Roman Rytsar, RP, PhD, CSAT-C

Gerard Vardy The Whitestone Clinic Ottawa Counsellor

Roman Rytsar, RP, PhD, CSAT-C

Independent Contractor

Since 2012, Roman has been serving patients, families, and staff, as a full-time chaplain at The Ottawa Hospital.

Roman’s approach is to use psychotherapy when working with people in distress, crisis, dealing with grief, guilt, and losses. In his practice, he assesses spiritual and emotional needs using a Client-Centered approach with tools of Rogerian, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Spiritually Focused therapy, Existential, and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). Roman’s main focus is to support those facing crisis situations; sexual addiction; listening and facilitating communication; responding to their spiritual needs using their own spiritual tools; guiding through grief process. His main goal is to promote hope encourage healing, to achieve peace, and to heal broken relationships.

Roman holds a doctoral degree in Eastern Christian Theology from Saint Paul University. He is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and is an associate member of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). Roman finished two basic and two advanced units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Roman is currently in the process of training with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), to become a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Additionally, Roman is offering counselling through Zoom.

Roman is able to offer part-time psychotherapy services as an Independent Contractor to The Whitestone Clinic. Roman offers services in the languages of English, Ukrainian, Polish, and Russian.

Roman is supervised by Dr. Martin Rovers, PhD, Registered Psychologist. Ontario Registration No. 3251. Receipts issued are recognized by most Insurance providers.



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