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“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

— Helen Keller

Our Services
 
We offer counselling and psychotherapy, and neurofeedback services for individuals, couples, families and groups. 
Counselling and Psychotherapy
 
Our experienced therapists can help you make a plan and work towards recovering your mental and emotional health; whether it's healing from trauma, increasing healthy coping skills to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, learning to better manage the effects of chronic or serious illness, parenting with more ease and improving the quality of your relationships; or even coping with loneliness or difficult events, and navigating change in your life. We welcome clients of all faiths and orientations. 
 
Fees for our individual services range from $135 to $160 +HST per 50-minute appointment, and fees for couples' and family counselling are $165 +HST per regular 50-minute appointment.  For more details on our fee schedule and policies, click here.
 
Below you will find more information on our group therapy and psycho-educational groups offerings. 

** PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT PROVIDE EMERGENCY SERVICES. If you are in crisis, please call 911, or present at your nearest emergency room, or call your local crisis line.

Neurofeedback

Coming soon! 

 

Please keep checking back for updates on our group therapy offerings in 2022.
 
Past groups
 
MAY 2021
Divorce Support and Recovery Group

 

An 8-week therapy group to support individuals undergoing a separation or divorce, beginning May 5, 2021.

 

Offers help in reducing distress, providing education about relationships, parenting, considering next steps and overall healing. In order to facilitate group cohesion, effectiveness and trust, participants are asked to commit to 8 weeks.

 

Each session is 1.5 hours, and the fee is $40 +HST per session for a total commitment is $361.60. Receipts are provided by a registered psychotherapist and may be eligible for reimbursement under private health insurance plans (please confirm with your provider).

For more information and to register contact  info@thelighthouse-lephare.ca
Cancellation and Refund Policy 
  • Before 30 days of the group start date: full refund less a $30 admin fee
  • After 30 days and before 15 days of the start date: 50% refund less a $30 admin fee.
  • 15 days or less before group start date: no refund.
 
 
FEBRUARY 2021
Eating For Mental Health Learning and Support Group 

** Please note, LAST DAY TO REGISTER: January 31, 2021

Recognizing the mind-body connection, this group will focus on two aspects of healing your relationship with food, weight and body image. We will rely on science and practical knowledge to offer impactful changes you can make with your daily nutrition and activity, and psychology to identify and understand what deep-seated issues (for example old wounds, trauma, limiting beliefs, ongoing stressors) have contributed to your struggles and stand in your way of success on your terms. 

 

Each week, we will be focussing on one attainable change you can make and build upon, and providing you with the knowledge, tools and resources you need to be successful on your mental and physical health journey. 

 

In addition to the coaching, teaching and support of the leaders, the group format is designed to offer a safe space to share experiences and offer peer support as you work to redefine and heal your relationship to food, moving your body, and ultimately yourself.

 

In order to facilitate group cohesion and emotional safety and trust, participants commit to attending all 8 meetings. Our goal together is to create a safe, trusting, therapeutic space. Your presence and insights matter, and as such, the more you participate in group exchanges, the more you and fellow group members will benefit.

 

This group will be offered online, and facilitated by Patty Baird of Conquer the Unhealthy You and Natalie Carrière, RP at the Lighthouse - Le Phare. It will run for 8 weeks, Sundays from 1:00 to 2:30pm, starting on February 7, 2021. Fees for the 8 weeks are $380+ HST, due upon registration to confirm your spot. Receipts signed by a registered psychotherapist will be issued upon completion of the 8 weeks, and may be eligible for insurance reimbursement (please confirm eligibility with your provider). Space is limited to 15 participants. Please register early to reserve your seat! 

 

Patty is a Certified Nutrition & Wellness Specialist, Personal Fitness Trainer, and Coach Practitioner. She has been working in the fitness & sport supplement industry for over 20 years. She coaches and teaches her clients how to live a lifestyle of healthy eating, and tailors her programs to her client’s individual needs. Her programs are full of variety, including menus, and advanced methods designed to improve the speed of desired results while keeping in mind the her CTUY model.

 

Natalie is a registered psychotherapist with College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (reg. # 006521), a member of the Canadian Psychological Association. She is also a trained facilitator of the Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPM™) course. She has extensive experience working with clients from all walks of life who are looking to make changes in their lives to improve their mental, emotional and physical health. Her practice is trauma-informed and HAES-informed.

 

For more information and to register, contact Natalie: info@thelighthouse-lephare.ca, or Patty: conquertheunhealthyyou@live.ca

Cancellation and Refund Policy 
  • Before 30 days of the group start date: full refund less a $30 admin fee
  • After 30 days and before 15 days of the start date: 50% refund less a $30 admin fee.
  • 15 days or less before group start date: no refund.

Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain & Stress Management

Given over two weekends, this course is for adults who live with chronic pain, illness or stress.

 

Mindfulness-Based Chronic Pain Management (MBCPMTM) is a program developed by Dr. Jackie Gardner-Nix, a physician and University of Toronto associate professor, who has worked as a chronic pain consultant for many years at University of Toronto pain clinics, including at St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada. It is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) originated by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the USA several decades ago, and has been developed into a trauma-sensitive programme that is more customized to the needs of those dealing with chronic pain or stress.

Dates to be confirmed, from 9:00am to 4:30pm. 

You will learn the principles of mindfulness meditation, the importance of living in the moment, and the power of now, and how these relate to decreased symptoms and pain, and less suffering. Mindfulness assists in remaining calmer with symptoms and pain being controlled despite the challenges of everyday life, such as when interacting with family, friends, colleagues, employers and insurers. This can change the intensity of pain and suffering, both emotional and physical, in a very positive way. Life skills are also enhanced in this course.

Cost: $525 + HST, includes workbook and Jackie Gardner-Nix' book The Mindfulness Solution to Pain (2009). Receipts issued, and cost may be eligible for coverage by your private insurer. Please confirm with your provider. Registrations paid in full before January 15 receive a 10% discount, and before December 31 receive a 15% discount. 

A minimum of 10 participants are required to run the course. Spaces are limited. Consistent attendance is required to remain in the course.

​For more information or to pre-register and reserve your spot: info@thelighthouse-lephare.ca
Cancellation and Refund Policy 
  • Before 30 days of the group start date: full refund less a $30 admin fee
  • After 30 days and before 15 days of the start date: 50% refund less a $30 admin fee.
  • 15 days or less before group start date: no refund.