Dana Truelove MEd, CCC

Web  www.djtruelove.ca

*Dana offers evening and weekend appointments*

99 Holland Ave, Suite 103
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 0Y1

Dana has a Master of Education in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

Her counselling style is often described as direct, down to earth and insightful. Dana often uses humour in her sessions, which she believes can be very healing.

Dana’s areas of professional expertise include individual counselling with adults dealing with issues such as relationships, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, confidence, stress and burnout. In addition to her private practice, Dana works full time as the Team Leader of a mental health support program at Carleton University called “From Intention to Action.” In this role she meets clients for counselling and psychotherapy, and oversees and coordinates the program.

  • Some common issues Dana works on with clients include:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and burnout
  • Relationships (seeking and building relationships as well as fostering existing ones)
  • Adjustments and transitions
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Self-control and willpower
  • Finding meaning 

Dana uses client-centred therapy with an integrated approach, incorporating cognitive-behavioural, family of origin, and mindfulness-based techniques.

She has worked with people facing intense distress and pain, as well as people who are thriving but want to improve an area of their lives.

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