OHIP Doctors, Private Psychologists & Therapists

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Private Psychologists Ottawa, Ontario

Psychologists who assess and diagnose children:

Dr.Jennifer Metcalf (Emerging Minds) adminmetcalf@emergingminds.ca  (age 1 and up) 613.728.3808

Dr. Laura Hanson (Kanata Psychology and Counsellinghanson@kanatapsychology.com (ages 18 months to 18 years) 613.435.2729

Dr. Faizah Visram (Delta Psychology Group) Pre-schoolers, children, adolescents and families. info@deltapsychology.ca 613.791.7865

Dr. Jenny Demark (Fundamentals:Child Behaviour SolutionsJenny@ChildSolutions.ca 613.222.5098

Dr. Yolanda Korneluk (Emerging Minds) Children 12 months +.  Also sees youth and adults.dladisa@emergingminds.ca 613.728.3808

Dr. Patricia Behnke (Delta Psychology Groupinfo@deltapsychology.ca 613.563.1632

Dr. Linda Reinstein (Child Solutions) linda@childsolutions.ca  613.240.9190

Dr. Susan A. Rich (able to assess children under two years of age) 613.228.1174

Dr. James Brazeau (downtown) Children 5+, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. jamesbrazeau@me.com 613.854.9694

Dr. Owen Helmkay (Kanata South Prosowen.helmkay@rogers.com 613.435.9330

Dr. Alex Nounopoulos (Ottawa West Professional Servicesdr.alexnoun@gmail.com 613.695.0906

Dr. Karen Ogston (Delta Psychologyinfo@deltapsychology.ca 613.563.1632

Dr. David Guth (assess children from toddlers to teens) Consultation and diagnostic assessment presenting associated with ASD. Provides family therapy and individual therapy. info@childandfamilypsychology.com 613.858.8872

ohip Pediatricians in ottawa, ontario

Pediatrician (OHIP) Diagnostic assessments for children.  Doctor referral required.

Dr. Derek Rajakumar (toddlers)
Ottawa University
Phone: 613.564.3950
Dr. Najat Sasani (English and Arabic)
5307 Canotek Road, Ottawa
Phone:  613.745.1999
Dr. Elham Farhadi (16 months+)
550 Terminal Avenue
Ottawa, ON  K1G 0Z3
Phone:  613.731.2244
Dr. Christianah Owoeye (ages newborn to 17. Children with autism from ages 18 months and over)
Precision Medical Centre (Barrhaven - Longfields Drive)

Tel: 1-613-440-7762
Fax: 1-855-515-6112 (Referrals by fax and they call the patients for appointments)

Email: info@precisionmedic.ca  Dr. Owoeye's areas of interests are Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics such as ADHD, Autism, learning disability, speech delay, other developmental delay and general pediatrics.


Dr. Elizabeth Esmond, BCBA, MTA, MT-BC, MM, Msc (by doctor referral) 613.739.8388

private therapists in Ottawa, Ontario

Behavioural Consultants: 

Gianna Colizza (Emerging Minds) Special Needs Education and Behaviour Consultant. Gianna will be offering anxiety counselling, behaviour support and educational support. Contact her administrative assistant, Jennifer Mackintosh, at 613-883-3716 or jmackintosh@emergingminds.ca.

Conrad Leung (Child SolutionsConrad@ChildSolutions.ca  613.222.9573

Mary Champagne (Emerging Minds) mackintosh@emergingminds.ca 613.883.3716 

Elaine Bissonnette (Building Blocks) Youth behavioural consultant.  Elaine offers Social Skills Groups and the PEERS UCLA Program.  Contact Elizabeth Todd for an intake form. ebissonn@magma.ca 613.722.4374

Sylvia Cozato (Success in Steps) Providing parents with effective strategies to help them overcome their child's challenges and behaviours.  sylviacorzato@successinsteps.ca

Matthew Derkach (Horizons Behaviour Consulting) Board Certified Behaviour Analyst mderkach@horizonsbehaviourconsulting.com 613-601-3911

Occupational Therapists:

Krista Simon (Achieve Therapy Centre) Speech & Occupational Therapist. info@achievetherapycentre.com  613.680.1780

Véronique Chiasson OT REG. (Emerging Minds) Bilingual. fhopley@emergingminds.ca (assistant Francine) 613-790-0241

Julie Beauparlant OT REG (Emerging Minds) Bilingual. fhopley@emergingminds.ca (assistant Francine) 613-790-0241

Lori Howell OT Reg. (Ont.), (Lori Howell, OT & Associates) Feeding and sensory speciailist. Home and clinic assessment. lori.howell@rogers.com Phone: 613-260-2847 ext. 1

Heather Hodgins-Chan (Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy) located in Kanata, Ontario. heatheroccupationaltherapy@gmail.com 613.831.2377

Marie-Christine Beshay, MSc. (OT Post-Professional), OT Reg. (Ont.), OT (C). (M-CARE Therapy) Offers bilingual occupational therapy services to both children and adults with learning, developmental and/or motor disabilities. info@mcaretherapy.com 613.627.0654

