Psychologists & Therapists in Ottawa, ON

Panoramic view of Downtown Ottawa and the Parliament of Canada. Taken from Nepean Point, Ontario, Canada.

PsyVitaliti is a private practice with a team of experienced psychologists, Masters of Social Work and therapists who will help you learn new skills and strategies to help you improve your life in a positive way. By learning powerful, well-researched cognitive and behavioural skills, you can effectively reduce depression, stress, anxiety or panic attacks and more, restoring your balance and productivity in your personal or professional life.

Working with you to achieve your goals is important to us, and PsyVitaliti is here to help. Find out more about our psychological services here in Ottawa, Ontario below.

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The Story of PsyVitalitï

PsyVitaliti is proud to offer CBT and other therapies in the stunning city of Ottawa. Founded in 2003 by two psychologists with a passion for helping others, PsyVitaliti has grown from a small local clinic with one office to a large team of specialized therapists, helping clients across Canada.

We believe everyone deserves to enjoy Ottawa's best, and our mental health professionals are here to help you achieve it. With personalized therapy solutions, we'll empower you to improve your self-esteem and wellness, so you can fully appreciate Ottawa's historic landmarks like Parliament Hill, which now serves as the federal legal hub of our country, the Centennial Fountain and the National Gallery of Canada.

Our Therapy Services in Ottawa

Our psychologists, counsellors and therapists in Ottawa offer a wide range of services that can help you to feel like your best self. Whether you’re struggling with professional problems, relationship building, or mental health issues, we’re here to help.

Choosing the right kind of therapy can be a little overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what you’re feeling. So, to make it easier, we have explained each of our services below to help you understand them better. Take a look to find out about our therapy services in Ottawa now.

  • Online Therapy Services Ottawa

    Due to the enormous increase in popularity of this kind of service, online therapists in Edmonton are in-demand. But have no fear, PsyVitalitï has plenty of therapists ready to meet you for a virtual therapy session. Since the inception of virtual therapy sessions, research has found that having sessions via video conferencing software has all the same benefits as traditional, in-person therapy sessions. In fact, some people think online therapy is even better than traditional options because you have the advantage of not having to travel.

     Learn all about the benefits of online therapy today

  • Professional psychotherapies and young woman suffering from ptsd

    Psychotherapy Services Ottawa

    Psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, is useful in a number of situations. It can be used for personal issues as well as mental health concerns, and our psychotherapists in Ottawa use a custom-tailored approach to all psychotherapy sessions to ensure you get exactly what you need out of them. This kind of therapy is particularly effective for depression and anxiety, and can also be used for relationship issues and other common problems.

    Find out more about our psychotherapy services today.

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    Counselling Services Ottawa

    If you’re searching for counsellors in Ottawa, consider PsyVitalitï. We have a team dedicated to providing top-tier counselling services. They can help you work through a variety of personal and professional problems. Services can support individuals with addiction issues, grief, relationship building, work-related stress, and much more. We aim to help each of our clients learn new skills and build strategies that help them achieve life goals.

    Find out more about how our counselling services work today.

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    Masters of Social Work (MSWs) Ottawa

    PsyVitalitï has a team of Masters of Social Work (MSWs) in Edmonton who are ready to work with you through a range of personal and professional struggles. They can help you unlearn unhelpful behaviours and thinking patterns and find the resources you need to cope better.

    Find out more about our social work services today.

  • Coaching Services Ottawa

    Are you looking to implement changes in your life? Do you want guidance and support to achieve the goals you’ve planned out? Our coaching services could be for you. In addition to therapy, we also offer coaching services for individuals looking to unlock their maximum potential. Our services cover many aspects of life including personal and professional.

     Learn more about our coaching services from PsyVitalitï.


The primary focus of all of our therapy services at PsyVitalitï is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This approach has been found effective in the treatment of many mental health conditions, and all of our therapists in Ottawa are specially trained in the techniques associated with CBT


CBT is a popular and effective talk therapy that can be used to treat a number of mental health concerns. It is used to alter negative thought patterns and emotions and help individuals unlearn unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. CBT is designed to be used in a time-limited way, meaning you will reap the benefits of this therapy quickly. It helps clients form coping strategies and learn new skills to deal with how they feel.

