Deborah Brooks

Deborah Brooks

Deborah Brooks
Registered Psychotherapist

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Office Hours + Location

 Downtown office hours:

  • Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm,
  • Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am – 5:30pm,
  • Friday 10:00 am – 1:00pm
  • Also available online during COVID-19

Practice Areas


Individual Counselling

  • Substance use and gambling addictions
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • E-Counselling
  • Postpartum Depression
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • Mindfulness
  • Communication issues
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Family Counselling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Palliative Care
  • LGBTQ2+
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Canine Assisted Counselling


Education and Training

Additional Training

  • Multidiscipline Certificate in Palliative Care, Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
  • Gentle Yoga Teacher Training, Montreal (2017)
  • Mindfulness Teacher Training, Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic (2017)
  • Graduate course in Psychopathology and Assessment, University of Ottawa (2017)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Ottawa (2017)
  • Complex Trauma, Ottawa (2016)
  • Mindfulness Training with Michael Stone (2016)
  • Problem Gambling 1 and 2, CAMH (2016)
  • Aboriginal Focusing Oriented Therapy, Justice Institute of BC (2016)
  • Conference on Ethics in Mental Health, JEMH, Cobourg, ON (2015)
  • SMART Recovery Training, Online (February 2015)
  • Art Therapy, Level 1 at the Ottawa School of Art (2014)
  • Mindful Self Compassion Training, Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, Ottawa, ON (2014)
  • Conference on Trauma, Addictions and Other Related Disorders, Richmond, B.C. (2011)
  • Concurrent Disorders and Motivational Training, CAMH, Ottawa, ON, (2011)
  • Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counseling and Health (TEACH), Ottawa, ON, (2010)


Therapy is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.  It takes health to want to improve health and quality of life.  Growth and success in therapy require that we  risk looking at patterns and limitations, opening to the possibility that there are other ways to live.

My therapeutic approach is eclectic, starting with unconditional positive regard, using CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and mindfulness skill building to assist in coping with life transitions.

Professional Membership

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • International Certified Concurrent Disorder ProfessionalCACCF

“I am under the supervision of Dr. Martin Rovers, ( Ontario Registered Psychologist, for the ongoing development of my professional and ethical learning and for psychological services to my clients. I consult with my supervisor regarding my clients on monthly basis. The receipt you will receive will be in the name of Dr. Martin Rovers and the counselling services will be provided by me. Please see my credentials above.”

The regular fee for counselling is $150 (plus HST, where applicable).

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Counsellor Name

Name of Counsellor

Deborah Brooks

Office Hours

Office Hours

Available in office and online.

Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm,

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am – 5:30pm,

Friday 10:00 am – 1:00pm



Main Street and Online

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