ABOUT DR. ROBERGE
Dr. Martine Roberge provides psychological services (i.e., assessment and treatment) to children, adolescents, adults and families in both English and French. Dr. Roberge’s areas of practice include children and adolescents presenting with behavioural challenges, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depression and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Roberge’s approach to therapy is integrative, combining elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy and emotion-focused therapy within a systemic perspective.
Dr. Roberge obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa in 1997. She was previously with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) where she worked as a psychologist and clinical director in the Day Treatment Program, a specialized program for children with behavioural challenges. She also worked at the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC) in both the Early Childhood program and the Behavioural Services program where she provided diagnostic assessments and supervision to behavioural consultants. Dr. Roberge worked at the Centre Psychosocial pour enfants et familles d’Ottawa and for the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario. She was a consultant for the Children’s Integration Support Services and CAS, and taught at University of Ottawa. Dr. Roberge is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Dalia Wood BA, MA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
She is a child therapist who has been working with children, youth and young adults regarding a variety of issues. Some of these issues include and not exclusive to ADHD, anxiety, depression, behavioural issues, attachment difficulties. Dalia has special training in play therapy which allows her to use play as a way to build rapport with children aiming to increases the efficiency of treatment. She also uses CBT, DBT, narrative therapy in her practice. Dalia is a family-oriented therapist and believes in the importance of incorporating the family in the therapeutic process for a positive therapeutic journey.
Josette Kodsi , MSS, TSI Social Worker
Josette offers a kind and compassionate space to support children, youth and families going through significant challenges. She thrives to create a therapeutic environment where children, adolescents and parents feel safe and are able to work together to identify their strengths and to find the confidence and the courage to move forward. Using an integrative approach combining tools from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy, she supports her clients who struggle with behavioural challenges, grief, stress, anxiety and depression.
Josette holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Ottawa. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the same University. She is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She started her career at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and continued in the school setting where she still offers counselling services to students at both elementary and secondary levels. She occasionally enjoys doing public speaking events issues related mental health, stress and parenting.
Michael Francis BA, MA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Michael has completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. Previously, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Child Studies, both at Carleton University. He is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and has completed training in DBT.
Michael is a psychotherapist who uses a person-centered method to shape his therapeutic approach to the needs of the client and the nature of presenting issues. To achieve this, he takes into consideration the cognitive, cultural, developmental, and interpersonal styles of his clients. Michael prides himself on his ability to connect with and understand clients and uses that connection to build change collaboratively.
Michael has received training in DBT and often uses that to inform his technique but also considers aspects of EFT, SFT, and CBT. Michael has been working with children and adults with developmental disabilities and exceptionalities including but not limited to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Challenging Behaviour, ADHD, Anxiety, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Attachment Disorders. Michael has experience as a counsellor with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board and has worked in residential care for the last five years. During this time, he has supported individuals firsthand with their daily struggles and worked closely with them to help them achieve their goals. Michael enjoys helping families see their children reach milestones that may have been thought unachievable.