Amanda Carver M.Ed., CCC., RP, Counseling in Ottawa, Ontario, K1S2E1

Amanda Carver

M.Ed., CCC., RP

Amanda Carver

M.Ed., CCC., RP

Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Psychotherapist - 003971
Secondary Credential: Certified Canadian Counsellor
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Session fee $125 plus HST. Free initial phone consultation.
Payments can be made via cash, credit card, cheque, or e-transfer.
Evening Availability


265 Carling Ave Suite 705
Ottawa, Ontario K1S2E1

My Approach to Helping

Struggling does not make you weak. It makes you human. We all come across hard times. We live in a society that encourages us to walk alone on our paths, to carry on no matter what difficulties we might face, and to push through challenges on our own. Yet, all this walking on our own is making us sick. We all need somebody. Somebody to support us, to hear us out without fear of judgement, to give us room to process what we need to in order to make changes and move forward. Since 2009, I have had the privilege of walking the path with my clients. I am humbled with each opportunity to connect with someone; to hear that person's story and help them to process it and make meaning in his or her life. I have tools that I can teach known to help people manage anxieties and worry more proficiently and to move through times when we don't feel like we can move forward anymore. I would be happy to talk with you and see if I am a good fit for your needs. Contact me today for a free phone conversation to see if you feel comfortable with my services.

More Info About My Practice

I have many years experience working with individuals, families, and adolescents. I have worked with issues including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, stress, work-life balance, setting boundaries with work or family, re-adjuesting to life after changes in the family, supporting parents, helping to deal with teens behaviours, and self-injury.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

I believe that every person can benefit from psychotherapy at some point or other. We all deserve someone that listens completely without minimizing our issues. We deserve someone who can sit with us when we do not feel "good" and help us sort through difficult thoughts and feelings. We all benefit from a neutral, supportive perspective. Psychotherapy can be a place of learning and growth, a safe, supportive space, or a space for learning specific tools and practices to help us overcome our challenges. The exact purpose of psychotherapy for you should be explored with you by your therapist to help you to set your goals for therapy and reach them. Therapy is a space for you. You determine the direction and content of the conversation. Your goals are self-determined. It is your time. Your investment in yourself. I am there to support, to listen, to guide, and help you bring to surface the strengths and knowledge that you have within.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

One of the most important elements of the therapeutic process is your relationship with your therapist. It is critical that you feel safe with your therapist and that you can trust them, or feel at least that you can develop trust in them over time. It is my job as a therapist to foster that sense of safety and security. You are not obliged to tell me anything you don't want to or work towards a goal that you feel doesn't work for you. Research supports that 60% of positive outcomes of therapy are due to a good alliance between the client and therapist. Please feel free to call me today to see if I would be someone you could be comfortable working with.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I support clients working through anxiety. I have experience working with trauma and abuse in childhood, as well as children of parents with alcohol or drug addictions. I have worked extensively with adolescents and families. I have a keen interest in working with women facing reproductive concerns.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
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