Meet the Team

PSYCHOLOGISTS:

Dr. Andrea M. Lee, C. Psych.  

** CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS **

Phone: (613) 710-0415        e-mail: andrea.lee@leehealth.ca

Andrea2-1005x1024Dr. Andrea Lee is a registered psychologist in the areas of Clinical, Rehabilitation, and Health Psychology. She has diverse training experiences in a variety of settings. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) degree in Psychology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. She received her master’s degree in 2006 and her Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Florida in Clinical Psychology. Her predoctoral internship and post-doctoral residency took place in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba.  Dr. Lee has presented at local, national, and international conferences and authored or co-authored a number of journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopaedia entries.  She has served as Interim Director of the Practice Directorate of the Canadian Psychological Association.  Dr. Lee is competent in conducting diagnostic assessments with adults with mental health issues, as well as with those with both mental health and physical health problems. She sees adults in individual therapy and her approach to therapy is primarily cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness. She is also able to pull from other forms of therapy such as emotion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and cognitive processing therapy as deemed appropriate for each individual case. The topics of intervention she is involved with are: stress, depression, anxiety (phobias, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD), trauma, grief, adjustment to illness, pain management, relationships and interpersonal conflict, behaviour modification relating to healthy lifestyles, body image, self-esteem and personal growth.

Dr. Emily Sibbald, C. Psych.  

** CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS **

Phone: (613) 627-4656      e-mail: emily.sibbald@leehealth.ca

Emily-766x1024Dr. Emily Sibbald provides assessment services and therapy to adults. She works with a wide-range of clients experiencing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, anger problems, and coping with acute or chronic injury. Her main interests are working with adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment to injury or disability. Dr. Sibbald’s primary approach to therapy integrates cognitive-behavioural therapy with mindfulness-based approaches. Her objective is to work collaboratively with clients to establish goals and tailor individualized treatments. Dr. Sibbald emphasizes identifying client strengths and assisting them to employ those strengths while learning and developing new coping strategies. Dr. Sibbald is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the areas of Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa and her pre-doctoral internship at University of Ottawa’s Centre for Psychological Services and Research. She has received training at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, and the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre among others. She is a professional member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Ontario Psychological Association.

REGISTERED PSYCHOTHERAPIST:

Katie Greenough, M.A., RP, CCC  

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Phone: (613) 899-9458      e-mail: katie.greenough@leehealth.ca

Katie Greenough is a registered psychotherapist treating adolescents and adults. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling (2012) from Saint Paul University in Ottawa, where she specialized in couples counselling. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Highest Honours) in Psychology (2010) from Carleton University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in International Relations from the University of Toronto (2001). Katie is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and also holds professional membership in the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Katie has experience working at rural community health centres, as well as at a rehabilitation clinic offering integrated programming for individuals recovering from both physical and psychological injuries. Katie provides psychotherapy using a variety of treatment modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, interpersonal psychotherapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). She always aims to tailor treatment to meet clients’ needs, and involves clients in treatment planning through goal-setting and collaboration. Katie treats individuals facing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, chronic pain, and concussion. She emphasizes the development of healthy communication skills and emotion regulation skills for all clients.

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATE UNDER SUPERVISED PRACTICE:

Ms. Sara Bringas, M.A., C.Psych.Assoc. (Supervised Practice) 

** CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS **

Phone: (613) 809-7833      e-mail: sara.bringas@leehealth.ca

Sara Bringas received a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Psychology from the Pontifical University of Salamanca in 2002. Two years later, she completed her Master's of Psycho-oncology and Palliative care at the Complutense University of Madrid, and in 2010 she received her certification in Gestalt Therapy from the Spanish Society for Gestalt therapy. She has extensive training experiences in cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, counselling and life coaching, among others.

Sara worked several years at the Thoracic and General Surgery Department at San Carlos Clinical University Hospital in Spain assisting in the psychological diagnosis and treatment of oncological and non-oncological patients. She held a predoctoral fellowship for psychological research and published and presented results both in medical and psychological congresses and scientific journals. She also held several managerial positions with pharmaceutical companies.

Sara specializes in working with adults seeking treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, chronic pain and health issues, particularly oncology patients. She believes in a holistic, respectful and compassionate approach in therapy as the best way to help others. Sara is passionate about supporting clients in managing their lives. She has lived in several countries and worked with people from many different geographical regions around the globe. She practices in both English and Spanish.

Sara is currently under supervised practice to become registered as a psychological associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with competencies in clinical and health psychology. She is a member of the Ottawa Academy of Psychology and Canadian Psychological Association.

CERTIFIED YOGA THERAPIST:

Ms. Sara Kendrick, MA, C-IAYT 

**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR VIDEO SESSIONS**

Phone: (613) 690-4075    e-mail: sara.e.kendrick@gmail.com

Sara Kendrick was first introduced to yoga in 2002 as a way to ease pain and improve movement after a car accident. In 2012, she completed her 200-hour Hatha Yoga teacher training.  While seeking a deeper understanding of the principles of Yoga, she continued her learning and completed an 800-Hour Yoga Therapy Certification by 2016, and therefore has assembled a powerful Yoga Therapy tool box.  She holds the title of Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and Yoga Therapist with the Canadian Yoga Alliance.

In 2017, she completed a Master’s in Counselling Psychology, as well as a specialty training in Trauma through the Trauma Centre with the Justice Resource Centre.  Further, in 2018 she completed the practitioner stream of Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP). She is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She feels that it is an honour now to hold space for clients, creating the possibility and opportunity for change.

What is Yoga Therapy?

“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the teaching and practices of yoga” (IAYT). The yogic tradition sees each individual as a multidimensional system, which includes every aspect of the body, the breath, the mind, and the emotions. Yoga therapy takes the application of these teachings within a therapeutic environment to fully support each individual where they are to increase awareness and direction to desired goals.

What are the goals?

The goal(s) of each session will vary with each individual. Meeting each individual where they are and working towards reducing, eliminating and/or managing symptoms that are causing suffering, improving health and wellbeing; changing the relationship with the condition; as well as creating tools to help each individual address and prevent the underlying causes of suffering.