Susan Kelen

Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych

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Susan Kelen, PhD, C, Psych, Psychologist in Ottawa
(613) 562-0118

Susan Kelen

Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych


Location

Byward Market
117 Murray Street
Suite 202
Ottawa, Ontario K1N
(613) 562-0118

I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist located in Ottawa providing psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and teenagers and their families. Most of the people who come to see me are referred due to common psychological problems (such as anxiety, depression, work stress) as well as health problems and stressful or confusing life events. I specialize in working with teens (ages 12 and up.) One third of my practice is teens, one third adults and one third couples.

My training is in psychodynamic psychotherapy with Object Relations being my theoretical foundation. (Object Relations is an Attachment theory developed by British therapist named D.W. Winnicott.) I see psychotherapy in a very practical way. It is a time where you can learn some "psychological tools" that will assist you to deal with your situation.

In therapy, you often end up seeing the issues from a new perspective with the end result that you will be able to respond differently to the problem. In that way, you will be acting in your own best interests with a renewed self-confidence.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 29 Years
  • School: University of Ottawa, McGill University & Bishop's University
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License and Province: 2350 Ontario

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $225+
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Insurers
  • NIHB- Aboriginal Health
  • Public Service Health Care Plan
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Location

Byward Market
117 Murray Street
Suite 202
Ottawa, Ontario K1N
(613) 562-0118
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child or Adolescent
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Assessment for Electrolysis
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family / Marital
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2019
Susan Kelen, PhD, C, Psych, Psychologist in Ottawa

Susan Kelen

Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych