Dr. Caroline Ostiguy

Dr. Ostiguy provides psychotherapy to Anglophone and Francophone adults and young adults. She works with clients experiencing a wide range of challenges such as anger problems, low self-esteem, anxiety, and stress management. Her particular area of expertise is in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

She also maintains a special interest in helping clients improve their relationships. Through individual or couple’s therapy, she works with clients in improving their communication, intimacy, and sexuality. She is also particularly interested in the treatment of sexual dysfunctions and sexual pain disorders (e.g., vaginismus, vulvodynia) in women.

To reach Dr. Caroline Ostiguy directly, please phone 613-230-4709 ext. 0040 at 430 Gilmour Street, Suite 104.

Psychologist Expertise

Although Dr. Ostiguy works with a diversity of adult problems, she has a special interest in the following areas:

  • Anger /problems
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Individual or Couple’s Therapy
  • Sexual Dysfunctions
  • Intimacy Fears
  • Sexual Pain Disorders
  • Pain Therapy

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.