"Feeling challenged, upset, or overwhelmed? Therapy helps!"

I have over 25 years experience in helping individuals, couples and families 
overcome their difficulties and enrich the quality of their lives.

I believe in the infinite abilities that we all have for creating positive changes in our lives. My goal is to help my clients create a vision of the life and relationships they want, then work with them to make this a reality.

I provide confidential, collaborative therapy and support within a caring, non-judgemental context. 

Personal therapy:

  • depression
  • anxiety, panic attacks
  • stress
  • anger
  • self-worth
  • grief and loss
  • life transitions
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder 

Relationship and marriage counselling:

  • emotional distress
  • communication
  • conflict
  • intimacy and sexuality
  • infidelity
  • separation and divorce
  • couple preparation
  • employment relationships

Family and parenting support:

  • becoming a parent
  • stages of development
  • discipline
  • sibling relationships
  • blended families
  • adult child - parent challenges
  • caring for aging parents

Contact Joan Stafford

Therapy that works!


48 Majestic Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1C8, Canada

*** During this time of COVID-19, all sessions are held on-line. ***

*Daytime and early evening appointments available, Monday through Thursday.

*My services are covered by some insurance plans. Check for "Registered Psychotherapist".

Located one block north of Hunt Club, west off Woodroffe. 

Free parking. 

On OC Transpo line. Stops at Sherry Lane/Cox Avenue.