Sharon Kader

Sharon is a Clinical, Health, Rehabilitation & Counseling Psychologist. She is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and L’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. She offers a full range of psychological services with many years of clinical experience. Sharon utilizes a collaborative and integrated treatment approach, including Psychological Diagnostic Assessments and Evidenced-Based Psychological Treatments such as the Third Wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) including Mindfulness-Based Interventions, as well as Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) Treatment. Her earlier career as a Registered Nurse provides the foundation for her expertise with mental health challenges.
Sharon welcomes adolescents, adults and seniors with non-judgmental presence, warmth, integrity and compassion. In addition, she has expertise in working with medical and front line health professionals who are experiencing workplace stresses and anxieties including those related to the covid-19 pandemic, depression and burn-out. She has also gained an expertise working with the RCMP, Military Members and Veterans.

Sharon is passionate about the growing field of Neuroscience, Mind-Body Health and Neurofeedback Treatment. She has completed comprehensive trainings and has gained expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions for stress, symptom and pain management, Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Therapy, Mindful Self Compassion Therapy (MSC), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Positive Psychology Interventions and skills for psychological well-being. In addition, Sharon completed a certificate in the Foundations of Mindfulness Teacher’s Practicum at The Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic. She is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and has experience facilitating CISM Interventions for small and large groups.

Sharon has completed comprehensive trainings in Neurofeedback Treatment in Clinical Practice in the United States and Canada, including QEEG Brain Mappings and Analysis, Single and Two-Channel Neurofeedback Treatments, LoRETA Z-Score Neurofeedback and Complexities of Neurofeedback in Developmental Trauma.

Sharon’s areas of clinical focus include:

  • PTSD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Traumatic Incidents
  • Coping with Chronic Illness
  • Covid-19 Related Anxieties
  • Coping with Autoimmune Disorders
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Concussion
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Coping with Cancer

It is a privilege for Sharon to accompany her clients in their growth, resiliency and well-being.

Dr. Danielle Bouchard

Dr. Danielle Bouchard provides evidence-based psychological services to adults who are experiencing a wide variety of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, developmental trauma, childhood emotional neglect, interpersonal difficulties, poor self-esteem, grief and loss, burnout, emotional regulation difficulties, and adjustment to major life’s transitions. She also provides psychodiagnostic and psychoeducational assessments to children, adolescents and adults.

Dr. Bouchard works collaboratively with clients to identify goals and develop personalized treatment plans. She approaches therapy from an attachment-based framework, with an integrative mindset incorporating process-experiential, compassion focused, cognitive behavioural, trauma-informed, and neurofeedback approaches into her work. She believes the therapeutic relationship is an essential component of therapy and for many a starting place where change can take place, a focus area for her doctoral dissertation.

Dr. Bouchard graduated with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa in August 2018. She has had a broad range of clinical experiences, providing assessment and treatment in various settings, including the Centre for Psychological Services and Research at the University of Ottawa, the Mood Disorder Program and the Geriatrics Psychiatry Program at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and the Oncology Program at CHEO. She has also benefited from specialized training in areas of mindfulness and trauma, including working within private practice settings in these areas.

Jennifer Cieslak

Jennifer is a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters in Counselling from Athabasca University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Hons. Psychology) from the University of Kings College in London, Ontario.

Jennifer provides counselling to adults, and couples, focusing on helping individuals to understand the intricacies of human relationships, and to gain awareness into how their behaviors can impact their loved ones. She is passionate about supporting her clients to find individual and unique ways to both heal, and find meaning and purpose in difficult situations. Jennifer’s background includes prior work in various mental health settings that have included non-profit, employee and family assistance, and private practice. Jennifer has prior experience in supporting individuals experiencing Trauma, Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Stress/Burnout, Life Transitions, and Domestic Abuse. She has also completed formal training in DBT, Emotion-Focused, Gottman therapy (Level 1 & 2), and has completed EMDRIA approved training in EMDR therapy with EMDR Consulting.

Jennifer finds it very important to balance both acceptance and change in the therapy process, so that clients feel understood, while also gaining the skills needed to make real shifts in their lives. Jennifer prides herself on being authentic and transparent throughout the therapy process, and joins with individuals to determine goals and develop the necessary skills to create a life worth living.