Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a mental health provider such as Psychotherapist. It is a process by which patterns of thoughts and behaviours are explored to assist an individual to manage emotional disturbance. During psychotherapy, you learn about your condition and your moods, feelings, thoughts influencing your behaviors and emotions. Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.

Psychotherapy can be helpful in treating most mental health problems and other life challenges  including:

  • Anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, panic disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder
  • Addictions, such as alcoholism, drug dependence or compulsive gambling
  • Eating disorders, such as anorexia or bulimia
  • Personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder or dependent personality disorder
  • Resolve conflicts with your partner or someone else in your life
  • Relieve anxiety or stress due to work or other situations
  • Cope with major life changes, such as divorce, the death of a loved one or the loss of a job
  • Learn to manage unhealthy reactions, such as road rage or passive-aggressive behavior
  • Come to terms with an ongoing or serious physical health problem, such as diabetes, cancer or long-term (chronic) pain

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Meet the Therapist and Relationship Coach

Ade Ahmed

Ade is a Clinical Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Relationship coach based in Ottawa. A Certified Clinician in REBT, CBT, DBT, EMDR and Emotion Focus Therapy. She is also a Faculty member at Centre for Rational and Cognitive Therapies. She teaches, mentors and supervises graduating master’s degree students for College registration and completion of degree. She has years of experience working with all age group in mental health and relationship issues.

Her client-centred approach to therapy focuses on developing a positive therapeutic alliance by providing a safe space to collaborate and explore client’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner. Using evidence-based assessments and therapeutic models. Ade compassionately work with her clients to reach their psychological wellness goal.

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