Clara Panarella

Clara Panarella, M.Ed.

Clara Panarella, M.Ed.
Registered Psychotherapist

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Office Hours + Location

Ottawa East (Vanier)

  • Tuesday and Wednesday (day and evening)

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Wheelchair Accessible Office

Practice Areas

Individual, Couple and Family Therapy

  • Relationship difficulties
  • GLBT couple counselling
  • Blended families
  • Parenting and adolescent issues
  • Addictions and compulsive behaviours (alcohol, drugs, internet/gaming, gambling,shopping)
  • Women issues, body image, eating disorders
  • Sexual health
  • Immigration and settlement challenges
  • Cross-cultural adjustments
  • Parenting in a new culture
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Life transitions (changes in employment, military family move, grief, divorce)
  • Consultations for concerned family members

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (

Education + Training

  • M.Ed. (Counselling), University of Ottawa, 1993
  • B.A. Hons. Psychology, Carleton University, 1988
  • Addictions Counselling Certificate, Algonquin College, 1990
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution, University of Windsor, 1999


I am a professional with many years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. My approach is holistic and client-centered.

In therapy, I address the person, their daily challenges, and their environment. My goal is to assist clients in laying a foundation for healthy, long-term lifestyle changes. I build on the strengths of the person, and believe on the individual’s capacity to change.

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