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About Krista

Krista Helman, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker, EMDR Therapist, SSP Clinician

Child/Youth/Adult Psychotherapy & EMDR


The Safe & Sound Protocol

ASSYST Protocol & IGTP


Couples Psychotherapy


Group Workshops

I completed my Master of Social Work at Carleton University and am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I continue to expand my knowledge with professional development in areas such as parts work, dissociation, and trauma.

My clinical experience includes the role of a Social Worker at The Ottawa Hospital, working in long-term care facilities and private practice, as well as participating in programs which improve the health of vulnerable children. I also sat as a Board of Director for the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. I'm the owner of Helman Counselling and the Co-Director of the West Ottawa Wellness clinic. 

I currently see clients of all ages in my private practice and specialize in areas such as trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, relationships, and behaviour issues. I also offer workshops and retreats.

My toolbox includes elements of Polyvagal Theory, Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model, Attachment, and Structural Dissociation Theory. I'm primarily an EMDR therapist, and use aspects of therapies such as Narrative Therapy, DBT, positive psychology, and Ego State Therapy.

From small scale circumstances, to traumatic experiences - my services will be personalized to suit your needs.

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