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Charlotte Garvin M.Ed., R.P., C.C.C.

Registered Psychotherapist

Independent Associate

FEE : $160/hr
  • Individual Therapy (Ages 12+)
  • Anxiety, Depression, Coping skills, Grief, Interpersonal relationships, Self-esteem

I provide psychotherapy from a non-judgemental and compassionate standpoint, creating a safe space for everyone to fully express their emotions.

I fell in love with my first introduction to psychology class in CEGEP. The more I learned about human behaviour and emotions, the more it helped me better understand myself and the world around me. This never-ending curiosity brought me to pursue a master’s degree in counseling at the university of Ottawa. With this training and my desire to help and connect with others, I want to support and work with anyone who is ready to work on themselves and create long-lasting life changes.

I provide psychotherapy from a compassionate and non-judgemental standpoint, creating a safe space for everyone to fully express their emotions. I hope to collaborate with you to help overcome any difficulty or presenting issue, whether it’s working on day-to-day symptoms or a deep dive into reprocessing childhood trauma. Through this collaboration, hopefully we can achieve better insight on the presenting problem, learn healthy coping strategies, develop healthy communication and work on the regulation of emotions.

My approach to counseling and psychotherapy is mainly person-centered, understanding that you are the expert of your own life. Internal Family Systems (IFS) is a model that speaks to me and that I will be using as a guide to our work together. I am also trained in Somatic Experiencing (Intermediate level) as well as EMDR (eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing).

Je suis bilingue et je peux offrir mes services en Français.

Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone if you have any questions or if you are ready to start the therapy process with me. 


2021: Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO)

2020: Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCPA)


2020: M.Ed. Counseling Psychology, University of Ottawa

2018: B.A. Psychology, University of Ottawa

Professional Development

2024: Somatic Experiencing - Intermediate Level

2024: Internal Family Systems (IFS) Online Circle

2023: Somatic Experiencing - Beginner level

2022: Trauma-Related Grief and Memory Reconsolidation with Juliane Shore

2022: Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

2022: Shame and the Disowned Self: Overcoming Internal Attachment Disorder with Janina Fisher

2022: Transforming the Impacts of Intergenerational Trauma with Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) with Leanne Campbell

2021: Getting Unstuck: Processing Trauma-Induced Guilt & Shame with Natalie Zlodre

2021: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Tools for Thinking Differently with Sheri Coburn

2021: Walking with Grief with John Koop Harder

2021: Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training

2021: Anxiety in Children and Youth

2021: The Integrated Trauma Therapist with Frank Anderson

2021: Calming the Inner Critic with Kathy Steele

2020: Schema Focused Therapy with Monica Forst

2020: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) level 1

2020: Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth with Kimberly Enns

2018: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Relevant Work Experience

2018-2020: Centre de Thérapie pour Couples et Famille de l'Outaouais

2019: École catholique d'enseignement personnalisé Édouard Bond

356 Woodroffe Ave., Entrance G/H, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3V6
(613) 699-0060


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