Aruvita Aggarwal

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ottawa Registered Social Worker 3

Meet Aruvita, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in the field and she is passionate about what she does!


I specialize in providing individual and group psychotherapy for adults and youth. I’ve had the pleasure of working with a diverse population in the various healthcare settings including inpatient and outpatient. My professional journey includes relevant roles in the Mental Health, Oncology, Bariatrics, Nephrology, and extensive experience in facilitating therapeutic groups in addition to various teaching opportunities at the Hospital.

I’m well-versed in a range of therapeutic modalities, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy ( EFT). What really sets me apart is my strong empathetic nature, listening skills, and ability to validate and advocate for my clients. Beyond these clinical strengths, I bring a deep commitment to cultural competence, recognizing and respecting the diverse backgrounds and experiences of those I serve.

I am here to help you navigate through challenges related to anxiety, depression, health anxiety, addictions , ADHD, caregiver fatigue and burnout. I am truly committed to helping you identify patterns of life that are keeping you away from your best life. My client-centered, strength-based and collaborative approach helps us create personalized treatment plans, emphasizing the development of self-awareness and building effective coping and emotional regulation skills.

But don’t worry, it’s not all serious business! I believe in infusing a little fun and positivity into our sessions, because laughter truly is the best medicine.

So let’s work together and make your journey towards well-being an uplifting and empowering one!

Availability: Currently taking new clients

Works with: Adults 18+

Language: English


  • Health Anxiety and Somatic Symptom Syndromes – Dr. Sanjay Rao 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ADHD adults – Dr. Sanjay Rao

  • Transdiagnostic Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Dr. Rao 

  • Taking Group Work Online – Barbara Muskat

  • Managing Virtual Burnout for Online Providers with Lawrence Murphy 

  • CBT strategies for Rumination – Dr. Sanjay Rao 

  • Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy Certificate

  • Intensive Workshop in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD