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Kanata South Professional Services

Providers of Psychological Assessment and Counseling to Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families

120 Terence Matthews Crescent, Unit A-1
Kanata, Ontari
o    K2M 0J1

Phone: (613) 435-9330     Fax: (613) 435-9335

Owen Helmkay, Ph.D.

Phone: (613) 435-9330

Currently on a medical leave of absence and NOT providing psychological services. 

Erin Bougie, M.A., C.Psych. Assoc. 

Phone: (613) 884-2962

Areas of Practice

Erin provides psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a span of psychological and interpersonal difficulties. Her primary areas of clinical work include:

  • Anxiety disorders, including phobias, panic disorder, social anxiety, and generalized anxiety disorder
  • Depression
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Interpersonal problems
  • Parenting
  • Adjustment to life stressors
  • Coping with work stress

Erin also provides psycho-educational assessment (e.g., behavioural and learning difficulties, gifted identification) and psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults.

Therapeutic Approach

Erin’s approach to therapy is integrative based on her training in a variety of treatment modalities, including emotion-focused and cognitive behavioural. She also considers the impact of early family and social relationships and their influence on present issues. She appreciates that the client is the expert of his or her own felt experience. A collaborative approach will be utilized in order to set therapeutic goals that address specific needs. Erin always strives to build a safe and trusting working relationship in an understanding, accepting, comforting, and respectful environment.

Professional Biography

Erin received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Honours) with specialization in Psychology and her Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Applied Psychology from Laurentian University. She conducted research on the association between the home environment and early literacy skills. Erin has also presented at several conferences. Since graduating, Erin has been providing psychotherapeutic services in a variety of clinical settings, including a community mental health clinic and private practice. She has also facilitated several workshops (e.g., parenting, stress and anxiety). Erin recently completed her registration as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She proceeds to further her professional development by attending workshops in order to provide knowledge and skills that accurately reflect current established theory and research findings.

Professional Affiliation

2009-2014 Canadian Psychological Association

2015 Ontario Psychological Association

​​​​Jill Bench


Phone: (613) 435-9330

As the receptionist at Kanata South Professional Services, Jill is pleased to contribute to its warm and welcoming environment. Jill studied sociology and psychology at Brock University and has worked in both the public and not-for-profit sectors before joining Dr. Helmkay and his associates.