120 Terence Matthews Crescent, Unit A-1
Kanata, Ontari
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Phone: (613) 435-9330     Fax: (613) 435-9335

Kanata South Professional Services

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

Dr. Owen Helmkay, C.Psych

E-mail:  owen.helmkay@rogers.com

Phone: (613) 435-9330


Dr. Owen Helmkay provides psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. He offers individual therapy to children, youth, and adults who are experiencing a range of difficulties such as


  • ADHD
  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulties managing anger
  • Interpersonal problems
  • Parent-child relational conflict
  • Adjustment to parental separation and divorce
  • Grief/Trauma Counseling
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • PTSD
  • Relaxation and Stress Management


Dr. Helmkay maintains a particular interest in working with clients suffering from ADHD, anxiety, and bereavement. Dr. Helmkay also provides psycho-educational assessments to children, adolescents, and adults in order to evaluate learning challenges and disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), developmental disorders (including ASD), as well as gifted identification.

Dr. Helmkay works collaboratively with adults, children, youth and their families in providing a warm, empathic environment in which to address presenting concerns.

Therapeutic Approaches

Dr. Helmkay’s therapeutic orientation may best be described as cognitive-behavioural (CBT) within a humanistic-existential framework – thus helping his clients to develop a greater understanding of themselves and fostering the development of coping skills and strategies that can be implemented into their everyday lives.

Professional Biography

Dr. Helmkay received his B.A. (Honours) in Psychology from Brock University in St. Catharines, his Masters Degree in Experimental (Cognitive) Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo , and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa . Dr. Helmkay has trained and worked in various community clinics, hospitals, and Boards of Education in Ottawa and Windsor including: the Centre for Psychological Services at the University of Ottawa, the former Carleton Board of Education, Windsor Regional Hospital (including the Windsor Regional Children’s Centre and the Windsor Community Mental Health Clinic), and for 10 years he was employed as a Psychologist and Consultant to the Gifted Programs at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. He has also maintained an active private psychology practice since 2004.

Dr. Helmkay is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists. In support of the profession, he maintains memberships in international, national, provincial, and local psychological associations. He keeps up to date on current developments in the field by regularly attending psychology conferences, attending and providing educational workshops, and attending professional meetings and lectures.

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