Lorena is a psychotherapist at the Sports Medicine Clinic at Carleton University. She has a PhD in Psychology from Carleton University and a MA in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. She is a proponent of the researcher-practitioner model, conducting mental health research and providing mental health services to adults and adolescents with various adjustment difficulties and mental health disorders. Lorena is dedicated in raising awareness of mental health issues and promoting psycho-educational and research-based interventions intended to improve people’s lives. She is a member of The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO, ID: 007999), the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA member ID: 10002417) and currently teaches Psychology at Carleton.


  • Anxiety
  • Depression and mood disorders
  • Self-esteem disorders
  • Relationship conflicts
  • mTBI/ Concussion management
  • Grief
  • Dysfunctional family dynamics
  • Communication difficulties

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Psychodynamic Approaches

Client Focus


  • Adolescents
  • Adults

Counselling services are reimbursable by most third-party health care benefits companies. If you are a student, your health insurance plan provides some coverage for psychological services. Check your CUSA health plan for more details. If you are not a student, check with your employee or third-party provider’s policy to verify insurance coverage. You might need a referral from your doctor for “counselling and/or psychological services”. You will need to submit the doctor’s referral and the official receipt as part of your claim to your insurance company. Counselling and psychological services are not covered by Provincial Health Care/ OHIP. A few spots are reserved for clients with financial strains, for whom a sliding scale will be offered.

  • Student rates available
  • Sliding scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

To book an appointment with Lorena:
Phone: (613) 520-3510
Email: medinfo@carletonsportsmed.com
Website: www.lorenaruci.ca