Ottawa Team

Amanda Krause, B.A. (Hons)

Challenges and hardships are a part of being human. Often, we try to manage them on our own, but there may be times when they are too overwhelming to deal with by ourselves. Finding the right therapist to walk alongside you in your most difficult moments is an important first step in feeling better. You are in the right place! When we work together, I will support you as you face your most painful thoughts and emotions so you can experience meaningful and positive change in your life.

I strive to develop an open, genuine, and trusting relationship with all clients, as I consider the relationship between us to be one of the most important elements of successful therapy. As a counsellor, I provide psychological therapy to adults and couples who are experiencing distress for a variety of reasons. Specifically, I have a great interest in working with individuals who are experiencing a wide array of concerns related to depression, anxiety, emotion regulation, self-esteem, relationships, stress, and life transitions.

When we meet for the first time, I will ask you to share with me why you sought out counselling and the difficulties you are currently facing. We will discuss your issues at a pace you are comfortable with, as it is important to me that you always feel comfortable during our time together. Through our discussion, as well as a through the use of variety of scientific-based questionnaires, I hope to develop a more comprehensive understanding of your specific concerns and challenges. I aim to foster a collaborative relationship with my clients so we can tackle stressors and concerns together in a safe and shame-free space in which we can establish a plan for therapy, and build realistic treatment goals. Because I integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Mindfulness-based approaches, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioural

Therapy, I will tailor my approach to best fit your unique individuality and challenges.
I have worked extensively with child and adolescent populations both in research and community mental health agency settings. Specifically, in a peer mentor position, I have offered individualized support and guidance to an adolescent girl undergoing mental health treatment. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours) at Brock University with a focus on development across the lifespan. I am currently enrolled in a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa where I am conducting research on the power of relationship quality on influencing bullying behaviour in school-aged children.

As a counsellor at CFIR, I provide psychotherapy in English to adults and couples under the supervision of Tracie Lee, R.P.