Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

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

Tara MacGillivray

Tara MacGillivray

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP

Independent Associate

tara.m.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 7

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, DBT, Humanistic, MBCT, MBSR, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Self-Esteem, Relationships, Parenting

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$140/hr

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Tara Cohen

Tara Cohen

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 800-9906

tara@taracohenwellness.com

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, DBT, Expressive Arts, Humanistic, MBCT, MBSR, Narrative, PET, Psychodynamic, Safe & Sound Protocol

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

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$145/hr

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Sokhna Ndiaye

Sokhna Ndiaye

BA, MSc, RSW

Independent Associate

africapsy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 15

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, DBT, Expressive Arts, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Relationships, self-esteem, personal development, emotional regulation, cultural issues, anxiety and depression

Region: Virtual

$160/hr

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Sean Hale

Sean Hale

MA, RP

Independent Associate

(416) 900-9081

seanhalecoaching@gmail.com

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

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

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

Region: Virtual

$160-180+HST/hr

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Pooneh Montazeralsedgh

Pooneh Montazeralsedgh

MA, RP (Q)

pooneh.psychotherapy@gmail.com

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

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, DBT, EFT, Humanistic, MBCT, Narrative, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Self-compassion

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$130/hr

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Nereah Felix

Nereah Felix

R.P. (Qualifying), Ph.D. Student

Independent Associate

(613) 858-8758

nfelix@catharsistherapy.ca

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, DBT, EFT, Gottman method, Psychodynamic, Sandtray, Schema Therapy

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

Region: Central, Virtual

$150/hr

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Matthew Atchison

Matthew Atchison

Independent Associate

(343) 304-6156

atchison.therapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, DBT, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing

Specialties: Addiction, substance use, trauma, stress

Region: Virtual

$130.00/hr

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Marie Pierre Castonguay

Marie Pierre Castonguay

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 900-7733

mariepierrecounselling@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 12

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, DBT, EFT, Expressive Arts, Gottman method, IFS, Narrative, PACT, Psychodynamic, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: Relationships, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Self-Compassion, Sexuality

Region: Orleans, Virtual

$150/hr

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Mariam Hanna

Mariam Hanna

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

Independent Associate

(613) 908-1151

mhanna.therapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 15

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

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

Region: Central, Nepean, Virtual

$150+HST/hr

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Marc Whitehouse

Marc Whitehouse

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 402-1544

marc@whitehousecounselling.com

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 16

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

Independent Associate

(343) 304-5672

losmanpsychotherapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, DBT, EFT, Humanistic, MBCT, MBSR, Narrative, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Culturally sensitive, humanistic, existential

Region: Central, Virtual

$130+HST/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: ACT, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, 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) 606-1623

kyle@actionpsychotherapy.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Supervision, Age: 15

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, CPT, DBT, EFT, Humanistic, MBCT, MBSR, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, PET, Psychodynamic

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

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$150 + HST/hr

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Kathleen Elliott

Kathleen Elliott

MA, RP (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(343) 882-3687

kathleen.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 13

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, DBT, Narrative, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Dissociation, Interpersonal Relationships, Neuro-Diversity, Loss and Grief

Region: Virtual

$150 (HST incl)/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, ART, Brainspotting, DBT, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: Trauma, OSI, Anxiety, Stress

Region: Nepean

$170/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, Supervision, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, CPT, DBT, EFT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative

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

Region: Toronto, Virtual

$150+HST/hr

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Julia Malette

Julia Malette

MA, RP

Independent Associate

(343) 300-7720

julia.m.ocp@gmail.com

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

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, DBT, EFT, EMDR, IFS, NARM, PACT

Specialties: EMDR, trauma, couples, sex therapy

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$170 (HST incl)/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: 16

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, DBT, EFT, EMDR, MBSR, Narrative

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQ

Region: Virtual

$250/hr

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Jessica Ng

Jessica Ng

M.A., RP.

Independent Associate

(343) 883-1372

jessicang.rp@gmail.com

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

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, CPS, DBT, EFT, PACT

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

Region: Virtual

$180 (HST incl)/hr

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Jesika Merino

Jesika Merino

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

Independent Associate

(613) 501-8664

jesikamerinoc@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, DBT, EMDR, Expressive Arts, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, PET, Psychodynamic, Sandtray, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: Trauma, Adults, PTSD

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$150 (HST incl)/hr

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Faith Mottahedi

Faith Mottahedi

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

Independent Associate

(705) 817-1547

faith.psychotherapy@gmail.com

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

Approaches to Therapy: DBT, EFT, Psychodynamic

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

Region: Virtual

$135/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: DBT, EFT, Expressive Arts, Sandtray

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

Region: Central, Virtual

$160; $175 Couples/hr

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Danaya Kotyk

Danaya Kotyk

MA, RP, CCC

Independent Associate

(613) 227-8288

danayakotyk@protonmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 16

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, DBT, Humanistic, IFS, Sandtray

Specialties: Emotional Regulation, Self-Worth, Anxiety, Depression, Neurodiversity (Autism/ADHD), Spirituality

Region: Central, Virtual

$140/hr

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Corinne Qureshi

Corinne Qureshi

MA, RP

Independent Associate

(416) 885-9738

corinne@actionpsychotherapy.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 17

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, CPT, DBT, Humanistic, MBCT, Motivational Interviewing, PET

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

Region: Toronto, Virtual

$150/hr

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Charlotte Garvin

Charlotte Garvin

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

Independent Associate

819-201-9945

charlotte.garvin4@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 12

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, DBT, EMDR, IFS

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

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$160 (HST incl)/hr

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Alicia Shameer

Alicia Shameer

RP (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(613) 604-4732

alicia.ocp@gmail.com

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

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, ART, CBT, CPT, DBT, EFT, Expressive Arts, Humanistic, IFS, MBCT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, PACT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Trauma and Abuse, Interpersonal Relationships, Anxiety and Addictions

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$150/hr

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Alanna Beitner

Alanna Beitner

MSW, RSW

343-558-7273

alannabeitnertherapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 13

Approaches to Therapy: ART, CBT, DBT, EFT, Expressive Arts, Gottman method, Humanistic, IFS, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: trauma, anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, depression and neurodiversity

Region: Central, Virtual

$150/hr

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