Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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 (Qualifying)

I’m a Registered Psychotherapist working towards qualifying for autonomous practice. This means that I practice as any other counsellor but under the supervision of a psychologist. I have an integrative approach, but favour evidence-based and strength-based approaches. 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 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. I work first and foremost to create a safe and comfortable space where you can share your story. Then together we create a treatment plan based on your goals and we work together to improve your life, on your terms.

I have particular interests in working with anxiety and grief. 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 (Qualifying) (Under supervision)

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 had the pleasure of working with a variety of populations and presenting problems. As a therapist with the Arnprior and District Family Health team I work 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.

I have also worked extensively with youth transitioning into university and with clients of all ages during my time at the Ottawa Distress Center. My experiences there were influential in shaping how I manage crisis in therapy. I am always working on remaining up-to-date with training and continuing education. In particular I am working to enhance my skills with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and trauma-informed care.

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