Credentials

  • MA, Counselling Psychology, University of Ottawa, 2018
  • BA, Psychology, Carleton University, 2016
  • BA, English Literature, Carleton University, 2010

Clinical Services for Adults, 18-65 Years

  • Depression
  • Social anxiety
  • Anxiety (panic, worrying)
  • Stress
  • Work difficulties
  • Assertiveness
  • Behavioural problems
  • Grief / loss

Ms. Elisa Makadi

MA, CCC
Registered Psychotherapist

Feelings of fear, worry, and ‘stuckness’ can be a struggle for all of us. If you’re reading this right now, you may be in the thick of it. I can help guide you toward understanding unhelpful thought patterns, sitting with difficult feelings, and finding new ways of engaging with everyday life. My goal is to provide a warm, supportive and light environment for my clients, often using therapeutic strategies while searching for the humour in our struggles.

I take a cognitive-behavioural and self-compassionate approach to therapy, while also employing aspects of self-acceptance and mindfulness. I hold an MA in Counselling Psychology with thesis research into self-compassion for those with social anxiety disorder. I have previous counselling experience at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, working with students with a wide variety of concerns. I have also spent time at Hospice Care Ottawa with individuals experiencing grief and loss.

Professional Memberships

  • The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
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