Much of the work we do at PsyVitalitï is centered on the treatment of emotional issues such as anxiety and depression, and CBT is an effective tool for both of these mental health concerns.

Conquer Depression

Depression is characterized by feelings of overwhelming sadness, irritability, fatigue, and a loss of interest in things you once enjoyed. If you have been experiencing these symptoms, you may want to try our online depression self-test. After this test, you’ll have a better understanding of what is going on and what therapy options are open to you.


Reduce & Manage Anxiety Symptoms

Along with depression, CBT can be very useful in treating anxiety. As it helps with unlearning unhelpful thoughts, CBT can teach you new ways to avoid negative and anxious cycles. If you’ve been experiencing anxiety symptoms, our online anxiety self-test can help you better understand the severity of what you’re experiencing and show you the therapy options available.


In addition to working with individuals suffering from anxiety and depression, CBT can help with many other emotional issues and mental health concerns. These can include the following.

  • Phobias

  • Stress

  • Alcohol & Drug Use

  • Eating Disorders

  • Marriage Problems

  • Sleep Problems (Insomnia)

  • Relationship Issues

  • Postpartum Depression

  • PTSD

  • OCD

  • Trauma

  • & Other Problems

Don’t see your concern listed? No worries. Our team can surely provide you with the support and guidance you need to improve your wellness. No matter the issues that you’re suffering from, PsyVitalitï is committed to helping you out. If you want to learn more about how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works and what kind of conditions it can be beneficial for, you can.
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Our Mental Health Professionals in Ottawa

We’re incredibly proud of our team of therapists, psychologists and MSWs in Ottawa. They are all committed individuals with a passion for helping people, and they’re here to support you and guide you to a better life.

Get to know our team of mental health professionals in Ottawa a little better below.

  • Adrian Gudino

    Clinical Psychology Candidate

    Adrian is completing a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Adler Graduate Professional School. Using a trauma informed approach, he creates a warm, safe space for clients to explore the root causes of their concerns. He has over five years of experience counselling individuals who struggle with addictions, as well as depression and anxiety. Working in the emergency department for the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health has trained him to respond well to any crisis and to help individuals regulate their emotions. Adrian is under the supervision of Dr. Lori Walls, a licensed psychologist.

  • Alex Statham

    Registered Social Worker, Master of Social Work (M.S.W, B.S.W)

    Alex, as a registered social worker and a holder of a master's degree in social work, has extensive experience working first-hand with street populations, supporting individuals with anxiety, depression, psychosis and substance abuse. Alex focuses on an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed approach, using CBT, DBT and emotion-focused therapy.

  • Amaka Ene

    Registered Social Worker, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

    Amaka is a registered social worker with a Master of Social Work degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has experience working with diverse populations including newcomers, adults with learning differences, and female survivors of gender-based violence. She works from a person-centered, trauma-informed perspective and values the unique, lived experiences of each client. Amaka prioritizes working collaboratively with clients to empower them to be active participants in the direction of their treatment. She uses cognitive behavioural techniques to build the therapeutic alliance and promote well-being. Her extensive work with newcomer populations has highlighted the importance of continued cultural humility and an understanding of the ways in which cultural context shapes experience.

  • Cherry Wang

    RSW, Master of Social Work Candidate

    Cherry Wang is a second-year Master of Social Work student at the University of Toronto specializing in the mental health and health stream. She has experience working with diverse population including newcomers, international students, high school and university/college students, as well as individuals with anxiety, depression, and mood dysregulation. Grounded in evidence-based practices, Cherry adeptly utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness techniques to guide clients towards transformative growth. Her therapeutic approach is client-centered, and she believes in embracing individual differences and fostering an inclusive and safe therapeutic environment for everyone. Through active listening and empathy, Cherry creates a welcoming, non-judgemental, and empowering space for clients to explore their thoughts freely and facilitate personal growth.

  • Christine Sterling-Charette

    Master of Psychology

    With a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Adler Professional Graduate School and a BA in Psychology from the University of Ottawa, Christine creates a non-judgemental, safe space for all of her clients. She is trained in CBT as well as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and aims to help all of her clients feel supported and valued. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Lori Walls.

