Ellie Kanigsberg

Occupational Therapist

I am an Occupational Therapist with a practice exclusively in psychotherapy. I specialize in providing treatment and consultation for complex trauma, anxiety and dissociative disorders. I am a primary monitor for the Physician Health Program of the Ontario Medical Association and a registered provider for Veterans Affairs Canada. My services are offered in English.

Services provided Cost  Approx. wait time 
Psychotherapy  $160/hour  3-4 weeks

Type and Cost of Services:

I provide psychotherapy services for complex trauma, anxiety and dissociative disorders. My rate is $160/hour.

Methods of payment:

Cash, debit, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted and payment is due at time of service. Some extended health care plans include Occupational Therapy services; it is recommended that you contact your insurance provider to determine your coverage.

How to make an appointment:

Contact me directly at 613-228-1174 extension 153; I am in the office on Tuesdays

Approximate wait time:

Wait time varies by demand, but is generally 3 – 4 weeks. Please contact me directly for more information.

Educational Background and Credentials

  • Registered Member of the Ontario College of Occupational Therapists
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, McGill University

Professional Affiliations and Additional Training

  • Member of the Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis (Ontario Division)
  • Founding member of the Ottawa Anxiety and Trauma Clinic
  • Founding member of the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma

Clinical Experiences

I provide individual therapy to adults suffering from anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, phobias, sexual abuse and childhood trauma, grief and loss, and life adjustments and transitions (e.g. weddings, retirement, job loss).

I use Hypnosis to treat a variety of medical and stress-related problems such as pain, preparation for surgery, irritable bowel syndrome, chemotherapy, smoking cessation, adjustment to disease, etc.

I also provide consultation to health care providers regarding the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation and the use of Sandtray Therapy and Hypnosis as approaches to treatment.

Therapeutic Approach

In addition to traditional psychotherapy, I am one of a handful of Canadians trained and qualified in the use of Sandtray Therapy, an innovative experiential therapy. I am also trained in the therapeutic use of Hypnosis, as well as Ego State Therapy. I use the above approaches to help individuals and family members regain their ability to function, to return to gainful employment (if applicable), and to cope with life adjustments and transitions.