Vocational/Career Counselling Ottawa

Sometimes we need to talk to someone about finding a job or what type of job might suit best, or when considering a change in career or when needing to figure out how to stop feeling stagnant and how to re-vitalize ourselves so that we feel good again about our work. Making a living, doing well at work, and feeling satisfied and fulfilled in what we do is important not just in wanting to move ahead and earn to our potential but also in developing and maintaining a positive self-image. Exploring your goals, career planning and setting a direction that makes sense for you, properly focusing your training and education so that it will get you to where you need to be, properly focusing your work search so that you can be better at knowing how and where to look, and identifying and discussing your options, can all be important. They can help clarify what you want in life, what your work world should look like and how to get there, as well as how to deal with change and restructuring and developing a new role for ourselves as needed to take advantage of new developments.
Whether we work for others or are self-employed our working life can go on for decades. It can mean so much in how we see ourselves and whether we feel accomplished or not. Vocational/career counselling helps get us on track.

Psychologists with Expertise in Vocational Counselling

Contact Gilmour Psychological Services® in Ottawa to schedule a consultation with a psychologist who has an expertise  vocational counselling .

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. Dr. Jackson is acknowledged as an expert on professional issues, mental health assessment and the ethical practice of psychology.

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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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Karen Coupland

Dr. Karen Coupland

Dr. Karen Coupland works with a wide range of psychological problems, providing assistance to adults, adolescents, couples and families who are navigating the natural difficulties during life transitions such as (re)marriage, divorce, retirement, loss, birth of a child, leaving home, school or job changes and developmental stages. She believes that getting to know yourself, your needs, and your aspirations is an important investment in your future.

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Dr. Alex Weinberger

Dr. Alex Weinberger

Dr. Alex Weinberger provides assessment and therapy services to a variety of age groups. Dr. Weinberger’s areas of special interest are child custody and access assessments, parenting capacity assessments, learning problems, parenting issues and relationship difficulties, vocational rehabilitation and career choice assessments.

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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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Paul Basevitz

Dr. Paul Basevitz

Dr. Paul Basevitz provides psychological services to adults experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, interpersonal problems, anger and life transitions. He maintains a particular interest in working with individuals suffering from anxiety conditions including: panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and chronic worrying.

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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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Sarah Pantin

Dr. Sarah Pantin

Dr. Sarah Pantin provides psychotherapy to adult and young adult clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, adjustment to life changes, grief, separation, stress and work-place issues. Her approach, tailored to her clients’ needs, integrates interpersonal and cognitive perspectives to assist them in developing strategies and skills to make positive changes in their lives.

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Marc Zahradnik

Dr. Marc Zahradnik

Dr. Marc Zahradnik provides psychological assessment (both psychodiagnostic and psychoedcuational) and psychotherapy services to both adolescents and adults. He works with clients who are struggling with the following: trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, major life changes, gambling, sleep problems, assertiveness, and anger. Dr. Zahradnik’s training has covered both the assessment and treatment of the full range of anxiety and mood disorders.

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Delyana Miller

Dr. Delyana Miller

Dr. Delyana Miller provides psychotherapy and neuropsychological and psychological assessment services to adults and seniors with a variety of psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, self-esteem issues, learning and memory problems, adjusting to life changes.

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