Michael Browning

Michael Browning The Whitestone Clinic Ottawa Counsellor

Defend Dignity Interview with Micheal Browning

A Therapist’s Insight

Michael Browning, RP


We would be happy to set you up with another therapist of your choosing. Please book a free 25 minute phone consult with our intake counsellor and you will be given latest information on who is available and a probable good match for you.

After experiencing, both personally and professionally, the struggles of addiction and its effects on loved ones, Michael was inspired to provide a specialized care for people who are struggling with their own, or a loved one’s, sexual addiction.

After seven years of providing pastoral counselling and related services Michael began more specialized studies to provide psychotherapy services. He worked for three years as an addiction counsellor at an Ottawa not-for-profit addiction and family outpatient program (www.rideauwood.org).

Michael opened his own counselling and psychotherapy private practice in June 2011. Michael invited other therapists to join him in offering a general practice with a specialty in sex addiction. He rebranded his practice and became the director of a new enterprise named The Whitestone Clinic. It comprised the combined skills sets of several therapists into a broad range of therapies, but with a common focus on addictions. Until the opening of The Whitestone Clinic, there had been no such directed treatment for sex addiction in Canada’s National Capital Region.

Michael Browning is a Registered Psychotherapist, (RP), with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). He has two Graduate degrees, a Master’s in Divinity (Pastoral Theology) and a Master’s in Arts (Counselling and Spirituality). He has degrees from Carleton University, from the Toronto School of Theology at the University of Toronto, and from the University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University.

Michael has received specialized training in individual, couple and group therapy. One of only a few certified therapists in Ottawa, he is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT) both of which he earned with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). Michael is also a public speaker in association with Defend Dignity Canada, and speaks at various events on the impact of pornography and sex addiction on individuals, couples and families.

Receipts issued are recognized by most Insurance providers. Michael looks forward to helping you and can be reached by phone or email.

The Whitestone Clinic was founded by Michael Browning in 2014
CRPO Licence #006975

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy