Kayla Patterson

Registered Psychotherapist

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Contact Info

Kayla Patterson Psychotherapy
1308A Wellington Street West, Ottawa,  ON  K1Y 3B2
In person in the Ottawa area – Virtually across Ontario
Phone: 613-882-7448
Email: Kpattersontherapy@gmail.com
Website: Coming Soon

Does not accepts work from a Workplace Injury Board or equivalent

Kayla Patterson is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, as well as a Child and Youth Counsellor. She provides individual therapy services to children, teens, transitional age youth, and adults struggling with a variety of difficulties such as emotion regulation, trauma, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, identity, and life transitions.
Kayla is a down-to-earth and relatable therapist who makes her clients feel comfortable and welcome in her judgement-free zone. She understands the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance and places emphasis on creating a safe, open, and non-judgemental space for the clients that she works with.

Kayla works from a trauma-informed and person-centred lens. Her approach is integrative to help meet each person’s unique needs and she draws from a number of approaches including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as well as experiential and attachment-based approaches. Kayla will often incorporate art therapy, somatic practices, and mindfulness exercises into sessions as well.

Kayla completed her practicum training at the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma (CTSACT) and has worked in a variety of settings including crisis support, community mental health agencies, section 23 programs, and hospitals such as SickKids and CHEO.

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Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

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Registered Social Workers

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