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About The Team

Dr. Jeff Phillips and the team at LifeWorks offer a unique client-centred approach to your emotional and psychological wellness. If you would like to book an appointment, please feel free to call us or fill out our contact form.

Dr. Jeffrey Phillips



As a psychologist who was raised in North Bay, I have had the privilege to get to know and serve the great people who make up this community and beyond for 40 years. I have worked with individuals of all ages, as well as couples, families and organizations at the regional psychiatric hospital, Hands Children’s Mental Centre, and most recently private practice. Through my work in private practice, I have also had the opportunity to work with various professionals and agency personnel.

My original studies took me to Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Western Ontario and York University. Through my studies, expertise was developed in the following:

  • Psychological Assessments

  • Neurological functioning

  • Psychotherapy

  • Group, couples and family therapy

  • Chronic pain

  • Spirituality

  • Vocational development

  • Trauma

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Clinical Neuropsychology

  • Rehabilitation Psychology

  • Forensic Psychology

As leader of the Lifeworks team, I approach my work with passion; as a husband and father of five children I believe in a holistic approach to my own life and the lives of others. I integrate the psychological with spirit, nutrition, lifestyle, physical functioning, personal values, etc.
When not in the office, I can be found in my garden, paddling my canoe, walking my dog, playing my saxophone and enjoying quality time or travelling with my wife and family.

Stephanie MacMahon

Psychometrist and Psychotherapist

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Stephanie is a psychometrist and registered psychotherapist who, prior to obtaining her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, was very engaged in the world of animal care, wildlife rescue, and veterinary medicine. This passion for caring for others has since shifted to focus on the provision of psychotherapy to individuals. 

She has blended her knowledge of psychology, biology, and personal experience to inform her approach to psychotherapy. She has a pragmatic approach to psychotherapy utilizing a range of evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Solution-Focused modalities. She is a certified compassion fatigue therapist and regularly provides education on this topic.
She has experience providing psychotherapy services to public safety personnel including law enforcement officers, paramedics, firemen, dispatchers, veterans, and other allied professions. Issues addressed include post-traumatic stress, vocational stress injury, compassion fatigue, anxiety, life stress, etc.
Stephanie also works as a psychometrist under the supervision of Dr. Phillips. This work involves the administration of various psychological assessments. Her goal in relation to psychometrics is to provide the client with a comfortable and safe environment to help ensure that the data generated in the assessment process is as accurate of a representation of the client as possible.
In her time away from work, Stephanie volunteers with a range of animal-related charities, spends time with her family, and travels.

Stephanie provides psychotherapy services in-person, virtual and telephone sessions.

Christine Grisé

Psychometrist and Neurofeedback Associate


With a previous career in the field of science and technology, Christine was always interested in work in a setting where she could help people.  Christine brings her scientific experience into her work as a rehabilitation assistant, neurofeedback associate and psychometrist. 

Christine’s experience as a rehabilitation assistant and neurofeedback associate includes work with individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties, brain injury and ADHD. The enjoyment achieved as a witness to the positive impact that her work has on clients and their loved ones is immense.

Christine also conducts psychological, psychovocational and psychoeducational assessments for adults and youth, including those who face mental health or learning challenges. 

Services are provided in a non-judgemental space where clients can feel safe and supported. 

Outside of the office Christine enjoys spending time on Trout Lake with her husband and their three children.

Chelsea Cloutier

Psychometrist, Psychotherapist and Neurofeedback Associate


Chelsea is a registered psychotherapist and psychometrist who works with individuals in both assessment and treatment realms. Her experience includes work with individuals with various concerns as include post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, anxiety, depression and self-confidence.
Guided by a client-centered approach, Chelsea believes that clients are the expert of their own journey. She strives to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for clients to explore their concerns at their own pace. She works to help clients gain self-awareness and discover their resiliency and strength with the aim of promoting growth. Chelsea fosters a strong therapeutic relationship that allows the one to feel safe and heard. 
Chelsea takes an eclectic approach to therapy as includes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, Neurofeedback therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural therapy, somatic work and Acceptance and Commitment therapy.
When not at work, Chelsea can be found camping, hiking, cooking, or reading a book at the beach.
Chelsea provides services via phone, video conference and in-person.

Megan Golec

Office Manager

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Our office manager and chief problem-solver Megan is a Canadore College graduate who worked as a Law Clerk prior to joining our mental health clinic. As your first person of contact, she can help you access services within our clinic that meet your needs and is an expert with the provision of comprehensive answers to your questions.
We rely heavily on Megan for her technical expertise and expansive practice knowledge of the policies and procedures of various resource agencies as include WSIB, VAC, Jordan’s Principle, School Boards, Probation and Parole, Youth Justice Probation Services, Indigenous Health Services, Children's Aid Society, Motor Vehicle Accidents (HCAI), etc.
She is well equipped and knowledgeable in relation to the nature of our mental health services and how to best serve your needs.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys the pursuit of various activities with her family, spending time outdoors swimming, kayaking or hiking or reading a good book.
If you have any questions, give Megan a call!

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