Pauline O'Brien

Ed.D, RP

Pauline O'Brien

Pauline O'Brien

Ed.D, RP

Professions: Psychotherapist, Addictions Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Registered Psychotherapist
Billing and Insurance:

to ask this therapist for billing and insurance information.

Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


57 John street south
Hamilton, Ontario L8N2B9

View Accessibility

My Approach to Helping

I have always said that I am largely post-modern. What does that even ask? Well I believe in the diversity of people and that people bring different lived experience to their healing journey. There's no one size fits all approach. That being said, people describe me as a quiet encourager and a gentle elicitor. I am non-confrontational but I can inspire self confrontation.
This is because I believe that people ultimately know what they need to do to change, but that there is something getting in the way of changing. My role then is to evoke a change agenda that already exists within a person. When things may seem hopeless (and believe me I have seen a lot of hopelessness) there is always that glimmer of light or that strength from which to draw on. My hope is to provide not only a safe holding space for people's stories, but also a quiet eliciting momentum for change.
I believe that good therapy is founded on a healthy professional relationship and this takes time to develop. If you are expecting a quick fix, then I will be the first to tell you that this probably will not happen. I have a lot of advice to give, but I am more interested in learning about what advice you have already given yourself. I am interested in learning about your journey and where you want to head to next.

Image Gallery

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
    First responders, healthcare workers
    Therapistscounsellorssocial workers

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Love
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
Visit Website

See other therapists in Hamilton, ON.

By using this site, you signify your assent and agreement to the Terms of Service.

GoodTherapy uses cookies to personalize content and ads to provide better services for our users and to analyze our traffic. By continuing to use this site you consent to our cookies.