overwhelming experiences, and identity. I have a special interest and research focus on emotion regulation issues (uncontrolled/overcontrolled emotion), intimacy, shame, and anxiety disorders.
(613) 777-5645 View (613) 777-5645
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Authentic Recovery
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CCRC, CCAC(Q)
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
For many of the people I work with, there is an addictive substance or behaviour present in their life that they can't remove and has become problematic for them in their relationships, in their ability to work, and in their mental and/or physical wellbeing. Many have tried to stop on their own but haven't been able to get more than a few months of abstinence before going back to the addictive substance or behaviour and they understand they need someone with experience to guide them in their efforts. The goals vary from person to person and I work with each individual to reach their specific goal of what a healthier life looks like.
For many of the people I work with, there is an addictive substance or behaviour present in their life that they can't remove and has become problematic for them in their relationships, in their ability to work, and in their mental and/or physical wellbeing. Many have tried to stop on their own but haven't been able to get more than a few months of abstinence before going back to the addictive substance or behaviour and they understand they need someone with experience to guide them in their efforts. The goals vary from person to person and I work with each individual to reach their specific goal of what a healthier life looks like.
(343) 308-4240 View (343) 308-4240
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Mark Coates
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
My practice focuses on identifying neuropsychological difficulties, helping clients to better understand their cognitive profile, and helping clients learn ways to adapt to any cognitive limitations. Practical recommendations are provided through one-on-one feedback and a detailed report, so that clients, their families, and their healthcare providers can work together to maximize functioning. Above all, I strive to provide an objective opinion about an individual's cognition.
My practice focuses on identifying neuropsychological difficulties, helping clients to better understand their cognitive profile, and helping clients learn ways to adapt to any cognitive limitations. Practical recommendations are provided through one-on-one feedback and a detailed report, so that clients, their families, and their healthcare providers can work together to maximize functioning. Above all, I strive to provide an objective opinion about an individual's cognition.
(343) 304-5612 View (343) 304-5612
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Kerry-Lin McGuire
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1B  (Online Only)
I am personable, approachable, and flexible, and I will work with you to establish your goals for therapy, and help to process the issues that come up for you. My approach is seated in a place of curiosity and empathy, and I see myself as your advocate. I sometimes use humour during our sessions to reduce stress, and provide relatable examples so that you can integrate therapeutic skills into your life. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness.
I am personable, approachable, and flexible, and I will work with you to establish your goals for therapy, and help to process the issues that come up for you. My approach is seated in a place of curiosity and empathy, and I see myself as your advocate. I sometimes use humour during our sessions to reduce stress, and provide relatable examples so that you can integrate therapeutic skills into your life. I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness.
(613) 704-4738 View (613) 704-4738
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Matthew Rippeyoung
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2H
I work best with people who find themselves upset and confused regarding how their lives got to be the way they are. I help people to better understand themselves and their pasts so they can make more informed decisions about how they will change their futures. I help people to feel better about themselves, and find that my clients use therapy to resolve deep and long standing problems that have bothered them for years. People often come to me with problems with addictions, moods, anxiety, or difficulties in their relationships. Mes services psychologiques sont aussi disponible en français.
I work best with people who find themselves upset and confused regarding how their lives got to be the way they are. I help people to better understand themselves and their pasts so they can make more informed decisions about how they will change their futures. I help people to feel better about themselves, and find that my clients use therapy to resolve deep and long standing problems that have bothered them for years. People often come to me with problems with addictions, moods, anxiety, or difficulties in their relationships. Mes services psychologiques sont aussi disponible en français.
(844) 402-3141 View (844) 402-3141
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Kris Cormier
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2C
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist for couples counselling (about 12wks) & individual clients (about 6wks). Get support for coping with anxious thoughts & regulating emotions. Explore 2SLGBTQ+ identities, queer relationships, or an interest in polyamory (CNM/ethical non-monogamy). Work on improving interpersonal relationships or dealing with family conflict. Get help with addiction to substances (alcohol or drugs) or addiction to problematic behaviour (gambling or shopping). Heal the wounds of past trauma (sexual assault, childhood abuse, domestic/intimate partner violence). Discover something very different than the “vent & nothing ever changes” experience!
Waitlist for couples counselling (about 12wks) & individual clients (about 6wks). Get support for coping with anxious thoughts & regulating emotions. Explore 2SLGBTQ+ identities, queer relationships, or an interest in polyamory (CNM/ethical non-monogamy). Work on improving interpersonal relationships or dealing with family conflict. Get help with addiction to substances (alcohol or drugs) or addiction to problematic behaviour (gambling or shopping). Heal the wounds of past trauma (sexual assault, childhood abuse, domestic/intimate partner violence). Discover something very different than the “vent & nothing ever changes” experience!
(343) 801-0641 View (343) 801-0641
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Patrick J Marshall
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
When I look for a therapist for myself, I think of what I am struggling to make sense of: the death of a family member, a shift at work, changes in relationships, struggles managing the busyness of life... I'm looking to connect to these thoughts, these feelings, these sensations in a way that can help me first understand what is happening. After all, I never know what to do about something standing in my way if I don't know what it is first. The first thing I want my therapist to do with me is to help me see clearly. Then, we can take the time to figure out what to do about it.
