the role in luck“I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have” – Thomas Jefferson

It is the best and the worst thing to realize that the work that we do is directly corelated to the outcome. On one hand, there is immense responsibility that comes with acknowledging our role in change, development and growth.

On the other, there is vast freedom in acknowledging our role in the like. Once we accept that we are the agent of change in our life, suddenly, our capacity for change seems endless. It also allows us to see stagnation as a choice in many ways, allowing us space for self-compassion.

It can be easy to blame others, point fingers or look for “reasons” we do this or that, feel this or that, don’t do this or that and the list goes on. Looking inwards for this answer means that not only are we recognizing in our capability to choose and change our emotions, reactions and behaviours but also that we are the solution to much of our suffering.

I encourage you all to think of one way that you contribute to your current situation and one way that you make it better. Add to the list of the ways you make it better and notice the many ways that you can take charge of your experience in the world.

Be well.

Written by Samantha Memedoska

About OCP

Ontario Counselling and Psychotherapy is a group of psychotherapists and social workers in Ottawa, Cornwall, Toronto (and soon other cities in Ontario) who offer expertise in a variety of mental health areas and believe in an integrated approach to counselling. We work with you and pride ourselves in creating a strong relationship with our clients by ensuring that we are a good fit to help you attain your therapy goals. We offer individual, couple, family and child psychotherapy to clients all over Ontario.

We invite you to explore our site and contact the therapist of your choice. You will find our contact information under “Our therapists” tab. If you are unsure, call the centre at (613) 699-0060 or email at, and we will answer any questions you may have, direct you to a therapist, and, if you wish, set you up with one of our therapists.

We have grown! We started out as a small group of therapists in Ottawa, and we have expanded to the rest of Ontario. We offer virtual services for anyone in Ontario, and we have in-person offices in the Ottawa Region, Cornwall and the GTA. We also provide sessions at a reduced fee through our student intern program. Contact us to help you navigate our site or to set you up with one of our therapists!

Fees & insurance coverage

Our fees vary per therapist, you will find what each therapist charges under “Our therapists” tab. Fees vary between $125/hr and $200/hr depending on the therapist. Our services are not covered by OHIP and our therapists don’t offer a sliding scale. We do however, have Master level student interns who charge $80/hr and offer a sliding scale if needed.

If you have medical coverage through your employer or individual plan, please contact your insurance company before your appointment as many insurance plans do cover a portion of the services we provide.