Counselling / Therapy Services

We match our clients with counsellors whose expertise, location, availability and individual approach best fit each client's unique counselling needs. With an established team of trusted, well-qualified therapists across the Ottawa area, we make the process of connecting you - quickly - with the right counsellor for you an easy one.

Couples Counselling

Whether you've been together for 6 months or 30 years, every couple has challenges. Your being here now is the first step. We can help with:

  • Co-dependency
  • Conflict and anger
  • Improving communication
  • Increasing intimacy
  • Parenting
  • Reconnecting
  • Recovering from affairs
  • Rediscovering your spark
  • Separation issues
  • Sexual health

Many couples have found Co-Therapy especially helpful (working together as a couple and separately as individuals, each with your own dedicated counsellor).

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Individual Therapy

In individual counselling, you will meet one-on-one with an ALCG Ottawa therapist in an empathic, confidential and safe environment. Reasons for engaging in therapy are as varied as people themselves, but can include issues such as:

  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Bereavement, Grief, Loss
  • Burnout & Career Counselling
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Transitions
  • Workplace Issues
  • Work/Life Balance

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Family Counselling

Family relationships can present special challenges not encountered in other settings. Mindful of this as well as social and cultural elements, ALCG therapists work with families to foster connection and cohesion.

We offer individual and group sessions for issues such as:

  • Attachment issues
  • Behavioural problems
  • Blended family problems
  • Bullying & school issues
  • Coping with change
  • Dealing with family loss
  • Divorce/separation
  • Family communication skills
  • Family problem solving
  • Improving relationships
  • Teenage issues
  • Transition support

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Fees & Insurance Coverage

Rates

Our counsellors each set their own rates. Please call us for accurate numbers.

Receipts

Receipts for fees paid for counselling services are issued at the end of each session, which can be submitted for reimbursement by your extended health care benefit insurance program. If your policy includes sessions with a psychologist (most do), we will qualify.

Supervision

Clinical supervision is a common provision in the health industry, applying to professional therapists, psychologists, nurses and doctors. Its purpose is to provide a confidential environment for counsellors to reflect on their work with a seasoned, experienced colleague or mentor.

Each ALCG counsellor is supervised at the administrative level by a registered psychologist, whose information will be listed on your receipt. We've set up our group practice in this way to make mental health services accessible to more people in Ottawa, as some policies can be quite limited.

Your sessions are always private and held in the strictest confidence. Supervision is used by our counsellors to discuss their own role as therapists. The focus is on supporting and furthering professional development, ethical responsible practice, and sound mental wellness so they remain in a solid position from which to help others. It is not mandatory for our particular field, but we believe in its value. [ Learn more @ Wikipedia ]

Do I Need a Referral?

ALCG does not require a doctor's referral, self referrals are welcome. Some health benefit plans do require this for coverage, so please check your plan's specific requirements.

Please contact us to learn more.