About Us

We at Saterra Psychological & Counselling Services are very excited to provide psychological and mental health services to individuals in Kanata, Stittsville, Barrhaven, the West Ottawa community, and the Ottawa Valley.


Saterra is a full-service mental health clinic offering all our clients with highest quality evidence-based mental health services in a professional, warm, caring, and ethically principled atmosphere.


A balance between mental and physical health is the foundation of positive mental health. Our goal is to help you realize and build on your strengths throughout the therapeutic process. We believe that the best results are achieved when clients and therapists work collaboratively.


Saterra associate psychologists and therapists are also strong advocates for mental health, believing in the importance of raising awareness and building a strong community. Saterra associates provide outreach services through consultation with other health professionals, organizations, and interest groups. In addition to our work with individual clients, we provide talks and presentations on a number of topics at a variety of functions and events.


We take great care to ensure a quick turnaround time between your initial contact and first session. We value accessibility and do our best to minimize wait times.


We at Saterra look forward to being a part of your health and wellness journey.


Dr. Davina Bakerman, C. Psych

Psychologist, Co-Director

I provide a compassionate, authentic, and warm approach to psychotherapy. I use a collaborative approach to help identify goals and strategies to support each individual reach his or her full potential. I have worked in many different settings (e.g., private practice, primary & tertiary care, and community mental health clinics), providing individual therapy, psychodiagnostic assessment, group therapy, and consultation to other professionals.

Dr. Vanessa Illing, C. Psych

Psychologist, Co-Director

My career has included assessing and treating a full range of mental health concerns common to adolescents and adults. I have many years of clinical experience conducting psychological assessments, individual therapy, and group therapy. My therapy experience has focused on clinical issues, health issues, and rehabilitation issues. I will provide you with a genuine, nonjudgmental, and understanding space to share your concerns.

Dr. Adam McCaffrey, C. Psych


I am a trained School and Clinical Child Psychologist with a passion and concentrated training in understanding learning disabilities and barriers students may have to learning and growth in life. I focus on helping students (ages 4 to 20) by assessing what existing barriers may be getting in the way of their natural propensity to learn.

Ms. Amanda Dupont, C. Psych


With many years of experience working with a varied clientele, I have the necessary knowledge and understanding to assure clients that their concerns are being heard and that there can be hope to improve and feel better. I provide psychological counselling to children, adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Danielle Ransom, C. Psych


I believe that the therapist-client relationship is often an integral part of a person’s success in therapy. To help build and maintain this relationship, I provide a nonjudgmental, genuine, and supportive environment. I work with clients to develop individualized treatment.

Dr. Judy Makinen, C. Psych


I provide the highest quality care to adolescents, adults (including seniors), couples, and families. Using attachment theory as the lens to understand painful interactional patterns, I focus on emotional processing to help family members reconnect with each other in a manner that leads to safe and secure attachments.

Mr. Everett L. Adams II, C. Psych


I provide individual therapy and consultation services for children (ages 6+ years), adolescents, and young adults. My theoretical approach to therapy combines support, empathy, clinical knowledge, and collaboration.

Dr. Marta Kadziolka, C. Psych (Supervised Practice)

Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Under the supervision of a registered clinical psychologist, I provide individual therapy services to adults as well as psychological and psychoeducational assessments to children and adolescents. I follow a collaborative and strengths-based approach to psychotherapy. To build and maintain a strong relationship,

Dr. Sophie Duranceau, C. Psych (Supervised Practice)

Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

I provide individual therapy and assessments to adolescents and seniors. I strive to create an environment that fosters safety, empathy, and interpersonal connectedness, and I can help clients derive meaning from their lived experiences.

Ms. Tina Carby

Social Worker

As a social worker I provide therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families across the lifespan. I provide a relaxed, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere. I use evidence-based, problem-solving, and strengths-based approaches, while drawing on each client’s personal experiences.

Mr. Dwight Thompson, MSW, RSW

Social Worker

I provide counselling therapy to couples and individuals. I enjoy primarily working with couples, and am currently in the process of working towards certification in the Gottman approach to couples counselling.

Ms. Christine Keown

Registered Psychotherapist

I am a registered psychotherapist with over a decade of experience working with children and youth, both as a counsellor and teacher. I am coming from working with high-risk youth. I enjoy working with families and have done work with parents and collaborative teams.

Ms. Shawna Davis

Registered Psychotherapist

For the last 20 years, I have worked with individuals in the fields of youth mental health and post-secondary education. Most of my work focuses on supporting youth and adults with the daily struggles they face: anxiety, depression, school and relationship difficulties, and social worries.

Mr. Colin Ellis

Registered Psychotherapist

I provide care and support to adolescents and adults when life’s difficulties become overwhelming. I believe strongly that the most important ingredient for change in therapy is a trusting, collaborative relationship.

Ms. Sabra Lawrie

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

I have experience in understanding the needs of clients and can assist you with selecting one of Saterra’s competent and dedicated associates. You can count on me to be discreet and professional at all times.

Ms. Sofia Hidershaj

Administrative Assistant

My goal is to create a welcoming, non-judgmental and safe environment for you to trust. I look forward to patiently listen to all your concerns, attentively answer your inquiries over the phone, via email, or in person, and help you in any way possible with your care plans.