Rania Oustad

Rania Oustad, M.A.

Rania Oustad, M.A.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Office Hours + Location

Location: Downtown: Kent Street

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
  • Office hours: 11am – 7pm
  • Available in office and online during COVID-19

Languages Spoken


Practice Areas

Individual Counselling

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • E-Counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Bullying
  • Childhood abuse and neglect
  • Trauma
  • Physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse
  • Attachment issues
  • Religious and cultural diversity
  • Spirituality, religion, and searching for meaning
  • Pre- and post immigration issues
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Identity, inner criticism, and self-esteem
  • Life changes and transitions
  • Relationships
  • Workplace and career concerns
  • Stress management and burnout

Couples/Marriage Therapy

  • Attachment issues
  • Lack of effective communication/understanding
  • Intercultural/Interfaith issues
  • Post-affair counselling
  • Pre-marital counselling
  • Emotional disconnect
  • Lack of support
  • Managing expectations
  • Physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual intimacy
  • Adjustment to changes

Family Counselling

  • Family Therapy with Teens

Education and Training

Master of Arts, Counselling and Spirituality – Saint Paul University School of Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality (2019)
Specialization: Couple and Family Therapy

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology – Carleton University (2017)
Specialization: Social and Personality Psychology

Thesis on Assessing the Effects of Community-based Interventions on Children Affected by Natural Disasters (2017)

Theories in Family Systems and Interventions (2018)

Major research project on Increasing Couple Spiritual Intimacy with Interfaith and Intrafaith Couples (2018)

Counselling Philosophy

I believe that life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it and that you possess the inner resources necessary to cope with even life’s biggest stressors. My job as your therapist will be to support you in your journey, as you explore your inner self and gain a deeper insight into your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. I use an integrative counselling approach where I tailor my approach to your needs and work collaboratively with you to set your goals for therapy. I strive to create a safe, comfortable, and non-judgemental environment where you are able to unapologetically express yourself. I also gently challenge you to help you achieve the changes you want in your life. With the combination of these therapeutic elements, I believe that anyone can develop the strength necessary to not only overcome any challenges, but also to reach their full potential.

Professional Membership

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO)- R.P.(Q). Registration number: 008782
  • Canadian Counselling And Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)


I am under the 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 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

Rania Oustad

Office Hours


Available in office and online

Kent Street, Ottawa


Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Friday:  11am – 7pm





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