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Lorena Ruci,
MA, C. Psych Assoc. 

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


About Me

Lorena has 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.

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 conducts 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*


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 Alberta Psychologists (CAP)

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Current Professional Associations

 Ontario Psychological Association (OPA)

 American Psychological Association (APA)

Ottawa Academy of Psychology (OAP)

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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