Please find below information on private therapists (psychologists, counsellors and registered dietitians), hospital based treatment programs, private treatment facilities, and alternative resources. Please be aware that some of these treatment providers currently treat eating disorders but may have waiting lists to see new clients (for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Psychologists, Counsellors and Registered Dietitians are not covered by OHIP. Therefore, please contact the therapists directly for hourly rates. Most extended health care insurance plans provide some coverage for psychological and dietetic services. However, it is important to verify the details of your coverage with your insurer, as well as whether or not your insurer requires a written referral for these services from your physician. Therapy fees are tax deductible in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.
Psychologists are regulated by the Ontario College of Psychologists. Fees typically range from $150-250/hour.
Anchor Psychological Services
Dr. Katherine Henderson C.Psych., Co-Founder and Co-Director
Dr. Shari Mayman, C.Psych., Co-Founder and Co-Director
Dr. Hien Nguyen C.Psych. (Sup Prac)
Dr. Sarah Jane Norwood C.Psych. (Sup. Prac)
Shawna Melbourne R.D.
Anchor Psychological Services
1308A Wellington Street, Ottawa ON
Phone: 613-722-7373 Fax: 613-722-8778
To book appointments: email@example.com
Dr. Zohar BenDavid-Streiner, C.Psych
Ottawa West Professional Services
100 Craig Henry Drive, Suite 101, Ottawa ON
Dr. Meghan Campbell, C.Psych
52 Holland Ave., Ottawa ON
Dr. Larry Cebulski, C.Psych
376 Churchill Ave N., Suite 301, Ottawa ON
Dr. Cathy Kerzner, C.Psych
1935 Bank Street, Ottawa ON
Dr. Kimberly Sogge, C.Psych
9 Lewis Street, Ottawa, ON
Dr. Barb Virley, C.Psych
203 MacLaren Avenue, Ottawa ON
(613) 236-3472 (tel.)
Centre for Interpersonal Relationships
Certified Canadian Counsellors (Psychotherapists) are regulated by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario . Fees typically range from $100-145/hour.
Adrienne Benson, M.Ed., RP, CCC, RYT
436 Gilmour Street, Ottawa ON
Michelle Bentley, MA, RP, RMFT
2948 Baseline Road #206, Nepean ON
Jenna Fletcher, M.A., R.P., C.C.C., RYT
Associate, Adlerian Counselling & Consulting Group
Heidi Mack, M.Ed., CCC
Jaclynne Neri, M.A.
190 Somerset W. Suite 208, Ottawa ON
Ottawa Couple and Family Institute Inc.
Suite 201, 1869 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON
Marie-Michele Ricard, M.Sc.
365, boul. St-Joseph, suite 104
Lola Sholagbade, M.A., RP, C.C.C.
Quiet Waters Counseling & Psychotherapy
Suite 120, 2487 Kaladar Avenue, Ottawa ON
Lola also often offers psycho-educational group sessions. Please inquire to see if these sessions would be appropriate for you.
Cecilia Taiana, MEd. (Counselling), Ph. D (Psychology)
33 Elmdale Avenue, Ottawa ON
Registered Social Workers are regulated by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
Registered Dietitians are regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. Fees typically range from $75-$120/hour
Debbie Gomez, RD
Kelly Spence, RD *not currently accepting new clients
Nutrition & Exercise Consulting Inc.
Shawna Melbourne R.D., Anchor Psychological Services
1308A Wellington Street, Ottawa ON
Hospital Based Treatment Programs
Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Regional Eating Disorders Program
401 Smyth Rd, 5th Flr Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1
The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) eating disorders program provides expertise in the area of assessment and treatment to patients under 18 years of age. Services include an intensive day treatment program, an outpatient assessment and treatment program, and an inpatient treatment program. Patients benefit from specialized treatment that addresses their medical, psychiatric, academic, psychological and nutritional needs.
Referrals to the Eating Disorders Program must be made by a physician. Once a physician’s referral is received by the Intake Worker, a full interdisciplinary assessment is conducted with the client and family, and treatment recommendations are made.
