Who We Are
The Children’s Treatment Centre is fortunate to have a group of eminently qualified and highly skilled clinicians who make up the Centre’s Clinical Staff. They have provided high quality counselling services to sexually or physically abused children and their families in our community for the past 24 years based on two Client Satisfaction Surveys done during those years with the results showing high levels of satisfaction reported by clients who received service from the Centre. Furthermore, the Centre has not received a single service complaint during those years and parent/caregiver referrals now make up the majority of the referrals the Centre receives. The clients who received service from the Centre are its major P.R. ambassadors.
eminently qualified and highly skilled clinicians
Robert Smith, Executive Director, has a Master’s Degree and has completed all the doctoral courses at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education for a doctorate in human development. He worked at The Children’s Aid Society as a supervisor for 11 years and was the supervisor of The Child Abuse Treatment Program at C.A.S. until it was terminated. He is a highly skilled counsellor who is well respected for his expertise in the area of child abuse.
Nathalie Lamarche, Registered Psychotherapist, has been a therapist at the Centre for 22 years. She has a B.A. in Psychology, a Bachelor Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree from the University of Quebec in Montreal. She received training in Sand Play Therapy, EMDR Therapy and other forms of trauma treatment. Nathalie is a competent and highly accomplished psychotherapist with the skill and expertise to relate to children of all age groups and their parents.
Chloé Bériault is our new Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). She holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She specializes in anxiety, depression, and trauma. She has gained experience through diverse settings including abuse, domestic abuse, addiction, and mental health issues. Chloé ensures high quality services while being down-to-earth and caring. She uses effective approaches such as Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-based approach in her clinical sessions.
Dr. Beth Pollock
Dr. Beth Pollock, Clinical Neuropsychologist, provides psychological, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessments to children and adolescents referred by counsellors at the Centre. Dr. Pollock has a Ph.D. from the University of Windsor. She joined the Centre’s Clinical Team 10 years ago. Dr. Pollock provides invaluable clinical knowledge and perspectives to counsellors to develop the best treatment plan for each child. She is an asset to the Centre’s Clinical Team.
Robine Sabourin joined The Children’s Treatment Centre 12 years ago as our Administrative Assistant. She has a diploma from St. Lawrence College and works very closely with the Clinical Team and Project Coordinator. She is a very positive, dedicated and highly skilled person to have working at the Centre.
DOING MORE FOR CHILDREN TOGETHER
The Children’s Treatment Centre operates with the help of our generous volunteer receptionists and drivers. Their dedication and kindness helps to make a difference in the lives of our children.
What a very fulfilling way to spend some of your extra time, volunteering at The Children’s Treatment Centre. The first person the children will see upon entering the Centre is the smiling, warm faces of the volunteers, who make them feel welcome, not intimidated.
The Children’s Treatment Centre is lucky to have a dedicated selection of volunteer receptionists who are there to offer snacks and juices to the children and to make sure they are comfortable. Part of their responsibilities are booking appointments, answering the numerous telephone calls received daily, writing receipts for the various fundraisers and also to enter data into the computer. The Children’s Treatment Centre is funded exclusively through community donations and through having a volunteer replace the receptionist, the Centre is able to save about $25,000.00 or more yearly which in turn is helping a wonderful cause “THE CHILDREN”.
Where would The Children’s Treatment Centre be without the volunteer drivers who donate their precious time and their vehicles.
We are indeed blessed to have several dedicated volunteers willing to drive and pick up the children who have appointments at the Centre for counselling but no way of getting there. They take pride in helping the children receive the counselling they need and do not hesitate to drive to Maxville, Alexandria, Winchester and various other locations in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry to pick up these children and then return them after their appointments.
It takes special people to provide transportation to children and their families in need at a time in their life when a helping hand is greatly appreciated. So on their behalf “THANK YOU”.