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

— Helen Keller

Our Services
 
We offer counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, families and groups. 
 
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 services range from $130 to 145 per 50-minute session. 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.

 

 
NEW IN 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.
PLEASE STAY TUNED AS WE TRANSITION THE FOLLOWING GROUP TO ONLINE MEETINGS
Divorce Support and Recovery Group

 

An 8-week therapy group to support individuals undergoing a separation or divorce.

 

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 $32 +HST per session for a total commitment is $289.28. Receipts are provided by a registered psychotherapist and may be eligible for reimbursement under private health insurance plans (please confirm with your provider).

** Dates to be announced, please contact us if you'd like to be added to our wait list: 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.

 

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.
 
Ongoing Groups & Courses
Teen Girls' Wellness Group  

 

This is a 6-week group for 12-15 year old girls, designed to increase coping skills and self-esteem. We will be working through The Social Media Workbook for Teens (Bocci 2019) and exploring themes such as body image, healthy friendships, bullying  and boundaries, stress management and mindfulness, as well coping strategies.

 

The group will run Thursdays from 3:30-5pm, future dates to be announced

 

Cost is $180 + $21.50 (workbook) + HST. 

 

Maximum participants 15.  

Workbook provided: 

 
 
To pre-register for the Fall 2019 groupplease contact us at info@thelighthouse-lephare.ca, or call (613) 371- 6778.
 
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 Meditation Practice for Stress Relief 
 

This is an 8-week mindfulness course based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in the USA several decades ago, and it is designed to help you grow and heal while increasing your coping skills in order to better manage what life throws at you. 

 

Mindfulness is a basic human quality that anyone can cultivate. It allows you to pay attention to what is going on at the moment, and fosters a better sense of connection to yourself and others. 

 

During this course you will learn to become better aware of your : 

  • Body/ Mind/ Sensations

  • Thoughts and perceptions 

  • Feelings and emotions

  • Behaviour

  • Self, other, world, and life 

 

Through experiential learning, you will learn and increase your: 

  • Coping skills 

  • Self-Care

  • Self-Acceptation

  • Affect regulation/ regulation of feelings and emotions

  • Practice within, and outside the group setting


When:  Saturday mornings, 10:30am- 12:30 pm 

Dates: Fall 2019 

Participants: Minimum 5, Maximum 10.

Fees: $500

To pre-register and reserve your spot: Please contact natalie@thelighthouse-lephare.ca, or call (613) 371- 6778. 

Are you thinking of starting a mindfulness practice and wonder what the advantages are of taking an 8-week course over joining a free community group?  We're glad you asked. 😊

 

While free group settings offer community spirit, and place to connect with like-minded individuals, our structured 8-week course is designed to support beginners in safely establishing and strengthening their new practice.

 

Our course is offered by two trained teachers who can reinforce learning objectives, introduce new concepts, provide clarification, normalize experiences and struggles and attend to any barriers.

 

Both of our teachers are also experienced, trauma-sensitive registered psychotherapists and course facilitators. They are aware of the challenges and pitfalls of meditation, and are trained to establish and maintain safety for participants. They incorporate 

safeguards in their teachings, and act as resource when needed. They also trained to attend to the individual needs of

participants, offer appropriate interventions and support, and direct participants to additional resources to support their practice if needed. 

Please contact us if you have any questions. We’re always happy to provide more information. 

Important: 

Unlike other groups offered by The Lighthouse, this is not a therapy group. The focus of this group is on the process of our experience NOT the CONTENT of our experiences (although content of course plays a role to some degree), and realizing that we are all humans with struggles even if they appear to be different, and helping to normalize the human experience.

 

* Receipts provided by a registered psychotherapist and may be eligible for reimbursement under private health insurance plans (please confirm with your provider)

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.

 

 

613-371-6778 

Kemptville Office

222 rue Prescott Street, #4, P.O. Box 1283

(2nd floor \ 2ième étage) Kemptville (ON)  

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