this is us. 

My name is Carly Crawford and I created CCP because I am passionate about helping individuals battling mental illness.


When it comes time to seek help and support for life’s many challenges, there are often several barriers in our way. Shame, guilt, confusion, time, and money can all stand in the way of getting the help you need.


My goal is to try and make Psychotherapy available to anyone who feels they are in need and ready to do the work to heal their mind and find their voice.

In 2019 CCP expanded to offer a team approach to care. We now sit a team of 9 professionals from various education backgrounds, experiences and approaches. This team of practitioners all work together to provide an environment for our clients that is  judgement free, accessible and open. We pride ourselves on a safe environment and privacy and respect for all. 


"Carly's dedication to her patients is immeasurable, and in my opinion, only with that strong devotion and support can one conquer this horrendous disease.

About Carly

Carly is dedicated to helping individuals develop a strong a sense of self and a powerful voice. She provides a safe, non-judgmental, and therapeutic space where you can begin to heal. Carly will help you to recognize and work through negative thoughts and behaviours that are preventing you from living the life you want to lead and the life you are deserving of. Carly has been working as a clinician since 2009 and has treated individuals with anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD. Carly has extensive experience in the treatment of Eating Disorders and supporting families touched by this illness.  Carly seeks to disempower mental illness by continuing to help individuals increase their self-esteem and confidence, self-worth, body image, and ultimately giving them a voice. 


Carly is adamant about providing care that is based on humility, equity and empowerment. Carly has decided to disclose her personal history with Mental Illness and feels that having a personal experience with an Eating Disorder, Depression, and Anxiety gives her the added insight to the battles her clients face. 


The story

Why I'm Here 

There are many reasons why I decided that I wanted to go into Private Practice. Going through the mental health system and subsequently working in a not-for-profit environment helped me to narrow my interests and pursue more training. My work as the Executive Director of Danielle’s Place Eating Disorder Support and Resource Centre helped me to see the need that individuals had to feel supported, heard, and helped. 

I have sat on various boards and worked in Mental Health Advocacy for almost ten years and I see the need that people have to receive timely and appropriate care. Although I work in a for profit industry, my heart lies in helping every individual who needs it. Given this I pride myself on offering Psychotherapy at a cost that is more accessible than most Psychotherapists providing this level of care. 


I am passionate about bringing changes to our healthcare system and will forever be the voice for those that fall under the radar. 


Member of the Ontario College of  Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO)

Membership with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)

Member of the Academy for Eating Disorders 

Completion of specialized Eating Disorder training from University of Chicago

Member of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Clinical Advisory for NIED (National Initiative for Eating Disorders)

Clinical Advisor for Body Brave 

Complex training in DBT for Complex Disorders

McMaster University's Clinical Behavioural Sciences Graduate

Honours Degree in Health Studies from McMaster University

 Addictions Education Certificate from McMaster University 

Marriage and Couples Counselling Certificate at Guelph University 




​include but are not limited to treatment of the following:

Eating Disorders

Anxiety Disorders


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Increasing and developing self esteem

Body Image and Body Acceptance work

Boderline Personality Disorder

Family Transitions

Marriage and Couples Counselling



Sessions are held in a comfortable, safe, and non-clinical setting​

Sessions are charged by the hour / sliding scale available

Sessions are offered in-person, by phone, or through secure video conference Vsee.

Confidentiality and Safety are a priority

Office located in Hamilton, Ontario



Psychotherapy helps you learn how to take control of your life and respond to challenging situations with healthy coping skills.


There are many types of psychotherapy, each with its own approach. The type of psychotherapy that's right for you depends on your individual situation. During the initial phone consultation Carly will guide you through a series of questions to help determine what services and therapeutic interventions would best fit your needs. After the initial phone consultation an initial in-person session will be booked. This session is made to be a bit longer then a regular session, as it gives us an opportunity to talk a bit more in-depth about the therapeutic process and understand what exactly your needs are. 


Psychotherapy has at last become a regulated and licensed profession in Ontario, with the passage of the Psychotherapy Act 2007, which received Royal Assent on June 4 2007 and proclamation on April 1, 2015.

One of the most common questions and concerns is what is the difference between a Psychotherapist and a Psychologist. Below is an outline to help identify the major differences and similarities. 


Psychotherapy: A psychotherapist engages in a therapeutic relationship with you to talk about your challenges and reframe your thought patterns and life experiences to create meaningful change in your life. Psychotherapists see opportunity for growth in emotional health challenges. OSP members are also required to experience therapy to create empathy and understanding of the therapeutic process. 


Psychology: Psychology is the study of the human mind and our behaviours, as individuals and as couples or groups, such as family groups. A psychologist has a Ph.D. in psychology and is trained to perform psychological research, testing, and therapy.


Psychiatry: Psychiatry is the study of mental disorders with the goal of finding ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent them. This area of research assesses not only a person’s history and surroundings, but also physical factors that may contribute to mental health. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the assessment and treatment of such mental behavioural disorders. This is the person who prescribes and monitors medication.

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You’re facing situations causing you stress, anxiety and upset.


You are experiencing intense or uncomfortable feelings such as anger, sadness, fear, frustration and depression.


You are behaving in ways that don’t fit your normal pattern, don’t serve your needs, or are problematic to you or others.


You are thinking thoughts that are peculiar, hard to understand, out-of-control or disturbing.


You’ve experienced a traumatic event, such as sexual abuse, domestic violence, a serious accident or a criminal injury.


You are dealing with a relationship issue or family conflict.


You’re going through a difficult life transition, such as the death of a loved one, a life-threatening illness, divorce, separation, or a mid-life crisis.


You are challenged by family issues, such as parenting, child-rearing, adolescence, and aging parents.


You need help with an addiction such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, sex or gambling.


You have an eating disorder.


You are facing difficulties with matters of gender identity, sexual orientation, racism and oppression.


You wish to explore spiritual issues, questions of meaning or matters of faith

"Carly taught me to love myself, heal myself, and most of all, accept myself."



97 James Street North

Hamilton, Ontario

Phone: 905-527-8008

Please note therapists are often in session and email is the best way to get in touch.

Phone messages will be returned ASAP. 

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