Nathalie Mabon (Achieve Therapy Centre) Occupation Therapy. info@achievetherapycentre.com 613.864.3111

Valerie Delbeq (Emerging Minds) Valérie est une orthophoniste francophone qui évalue et intervient auprès des enfants d'âge préscolaire et scolaire ayant des troubles de la communication variés. Elle travaille étroitement avec ses clients et leur famille et a un intérêt particulier pour les enfants atteints d'un trouble du spectre de l'autisme. Valérie aura des heures de cliniques au bureau d'Emerging Minds de l'est d'Ottawa dès novembre  5450 Canotek, Unité 68. orthoval@hotmail.com 613.558.0848

Jessica Norris (Sprout Occupational Therapy) - A pediatric occupational therapist servicing Ottawa, Kanata, Barrhaven, Stittsville, Carleton Place and Almonte. Jessica has 10 years of experience working with children - in their home, school, and hospital environment. jessica@sproutot.com 613.299.6939

Pediatric Therapy Ottawa - providing occupational therapist services. info@pediatricphysio.com 613.831.2377

Speech Language Pathologists:

Silvia D'onofrio, M.Sc.S., SLP.  (Stittsville Carp Road Physiotherapy)  English/french/italian. stittsville@bellnet.ca 613-836-4676 

Connie Wilker - Speech Language Pathologist, Nepean 613.228.1174 ext. 43

Elaine Hendry (Speech and Language Orthoponie) Speech Language Pathologist, Orleans, French/English. funny.face@sympatico.ca 613.286.3989 or 613.567.0777

Jacqueline Glance Speech/Language Pathologist (The Speech & Language Learning Centre) Glancej@rogers.com 613.798.5404 or 613.818.1694

Karen Mallet Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist. kmallet@magma.ca 613.851.4133

Lisa Roberts Chamberlin (The Speech People) Clinic for Speech, Language and Voice in Orleans lisa@thespeechpeople.ca  613.824.1800

Robin Gaines, Ph.D., SLP ©, Reg. CASPLO. Specializes in service delivery for very young children, children showing at-risk signs of autism, children with motor planning/motor speech disorders, and children with language learning difficulties. brobingaines@rogers.com 613.725.3105

Seana Speirs, SLP. Specializes in services for toddlers with at-risk signs of autism. Also provides therapy for preschoolers to school-aged children with any speech and language delays as well as social / pragmatic delays. seana@westboroslp.ca 613.850.1201 

Sharon Burgess, M.Sc.S. (ABCommunication Speech Therapy Clinic) French Orthophoniste. sharon.burgess@abcommunication.org

Shauna Haight (Ottawa Speech and Language Therapy) Speech Language Pathologist, Nepean slpshaight@yahoo.ca 613.228.1174 ext. 129

Mary-Anne Zubrycky (Speech Voicesvlc@sympatico.ca 613.820.4722

Tanis Friesen (Active Communication Therapy)  Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist. 613.728.8879

Veronica Saunders - Speech-Language Pathologist, Pembrooke vsaunders2003@gmail.com 613.585.3586

Lisa Zanon zanonlisa@hotmail.com 613.851.0506

Emma Wells, (Nepean) Works evenings and weekends. wells.emmaj@gmail.com 613.228.1174 ext 31

Jackie Wilde - Speech-Language Pathologist - Orleans - English only - eastottawaslp@yahoo.ca - 613-806-4178

Melissa Reed - Speech-Language Pathologist - Bilingual services for all ages in the Ottawa area - (www.keytospeech.camelissa@keytospeech.ca - 403-618-9986

Brigitte Dobrzanski - Speech-Language Pathologist - Bilingual services for all ages in the Ottawa area - (www.keytospeech.cabrigitte@keytospeech.ca - 613-986-4218 

Physio Therapists:

Liane Norman (Pediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy) Located in Kanata and Orleans. info@pediatricphysioandot.com  613.831.2377

other private professionals in Ottawa, Ontario

Private Therapist:

Heather Fawcett Provides counselling for teens, adults and their families and help with transitions to adulthood. Email: hfawcett@emergingminds.ca  Phone: 613.728.3808

Sensory Integration:

Kathleen Rooney (Therapeutic Education)- Kathleen Rooney has a Master's in Special Education, a Bachelor's in Music Therapy and completed a 6 month internship in Sensory Integration at the Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies in Phoenix, Arizona, and 22 years experience working with children with special needs. Located in Sandy Hill kathleen@kathleenrooney.ca 613.789.1212 

Education Consultant:

Gianna Colizza (Emerging Minds) Special Needs Education and Behaviour Consultant. Gianna will be offering anxiety counselling, behaviour support and educational support. Contact her administrative assistant, Jennifer Mackintosh, at 613-883-3716 or jmackintosh@emergingminds.ca.

Monika Ferenczy, BA, BEd, MEd. Bilingual. (Horizon) Helping parents make informed decisions in educational matters. monika@horizoned.ca 613.612.6842

Education Advocacy and Strategist for Children:

Kristen Robertson-Grewal, M.A. Education.  (Advantage Advocacy Inc.)  kristen@advantageadvocacyinc.com 613.714.9321


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