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Brittany Holtvluwer

RP Qualifying

Associate Therapist

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

In-Person (Ottawa) and Online Appointments


Hello and welcome! Taking this first step towards healing can be daunting, and I am so glad that you are here. Many men struggle with feeling alone and unheard, and rarely have a safe space carved out to explore their emotional experiences. With the knowledge that there is often stigma surrounding the act of seeking help, my primary goal with clients is to co-create the warm, safe space that is needed to begin processing and facilitate healing. My practice is based on a holistic approach, which allows us to explore all areas of your life (physical, mental, emotional, social, or spiritual) and how they connect to your current mental health needs. 


Having experience working with people who are justice involved, insecurely housed, and using drugs has helped me to understand that unwanted behaviours are typically responses to unmet needs. Together, we can explore your needs, increase internal awareness, improve communication skills and relationship satisfaction, expand confidence, and integrate more helpful coping strategies into your daily routine. My hope is to empower my clients to reclaim their experiences, access their inherent strengths, and strengthen the relationships held with others and themselves. 


I apply an integrative approach to therapy in order to tailor treatment plans to each specific individual that I work with. Pulling frequently from empirically supported modalities such as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, trauma-informed practice, and Gestalt therapy, I aim to weave interventions into sessions that will suite each individual client and support their specific goals. 


I warmly offer inclusive services for individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, races, ethnicities, abilities, spiritual beliefs, treaty or band status, and citizenship status. My practice operates with a sex-positive lens, offering knowledge and compassion towards topics related to 2SLGBTQIA+, poly dynamics, kink, and CNM. Other areas of specialization include, but are not limited to; anxiety, depression, adverse childhood experiences, addiction, burn out, emotional regulation, communication techniques, identity issues, sexuality, gender identity and expression, self-harm, and poor self-esteem. 


I look forward to connecting with you!


Brittany Holtvluwer

Credentials and Qualifications:

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario Registration #13969


Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology - Yorkville University


Bachelor of Arts, Honours Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice - Concentration in Law - Carleton University


Inuit Awareness Training - John Howard Society


Indigenous Awareness Training - John Howard Society


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training - LivingWorks


Specializations:

Addiction​

Anxiety & Depression

Self-Esteem

Trauma

Relationship Issues/Communication

Anger/Emotional Regulation

Gender/Identity/Sexuality Exploration

Burnout/Fatigue



Rate

$165 (individuals)

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