Psychologists with Expertise in Counselling for Adult Children of Alcoholics

Contact Gilmour Psychological Services® in Ottawa to schedule a consultation with a psychologist who has an expertise in counselling for adult children of alcoholics .

Iris Jackson

Dr. Iris Jackson

Dr. Iris Jackson is the founding psychologist of Gilmour Psychological Services® in 1983. She works with adults in individual or couples’ therapy. Although she treats a wide spectrum of issues and disorders, she has special proficiency in the treatment of substance abuse problems, identity problems, adult survivors of childhood trauma, anger management, mood and depression, anxiety and self-esteem disorders and relationship conflicts.

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Frances Smyth

Dr. Frances Smyth

Dr. Frances Smyth provides therapy services for child, adolescents, adults and their families. Although she treats a wide range of mental health and wellness issues, an area of expertise is the assessment of children’s learning and emotional difficulties. She has particular interest in individual psychotherapy with children and adults from dysfunctional families. Such as children of alcoholic parents and families dealing with separation/divorce, parental homosexuality, or death of family members.

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Karen Davies

Dr. Karen Davies

Dr. Karen Davies provides psychological services to adults, adolescents and children. She treats people individually, in couples, or in families for a wide range of presenting problems, including: anxiety disorders, dealing with depression, anger management, substance abuse, identity and self-esteem issues, difficulties with communication, intimacy issues and relationship conflict resolution.

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Doreen Gough

Dr. Doreen Gough

Dr. Doreen Gough conducts psychotherapy with individuals. She works with a diversity of adult problems. These include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety disorders, suicidal feelings, avoidance and fears of intimacy, personality disorders, post traumatic stress, sexual dysfunction, substance abuse problems, dealing with grief, accepting infertility, crisis counselling, work burn-out, emotional reactions to medical problems and survival of sexual abuse, accidents, criminal attack or war.

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Anne Boland

Dr. Anne Boland

Dr. Anne Boland provides therapy to Anglophone and francophone adults and couples. She works from a holistic healing and integrative perspective in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, childhood trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders (including Borderline), interpersonal difficulties, religious or spiritual issues, dissociative disorders and the psychological impact of serious illness on patients and their families. She offers EMDR, Focusing, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema-Focused Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy.

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Sandy Ages

Dr. Sandy Ages

Dr. Sandy Ages provides psychological services to children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological problems. Depression, anxiety, anger, stress management, relationship issues, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, grief, and adjustment to life change are some of her areas of interest. In collaboration with clients, thoughts, feelings and behaviour are addressed to facilitate self-awareness and change. Her practice also focuses on parent and child/adolescent communication, parenting styles/skills, problem-solving skills, and conflict resolution

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Qadeer Ahmad

Dr. Qadeer Ahmad

Dr. Qadeer Ahmad provides general psychological services to adults, couples and their respective families. He also consults in the areas of Health Psychology, in particular, headache, diabetes, epilepsy, and disorders of a psychophysiological nature, and Sport Psychology. He employs strategic, brief and hypnotherapeutic approaches. He offers day and evening appointments.

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Deanna Drahovzal

Dr.Deanna Drahovzal

Dr. Deanna Drahovzal provides psychotherapy and assessment services to individual children, adolescents, and adults; couples; and, their families. In her practice, she assists those with a wide variety of challenges, including: anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, health problems, learning difficulties, memory training (Cogmed) adjustment to major life changes as well as interpersonal issues, such as communication, conflict resolution, parenting and intimacy.

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Caroline Ostiguy

Dr. Caroline Ostiguy

Dr. Caroline Ostiguy provides therapy to adults and couples in both English and French. She works with individuals experiencing a wide range of challenges, with particular experience treating mood and anxiety disorders. She also frequently works with individuals and couples in addressing communication, intimacy, and sexuality problems in their relationships.

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Caroline Ostiguy

Dr. Angelina Chupetlovska

Dr. Angelina Chupetlovska works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She provides counselling, short- and long-term psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. She works with clients with a wide range of presenting problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, shame, loneliness, relationship difficulties, separation, career dissatisfaction, self-esteem issues, impaired creativity, substance abuse problems, and issues pertinent to LGBT individuals. She also aids with parenting issues and dealing with effects of parental conflict and divorce on children.

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Caroline Ostiguy

Dr. Douglas Scoular

Dr. Scoular has been a Psychologist since 2006. He has expertise in treating adults, adolescents, children, parents, and families. Dr. Scoular believes in collaboratively forming therapeutic goals utilizing the latest psychological research. He helps his clients to realize their goals through the use of Cognitive Behavioural or Interpersonal therapies, as well as employing other well-researched therapeutic modalities. Dr. Scoular closely monitors client progress using psychological questionnaires and client feedback. His interpersonal approach is highly engaging and interactive, providing a calm, positive, and professional therapeutic presence.

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