Irina Balabanoa

Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

Irina has extensive clinical experience supporting individuals dealing with mild to severe
mental health challenges (depression, anxiety, OCD, perinatal mood disorders, etc);
trauma; grief/loss; Intimate Partner Violence; relationship challenges (including high conflict
separation) as well as stress, anger management and emotional regulation. She works with
teenagers, adults and seniors.

Irina works from a collaborative, strength based, integrative approach that is trauma
informed and influenced by Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment
therapy (ACT) and neuroscience. She is also well versed in Cognitive Behavioural and
Dialectical Behavioral Therapies (CBT and DBT).

Irina integrates a variety of therapeutic modalities to ensure the best possible fit for her
clients.  She is deeply committed to helping individuals thrive in a culturally sensitive and
collaborative manner that privileges their values, beliefs and lived experiences. Irina strives
to facilitate her clients' process in becoming kind/compassionate and respectful towards
themselves; recognizing barriers they may have faced and learning to acknowledge their
agency and access their strengths, abilities and wisdom to make the changes they hope to
make in their lives.


600 Terry Fox Drive
Suite 202
Ottawa, Ontario K2L 4B6 (613) 435-3055
Irina Balabanoa

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