Substance Use Therapists in Perth, ON

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Sarah Sweeney
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth, ON K7H
Welcome! I specialize in substance use, mental health and life issues. I work with clients all along the substance use spectrum to modify or stop problematic use and with those that are in recovery but want help addressing other issues. I also assist family members that have been impacted by a loved ones substance use. In addition, I help clients who have issues with depression, anxiety, experienced trauma, abusive relationships or other life issues. I strive to provide a safe non judgmental space for clients to explore their issues and make their own decisions that make sense for how you want to live your life.
Welcome! I specialize in substance use, mental health and life issues. I work with clients all along the substance use spectrum to modify or stop problematic use and with those that are in recovery but want help addressing other issues. I also assist family members that have been impacted by a loved ones substance use. In addition, I help clients who have issues with depression, anxiety, experienced trauma, abusive relationships or other life issues. I strive to provide a safe non judgmental space for clients to explore their issues and make their own decisions that make sense for how you want to live your life.
(343) 800-0091 View (343) 800-0091
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Tamara Derkzen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Perth, ON K7H  (Online Only)
I have been a registered social worker and psychotherapist for 25 years, working in women’s shelters and mental health clinics as a counsellor and clinical director. My experience and evidence based training is key, however most important is the real human connection I foster with my clients. Together, we will develop an individualized plan, giving you the skills and tools needed to achieve your goals. It is also helpful to simply be heard and validated. Dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, substance use, relationships is challenging; I can help you with that.
I have been a registered social worker and psychotherapist for 25 years, working in women’s shelters and mental health clinics as a counsellor and clinical director. My experience and evidence based training is key, however most important is the real human connection I foster with my clients. Together, we will develop an individualized plan, giving you the skills and tools needed to achieve your goals. It is also helpful to simply be heard and validated. Dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, substance use, relationships is challenging; I can help you with that.
(343) 304-6092 View (343) 304-6092
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Jessie Burnie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Perth, ON K7H
Jessie Burnie, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker who provides clinical counselling and psychotherapy services. Jessie specializes in working with children, youth, families, and young adults. Jessie works from an eclectic mix of evidence-based and client-centered therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, and she incorporates mindfulness and play-based activities into her sessions. Jessie also brings an attachment lens to much of her work to better understand the complexities of family dynamics, trauma, identify, self-esteem, and our overall mental health.
Jessie Burnie, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker who provides clinical counselling and psychotherapy services. Jessie specializes in working with children, youth, families, and young adults. Jessie works from an eclectic mix of evidence-based and client-centered therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, and she incorporates mindfulness and play-based activities into her sessions. Jessie also brings an attachment lens to much of her work to better understand the complexities of family dynamics, trauma, identify, self-esteem, and our overall mental health.
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Catherine C Classen
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Perth, ON K7H  (Online Only)
I'm a clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience and a certified sensorimotor psychotherapist. My practice is trauma-informed, relational, and psychodynamic. I specialize in treating complex trauma and PTSD and helping clients adjust to living with a serious medical illness. I strive to help the trauma survivor process their trauma and to address the impact it's had on their life. For clients with a serious medical illness, the aim is to address the profound impact of the illness - not just physically but also emotionally, relationally and spiritually.
I'm a clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience and a certified sensorimotor psychotherapist. My practice is trauma-informed, relational, and psychodynamic. I specialize in treating complex trauma and PTSD and helping clients adjust to living with a serious medical illness. I strive to help the trauma survivor process their trauma and to address the impact it's had on their life. For clients with a serious medical illness, the aim is to address the profound impact of the illness - not just physically but also emotionally, relationally and spiritually.
(613) 801-6659 View (613) 801-6659
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Veronica Felizardo
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW, DCP, (Cand)
Verified Verified
Perth, ON K7H
Veronica Felizardo M.S.W., R.S.W. Doctor in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Cand.) is a Psychotherapist with experience in assessment, individual counselling and couples counselling for those who have a desire to change their current circumstances to lead a fulfilled life. She's a firm believer in the innate ability to overcome challenges by working with clients at the current place they find themselves in. Using a strengths-based approach, she inspires each person to realize their full potential. She is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. She provides in-between session support via text and email.
