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, the CCO Clinical Director and Senior Therapist, 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. She has completed Phase 2 Training in “Brainspotting” and is pursuing advanced training in this well regarded technique for treating psychological trauma. She works with couples and with individual adults suffering from Post Traumatic Stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, relationship concerns and faith related issues at our Main Office at 63 Glencoe Street and our divisional offices in Kanata and Dundas County.
As Clinical Director she supervises the CCO therapists and the Intake process and oversees the work of placement students, as they follow the experiential portion of their training. Elizabeth has been part of the CCO Team for 19 years.
Joanne is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration Number 004483). 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” which will enhance her work with this well regarded technique for treating psychological trauma. She provides individual and couples psychotherapeutic counselling in the CCO Main Office as well as the CCO Gloucester office. Joanne works primarily with adults and youth and has a special interest in working with trauma survivors, offering expertise in a broad range of intervention issues. She has been working at Christian Counselling Ottawa for over 15 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.
Nicole is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registration number 005057). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts in Professional Counselling from Liberty University. She is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.
Through the provision of support and guidance, Nicole’s desire is to bring hope to those who want to overcome life’s obstacles, improve their relationships, and become healthy, productive individuals. She utilizes a variety of evidence-based orientations and therapies, according to the client’s needs, strengths, personality, and goals. While Nicole thoroughly enjoys working with both teens and adults, one of her counselling passions is supporting and helping children and adolescents as they go through the ups and downs of school, relationships, family and social issues, and other childhood and teen life challenges.
Nicole is currently on a leave of absence and will be returning to CCO in mid 2019.
Jennifer is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) 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 1 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.
Jennifer is a member of the Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
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. She is trilingual: Arabic, French and English.
Coriander is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) 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.