Meet Dr. Julia Ryan

I am a registered clinical and school psychologist serving clients in the Ottawa region. I completed my studies through a combined MA/PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa. I have extensive clinical and research training from a variety of school, hospital, and community settings in Ottawa. These experiences inform evidence-based, high quality mental health care.

In all of my clinical work, I emphasize the importance of building a strong connection with clients as the foundation of therapeutic wellbeing and change, and aim to make each patient feel comfortable with me during or work together. I place the client at the center, taking a collaborative approach that combines my training and clinical experience with the expertise that individuals, youth and families bring about their own strengths and needs. Each patient receives services tailored to their circumstances and goals.


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Olympic Weightlifting

Julia has been an olympic weightlifter since 2013. She has competed at the provincial and national level since 2014. In 2016 she became the Ontario Provincial Champion in the women’s 75kg class. She later became a 3x Provincial Champion and a 2x National Champion in the women’s 81kg class through her performances at the 2018 and 2019 Ontario Provincial and Canadian National championships.

Julia’s current personal competition bests are 91kg in the snatch and 112kg in the clean and jerk.

Julia has applied her knowledge from mental health and psychology to the area of sport performance, both through her own athletic endeavours and through formal professional opportunities. Julia has offered “mental strength skills for athletes” seminars in the past. Should this be of interest to you or your team, reach out for more information!