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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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

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

Region: Manotick, Virtual

$160/hr

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Samantha Memedoska

Samantha Memedoska

MA Candidate

Independent Associate

(613) 604-4732

samantha.ocp@gmail.com

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

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

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

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$125/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

$125/hr

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Nereah Felix

Nereah Felix

RP (Qualifying) - Ph.D. Student in Clinical Psychology

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: Central, Virtual

$170/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

$150/hr

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Leigh Jolly

Leigh Jolly

MSW, RSW, RHN

Independent Associate

leigh.mindfullynourished@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 15+

Approaches to Therapy: CBT/DBT, EFT, Nutritional Therapy

Specialties: Nutrition, Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Eating, Self-Esteem, Youth

Region: Virtual

$150/hr

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Kyle Kearnan

Kyle Kearnan

M.Ed, RP

Independent Associate

(613) 875-2849

kylekearnan@gmail.com

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

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

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

Region: Nepean

$140/hr

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Karin Dudli

Karin Dudli

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 325-5238

karindudli.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 5+

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

Specialties: Trauma, OSI, Anxiety, Stress

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$150/hr

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Julia Malette

Julia Malette

MA candidate

Independent Associate

(613) 604-4732

julia.m.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 14+

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT/DBT, EFT

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

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$80/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:

$200/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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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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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

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

$150/hr

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