Krista Bolger Therapist | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa, ON

Krista Bolger

Registered Psychotherapist, Qualifying

Credentials: M.A.C.P., R.P-Q
Language Spoken: English
Location: In person (Ottawa) & virtual across Ontario

My approach

The health and wellness field can be overwhelming, presumptuous, and unrealistic at times. We are constantly being fed ideas on how we should look, what we should eat, and how we should feel. This can leave us feeling hopeless and disconnected from ourselves.

I believe that for a therapeutic relationship to thrive, it is built on creating a trusting, honest, and collaborative atmosphere. I take a holistic perspective to treatment, using an eclectic approach that includes mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy, and somatic-based, trauma-informed care. I take on a client-centered approach, fluidly integrating different techniques based on your story.

I believe everyone is unique and capable of change and to do so, we need to understand ourselves better. I bring a warm and compassionate approach to creating a safe space for you to explore areas where you need healing.

Challenges I can support you through

Area of Expertise

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Other areas of strong interest

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • School Issues
  • Social Skills
  • Peer Relationships
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Inner-child Work

Services I offer

  • Individualized Psychotherapy
  • Group Training

Clients I love to support

Teens (16+) and adults

Modalities/frameworks I use

  • DBT
  • ACT
  • Somatic
  • IFS
  • CBT
  • Relational Frame Theory
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution-Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed

What influences my work:

BIPOC, lived experience with DE/body image, middle class, post-secondary education, neurodivergent, inter-racial relationships, cis-gendered woman

What do I like most about working at TBP:

Passionate care is a common theme through all practitioners here at TBP. It’s seen through their interactions with clients and each other. To have so much drive in one supportive team is inspiring, and I am confident that clients are getting the best quality of care here.

Team | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa, ON


Krista is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Yorkville University graduate with a Master’s in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation through Brock University, where she supported individuals with various diagnoses and physical impairments for the last ten years. This included supporting people in establishing life skills, social skills, identity development and community involvement. She completed her practicum at Stradwick Psychology and Neurofeedback, where she continues to support neurodivergent children, teens, and adults with emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, and trauma experiences.

More than just my work

  • My favourite quote is “recreate your heart hour after hour, for the tired heart goes blind” as it’s a delicate reminder to feed your soul.
  • What brings you a sense of ease? My animals and nature.
  • I’ve been a competitive athlete for most of my life until the pandemic shut down everything. This was the catalyst to changing my relationship with my body and it was probably one of the best things to happen to me.
  • Ice cream runs through my blood, there is always some in my freezer.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Call The Balanced Practice at (613) 695-0306 to set up an appointment with Krista today!