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
Gisèle Lamontagne MA, MSW Registered Social Worker
Gisèle Lamontagne has been working as a therapist for 25 years. She is a graduate in psychology, has a master's degree in social work and a doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy (psycho-corporal approaches).
For nine years, she worked with victims of car accidents, criminal actors and other trauma. During this period, she developed knowledge in EMDR and IMO, the approaches she still uses. Then she was part of the team at the Jewish Center in Ottawa, then at the Psychosocial Center and the Lower Town Community Resource Center.
She works with children and teens who have reported anxiety problems, behavioral problems, ADHD; who face bullying in school or learning difficulties, or any other difficulties. She enjoys working with parents to overcome the challenges of this important role. Thus, she regularly runs parenting workshops, on various topics as well as positive discipline.
Above all, Gisèle Lamontagne, seeks to create a strong therapeutic link with her clients in order to make them at ease.
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.
Camille Champagne, BCom, MA Candidate, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) & Psychometrist
Camille is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and psychometrist who has been working at the clinic since its opening, in the summer of 2018. She obtained her Honours Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Ottawa and is currently completing her practicum for her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the Yorkville University. She has been trained and is supervised by Dr. Martine Roberge
As a psychotherapist, Camille uses a person centered approach to therapy by taking a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental stance with her clients. She uses interventions based in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Existential Therapy. Her domains of professional interests are Anxiety, Depression, Emotion Dysregulation, ADHD, low self-esteem and ASD.
As a psychometrist, Camille assists Dr. Roberge with assessments, an important process in the lives of children, teenagers and families. She is passionate in making a difference in children's lives and help them reach their own potential.
Camille is also a certified yoga teacher and has co-created the therapeutic therapy groups at the Dr. Martine Roberge's Clinic.