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Maria Abbas MA, RP (Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Independent Associate

FEE : $160.00/hr
  • Individual Therapy (Ages 18+)
  • Anxiety, Depression, Emotion Regulation, Self-Esteem, Thought-Patterns, Trauma, Cultural Issues, Spiritual care

Within every human being there is the potential to heal. Healing allows one to learn to cope in healthy ways, and to gain awareness towards emotional reactions and subconsciously ingrained thought patterns. The journey of healing begins as we commence with your first step.

I help clients with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, thought-patterns, cultural issues, spiritual care and trauma.

I am an integrative therapist, who uses psychodynamic therapy to help clients understand their emotions and subconscious patterns of behaviour. Together, we explore automatic thoughts and emotional processes, which may have been formed during early childhood relating to trauma or unwanted internal processes. Additionally, I integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to aid clients experience awareness, detachment, and to alter their negative thought patterns and emotional reactions.

While placing emphasis on self-acceptance, mindfulness, emotions, and somatic experiencing, I also support my clients by using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy to encourage awareness, self-belief, and healing for my clients.

Self-compassion, trust, and understanding are all fundamental values within my therapeutic approach. I strive to encourage a non-judgemental, accepting, and supportive environment for my clients’ comfort and highest potential for growth, placing our therapeutic alliance as a priority within the session.

I have completed a Master of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality at a joint program at Saint-Paul University & the University of Ottawa (2022). I hold a Bachelor of Cognitive Science with a specialization in Psychology with Honours, from Carleton University (2018).

Additionally, I am a published author within scientific journals. I had co-authored a Meta-Analysis on Cognitive Remediation Therapy in Major Depressive Disorder.

I am a Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

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

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