NEW Clients - FREE 25-min Phone Consult

All NEW Clients or Client inquiries about our services should begin here.

Speak to an Intake Counsellor at no cost to help determine if our services are right for you before booking your first Fee for Service Session.

Intake Counsellor will call you unless otherwise negotiated.


Free Information Sessions (Group Therapy Programs)

Free Information Session are held to introduce clients to our various Group Therapy Programs.
The Info Sessions are held to discuss the benefits, costs, and rules, for participating in a Group Therapy Program.


Kelly Graham, Counsellor / Recovery Coach

Recovery Coaching and Counselling, Intake Counselling

Kelly works with the clinic's Registered Psychotherapists.
He uses his experience to support accountability as he coaches clients through recovery exercises,
until the client is able to create structure for themselves.


Chantal Leger, RSW

Chantal is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and provides counselling services to individuals, couples, children, and families, under the supervision of Laure-Marie Carignan, Registered Psychotherapist. Chantal brings over 15 years experience providing pastoral care to youth, and has area specialties in art therapy, child and youth therapy, and family therapy. She has research experience in m... Read More

Chantal is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) and provides counselling services to individuals, couples, children, and families, under the supervision of Laure-Marie Carignan, Registered Psychotherapist.

Chantal brings over 15 years experience providing pastoral care to youth, and has area specialties in art therapy, child and youth therapy, and family therapy. She has research experience in multiple areas that apply to youth, including siblings of people with disabilities, divorce, and grief and loss.

A Registered Social Worker, Chantal is able to offer her clients affordable, HST-exempt counselling services.


Ken Riddell, RP

Ken is a Registered Psychotherapist who has a heart for sexual addiction recovery.
He works with men who want to be freed of the cycle of shame and pain,
and with couples whose relationship has been affected by sexual addiction.

Ken is supervised by Dr. Martin Rovers, Registered Psychologist. (www.marriagetherapistsottawa.ca)


Elzbieta Letourneau, RP

Elzbieta is a Registered Psychotherapist who has a special interest in helping those with struggling with addiction recovery.
She works with clients who want to be freed of the addiction cycle of shame and pain and with the partners whose relationship has been affected by the addiction.


Roman Rytsar, RP

Roman is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and an associate member of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC), offering counselling and psychotherapy services in the languages of Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and English. Roman uses a client-centred approach to help clients who are in distress, in crisis, or dealing with grief, guilt and losses. As a therapist, his main focus includ... Read More

Roman is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and an associate member of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC), offering counselling and psychotherapy services in the languages of Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and English.

Roman uses a client-centred approach to help clients who are in distress, in crisis, or dealing with grief, guilt and losses. As a therapist, his main focus includes supporting those facing crisis situations, those struggling with sexual addictions, listening and facilitating communication, responding to clients' spiritual needs using their own spiritual tools, and guiding clients through the grief process.

Roman's goal as a therapist is to promote hope, encourage healing, to achieve peace, and to heal broken relationships.


Gerard Vardy, RP, CSAT (Candidate)

Gerard is a Registered Psychotherapist who has spent over 20 years helping others and working with addictions recovery. He counsels individuals and facilitates groups and holds a specialty in trauma and addictions. He is working towards his Certification in Sex Addiction Therapy (CSAT-Candidate). Gerard now focuses on support and trauma healing for partners of sex addicts and is the P... Read More

Gerard is a Registered Psychotherapist who has spent over 20 years helping others and working with addictions recovery.

He counsels individuals and facilitates groups and holds a specialty in trauma and addictions.
He is working towards his Certification in Sex Addiction Therapy (CSAT-Candidate).

Gerard now focuses on support and trauma healing for partners of sex addicts and is the Partner Program Coordinator.

Gerard is supervised by Dr. Brenda Saxe, Registered Psychologist..


Michael A. Browning, RP, CSAT

Michael is a Registered Psychotherapist and the founder and Clinical Director of The Whitestone Clinic. Although Michael does general counselling for couples and individuals, he is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) who works with individuals and couples struggling with sexual addiction (addict and partner). Michael also runs Group Therapy programs. Michael is supervised ... Read More

Michael is a Registered Psychotherapist and the founder and Clinical Director of The Whitestone Clinic.

Although Michael does general counselling for couples and individuals, he is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT)
who works with individuals and couples struggling with sexual addiction (addict and partner). Michael also runs Group Therapy programs.

Michael is supervised by Dr. Martin Rovers, Registered Psychologist (www.marriagetherapistsottawa.ca).


Clarissa Williams, Counsellor

Clarissa holds two Masters degrees and has special knowledge in the area of human sexuality.
As an individual and couples therapist, she is supervised by Dr. Martin Rovers, Registered Psychologist.

Please call Clarissa on extension 5 to book an appointment.


Intern Psychotherapists

Counselling Interns are adding to their skill sets, and are able to provide affordable services with flexible rates.

Our current Counselling Intern, Daniele Buschman, provides services under the direct supervision of Gerard Vardy, RP.


Melody D. Murphy, Admin

Melody manages the office administration for The Whitestone Clinic.
She also handles Client Accounts and provides any requested assistance with booking matters.



Located at:
38 Auriga Drive, Unit 12, Ottawa
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