News and Updates
The office will be closed for the holiday on August 1.
I will be away from August 5-19, and will only be offering virtual sessions in the morning during the week of August 15-19.
I will be away at a conference from September 21-24.
** Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 2 PM. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I will still be working as a hybrid model, with both virtual and in-person appointments available on all days (depending on your comfort level and preference).
I am unable to offer psychological assessments and evaluations at this time.
Unfortunately, I’m not able to accept new clients at this time, as I anticipate that I’ll be fully booked for the foreseeable future. If you’re seeking therapy sooner, I can suggest a few colleagues who may have earlier availability.
Important COVID-19 Statement and Resources
In response to COVID-19, I will be providing secure, confidential teletherapy sessions via phone or video that you can access from the comfort of your home, office, or on-the-go.
DR. BRIANNA JARIS WELCOMES YOU
As a psychologist, I am here to help you navigate many of life’s challenges. I am a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and a member of both the Canadian Psychological Association and the Ontario Psychological Association. I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
HOW CAN PSYCHOTHERAPY HELP ME?
Through psychotherapy, I utilize validated techniques and treatment procedures, in a non-judgmental and supportive environment, that can help you to work through problems, uncomfortable/intense feelings, or other mental health issues that may be of concern to you.
The biggest and most important step on the path to self-improvement is to have better self-awareness and a better understanding of who you are. This requires getting to know the not-so-pretty parts of yourself, which can be easier with a non-judgmental therapist at your side who can help guide you on your path to self-discovery.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR FIRST VISIT
Our first session together is a “get to know one another” meeting to ensure that we will work well together and that I am the best person to help you with your issues. I will try to understand your current difficulties and why you sought help at this time. Once we both agree to work together, we will collaborate on developing a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt healthier attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a "magic pill" or a "quick-fix": therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from both the client and therapist alike. But in the end, making small changes to maladaptive/unhealthy behaviors and thinking styles, as well as learning to cope with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain, can bring life-altering results.
GET IN TOUCH
I'd love to hear from you
I am located at:
343 Preston Street, Suite 1168
Ottawa, ON, K1S 1N4
I love helping my patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges.
I'm offering a FREE 15-minute session for us to get to know each other and to see if therapy is right for you!