Veronica Felizardo M.S.W., R.S.W. Doctor in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Cand.) is a Psychotherapist with experience in assessment, individual counselling and couples counselling for those who have a desire to change their current circumstances to lead a fulfilled life. She's a firm believer in the innate ability to overcome challenges by working with clients at the current place they find themselves in. Using a strengths-based approach, she inspires each person to realize their full potential. She is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. She provides in-between session support via text and email.
(343) 800-5987 View (343) 800-5987
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Amber McGlade-Certified Nurse Psychotherapist
RN, CNP (Q)
Verified Verified
Perth, ON K7H
Do you spend a lot of time worrying, agonizing, and avoiding? Feeling stuck and weighed down? Anxiety and depression can manifest in various ways, impacting your daily life. If you often feel overwhelmed, overthink, and worry excessively, or avoid social situations, therapy can be a valuable tool for you. If you've experienced traumatic events that have led to a cycle of shame, fear, or withdrawal, therapy can offer a path to healing and hope. You don't have to face these challenges alone. Reach out today, and let us support you on your journey to mental well-being
Do you spend a lot of time worrying, agonizing, and avoiding? Feeling stuck and weighed down? Anxiety and depression can manifest in various ways, impacting your daily life. If you often feel overwhelmed, overthink, and worry excessively, or avoid social situations, therapy can be a valuable tool for you. If you've experienced traumatic events that have led to a cycle of shame, fear, or withdrawal, therapy can offer a path to healing and hope. You don't have to face these challenges alone. Reach out today, and let us support you on your journey to mental well-being
(613) 707-5077 View (613) 707-5077
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Dianne Theresa McLean
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth, ON K7H  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting those with mental health complexities in order for individuals to experience healing and well-being. By combining modalities, I blend evidence-based therapies with a holistic approach.
I am passionate about supporting those with mental health complexities in order for individuals to experience healing and well-being. By combining modalities, I blend evidence-based therapies with a holistic approach.
(343) 313-0242 View (343) 313-0242
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Marilyn Scott Harris Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, ICADC, CCTACP, BST
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Perth, ON K7H  (Online Only)
Do you want to reach your best potential and experience quality and contentment in your life journey? Then I am the person who will help you achieve that goal. I am a strong believer that everyone can far exceed their personal goals with the support of counselling. Developing curiosity to explore change is key to counselling sessions. My professional career spanning over 25 years, has been spent assisting those who struggle with addiction and mental health concerns including substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and low self esteem.
Do you want to reach your best potential and experience quality and contentment in your life journey? Then I am the person who will help you achieve that goal. I am a strong believer that everyone can far exceed their personal goals with the support of counselling. Developing curiosity to explore change is key to counselling sessions. My professional career spanning over 25 years, has been spent assisting those who struggle with addiction and mental health concerns including substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and low self esteem.
(343) 500-6302 View (343) 500-6302
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Tory Baker-Reed
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Perth, ON K7H
I strive to create effective personalized healing options for each client and work from a foundation of inclusion, compassion and kindness. Offering a range of healing modalities including EMDR, narrative therapy, psychodrama and emotion release work. As a registered social worker/psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) I welcome clients with a wide variety of life experiences, trauma and personal struggles. Please note the quickest way to connect with me, and book a free 15-minute meet and greet session, is to access my website.
I strive to create effective personalized healing options for each client and work from a foundation of inclusion, compassion and kindness. Offering a range of healing modalities including EMDR, narrative therapy, psychodrama and emotion release work. As a registered social worker/psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) I welcome clients with a wide variety of life experiences, trauma and personal struggles. Please note the quickest way to connect with me, and book a free 15-minute meet and greet session, is to access my website.
(343) 503-0835 View (343) 503-0835

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McKay Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN, BScN, MACP
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
I believe that the road to finding happiness and freedom begins with a simple principle, understanding that some things are within our control and some things are not. Whether you are controlled by anxiety, dreading the “what ifs” of the future. Or you are stuck in the past and find it difficult to move on, I believe I can help. I am dedicated to building a therapeutic alliance with my clients and working on an individual basis to help each, and every person realize their strengths to find their own solutions. I work with clients 18 and over to support them in recovering from anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship issues.
