Vanessa Krichbaum

Vanessa Krichbaum, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Vanessa Krichbaum, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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Office Hours + Location

In office (Main Street, Ottawa) 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Saturdays 11 AM to 2 PM
  • Online appointments – throughout the week

Practice Areas

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adult ADHD
  • Addictions and Codependency
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying and Self Esteem
  • Career Counselling
  • CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Communication Improvement
  • Couple Therapy: communications skills
  • Couple Therapy: pre-marital, separation and divorce, post- affair
  • Couple Therapy ( when only one partner wants to come)
  • Depression Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Therapy: Blending Families, Parenting Skills,
  • Family Therapy: Parent(s) and children 12-16
  • Family Therapy: Teenagers 16 to 18
  • Family Therapy: When only one member wants to come
  • Young Adults Counselling
  • Grief and Bereavement Counselling
  • IFS (Internal Family Systems)
  • LGBTQ Counselling
  • Gender Identity and Expression
  • Mindfulness
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Health
  • SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy)
  • Spiritual Counselling
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Stress

Professional Membership

  • CCPA Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Member
  • CRPO College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario: (Qualifying)  #13053

Education and Training

  • Masters of Counselling Psychology

My Counselling Philosophy

Life is a journey which can present us with challenges that are sometimes too difficult to handle alone. As a client-centred therapist, my commitment is to accompany you on your journey towards self-understanding and compassion. I work from a non-judgemental, empathy-based perspective. Together, we will choose from a variety of techniques to encourage your mental health healing. During our time together, we may use different therapy modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), emotion focused therapy (EFT), family systems theory, mindfulness-based therapy and solution-focused therapy, depending on what you are most comfortable with. I work with individuals experiencing various concerns and challenges in their lives such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, post-partum depression, peri and menopausal changes, stress, parenting, relationship issues, grief, and identity exploration. I am an ally of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and draw on my lived experience to deepen my understanding of your journey and provide you with a safe space to explore, be heard and heal. I am honoured to accompany you on this winding road we call life.


I do regular Supervision/consultation with Jeannette Robert, Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, for the ongoing development of my professional and ethical expertise and to discuss client concerns in a confidential manner. The receipt the client will receive will be under my name as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in the Province of Ontario. The receipts of a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in the province of Ontario are acceptable by most insurance companies (eg. Sunlife). It is the client’s responsibility to determine whether this receipt is acceptable for your workplace benefits and insurance.

The regular fee for counselling is $160.00 per hour session.

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Counsellor Name

Name of Counsellor

Vanessa Krichbaum

Office Hours
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Saturdays 11 AM to 2 PM
  • Online appointments – throughout the week




In Office (Main Street, Ottawa) and Online Counselling

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