Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults
Davis Counselling is committed to providing excellent care to adolescents and adults, and we are proud to offer services from a team comprised of exceptionally skilled and experienced clinicians.
At this time, we are happy to announce that Carol is accepting a limited number of new adult clients.
Experienced. Skilled. Caring.
Kirstie has been a Registered Social Worker (RSW) since 2000. She has provided care at multiple community agencies, including the AIDS Committee of Ottawa, The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre, Youth Services Bureau, the Ottawa Hospital, Catholic Family Services, and CHEO. She has provided training and presentations on Mental Health to many organizations, including Ottawa Police Services and Carleton University. She has extensive training and experience working with vulnerable populations and people in crisis, and spent many years at CHEO providing emergency mental health care, long-term trauma therapy for children and youth who experienced sexual trauma, and support to youth and families with acute and chronic illnesses.
Kirstie has specialized skills in working with adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, trauma, chronic illness/pain, and other life stressors, including COVID-related grief. She has a special interest in trauma therapy, and is a registered provider with the Victim Quick Response Program, through Ottawa Victims Services. She uses evidence-based therapies including EMDR, CBT, and TF-CBT in her practice.
Kirstie offers care by video or in-person.
MSW, RSW, CEC, BCETS, psychotherapist
Trish brings to Davis Counselling over 35 years of therapy experience both in private practice and corporate settings. Trish is pioneer in the areas of sexual abuse treatment and trauma having been a senior therapist at Canada’s first comprehensive intrafamilial sexual abuse treatment program, Anderson and Mayes, established in1981.
She is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and co-founded the first LGBTQ+ counselling agency in Calgary in 1988.
Her corporate experience as National Manager of Trauma Services for Shepell FGI EAP and as National Clinical Director for Ceridian EAP services provided Trish invaluable experience in organizing and overseeing workplace conflict and trauma. Some of her interventions included organizing for interventions re: Sept 11, SARs, downsizing events, criminal cases, suicides, bank robberies just to name a few.
In addition Trish is an experienced Certified Executive Coach. Trish has specialized skills in many areas but currently she is most interested working with people struggling with:
Trauma and its long-term impact
Anxiety and depression
Workplace stress and struggle
Trish offers care by video only.
Carol brings to Davis Counselling a diverse career with over 25 years of experience. She has provided therapeutic care at several Ottawa area programs including the Youth Services Bureau, the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, and CHEO. Since 2012, her practice has specialized in the area of pediatric palliative care at Roger Neilson House. Carol has provided therapeutic interventions to families all along the trajectory of their children’s illness, and she has an understanding of the complexities of emotions faced by all family members coping with new diagnosis and treatment.
Carol’s passion is providing bereavement therapeutic support for individuals and couples coping with the loss of a loved one. Carol’s area of specialty is therapeutic care for those grieving perinatal loss, and program development and advocacy for these families. She understands the depth of grief and trauma experienced by families, and believes in the importance of accompanying them as they adjust to their new normal. Carol is well versed in supporting all presenting types of perinatal loss, including neonatal death, stillborn loss, infertility issues, medical termination for medical reasons, and miscarriage loss. Carol believes that with patience, support, understanding, and perseverance, families will begin to live hope and happiness again!
Carol has enjoyed offering mental health training and presentations over the course of her career, including to the Ottawa Police Service, Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, CHEO, and the CHEO Foundation. She has significantly contributed to online bereavement education, including to Canadian Virtual Hospice, and is recognized as a grief expert.
Carol has an interest in supporting individuals coping with a variety of issues, and understands that depression, anxiety, feelings of hopelessness, and unhappiness with coping with daily life demands can happen to anyone at any point in life. Carol uses well recognized evidence-based approaches in her treatment, including Emotional Focused Therapy, CBT, Narrative therapy, and Solution Focused therapy.
Carol offers care by video only.
By appointment only
Don't lose your present to your past
Frequently asked questions
What are your fees?
Fee is 185$/per 50min session. Although our services are not covered by OHIP, most extended health benefit plans cover psychotherapy by a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Please confirm with your provider. Additionally, fees may be claimed as an allowable medical expense on your income taxes.
Can I talk to you before I decide to book an appointment?
Of course! If you provide your number and a good time to call, a member of our team will be very happy to talk with you.
What can I expect in my first session?
A decision to start therapy can feel stressful. The first session will focus on getting to know you, what is happening in your life, and what your hopes are. This will happen in a warm, caring, and non-judgmental environment.
Is your office accessible?
Yes, it is. It is on the second floor, with an elevator. Virtual services are also available (Trish and Carol's services will remain solely online).