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
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, Registered 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.
Gisele Lamontagne MA, TSI, PhD, 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 easy.
Denis Loranger BA, MA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Denis Loranger obtained a master's degree in counseling and spirituality from Saint Paul University in Ottawa with a concentration in couples and families. He is a member of the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario. He works part-time as a psychotherapist at the Maison Fraternité where he offers individual, parental and family therapy to families affected by a problem of consumption and / or dependence. Denis also runs support groups for parents there. He is known for being a compassionate, easy-going and committed person who inspires trust and openness.
He specializes in teenagers suffering from anxiety, depression, challenging behaviours, ADHD and addictions. He also specializes in couples therapy.