Secure Tele/Video Counselling In response to COVID-19

Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist

Registered Psychotherapist Registered Psychotherapist Registered Psychotherapist

Serving you since 2003

Anjali Joseph, MA RP RMFT

220 Laurier Ave W. Suite 740 




Welcome to Capital Counselling, your mental health is my number one priority!

Telemedicine is in full swing!   My Office is closed but I'm  here for you!


As the COVID-19 virus continues to be a growing concern in Ontario, I will continue to "see" you through telephone counselling and video counselling sessions  rather than in-person visits. My building will remain closed until further notice. however, I'm here for you virtually, every step of the way.

I will be working from home to book your virtual appointments by phone and respond to emails and questions.  You can also book appointments on-line All on -line services are fully  HIPAAPIPEDAPHIPA, and FIPPA  compliant. 

Are you worried about the health of a loved one, or yourself?  Are you feeling alone?  Experiencing Panic Attacks? Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the changes? Are you juggling multiple tasks and priorities at this time? Was your relationship with your partner already in a difficult spot before we were socially isolating?  Are you concerned about an elderly parent or loved one?  Are you facing parenting challenges?  Is your physical health compromised?  Do you have family abroad you are worried about?  Has the disruption of your routine created more challenges for you and your family? Has it been challenging to socially isolate yourself?  Are you a healthcare/service  worker on the front-lines needing your own support?

I care about your concerns, and am committed to helping you untangle your feelings during this challenging  time.  I am looking forward to collaborating with you and offering personal and tailored care to meet your individual needs..

Kind Regards,

Anjali Joseph MA RP RMFT

Registered Psychotherapsist

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist


Learn More

Please consult the Ontario Public Health website to learn more about how to protect you and your loved ones during this time. 

Please also check or join my Facebook Page Capital Counselling for mental health community resources and articles that could be of assistance to you at this time. 

Are you an organization or private practionner running a mental health on-line resource during this time?  Please send me your information, and I can help share your resource. 

We'll get through this better together! 

Anjali Joseph Psychotherapist


The quality of our relationships is pivotal to our health.  Psychotherapy from a systemic perspective  holds that people are inseparable from their web of relationships.  Interventions from a system perspective, focus on the relational patterns that develop  in  our relationships, It works to acknowledge, accept, or change them by deepening our emotional awareness, connecting them to our thoughts, feelings, senses, and behaviours to enrich our connection with others.  

 "Although Psychotherapy can succeed by focusing on either psychology of the individual or the organization of the family, both perspectives, psychology and social context- are useful for a full understandnig of people and their problems. "  

(Nichols, pg 6)

Nichols, Micheal P., (2013) Family Therapy:  Concepts and Methods 

(tenth edition), 


I assist individuals and couples  with overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, communication breakdowns, stresses  due to changing life circumstances, family disruption, childhood traumas, losses, relocation, and illness. 

My experience extends  to supporting people within work organizations, and equips me with skills to assist leaders, managers and employees  through organizational change, managerial challenges, operational stressors, vicarious trauma due to the nature of their work, burnout, work/ life balance, demotivation at work, workplace conflict, debilitating illness (chronic pain), dealing with harassment/bullying in the workplace,  intersectionality and equity issues as it relates to employee health and leadership,  PTSD, and addictions,

I have been a therapist full-time for seventeen  years.  I nurture my skills in both individual and relational therapy, in and outside our sessions, by pursuing relevant continuing education opportunities and on-going education, and taking seriously my own personal development.  I maintain in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). 




  • To provide an individualized, safe, compassionate space for clients to explore their feelings, thoughts and beliefs about presenting life situations/transitions.
  • To provide quality psychotherapy services in the National Capital Region experiencing emotional distress or losses, impacting their psychological, emotional or spiritual health.  
  • To collaboratively develop and work towards personal goals that encourage emotional health and well-being.  


The following guiding principles help measure the quality of service offered:

  • To contribute positively towards a person`s emotional health concerns through support, psychotherapy and reflection. 
  • Provide an accessible and safe environment for clients to share their concerns. 
  • Apply the highest standards of ethical professionalism and therapeutic excellence through accreditation, on-going training and consultation. 
  • Develop and work with community partners in care. 
  • Recognize the uniqueness of each and every individual by listening and responding to your needs. 
  • Acknowledge the unknown, and the limits of human understanding together. 
  • Embrace diversity and acknowledge the challenges faced by minority groups

Contact Me

Capital Counselling

220 Laurier Ave west Suite 740

(613) 523-0791


Monday . - Friday   10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

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Our work together is confidential.

I adhere to the highest standard of confidentiality set out by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and the Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)

What is Systemic Therapy?

