Our Team

Dr. David Armstrong, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Director / Psychologist

Dr. Armstrong conducts assessments and oversees clinical services at KPC. He is a clinical psychologist, focusing on children and youth. Dr. Armstrong has held positions as Chief Psychologist at Upper Canada District School Board, Psychologist at Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca, and psychology staff at Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital. He has also held limited-term faculty appointments to Nipissing University and has authored a number of scientific articles. As a proponent of rural community mental health services, Dr. Armstrong also provides ongoing consultation and/or assessment support to agencies such as Children's Mental Health Services (of Hastings and Prince Edward counties). He continues to be a member of the Special Education Advisory Committee for Upper Canada District School Board.

Vergia Davidson, M.A., R. P.

Psychotherapist

Vergia provides psychotherapy / counselling to children and youth. Her goal is to empower her clients by offering insight, guidance and support. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), Canadian Certified Counselor (CCC), Project Manager  and psychometrist focusing on children, adolescents, and young adults. 

Vergia has held positions as a Mental Health Worker at the Ottawa Catholic School Board providing psychoeducational learning to students, school staff and parents. In addition, she has held positions as a Mental Health Lead at Strive Mental Health, Wellness & Empowerment, Psychotherapist at Elim Counselling Service, Nepean Rideau Osgood Community Resource Centre and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering and giving back. 

Stephanie McGee, M.Ed.

Psychometrist

Stephanie administers psychoeducation tests at Kemptville Psychology and Counselling. Stephanie is a firm believer in equal access to education and considers equal access to start with understanding one’s own strengths and weaknesses.  

Stephanie has worked with children and youth with learning differences for over 15 years. She also has experience working as a Learning Strategist and Disabilities Counsellor with Algonquin College. Stephanie works to create environments that are informative, fun and engaging. Stephanie has seen first-hand the positive impacts of the assessment process in allowing students to reach their full potential.

Sophie McNeil, M.A., R.P.

Psychotherapist / Psychometrist

Sophie provides psychotherapy / counselling sessions to children and youth. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and psychometrist who enjoys collaborating with her clients. Sophie's aim is to equip her clients with the tools needed to better navigate life's challenges.

Sophie has been counselling for over 12 years. She has experience with a variety of non-profit agencies, often with a focus on addictions, criminal justice, and child welfare. She also counselled youth as a school-based counsellor. Sophie feels privileged to be a part of her clients journey towards growth and self-improvement.

Joanne Hillier, B.A.

Office Administrator / Intake Coordinator

Joanne is our Office Administrator & Intake Coordinator. Joanne is a graduate of Carleton University and has worked with children in both the Ottawa Carleton District School Board and the Upper Canada District School Board.

Joanne has also taught voice lessons at her home. Joanne lives in North Grenville with her family and two dogs, and is looking forward to serving families, children and youth in our community.

Dr. Julia Ranieri, Ph.D., C. Psych. (Supervised Practice)

 Psychologist

Dr. Ranieri is a school and clinical psychologist in supervised practice registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. Ranieri provides evidence-based psychological assessment and intervention/counselling services to children and youth under the age of 18. She has provided services across settings including family support and crisis centres, school boards, and private practices. When not with the KPC, Dr. Ranieri also provides services with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She completed her master's degree at the University of Lethbridge in Counselling Psychology with a study theme in mental health and addictions. She obtained her PhD in the field of School and Applied Child Psychology in the Faculty of Education at Western University.

Anik Whyte, B.A., R.S.W.

Social Worker / Psychotherapy

Anik is a registered social worker with over 20 years of experience supporting families, youth and children. She is rooted in a  strength-based approach, helping to empower families to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.   She has great respect for the diversity and uniqueness of each family. Anik also specialized in working with youth facing multiple challenges and supporting them in making choices for their own wellbeing. Outside of social work practice, Anik also teaches new students and social service workers these skills and approaches at Algonquin College.