Each of our therapists is a registered psychotherapist or has qualifying status with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), holds a Masters degree in counselling and has membership in a professional association of psychotherapists.
Our team meets regularly for prayer, case discussion and clinical supervision and participates in ongoing training and professional development to deepen and expand areas of expertise.
Elizabeth, a Senior Therapist at CCO, is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration Number 005119). She has an undergraduate degree from Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina, and a Master of Arts degree in Individual and Couples Counselling from St. Paul University in Ottawa. Elizabeth is a Certified Brainspotting Therapist and regularly practices this well regarded technique for treating psychological trauma. She works with couples and individual adults suffering the effects of anxiety, depression and abuse and the stress of dealing with relationship concerns and faith related issues at our Main Office at 63 Glencoe Street and our divisional offices in Kanata and Dundas County. She has been part of the CCO Team for more than 20 years.
Joanne is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration Number 004483) and the current Clinical Director at CCO. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and obtained her M.A. in Individual Counselling from St. Paul University. She continued her studies to include working with couples and has completed training in EMDR, level 2. She recently completed Phase 2 Training in “Brainspotting” a well regarded technique for treating psychological trauma. She provides individual and couples psychotherapeutic counselling at the CCO Main Office as well as our Gloucester office. She works primarily with adults and youth and has a special interest in working with trauma survivors, offering experience and expertise in a broad range of intervention mechanisms.
As the current Clinical Director at CCO Joanne supervises the CCO therapists and the Intake process and oversees the work of placement students as they follow the experiential portion of their training. In May 2019, Joanne completed a Supervision Course and Training for Clinical Supervisors with the Institute for Self-in Relationship Psychotherapy, which is recognized by the CRPO.
Joanne has been working with the Christian Counselling Ottawa Team for almost 20 years.
Heather is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration Number 004671). She holds an M.A. Honours in Counselling from the Winnipeg Theological Seminary, a B.A. in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo and a B.A. in Religious Education (Major in Youth Counselling) from Briercrest College and Seminary in Caronport, Saskatchewan. She has a wide range of expertise, working with adults, adolescents, couples and families at our Main Office on Glencoe Street. Heather is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors.
Mike is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration Number 006823). He holds a B.A. in Religion from Summit Pacific College, Abbotsford, BC and an M.A. in Counselling and Spirituality from St. Paul University. He recently completed Phase 2 Training in “Brainspotting”, a well regarded technique for treating psychological trauma. Mike works with individuals who suffer from trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, and questions regarding faith and life.
Mike has served as church youth leader. He has worked as a house supervisor for men with mental health issues and drug addictions. He has also been a case manager for Veterans Affairs Canada, which involved assessing, rehabilitation goal setting and referring Veterans to the aid services they need. In the past Mike served as a counselling intern at Saint Paul University’s counselling center and, before becoming staff, served at Christian Counselling Ottawa as an intern.
Jennifer is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration Number 006484). She holds a M.Sc. in Counselling from Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas, and has received additional training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the Beck Institute. She has completed Phase 2 training in “Brainspotting”, an attachment and mindfulness-based approach to treating trauma.
Jennifer works with individual adults who struggle with various issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, burnout, anger, life transitions, relationships, and spirituality. She provides a compassionate and supportive environment where clients can gain insight into their current challenges and explore opportunities for the future.
Marie-Rose is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration # 007269). She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA # 10001892) with membership in good standing. She holds a M.A. in Counselling and Spirituality, a M.A. in Theology and a Ph. D in Theology from Saint Paul University. She works with individuals, couples and families providing services in Arabic, French and English.
Coriander is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration # 007660). She has a B.A. in Psychology from Redeemer University and an M.A. in Counselling and Spirituality from St. Paul University.
She provides individual, couples and family therapy for those who struggle with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, spirituality, and identity concerns. In couple and family therapy, she works with clients to process loss, infidelity, parenting, divorce, and betrayals, while also helping clients build communication skills. She is passionate about walking alongside people as they learn more about who they are and what they need; how they can be true to themselves; and how they can best be in relationship with others.
Coriander has also completed Phase 1 training in “Brainspotting”, an attachment and mindfulness-based approach to treating trauma.
Alexia is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration # 008305) and an Associate Member of the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (Registration #2017750). She joined CCO in May 2019 following completion of her M.A. in Counselling and Spirituality at St. Paul University. She has a passion for supporting the family, in whatever shape and form it takes. She believes that supporting parents as individuals, and in their couple-relationship is key to helping the family thrive. She, also, recognizes how hard these relationships at times can be. She has over 10 years of experience facilitating Marriage and Parenting courses, as well as experience in her past careers of finance and running her own catering business.
Alexia works with individuals, couples and families who are looking for support with relationship concerns, stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, grief and anger. Alexia is currently undertaking Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Training and Gottman Couple Therapy Training.
Brandi is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration # 008299). She joined CCO in May 2019 and works with individuals, couples and families, including providing supportive counselling for children, adolescents and adults.
She holds a Social Service Worker diploma from Algonquin College, an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations and Spirituality and a Master of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University. She recently completed “Brainspotting” Phase 1 & 2, a brain-body based treatment used to process and release stored traumas underlying a wide range of emotional and physical problems, as well as Attachment Focused “Brainspotting” with children. She works with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, anger, low self-esteem, family of origin issues, relationship conflict, spiritual struggles, personality and mood disorders.
Brandi uses many creative therapy techniques to access parts of self which have yet to be heard. She favours a holistic approach, which includes the mind, body and spirit of a person, as well as the close relationships, environment, community and culture they are apart of. She believes every human being has within them the power to change and to self-actualize. She has worked as a youth facilitator and as a counsellor for people with disabilities. She has experience with complex grief in children, youth and adults, as well as intimate partner violence and anger management. She has worked with people suffering a wide variety of mental health challenges and is comfortable coming alongside complex trauma and the greatest of human suffering.
Christopher is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration # 008194). He joined CCO in May 2019. He has a Master of Divinity in Spiritual Formation from Tyndale Seminary and is currently doing a PhD in Counselling and Spirituality at St Paul University. His doctoral thesis involves the intersection of personality, psychosocial maturity, and unconscious imagination.
Combining his psychotherapy training with a background as a Certified Spiritual Director, he has a passion for integrating psychology and spirituality, which, in his view, cross-fertilizes into wisdom. Whether it be issues of anxiety, depression, meaning, identity, relational issues, or spirituality, he enjoys helping people see the spiritual dimension of their psychological journey and the psychological dimension of their spiritual journey. He has experience in helping clients through dreamwork, body awareness exercises, creative imagination, and using the Enneagram personality framework to find wisdom and healing in their journeys.