“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 individual and couples' counselling services range from $130 to $150 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.

 

COMING IN 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.
STARTING IN MARCH 2021
E.D. Education and Support for Couples

 

Keeping a relationship happy and healthy can be hard.  Keeping a relationship happy and healthy when one of the partners falls ill or is injured seems almost impossible.  Feelings of shame and guilt, of impatience and anxiety are hard enough on their own but when they are added to or caused by a physical problem, they can become insurmountable for even the most loving couples. 

 

The Lighthouse-Le phare offers couples the opportunity to learn how to support each other in difficult times.

 

Our group is…

We are proud to offer a support group for couples living with relationship or health troubles related to erectile difficulties. Our participants are men with ED and their intimate partners. They are of all ages, sexual orientation and cultural backgrounds.  The group aims to provide support, education and hope for couples who are experiencing compromised sexual intimacy because of erectile dysfunction.  We use examples from everyday couples, our own kind regard for each other and lots of humour to help our couples find a level of intimacy and sexual communication that is satisfying, enriching and leads them to joy. 

 

You are…

A patient living with hypertension, cardiac issues, diabetes or obesity and experiencing some ED

A patient about to undergo surgery for cancer of the prostate

A patient recovering from prostatectomy

A concerned partner who notices changes in the couple’s sexual intimacy possibly due to ED

A patient with erectile problems due to previous priapism or penile injury

A couple wishing to understand a man’s later-in-life changes affecting their sexual relationships

A couple wanting to improve their sexual connection after an illness or injury

 

We are…

 

Jane Loignon, MA, member of the CCPA

 

Jane holds a Master of Arts from the School of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Spirituality at Ottawa U. and St Paul University.  She has many years of experience in mental health care.  For the last ten years, she has been studying and writing about depression, chronic illness and the health care industry.  On behalf of The Lighthouse-Le phare, she brings her expertise and her considerable training to facilitate this support group.  She offers psycho-education on the dynamics of couples and families especially those couples dealing with the physical illness of one or both of the partners.  She likes to diffuse difficult or awkward situations with humour and kindness.

 

Leonard Laing, RPN, Nurse Specialist in ED.

 

Leonard has been nursing for the last 20 years.  He has worked both in hospital and clinic settings, caring for thousands of patients.  Leonard maintains his skills and improves his knowledge in the specific pathologies of men’s health.  His expertise in urology and erectile problems specifically makes him uniquely suited to facilitate this support group.  Leonard provides medical and physiological knowledge that will prove invaluable in the group’s discussions.  He loves making up songs or tailoring lyrics to sing to any patient willing to listen.

Topics covered

Each week, different physiological and psychological/emotional subjects will be presented.  The members of the group will then have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

 

Week 1    Introduction

Week 2    Incontinence, priapism and other penis functions

Week 3    The male orgasm

Week 4    Libido… yours, his, hers, ours

Week 5    Pornography vs erotica

 

Details

 

Dates:  Wednesday evenings from March 17 to April 14th 2021 *

Time: 6:30 to 9:00pm

Location: online

Cost: $250.00 per couple

Spaces are limited. At this time we. are accepting 4 couples, with the possibility of creating more groups as needed. Registration closes March 1.

 

​*subject to change

For more information and to register, please contact jane@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.
 
STARTING 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

 

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.