Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 5:30am – 10:30pm | Friday: 5:30am – 9:00pm | Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am – 7:00pm


Make mental health a priority.

Counselling is a way to gain insight into your moods, feelings, thoughts, and behaviours. It helps patients learn how to take control of life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.

Carleton Place counselling services include (but are not limited to):

  • mental health counselling
  • addiction(s) counselling
  • dealing with difficult situations
  • transition management
  • family and couples counselling
  • chronic pain management

Meet Our Counsellors
Lina Masood, MSW/RSW, Psychotherapist
Lina Masood is a bilingual Clinical Social Worker (MSW, RSW) with extensive training and over 15 years of experience working with individual, couples, and families. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Ottawa. Lina’s clinical interests include, but are not limited to, working with persons affected by crisis and trauma, Operational Stress Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, loss/bereavement, dissociation, anxiety, adjustment disorders, self-esteem and generalized lifestyle coaching for adaptation and reintegration, attachment, and couple’s counselling. Lina’s approach: Lina provides compassionate and evidence-based therapy that includes the use of EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy,) Solution Focused, DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

Krista Helman, MSW/RSW, Psychotherapist
Krista is a registered social worker and psychotherapist specializing in individual, couples, and family counselling. Through her commitment to providing a safe environment in which to examine issues, Krista empowers clients to better understand their feelings, emotions, and experiences by exploring new approaches and perspectives to resolution. She is familiar with parenting struggles, divorce, career change, burnout, and retirement issues. Her experience includes The Ottawa Hospital, long-term care facilities, private practice, and programs which improve the health of vulnerable children. Krista’s approach: Krista’s techniques include mindfulness, narrative therapy, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), ego states, and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)

Counselling: Frequently Asked Questions
We answer some of the most commonly asked questions about counselling at our Collaborative Care Centre. Read more on our Resources page.

Do you have extended health benefits?
Many insurance providers offer financial coverage for this and other services offered at our Collaborative Care Centre. Please check with your provider for details. Certain medical expenses are also eligible to claim on your personal income tax. Refer to Canada Revenue Agency for details.

There are many specific types of counselling, each with its own approach. Counselling style is tailored to each individual. Let us work with you to help you manage the issues in your life that you can’t get around. Contact us to learn more.