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Ana Delage M.Ed., R.P., C.C.C

Registered Psychotherapist

Independent Associate

(613) 263-2211
English, Portuguese
FEE : $180 (HST incl)/hr
  • Individual Therapy, Supervision (Ages 18+)
  • Adult, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD

We all face life challenges that may paralyze us and impede our functioning and personal growth. When we feel stuck and overwhelmed by life difficulties, counselling and psychotherapy can facilitate change.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist offering psychotherapy and counselling services in private practice to individual adults and youths (18 and older) in Ottawa.

I support individuals in the following areas of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, low mood and depression, stress management, grief and loss, assertiveness, relationship difficulties, self-esteem and identity issues, challenging life transitions, cultural and diversity concerns, among others.

Why Seek Counselling?

We all face life challenges that may paralyze us and impede our functioning and personal growth. When we feel stuck and overwhelmed by life difficulties, counselling and psychotherapy can facilitate change. Individuals who engage in counselling and psychotherapy can benefit from:

  • Gaining insight and a better understanding of their situations
  • Learning new skills and coping strategies to manage problems
  • Learning healthier ways of communicating and relating to others
  • Learning ways to regulate strong emotions such as anger and sadness
  • Feeling empowered by rediscovering or developing personal strengths and resources

My Approach

I believe the relationship between a therapist and a client is one of the most significant predictors of positive change in therapy. In my practice, I strive to build a strong therapeutic alliance with clients in order for them to feel safe and supported while working towards their goals. I approach clients from a person-centered, strength-based, and collaborative perspective, honoring their knowledge of themselves and respecting that they are the experts in their lives. I believe everyone has the ability to gain control over their lives despite faced barriers, and that given the right environment, tools and support, they can achieve their goals and move forward. I work towards empowering clients so they can create positive change and a future with possibilities for themselves.

As for my theoretical orientation, I acknowledge every client is unique and I integrate a variety of modalities to best fit the client’s needs. I use Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Mindfulness, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

My Qualifications

I have a B.A. Honours in Psychology and a M.Ed. in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario (#3606), and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (#2479).

I have been in private practice since 2015 and prior to venturing into private practice, I worked for 8 years in the mental health field for a few non-profit community organizations, providing services to individuals struggling with severe and persistent mental illnesses, addictions, and sexual trauma.

I continuously work towards improving myself professionally and I often engage in further education. For example, I have extensive training in Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, and EMDR.

I would love to work with each and every person who contacts me. I currently have a waiting list and it saddens me to say that there is a bit of a wait time before I can see you. Please contact me to be added to my wait list or with any questions you may have. You can contact the main line of the centre if you’d like to know who has room.


2015: Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO)

2008: Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCPA)


2008: M.Ed. Counselling, University of Ottawa

2006: B.A. (Honours) Psychology, University of Ottawa

Professional Development

2023: IFS Level 2 - Deepening and Expending with Einat Brinstein

2023: IFS institute Continuity Program

2023: Unattached Burdens - The Others Within Us with Robert Falconer (workshop)

2023: New Dimensions of Trauma Healing With Dr.Frank Anderson (workshop)

2022: 36-Hours Clinical Supervision Training - The Empowered Supervisor with Pauline O'Brien

2022: IFS Level 2 - Shame, Anxiety, and Depression with Martha Sweezy and Dr. Richard Schwartz

2022: Mastering IFS - Deepening your Core Practice with Derek Scott (workshop)

2022: Anxiety, Depression & Shame: Understanding the Connections, Healing the Burdens with Mike Elkins and Ann Sinko (workshop)

2021-2022: IFS Level 1 with Rina Dubin and Steven Krantz

2021: IFS for EMDR Therapists (workshop)

2020: A Step by Step Guide Through Clinical Applications of the IFS Model (workshop with Dr.Frank Anderson)

2019: Attachment-Focused EMDR - Healing Developmental Deficits in Adults Abused as Children (workshop with Laurel Parnell)

2017: Remembering Conversations - Therapy and Meaning Reconstruction in Grief and Bereavement (workshop)

2017: Somatic Experiencing Beginner I, II, and III

2016: Somatic Trauma Treatment (workshop through PESI)

2016: Yoga and Mindfulness (workshop through PESI)

2016: 60-hours Basic EMDR Training - Level 1

2016: Therapeutic Use of Self (workshop)

2016: Getting the Most from the Therapy Hour: Integrating Experiential and Brief Therapy (workshop)

2015: Listening, Witnessing and Intimate Relationships: Using Narrative Therapy in Working with Couples (workshop)

2014: When All the Time You Have is Now: Therapy at a Walk-in Clinic (workshop)

2014: Post-Traumatic Growth in Solution-Focused Counselling (workshop)

2014: Brief Narrative Therapy: Walk-in Clinics, Single Session & Brief Therapy (workshop)

2014: ASIST Tune Up (workshop)

2013: Basic Skills in Solution-Focused Counselling (workshop)

2013: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (workshop)

2010: GAIN-SS Modified (workshop)

2010: Concurrent Disorders (workshop)

2009: Suicide Care (workshop)

2009: Trauma Stabilization Part II: Acceptance and Change via Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (workshop)

2009: Sexuality Through the Life Cycle (workshop)

2009: An Introduction to Stage I Trauma Work: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Borderline Personality Disorder (workshop)

2009: Learning How to Advocate for Yourself and Others (workshop)

2007: Certificate in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills with Living Works

2007: Awareness for Providing Initial Assistance to Survivors of War and Torture (workshop)

Relevant Work Experience

2015-Present: Registered Psychotherapist in Private Practice, full-time

2016-2018: Registered Psychotherapist at The Counselling Group (JFS Ottawa), part-time

2014-2017: Walk-in Therapy Counsellor at JFS Ottawa, part-time

2015-2016: Intake Worker at Algonquin College, part-time

2013-2014: Addictions and Mental Health Counsellor at Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, full-time/contract

2011-2016: Relief Crisis Intake Counsellor at Somerset West Community Health Centre, casual

2011-2012: Mental Health Case Manager at Somerset West Community Health Centre, full-time/contract

2010-2015: Psychosocial Rehabilitation/Residential Worker at Ottawa Salus, part-time

2009-2010: Mental Health Case Manager at Ottawa Salus, full-time/contract

2008-2009: Relief Counsellor at Centretown Community Health Centre, casual

2008-2012: Sexual Assault Support Centre Volunteer

2007-2008: Mental Health Counsellor Intern at Centretwon Community Health Centre

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


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