For more information, please call 613-737-7600 ext. 5890
Regional Centre for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
501 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
The Regional Centre for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, serves the needs of adult patients in the Ottawa-Carleton region and Eastern Ontario , who suffer from serious eating disorders that include Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating and other eating disorders.
Comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment is provided in a contained and structured environment with therapy offered almost exclusively in a group format. The multidisciplinary team, led by Program Director and Psychiatrist, Dr. H. Bissada, includes registered nurses, clinical psychologists, dietitians, a social worker, occupational therapist, program evaluator and administrative staff.
Referrals to the Eating Disorders Program must be made by a physician. Once a referral has been received, the patient will be contacted for a full psychiatric assessment. After the assessment, a recommendation is made regarding which of the Centre’s treatment programs is most suitable for the patient.
For more information, please call 613-737-8042
Hotel Dieu Eating Disorder Program
166 Brock Street
Kingston, ON K7L 5G6
For more information, please call 613-544-3400 ext. 2551
Homewood Health Centre (Guelph, Ontario)
Homewood Health Centre offers the largest in-patient Eating Disorders Program in Canada. The program helps women and men aged 16 and older with anorexia and bulimia.
Private Treatment Facilities
Bellwood Health Services (Toronto, Ontario)
Bellwood offers inpatient and outpatient treatment programs for women and men 19 years or older who are struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating or overeating.
New Realities Eating Disorders Recovery Centre (Toronto, Ontario/Thornhill, Ontario)
Toronto: 416 921-9670 and Thornhill: 905 763-0660
New Realities offers non-residential individual counselling, psychotherapy, marital and family counselling and psychotherapy groups as well as Clinical Experiential Training in the Treatment of Eating Disorders for healthcare professionals.
Out of Province
Westwind Eating Disorder Residential Treatment Facility (Brandon, Manitoba)
Westwind provides counselling and treatment for women suffering from anorexia, bulimia and related disorders in a home-like atmosphere.
Out of Country
For information on how to access out of country services through OHIP click here
Avalon Hills Residential Eating Disorders Program (Petersboro, Utah/Paradise, Utah)
Avalon Hills assists female adolescents and adults overcome eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia by changing the way they view their bodies and their surroundings.
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Centre (Chicago)
Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center treats adult women and adolescent girls struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse and addiction, and mood disorders.
Fawg Forest: Therapeutic Farm and Counselling Services (Mountain, Ontario)
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Adrienne Benson, North Gower ON
Each experiential session is designed with the client(s) individual needs and goals in mind. Sessions can focus on a variety of skills including communication, assertiveness, self-confidence and boundary setting. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy sessions involve ground level activities and contact between the horses and client(s). Clients do notride the horses as part of the therapy.
Practitioners are certified by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) and follow the therapeutic model and guidelines set out by this organization. http://www.eagala.org/
This program is recommended as a supplement, not replacement, to regular psychotherapy sessions.
Online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be effective treatment option. However, access to therapy services can sometimes be difficult due to financial and time constraints. The following websites offer new ways of accessing these psychological treatments that are effective and easily available.
*Please note that although Hopewell believes these sites to be credible, a live therapist should be sought whenever possible.
The concept for MoodGYM and the content of the site were developed by the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University.
MoodGYM is a free interactive-online program designed to help you identify whether you are having problems with emotions like anxiety and depression and learn skills that can help you cope with these emotions. It is based on two programs which have been successful in preventing and treating depression and anxiety – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy. The program is designed to be used by people who would like to prevent mental health problems or manage problems which are troubling but not incapacitating. MoodGYM is not specifically designed for use by people with clinical levels of depression or anxiety.
"This self-help group has been a really important step in my recovery.”
“This binge eating group helps me save a small piece of me every week and it’s offering me the opportunity to feel safe and loved.”
“I had wanted support in a group setting for many years, and finally got it. I hope this support community continues to grow and touch others lives like it did mine.”