Registered Psychotherapist

I provide care and support to adolescents and adults when life’s difficulties become overwhelming. I believe strongly that the most important ingredient for change in therapy is a trusting, collaborative relationship.

Mr. Colin Ellis

Registered Psychotherapist

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and have been trained to provide counselling to individuals aged 14 and up. Much of my work is based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based practices, but I draw on a variety of tools to help people find wellness. Together we will work to decide what skills or support you need to get through life’s challenges.

My role as a psychotherapist is to walk with you through the therapeutic process, to provide non-judgmental support, and to give you tools to work through whatever difficulties you bring to the table. I believe strongly that the most important ingredient for change in therapy is a trusting, collaborative relationship, and will work hard to create one with you. I have particular interests in working with trauma, anxiety and grief, but have experience with a wide range of issues. I am also passionate about supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community and other marginalized groups.

**Please note that for insurance purposes, I can provide insurance receipts as a Psychologist-Supervised Psychotherapist**

Credentials

Registered Psychotherapist

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

M.Ed., University of Ottawa

Professional memberships

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Clinical experience

Over the course of my career I have worked with a variety of populations and presenting problems. I have worked part-time as a psychotherapist with the Arnprior and District Family Health team for three years, where I support clients with issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and life transitions. I have experience facilitating groups using the Interpersonal Relationship (IR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) models. I have also run a number of workshops on stress management and improving sleep patterns, but the bulk of my professional career has focused on providing individual counselling to adults and teens. I am passionate and experienced in helping adults and teens navigate mental health difficulties. I also worked extensively with clients experiencing crisis through the Ottawa Distress Center, which improved my ability to handle crisis as well as making me knowledgeable on a variety of community resources within the Ottawa area.

I have training in Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and have attended education seminars on grief and supporting transgender clients through transition.

Services offered

Under supervision I provide support in the following areas:

Depression

Anxiety (Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Phobias, Panic)

Employment (including return-to-work)

Stress

Grief/Loss

Relationship/Communication Difficulties

Assertiveness

Managing and Tolerating Emotions

Life Adjustments/Transitions

Sexuality/Sexual identity

Self-Growth and Self-Esteem

Sleep Difficulties

Stress or Anger management

Trauma

How to Reach Me

Practice Line: (613) 831-8181
Direct Line: (613) 581-3344