Dr. Ostiguy’s prevailing theoretical orientation integrates cognitive-behavioural and emotionally-focused theories. She also employs other orientations, such as schema therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy, as needed. With every client, she remains sensitive to the ways in which individual experiences impact behaviour and shape human interactions. Consequently, she always tailors her approach to the client’s needs.
Dr. Ostiguy completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University, earning an honours B.Sc. in psychology. She then completed both an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Concordia University. Her clinical training included work at various hospital and university-based clinics, including the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and the the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. She completed her internship at the the Centre for Psychological Services and Research at the University of Ottawa and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.
Dr. Ostiguy is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She also maintains memberships in the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ontario Psychological Association, and the Ottawa Academy of Psychology. These associations encourage the scientific pursuit of greater understanding of human behaviour and the better provision of quality healthcare to the public. In order to stay current with developments and best practices in the field of clinical psychology, she regularly attends educational lectures and workshops.