Sharon York, MA, RP, CCC
Executive Director and Psychotherapist
Sharon is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). She earned a Master of Arts, Pastoral Studies (Groupwork in Family and Community) from St. Paul University and University of Ottawa in 1990. As the most senior member of the OPC staff (over 25 years) and the OPC Executive Director, Sharon brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her work as a psychotherapist. On a daily basis, she works with individuals, couples and families. Sharon continues to stay current in the field of psychotherapy through on-going training (workshops, seminars, personal study and clinical supervision). Sharon is often called upon to support individuals who are experiencing grief and bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, family crises, personal growth issues, healthy work/life balance, and life transitions. Having worked as a counsellor at Carleton University for over 20 years, Sharon has also developed an expertise in working with young adults and their families. In her day-to-day life, Sharon is a talented chef, avid paddler, gardener and loving mother of two young adults.
Alexa Delroy, MA, RP
Clinical Member OSP
Registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Master of Arts, Pastoral Studies (Marital Counselling), St Paul University 1995. Clinical member, Ontario Society of Psychotherapists. Voice Dialogue Facilitator.
Alexa has experience working with addictions, loss and bereavement, trauma, depression, anxiety, family reconciliation, among other issues. Her work draws on her long and varied experience of family life.
"My approach is to appreciate the coping mechanisms that already exist in the personality. It is only by recognizing how helpful and protective these tools are that our vulnerability can be safely approached. We can only build from where we are."
Alexa pursues ongoing training through workshops and reading. In her spare time, she reads (and reads), supports Arsenal FC, and goes dancing.
Judith Brooks, MA, RP, CCC
Judith is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). She earned her Master of Arts, Pastoral Studies (Individual Counselling) from St. Paul University in Ottawa. She also has a Certificate in Narrative Therapy and is a member of the Ottawa Voice Dialogue practice group.
In addition to her work at the OPC, Judith has facilitated groups at the Marriage Preparation Course run by the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, facilitated groups at Catholic Family Services, worked as an Associate at the Glebe Institute and maintained her own private practice. She is trained as a general practitioner in psychotherapy and has been consulted about a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, relationship difficulties, spirituality, guilt, loss and life transitions.
Her interests include feminist therapy, mindfulness, voice dialogue and working with people in a collaborative, narrative style to facilitate those who wish to re-story their lives.
Marijan Grobbink, MA, RP, RCAT,
Psychotherapist and Art Therapist
Marijan is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is a psychotherapist, art therapist and art-maker. She earned a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (Individual Counselling) from St. Paul University, Ottawa and a post-graduate Diploma in Art Therapy from the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. Her experience includes work with children, adolescents and adults dealing with a variety of issues including grief, bereavement, separation and divorce, trauma, attachment and life transitions. Marijan has also completed extensive training in the Hakomi method, a mindfulness-based, body-centered approach to counselling. She believes that creativity and art-making can open us up to new possibilities, deeper self-knowledge, and re-connect us to feelings of aliveness and hope. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and a Registered Canadian Art Therapist
Dr. Brenda Saxe, PhD
Doctor Saxe is a clinical psychologist and a founding member and former Director of the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma in Ottawa. She was a lecturer, trainer and supervisor in the Marital / Couple Therapy Program at St. Paul University for over 12 years. As well, she has a busy private practice dealing with a wide range of issues. Brenda has been the Clinical Supervisor at the OPC since 1999.
Alicia Guy, BSW
Client Intake and Administrative Support Worker
Alicia graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from King’s University College at Western University in London, Ontario.
Alicia has worked with women who have experienced mental health difficulties, history of abuse and trauma, homelessness and addictions. She also has experience working with children and families. Alicia has a passion for social justice.
Alicia is responsible for client intake as well as general office and administrative duties at the OPC.