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.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?
Psychodynamic therapy refers to a range of treatments based on theories and practice methods informed by psychoanalysis. However, it involves less frequent sessions (1-2 times a week) and typically (but not always) occurs over a shorter period of time. It is the oldest and most practiced form of psychotherapy, with over 100 years of clinical development of theories and practice. The main feature of this therapy is exploring aspects of one’s self that are not fully known or understood.

How does it work?
According to Shedler (2010), psychodynamic therapy works by focusing on 7 aspects of experience in an open ended, unstructured manner:

1. Focus on emotion and expression of emotion.
2. Exploration of attempts to avoid distressing thoughts and feelings.
3. Identification of recurring themes and patterns in one’s life.
4. Discussion of past experiences (developmental focus).
5. Focus on interpersonal relations.
6. Focus on therapy relationship.
7. Exploration of fantasy life and dreams.

Who can benefit?
Most emotional, relational, and developmental issues can be treated with psychodynamic therapy. It is ideal for anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, adjustment difficulties, and relational concerns; especially for those who are looking for what might be causing their difficulties.

More information:
Shedler, J. The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. American Psychologist. February-March 2010; 65(2):98–109.

https://psychodynamiccanada.org/
https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapy-types/psychodynamic-therapy

Therapists Providing Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Yena Bi

Yena Bi

M.Ed., R.P.

Independent Associate

(613) 800-9050

ybcounselling@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, EFT, NARM, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy

Specialties: Trauma, emotional regulation, grief, self-compassion, mindfulness, anxiety, depression

Region: Central, Virtual

$175/hr

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Tara MacGillivray

Tara MacGillivray

RP (Qualifying), BA, MACP Candidate

Independent Associate

(613) 699-0060

tara.m.ocp@gmail.com

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

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

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

Region: Virtual

$100/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, Narrrative, PET, Psychodynamic, Safe & Sound Protocol

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

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$145/hr

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Tannoz Tanha

Tannoz Tanha

RP (Q)

Independent Associate

(613) 804-9245

tannoz.tanha@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 15

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, EFT, Humanistic, IFS, Narrrative, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Cultural Issues

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$160/hr

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Stephanie Hart

Stephanie Hart

MA, RP (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(613) 699-2656

stephanie.h.psychotherapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 17

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, EFT, Humanistic, Psychodynamic

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

Region: Virtual

$150 +hst/hr

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Sokhna Ndiaye

Sokhna Ndiaye

BA, MSc, RSW

africapsy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 15

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, DBT, Expressive Arts, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Narrrative, 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 (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(416) 262-6206

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/hr

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Sara Khalaf

Sara Khalaf

RP(Qualifying), MA., MSc.

(613) 691-9511

sara.khalaf@revivepsychotherapy.ca

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 17

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, EFT, Humanistic, Narrrative, PACT, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy

Specialties: Anxiety, Trauma & PTSD, Relationships, Emotional Regulation, Self-Compassion, Mindfulness

Region: Virtual

$150/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, Age: 17

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, CPT, EMDR, Humanistic, IFS, Motivational Interviewing, NARM, PACT, Psychodynamic

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

Region: Toronto, Virtual

$150/hr

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Rita Elazar

Rita Elazar

MACP, RP(Q)

Independent Associate

(613) 897-0132

ritajelazar@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 17

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, DBT, MBCT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders

Region: Virtual

$140/hr

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Rachelle Viau

Rachelle Viau

M.Ed., RP

Independent Associate

(613) 777-6195

rachelleviau@openheartpsychotherapy.ca

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, NARM, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Relationships, Childhood Trauma, Emotion Regulation, Self-Compassion, Anxiety, Depression

Region: Central, Virtual

$150/hr

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Pooneh Montazeralsedgh

Pooneh Montazeralsedgh

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

pooneh.psychotherapy@gmail.com

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

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

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

Region: 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: Carleton Place, Central, Virtual

