Amanda Laprade, M.A.

Registered Psychotherapist (Currently on maternity Leave)

(She/Her)
Amanda Laprade Ottawa Kanata Registed Psychotherapist 2

Meet Amanda, a Registered Psychotherapist who is dedicated, warm and compassionate. She has 6 years of experience in helping individuals navigate their emotional, behavioral and psychological challenges. She firmly believes in the power of therapy to facilitate healing, personal growth, and overall well-being.

Amanda:

My approach is warm, empathetic, supportive, and non-judgmental, creating a safe space for clients to explore their inner experiences and to cultivate the support they need.

I earned my Masters degree in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University. I am a licensed psychotherapist and have completed extensive training in substance use and problem gambling addiction treatment, as well as trauma-informed therapy. I continuously engage in professional development and stay updated on the latest research and techniques to provide the highest quality care to my clients.

I specialize in working with individuals facing challenges related to trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety, stress, depression, grief and self-esteem. I have a particular interest and expertise in addiction treatment with adult clients.

My therapeutic approach is collaborative to create the best treatment option for you. I use a variety of approaches including emotion-focused therapy, attachment, internal family systems, positive psychology, grief and bereavement and cognitive behavioral therapy, integrating evidence-based practices to tailor treatment to each client’s unique needs. I passionately believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and strive to create a collaborative and trusting alliance with my clients. I emphasize active listening, empathy, and providing a non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

I draw on a range of therapeutic techniques and interventions, including mindfulness meditations, building emotional awareness, inner-child work, experiential exercises and cognitive behavioral techniques. I believe in empowering individuals to develop self-awareness, coping skills, and resilience, enabling them to overcome obstacles and make meaningful changes in their lives.

My work is guided by the belief that every individual has the capacity for growth, healing, and self-discovery. I am committed to supporting my clients on their journey towards greater self-understanding, self-acceptance, and personal fulfillment. I believe in fostering a holistic approach, addressing not only the symptoms but also the underlying root causes of distress.

I work with adult clients, 21 years old and older, and I offer individual counselling treatment. I am dedicated to creating an inclusive and affirming environment, welcoming clients from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and identities.

In addition to individual therapy, I have extensive experience offering group therapy.

Availability: Accepting new clients
Works with: Adults 21 and over
Language: English

Trainings: 

  • ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. 

  • Trauma Informed Practice Training Level 1 & Level 2

  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level “C” and AED

  • Attended Trauma-Informed Practice Training Vancouver: Level 1

  • An Introduction to Transactional Analysis: Ego States and the Drama Triangle

  • Grief and Bereavement: Giving Voice to Loss and Allowing the Conversation to Begin

  • Helping Clients Face Their Fears: Working with Exposure and CBT

  • Internal Family Systems: A New Paradigm in Mental Health

  • Positively Impacted: The Art and Science of Applying Positive Psychology in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Psychodramatic Techniques for Trauma Therapists

  • Substance Use Disorders: A Human Response to Trauma – A Compassionate and Effective Framework

  • Fundamentals of Gambling and Gaming

  • GGTU (W) Gambling and interpersonal violence

  • GGTU (W) Etiology of Problem Gambling

  • GGTU (W) Problem gambling and its relationship to major mental illnesses

  • Trauma Informed Practice Training: Level 2