Phaedra Gryz, M.Ed, R.P., CCC
Psychotherapy and counselling can help individuals gain self-awareness and facilitate personal growth. Seeking psychotherapy can be a daunting task, and I’d like to acknowledge that you have taken a big step by reviewing potential therapists to meet with.
The goal of my practice is to facilitate conversations with you in order to find your unique way of processing your experiences and the feelings that accompany them. The scope of my practice includes working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, identity issues as well as a specialization in perinatal mental health. As a parent, I understand the many struggles that accompany bringing a baby into your home. This immense transition requires care and support to help ensure balance in the household. I offer an inviting space for all clients to share their innermost concerns and feelings; in addition, the office space is child friendly for those clients who would like to bring their young ones to the session. I am also able to provide psychotherapy sessions in home upon request (please contact me for further information on in-home sessions).
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I started my education at Carleton University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology with a special interest in personality and motivation. I then completed a Master of Education, with a concentration in Educational Counselling from the University of Ottawa. I continue to seek additional training and certification in order to stay up to date with current practices and techniques in the field. My career thus far has centered on providing mental health and psychotherapy to youth and adults with a broad range of emotional concerns. I have worked as a therapist in various settings within a post-secondary institution, within a hospital, and here in my private practice.
My theoretical orientation is empathic, compassionate, and non-judgmental with a strong client focused approach. I utilize a variety of techniques that stem from positive psychology, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I believe it is my role to help clients uncover the strength they hold within and take strides towards becoming the person they would like to be.
If you believe that you or someone you know could benefit from working with me, please contact me at 613-702-1664, or via email at