Jennifer Williams, an Ottawa therapist with nearly two decades of experience in the counselling field, provides her expertise to individuals, couples, groups and families (including children and youth). Her dedication to growth and personal change is also extended to groups, organizations and businesses.More about Jennifer…
Jennifer Williams B.A. M.S.W. RSW
Jennifer has specialized clinical expertise in infertility and pre- and post-adoption counselling & home studies, couples therapy (including those recovering from infidelity), parenting and family issues, depression and anxiety and custody and access assessments.
Since transitioning from counselling within various centres to private practice in 2009, Jennifer has joined with a close-knit group of skilled professionals under Verve Therapy to enhance the services offered to clients. Jennifer continues to cultivate a practice that combines humour with evidence-based, innovative therapeutic techniques. Her plethora of advanced treatment modalities includes EMDR, biofeedback, and cognitive behavioural therapy and focused psychotherapy. Jennifer enjoys working with clients to create a personalized approach that results in enduring personal growth.
Jennifer possesses dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Social Work as well as a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Additional certifications include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (cognitive-behavioural therapy) and Adoption Studies.
- North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)
- Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
- Private Adoption Practitioners of Eastern Ontario Member (PAPEO)
Fees are payable by cheque, cash, or online by credit card via PayPal.
Stephanie Parker has been working with families, children and youth for the last 15 years. She graduated with a double major in Psychology/ Criminology from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor and Master of Social Work from Carleton University. Stephanie currently works in custody and access, alternative dispute resolution and as a private adoption practitioner.More about Stephanie…
Additionally, Stephanie provides counselling to parents, children and youth with a clinical expertise in custody and access, adoption, and infertility. Stephanie also has extensive experience working with children/youth with special needs (physical and/or developmental) and with their parents.
Anna Green is an Ottawa therapist with over fifteen years providing healing and counselling therapy. Those seeking a modern, comfortable experience will find her clinical practice is based on a foundation of spiritual care and helping people find meaning and fulfillment in their lives.More about Anna…
Counselling & Psychotherapy – (clinically supervised practice)
I believe that healing happens when you are ready, the right supports are available, and the counselling environment is trustworthy, safe, supportive, and empathic.
Counselling should meet you at a pace that you are genuinely comfortable with while collaboratively addressing your goals. Therapy can help you build your inner and outer resources to facilitate confident, sustainable, stable, and healthy relationships.
Therapy can also lead to improvements in self-esteem, empowerment, self-soothing, self-care, self-efficacy, problem solving, insights, growth, and wisdom. Ultimately leading to a more satisfying and resourceful life.
- MA Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality
- MA Cert.Conflict Resolution & Insight Mediation
- BA Human Relations & Spirituality
- Registered Psychotherapist RP (Province of Ontario)
- Canadian Certified Counsellor (Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association – CCPA)
- Professional Member with the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse & Childhood Trauma
- Certification for Emotional Focused Couple Therapy (2015-), International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally
- Focused Couple Therapy (ICEEFT)
Services provided for: Individuals and couples over 18 years of age.
Aboriginal Issues, Alcohol Abuse Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Bereavement Counselling, Blocks to Creativity, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Communication Issues, Compulsive Gambling, Couples Counselling, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Divorce Counselling, Gender Identity Counselling,
Geriatric Counselling, Grief and Loss, Health Problems Counselling, Holistic Therapy, Individual Counselling, Internet Addiction, Life Skills Training, Mindfulness, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Older Adult/Aging Issues, Pain Disorder, Panic Disorders, Parent Counselling, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy Counselling, Premarital
Counselling, Relationships, Self Esteem, Sexual Assault Counselling, Sexual Desire Disorders, Sexual Orientation Counselling, Sexuality Counselling, Social Phobia, Somatization Disorder, Spiritual/Religious Issues Counselling, Spirituality, Stress, Suicide Counselling, Trauma, Women’s Issues
Interventions and Theories Used
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (Johnson), IMAGO Therapy (Hendrix), Schema Therapy (Young), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Kabet-Zinn), Experiential Focusing (Gendlin), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Padesky), Object Relations: Self and Relational Psychology (Meier), Attachment Theory (Bowlby, Ainsworth, and others), Systems
Theory (Bowen), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Ogden), Psychosocial Developmental Theory (Erickson), Sandtray-WorldPlay Therapy (Salins), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) ()
Fees are payable by cheque, cash, or e-transfer from your bank.
Eleanore Altman is a graduate of the couple and family therapy program at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations in Montreal, Quebec. She also holds a master’s degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from McGill University.More about Eleanore…
Eleanore Altman is a graduate of the couple and family therapy program at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations in Montreal, Quebec. She also holds a master’s degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from McGill University.
Eleanore works with youth, adults, couples, and families, and is proud to serve the LGBTQ community. Her areas of interest in both research and practice include trauma and recovery, intergenerational issues in families, transcultural work and anti-oppressive approaches, as well as the application of concepts from Buddhist philosophy in modern psychotherapy.
Eleanore provides services in English and French, and she offers therapy on a sliding scale. Please contact her directly for more information.
Suzanne MacLean is a compassionate and caring therapist who empowers her clients by offering support, insight and guidance towards positive change. She inspires her clients to embark on a journey to reach their full potential by tapping into each individual’s positive and creative coping resources as well as their innate understanding of what they need to heal and grow. She provides a judgement-free, safe and collaborative environment that is tailored to each individual.More about Suzanne…
Suzanne’s life experiences include working in outdoor education for Outward Bound as well as teaching high school for over 15 years in various regions of Canada. She transitioned to a career in counselling after a Master’s in Counselling at University of Ottawa in 2011. Suzanne has experience with various therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, person-centered therapy and mindfulness. Fully bilingual in French and English, she provides individual therapy to adults of all ages and backgrounds who are seeking support with:
- chronic illness and health issues
- depression and anxiety
- loss and grief
- work-life balance and stress
- Registered Psychotherapist (RP), College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
- Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC), Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association
Fees are payable by cheque, cash or e-transfer.
Joanna St Louis has a compassionate heart for families. Life can hold many challenging situations and at times we can find ourselves concerned about our thoughts, feelings or actions. Individuals, from teens to the mature, will experience a relaxing, welcoming place to discuss the issues burdening them.More about Joanna…
Joanna St Louis
Joanna St Louis has a compassionate heart for families. Life can hold many challenging situations and at times we can find ourselves concerned about our thoughts, feelings or actions. Individuals, from teens to the mature, will experience a relaxing, welcoming place to discuss the issues burdening them.
With the use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) combined, where applicable, with Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) a collaborative relationship develops as we work towards changes you would like to make.
Couples can participate in Gottman’s Method for couple’s therapy. This method, supported by 30 years of research, focuses on building a sound couple relationship, while managing the issues that get in the way of this special friendship.
Children, ages 5-12, will experience child-centred play therapy with some integration of attachment theory. Parent sessions will be held at the time of the first session and periodically throughout the child’s therapy. It is believed regular meetings, between parent and therapist, promotes feedback and helps bridge the work in therapy to the family experience.
Sessions are available Thursdays and Fridays. Please feel free to call Joanna to book an appointment or simply to ask any questions you might have.
Joanna obtained her Masters of Divinity with clinical counselling focus at Tyndale Seminary. Faith integration is available for anyone who would find this relevant in their sessions. While Joanna’s education and background are based in the Judeo-Christian tradition, all faiths are welcome.
Joanna is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Joanna is a member, working toward certification with the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists (PACCP) and the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (CACPT). She is also a member with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).