  • Hailu Lu Lockyer

    Registered Psychotherapist

    Hailu is a registered psychotherapist with CRPO. Working with clients in a non-judgmental space, she offers therapy services for anxiety, stress, relationship issues, addiction, ADHD, gender identity and expression, and much more. She is a certified provider of CBT and encourages clients to share experiences and challenges to support them in overcoming their struggles.

  • Jessica Larsen-Halikowski

    Registered Social Worker, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)

    As a registered social worker, Jessica strives to create a safe and non-judgmental environment to facilitate improved well-being. Jessica is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Alberta College of Social Workers, providing extensive knowledge in CBT, DBT, mindfulness, commitment therapy and narrative therapy.

  • Leah Reinhartz

    Registered Social Worker, Master of Social Work (M.S.W)

    Leah Reinhartz is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College and a Bachelor of Social Work from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). She has extensive experience working with individuals who have Anxiety, Depression, Perfectionism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and more. Leah's therapeutic style is warm, direct, empathic, non-judgmental, and friendly. She has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Emotional Focused Individual Therapy, and Psychodynamic modalities.

  • Liza Khalyapina

    Master of Psychology Candidate

    Liza is a current Master of Psychology student at the Adler Graduate Professional School. She is committed to creating a non-judgmental space in therapy where clients can feel safe to explore their challenges and aspirations. Liza's authentic and collaborative style invites clients to actively participate in the healing process, fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment over one's mental health journey. Her experiences as an educator with youth and other vulnerable populations inform her passion for helping individuals reach their full potential. Working under the supervision of Dr. Lori Walls, Liza continues to encourage her client's personal growth and emotional development through the application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

  • Lori Walls


    Lori Walls is one of our registered clinical psychologists in Ottawa who focuses on cognitive behavioural and solution-focused techniques to tackle varying client concerns. With experience in many community settings, Lori is able to help adults, adolescents, youths and couples build better interpersonal relationships and overcome personal challenges.

  • Michelle Lassaline

    Registered Social Worker (M.S.W.)

    Michelle is a Registered Social Worker who obtained her Master of Social Work at the University of Windsor. Michelle has experience working with clients facing such challenges as Anxiety, Autism, School Issues, and OCD. She strives to create a safe, validating, empathic space in order to help empower her clients to better confront the challenges they face.

  • Nina Ahluwalia

    Registered Social Worker (M.S.W.)

    Nina is a Registered Social Worker (MSW), Certified Life and Health Coach. She is committed to helping individuals and families navigate life’s challenges and reach their full potential. Nina approaches her work with a biopsychosocial perspective, recognizing the interconnectedness of biological, psychological, and social factors in shaping an individual’s health and well-being. She also uses a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, to help clients better understand the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and actions. She has a personal and professional interest in the many benefits of Mindfulness and implements these concepts in her work with her clients. She strives to create a safe and supportive environment where her clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, identify their strengths and challenges, and develop a plan for achieving their goals. She believes in a client-centered approach to social work, where the client is the expert on their own life and the therapist is a guide and support.

  • Samira Masoudi

    Registered Social Worker (M.S.W.)

    Samira is a registered social worker with a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has experience working as a counsellor in a community mental health setting offering counselling services to clients feeling distress, anxiety, PTSD, or experiencing family relationship issues. Her therapeutic approach is client-centered and trauma-informed. Samira's goal is to build a collaborative relationship and create a safe and non-judgmental environment to ensure her clients feel comfortable and safe to share their issues and help them to reach their own full potential. She is interested in supporting adults and youth across a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, cross-cultural issues, and major life changes. Samira uses multiple therapeutic approaches including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and positive mindfulness.

  • Zeynep Unal Yilmaz

    Master's of Psychology Candidate

    Zeynep is completing her Master's degree in Psychology at Adler Graduate Professional School. She has more than 6 years of experience working with adolescent and adults in Turkiye. Zeynep focuses on anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and trauma-related issues, and provides support to individuals in a non-judgmental and accepting environment. She also integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Adlerian Approach and Solution-Focused Therapy. She works under supervision of Dr Lori Walls.