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Ellie Kanigsberg, OT Reg. (Ont)

BACKGROUND

  • I am an Occupational Therapist with a practice exclusively in psychotherapy.  I specialize in providing treatment and consultation for complex trauma, anxiety and dissociative disorders. Since graduating from McGill, I have accumulated more than 30 years of work experience in Montreal, Boston and Ottawa.  I am a founding member of the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma, as well as a founding member of the Ottawa Anxiety and Trauma Clinic.  I am also a primary monitor for the Physician Health Program of the Ontario Medical Association, and a registered provider for Veterans Affairs Canada.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • I provide individual therapy to adults suffering from:
    • Anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, phobias, sexual abuse and childhood trauma, grief and loss, and life adjustments and transitions (e.g. weddings, retirement, job loss)
  • I use Hypnosis to treat a variety of medical and stress-related problems:
    • E.g. pain, preparation for surgery, irritable bowel syndrome, chemotherapy, smoking cessation, adjustment to disease, etc.
  • I also provide consultation to health care providers regarding the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation and the use of Sandtray Therapy and Hypnosis as approaches to treatment.

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

  • In addition to traditional psychotherapy, I am one of a handful of Canadians trained and qualified in the use of Sandtray Therapy, an innovative experiential therapy. I am also trained in the therapeutic use of Hypnosis, as well as Ego State Therapy.
  • I use the above approaches to help individuals and family members regain their ability to function, to return to gainful employment (if applicable), and to cope with life adjustments and transitions

AFFILIATIONS

  • I am a member of the Ontario College of Occupational Therapists and the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis (Ontario Division).

I can be reached at 613-228-1174, or by email at elliekanigsberg@rogers.com.

My office is located at 98 Centrepointe Dr.

 

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