OUR THERAPISTS

Our therapists are experienced mental health professionals that uphold high standards in the field. We provide compassion, safety, and discretion. Read below to learn more about our Associate Therapists

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Susan Kim, MA, Registered Psychotherapist

People can thrive when they are supported in a connected relationship. Therapy can be a difficult process at times, and it is also found to have a positive effect and benefit for those that pursue it. Working collaboratively to identify goals for therapy and establish treatment priorities is how we will begin our work together.

Research shows that we are naturally oriented toward growth and development, and we are inherently social. Within each of us are the resources and skills to develop happy and meaningful relationships, goals, and view of self. Due to negative experiences, these resources can be disrupted, or even underdeveloped. I work with clients from interpersonal, attachment, and developmental perspectives which allows us to work with present day issues, or issues from the past. The process of therapy can help clients determine skills and internal resources that will support the challenges they experience today, and shift negative effects felt from yesterday.

A safe therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance to me and I strive to provide people with efficient and useful therapy work as part of my commitment as a psychotherapist.  Some of the issues I work with are:  PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Compulsive Behaviors, Sexual Trauma, Relationship and Family problems, workplace issues, career transitions, motor vehicle accidents (I am an HCAI facility provider).​

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the Ontario College of Psychotherapists. 

I received my training at the University of Saint Paul, in Ottawa, with a specialization in Individual Counselling.   I was an Associate Therapist and volunteered as the Administrative Director at the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma for 10 years following graduation and have worked in private practice in Ottawa since 2007. I am currently Director and Associate Therapist at Glebe Psychotherapy.  ​I have trained in various therapies including EMDR, AEDP, Existential and Psychodynamic approaches, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Sandtray Worldplay, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, and Experiential techniques. I pursue ongoing clinical supervision and continuing education as part of my professional development. 

I offer clinical supervision and consultation to therapists working toward registration with CRPO, and students completing practicum requirements for their training programs. 

You can visit my website at www.ottawacounsellingandpsychotherapy.com

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Margaret Lorrie Beaton, MA (Counselling Psychology), Master C.Hyp™, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

My goal in supporting others through some of the most challenging times in their lives is to foster a collaborative professional relationship that creates a safe environment for positive wellness, change, and healing. 


I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) with the Ontario College of Psychotherapists having gained my Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology in 2012. I am also a Master Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapy Practitioner, a Break The Worry Trance™ Coach, and an Expressive Arts Practitioner. I find strategies from these platforms provide wonderful tools that accompany my work well. As part of my professional development, I continue to pursue educational opportunities, and receive ongoing clinical supervision. 


I specialize in grief, loss, anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, personal growth, and personal transformation. I use various modalities and an integrative approach to best support each individual and these include: Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Conflict Resolution, and Expressive Arts. These modalities combined with my Counselling Psychology background assist me in providing an environment for safe self-expression, processing emotions, creativity and personal development. The goal is to accommodate the needs of each client, to best support clients of all ages and backgrounds, and to promote healing. 


While a faculty member for Fleming College from 2012 to 2017, I taught within the Graduate Certificate Expressive Arts program. The courses I have taught include: Introduction to Expressive Arts, Professional Issues in Expressive Arts, Expressive Arts in Bereavement & Palliative Care, and Expressive Arts-Creative Connections. The graduate level courses provide training for those working in the field of expressive arts, those looking to gain tools for facilitation, and for those who wish to integrate art-making into their work. I currently train bereavement facilitators, who offer peer support based programming within several organizations. 


I am also a member of OEATA (Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association), CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association), and OACCPP (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists). 

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Kelly Quinn, M.Ed., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Tell me, what is it you plan to do 

With your one wild and precious life? –Mary Oliver, “The Summer Day” 


There are so many things that I love about these lines by the poet Mary Oliver. She reminds us that we have choices about what we want to do with the unique and precious life that each of us has. That word ‘wild’ can encompass beauty and pain, joy and struggle. But even when life is at its most difficult, and even when we feel least in control, we can make meaningful change.


In my practice, I support people in making these changes. I help them to identify and work through the issues that hold them back from healthy functioning. In the safe, supportive space of therapy, we work together to develop and enhance coping strategies for dealing with the challenges and changes that life brings. We construct individualized plans to draw on your own strengths and abilities and to connect with what is most meaningful to you. 

