Lorena Ruci, PhD, RP
C. Psych Associate (Supervised Practice)
Are you struggling with issues related to post concussion syndrome, trauma, anxiety, depression or major life changes? Asking for help is the first and most important step towards recovery. I’m a C. Psych Associate (supervised practice) and Registered Psychotherapist in Ottawa, ON, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
Lorena Ruci, PhD, RP, C. Psych. Associate (supervised practice) has been providing psychological services to adults who are struggling with a wide range of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, emotional disturbances, and low self esteem.
She is particularly interested in the management of Post Concussion Syndrome and the emotional and psychological impacts of the injury. In collaboration with the Concussion specialists at the Sport Medicine Clinic, she is involved in the management of the mental health symptoms of concussion.
Lorena works with high performance athletes, helping them overcome emotional and psychological barriers impeding their performance. Her practice focuses on helping athletes develop self awareness, emotional regulation, build resiliency, practice stress management, and prioritize their mental health. She is a member of the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport, providing mental health counselling to high level athletes and coaches.
Lorena's other passion is teaching. She teaches psychology to first, second and third year students at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Her research interests span the cross disciplinary areas of self-regulation, motivation and mental health, particularly in competitive sports. For the past three years, she has coordinated and facilitated concussion support groups at Carleton University. She is a proponent of the researcher-practitioner model and dedicates her time to reducing mental health stigma and developing research-based interventions designed to improve people’s lives.
PhD, Psychology, Carleton University (2011)
MA, Counselling Psychology, University of Ottawa (2017)
MA, Psychology, Carleton University (2005)
BAHon, Psychology and Economics, Mount Allison University (2003)
Current Memberships and Licences
College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO)
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Current Professional Associations
Ontario Psychological Association (OPA)
American Psychological Association (APA)