Dr. Karen Coupland

Dr. Coupland provides psychological services (assessment and psychotherapy) to adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Dr. Coupland opened her practice in 1993. She also was on staff at the Royal Ottawa Hospital for over 12 years and has been a Clinical Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She has extensive experience in research and teaching and training of students and other professionals.

To reach Dr. Karen Coupland directly, please phone 613-230-4709 ext. 0031 at 437 Gilmour Street 2nd floor

Psychologist Expertise

In her practice, Dr. Coupland works with a diversity of clinical issues. She has a special interest in working with adults and couples who are struggling with the following issues:

  • Adjustment Issues Related to Life Changes
  • Alcohol and Drug Misuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety (Social, General, and Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviours)
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders (Bulimia and Binge Eating)
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Interpersonal Difficulties
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Difficulties
Dr. Coupland also works with adolescents and young adults who have problems with:

  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Anxiety (Social, General, and Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviours)
  • Behavioural Difficulties
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Identity Disturbance
  • Family Problems
  • Families dealing with family member with a major mental illness/psychosis
  • Low Self-Esteem

For many years, Dr. Coupland provided leadership in a hospital-based Family Therapy Out-Patient Clinic. She is now offering a Family Consultation Service providing assessment and short-term therapy for families with both young and adult children.

Dr. Coupland has training and extensive experience in the use of several therapeutic models and practices such as cognitive behaviour and schema therapy, relational/systems, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy and interpersonal therapy approaches. She believes this is necessary in order to be clinically effective with a diversity of psychosocial problems. Dr. Coupland incorporates evidenced-based therapeutic approaches into her work.

Dr. Coupland received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association. To ensure her continued competence as a psychologist, she participates in a professional study group and attends workshops and conferences on an ongoing basis.