Our Mission

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“Through the use of action methods, we explore unhealthy patterns of living in order to enhance creativity and spontaneity, leading to an improved quality of life.”

Choices in Action Counselling Services offers Individual Therapy, Couples Counselling and Group Therapy to adults of all ages.

Our Team

We provide comprehensive mental health care in a private practice setting. Our therapists have expertise dealing with a wide range of issues.

Monica Forst
M.Ed., R.P., C.P., C.C.C.
Monica has been working as a health care professional for over 20 years. She has been a psychotherapist in private practice since 1997 and is the co-founder of Choices in Action Counselling Services...
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Sara Panuccio
M.A., R.P., C.C.C.
Sara has been working in the area of mental health and addictions since 2008, specifically with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Care Centre. Her specialties are in substance use and concurrent disorders...
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Debbie Rubino
R.P. (Qualifying)
Meet Debbie Rubino. She is a new addition to Choices in Action Counselling Services, as she will be doing her student practicum with us for the next several months...
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Do you see clients in person or online?

Our team offers in-person and virtual appointments. Virtual platforms ensure your privacy and confidentiality through compliance with all privacy legislation.

Do I need a referral?

No, you do not require a physician referral to book an appointment. You may wish to check with your private extended benefits provider to determine if one is required for their purposes.

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Get in touch with us during working hours, or schedule a session today.