Therapeutic Approaches

Each of our therapists brings a different set of skills and approaches to therapy. We integrate the approaches and use what is best suited for each person.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy can be used to identify and change negative thinking patterns and unwanted behaviours. DBT can also be used to treat suicidal and self-destructive behaviors.

What can DBT Treat?

DBT was originally designed to treat people with suicidal behavior and Borderline Personality Disorder. However, it has been adapted more broadly for issues that impact a person’s relationships, wellbeing and work functioning.

Potential positive impacts of DBT can include:
• decreased frequency and severity for suicidal behavior
• lower anger
• improved social abilities

What is DBT?

DBT focuses on 4 Primary Skills
• Distress Tolerance: Feeling intense emotions such as anger without reacting impulsively
• Emotion Regulation: Recognizing, labeling, and changing emotions.
• Mindfulness: Becoming more aware of self and others in the present moment.
• Interpersonal Effectiveness: Navigating conflict and interacting assertively.

DBT Stages:
• 1. Treat the most self-destructive behavior first, such as suicidal behaviour.
• 2. Focus on developing quality of life skills
• 3. Focus on improving self-esteem and key relationships.
• 4. Promote positivity and the importance of on-going relationship connections.

You can find out more about DBT on:
https://psychcentral.com/lib/an-overview-of-dialectical-behavior-therapy/

We welcome you to call or email us to ask more questions or to book an initial appointment with one of our therapists who practice DBT.

Therapists Providing DBT / CBT

Zara Canteenwalla

Zara Canteenwalla

MSW, RSW, C.C.C

Independent Associate

(613) 701-7672

canteenwallacounselling@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 10

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT

Specialties: Anxiety, women's sexual health, Cultural Issues, Parenting, Relationships

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$150/hr

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Tara Cohen

Tara Cohen

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 800-9906

tara@taracohenwellness.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, Expressive Arts, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Illness, Grief, Loss, Bereavement, Anxiety, Emotional Regulation

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$130/hr

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Tannoz Tanha

Tannoz Tanha

RP (Q)

(613) 804-9245

tannoz.tanha@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 15

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Cultural Issues

Region: Virtual

$135/hr

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Sean Hale

Sean Hale

MA, RP (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(416) 262-6206

seanhalecoaching@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Couples, LGBTQ, Emotion Regulation, Self-Compassion

Region: Manotick, Virtual

$160/hr

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Samantha Memedoska

Samantha Memedoska

MA, RP (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(613) 801-2103

samantha.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 13

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT, EMDR, Expressive Arts, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Trauma, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Stress, Substance Abuse

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$140/hr

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Rianne Van Berkom

Rianne Van Berkom

MA, RP(Qualifying), CCC

Independent Associate

(343) 307-4424

riannevb@protonmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Emotional Regulation, Self-Esteem, LGBTQIA

Region: Virtual

$140/hr

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Nereah Felix

Nereah Felix

, Ph.D. Student

Independent Associate

(343) 308-1173

nfelix@catharsistherapy.ca

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic, Sandtray

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Self-Esteem, Personality Disorder, Relationships

Region: Carleton Place, Central, Virtual

$170/hr

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Natalie Feldman

Natalie Feldman

(613) 699-0060

natalie.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 13

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ+, Young Adult, Relationships, Retirement, Self-Compassion

Region: Virtual

$80/hr

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Mariam Hanna

Mariam Hanna

B.A., M.A., RP (Q)

(613) 908-1151

mhanna.therapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 12

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Relational Issues, Grief, Emotional Regulation, Mindfulness

Region: Virtual

$150/hr

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Marc Whitehouse

Marc Whitehouse

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 402-1544

marc@whitehousecounselling.com

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 14

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Men's Issues, Emotion Regulation, Young Adults, LGBTQIA

Region: Virtual

$160/hr

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Leila Osman

Leila Osman

M.A., RP, PhD Candidate

(343) 304-5672

losmanpsychotherapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT

Specialties: Culturally sensitive, humanistic, existential

Region: Nepean, Central, Virtual

$135/hr

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Kyle Kearnan

Kyle Kearnan

M.Ed, RP

Independent Associate

(613) 606-1623

kyle@actionpsychotherapy.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 12

