Michaela Whitley


Michaela Whitley, M.A.

Michaela Whitley, M.A.
Registered Psychotherapist


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Office Hours + Location

  • Alta Vista/Ottawa South
  • Office Hours:

Monday 10am -8 pm,

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10am – 5 pm.

Practice Areas

  • Individual counselling
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career and Workplace
  • Caregiving/Burn-out
  • Change & Transition
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Existential Angst
  • Bereavement, Grief, and Loss
  • Happiness / Positive Psychology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting/Post-partum
  • Personal Growth
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Health
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Self-Esteem/Worth
  • Trauma
  • Women’s Issues

Education and Training

  • Master of Arts, Counselling, Psychotherapy & Spirituality – Saint Paul University
  • Bachelor of Arts: Honours English, Minor French – Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training, ACT 1

Counselling Philosophy

I work collaboratively with clients in their journey toward growth, strength, health, and attaining each client’s own unique personal goals. I work on providing a safe and secure space to work alongside clients as we explore struggles and challenges and how they are affecting daily life. Together we will look at how a client may be coping, what is working or not and how to move toward more adaptive and sustainable coping strategies and healing.

I believe in creating dynamic treatment plans for each client based on the particular needs of each individual. In this way, I use an integrative approach, based in person-centred therapy and utilizing aspects from a myriad of other approaches (including CBT, ACT, Psychodynamic, and Internal Family Systems).

I invite you to reach out if they feel you are struggling or encountering challenges in your life so we can begin working toward deeper self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and mental health together.

Professional Membership

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)


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

Michaela Whitley

Office Hours

Office Hours

Monday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tuesday to Thursday:
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location

Location

Alta Vista / Ottawa South

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