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Meet Our Practitioners

Elizabeth Van Houtte


I have worked in the field for over 35 years. My specialty is recovery-oriented services focusing on mental health for individuals and couples. People need the opportunity to freely discuss, and heal from, their journey. I specialized for many years in vocational rehabilitation counselling. In addition, I am a breast cancer survivor. I have experienced firsthand the grief, loss, and uncertainty of a life-altering illness. Teaching has honed my skills in offering knowledge and mentorship to those working on their personal or professional life plan. A compassionate, calm, and open dialogue will build strength in coping and conviction in recovery.

My specialty is in mental health, including depression, anxiety, coping and life transitions. I also have a specialization in vocational rehabilitation, assisting those with disabilities returning to work and/or school or training.

Elizabeth Van Houtte Bio
Jennifer Coolbear
C. Psych.

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Jennifer is a registered Clinical Psychologist specializing in providing psychological services to children, adolescents, and their parents. She provides services to children and youth experiencing a broad range of challenges (e.g., anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, externalizing problems, attachment disruptions, caregiver-child relationship difficulties) using evidence-based clinical approaches. Jennifer has an interest in treating trauma, including developmental trauma, traumatic loss/grief, and PTSD.
Jennifer received her Doctorate Degree in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University in 2000 and completed her clinical training in a variety of settings. Dr. Coolbear is currently a Clinical Lead Psychologist at Kinark Child and Family Services. At Kinark she provides assessment, intervention, and consultation services to youth and their families using various approaches (e.g., CBT, TF-CBT and DBT). In addition, she provides clinical supervision and consultation to staff.
Jennifer has offered private practice services through The Colborne Street Clinic since moving to the Orillia area in 2018.

Jennifer Coolbear Bio
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