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6265 Perth St, Unit 2, Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0   |  1380 Upper Canada Street, Unit 202, Kanata, ON, K2T 0N7

LightHouse Counselling & Wellness

Meet Our Team

Licensed Psychotherapists

Kendra McRoberts, Registered Social Service Worker, LightHouse Counselling & Wellness

Kendra McRoberts (she/her)

Registered Social Service Worker

  • Virtual
  • In-Person
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Daytime
  • Evenings
Jackie Scholz, Registered Social Worker at LightHouse Counselling & Wellness in Kanata & Richmond, ON

Jackie Scholz (she/her)

Registered Social Worker

  • Virtual
  • In-Person
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Parents
  • Circle of Security
  • Daytime
  • Evenings
  • Early Years Mental Health
  • Strengths-Based
  • Family-Focused
Celia Renaud, Registered Psychotherapist, LightHouse CW, Kanata & Richmond

Celia Renaud (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist

  • Virtual
  • In-Person
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • College/University Students
  • Evenings
  • Weekends
Julie Gingras, Registered Social Worker, LightHouse Counselling & Wellness

Julie Gingras (she/her)

Registered Social Worker

  • Virtual
  • In-Person
  • Children
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens
  • Parents
  • Adults
  • Sundays
  • English & French
  • Evenings
Robin Johal, Registered Social Worker, LightHouse Counselling & Wellness

Robin Johal (she/her)

Registered Social Worker

  • Virtual
  • In-Person
  • Adults (18+)
  • Seniors
  • Caregivers
  • Daytime
  • Evenings
  • Weekends
  • Addiction Recovery
  • DBT Specialist

Amy Greenwood (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

  • Virtual
  • In-Person
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Parents
  • Families
  • Adults
  • Autism
  • Women's Health
Megan Heins, Registered Psychotherapy (Qualifying) at LightHouse Counselling & Wellness in Kanata & Richmond, ON

Fatima Ibhrahim (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist

  • Virtual
  • In-Person
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • English & Arabic
  • Mornings & Evenings
  • Saturdays

David Colantonio (he/him)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

  • Virtual
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Spirituality-Informed Care
  • Mornings & Evenings
  • Saturdays
  • Trauma-Informed Care

Sameen Salim (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist

  • Virtual
  • In-Person
  • Teens (16+)
  • Families
  • Adults
  • Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi Speaking Clients
  • Family/Intimate Partner Violence

Stacey Karuhanga (she/her)

Registered Social Worker (RSW, MSW)

  • Virtual
  • In-Person
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Mornings
  • Parents
  • Families
  • Eating Disorders
  • Autism

Aaliya Blais-Batres (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

  • Virtual
  • In-Person
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Weekends
  • BIPOC
  • LGBTQ2SIA+

Mehana Heins (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

  • In-Person
  • Virtual
  • Athletes
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Evenings
Alison Lefebvre, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at LightHouse Counselling & Wellness in Kanata & Richmond, ON

Alison Lefebvre (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

  • Virtual
  • In-Person
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Daytime
  • Evenings
  • Sundays
  • Not Accepting New Clients

Child and Youth Counsellors

Niki Clement (she/her)

Child and Youth Counsellor

In today’s fast-paced society, it is common to feel overwhelmed and feel you are being stretched thin. Life, at times, can be hard! Parenting can be hard! It is important to know this is a very valid feeling and you are not alone. I believe everyone needs a little empowerment in various junctures in their life. I strive to create a warm, welcoming, validating environment, free from judgment. I am committed to fostering secure attachments and empowering both children and parents to navigate challenges and build strong foundations for growth and development. I work with my clients to listen to their needs and clearly understand their goals to move forward effectively. I recognize how uncomfortable and vulnerable therapy can be for some and I will meet my clients where they are, working at a pace they are comfortable with.

I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field, including with children and families struggling with severe mental health and behavioural challenges. My specialty is working with children, adolescents, and caregivers.

