Girl in Therapy


Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical, Psychoanalysis and Mindfulness


Couples Therapy

Using Communication tatic, Family Systems, Solutions-Focused Therapy

Portrait Man

Individual Counseling

Learning new coping skills through intense counseling, one-on-one interactive psychoeducation.


Are you experiencing some sadness, anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger, resentment, communication issues or even identity confusion? I can help. 

Who am I? I am a non-judgmental, empathetic, trustworthy, and culturally aligned psychotherapist and certified counsellor who works with individuals all over the world and with all types of presenting issues. My theory is "let us be influenced by the solutions and less by the problems". My overall goal is to show you that feeling good is the desired state of being and YOU have the power within you to accomplish it. I will be the one showing you how powerful you actually are and helping you every step of the way. It is my absolute passion to help you, my favorite part of life. I love my job and I love working with all my clients one-on-one. You can trust that you found a special confidant in me. 

I believe that we must be like Steel! We must always be prepared to change your shape just like steel. Steel is always going through different forms in life, different temperatures, different struggles. Always being forced to reshape and mold to the new environment. Being able to adapt to change is how you will survive the disappointments and storms of life. Sometimes these changes are not always easy to accept, but often you will find that the new shape you create is just as rewarding as the old shape, just in different ways. So, when the time comes to change your shape and become something new, remember that you are just like Steel and you will not break. You will become something new, you will learn from the changes, and you will emerge better, smarter, and stronger than before (Algonquin’s College President Cheryl Jensen). 


I want to be part of the process that helps you change your shape, take your strength to places unknown to the conscious awareness that exists within you. I want to be part of Your Self-Development and Growth team!

I will be here with you every single step of the way. You will get from a point of being unable to communicate because of your emotions and thoughts - to a point where you can be heard clearly, with clear boundaries and solutions. With a Solutions-Focused Therapeutic Intervention, together, we will examine the patterns of behaviour, the triggers the Pavlovian responses that have, up to now, resulted in automatic responses that have not been functional or healthy. Let's turn them around together. 

Is your self-esteem low? Do you experience anger? I offer psychotherapeutic services that cater to adults and couples. My work stems from a behavioural, interpersonal, and spiritual approach. Together, we will work through the anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, behavioural habits that may be contributing to the anxiety, personality traits that may be causing some depression and confusion, among other things. 

I have had the pleasure of working at the Center for Childhood Trauma and Sexual Abuse (CTSACT). During this experience, I learned a lot about childhood trauma and its effect on the person on a long-term basis. I was able to practice therapeutic skills that have led to peace of mind in many of my clients up to this point. I have been able to see the transformative power of psychotherapy, which has affirmed my belief in it even further. 


I am a clinical member of the College for Registered Psychotherapists and the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association. I work with different modalities including Psychoanalysis, Mindfulness CBT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Applied Behavioural Analysis under the supervision of Dr. Dino Zuccarini C. Psych, and Natalie Charron RP, MA. at the Center for Interpersonal Relationships as well as Darlene Cyrus RP, MEd. I am also mentored by Joanna Williams Olsen RP, a fantastic supervisor who has been in the industry for over 20 years and Darlene Cyrus, another incredible veteran in the field. 


I run several workshops throughout the year. Psychoeducation is a big part of my practice as I believe in spreading knowledge as a way of empowering others. 



I work specifically with: 

  • Adoption

  • Anger & Emotion Regulation

  • Anxiety & Stress

  • Attention Deficit & Learning Challenges

  • Career & Workplace

  • Child Psychology

  • Couples Therapy

  • Depression, Mood & Grief

  • Eating, Weight & Body Image

  • Family Psychology

  • Fertility Counselling

  • Forensic

  • Health Psychology

  • Interpersonal Relationships

  • Multicultural 

  • Newcomers/Immigrants

  • Neuropsychology

  • Obsessive-Compulsive

  • Personality

  • Rehabilitation Psychology

  • Sex Therapy

  • Sexual Addiction

  • Sexuality, Gender & Relationship Diversity

  • Trauma Psychology & PTSD

Some of the approaches I use include: 


  • Acceptance and Commitment, Compassion & Mindfulness-based therapies (ACT, MBSR)

  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical-behaviour therapy (DBT)

  • Emotion(ally)-focused therapy (EFT)

  • Existential-humanistic therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Psychodynamic, Attachment-based, Mentalization Therapies

  • Systemic Therapy

  • Somatic Therapy

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA)

  • Solutions-Focused Therapy

  • Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

Professional Associations

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

  • Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association


Education Background

  • Psychology Honours Bachelors Degree with a Minor in Culture, Language and Media from York University

  • Project Management Professional Degree from Fanshawe College 

  • Applied Behavioural Analysis Post-Graduate Degree from Algonquin College

  • Master's in Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University

Specialty Training

  • Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and ADHD

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Rumination

  • Assist in Suicidality Training

  • Crisis Intervention Training

  • Somatic Therapy Training

  • Hypnotherapy Training 


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Positive Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Applied Behavioural Analysis, Mindfulness/Spirituality, BioPsychoSocial, Attachment-based, and

Solutions-Focused Therapy 

A Holistic Approach

Couple and Individual Psychotherapy, LGTBQ-2*

Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly. Unknown

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Dedicated to the best artist I know MASS


  Raquel Soteldo  




Individual Psychotherapy

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50-Min or 25-Min w/ Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Couple Psychotherapy

50-Min or 25-Min w/ Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Teen Psychotherapy

50-Min or 25-Min w/ Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Family Psychotherapy

50-Min or 25-Min w/ Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)




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Ottawa, Ontario

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