Marlise Meilan, Registered Psychotherapist

M.A. Psychology, Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor

Therapy for Adults in Downtown Ottawa

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ANXIETY Many of our fears grow in their intensity without us ever stopping to analyze their exact nature, causes, probabilities of occurrence, the amount of control we might have... READ MORE


TRAUMA RECOVERY It takes time and safety to recover from some of the awful things that happen in our lives. Having a place to work through memories of difficult experiences with patience... READ MORE


DEPRESSION People who are depressed often withdraw from participation in activities that they once found satisfying, rewarding, pleasurable, or just plain fun... READ MORE


EATING DISORDERS  A lot of us have difficulties in our relationships with food. It can be hard to honestly face how we feel about food and our bodies... READ MORE


RELATIONSHIPS A successful and healthy intimate relationship requires that each partner invest some of their time and energy into satisfying the... READ MORE


SEX & SEXUALITY Sex psychotherapy can help when healing from sexual health conditions or dysfunction, dealing with sexual addiction, recovering after sexual assault, or suffering from difficulties becoming intimate... READ MORE


STRESS Stress comes in many forms. It can be good and beneficial or not so good and taxing to the body. In the form of pressure, stress has some usefulness: goals may be... READ MORE


GRIEF AND LOSS In order to move forward after a significant loss, a person needs to identify, clarify, and express feelings associated with the loss. Grief counselling can help... READ MORE


SELF-ESTEEM When we view ourselves as lovable, valuable, and capable, then we are recognizing key things about ourselves that add to our self-esteem. Marlise can help you recognize... READ MORE


ANGER The buildup of unexpressed anger can result in an inappropriate outburst at a later time. Counselling can help make you more aware of your angry feelings, the circumstances... READ MORE


LONELINESS &  SOCIAL DISCOMFORT/ISOLATION Sometimes when something difficult has occurred in our lives we find ourselves avoiding activities, people, or places for fear of triggering unexpected, sudden, debilitating symptoms... READ MORE


INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT Counselling can help you to develop open communication, enhance enjoyment of time together with others, increase awareness of your own role in the conflicts... READ MORE


RACE, CLASS, AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION CONCERNS Race, class, and sexual orientation/identity issues can cause confusion, guilt, and anxiety. Everyone deserves to feel accepted and loved for who we really are... READ MORE


WORK ISSUES Work takes up a big portion of our time in modern life. Deadlines, workplace relationships, job instability, role dissatisfaction, and countless other concerns arise that can cause us to feel anxious, depressed, or stressed out... READ MORE


ARTISTIC EXPRESSION & CREATIVITY COACHING Marlise provides feedback, guidance, and encouragement through the creative process. She's had the privilege of working with accomplished and up-and-coming visual artists, musicians, performers, and artisans... READ MORE

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