Emerson Giraldo Estrada

Emerson Giraldo Estrada, M.A.

Emerson Giraldo Estrada, M.A.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Office Hours + Location

Location: Orleans ( Innes Rd.)

Office Hours in Orleans

  • Online counselling: Monday to Friday
  • In office counselling: Tuesdays and Wednesdays: daytime and evening

Practice Areas

Individual Counselling

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Abandonment / Neglect
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Infidelity / Partner Trauma
  • Skills sets for Thriving:  Effective Communication, Healthy Intimacy & Sexuality.
  • Bereavement / Grief
  • Trauma
  • Spiritual Counselling/ Search for meaning
  • Somatic Experiencing Therapy (SE)

Couple Counselling /Marriage Counselling

  • Communication Skills
  • Couple/ Marriage/ Post-Affair
  • Couple/ Pre-marital
  • Couple/ Separation/ Divorce
  • Couple/ Physical/ Sexual/ Emotional abuse
  • Couple Trauma
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Healthy Sexuality

Family Counselling

  • Family Counselling
  • Family therapy with teenagers
  • Family therapy/ Trauma
  • Family Therapy/ Anger
  • Parenting


Education and Training

  • MA in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University- Ottawa, Canada.
  • Somatic Experiencing (Advanced Training Module 1) at Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, 2019
  • Advance Training in Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy (SIRP)- Ottawa, Canada.
  • Advance Training in Somatic Experiencing (SE)- Ottawa, Canada (in progress)
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology from York University- Toronto, Canada.
  • BA in Theology from Gregorian University- Rome, Italy.
  • BA (Hons) in Pedagogy and Philosophy from Saint Thomas Aquinas University- Bogota, Colombia.

Counselling Philosophy

Emerson is an integrative counsellor that seeks to facilitate a flow that enables clients to process their own experience in a warm, calm, and compassionate manner. Emerson’s working experiences are rooted in his journey from Colombia to Italy, and then to Canada teaching and counselling children, teenagers, and adults. Emerson has a commitment to assist others in challenges while they find meaning and develop an opportunity to reframe difficult and traumatic experiences. He also has a special interest in working with individuals, couples, and families in addictions and anger. Emerson is sensitive to a great variety of cultural and faith traditions. Emerson is solidly rooted in his traditions with a faith that is clearly inclusive.

Emerson’s integrative approach consists of Humanistic, Experiential, Systemic and Psycho-dynamic models directed by the needs of the client and from various theories, including: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Attachment in Family Therapy (AFT), Cognitive – Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), and Self-in-Relationship Psychotherapy (SIRP).

Professional Membership

  • Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)- Application in process
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)- Application in process
  • College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO)- R.P. ( Qualifying) CRPO Ontario Registration No. 008949

I am under the consultation / supervision of Dr. Martin Rovers, (mrovers@rogers.com) Ontario Registered Psychologist, for the ongoing development of my professional and ethical learning and for psychological services to my clients. I consult with Dr. Rovers regarding my clients on a regular basis. The receipt you will receive will be in my name, as a Registered Psychotherapist, which is acceptable by many insurance companies (e.g. Sunlife / government, others). If need be, I could issue a receipt in the name of Dr. Martin Rovers, Registered Psychologist, for the counselling services provided by me, a Registered Psychotherapist. It is your responsibility to determine which receipt works for our workplace insurance and benefits.

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

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Counsellor Name

Name of Counsellor

Emerson Estrada

Office Hours

Office Hours

  • Online counselling Monday – Friday.
  • In office: Tuesday and Wednesday


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