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A treatment plan, created for you.


Our goal is to provide a level of care that works for you. Before recommending any form of treatment, we’ll conduct a comprehensive assessment, taking into account your current situation, your needs, and what you’re comfortable with.

Counselling and Therapy

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Individual Counselling

Our one-on-one (individual) counselling takes place in a comfortable and confidential environment. Our goal is to encourage an experience that feels safe and non-judgemental, allowing the individual to explore their personal limits and vulnerabilities at their own pace. Working towards a deeper understanding of the self as well as a goal-oriented approach to change will be supported by one of our qualified and compassionate therapists.

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Couple / Family Counselling

An integrated approach to treatment that not only focuses on the individual, but on their family environment as well.

Couple / family counselling engages the group in conversations focused on developing problem-solving skills, motivation for change, and assigning accountability for each person.

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Counselling for kids and teens

Navigating school, family life and friendships isn't always easy.

We offer specialized counselling and support for kids and teens with issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Social Skill Building
  • Navigating Friendships
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Bullying

Clients will learn to power though challenges, and build resiliency.

We equip them for the challenges of growing up by helping them develop their own "tool box" of strategies they can apply anytime in life.

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Psychotherapy provides insight into the challenges and obstacles that get in the way of enjoying day-to-day life, cultivating healthy relationships, and accomplishing your goals.

In a safe, comfortable, supportive space, we'll help you develop the self-awareness to navigate life's challenges, and improve your overall well-being.

Our practical, evidence-based treatment models are proved help affect positive change quickly, reduce symptoms, and increase resiliency.

Whether you or a loved one is suffering from:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Stress
  • Burnout
  • An Eating Disorder
  • Relationship Problems
  • Adjusting to Life Transitions
or other areas of mental, emotional, and behavioral health, psychotherapy can help.

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Substance Use Disorder and Process Addiction Programs and Services

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

This program focuses on sharing and learning from each others’ experiences as a group. Developing recovery skills and life skills, and reintegrating back into the community.

Our intensive program covers four weekly private small group therapy sessions (total 8 hours/week), as well as one weekly individual session (total 1 hour/week).

The duration of our intensive program is 3 months.

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Semi-Intensive Program

This program focuses on sharing and learning from each others’ experiences as a group. Developing recovery skills and life skills, and reintegrating back into the community.

Our semi-intensive program covers two weekly private small group therapy sessions (total 4 hours/week), as well as one weekly individual session (total 1 hour/week).

The duration of our semi-intensive program is 3 months.

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Eating Disorder Psychoeducation and Psychotherapy Group

This group is for people with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

Our weekly group meetings focus on sharing and learning from each others’ experiences, reducing stigma, and providing meaningful help, support, and information at all stages of recovery.

This program is professionally-facilitated by Miriam Yaffe, MSSW.

Miriam holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Colombia University, and is a member of the OTSTCFQ (Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec). She specializes in the evidence-based treatment of eating disorders.

Miriam brings a wealth of knowledge, and over 15 years of experience into her practice.

The duration of our semi-intensive program is 3 months.

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Sober Companion and Mentorship Program

Adjusting to a sober lifestyle can be a daunting and difficult task. The Sober Companion and Mentorship Program at Lighthouse Counselling Centre provides additional support that many individuals need in early recovery. The therapeutic relationship developed with our mentors and companions is for those who can benefit from additional assistance and care in maintaining abstinence and ultimately reaching their goals in recovery.

Focusing on healthy living and lifestyle, our mentors, coaches and companions provide our clients with the necessary tools and steps needed to reintroduce important routines and habits into their lives. This includes healthy dieting, exercise, regulated sleep patterns, hygiene, mindfulness/meditation and many other practices and tools designed to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Our companions and mentors have a lived experience of addiction and now demonstrate a strong commitment to their recovery. Under the supervision of the clinical staff and having done the work themselves to stay sober, the mentor is able to provide counsel on best practices in early recovery and will help introduce individuals to a supportive and dynamic recovery community that they can be a part of.

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Family Support Program

In this program, we provide education and support for family members and loved ones to better understand addictive behaviors and mental health issues. This is a space to learn and share experiences in a safe environment, where family members can heal together.

  • Understand how addiction works (causes and symptoms)
  • Develop coping skills
  • Learn how to set clear and firm boundaries
  • Understand and avoid enabling behaviors
  • Improve communication styles

Knowledge, resiliency, and support help families and partners achieve sustained, long-term recovery for the ones they love.

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Lighthouse uses “stepped care”, an evidence-based approach that matches the right level of care to your unique needs and situation.

We use the Behavioral Health Index and/or the Addiction Severity Index as part of our comprehensive assessment. These invaluable tools help provide a foundational overview of where you’re at, and what your specific and immediate needs are.

Lighthouse has access to the online editions of these assessments, which are delivered via a secure website, so they can be safely filled out from the comfort of your own home.

Next, we conduct a private, in-person clinical interview, whose recommendations are based on ASAM criteria. This helps us address your needs, obstacles and liabilities, and determine your strengths, resources, and support structure. (You can learn more on the American Society of Addiction Medicine website).

From there, we create a treatment plan tailored for you.

