Interns

Natalie Feldman

Natalie is a Counselling Psychology graduate student, completing her Masters through Yorkville University. While completing her studies, she has also served as a Crisis Counsellor with Kids Help Phone, and the Client Relations Manager for a local charity offering pet food support to low-income members of the Ottawa community. 

She works with a range of clients, including teens and adults who are experiencing difficult emotions, life transitions, interpersonal and relationship challenges, and questions related to identity growth and development. Natalie is especially passionate about working with teens, those undergoing career or retirement transitions, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Her counselling approach is grounded in self-compassion, which encourages kindness towards oneself, and the understanding that difficult times are not a sign of personal failure. The goal is to support you in developing and drawing upon your strengths to navigate and grow from these challenges. She believes that you already have the ability within yourself to live a joyful and fulfilling life, you might just need some dedicated time and space to figure out the next steps. 

Natalie practices through a lens of harm reduction, equity, and inclusion. She prioritizes the safety and autonomy of marginalized identities, and takes a practical approach to minimize the negative outcomes of substance use and self-harm behaviours. If you think you might be a good fit, please get in touch by emailing natalie.ocp@gmail.com.

Natalie will be taking clients as of September 1, 2021. Fee per session is $80.00

Kelly Blanchfield

Kelly is a graduate of Carleton University with a degree in Psychology and a completed  Practicum at the Royal Ottawa in their Youth Program. Kelly is currently a student of Yorkville University and has completed her coursework in a Masters of Counselling Psychology. She has nearly 10 years of experience working with individuals with special needs in behaviour therapy and social skill development. She has significant experience working with individuals with Autism, ADHD, ODD, mental health diagnoses and trauma backgrounds.

Kelly has a passion for working in the communities around her and advocating for those who need a voice. This has led her on some interesting journeys such as house-building in Central America and working at shelters in downtown Ottawa. Her patient and  sensitive nature allows her to empathize with the clients she works with. Kelly enjoys creative work and thinking outside of the box in terms of finding solutions for her clients. With her open-minded and non-judgemental approach, she appreciates using a variety of counselling strategies to meet the needs of her clients. She looks forward to working with you!

Kelly will be taking clients as of September 1, 2021. Fee per session is $80.00

To book with Kelly please click here (and then link to contact form and/or Jane)

Or please get in touch by emailing kblanchfield.ocp@gmail.com

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