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Leila Mackay M.A., Reg. Psychotherapist (Qualifying)




Education & Certifications

  • Master’s Degree Counseling and Spirituality,
  • St. Paul University (2016)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Human Relations and Spirituality, St. Paul University (2005)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Psychology, University of Ottawa (1998)

Professional Affiliations

  • College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Association for Spirituality and Mental Health – The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (President)

Summary of Experience

Experience providing counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples experiencing an array of presenting issues including: anxiety, depression, sexual dysfunction, couple communication and intimacy.

Experience providing counselling to individuals who have experienced a personal injury including motor-vehicle accidents.

Knowledge and experience using therapeutic models including Cognitive -Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Continuing Education

  • Harvard Medical School- Neuropsychiatry: A Comprehensive Update-Certificate
  • Beck Institute- Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety and Depression Certificates
  • Albert Ellis Institute- Rational- Emotive Behavioural Therapy Primary Certification
  • Nature, Spirituality and Mental Health Conference
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Conference
  • Harvard Medical School Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder Conference (March, 2018)


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