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Ontario Structured Psychotherapy

Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) program provides free, short-term, face-to-face Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults experiencing depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

How OSP can help

OSP offers evidence-based psychotherapy – specifically CBT – that is proven to bring about positive change for clients by teaching practical skills and strategies to manage mental health issues.  

CBT is a structured, time-limited therapy that is problem-focused and goal-oriented. CBT looks at how thoughts, emotions, and behaviours are related. With this understanding, clients can change how they react to troubling thoughts or situations.

CBT helps clients develop personal coping tools and techniques that promote their strengths, enhance recovery and improve quality of life.  

Clients will work with their OSP therapists for approximately 12 sessions, depending on the issue that the client and therapist agree to address. Clients and therapists may meet in-person or via telemedicine - the format will be based on the client’s needs and location.

This program is suitable for adults (18+) who are experiencing the following mental health problems:

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Clients must be willing to attend weekly or bi-weekly therapeutic sessions and be able to actively participate in CBT.

Clients can apply for this service by registering at AccèsSMT

Questions about the referral process can be directed to the OSP intake team at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre: +1 (877) 527-8207. 

Note to referring physicians and nurse practitioners: OSP referrals can be submitted electronically directly from your EMR if you have been set up with Ocean eReferral. Ocean eReferral is a regional program that offers an integrated solution at no cost for all primary care providers in Champlain with compatible EMRs (Telus PSS, QHR Accuro, and certain versions of OSCAR). Once set up, referrals can be initiated directly from the patient's chart in your EMR, launching the appropriate electronic referral form and automatically populating it with much of the appropriate information for the patient and referring clinician. For more information about eReferral, please email:

Hôpital Montfort

This service at the Aline-Chrétien Health Hub is offered by Hôpital Montfort.

This service requires a referral from a healthcare professional.


Icône carrefour bleu

Wing M, Room 1M601

Phone: 613-746-4621 x 3579