When I look for a therapist for myself, I think of what I am struggling to make sense of: the death of a family member, a shift at work, changes in relationships, struggles managing the busyness of life... I'm looking to connect to these thoughts, these feelings, these sensations in a way that can help me first understand what is happening. After all, I never know what to do about something standing in my way if I don't know what it is first. The first thing I want my therapist to do with me is to help me see clearly. Then, we can take the time to figure out what to do about it.
(343) 314-0252 View (343) 314-0252
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Carol Susan Dignam
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2B
Research towards my book "Multidimensional Healing" soon to be published by Austin Macauley revealed that unresolved childhood trauma underlies many common mental, emotional & physical health issues such as PTSD, HDD, anxiety, depression, chronic hypertension & auto-immune diseases. Therefore, I have trained in the trauma resolution methods EMDR, Internal Family Systems & Somatic Experiencing designed to reactivate embodied psychic trauma & facilitate its release. These methods are life-changing when they release the trauma blocking the flow of vitality, love and well-being.
Research towards my book "Multidimensional Healing" soon to be published by Austin Macauley revealed that unresolved childhood trauma underlies many common mental, emotional & physical health issues such as PTSD, HDD, anxiety, depression, chronic hypertension & auto-immune diseases. Therefore, I have trained in the trauma resolution methods EMDR, Internal Family Systems & Somatic Experiencing designed to reactivate embodied psychic trauma & facilitate its release. These methods are life-changing when they release the trauma blocking the flow of vitality, love and well-being.
(613) 706-2387 View (613) 706-2387
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Bonnie Graham
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1S
Welcoming New Clients. Are you feeling overwhelmed and looking for a counsellor who has compassion without judgement? I counsel from a strengths-based framework, working with clients to embrace coping strategies to achieve their goals in health and happiness. My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in narrative therapy, family systems and vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue. I believe that people who access counselling are at a place in their lives where they have identified wanting to be in control of their future selves. I'm looking forward to hearing from you so that we can start down that road together.
Welcoming New Clients. Are you feeling overwhelmed and looking for a counsellor who has compassion without judgement? I counsel from a strengths-based framework, working with clients to embrace coping strategies to achieve their goals in health and happiness. My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in narrative therapy, family systems and vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue. I believe that people who access counselling are at a place in their lives where they have identified wanting to be in control of their future selves. I'm looking forward to hearing from you so that we can start down that road together.
(613) 902-1185 View (613) 902-1185
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Arktos Wellness Services Canada
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2J  (Online Only)
As Registered Social Workers and Registered Clinical Counsellors, we are committed to providing compassionate and effective mental health support. We offer a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Whether you're struggling with anxiety or depression or navigating life's transitions, our goal is to empower you on your journey toward healing and personal growth. We will work collaboratively to identify your strengths, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience so you can live a more fulfilling and balanced life.
As Registered Social Workers and Registered Clinical Counsellors, we are committed to providing compassionate and effective mental health support. We offer a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Whether you're struggling with anxiety or depression or navigating life's transitions, our goal is to empower you on your journey toward healing and personal growth. We will work collaboratively to identify your strengths, develop coping strategies, and foster resilience so you can live a more fulfilling and balanced life.
(249) 490-5992 View (249) 490-5992
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Nick Kenny
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1R
My style is calm, curious, and nonjudgemental. To deepen your self-understanding and make sense of things, we can discuss your perspectives, emotions, experiences, and give your unconscious or implicit memory a voice. We can also explore more practical information and strategies. Like, how our minds and bodies react to stress, and skills for regulating emotions and managing relationships. My approach pulls from many therapeutic modalities and utilizes techniques supported by research and my experience.
My style is calm, curious, and nonjudgemental. To deepen your self-understanding and make sense of things, we can discuss your perspectives, emotions, experiences, and give your unconscious or implicit memory a voice. We can also explore more practical information and strategies. Like, how our minds and bodies react to stress, and skills for regulating emotions and managing relationships. My approach pulls from many therapeutic modalities and utilizes techniques supported by research and my experience.
(343) 308-4283 View (343) 308-4283
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Jessica Johnson
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MC, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2C
Waitlist for new clients
As a Registered Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor, I strive to provide non-judgemental and compassionate care to every individual I support. I specialize in anxiety, post-traumatic stress, trauma and/or abuse, depression, relationship issues, substance misuse, emotional dysregulation, stress, and other mental health concerns. In my therapeutic relationships, I foster trust, focus on strengths, and seek collaboration with clients through my adoption of a client-centred and trauma-informed perspective.
As a Registered Psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor, I strive to provide non-judgemental and compassionate care to every individual I support. I specialize in anxiety, post-traumatic stress, trauma and/or abuse, depression, relationship issues, substance misuse, emotional dysregulation, stress, and other mental health concerns. In my therapeutic relationships, I foster trust, focus on strengths, and seek collaboration with clients through my adoption of a client-centred and trauma-informed perspective.
