Susan Kelen, PhD, C, Psych, Psychologist in Ottawa
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.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Susan Kelen now - (613) 562-0118


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Ottawa, McGill & Bishop's University
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License No. and State: 2350 Ontario


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Blue Cross
  • Public Service Health Care Plan
  • RCMP and DND Benefit Plans
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child or Adolescent


  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • 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


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 12 May 2017
Susan Kelen, PhD, C, Psych, Psychologist in Ottawa

Susan Kelen

Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych