Paulina Klasiso | The Balanced Practice Inc | Ottawa ON

Paulina Klasios

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Credentials: MA, RP(Q)
Languages Spoken: English
Location: In person (Ottawa) & virtual across Ontario

My approach

It can be really scary to think about starting therapy. You might be worried about being judged by your therapist, being misunderstood, or not being able to share your most vulnerable self.

I value the therapeutic relationship above all else with all my clients. Our work together will start with building trust and rapport, where I will support you with unconditional positive regard. I prioritize viewing all clients in the context of their intersectional lives, meaning that aspects of their identity such as gender, sexuality, culture, ethnicity, and life experiences will be integrated into therapy.

I deeply value creating a personalized and fitting therapeutic environment that is conducive to fostering hope and positive changes.

Challenges I can support you through

Area of Expertise

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Eating Disorders

(Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder,OSFED)

Other areas of strong interest

Services I offer

  • Individualized Therapy

The clients I love to support

Individuals (12+)

Modalities/frameworks I use

  • CBT
  • Trauma Informed
  • Interpersonal
  • Solution-Focused
  • Dialectical-Behavioural
  • Existential
  • Psychodynamic
  • Client-Centred

What influences my work

My work is informed by values that are trauma-informed, neurodivergent-affirming, body/fat positive, LGBTQ2Si+ inclusive, and culturally sensitive. I bring into therapy my own lived experiences, such as being a second-generation immigrant, being diagnosed with ADHD, and as an individual who has recovered from an eating disorder and substance abuse.

What I like most about working at TBP:

I believe that holistic care is necessary to address any number of biological, psychological, and socio-cultural concerns that a client may bring into therapy with them. At TBP, I am passionate about the multi-disciplinary approach to treatment which ensures that all levels of client’s needs are being addressed.

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Paulina is a Registered Psychotherapist in Qualifying status, and a Yorkville University graduate with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Paulina completed her practicum at a private practice in Ottawa and worked with a wide variety of clients with various presenting concerns, including: trauma; obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); body image concerns; grief and loss; difficult life transitions; relationship challenges; neurodivergence (ADHD and autism spectrum disorder); anxiety; and depression. Previously, Paulina worked at the York Region School Board for 7 years as an Intervention Support Worker, developing and implementing Individualized Education Plans (I.E.P.s) to students identifying with developmental, neurological, emotional, and physical challenges.

More than just my work

  • Favourite quote: “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become” – Carl Jung
  • I am a black belt in karate and enjoy running outdoors.
  • I have a black and white Boston Terrier named Melo, who is one of my best friends!

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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