Gerard Vardy

Gerard Vardy The Whitestone Clinic Ottawa Counsellor

Gerard Vardy


With over 20 years of experience in the helping profession, Gerard Vardy DMin, MA, CCC has been involved in the field of addictions work since 1997. During a year-long clinical residency at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia in 1999, he was introduced to the full spectrum of care that could be offered by an Addiction Recovery Centre program. As a result of the clinical residency experience he began to specialize in the field of addictions, trauma and spirituality.

Gerard held clinical positions within Canadian Forces Health Services – Operation Trauma Stress and Support Centre (OTSSC) where treatment was offered to our soldiers and their families struggling with Operational Stress Injuries, Addictions and Issues of Spirituality and Trauma.

In 2005 he became a Canadian Certified Counselor with the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association. Most recently he completed an internship with Thorpe Recovery Centre in Lloydminster specializing in Group Counseling for Addictions and Spirituality and Trauma. Gerard is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

Gerard Vardy is supervised by Dr. Brenda Saxe ( and is a contracted counsellor and owner of Changes First ( ) and is happy to join The Whitestone Clinic team as it brings much needed treatment to the NCR and surrounding area.

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