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.
M.A., C. Psych
Clinical & Counselling Psychologist
Stephen White supervises the provision of psychoeducational assessments at the Colborne Street Clinic. He is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and has a practice in Clinical and Counselling Psychology. Stephen has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McGill University, a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore, and is a doctoral candidate in the Psychological Studies in Education program from the University of Alberta. He has been a practicing psychologist since 1993.
OCT, MEd, GD
Counselling Psychology, PhD in progress
Deborah is an Educational Consultant who graduated with her Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology and Master of Education and is currently a Ph.D. student with OISE/UofT in Developmental Psychology. She is involved with researchers in the Innovative Development in Educational Language Assessment Lab (IDELA) at the University of Toronto. As an educator with the Simcoe County District School Board for over 20 years, she has recently spent five years as a board consultant for literacy and math before returning to the Special Education Resource Teacher role. She holds specialist qualifications in Librarianship, Reading, Math, and Special Education. Deborah also works with Lakehead University in the Faculty of Education in Orillia as a Faculty Advisor and Contract Lecturer. She is passionate about supporting the diverse needs of students in the education system today, including, but not limited to, a range of cognitive and developmental needs and abilities in all subject areas.
Rob Jagosky is a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Rob has worked with several school boards in the Muskoka, Parry Sound, and North Bay regions conducting psycho-educational assessments under the supervision of a registered psychologist. Presently, he is supervised in private practice by registered psychologist Stephen White. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from York University, a M.A. in Counselling Psychology, and is presently in the second year of a doctoral program in Educational and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto. Rob has conducted assessments and provided therapy to school-age children, adolescents, and adults, and has worked in hospitals, public school boards, and private settings in his career.
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.