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Melissa Philpott
MSW, RSW Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Sliding Scale
Standard Rate
Centertown in Ottawa
Currently Practicing
Online, In Person, Phone
Melissa Philpott
MSW, RSW Social Worker, Psychotherapist


Hi! My name is Melissa (she/her), my work is guided by curiosity, connection and is rooted in values of authentic collaboration. My therapeutic foundations are rooted within relational, client-directed, strengths perspective, trauma-informed, feminist and structural frameworks. With a deep sense of compassion and respect, I seek to create a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space that facilitates self-awareness, healing and growth. Together, we can begin to tease apart the adaptive approaches to dealing with and moving through life you’ve grown accustomed to, and begin to untangle patterns that are serving you, and patterns you may be interested in moving beyond.

I use a range of different therapies and have training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have additional training to support individuals with Disorder Eating/Eating Disorders, substance use/harm reduction, suicide intervention and sexual violence.

I strongly believe the two main predictors of success are rooted within the therapeutic rapport and the inherit wisdom and strength that clients bring into our sessions. Together we can work to create a safe space where you can develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships, with the intention to grow, heal and transform.

Telephone - 613-416-3631
Community Focus:
Women, BIPOC, Disability, Kink Aware, LGBTQ+, Men, Neurodivergent, New To Canada, Non-Binary, Parents, Polyamorous, Seniors, Sex Work Positive, Trans-Specific
Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Addiction, Anger, Bipolar, Body Image, Break-Ups, Burnout/Stress, C-PTSD, Childhood Abuse, Chronic Illness, Codependence, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Issues, Family of Origin, Grief/Loss, OCD, Palliative Support, Post Partum, PTSD, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Suicidality, Trauma
Trauma Informed, ACT, Anti-Oppressive, Attachment Focused, CBT, DBT, Existential, IFS, Mindfulness, Narrative, Relational, Solution Focused, Strengths Based
Languages Spoken:
* Available In-Person in Ontario
* Available Virtually (Online) in Ontario
Centertown in Ottawa

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