Counselling/Psychotherapy

I offer counselling/psychotherapy services on Mondays and Fridays at the Ottawa Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre on 356 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa.

I deeply believe in our innate ability to grow and heal when optimal circumstances for healing are in place. In my work with each individual client, I strive to provide and foster those conditions within the therapeutic space and the therapeutic relationship. This includes first and foremost my empathic, fully accepting and authentic presence with each client, my intention to always work collaboratively with each person and my honouring of each person’s existing strengths.

I incorporate principles mainly from Person – Centered Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy and have a keen awareness of structural factors that affect a person’s well-being and ability to thrive.

As a Registered Social Worker / Somatic Counsellor who is also a Restorative Exercise and Alignment Coach, I am attuned to the intersections of our physical and emotional health, as well as the effect our sedentary culture has on our well-being. In addition to talk therapy, I am happy to guide you through stretching, releasing or strengthening exercises to address areas of muscular tension or weakness. I have a particular interest and experience in tension and stress patterns that involve the pelvis and the core.

I provide counselling to adults (ages 18 and up) who seek counselling support for

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • grief, bereavement, loss
  • chronic/terminal illness
  • perinatal depression/anxiety/rage
  • perinatal loss
  • parenting
  • relationship conflicts (with romantic partners, family members, work colleagues, supervisors, etc.)
  • trauma
  • pain

I am happy to provide counselling while walking outdoors when appropriate.

I provide services in English and German.

Contact me to find out if we are a good fit and/or to make an appointment. 

Coverage:

  • Fees can be claimed as a medical expense for income tax purposes.
  • Many health care insurance plans provide reimbursement for the cost of my services as a Registered Social Worker. 
  • Fees are covered through Medavie Blue Cross for individuals with the RCMP, Canadian Armed Forces, and Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Fees are covered through the Ottawa Victims Services’ Victim Quick Response Program (VQRP) for short-term therapeutic support to assist individuals who have been victimized by violent crime (homicide, attempted murder, serious physical assault, domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crime) and/or their family members in reducing the impact of the crime and to recover from their experience.

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