About Me

Lisa Richardson, M.A, RP, C.C.C

     My name is Lisa Richardson and I am a Registered Psychotherapist located in Ottawa, ON Canada.

  • Why become a Psychotherapist?

Growing up, I have always been curious about what makes a person who they are. As a result, I became curious about my own upbringing and the upbringing of those around me and how these experiences shaped us into adulthood. Although our past may shape us, I wanted to understand better how we can move past and grow from these early experiences to become more authentic and fulfilled in our adult lives. I believe that as humans, we all share the need to connect and feel supported and through this job, I can offer this.

 

  • What is my approach to therapy?

I work from a Psychodynamic/ Attachment/ Trauma oriented approach. These approaches allow me and my clients to make sense of their current struggles from previous experiences/ relationships to build future strength and resilience. I do draw upon other approaches depending on the needs of my clients. My goal is to offer my clients a safe and comfortable space to be themselves and feel supported. 

I work with both individual and couple clients.

 

Qualifications & Education

Qualifications
Education

~College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
      Registered Psychotherapist
      Number: 009237

~ Canadian Counselling Association of Ontario (CCPA):
    Certified Canadian Counsellor (C.C.C)
    Number: 10004842

~ NARM Level 2: NeuroAffective Relational Model:
    Currently in training, June 2022-December 2022

    
 

Saint Paul University (Graduated in 2020)
 Masters of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality 
      Concentration in Couple's & Family Therapy

Carleton University (Graduated in 2018)
Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology
      Concentration in Social & Personality Psychology