About New Chapter Psychotherapy

from the founder

A Note From The Founder

Life can be difficult, heavy or painful -it’s part of the human experience.

Sometimes, we just need to talk to someone who gets it.

I believe that having access to a trustworthy, attuned, dependable, and competent mental health professional is the first step towards authentic and sustainable healing.

New Chapter Psychotherapy was born out of my belief that everyone deserves to get the help they need to live the life they want, and throughout my 7-year journey as a psychotherapist, I’ve been humbled and honored to be entrusted with people’s deepest and most vulnerable parts. Every day my clients teach me about strength, resilience, ingenuity, and what it means to be human.

At New Chapter Psychotherapy, our treatment plans are as unique as you are; there are no cookie-cutter approaches here! We go beyond the surface symptoms, taking a holistic approach and creating treatment plans that truly resonate with you, ensuring that we care for every aspect of your well-being.

Through our work together, my aim is that you will find more clarity and understanding of your deeper self, paving the way for the changes you’re seeking. Whether it’s feeling happier, healing from past traumas, breaking old patterns, or building stronger relationships, we will help you start to make intentional choices that truly align with who you are and the life you want.

Bess Benali

Besma Benali | Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist | New Chapter Psychotherapy | Online Therapy Across Ontario
Besma (Bess) Benali, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist

How We Help

Empathy, compassion, and respect are at the core of what we do.

We offer personalized therapy plans that are tailored to meet each client’s specific needs. Our holistic approach addresses the mind, body, and spirit, allowing clients to fully integrate their healing. Specializing in nervous system therapies such as Ego State therapy, EMDR and IFS, we provide highly effective treatment for trauma, anxiety, depression, and other emotional challenges. By working holistically, we help clients access and process unconscious emotions, leading to long-term healing and resolution.


Therapy isn’t just a process; it's a partnership. It requires dedication, from both sides. We are genuinely committed to your journey, every step of the way. You're not in this alone.


At New Chapter Psychotherapy, we prioritize building an authentic connection with you. It's in these heartfelt moments of understanding and mutual trust that breakthroughs truly occur.


Our experience is more than just degrees; it is about consistently learning and adapting to better serve you, ensuring you get the care you deserve.

our team

Meet Our Team

New Chapter Psychotherapy

Who We Help

We provide in-person & virtual psychotherapy for individuals, couples & teens in Ottawa & surrounding areas.

Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, or the aftereffects of trauma, we are here to walk alongside you and help you explore the underlying and often unconscious patterns shaping your life.

New Chapter Psychotherapy

How To Get Started


Book A Free Consultation

Have a few questions or new to the clinic? Schedule a free 20 minute consultation.


Book An Appointment

If you’re a returning client or a new client ready to get started, you can book an appointment directly online.

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