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Grief, Youth, Relationships

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$140/hr

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Kelly Blanchfield

Kelly Blanchfield

MACP, RP - Qualifying

(613) 601-6050

kblanchfield.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 5

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EFT

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Young Adult, Self Compassion, Autism, ADHD

Region: Virtual

$80/hr

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Karin Dudli

Karin Dudli

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 325-5238

karindudli.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, Psychodynamic, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: Trauma, OSI, Anxiety, Stress

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$150/hr

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Karen Turner

Karen Turner

MSc, RP

Independent Associate

(416) 655-8990

karen.turner.rp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT

Specialties: Adults, Couples, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Life Transitions

Region: Toronto, Virtual

$140/hr

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Julia Malette

Julia Malette

MA, RP (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(343)300-7720

julia.m.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 10

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Substance Issues, Young Adults, LGBTQIA

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$125/hr

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Joey Michelle Doherty

Joey Michelle Doherty

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 909-0063

jdcrawford33@aol.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 8

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EFT, EMDR

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$200/hr

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Jessica Ng

Jessica Ng

M.A., RP, C.C.C.

(343) 883-1372

jessicang.rp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 13

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT

Specialties: Communication, Emotional regulation, Stress management, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship conflict

Region: Virtual

$170/hr

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Jenna Dekoster

Jenna Dekoster

B.A. B.Psych, MSW Student

Independent Associate

(613)604-4732

jenna.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT

Specialties: Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Young Adults

Region: Virtual

$100/hr

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Gaela Pink

Gaela Pink

(613) 699-0060

gaela.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Trauma, Parenting, Mid-life challenges, Mindfulness

Region: Virtual

$80/hr

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Florence Rosenthal

Florence Rosenthal

M.Ed., R.P.

Independent Associate

(613) 762-6409

frosenthal831@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+

Region: Nepean, Manotick, Virtual

$180/hr

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Faith Mottahedi

Faith Mottahedi

MA, Ph.D (candidate), RP(Q)

(705) 817-1547

faith.psychotherapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 8

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: youth, couples/families, life changes, relational issues

Region: Virtual

$135/hr

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Dylan Myllymaki

Dylan Myllymaki

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 702-1660

dylanm.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 14

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships

Region: Central, Virtual

$160/hr

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Darlene Kuehn

Darlene Kuehn

PhD. RP.

Independent Associate

(819) 661-5486

darlenekuehn@hotmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EFT, Expressive Arts, Sandtray

Specialties: Couples, Families, Parenting, Forgiveness, Art Therapy

Region: Virtual

$160; $175 Couples/hr

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Dan LeRoy

Dan LeRoy

MA, RP

(613) 882-2653

danleroy@ottawa-counselling.ca

Individual Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, OCD

Region: Central, Virtual

$150/hr

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Corinne Qureshi

Corinne Qureshi

MA, RP

Independent Associate

(416) 885-9738

corinne@actionpsychotherapy.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 14

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT

Specialties: Anxiety, Trauma, Relationships, Depression, Life Transitions, Self-Esteem

Region: Toronto, Virtual

$140/hr

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Christelle Choueiry

Christelle Choueiry

MA Candidate, RP(Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(613) 604-4732

Christellec.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 8

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Fatigue and sleep disturbances, mindfulness, self-compassion, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$100/hr

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Charlotte Garvin

Charlotte Garvin

M.Ed., R.P. (Qualifying), C.C.C.

Independent Associate

(819) 410-0201

charlotte.garvin4@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 12

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EMDR

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Coping skills, Grief, Interpersonal relationships, Self-esteem

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$140/hr

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Ana Delage

Ana Delage

M.Ed., R.P., C.C.C

Independent Associate

(613) 263-2211

anadelage@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EMDR

Specialties: Adult, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$160/hr

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Alicia Shameer

Alicia Shameer

(613) 604-4732

alicia.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 12

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT, Expressive Arts, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Relationships, Eating and Body Image, Trauma, Anxiety and Stress, Self Esteem, Addictions

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$80/hr

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