Dr. Sarah Bellefontaine, C.Psych.


Dr. Sarah Bellefontaine is a clinical, health, and counselling psychologist who works primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective, including training in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and often integrates  tools from Emotion-Focused, Dialectical Behavior, and Interpersonal Therapies to complement her work. She offers evidence-based services to individual, adult clients in the areas of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, interpersonal difficulties, grief and loss, and adjustment to significant life changes.

Dr. Bellefontaine is particularly interested in working with individuals with chronic health conditions, or who are adjusting to health-related difficulties. She has experience working with individuals with a number of health concerns including, but not limited to, cancer, viral hepatitis, HIV, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and post-concussive syndrome. She enjoys helping her clients find meaning in their lives and transition from simply surviving to living.

Dr. Bellefontaine’s special interest is in working with women who are experiencing difficulties in the pregnancy and postpartum periods, and throughout the transition to parenthood (including, but not limited to perinatal depression, perinatal anxiety, pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and birth trauma).

Dr. Bellefontaine has worked providing assessments and psychotherapy to individuals experiencing a variety of challenges, including a wide range of mood, anxiety, and health issues.  She has experience working in multiple clinic and hospital settings including several private practice settings, a Family Health Team, the Montfort Hospital (Clinical Health Psychology Service and Mental Health Services), the Ottawa Hospital (Infectious Diseases and Viral Hepatitis Programs), and the Royal Ottawa Hospital (Mood Disorders Program).

For more information, please contact Dr. Bellefontaine directly by phone at (613) 843-8338 or by email at sarah@ppcsottawa.com.

Dr. Bellefontaine’s new office and mailing address are:

203-220 Kennevale Drive, Nepean, ON, K2J 6B6