Psychologists with Expertise in Pain Therapy

Many different factors can effect a person’s experience of pain. Pain therapy by a psychologist involves discovering and adjusting such factors. The issues that make the experience of pain more intense include environment stresses, difficult relationships and individual factors, such as anxious thinking, inaccurate beliefs, having few skills to handle stress, and negative health habits. Psychologists also help people understand how their pain impacts the various parts of their life, and helps them cope with their pain in useful ways to reduce how much the pain interferes with their quality of life.

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

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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Jessica Henry

Dr. Jessica Henry

Dr. Jessica Henry provides individual psychotherapy to adults in both English and French. She works with individuals who experience a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, interpersonal difficulties, adjustment to life changes, and substance use difficulties.

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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. She is also expanding her practice to helping clients who struggle with addictions. Dr. Miller also provides neuropsychological assessment services to adults with ADHD, learning and memory problems, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, brain tumours, encephalitis and other acute and chronic neurological conditions.

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Douglas Scoular

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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Dr. Simone Kortstee

Dr. Simone Kortstee provides neuropsychological, psycho-educational, and psychological assessments to children and adolescents, who present with learning, social, emotional, or behavioural difficulties. She has extensive experience in working with young clients with a variety of medical conditions that affect brain development or functioning, such as concussions, brain injuries, seizures, and genetic disorders. She also works with children and youth who do not have a medical condition. In addition, Dr. Kortstee provides psychological treatment to children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, and emotional or behavioural regulation.

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Dr. Alina Carter

Dr. Alina Carter provides psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. In addition to providing psychological consultations and intervention, she also completes psychological assessments primarily with children to young adults, such as psychoeducational assessments and mental health diagnostic assessments. She has worked with clients who have struggled with a variety of concerns. For example, this has included various mental health diagnoses, such as anxiety and depression, intellectual, developmental or learning disabilities, autism spectrum, as well as behavioral concerns, emotion regulation, chronic pain and health issues, sleep disorders, and relationship difficulties. Her approach is supportive, collaborative, integrative, and evidence-based.

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Dr. Patrick McGrath

Dr. Patrick McGrath provides psychological services for adults, youth and children focusing on all forms of anxiety including panic, OCD, generalized and social anxiety, depression and PTSD. Parenting in all of its aspects is a special interest. He has extensive experience in health problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

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