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Welcome

Psychotherapy can offer a safe space to find support and change around areas of concern or desired growth in your life. Through the supportive connection offered by our skilled therapists, we work with you to build awareness of the patterns that interrupt quality of life, encourage the discovery of creative ways to shift these patterns and open possibility for more balance, connection and joy in your life. 


Being open and honest about feelings, challenges, and other personal issues can be scary – and not always comfortable. This is one of many things barriers people face when reaching out to get the help they need and desire. It is also one of the many things that the team at SL Psychotherapy and Wellness of Ottawa, ON, has been standing up against since 2010 by offering a safe, diverse, and inclusive space for therapy to talk about and address deeply personal issues.

One of the main services SL Psychotherapy and Wellness offers to residents of Ottawa, ON, is relationship therapy. Our therapists help partners overcome issues associated with communication, conflict resolution, non-monogamous and polyamorous relationships, infidelity, parenting issues, blending families, sexual issues, and separation/uncoupling. 

The team also provides premarital counseling, as well as sex therapy on an individual and partnership basis. In addition to addressing relationship issues, they also provide therapy for individuals, teens, and families to address communication issues, life transitions, anger management, chronic illness, substance abuse, and much more.

There is no one approach to healing, so therapy plans are developed in collaboration with the individual, couple, or family seeking services. Some treatment methods offered include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing, the Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Attachment-focused therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Trauma-focused therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

You don’t have to hide your true feelings, pain, and trauma out of fear any longer. The team at SL Psychotherapy and Wellness is committed to offering a safe, non-judgmental space to help every client gain the satisfaction they seek in life. When you’re ready to make a change in your life, schedule a therapy session in person at our Kanata, Nepean or Downtown, Ottawa, locations or online anywhere in Ontario.


Who we are

We are a collection of Registered Psychotherapists who specialize in providing therapy to individuals, couples/relationships and families. We are a team who are additionally trained in trauma treatment and sex therapy approaches. We all endeavor to create a space in which clients feel safe to explore any variety of issue they may be facing.

It is important to all members of our team that our clinical approach is based in values of collaboration, mutual respect and compassion. As such, the services provided are supportive, non-judgmental, as well as respectful and honoring of all forms of diversity (2SLGBTQIA+ allied). 


Who we serve

Individual therapy for adults (18+)

Relationship Therapy - including couples therapy and poly/non-monogamy relationships

Family Therapy

Teen therapy (ages 12+)


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We have direct billing options with Blue Cross (Veterans Affairs Canada) and Public Safety to work with a number of our therapists, see Investment page for more information.



Areas Served

  • In Person services to Ottawa and surrounding areas, particularly:
  • Kanata
    • Stittsville
  • Nepean
    • Barrhaven
    • Carleton Place
    • Kemptville
  • Manotick



    • Virtual Services available to all Ontario residents through our secure portal


    We acknowledge that our offices, located in Ottawa, are on the unceded, unsurrendered Territory of the Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation whose presence here reaches back to time immemorial.


    If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, our team looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals.



    Please email (see the Contact Us form below) if you would like more information or to make an appointment. 


    Our Location

    Office Hours

    Kanata Office

    Monday:

    9:00 am-8:00 pm

    Tuesday:

    9:00 am-8:00 pm

    Wednesday:

    9:00 am-8:30 pm

    Thursday:

    9:00 am-8:30 pm

    Friday:

    9:00 am-8:00 pm

    Saturday:

    9:00 am-3:00 pm

    Sunday:

    Closed

    Nepean Office

    Monday:

    Closed

    Tuesday:

    Closed

    Wednesday:

    Closed

    Thursday:

    9:00 am-8:30 pm

    Friday:

    9:00 am-8:00 pm

    Saturday:

    9:00 am-3:00 pm

    Sunday:

    Closed

    Contact Us

    We look forward to hearing from you