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Lorena Ruci,
MA, C. Psych, PhD

Psychologist registered in Ontario and Alberta

Are you struggling with issues related to post concussion syndrome, ADHD, burnout, anxiety, depression or major life changes? Asking for help is the first and most important step towards recovery. I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.


About Me

I have been providing psychological services to adults who are struggling with a wide range of challenges, such as depression, ADHD, anxiety, relationship conflict, emotional disturbances, and low self esteem. *** I provide in-person services in Ottawa, ON and I'm also available for virtual appointments anywhere in Ontario and Alberta***

I am 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, I am involved in the management of the mental health symptoms of concussion. 

I conduct ADHD assessments* for adults struggling with undiagnosed ADHD. The purpose of an ADHD assessment is to assess the possible existence of ADHD using a standard ADHD battery that includes assessment of psychiatric and academic history, current symptoms, cognitive functioning, and level of impairment related to these symptoms. Symptoms might look different at older ages and a diagnosis is based on the criteria outlined in the DSM 5-TR. For more information visit

*Current wait time for an ADHD assessment is 1-2 months*


I work with high performance athletes, helping them overcome emotional and psychological barriers impeding their performance. My practice focuses on sport psychology, helping athletes develop self awareness, emotional regulation, build resiliency, practice stress management, and prioritize their mental health. I am a member of the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport, providing mental health counselling to high level athletes and coaches.

My other other passion is teaching. I am an Adjunct professor at Carleton University, and I teach psychology to first, second and third year students at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. My research interests span the cross disciplinary areas of self-regulation, motivation and mental health, particularly in competitive sports. For the past three years, I have coordinated and facilitated concussion support groups at Carleton University. I am a proponent of the researcher-practitioner model and I dedicate my 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 Alberta Psychologists (CAP)

Current Professional Associations

Ontario Psychological Association (OPA)

Psychologists' Association of Alberta (PAA)

Ottawa Academy of Psychology (OAP)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Clinic Address

Sport Medicine Clinic, Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa, Ontario, K1S5B6

613-520-3510 Clinic Tel

613-520-3974 Clinic Fax


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