Meet your team of Mental Health Professionals

 

We provide help for anxiety, stress, depression and much more. We offer some of the latest, most advanced and best researched methods. Our diverse network of psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers and certified coaches have the compassion, training, and expertise to provide high-quality support that works. We offer flexible in-person or virtual appointments.

Our mission is to provide knowledgeable, compassionate and effective mental health support in a safe and warm environment. We believe that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. RISE Anxiety and Depression Clinic is a place where clients can experience quality service and personal attention.

We are here to help.

Robert Wise

Founder of RISE Anxiety & Depression Clinic


Robert Wise is a Certified Life Coach and Founder of RISE Anxiety & Depression Clinic. He has effectively employed a blend of education, work experience, and an insatiable passion for success to help people achieve their goals. He is also a Mental Health instructor at McGill University.

Monica G.

Licensed Social Worker


A former Police Officer and registered Social Worker. She has over 17 years of experience in frontline intervention in the following fields: legal/law, child protection (D.Y.P.), mental health, personality disorders, addictions, conjugal violence, interpersonal relationship counselling, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and youth work.

Sarah B.

Licensed Social Worker


Sarah is a Licensed Social Worker who utilizes a person-centred approach to provide unwavering support to individuals. Her vast knowledge and expertise in managing various mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, OCD, emotion regulation, and self-esteem, make her an exceptional resource for her clients' healing, wellness and personal growth. Her clients can rely on her to be a powerful ally in their journey toward overall well-being. She is currently accepting new clients at our Ottawa location.

Myles S.

Licensed Social Worker


Myles, a graduate of McGill University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Cybercounseling certification, brings his knowledge to the forefront in addressing anxiety, health anxiety, stress management, and burnout. Additionally, he specializes in promoting well-being through the establishment of healthy boundaries in both personal relationships and the workplace. In his therapeutic environment, Myles nurtures personal development and resilience, offering clients a transformative and enriching experience.


Melissa H.

Licensed Social Worker


Melissa is a licensed social worker who uses a person-centered, strength-based and biopsychosocial approach. She has worked with a range of clients from youth to adults in clinical and non-profit settings. She possess knowledge and expertise working with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance and self-esteem. Her clients can rely on her to provide a calm, supportive and empathetic environment that is goal-oriented and healing. She is currently accepting clients at our Ottawa location in person.

Natasha P.

Registered Psychotherapist, Clinical Traumatologist


Natasha has experience working with children, youth, and adults. Viewing your concerns from a trauma-informed lens, Natasha will incorporate elements from different approaches such as play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical therapy. Natasha strives to create a safe and nurturing space for you to explore your needs and goals. She is currently accepting new clients at our Ottawa location.

Danica K.

Registered Nurse Psychotherapist


Danica is a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist who takes a holistic approach to counselling to include both mind and body with influence from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has experience counselling adolescents with focus on anxiety and depression, counselling in a women’s health clinic including advocacy for women’s rights as well as experience in acute psychiatry. Her focus is on creating increased feelings of self-empowerment, self-confidence and self-acceptance while exploring how your thoughts, experience and emotions influence your day to day, and how that can be explored to achieve your personal goals.

Rachel P.

Registered Social Worker


Rachel is a Registered Social Worker with OCSWSSW. She is a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. Rachel has supported clients in many different life domains. She has experience helping clients with addiction and mental health challenges such as anxiety and depression. She is also well versed in supporting those experiencing trauma and seeking appropriate ways to heal through psychotherapy practices. Rachel always ensures her clients feel welcome through her warm and positive energy. Rachel is currently accepting new clients of all ages at our Ottawa location in person or virtually.

Tim K.

Registered Psychotherapist


Tim, a seasoned psychotherapist in Ontario for over 20 years, specializes in aiding individuals facing emotional and relational challenges that impact their lives. He offers effective strategies to regulate overwhelming emotions and foster resilience, supporting individuals dealing with anger, stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues. Tim welcomes those who integrate faith as a source of strength and listens empathetically, aiming to facilitate relief, growth, and enhanced coping skills. While he primarily uses cognitive behavioral therapy, Tim employs various strategies tailored to help clients achieve their goals and commends their courage in seeking support.

Lisa Spillman

Director of Holistic Wellness


Lisa is a certified life coach, a Certified Brain Trainer specialized in Neurofeedback technology, and a certified personal trainer. Her journey from personal adversity to becoming a beacon of hope reflects her deep commitment to supporting those dealing with mental health challenges.