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Dr Alia Offman is a registered psychologist in Ontario, Canada providing counselling and professional training services using Mindfulness-integrated CBT. She obtained her doctorate in research psychology at Carleton University, a Master’s in Education at the University of Ottawa, and post-doctorate training as a counselling psychologist. She is currently working through Self-Balance Psychological Services to provide MiCBT therapy and training in the town of Perth and On-line..

She has been a Contract Instructor at Carleton University for 20 years teaching in the psychology department. She has supervised their fourth year Honours Projects course, taught a fourth-year seminar course in The Psychology of Human Sexuality and undergraduate courses in The Psychology of Women, Statistics and Social Psychology. She has also taught in the education department at the University of Ottawa as a sessional lecturer. She is currently teaching a fourth-year course in Mindfulness and Well-being.

Dr. Offman is a published researcher with the majority of her work focused on adult populations, studying such diverse areas as workplace productivity, the impact of discrimination on health, communication in relationships and the effects of relationship violence on self-esteem. She was an Associate Researcher at Carleton University and a Research Associate with the Ottawa Health Research Institute.

She has completed 3 levels of training in the Mindful School Program and has experience offering mindfulness training to grade school students. For many years she volunteered with Planned Parenthood Ottawa, and she was recognized for her work in the field of human sexuality. She was awarded a Scholarship from the Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada.

She continues to study and train in mindfulness approaches and is a co-director of the North American Chapter of the MiCBT institute.

Areas of Practice

Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Therapy and the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, family of origin issues, OCD, phobias, relationships & PTSD

Dr. Alia W. Offman, C.Psych is a registered psychologist working with adults in individual counselling. She has lived and worked in Lanark County for over 20 years. She works with a diversity of mental health concerns. These include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, PTSD, identity issues, life transitions, sexuality, self-esteem, stress/anxiety, family of origin issues and overall well-being.

She is a registered member of the College o​f Psychologist of Ontario and  The Canadian Psychological Association. She is a qualified MiCBT therapist with the MiCBT Institute and is the co-director of the North American Chapter of the MiCBT Institute  

Dr Offman uses exclusively Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or MiCBT (pronounced M-I-C-B-T) in her private practice. 


MiCBT is an evidence-based therapy approach that integrates mindfulness training in the Burmese Vipassana tradition of Ledi Sayadaw, U Ba Khin and S. N. Goenka with core methods of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) to address a broad range of psychological disorders, stress conditions, and pain symptoms. The theory underlying MiCBT is strongly based on interdisciplinary scientific research, particularly on clinical neuroscience, without losing its foundation in Buddhist psychology.

MiCBT is one of the well-established approaches known as a “second-generation mindfulness-based intervention” because it includes important beneficial elements of the “Eightfold Noble Path” in Buddhist psychology: a training in ethics, a training in compassion for self and others, and a training in reducing the emphasis on the self . The formal definition of MiCBT is “a theoretically congruent and technically complementary integration of traditional mindfulness training and CBT, which provides a transdiagnostic approach to address emotional distress across a wide range of disorders” . 


Contact Self-Balance Psychological Services

Dr. Alia W. Offman, C.Psych

1211 Drummond School Rd

Perth ON K7H 0K5

Phone: 613 264 1985



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Hours of Operation

Monday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Request for Services:

Please complete this form in order to begin the process of booking a first appointment.

Are you willing to develop of daily mindfulness practice as part of therapy? Dr. Offman uses Mindfulness-integrated CBT exclusively as her treatment modality. A referral can be provided for those not wishing to develop a mindfulness practice.
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