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Services offered

I am dedicated to using evidence-based strategies in all the services that I provide. 

Contact me for more information about any of these services.

Individual psychotherapy

I take a trauma-focused approach and use evidence-based interventions for the treatment of trauma-related and dissociative disorders, attachment-related issues, parenting and perinatal disorders. I am trained trained in the clinical applications of the Adult Attachment Interview, attachment-based interventions (e.g., Circle of Security Program, DDP-1), as well as trauma-focused CBT. 

 

When working one-on-one in therapy, I aim to support clients in developing awareness, understanding, and making meaning of experiences. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. When working with children under the age of 12, I meet primarily with the parents.

I invite my clients to use journaling as a therapeutic tool. You can find some information and prompts for journaling here

 

Parenting assessments

A parenting assessment (or Section 30) is a comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of the children's needs, the parents' ability and functioning, and the various relationships and dynamics within a family. My role as an evaluator is to gather information and make recommendations in the best interests of the child(ren). I provide recommendations to the court on parental decision-making (custody) and parenting time (visitation) that are in the best interests of the child(ren). I also answer specific questions posed by the court. The S.30 evaluation is a process, which does not guarantee an outcome for either party.

Parent Coaching and Perinatal Support

Parenting is hard. I provide a number of services to support parents and parents-to-be in their journey, including parent coaching. I am a trained facilitator for the Circle of Security Parenting Program(TM), which is an evidence-based attachment parenting intervention. I am also trained in the clinical applications of the Adult Attachment Inteview. I offer parent-child emotional availability assessment and intervention, where you and your child are observed in a play situation and we discuss elements of parenting that foster positive relationships. I also offer psychotherapy for perinatal issues, including post-partum depression and post-partum anxiety.

Supervision, consultation, and training

I provide training and workshops on a variety of mental health and parenting topics, including attachment, gentle parenting, parenting identity (“matrescence”), and the impact of trauma on development. I can consult on these issues as well. A sample of trainings and invited talks can be found here.

 

I also have formal training through PESI for clinical supervision. I supervise individuals undergoing the process of Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (i.e., Supervised Practice Members).

Rana Pishva Ottawa Psychologist, Trauma therapy, PTSD, Parenting Assessment
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Services offered

I am dedicated to using evidence-based strategies in all the services that I provide. 

Contact me for more information about any of these services.

Individual psychotherapy

I take a trauma-focused approach and use evidence-based interventions for the treatment of trauma-related and dissociative disorders, attachment-related issues, parenting and perinatal disorders. I am trained trained in the clinical applications of the Adult Attachment Interview, attachment-based interventions (e.g., Circle of Security Program, DDP-1), as well as trauma-focused CBT. 

 

When working one-on-one in therapy, I aim to support clients in developing awareness, understanding, and making meaning of experiences. I work with children, adolescents, and adults. When working with children under the age of 12, I meet primarily with the parents.

I invite my clients to use journaling as a therapeutic tool. You can find some information and prompts for journaling here

 

Parenting assessments

A parenting assessment (or Section 30) is a comprehensive, in-depth evaluation of the children's needs, the parents' ability and functioning, and the various relationships and dynamics within a family. My role as an evaluator is to gather information and make recommendations in the best interests of the child(ren). I provide recommendations to the court on parental decision-making (custody) and parenting time (visitation) that are in the best interests of the child(ren). I also answer specific questions posed by the court. The S.30 evaluation is a process, which does not guarantee an outcome for either party.

Separation Planning

Making the decision to separate from a partner is challenging. Parents often have questions about how to share the news with their children and what to tell them about their new schedules and living arrangements. I provide parents with evidence-based information, coaching, and emotional support throughout this difficult time. This service includes supporting you in sharing the news of separation or divorce in an age-appropriate and clear matter with your child(ren). As a contributor to the Ontario Parenting Plan Guide and Template, I can help you make decisions that are in the best interest of the children.

Parent Coaching and Perinatal Support

Parenting is hard. I provide a number of services to support parents and parents-to-be in their journey, including parent coaching. I am a trained facilitator for the Circle of Security Parenting Program(TM), which is an evidence-based attachment parenting intervention. I am also trained in the clinical applications of the Adult Attachment Inteview. I offer parent-child emotional availability assessment and intervention, where you and your child are observed in a play situation and we discuss elements of parenting that foster positive relationships. I also offer psychotherapy for perinatal issues, including post-partum depression and post-partum anxiety.

Supervision, consultation, and training

I provide training and workshops on a variety of mental health and parenting topics, including attachment, gentle parenting, parenting identity (“matrescence”), and the impact of trauma on development. I can consult on these issues as well. A sample of trainings and invited talks can be found here.

 

I also have formal training through PESI for clinical supervision. I supervise individuals undergoing the process of Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (i.e., Supervised Practice Members).

Rana Pishva Ottawa Psychologist, Trauma therapy, PTSD, Parenting Assessment
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