Ottawa Team

Philip MacGregor, M.Sc.

Making the decision to come to therapy can be a difficult first step towards getting the help you need. Sometimes, finding the right therapist for you can feel even more difficult. I hope the information below gives you a sense of my therapeutic approach, and whether it might be a good fit for you.

I am a PhD student in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa. I am currently providing psychological services at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships as part of a practicum placement, and these services are supervised by Dr. Marc Bedard, C. Psych.

As a therapist, my main goal is to provide evidence-based psychotherapy and assessment in an environment that feels both collaborative and supportive. I provide these services to adults experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, trauma, and interpersonal/relational difficulties (among others). Regardless of what brings you to therapy, I commit to providing support from a stance that is genuine, curious, and empathetic.

In psychotherapy, I typically begin by clarifying the nature of your struggles, identifying realistic and tangible goals, and then creating a therapeutic plan that is the best fit for you (i.e., based on my expertise, your presenting problems, and your own preferences). Depending on the nature of your struggles, it may take us a few sessions for this therapeutic plan to take shape. My therapeutic approach is best described as integrative, as I draw from a variety of approaches based on the needs (and preferences) of my clients. With that said, my work tends to draw most heavily from cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and emotion-focused therapy (EFT).

For assessments, I typically start by exploring the difficulties that led you to seek a psychological evaluation. I then administer relevant psychometric tests and measures before integrating all this information into a written report. The information I gather is then used to inform whether you are provided with any formal diagnoses (mental disorder, learning disability, etc.)

Previously, I have completed practicum placements at the Montfort Hospital and with the Orleans Psychological Health Team. As part of my ongoing graduate training, I have also co-authored several scientific research articles and regularly present my research findings at academic conferences.

Professional Affiliations:

2021-Present                                     Ontario Psychological Association

2013-2017; 2021-Present                Canadian Psychological Association