Dr. Jessica Kurta provides evidenced-based individual therapy for adults, adolescents and older children for a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, mood difficulties/depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), behavioral/oppositional challenges, interpersonal concerns, and difficulty adjusting to life transitions.
She uses an integrated therapy approach that often includes elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She places importance on tailoring her approach in a way that best helps her clients meet their goals.
Dr. Kurta also offers parenting consultation, and conducts psychoeducational and mental health assessments for children and youth.
All services are offered in a warm and compassionate therapeutic environment.
Dr. Kurta received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 2015. Her clinical training was received in a variety of settings including CHEO’s Mood and Anxiety Team and their Behavioral Neurosciences Consultation and Liaison Team, the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre’s Anxiety Disorders Program, and the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. She has been working for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board for the last five years, and uses her knowledge of the school system to help her clients navigate any school related difficulties. She regularly attends professional workshops and seminars to remain current with her profession.