Daniel Abar – DA Psychotherapy, MEd, RP. – Registered Psychotherapist

I am a private practice registered psychotherapist serving clients in and around Ottawa, Ontario, as well as online as needed. My goal is to work with you to better understand what is getting in your way and to help you make targeted changes to improve your mental health. Some of the areas we can focus on together include making behaviour changes, managing difficult emotions, and improving interpersonal relationships. I can offer both short-term and long-term counselling. I focus a lot of attention on helping you to better understand your own needs, offer you tools and strategies we can apply together and pay close attention to your progress. My goal is to help you experience benefits of a new way of acting and using skills we apply together and return to counselling only if it is needed.

Treatment Approach

field pathI use a variety of approaches to address my clients unique needs. Many successful treatment plans will utilize a foundation of cognitive/cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, gottman method therapy then quickly move toward a tailored treatment plan and approach that includes tools to help sustain the growth experienced in regular therapy.

Additionally, there is a growing body of research that supports the practice of self-compassion and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Neuroscience research reveals individuals that practice these techniques are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal painful memories from the past. It is my honor and mission to help my clients move past what’s blocking them from reaching their full potential individually and in their relationships.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education & Credentials:

  • License #: 10183
  • License State: Ontario
  • Practicing Since: 2010
  • Education: Years in Practice: 13 Years
    Licence: Ontario / 10183
    School: University of Ottawa
    Year Graduated: 2009
    Master’s of Counselling

I am an experienced Registered Psychotherapist (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario). I have a Master’s in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. I have 12+ years experience providing therapy in healthcare, non-profit, and education settings in Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. I look forward to applying my experience and expertise in private psychotherapy.