Ron Kellestine

Ron Kellestine, M.A.

Ron Kellestine, M.A.
Adlerian and Addictions Counsellor

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Office Hours + Location

In office ( Main Street, Ottawa)

  • Tuesday and Thursday: daytime and evening

Online Hours: any day except Sunday

Practice Areas

Individual Counselling 

  • Young Adults, Mature Adults, Senior Citizens, LGBTQ
  • Career Change
  • Life Change (including  Retirement, Relationship Change, Grief Issues)
  • Addiction Counselling, including Alcohol; Substances, Digital Compulsions)
  • Behavioral Compulsions & Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Addictions and Codependency Issues
  • Addictions to the internet
  • Adult search for meaning
  • Substance Abuse

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • The Addictions & Mental Health Network of Champlain (AMHN)
  • International Psychotherapy Institute (IPI)


I practice Individual Psychology.  I look at the person, not at a pre-conceived, existing diagnosis from elsewhere.  Each person has their own life story, and their own personal makeup and circumstances, which results in the challenges they are facing.  I am trained in doing addiction assessments but sometimes an addiction does not explain very much about why a person’s situation has developed.  I believe in the ability of every person to use their potential and existing skills to life a happier, more fulfilling life.  Change is always possible, and  the reasons for a situation need to be discovered and understood, before lasting  life improvements can result.  Thoughts and behaviors can be adjusted, but without self-knowledge and on-going commitment and confidence, changes can result in only short-term gain.  I see my role as a collaborator and advisor, to help someone become who they wish to be.

Education + Training

  • Alfred Adler Graduate School, Master’s Degree in Adlerian Psychotherapy & Addiction Counseling (Concurring Disorders) (Minneapolis St. Paul)
  • University of Waterloo, Master’s Degree in History.
  • Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) Advisor.

I do regular consultation with my supervisor for the ongoing development of my professional and ethical expertise and to discuss client concerns in confidential manner. The receipt you will receive will be in my name. It is your responsibility to determine whether my receipt is acceptable for your workplace benefits and insurance.

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

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Name of Counsellor

Ron Kellestine

Office Hours
office hours:

In office ( Main Street, Ottawa)

  • Tuesday and Thursday: daytime and evening

Online : any day except Sunday



In office (Main Street, Ottawa) and Online Counselling

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