We also have access to a variety of other online screeners and analysis tools to identify potential pathologies. These are not for the purpose of diagnosis, but used to shine a light on problems you might not be aware of. If a diagnosis is needed, can refer to our allied professionals to ensure you’ll receive the right specialized care.

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We are proud to offer intervention services in partnership with Hired Sobriety.

An intervention is a process where a trained counselor leads a group of family, friends, or co-workers as they confront and motivate an addict to seek treatment.

Our interventionists will prepare friends and family for a successful intervention as well as lead the intervention itself.

Recommended for:

  • Gathering friends and family in a unified effort
  • Help dealing with denial, manipulation, and anger
  • Guiding effective ways to present feelings
  • Moderating communications during the intervention
  • Helping the addict recognize the need for treatment
  • Recommending treatment options

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Monitoring – Soberlink

Monitoring provides accountability and helps ensure continued success in recovery.

Soberlink is an innovative solution for remote alcohol monitoring. It’s a professional grade Breathalyzer, with technology that uses facial recognition to confirm identity, tamper resistant sensors to ensure integrity of the tests, and automation to create a seamless monitoring solution.

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Monitoring – Urine Analysis

Monitoring provides accountability and helps ensure continued success in recovery.

We administer urine analysis tests to provide monitoring for drug and alcohol use.

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Well-being and Resilience Training Programs

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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

These programs combine meditation, breathing techniques, yoga, and other methods to integrate mindfulness into everyday life.

Mindfulness helps you understand the relationships between your thoughts, your feelings, and your behaviors. By connecting the dots, you’ll develop a self-awareness and learn life skills that empower you to regain control of your life.

  • Develop awareness of personal triggers and habitual reactions, and learn ways to create a pause in this seemingly automatic process
  • Change our relationship to discomfort, learning to recognize challenging emotional and physical experiences and responding to them in skillful ways
  • Foster a nonjudgmental, compassionate approach toward ourselves and our experiences
  • Build a lifestyle that supports both mindfulness practice and recovery

These are evidence-based treatment models that help affect change quickly, reduce symptoms, and increase resiliency.

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Our DBT program (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) treats patterns of compulsive behavior with simple but effective techniques. Through a combination of life skills and mindfulness techniques, DBT provides the tools and know-how to create lasting change.

  • Develop coping mechanisms (such as mindfulness and distress tolerance) for stressful situations
  • Learn how to regulate emotions more effectively
  • Build self-confidence and self-esteem

This is an evidence-based treatment model that helps affect change quickly, reduce symptoms, and increase resiliency.

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MindLock Sports Psychology

MindLock is a sports psychology company that specializes in mental training for high-performance athletes. Their personal development programs include individualized plans, which implement online sessions and live performance evaluations to maximize growth.

Individual Monthly Program
(Recurring price, membership format)

  • Weekly sessions (4/month, last 45-60 mins)
  • Includes online sessions, performance evaluations and personalized worksheets/activities

Group/Team Program

  • Same as above
  • Weekly LIVE sessions with group (if in Ottawa region)
  • If not, same structure as above^. Will be one-on-one online but feature more live evaluations.
  • Price subject to amount of members in the group. Can dilute down to $80/month with a group of 10+.

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Anger Management Program

An important part of recovery is moving from anger to forgiveness. Our anger management program helps people with anger issues learn to process and express emotions in a healthier way.

  • Learn relaxation techniques to calm your body’s physiological responses to anger
  • Develop better communication skills to prevent outbursts
  • Discover cognitive restructuring techniques that change the way you think about your emotions

Unresolved anger can be a common relapse trigger in recovery, particularly if it was anger that led to the addiction in the first place. Addressing anger issues during treatment is essential for successful long-term recovery.

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Aftercare Service Provider

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Transition of Care

We provide aftercare solutions for treatment centers and for individuals coming out of a formal level of treatment.

Residential treatment centres provide a strong support network while you’re there. But when you come home, suddenly that level of support is no longer there for you. You may feel very alone.

Research shows that the longer your period of treatment, the greater your chances of success.

Our aftercare solutions provide the support you need to stay successful in your recovery. We focus on individual counselling, small group therapy, case management, “check-ins” (over the phone, or in short face-to-face sessions as needed), and anything else you might need to help get connected and re-integrated into the community.

Depending on your needs, we can offer intensive and semi-intensive outpatient counselling programs, and individual / couple / family counselling.

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Referring Out (For Clients)

We'll always act in our clients' best interest. While we’d love to be able to treat everyone in-house, we'll refer out if you’d benefit from a more specialized service.

We work closely with trusted professionals who specialize in different areas, and we appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of the different services out there.

Our priority is to make the best possible recommendations for you. We’re confident in the quality of care you’ll receive, whether in-house or through a referral.

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Referring In (For Professionals)

Want to refer to us?

We work with professionals to offer clients support and comprehensive treatment in addition to individual work being done outside of Lighthouse.

We encourage clients to maintain existing relationships with their therapist and/or case manager, while we offer a complementary program to support their overall treatment goals.

This collaboration allows professionals to retain their clients, while clients benefit from Lighthouse’s team approach through small group therapy, check-ins, and peer support.

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We’re not here to judge.
We understand what you’re going through, and we’re here to help.

Phone: 514-868-1922
Email: info@centrelighthouse.ca

5890 Av. de Monkland, Suite 205
Montréal, QC H4A 1G2

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