Marion A. Cuddy
Ph.D., C. Psych.

613-692-9900
fax: 613-692-9700
mcuddy@avrps.ca

Marion completed her Ph.D. at York University in Toronto in clinical-counselling psychology after obtaining her BA (Hons) and MA in Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa. Her dissertation looked at some of the sequelae of childhood sexual and physical abuse.

After graduating from York University, Marion worked at Brockville Psychiatric Hospital with both outpatients and inpatients for about five years. She began private practice on a part-time basis in 1991 and moved to full-time in 1995, developing her own practice in 1998. She has worked extensively with people who have experienced some form of trauma, including various forms of sexual and physical abuse, sudden death of family members, physical pain and injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. Marion assists people to cope with chronic pain. Another area of her practice is helping individuals overcome driving anxiety. As well, Marion works with people to recover from depression, anxiety, and family-of-origin issues.

Marion has completed EMDR (Level 2) training and incorporates it into her work with trauma survivors. She attends conferences and workshops to remain current in the latest psychological theories and practices. She has published, presented and been part of two television shows in the areas of dreams, nightmares, trauma, and sexual abuse.

To reach Dr. Cuddy directly, please call 613-692-9900.

Janet M. Thomson
M.Ed., C.C.C.

613-731-3917
fax: 613-731-0064
jthomson@avrps.ca

I work with my clients (adults, adolescents, couples, families and seniors) on a collaborative basis in determining the nature of our work, our goals, and the duration of treatment. For over fifteen years, I have been privileged to support clients facing a variety of challenges. The focus of therapy often deals with life issues such as: - health and lifestyle management including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, acquired brain injury, addictions and other illnesses, as well as matters relating to loss and grief, relationships with family, friends, co-workers and others, parenting strategies, and dealing with separation and divorce. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of many types of therapy I use. I am also trained in EMDR.

I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education, both from the University of Ottawa and after several years of teaching, I obtained a Master of Education in Counselling, also from the University of Ottawa.

My work with adults and seniors is supervised by Dr. Marion Cuddy. I also consult with other professionals and engage in regular professional development.

Third party insurance may cover some, but not all, of my services. Please feel free to ask about my fees and verify coverage with your insurer.

To reach Janet Thomson directly, please phone 613-731-3917.

Ron Bell
Ph.D., C. Psych.

613-298-8082
rbell@avrps.ca

Psychologist, Dr. Ron Bell, has worked with clients for more than 30 years. These experiences have led him to hold strong beliefs in the inner resourcefulness of the people he treats. He supports his clients to re-discover their power to identify, set and achieve personal goals to become self-empowered.

Dr. Bell can help you to recognize which skills are critical to your desired success. Do these need to be learned or only practiced differently? Which supports do you need ? Does the environment where you desire success need modifications for you to succeed? Must these changes be advocated for? If so, who will advocate? He has helped many people to achieve major life milestones in their educational environments of choice including success from the high school level through to doctoral degrees.

He has extensive experience with a wide range of problems and conditions including hoarding, chronic pain, anxiety and fear, eating disorders, addiction issues (including shopping addiction), obsessions and obsessive compulsive disorders, gender based (men's) issues and problems of serious and complex mental illness (particularly schizophrenia, major depression and conditions combining several diagnoses-for example, schizo-affective disorder).

Strategies he employs to overcome these problems and conditions include goal setting, relaxation training, symptom self-management and direct support. Dr. Bell works along side you in the environments of your choice to help you where it really matters. For example, if you are overwhelmed by cleaning your place, Dr. Bell will help you to clean as he teaches the skills to manage it yourself as long as the environments are not contaminated by cigarette smoke or other chemicals.

In his capacity as a psychologist with the Royal Ottawa Mental health Centre, Dr. Bell was an early adapter of several mental health innovations. He has brought new models of care to Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, including, Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) and Peer-2-Peer support. These initiatives have enhanced community mental health in Ottawa and empowered many people to take charge of their lives.

Dr. Bell is comfortable both as an individual therapist and as a group leader.

Dr. Bell can be contacted directly at 613-298-8082.