Meet the People

Who is Lighthouse Wellness?

Lighthouse Wellness Centre is a private clinic that offers a range of quality, effective, empathetic counselling and wellness services for children, adolescence, adults and families. We are one of the few counselling centres that counsel children as young as 3 years old around issues caused by divorce, death and other challenges. We help individuals and families improve their resilience in mental and emotional health so you can feel empowered, happier, healthier, and, live a more fulfilling life. 

Mission

Our Mission is to create a space where you can receive support, guidance and direction during the storms of life.

Jenny Steele, RPN, BScPN

Hi, I’m Jenny.  I completed my Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing Degree from Brandon University in 2009 and I hold a current registration with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba. I bring a holistic and individualized approach of wellbeing to my clients. Over the past 12 years I have worked with clients of all ages, helping my clients regain self-awareness, confidence, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and helping clients with anxiety, depression, identity exploration, gender dysphoria, stress, trauma, grief and anger.

 

I have worked with children, youth and adults experiencing a wide variety of concerns. I provide a supportive, open, safe and non-judgmental space for my clients.  I help to build a strong relationship based on trust, using a down-to-earth, empathic approach and through professional and personal experience. I have worked with my clients to rebuild their strengths, to help them find new solutions to their problems, overcome challenging situations and to reach their goals, by offering counselling tailored to the needs of my clients and their unique journey.

 

I help clients develop and sustain a healthy lifestyle by integrating evidence-based therapies, such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, relationship based therapy techniques and nutrition, exercise or alternative healing modalities upon request, to maximize their wellbeing.

 

I recognize that taking this first step can be the most vulnerable, intimidating and yet the most courageous experience one may ever take.  I welcome my clients into a space filled with compassion, warmth empathy and humor.

 

I am an approved provider for First Nations and Inuit Health Branch and private fee for service clients.

Luanne, RPN BScPN, TPP 

Hi, I’m Luanne. I completed my degree in Bachelors of Science in Psychiatric Nursing, at the University of Brandon, in 2014 and completed my Certification in Therapeutic Play Skills through Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institution in 2021.  I have worked with people from all walks of life. Over the past 7 year I gained experience, training, and special interest in the following areas: ADHD/ Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity, Abuse/ Survivors of Abuse, Addictions/ Clients on Opioid Agonist Therapy, Autism, Anxiety, Child and Adolescent Issues, Childhood Trauma, Depression, Gender Dysphoria.

I am a passionate advocate for child and family health, LGBTIQ2S and racial equity, and bringing high quality harm reduction and trauma-informed services and solutions for some of the most pressing issues facing children, adolescent, adults, and the community.

 

My therapeutic approach is empathetic and collaborative. I believe each person brings a lot to the table already. I simply walk with you through the process to help you recover hope, build on your coping tool kit and connect with resources. I am a big fan of slowing down the chaos and coping creatively.

 

I have training in a wide variety of best practice and evidence-based treatment models including but not limited to, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, DBT: Distress tolerance & Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, Solution-Focus Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Play Therapy.

 

My office is a safe space where together we can look at what's troubling you, explore unhelpful patterns of thought and behavior, and begin a process of change.  It can be intimidating to seek out counselling but I encourage you to move past the fear and reach out, it will be so rewarding!

 

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela

 

I am an approved provider for First Nations and Inuit Health Branch and private fee for service clients.