Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults
All services currently provided by phone or video due to COVID-19 precautions
**Now taking a limited number of new referrals for Trish Stenson, see bio below**
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.
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
By appointment only
All sessions currently being offered by phone or video due to COVID-19 precautions.
Don't lose your present to your past
Frequently asked questions
What are your fees?
Fee is 170$/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, I 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. Of course, all sessions will be virtual until safe to resume in-person care. Trish's services will remain virtual.
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