Youth Mental Health


Public wait times for many youth mental health services have extended beyond a year in Ottawa. At the Ottawa Psychological Health Centre, we provide accessible, high quality services with wait times generally well below those in public health centres. We offer a variety of child and youth programs to suit individual needs and budgets. Services are available in both individual and family therapy for youth struggling with mental health issues.

Circle of Care:

Current research emphasizes the importance of good communication between all involved in the treatment process. The Ottawa Psychological Health Centre has developed policies and procedures that maximize communication with other professionals including family physicians, schools, social workers and parents. Practitioners are highly experienced in connecting clients with appropriate community supports including accessing resources within the school system and other publically funded mental health programs. Communication is always respectful of the client’s wishes for privacy.