I believe that the road to finding happiness and freedom begins with a simple principle, understanding that some things are within our control and some things are not. Whether you are controlled by anxiety, dreading the “what ifs” of the future. Or you are stuck in the past and find it difficult to move on, I believe I can help. I am dedicated to building a therapeutic alliance with my clients and working on an individual basis to help each, and every person realize their strengths to find their own solutions. I work with clients 18 and over to support them in recovering from anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship issues.
(343) 338-5333 View (343) 338-5333
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Sherridon Parcells
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lanark, ON K0G  (Online Only)
Feeling stressed, anxious or struggling with low mood and/or depression? Ready to take the initial step in feeling better? For many people at some point in their lives, they might feel that something is too challenging to manage and overcome. These situations can sometimes lead to feeling hopeless, stuck and defeated. As a registered psychotherapist, I am trained in supporting people to overcome some of life’s most challenging situations through cultivating a warm, non-judgmental, empathic and compassionate environment as well as drawing on evidence based therapeutic approaches, modalities and interventions.
Feeling stressed, anxious or struggling with low mood and/or depression? Ready to take the initial step in feeling better? For many people at some point in their lives, they might feel that something is too challenging to manage and overcome. These situations can sometimes lead to feeling hopeless, stuck and defeated. As a registered psychotherapist, I am trained in supporting people to overcome some of life’s most challenging situations through cultivating a warm, non-judgmental, empathic and compassionate environment as well as drawing on evidence based therapeutic approaches, modalities and interventions.
(343) 307-7199 View (343) 307-7199
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Heidi O'Hagan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
If you are an “over” person - an overthinker, overwhelmed, or overworked - then you are one of the people I work with best. You are hard on yourself, “self-care” is confusing or guilt-inducing, you can get paralyzed by intense feelings, stuck in negative thought spirals, or find yourself shutting down. You may have been wondering for a long time how to turn off negative thoughts or let go of things you can’t change. The constant weight of what you believe you “should” be doing can feel immobilizing, and the endless fight against the “what ifs” is exhausting. It may feel impossible to move on or let go of negativity or trauma.
If you are an “over” person - an overthinker, overwhelmed, or overworked - then you are one of the people I work with best. You are hard on yourself, “self-care” is confusing or guilt-inducing, you can get paralyzed by intense feelings, stuck in negative thought spirals, or find yourself shutting down. You may have been wondering for a long time how to turn off negative thoughts or let go of things you can’t change. The constant weight of what you believe you “should” be doing can feel immobilizing, and the endless fight against the “what ifs” is exhausting. It may feel impossible to move on or let go of negativity or trauma.
(343) 313-0558 View (343) 313-0558
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Carol Williams
Counsellor, BScAgr, OCT
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
Feeling both calm and alive is a whole lot trickier right now. From being a kid where the rules of the world keep changing, to being a teen ready to step into the world that says, “wait a minute, please stay at home for a while”, to being a parent navigating all of this...let’s just say, it’s a lot. My work focuses on supporting families, especially those with new adults in the household. We’ll talk about where you feel “spun-out”, “depleted” or “stuck”, then explore where you want to be. I offer cutting-edge technology including neurofeedback along with counselling because that is how I have witnessed many embrace lasting change.
Feeling both calm and alive is a whole lot trickier right now. From being a kid where the rules of the world keep changing, to being a teen ready to step into the world that says, “wait a minute, please stay at home for a while”, to being a parent navigating all of this...let’s just say, it’s a lot. My work focuses on supporting families, especially those with new adults in the household. We’ll talk about where you feel “spun-out”, “depleted” or “stuck”, then explore where you want to be. I offer cutting-edge technology including neurofeedback along with counselling because that is how I have witnessed many embrace lasting change.
(343) 308-2224 View (343) 308-2224
Elaine Conrad Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OCT
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
Specializing in couples, family, and relationship therapy including issues related to addictions, trauma, anxiety and depression. In each session you can expect me to draw on my years of working as an obstetrical/newborn care nurse, teacher, author, trainer, and licensed mental health professional.
Specializing in couples, family, and relationship therapy including issues related to addictions, trauma, anxiety and depression. In each session you can expect me to draw on my years of working as an obstetrical/newborn care nurse, teacher, author, trainer, and licensed mental health professional.