I hold an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology with training in individuals and couples counselling. I am a member of the CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) and the OACCPP (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists), and I am in the process of registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have experience in helping older adolescents and adults in coping with anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal relationships, career transitions, and other life challenges. 

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Magdalena Godula, MA, PhD (Cand.), RP

I am a Registered Psychotherapist in the province of Ontario, providing individual psychotherapy to adults in both English and Polish. I practice primarily from within a psychodynamic approach, using a relational/interpersonal, process-level focus, and incorporate elements from narrative, experiential, humanistic, existential, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioural theory into my work with clients. 

Psychotherapy is a relational process - a process within the therapeutic relationship, which provides the safe, stable, and supportive space within which clients can experience themselves as they are, and where the therapist and client work together to uncover, explore, and resolve the difficulties with which they come. In doing so, we also work to uncover, explore, and draw on the inner resources each individual has within them, often unrecognized, to create positive change and wholeness.  This may involve making connections between the present difficulties and other aspects of clients’ life experience which have contributed, and in time led to, where they are and who they are today. Like pieces of a beautiful but complex puzzle, wholeness and healing is created by recognizing, becoming aware of, and integrating all of those pieces together – including those we may have lost, or buried, or ignored, or denied, out of fear or out of shame, or out of sheer necessity. My role as a psychotherapist is to facilitate this process of change. 

I am currently completing my doctorate at the school of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, where I also completed my MA in counselling in 2002. My undergraduate degree in psychology was completed at the University of Calgary in 2000. Over my 16 years of practice prior to joining Glebe Psychotherapy, I have worked at different community organizations in both the Ottawa area and in Calgary, as well as more recently, in private practice. I am also a clinical supervisor in the MA Counselling program at Saint Paul University, and have been involved in the teaching and training of students.

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Maria Kontzamanis, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

I am a Registered MSW with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I completed my MSW at the University of Toronto focusing on Mental Health. I work with people living with Anxiety, Depression, PTSD and trauma, Compulsive Behaviours, Role transitions, family and relationship issues, and workplace issues. My studies at the University of Toronto provided me with high-quality clinical based knowledge by leaders in the field of Social Work. 

For the last year I have been providing therapy at an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in the GTA where I worked with individuals using my knowledge and skill-base as a MSW. My training and experience provide me with a client-centred lens. 

There is no one-size-fits-all to therapy. Therapy is catered to each individual by collaboratively discussing what works for you, in order to support you in your journey. The modalities I primarily work with include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention Therapy, Mindfulness focused therapy, Family-centered therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. 


Having a Social Work lens, my duty is to view the person in environment. Therefore, I aim to support you in identifying areas in which we collaboratively decide you need addressed and through this working with you in order to create the change that will help you achieve your goals. 


Working with people through challenging and life-altering situations has taught me many things about the human condition. What inspires me most about the people I work with is the resiliency that I hear in their unique stories. My job, as I see it, is to provide a safe space for you to explore whatever it is you may be facing and help you to tap into the resiliency that has brought you this far. 

I pursue continuing education in evidence-based practices focusing on the above modalities and intend to add more modalities as I expand my practice. I hold the OCSWSSW Code of Ethics in high regard follow supervision with the College and colleagues.

Samantha Burton - M.Ed., Counselling Psychology

My interest and passion lies in working with individuals to overcome obstacles that are keeping them from living their most fulfilling life. I believe strongly that a safe therapeutic environment and good working relationship between therapist and client are the most important factors that lead to real change. I am consistently amazed by the resiliency and resources I see within clients, and am always striving to help foster and draw upon these in sessions. 

I have experience working with a number of presenting issues, such as anxiety, depression, trauma/complex trauma, emotion regulation issues, relationship and sex issues, and social issues. I have a particular interest in working with individuals who have experienced trauma or complex trauma, and helping them to understand and overcome the difficulties their past experiences have created in their lives. 


I work from an integrative approach, wherein I draw heavily from Psychodynamic Therapy and incorporate elements from Client Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Somatic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and others. I strive to tailor my approach and treatment to each individual client and their unique needs. 


I hold an M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology with training in individual and group counselling from the University of Ottawa, and am currently in the process of registering with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. 


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