Interns

Marissa Isenor

Tara MacGillivray

Andrea Stupak

Lindsay Williams

Marissa Isenor

Marissa Isenor

B.A.

marissa.m.ocp@gmail.com

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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My goal as a therapist is to build strong therapeutic relationships with my clients so that we can work collaboratively to achieve their goals. I take a person-centered approach, which allows my clients to guide the sessions based on their needs. I also incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) when appropriate.

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Child Studies with a minor in Psychology from Carleton University, and I am currently completing my master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. I am working under the supervision of Julie Clarke, MACP, RP, SEP.

I understand that seeking help can sometimes seem daunting. Feelings of uncertainty and discomfort are normal. I am here to validate your experience and support you throughout the entire process.

If you think we would be a good fit, please reach out to me at marissa.m.ocp@gmail.com. I look forward to speaking with you!

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

English
503-2039 Robertson Rd, Ottawa
FEE: $100/hr
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, (Ages 10+)
Approaches to therapy: Person-Centered, CBT, IFS
Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Relationships

Tara MacGillivray

Tara MacGillivray

tara.m.ocp@gmail.com

Tara received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Laurentian University in 2005 and is a current student at Yorkville University, completing her Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology.

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Tara has spent the last 16 years working directly with families, children, and youth, helping them overcome a variety of challenges in order to achieve their goals. She has a vast amount of experience working with parents who are overwhelmed and helps parents navigate a variety of parenting concerns (challenging child behaviours, co-parenting after separation, etc.).

Tara is an accredited practitioner of the Triple P positive parenting program. She also has extensive experience in working with survivors and perpetrators of abuse and trauma, including those who have experienced intimate partner violence.

Helping people who struggle with childhood and adulthood mental health diagnoses, such as depression and anxiety is a passion of Tara’s. She practices from a strength-based approach, using the strengths you already have, to help you get to where you want to be in life.

Coming to therapy can be scary, so Tara strives to have a safe and supportive counselling environment, in which she empowers you and takes a non-judgmental approach. She focuses on building a solid relationship with you so that there is a foundation of trust, and she will work with you at your pace to help you move forward. Tara will walk alongside you on your journey to wellness, working with you to find solutions and develop concrete strategies to manage life’s hardships. She tailors her services to each client’s specific needs, using evidence-based interventions to address the issues holding you back in order to help you move forward.

Fee is $100.00 per session.

To schedule an appointment with Tara or ask any questions, please email Tara directly at tara.m.ocp@gmail.com

Andrea Stupak

Andrea Stupak

andrea.s.ocp@gmail.com

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” – Brené Brown

Reaching out for help is the first step to overcoming life’s most difficult challenges. Whether or not this is your first-time seeking therapy, Andrea knows it’s not easy to admit we need help and reach out for support. Her goal is to create a safe space, free of judgement, where you feel comfortable to express your thoughts and feelings. You will find her style to be warm, empathetic, compassionate, and nurturing.

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Andrea’s approach in therapy is collaborative and integrative which means she will work with you and your unique needs to establish therapeutic goals, explore expression, and facilitate growth. In sessions, she will offer various techniques and modalities to ensure your time together is most beneficial for you. Andrea draws upon interventions like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

As a student completing her Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, Andrea is passionate about healing, self-discovery, and lifelong learning. She received her undergrad degree in Social Sciences from the University of Ottawa. She also has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Ottawa and is certified to teach Junior, Intermediate, and Senior divisions under the Ontario College of Teachers licence. Andrea has eight years of experience teaching, counselling, and mentoring children, teens, and young adults.

Andrea understands that life can be hard and admires you for having the courage to take this remarkable first step.  We all need support – it’s part of being human. She is here to walk along this journey with you, supporting you along the way. 

Andrea will be accepting new patients as of May 2, 2022. Fee is $80 per session.

To schedule an appointment or if you have any questions email: andrea.s.ocp@gmail.com

Lindsay Williams

Lindsay Williams

lindsay.w.ocp@gmail.com

Individual Therapy (Ages 13+)
Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Life Transitions, Separation and Divorce, Self-Compassion, Mindfulness

Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is a current Practicum student, completing her Masters through Yorkville University in Counselling Psychology.

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For the past 15 years, she has engaged in various roles in the helping profession; some of which include Emergency First Responder (call-taker and dispatcher) for the Ontario Provincial Police, University Admissions Counsellor, and Medical Receptionist. Her professional experience has opened her eyes to the distinctive needs and capabilities of each individual she encounters.

Using a person-centered approach to therapy, Lindsay strives to provide an inclusive, safe, and inviting space for clients to enter. Her goal is to encourage and support clients as they navigate through their unique healing journey, and to draw upon their strengths, through self-compassion and awareness.

Fascinated by the power of healing through connection, Lindsay believes in the ability of people to transform when they feel truly heard and understood. She is passionate about working with clients who are navigating difficult life transitions, depression, separation/divorce, and interpersonal conflict.

The first step to reach out and seek counselling can be a challenge. The anxiety and uncertainty can feel overwhelming. Lindsay’s aim is to walk alongside and be a genuine listening ear, through collaboration, understanding and sensitivity.

Lindsay will be accepting new clients as of May 2nd, 2022. Fee is $80.00 per session.
To schedule an appointment with Lindsay or request information, please email her directly at lindsay.w.ocp@gmail.com

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