MEET OUR THERAPISTS
Terrace Wellness offers services by a range of experience and qualified registered psychotherapists and social workers of varying specializations.
We hope to ultimately provide an all-inclusive approach to therapy.
Lee-Anne Boucher, M.A, R.S.W, C.Y.C
Lee-Anne M Boucher- Masters in Psychotherapy, Counseling and Spirituality, Registered Social Worker, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Sociology ,Anthropology), Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker
My formal counseling training is in Attachment theory, Family systems, Emotion Focused, Humanistic/Existential, Behavioral and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has worked with children, youth and families for over 23 years in the field of education, social service agencies and residential homes. She has her own private practice that works with individuals, couples and families, as well as being the clinician for Terrace Residential Services.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and transparent. I believe therapy is a process that unfolds naturally. My role is to highlight undiscovered parts of yourself , that can help you understand who you are and how you manage your life. I believe this then translates into knowing and understanding how we relate to others and with this insight, therapy has a foundation.
Heather Church, BCBA, RP
Heather Church is a registered psychotherapist (RP) and board certified behaviour analyst (BCBA) and is finishing her Ph.D, focusing on mental health promotion.
Heather has over 16 years of experience working with children who have Autism and other developmental disorders. Inspired by the challenges that her clients conquer, the focus of her work has evolved over time, to include stress, trauma and anxiety. She serves people who face exploitation, abuse, brain injury, major life transitions and accommodation of major diagnoses in self or loved ones. She is available to provide psychotherapy or to develop and supervise behaviour intervention programs to teach new skills or manage challenging behaviours.
Shawna Davis, MA., R.P.
As a Registered Psychotherapist, I was formally trained in couples’ counselling. For the last twenty years, I have worked in the fields of children and youth mental health, and post-secondary education. Most of my work focuses on supporting youth and young adults with the daily struggles they face: anxiety, depression, school difficulties, social worries, and wondering if life will ever stop feeling like an uphill battle. It’s important for me to be able to meet my clients where they are at, so I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches in my work (IFS, CBT, ACT, and DBT). I am looking forward to hearing your story, and seeing how we can work together so you can get back to living the life you deserve to have.
Jordan Houlton, M.Ed, B.Ed
Jordan Houlton is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, holding a Masters in Counselling Psychology (M.Ed), and a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed).
Jordan began working with youth in 2009 as an elementary and middle school teacher. He quickly found his connection with youth was more about wellbeing, and supporting his students through the ups and downs of life. Jordan soon transitioned to psychotherapy and began practicing play therapy. Play is to kids what talk is to adults. Kids can often act, play, draw what’s on their minds easier than talking face-to-face. Jordan believes in the natural growth of the child, and often as adults the best thing we can do is facilitate and nurture this development in a warm and supportive environment.
Robyn Plane, MA, RP, CCC
Robyn has worked in the mental health profession for over 10 years, beginning his career as a behavioural therapist working with families and children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. He has worked in both institutional and private settings with individuals and families, providing support individually, at home and in the school environment.
During his graduate program Robyn worked with the Saint Paul Counselling Centre and Carleton University. At these locations he supported students and young adults in the community struggling with AD(H)D, learning difficulties, anxiety, depression, sexuality and relationship issues.
Robyn has spent the last several years working in the field of addiction both in residential and community based organizations and later applied these skills to private practice.
Robyn is a Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. He obtained his Master of Arts degree in Counselling & Spirituality from a joint program with the University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University. During this time his training focused on individual counselling and his research was primarily around mental health issues within the LGBTQ community.
He works as a part time instructor at Algonquin College and Saint Paul University and provides supervision to graduate level students. Robyn is also a Clinical Associate with Terrace Wellness Centre in Kanata and has been in private practice since 2013.
Rachael Riethman, B.Sc., MA Intern
Rachael is a Masters level intern student from Yorkville University. She has completed her course work and has joined Terrace Wellness Center to gain clinical experience. Rachael is supervised by Robyn Plane, MA, RP, CCC, a registered psychotherapist. She is available to provide low cost counselling to individuals for general mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, school difficulties, and self-esteem. Rachael has 14 year’s experience working in the autism field and is able to provide counselling for families experiencing the affects of autism.
Amanda Telford, MSW, RSW
Amanda Telford is passionate about mental health and wellbeing. She works with children, teens, and adults with a focus on depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, autism spectrum disorder, concurrent disorders, dual diagnosis, bullying, military families, trauma, and stress management, to name a few areas of focus. She is also registered with Health Canada EAS, which provides employee assistance program counselling for military/federal government employees and family members.
Amanda has worked in a variety of settings over the past 25 years including: CAS, CMHA Family Focused Case Management, the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, and most recently, private practice. Amanda is a graduate of Carleton University School of Social Work with a Masters in Social Work, and is also a registered member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers.
Amanda is committed to ongoing professional development, and has been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed CBT, Attachment Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. As well, as the mother of a wonderful 24 year old son, who is also nonverbal, lives happily with autism, and has been a strong advocate at the municipal and provincial levels for autism services, Amanda understands the struggles that many families encounter when raising children and teens with unique needs and differing abilities.
Amanda Tessier, MSc, RMFT, RP
I hold a Master’s of Science specializing in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph; I am a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) and a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with over eight years of experience specializing in couple, family and individual therapy. My work focuses in a variety of areas; however, I have a particular interest in working with those who have been impacted by trauma & abuse, relational issues with couples and families as well as issues related to sex therapy.
My work is grounded in a systemic perspective which means I pay particular attention to relationships and the impact that they have on the process of therapy for individuals, couples and families. My therapeutic approach is to provide support to help my clients explore new possibilities to life’s challenges. I work from a highly personalized approach and believe that every person’s experience of an event is different and, as such, every person’s experience of therapy should be reflective of that uniqueness. I take a perspective of compassion and empathy to help provide an outlet from which my clients can build upon their strengths and resources to attain the personal growth they desire. I tend to draw upon a variety of methodologies including Narrative Therapy, Dialogic Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Solution Oriented Therapy.
Whether you are searching for support and guidance during a difficult time, or you find yourself ready to take your life in a new direction, I look forward to working with you to achieve your hopes for the future.
Jen Thake, MA, MA, PhD, CCC(CCPA), RP(Q)
Jennifer’s academic training includes a Master’s in Counselling from the University of Ottawa. Jennifer also has a Master’s and PhD in empirical health psychology at Carleton University, where she has taught for the past 10 years. Her academic years provided her with an in-depth understanding of how well-being is greatly dependent upon the health of the mind, body and spirit.
Jennifer adapts her counselling approach to what best suits the client and his or her individual needs. She has been trained in a variety of effective counselling methods, including cognitive-behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness and self-compassion therapy. Jennifer specializes in working with those experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, panic, grief, disordered eating, chronic pain, aggression, and substance abuse and dependence.
Jennifer’s aim is to help move clients from a place of stress, hurt, and suffering to a place of increased self-awareness, self-compassion, and strength. She strongly believes that each client has the answers for a healthier and happier life within themselves. Her role as a counsellor is to help you discover these “answers” and help you put them into place.
In her spare time, she loves to simply “get outside”, practice yoga, run, sew, read, cook, spend time with friends and family, and spend countless hours on the internet.
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