Associates

Marissa Isenor

Tara MacGillivray

Marissa Isenor

Marissa Isenor

B.A.

Hi there! I’m Marissa. I believe each person has their own unique story filled with beautiful moments and challenging obstacles. Whether you’re going through a particularly difficult season of life or looking to work on a specific challenge you’ve been facing, therapy can offer you a safe space to be vulnerable, to explore new perspectives, and to find acceptance.

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Marissa’s goal as a therapist is to build strong therapeutic relationships with her clients so that you can work collaboratively to achieve your goals. She takes a person-centered approach, which allows clients to guide the sessions based on their needs. She also incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) when appropriate.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies with a minor in Psychology from Carleton University, and is currently completing her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University under the supervision of Julie Clarke, MACP, RP, SEP.

Seeking help can sometimes seem daunting. Feelings of uncertainty and discomfort are normal. Marissa is there to validate your experience and support you throughout the entire process.

If you think you would be a good fit, please reach out at info@julieclarketherapy.com 

“Healing is the most courageous act a human being can do” -Dr. Nicole LePera

English
503-2039 Robertson Rd, Ottawa
FEE: $140/hr
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, (Ages 8+)

Tara MacGillivray

Tara MacGillivray

For over 16 years, Tara has been working with individuals and families, walking beside them through challenging times and helping them to make positive changes in their lives. Tara believes strongly in helping clients identify and build upon their already-existing strengths, and she focuses on empowering her clients as she helps them to heal their wounds.

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Tara’s past career in the child welfare field has helped her build a strong foundation for work with both children and adults. She recognizes that the relationship between client and therapist is of high importance, and clients can expect that she will treat them respectfully and as an equal during sessions together.

Tara utilizes a variety of evidence-based approaches to psychotherapy including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and cognitive processing therapy (CPT). She uses a trauma-informed and client-centered approach with clients. Tara enjoys helping people who have experienced all sorts of life challenges including but not limited to trauma, anxiety, separation/divorce, relationship difficulties, grief, depression, self-esteem, and intimate partner violence. Tara focuses on building a foundation of trust with her clients and works with them at their own individual pace to help them move forward in managing life’s hardships, tailoring her services to each client’s unique needs.

Tara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and is also a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She is working under the Clinical Supervision of Julie Clarke, RP.

Tara has been an active community member for many years, as a former director on the board of directors for a sexual assault counselling clinic, as well as a representative on a community network against abuse, and a representative at the Situation Table in SD&G in past years. She is also an accredited practitioner of 5 different Triple P positive parenting programs and brings the experience and knowledge that she has gained through these opportunities into her therapy practice.
To learn more about Tara’s services or to set up a free 15 minute telephone consultation, you can email her or visit her website (www.newheightspsychotherapy.com).