$150+HST/hr

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Natalie Feldman

Natalie Feldman

MA, RP(Q)

613-713-9838

nfeldmantherapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 13

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, CPT, MBCT, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Emotion Regulation, LGBTQ+, Self-Compassion, Trauma and Abuse

Region: Virtual

$150/hr

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Marie Pierre Castonguay

Marie Pierre Castonguay

MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 900-7733

mariepierrecounselling@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 13

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, DBT, EFT, Expressive Arts, Gottman method, IFS, Narrrative, PACT, Psychodynamic

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

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

Region: Virtual

$150/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, Narrrative, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Culturally sensitive, humanistic, existential

Region: 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: 15

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

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

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$150 + HST/hr

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Kathleen Elliott

Kathleen Elliott

MA Student

Independent Associate

(343) 882-3687

kathleen.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Age: 13

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

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

Region: Virtual

$100/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, DBT, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: Trauma, OSI, Anxiety, Stress

Region: Nepean

$150/hr

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Joseph Leblanc

Joseph Leblanc

MA, RP, CCC

Independent Associate

(613) 614-0117

psychotherapyleblanc@gmail.com

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

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, DBT, EFT, Humanistic, IFS, Motivational Interviewing, Narrrative, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy

Specialties: Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting, Family therapy, Trauma, Addictions

Region: Virtual

$160/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, Narrrative, PET, Psychodynamic, Sandtray, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: Trauma, Adults, PTSD

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$150/hr

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Ines Yagi

Ines Yagi

Ph.D., RP, CAMFT Associate

Independent Associate

(613) 699-1317

inesycounselling@gmail.com

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

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, EFT, Gottman method, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Narrrative, Psychodynamic, Safe & Sound Protocol, Schema Therapy

Specialties: Men issues, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Existential Issues

Region: Virtual

$160/hr

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Gaela Pink

Gaela Pink

MACP, RP (Qualifying)

gaela.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, EFT, EMDR, Humanistic, IFS, MBCT, NARM, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy

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

Region: Virtual

$140/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, EFT, IFS, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, LGBTQIA+

Region: Virtual

$190-210/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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Evelyn Plettenberg-Smith

Evelyn Plettenberg-Smith

MDVST, MSW, RSW

Independent Associate

(613) 801-2663

evelynps.rsw@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: Psychodynamic, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: Trauma, addiction, intergenerational trauma, anxiety, depression

Region: Virtual

$140/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: Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships

Region: Central, Virtual

$160/hr

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Dianna Ilk

Dianna Ilk

MACP, MFA

613.604.4732

dianna.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Age: 13

Approaches to Therapy: EFT, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Life transitions, grief and loss, depression.

Region: Virtual

$80/hr

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Devka Andotra

Devka Andotra

MA, RP (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(343) 306-0470

andotra.psychotherapy@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: CBT, EFT, Humanistic, Narrrative, Psychodynamic

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Grief/Loss, Spiritual Injury, Life Transitions

Region: Virtual

$135/hr

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Christelle Choueiry

Christelle Choueiry

RP(Qualifying)

Independent Associate

(819) 743-8603

Christellec.ocp@gmail.com

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

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, EFT, PACT, Psychodynamic

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

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$150/hr

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Anna Nyiri

Anna Nyiri

MA, RP, CCC

Independent Associate

(613) 604-5165

info@therapywithanna.ca

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 18

Approaches to Therapy: ACT, CBT, EFT, Humanistic, Motivational Interviewing, Narrrative, PACT, Psychodynamic, Schema Therapy, SE/Sensorimotor

Specialties: trauma, grief, anxiety, and perinatal mental health

Region: Virtual

$155/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, Narrrative, PACT, Psychodynamic

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

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$140/hr

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Aisley McCarthy

Aisley McCarthy

(613) 604-4732

aisley.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Age: 13

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

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Youth, LGBTQ+ issues, interpersonal relationships

Region: Nepean, Virtual

$80/hr

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