Systemic Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that is a meta theory and a clinical lens through which a therapist assesses and addresses an individuals personal concerns, in the context of their relationships and contextual surroundings .   Systemic and relational therapists that apply systemic therapies to the family  may be referred to as marriage and family Therapists couple and family therapists, couple therapists,  and family therapists

When It's Used

 MFT practitioners assess people with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and  illness.  Additionally, MFT's may work with people who suffer from a wide variety of psychological, physical  and relational symptoms including marital and couple conflict, parent and child conflict, addiction, grief, distress, and chronic illness, distress due to relocation, social economic and cultural barriers.


What  is a  Registered Marriage and Family Therapist?

A registered marriage and family therapist is a mental health practitioner who, in addition to assessing psychological problems, applies systemic relational therapy to the family/cultural  context.   Systemic relational therapies grew out of marriage and family therapy.  Registered  Marriage and Family Therapists (RMFT's),  hold  a master’s degree or doctoral degree as well as specialized training that includes at least two years of 1,000 clinical hours and experience supervised by a marriage and family therapist.  Upon completion of the necessary requirements.  an MFT is permitted in Canada, to use the protected title " Registered Marriage and Family Therapist"  (RMFT) . 

In addition to finding a qualified l MFT practitioner, it is important to work with someone you and your partner can  trust and feel comfortable working with in a counselling environment.

RMFT's have been instrumental in establishing and maintaining the highest standards in   Psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision  in Canada.


  • Canadian Association of Marriage adn family therapy 
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy 
  • Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards
  • Karam EA, Blow AJ, Sprenkle DH, Davis SD. Strengthening the systemic ties that bind: Integrating common factors into marriage and family therapy curricula. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. April 2015;41(2):136-149.
  • Hudak J and Giammattei SV. Doing family: Decentering heteronormativity in “marriage” and “family” therapy. Critical Topics in Family Therapy. 20 March 2014.
  • Mayo Clinic: Family Therapy. Updated November 8, 2014; accessed December 19, 2016.

What is Marriage and Family Therapy?

Practice Details



Registered Psychotherapist, (RP)

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario,

Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT)

Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (

Certified Couple and Family Therapist (CCFT)

Ontario Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (

Clinical Fellow (MFT)

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, (

Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Starting November 2003


Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture

Advanced Core Skills Training

Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

Starting 2009


World Association of Cultural Psychiatry


Areas of Practice

Feelings of Anxiety

Feelings of persistent sadness

Coping with Change

Couple /Marital Distress

Rebuilding Trust /Affairs & Infidelities

Life Transitions



Post Traumatic Stress

Childhood Trauma

Recovery from Abuse

Family of Origin Conflict

Operational Stress 

Bullying/ Harassment

Caregiver/Compassion Fatigue 

Social Challenges to Identity 

Personal Identity Development  

Coping with Chronic Illness

Personal/Team Stress due to Organizational Change

Executive & Management Support

Addiction /Relapse (in conjunction with Tx)


Families wth Addiction

Return to work


Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision is provided to psychotherapists interested in pursuing registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario  (CRPO).  In addition to qualifying for CRPO, am working towards my credentials as A supervisor with AAMFT/CCFT and your hours can be used to towards these credential.  

For more information please call: 613 523 0791.   

Restoring Health





  Live – The joys of a balanced and healthy life are the enjoyment of relationships, connection to ones purpose, an awareness of oneself, a concern for others in need, energy, focus, clarity and peace of mind. We all face challenges in life, however, that set us off balance, and compromise our health, mentality, physically and spiritually,   You may be aware that you are not coping with these stresses in a healthy way by using food or substances to feel better, avoid people, or experience bouts of despair and/or anxiety.  I strive to support you on your journey, help you restore strength and resilience in times of difficulty, and rediscover a path to health. 





Love - Are you in a  committed long-term relationship with someone?  In the best of times, relationships can be a source of strength, support, encouragement, intimacy and connection. But they can also be a source of doubt, discord, conflict, resentment that can sometimes heighten feelings of anger, hurt, insecurity, and vulnerability. Couples counselling aims to help couples find new ways of relating, understanding and reconnecting that are fulfilling and growth-oriented.  





Work –  Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur, manager or employee, work can be a source of creativity, pleasure, fulfillment and meaning when things are going well, but it can also be a source of stress due to conflict, operational stress, burnout, competing demands, organizational changes and heavy workloads. These can in turn have a negative impact on performance, motivation, health, relationships, and personal career goals. Capital Counselling aims to provide a space to clarify sources of dis-ease in the workplace and help you find solutions to workplace concerns that preserve your ability to cope with the challenges of work.  

Help in the heart of the City

Downtown Ottawa


My office is conveniently located in  downtown Ottawa just as the name Capital Counselling suggests!  Fully accessible by public transportation, vehicle, bicycle or on foot.  This office space is wheelchair accessible.  A quiet oasis in the heart of the city. 


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There are standard hourly fees for my services.  Services may be covered under several insurance programs.     

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