Leena Sarkar

Leena Sarkar

MSW, RSW · Master's (McGill University, 1999)

Psychotherapy Provider (Social worker (clinical))
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Member of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)

I am a social work therapist with 18 years of experience working with diverse clients in non-profit, government and private practice settings. I work from an approach which values and acknowledges the innate wisdom of the body, mind and emotions in therapy.
I draw upon my training in Gestalt therapy, Sensorimotor psychotherapy , Focusing and Emotionally Focused therapy to help guide and support clients to access (and learn to trust) their own paths to healing and personal growth.
I welcome artists, activists, front line workers, entrepreneurs, sexual minorities and anyone walking their own path in life in need of support on the journey.
I work with people from all cultures and sub-cultures who are experiencing major life transitions, anxiety, stress and burnout, relationship issues, family of origin issues and all forms of trauma.

Primary Practice Location

Essential Selves
1673 Carling Avenue suite 200
Ottawa, Ontario K0A1C4

Phone: (613) 869-5362


Extended office hours: evenings

Website: http://essentialselves.com/

Years of Experience



Gestalt Institute of the National Capital, Clinical Member standing ( 2004)
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Level 1: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defences and Traumatic Memory ( 2014)
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute Level 2: Emotional Processing, Meaning Making and Attachment Repair ( 2016)
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Core Skills Advanced training ( 2013)
Bala Jaison, Focusing Levels 1 and 2 ( 2008, 2009)

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