Clinical Interns

Jasmine Riley (she/her)

Clinical intern, supervised by registered psychotherapist

Individuals come to therapy with a variety of issues, interests, and ways of relating to their unique life experiences. My work is grounded in Attachment Theory and explores the key relationships in a person’s life that contribute to how they see themselves in the world. I integrate several therapeutic approaches to engage with each client in a way that is suited to their specific needs. My approach is based on the belief that a strong and compassion-focused relationship between therapist and client serves as the basis for safely exploring the underpinnings of each client’s current difficulties. I use a collaborative approach to counselling, which allows me to walk alongside individuals to promote acceptance, healing and growth.

I work with adults, teens, children and athletes in areas including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, relationship challenges, performance optimization, and coping skills.

Administration Team

Jessica House, Clinic Owner & Director at LightHouse Counselling & Wellness in Kanata & Richmond, ON

Jessica House (she/her)

RP, CCC- Clinic Owner and Director

With an unwavering commitment to fostering mental well-being, Jessica House stands as a seasoned therapist and visionary leader in the mental health field, boasting almost 20 years of dedicated experience. Her passion lies in empowering all people to unlock their fullest potential, and she ardently believes in collaborative, client-centered approaches to bring out the best in everyone.

Jessica holds a Master’s in Counselling Psychology and is distinguished as a Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor. Her rich professional history includes a combination of clinical and leadership roles that span across industries.

As the Founder and CEO of LightHouse Counselling and Wellness, Jessica’s mission is to improve people’s lives. Her entrepreneurial spirit is underpinned by her belief in the transformative power of mental health support.

Jessica is recognized as one of Ottawa’s practice champions specializing in infant and early childhood mental health. Her extensive training also encompasses cognitive-behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, collaborative problem-solving, and attachment-based approaches. This holistic toolkit allows her to tailor interventions that address the unique needs of her clients.

Proudly contributing to the broader mental health landscape, Jessica has developed innovative treatment programs designed to provide comprehensive support to children and families. These programs extend beyond traditional settings, reaching homes, schools, and daycares to create a web of care that nurtures mental well-being.

A resolute advocate for the rights and well-being of children, youth, and parents, Jessica has served on numerous mental health committees, where she tirelessly works to enhance the accessibility and quality of mental health resources.

Jessica’s compassionate approach, coupled with a dedication to innovation, positions her as a beacon of hope in the mental health arena. As Jessica continues to lead LightHouse Counselling and Wellness, her dedication to creating a ripple effect of positive change remains at the forefront, exemplifying the true essence of compassionate leadership in mental health care.

Samantha Davidson (she/her)

RP, Clinic Supervisor

As a dedicated Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, Samantha has a passion for supporting children, youth and parents in navigating mental health challenges. Throughout Samantha’s career, she has worked a range of settings including  private practice, community mental health, inpatient mental health treatment and hospitals. She has developed a wealth of expertise in assessing and treating a wide range of issues including anxiety, mood disorders, emotional dysregulation, family conflict, and behavioural challenges as well as high-risk behaviors including self-harm, eating disorders, suicide, and substance use. 
 
Samantha’s background includes extensive training and experience in various therapeutic modalities, such as  dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, attachment focused therapy and emotion focused therapy (EFT).  She holds her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Queen’s University and her Masters of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University . Samantha is a Registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with the CRPO and is an approved Practicum Supervisor for Yorkville University Masters students. 
 
With a broad knowledge base and practical experience, Samantha brings a wealth of insight and specialized expertise to her supervisor role. Samantha believes in providing a safe and supportive environment where therapists can explore their clinical work, deepen their understanding, and process any challenges they encounter.  She is deeply dedicated to supporting fellow clinicians and students seeking to enhance their clinical skills, cultivate their therapeutic style and build their confidence in working with a range of client populations.

Jessica Gagliano (she/her)

BA- Admin Assistant

Jessica studied at Carleton University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University with hopes of becoming a Registered Psychotherapist.  In her free time, Jessica enjoys taking long walks in nature, spending time with friends, family, and her cat (Margot), and learning more about our relationship with the earth, ourselves, and each other.

Karen Ritcey (she/her)

Admin Assistant

Karen is new to the Ottawa area, having relocated to be closer to her family and focus on a balanced lifestyle. In her free time, Karen can be found baking up a storm in her kitchen, doing laps at the pool, or listening to music and audiobooks.

LightHouse Counselling & Wellness

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