(343) 308-5270 View (343) 308-5270
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Chiru Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
At some point in our lives, everyone struggles with issues that feel overwhelming; sometimes we find solutions on our own, and there are times when we might need support from someone who is trained to help. If you are looking for help that is expert, confidential and tailored to your needs, contact me directly: 613-620-3642, info@chirucounselling.ca My office is based in Manotick (Ottawa South), 20-30 minutes drive from Barrhaven, Nepean, Casselman, Metcalf, Winchester, Kemptville.
At some point in our lives, everyone struggles with issues that feel overwhelming; sometimes we find solutions on our own, and there are times when we might need support from someone who is trained to help. If you are looking for help that is expert, confidential and tailored to your needs, contact me directly: 613-620-3642, info@chirucounselling.ca My office is based in Manotick (Ottawa South), 20-30 minutes drive from Barrhaven, Nepean, Casselman, Metcalf, Winchester, Kemptville.
(343) 303-4036 View (343) 303-4036
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Carly Ring
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BMgmt
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As of August 1st, 2024, I will be accepting new clients. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, from a frontline Primary Care Paramedic to a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). My lived experiences as a first responder have instilled in me a profound understanding of operational stress injuries and mental health challenges experienced by public safety personnel. My unwavering passion is advocating for mental health awareness and supporting first responders, front-line healthcare workers, and public safety personnel professionals. I provided services to youth, adults, and couples.
As of August 1st, 2024, I will be accepting new clients. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, from a frontline Primary Care Paramedic to a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). My lived experiences as a first responder have instilled in me a profound understanding of operational stress injuries and mental health challenges experienced by public safety personnel. My unwavering passion is advocating for mental health awareness and supporting first responders, front-line healthcare workers, and public safety personnel professionals. I provided services to youth, adults, and couples.
(343) 312-5303 View (343) 312-5303
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Centre for Mental & Psychological Health(CMAP)
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
The Centre for Mental and Psychological Health has been established to bring international quality psychological treatments to our clients without compromise. We are a multidisciplinary team of Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Psychiatrists who offer assessment, diagnostic consultation, psychotherapy and wider psychosocial care services, including liaison with other healthcare professionals. We are committed to providing you with timely access to a range of evidence-based psychotherapies including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and others, as determined by your need. We also provide training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies through our partner organization, Unified CBT Academy. (https://unifiedcbt.com/)
The Centre for Mental and Psychological Health has been established to bring international quality psychological treatments to our clients without compromise. We are a multidisciplinary team of Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Psychiatrists who offer assessment, diagnostic consultation, psychotherapy and wider psychosocial care services, including liaison with other healthcare professionals. We are committed to providing you with timely access to a range of evidence-based psychotherapies including CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and others, as determined by your need. We also provide training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies through our partner organization, Unified CBT Academy. (https://unifiedcbt.com/)
(613) 482-0133 View (613) 482-0133

Online Therapists

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Whitney Ricard (Wesley)
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified Verified
Stittsville, ON K2S  (Online Only)
If you're facing problematic substance use or addiction you probably feel tired, out of control, and maybe even hopeless. The good news is, there is hope and you're not alone. Addiction comes in many different forms and is a complex issue to manage. If you or someone you love are looking for help or support please reach out. I support people with substance use, misuse, abuse, dependence, mental health concerns, as well as their family and friends who often feel uncertain as to how to move forward.
If you're facing problematic substance use or addiction you probably feel tired, out of control, and maybe even hopeless. The good news is, there is hope and you're not alone. Addiction comes in many different forms and is a complex issue to manage. If you or someone you love are looking for help or support please reach out. I support people with substance use, misuse, abuse, dependence, mental health concerns, as well as their family and friends who often feel uncertain as to how to move forward.
(873) 514-5015 View (873) 514-5015
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Jill Hernandez
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Limoges, ON K0A
Hello! Here's a little about me: I have been a masters level registered social worker since 2013 and have been in clinical counselling / psychotherapy roles for 13 years. I specialize in working with youth and younger adults (under 40) and their families with a myriad of challenges including addictions (substance use and behavioural) and mental health (anxiety, depression, adjustment, stress, difficulty coping, eating disorders, trauma, OCD and more) and parenting coaching / support. I also provide clinical case consultation and supervision to other therapists and agencies. Proudly serving Embrun, Russell, Casselman & Navan area.
