Ottawa Team

Nisha Mohan, B.A.

There are times when the challenges we face seem insurmountable. Reaching out for help, especially professional help, can be a challenge when we are feeling hopeless or distressed. I want to congratulate you for resolving to take this first courageous step towards feeling better — choosing the right counsellor for you! Whether you are seeking change, acceptance, relief, or understanding, psychotherapy can be a powerful tool for recovering your inner strength. I look forward to accompanying you as this journey towards your personal, emotional, and relational wellbeing unfolds.

As a CFIR counsellor, I provide therapy and assessment to adults for difficulties related to anxiety and stress, depression and mood, anger and emotion regulation, grief and loss, learning challenges, life transitions, personal growth, existential meaning and purpose, and relationship struggles. It is my goal to provide my clients with a comfortable and safe place to explore themselves and address their needs.

In our first session we will explore the nature of your distress and collaborate on the therapeutic goals you would like to achieve, noting the steps that will be taken to meet these goals successfully. I will also conduct a scientifically-based assessment of your difficulties to help you gain insight on what may be causing or exacerbating your struggles. We will collaborate on your treatment plan and I will use specific psychological treatments to help you reach your goals. As each client is unique, I use an integrative approach to treatment. Emotion-focused, acceptance and commitment, attachment-based, existential-humanistic, relational, and dialectical behavioural therapies are just a few of the scientifically-developed treatment modalities I may use to guide the therapeutic journey. An integrative approach ensures that the techniques and theoretical perspectives that I employ to guide our therapy are a good fit for you and for your concerns.

I completed my Honours Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology at Bishop’s University, where my undergraduate research thesis allowed me to collaborate with Middle-Eastern immigrant families with refugee backgrounds to determine their access to mental healthcare in Canada. Currently, I am in my final year of a Master of Arts program in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa, pursuing research on the intersecting experiences of biculturalism and emerging adulthood. Over the past six years I have provided clinical services in various settings, including a women’s centre; elementary school and highschool special needs programs; university student success services; and support groups for disordered eating and body image, and for survivors of sexual assault.

At CFIR, I am a Counsellor under the supervision of Dr. Aleks Milosevic, C.Psych. I am currently a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).