(343) 305-1699 View (343) 305-1699
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Christie Lim
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1P
Navigating the walk of life can be isolating and challenging for many of us at times but it does not have to be this way. As a therapist, my passion lies in creating a safe and empathetic space to help clients uncover what is contributing to their struggles. I strongly believe people have the resiliency to overcome challenges. Thus, my aim in therapy is to collaborate with clients to cultivate inner strength and positive growth to live a more enjoyable and meaningful life.
Navigating the walk of life can be isolating and challenging for many of us at times but it does not have to be this way. As a therapist, my passion lies in creating a safe and empathetic space to help clients uncover what is contributing to their struggles. I strongly believe people have the resiliency to overcome challenges. Thus, my aim in therapy is to collaborate with clients to cultivate inner strength and positive growth to live a more enjoyable and meaningful life.
(343) 308-3553 View (343) 308-3553
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François Y Levert
MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1K
Anxiety, depression, or trauma preventing a better life? Your couple is in need of some attention and care? You're worth the investment. Covered by most private insurance, I specialize in helping all clients live their best lives. I use the most scientifically viable evidence-based methods and techniques to help you live a better life. This isn't magic - it is work but together through guided exercises, insight, and exploration of the self we can make progress towards your goals and improve your quality of life. I've worked with clients of all ages, and all forms of trauma including survivors of childhood sexual assault.
Anxiety, depression, or trauma preventing a better life? Your couple is in need of some attention and care? You're worth the investment. Covered by most private insurance, I specialize in helping all clients live their best lives. I use the most scientifically viable evidence-based methods and techniques to help you live a better life. This isn't magic - it is work but together through guided exercises, insight, and exploration of the self we can make progress towards your goals and improve your quality of life. I've worked with clients of all ages, and all forms of trauma including survivors of childhood sexual assault.
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Janelle Comtois
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A
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.
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 View (855) 908-4397
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Shontelle Prokipcak
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, CCAC, CCS-AC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2E
I have been providing collaborative mental health and addiction services for youth, adolescents and adults in the Ottawa Region for the past 18 years. I work closely with individuals and families to identify the best treatment plans to meet their unique needs. Some techniques I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Problem Solving, Mindfulness Integrated CBT, Trauma Practice and Addiction Issues. I use an assertive care approach which can provide some support between sessions, as needed, for clients to meet their goals with non-life-threatening mental health challenges. Many clients have found this very helpful.
I have been providing collaborative mental health and addiction services for youth, adolescents and adults in the Ottawa Region for the past 18 years. I work closely with individuals and families to identify the best treatment plans to meet their unique needs. Some techniques I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Collaborative Problem Solving, Mindfulness Integrated CBT, Trauma Practice and Addiction Issues. I use an assertive care approach which can provide some support between sessions, as needed, for clients to meet their goals with non-life-threatening mental health challenges. Many clients have found this very helpful.
(343) 312-6483 View (343) 312-6483
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Suzanne Lathrop
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1J  (Online Only)
As your therapist, my greatest priority is to create an accepting and compassionate space where you can feel safe to be yourself, exactly as you are. My wish is that you leave our sessions feeling heard, valued, and hopeful that change is possible. Together, we can gently unpack your burdens, and explore what is keeping you from living a more comfortable and fulfilling life. Should you be seeking deeper healing, we can integrate holistic, evidence-based trauma treatments (such as EMDR) into our work together in a manner that honours your pace/timing. Through collaboration, we can also find creative ways to build upon your strengths!
As your therapist, my greatest priority is to create an accepting and compassionate space where you can feel safe to be yourself, exactly as you are. My wish is that you leave our sessions feeling heard, valued, and hopeful that change is possible. Together, we can gently unpack your burdens, and explore what is keeping you from living a more comfortable and fulfilling life. Should you be seeking deeper healing, we can integrate holistic, evidence-based trauma treatments (such as EMDR) into our work together in a manner that honours your pace/timing. Through collaboration, we can also find creative ways to build upon your strengths!
(343) 309-9976 View (343) 309-9976
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Louise Goodman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y
Looking for a compassionate path to wellness? As a psychotherapist specializing in addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression, I'm here to guide you through your journey of healing and self-discovery. If you're seeking to understand and overcome life's challenges, you'll find a safe and supportive space in my practice. Together, we'll work on building resilience, enhancing self-esteem, and creating a balanced, fulfilling life. It's not just about managing symptoms—it's about understanding their roots and fostering meaningful, lasting change. Let's embark on this journey together towards your well being and empowerment.
Looking for a compassionate path to wellness? As a psychotherapist specializing in addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression, I'm here to guide you through your journey of healing and self-discovery. If you're seeking to understand and overcome life's challenges, you'll find a safe and supportive space in my practice. Together, we'll work on building resilience, enhancing self-esteem, and creating a balanced, fulfilling life. It's not just about managing symptoms—it's about understanding their roots and fostering meaningful, lasting change. Let's embark on this journey together towards your well being and empowerment.
(343) 453-2355 View (343) 453-2355

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