Hello! Here's a little about me: I have been a masters level registered social worker since 2013 and have been in clinical counselling / psychotherapy roles for 13 years. I specialize in working with youth and younger adults (under 40) and their families with a myriad of challenges including addictions (substance use and behavioural) and mental health (anxiety, depression, adjustment, stress, difficulty coping, eating disorders, trauma, OCD and more) and parenting coaching / support. I also provide clinical case consultation and supervision to other therapists and agencies. Proudly serving Embrun, Russell, Casselman & Navan area.
(613) 902-6711 View (613) 902-6711
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Katrina Hutchingame
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1N  (Online Only)
I work with people that have challenges with Substance Use, Trauma, Relational issues, Sex and Sexuality.
I am a trauma therapist who specializes in eating disorders and addictions. I am frequently taken by the amount of pain and suffering in the world, I have learned that through these moments we can find the most growth, strength, and beauty. Often we can get stuck in-between these painful moments and a new way of being, That's often what brings people to therapy. Our work together may be a journey to help you get unstuck or out of the place of crisis and to find a sense of safety. I feel it is a privilege to be able to be a part of someone's journey and be able to walk along beside them.
I work with people that have challenges with Substance Use, Trauma, Relational issues, Sex and Sexuality.
I am a trauma therapist who specializes in eating disorders and addictions. I am frequently taken by the amount of pain and suffering in the world, I have learned that through these moments we can find the most growth, strength, and beauty. Often we can get stuck in-between these painful moments and a new way of being, That's often what brings people to therapy. Our work together may be a journey to help you get unstuck or out of the place of crisis and to find a sense of safety. I feel it is a privilege to be able to be a part of someone's journey and be able to walk along beside them.
(613) 699-3396 View (613) 699-3396
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Danielle Bérubé
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kingston, ON K7M
I am a Registered Social Worker who works with folks 12 years old+ from all different backgrounds. I offer 1:1 counselling services that are grounded in a strengths-based approach. I have experience supporting folks with anxiety, depression, substance use, grief, life transitions and case management. I offer my services virtually as well as in person (Kingston), and will work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs and wishes.
I am a Registered Social Worker who works with folks 12 years old+ from all different backgrounds. I offer 1:1 counselling services that are grounded in a strengths-based approach. I have experience supporting folks with anxiety, depression, substance use, grief, life transitions and case management. I offer my services virtually as well as in person (Kingston), and will work with you to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs and wishes.
(343) 803-7399 View (343) 803-7399
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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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Arktos Wellness Services Canada
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCC, RCC, ACC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2J  (Online Only)
Our ideal clients are individuals and families navigating life with ADHD. They seek a safe space to be their authentic selves while addressing challenges like anxiety, emotional regulation, organization, budgeting, substance use, depression, and procrastination. Our goal is to support newly diagnosed adults, parents of neurodivergent children, and anyone grappling with ADHD-related issues, helping them build skills, find balance, and thrive. We create a nurturing environment for personal growth and understanding, empowering clients to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.
Our ideal clients are individuals and families navigating life with ADHD. They seek a safe space to be their authentic selves while addressing challenges like anxiety, emotional regulation, organization, budgeting, substance use, depression, and procrastination. Our goal is to support newly diagnosed adults, parents of neurodivergent children, and anyone grappling with ADHD-related issues, helping them build skills, find balance, and thrive. We create a nurturing environment for personal growth and understanding, empowering clients to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.
(249) 490-5992 View (249) 490-5992
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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 addiction issues including substance use disorder and sexual addictions, as well as major life transitions including 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 addiction issues including substance use disorder and sexual addictions, as well as major life transitions including 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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Natalie Guenette
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Seeking professional help can be scary and intimidating. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space built on acceptance and openness. I provide therapy services in English and French to adults who wish to work on concerns including, but not limited to, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, emotional regulation, trauma/PTSD, and substance use and abuse. I work under the supervision of Dr. Karine Côté, Psy. D., C. Psych.
Seeking professional help can be scary and intimidating. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space built on acceptance and openness. I provide therapy services in English and French to adults who wish to work on concerns including, but not limited to, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, emotional regulation, trauma/PTSD, and substance use and abuse. I work under the supervision of Dr. Karine Côté, Psy. D., C. Psych.
(613) 604-0470 View (613) 604-0470

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Substance Use Counsellors

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.