Therapy

Therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist that uses scientifically validated procedures to help people develop healthier, more effective life habits. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your therapist will work togethe... Read More

Therapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist that uses scientifically validated procedures to help people develop healthier, more effective life habits. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your therapist will work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best. Therapy aims to teach new skills sets so that you can better cope with whatever challenges arise in the future.

Nicole is a Registered Psychotherapist who brings with her a lengthy history of providing mental health supports to adolescents, young adults and their parents in the Ottawa area. Nicole’s approach to therapy is warm, collaborative, supportive and client centred. Nicole works from a framework that values her client’s wisdom into their own lives.

Nicole’s approach to therapeutic interventions are guided by evidence-based frameworks such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Attachment Focused Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

As well as providing individual therapy services, Nicole facilitates the Caregiver Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Group and offers individual DBT support in her practice. For individuals who have already completed DBT skills groups or currently enrolled in DBT skills group, Nicole offers individual support and/or after-care support.

Therapy focus areas include:

Depression

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Mood Regulation

Parent/Youth Conflict

Parenting Skills (ages 12+)

Attachment/ Relationship Building

Nicole is a Registered Psychotherapist who brings with her a lengthy history of providing mental ... Read More

Shamira provides counselling and psychotherapeutic services to individual adults with particular focus on anxiety, depression, body image, self-esteem, interpersonal issues (including relationships), life changes and multicultural counselling. Her therapeutic approach is a collaboration of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She also incorporates techniques from a Mindfulness perspective.

Shamira provides counselling and psychotherapeutic services to individual adults with particular ... Read More

Sarah holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University. She aims to support and encourage clients towards positive change and self-discovery through the development of a warm, non-judgemental relationship, by providing a safe space, and through empathic listening. Sarah has 3 years’ experience in crisis management and is ASIST certified. She has training in various evidence-based approaches and uses an integrative style that is decided in collaboration with the client. Sarah advocates for mental health awareness and is a strong believer in each person’s potential to learn, develop, adapt, and grow. Sarah is experienced in helping adolescents and adults with a variety of issues including: -depression -anxiety -interpersonal relationship issues -low self-esteem -life adjustments and/ or transitions -work or school related stress -phobias -perfectionism

Sarah holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University. She aims to supp... Read More

Jessica is a Registered Psychotherapist whose approach to therapy is to provide a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgemental environment that fosters self-awareness and growth. While drawing on various evidence-based therapeutic methods, she matches strategies with individual client needs and goals. More specifically, she adopts a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) framework, as well as inspires from other approaches, including Narrative Therapy.

Jessica is fully bilingual, offering therapy to adolescents and adults, in both English and French.

Jessica is a Registered Psychotherapist whose approach to therapy is to provide a collaborative, ... Read More

Colette has over 28 years of experience providing counselling support to adolescents, young adults and parents. She holds extensive experience in individual, parenting and group therapy practices. Colette provides counselling supports based on a variety of evidence-based therapeutic methods and techniques. More specifically, her practice draws from; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Attachment Focused Therapy. Colette will work with her clients to determine which approach best meets their needs. Colette provides a warm, non-judgemental, collaborative and compassionate approach that is firmly rooted in the belief that we are all experts in our own lives and, at times, may need guidance to reach the potential we are striving to obtain. A cornerstone of her approach is to build therapeutic relationships whereby clients feel heard, validated and respected. Colette will support clients to identify their areas of concern, as well as their personal strengths and will support them as they build their resiliency to develop the strategies they need to move towards positive change. Colette has extensive experience supporting youth and their parents in rebuilding attachment and connection through building parenting skills, as well as through individual session work. She can support young adults in their pursuit to becoming full participants in their independent lives and moving towards their life goals. Colette also provides individual support to women with a desire to live to their full potential while learning to manage the many stressors and challenges in life. Therapy areas include: • Parent/Youth Conflict • Parenting Skills (ages 12+) • Attachment and Connection Building • Trauma • Self-Confidence/Assertiveness • Mood Regulation • Depression • Anxiety

Colette has over 28 years of experience providing counselling support to adolescents, young adult... Read More

Sam is a registered psychotherapist who works from an attachment and psychodynamic perspective. She works collaboratively with clients to help understand the root problem and ways to heal. She works with adults and adolescents on issues of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues and questions of identity.

Sam is a registered psychotherapist who works from an attachment and psychodynamic perspective. ... Read More

Jenna administers and scores academic achievement and information processing measures for children, adolescents and adults. She has been working on assessments with Jamie Brooks since 2012, and is also a full time professor of Social Sciences at Algonquin College.

Jenna administers and scores academic achievement and information processing measures for childre... Read More

Sandra works collaboratively and respectfully with clients based on the client’s stated goals. She uses an integrated treatment model grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and in addition draws from Emotion-Focused, Mindfulness and Existential therapies. She primarily works with adults and specializes in the treatment of depression and mood disorders, emotion regulation, low self-esteem, anxiety, panic, stress management and loss and life transitions.

Sandra works collaboratively and respectfully with clients based on the client’s stated goals. Sh... Read More

Maria is a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She has an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Carleton University and a Master’s in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University. At Westboro Psychology, Maria works principally with youth and young adults on issues such as anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, mood regulation, and self-esteem. She works with therapeutic orientations such as CBT, ACT, and mindfulness, and is rooted in a client-centred approach.

Maria is a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapist... Read More

Chelsea achieved a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Carleton University.

Chelsea enjoys working with school-aged children, teens and adults to help build healthy relationships and minds. Her therapeutic approach emphasizes warmth, inclusivity and acceptance. Her eclectic therapeutic style includes multiple evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Schema Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Sand Tray & Play Therapy (informed). Chelsea’s practice is trauma-informed and incorporates aspects from positive psychology, self-compassion, attachment theory, and mindfulness. She is passionate about working with children and parents to foster emotional resilience, healthy communication, and adaptive coping skills.

Areas of professional focus include: • Anxiety & phobias • Mood disorders • Relationships • ADHD • Learning & behavioural challenges • Trauma • Life transitions

Chelsea has worked for several years in both private practice and academic settings. Her aim is to create a safe, comfortable, and non-judgemental space where the client can feel validated and empowered to bring about meaningful life changes.

In addition to psychotherapy, Chelsea also provides comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational assessments at Westboro Psychology.

Chelsea achieved a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa and... Read More

Tina is a registered psychotherapist who works from a client centered approach, focusing on developing a collaborative working relationship and providing emotional support for teens and adults. She works with individuals on issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues, parenting, stress, career dilemmas and learning difficulties. She uses a combination of techniques tailored to each individual client, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, narrative and solution-focused therapy.

Tina is a registered psychotherapist who works from a client centered approach, focusing on devel... Read More

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