Third Wave Psychotherapy for Your Well Being and Growth

Third wave, compassion focused, mindfulness based.

Who We Are

We are a group of psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers who use Third Wave, Compassion Focused and Mindfulness Inspired Psychology and Psychotherapy to bring out the best in individuals, our community, and our society. We are motivated by our shared values.

Our Values

  • We value practice grounded in the principles of Third Wave Psychology and Psychotherapy.
  • We value upholding professional standards of practice.
  • We value evidence and peer-reviewed research.
  • We value inclusivity and liberatory practice as essential to human well-being and growth.
  • We value collaboration and loving, connected relationships.
  • We value empowerment through reflective practice that intends to unburden all from inherited structures that oppress or limit potential.
  • We value embodiment of mindfulness and compassion in our work.

Our Vision

We intend to nurture the best in individuals, our community, and our society through mindfulness, compassion, and contextual behavioral science.


We are registered mental health professionals who share a common set of practice values and principles which are grounded in contextual behavioral science.

Together we offer, each in our own way and to our fullest capacity, mental health services that aspire to the highest standards of care and professional practice,

We are committed to each embodying the principles we teach in our own lives: mindfulness, compassion, and principles of psychological flexibility.

Our mission is to serve the well-being and growth of all.

Meet our team


Dr. Kimberly Sogge

Dr. Kimberly Sogge

C.Psych., Senior Clinician, Registered Psychologist

Ph.D. (Texas A&M University)
Doctoral Residency (University of Texas)
M.Ed. (McGill University)
B.A. Hons. (Trinity Western University)

Dr. Paul Grunberg

Dr. Paul Grunberg

C.Psych. Registered Psychologist

Ph.D., (McGill University)
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (Honours)
University of Guelph

David Hesidence

David Hesidence

C.Psych., Senior Clinician, Registered Psychotherapist

M.Sc. (Queen’s University)

 Yastika Kamboj

Yastika Kamboj

M.A., Supervised Third Wave Psychology Fellow

M.A. (McGill University)

Riley Desmarais

Riley Desmarais

M.A., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

M.A. (University of Ottawa)

Rosa Inglesi

Rosa Inglesi

Senior Clinician, Registered Social WorkerMSW, B.Ed, BSc (honours)

Jennifer McNeil

Jennifer McNeil

M.A., Psychometrist

M.A. (Carleton University)

Our Services

Psychological Assessments

Ottawa River Integrative Mental Health offers evidence-based psycho-diagnostic assessment services, including mental health, cognitive ability, academic achievement, career and sport performance, and personality and work performance assessments.


  ( (Ottawa River Integrative  specializes in psychotherapies that are Compassion Focused, Mindfulness Inspired, and part of the Third Wave of the cognitive behavioral tradition in psychotherapy. We offer evidence-based interventions such as Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, among others.

Training and Consultation

Ottawa River Integrative is committed to the dissemination of knowledge and practices of Third Wave, Compassion Focused, and Mindfulness-inspired psychotherapies. It offers various training and supervision tracks, including a graduate-level practicum year, supervised practice psychologists for psychology post-doctoral fellowship, and early career clinicians for third wave psychotherapy.

Video Recordings of Recent Grand Rounds at Ottawa River Integrative

Third Wave Grand Rounds

Third Wave Grand Rounds Recordings An Introduction on Hoarding and Compassion Focused Therapy for Hoarding with Dr. Chia-Ying Chou October 2023Clinical Guidelines for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People with Riley Desmarais May 2023Integrative Mindfulness...

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February 2022 Third Wave Grand Rounds – It is in Your Head, but not Always in Your Mind: Moving Toward A Modern Understanding of Conversion Disorder with Dr Marco Sinai, Ph.D.

It is in Your Head, but not Always in Your Mind: Moving Toward A Modern Understanding of Conversion Disorder with Dr. Marco Sinai. Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist in the Mood Disorders Program and the Epilepsy Unit of the Montreal Neurological Institute. In this talk Dr...

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