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Lorena Ruci, PhD, RP, CCC

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 Registered Psychotherapist in Ottawa, ON, and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.


About Me

Lorena Ruci, PhD, RP is a Registered Psychotherapist practicing in Ottawa, ON. She has been providing psychotherapy to teens and adults that 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. Since 2011, she has been teaching psychology at Carleton University, in 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 Associations

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)


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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