About Joanna

Joanna is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is the clinical director of the private practice, Centretown Psychotherapy in downtown (Centretown) Ottawa, where she offers counselling and psychotherapy services for a range of emotional problems. She has over 20 years of experience and is also a Clinical Member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists. For professional growth and development purposes, Joanna is clinically supervised by Susan Baxt, Ph.D., M.A., C. Psych. Associate.

Through the course of her career, since 2000, Joanna has provided counselling and psychotherapy to adults and youths from many walks of life facing a broad scope of personal concerns.

She has worked as a therapist within various settings including community mental health organizations, a community college and private practice. Joanna also provides – in her private practice – counselling services to clients of different support programs including employee assistance as well as a public program which assists victims of violent crimes.

Joanna received her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto and completed her clinical training at York University, Counselling and Development Centre. In addition, she has completed a Master of Education in Language, Culture and Teaching from York University. Joanna remains up-to-date and skilled in her field through ongoing continuing education and professional development training.

Joanna finds her professional work with clients to be very fulfilling. She feels honoured having the opportunity – as a therapist – to help her clients heal and grow through the process of knowing them and connecting with them in deep and meaningful ways.

Please feel free to contact Joanna if you would like further details of her credentials, qualifications and experience.

GREGORY SMITH
ASSISTANT CLINICAL DIRECTOR – R.P. (QUALIFIYING) M.A.C.P

Gregory Smith


Gregory’s Therapeutic Approach

When searching for a therapist, a prospective client might consider navigating with their intuition in order to find a human being that they feel able to relate to, someone who is open to self-exploration as well as interested in the worlds of other people. While the therapist’s experience, education, and credentials are important, psychotherapy (my preferred term) is a person-to-person relationship before it is anything else. As in any relationship, client and therapist need to ask themselves, can I engage with this person?

Gregory is convinced that no matter what other useful and important things are done in therapy, its effectiveness rests upon the human relationship within which everything else occurs.
As someone who has had the fortune to work with others in the field of mental health for over 12 years, Gregory has come to understand that our past influences our present, but it need not dictate our future. Our life experience, positive or negative, are building blocks for who we are today and can be effective tools in creating who we aspire to be tomorrow.

Gregory believes psychotherapy is a dialogue of depth, in the sense that no matter how the life problem or issue initially presents itself, it also connects to our deepest assumptions about life, and raises questions about how we should live, and what is meaningful to us.
Gregory sees therapy as incorporating qualities such as attentiveness, compassion, courage, and honesty. Therapy is ideally a refuge for ‘thinking’, underpinned by supportive listening. Each person has a certain uniqueness that needs to be discovered. Gregory works with clients on all levels – cognitive, emotional, culturally, and existentially, in order to achieve lasting change.

About Joanna

Joanna is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is the clinical director of the private practice, Centretown Psychotherapy in downtown (Centretown) Ottawa, where she offers counselling and psychotherapy services for a range of emotional problems. She has over 20 years of experience and is also a Clinical Member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists. For professional growth and development purposes, Joanna is clinically supervised by Susan Baxt, Ph.D., M.A., C. Psych. Associate.

Through the course of her career, since 2000, Joanna has provided counselling and psychotherapy to adults and youths from many walks of life facing a broad scope of personal concerns.

She has worked as a therapist within various settings including community mental health organizations, a community college and private practice. Joanna also provides – in her private practice – counselling services to clients of different support programs including employee assistance as well as a public program which assists victims of violent crimes.

Joanna received her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto and completed her clinical training at York University, Counselling and Development Centre. In addition, she has completed a Master of Education in Language, Culture and Teaching from York University. Joanna remains up-to-date and skilled in her field through ongoing continuing education and professional development training.

Joanna finds her professional work with clients to be very fulfilling. She feels honoured having the opportunity – as a therapist – to help her clients heal and grow through the process of knowing them and connecting with them in deep and meaningful ways.

Please feel free to contact Joanna if you would like further details of her credentials, qualifications and experience.

ASSISTANT CLINICAL DIRECTOR – R.P. (QUALIFIYING) M.A.C.P

Gregory Smith

Gregory’s Therapeutic Approach

When searching for a therapist, a prospective client might consider navigating with their intuition in order to find a human being that they feel able to relate to, someone who is open to self-exploration as well as interested in the worlds of other people. While the therapist’s experience, education, and credentials are important, psychotherapy (my preferred term) is a person-to-person relationship before it is anything else. As in any relationship, client and therapist need to ask themselves, can I engage with this person?

Gregory is convinced that no matter what other useful and important things are done in therapy, its effectiveness rests upon the human relationship within which everything else occurs.
As someone who has had the fortune to work with others in the field of mental health for over 12 years, Gregory has come to understand that our past influences our present, but it need not dictate our future. Our life experience, positive or negative, are building blocks for who we are today and can be effective tools in creating who we aspire to be tomorrow.

Gregory believes psychotherapy is a dialogue of depth, in the sense that no matter how the life problem or issue initially presents itself, it also connects to our deepest assumptions about life, and raises questions about how we should live, and what is meaningful to us.
Gregory sees therapy as incorporating qualities such as attentiveness, compassion, courage, and honesty. Therapy is ideally a refuge for ‘thinking’, underpinned by supportive listening. Each person has a certain uniqueness that needs to be discovered. Gregory works with clients on all levels – cognitive, emotional, culturally, and existentially, in order to achieve lasting change.