Ms. Elizabeth St. John

Practicum Student (Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology)

Asking for help can be hard to do, so I provide an open, safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental space, which I believe is the most important part of therapy. Therapy is where you can express yourself freely and work with a therapist to address what gets in the way of living. I provide therapy to those struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, emotion regulation, and trauma. My therapeutic style mainly draws from cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.

I am in my fourth year of the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at The University of Ottawa. Before starting this program, I was a registered psychotherapist working with adults, children, and families. My doctoral experience thus far was gained through clinical placements at the Centre for Psychological Services and Research (CPSR) and the Ottawa-Carlton District School Board (OCDSB).

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Other Professional Contributions

  • I currently research how family factors impact the developing body image of children as part of my Ph.D. thesis
  • I also took part in research on how self-compassion and spirituality impact mental health and trauma experiences


  • Ph.D. Student in clinical psychology – University of Ottawa (2019-present)
  • M.A. in Counselling and Spirituality – Saint Paul University (2017)
  • B.Sc. (Honours) specialization in psychology – University of Ottawa (2015)

Clinical Services for Adults, 18-65 years

  • Depression & Mood concerns
  • Anxiety (general, social, phobias, panic)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Emotion Regulation Difficulties
  • Psycho-diagnostic Assessment
  • Occupational Stress
2039 Robertson Road, Suite 403
Nepean, Ontario, K2H 8R2