For a list of organizations that are supporting survivors of violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, information is available from the Ottawa Coalition To End Violence Against Women.

The City of Ottawa has also opened respite centers for individuals in need.

For a broader list of mental health resources and supports located throughout the Ottawa region, you can download the 2020 Resource Guide for the Greater Ottawa Area.

You can also contact any of the service providers listed below for more information about additional counselling services in Ottawa.

Community Information Centre of Ottawa (211 Ottawa

  • 2-1-1 or 613-761-9076,
  • Provides information and referral to community, health, and social services

The Walk-In Counselling Clinic

  • 613-755-2277,
  • Offers free same day counselling sessions (currently by phone or video) in a variety of languages (including evenings & weekends)

Counselling Connect

The Counselling Group

Family Services of Ottawa (FSO)

  • (613) 725-3601,
  • Provides individual, couple & family counselling; provides counselling and support program for LGBTQ+ clients and anti-violence program for women and children
  • Offers a sliding fee scale; some programs are no cost, contact for more info

Counselling and Family Service Ottawa (CFS Ottawa)

  • (613) 233-8478,
  • Provides individual, couple, family counselling and groups
  • Offers a sliding fee scale; some programs are no cost, contact for more info

Kanata Psychology and Counselling Centre

  • (613) 435-2729,
  • Provides assessment & therapy services to children, youth, adults, couples, & families
  • Offers sliding fee scale

Centre for Psychological Services and Research (University of Ottawa School of Psychology)

Center for Counselling, St. Paul’s University

Tungasuvvingat Inuit- Trauma-informed Counselling

Minwasshin Lodge

Ottawa Anxiety & Trauma Clinic

  • 613-737-1194,
  • Provides mental health services related to psychological trauma
  • Provides psychiatric, psychological, social work, and psychotherapy services
  •  Private Practice, fee for service clinic

Center For Treatment of Sexual Abuse & Childhood Trauma

  • 613-233-4929,
  • Offers individual therapy and group programs
  • Cost of service sometimes funded by ODSP or OW on case-by-case basis, contact for more info

Ottawa Institute for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • 613- 820-9931,
  • Provides assessment and therapy services (individual and group)
  • Fee for service, groups offered at reduced fees

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)

  • 613-725-0202,
  • Offers free community supports, services, programs and counselling to the immigrant and refugee population of Ottawa, provides language and culture-specific individual, couple, family, and group counselling, and specialized work with refuges, and victims of abuse and torture

Youth Services Bureau (YSB)

  • 24/7 Youth Mental Health Info & Crisis Line- Phone: 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775
  • 24/7 Online Crisis Chat:
  • Virtual Walk-In Clinic: Tues & Thurs 12-8, Phone: 613-562-3004 Call and leave a message, clinic will call back within 30 min to connect to counselor
  • Family & Youth Counselling, Phone: 613-562-3004 Call and leave a message identifying interest in youth and family counselling

Kind Space (formerly Pink Triangle Services)

  • 613-563-4818
  • Provides free LGBTQ+ community and peer support programming

LGBTQ+ & Trans Health Clinic – Centretown Community Health Centre

Men & Healing