About us
We are a growing mental health private practice located in Ottawa. We are both women
of colour therapists who primarily work with the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People
of Colour) community, immigrants, refugees, amongst other communities. We are allies
of the LGBTQ+ community and respect all identities. We value a collaborative
atmosphere that offers opportunities for growth.

About the position
Catharsis Counselling & Psychotherapy requires a bilingual therapist to provide therapy
services for individuals and couples. A part-time independent virtual contractor is
expected to see 10-15 clients per week. We provide you with: clients who fall under your
scope of competency, all marketing campaigns, case management system, billing
infrastructure and virtual HIPAA compliant platform. All applications are welcomed but
priority will be given to Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities and women as they
account for the majority of the clients we serve.

Qualifications and requirements
● Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English & French;
other languages would be a strong asset
● Registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (in good
● Professional liability insurance (minimum 1 million) through the OAMHP, CCPA,
or other reputable organization
● Must provide Criminal/vulnerable person’s check
● Experience or understanding of a subcontractor role and private practice
● Experience working with a variety of clients with psychological concerns;
anxiety, depression, suicidality, trauma (race-based, gender-based, sexual,
physical, and emotional), family dynamics, disordered eating, amongst other
concerns (experience working with couples is an asset, additional experience
with individuals and adolescents 17+ would be a strong asset)
www.catharsistherapy.ca | [email protected]
● Experience in long term therapy, narrative, psychodynamic, relational
counselling approaches would be an asset
● Commitment to inclusive, multicultural services delivered via a strength based
● ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
● Excellent time-management skills with the ability to handle a large volume of
● Experience in providing a range of treatment approaches
● Excellent case conceptualization skills as well as exceptional interpersonal,
communication, and organisational skills

Roles and duties
To provide client-centered care as part of a team for clients of Catharsis Counselling &
Psychotherapy. The role consists of a combination of clinical and administrative work
including but not limited to:
● Providing psychotherapy (10-15 clients weekly) for youth (ages 15+), adults and
● Conduct consultations, intake assessments for individuals and couples
● Complete appropriate and timely documentation that summarises the treatment
plan in the client’s record, including intake assessment, plan, implementation,
and progress notes
● Provide appropriate follow-ups in accordance with the client’s treatment goals,
referring clients for higher level of care as appropriate
● Generating appropriate approach in regards to client’s presenting concerns
● Maintain psychotherapist registration, liability insurance and continuing
● Reporting clients’ highly dangerous undertakings to the relevant authorities
● Participate in bi-weekly peer case consultation meetings
● Participate in monthly supervision by clinical psychologist,

Application process
Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected], highlighting how
you meet the requirements. Thank you for your interest!

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