About Us

Our team

  • Delisle, Vanessa

    Delisle, Vanessa

    CLIENTELE: Vanessa is a psychologist-in-training who, under the supervision of Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, sees clients at Medipsy. She works with both adolescents and adults. Vanessa has experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders (e.g., Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder), mood disorders (e.g., Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder), and personality disorders (e.g., Borderline Personality Disorder); she is highly effective in helping individuals who are experiencing anxiety or depression symptoms, difficulties in relationships, or issues in school or work settings.


    SERVICES (keywords): anxiety, panic, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, relational difficulties, stress.


    QUALIFICATIONS: Vanessa obtained a MSc in Psychiatry from McGill University and is in the process of completing the PhD program in Counselling Psychology. To date, she has completed two year-long practicums; she completed the first at the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic at McGill University and the second at St. Mary's Hospital. Vanessa has received training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Her doctoral research focuses on the effectiveness of support groups in chronic medical illnesses, such as scleroderma. Vanessa is registered as a trainee in psychology with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.


    LANGUAGES: English and French


    APPROACH: "I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. First I will help you to articulate your goals for therapy. Together we will assess what can be achieved with the time frame that you are willing to commit to. In order to reach these goals, we will then find an approach and a way of working together that is comfortable for you, that fits with who you are, and that allows you to try new ways of being not only in session, but also in your day-to-day life".

  • Dinh, Trisha

    Dinh, Trisha

    CLIENTELE: Trisha Dinh is a consultant for Medipsy Psychological Services. She has extensive training and experience regarding the evaluation and treatment of sexual issues. As a clinical sexologist, she has developed an expertise related to sexual difficulties, relational and emotional difficulties, atypical sexualities, and health-related sexual difficulties. She works with a diverse clientele, ranging from teenagers to seniors. The sessions can occur individually or as a couple.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Counseling and sex therapy, couple therapy, teenager, young adults, adults, adolescents, sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction, premature or delayed ejaculation, decreased sexual desire, painful penetration, orgasmic dysfunction, aversion for sexuality, porn/sex addiction, sexual compulsion, gender identity, and sexual orientation), relational and emotional difficulties (intimacy, communication, seduction, performance anxiety, emotional dependency, infidelity, jealousy, sexual abuse), health-related sexual difficulties (pregnancy, infertility, menopause or andropause, STI, disease), atypical sexuality (fetishism, voyeurism, exhibitionism, pedophilia)

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Trisha Dinh has completed her bachelor degree in sexology and her master’s degree in clinical sexology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She undertook her master’s clinical internship at the Montreal’s General Hospital under the supervision of Dr Pierre Assalian, psychiatrist. She specializes in the cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic (sexoanalysis) approaches. She is a member of the Ordre des sexologues du Québec and has her psychotherapist license from the Ordre des psychologues du Québec.

     

    Trisha is currently a doctoral candidate in sexology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her thesis focuses on body image, intimacy and sexual function of men and women in relationships attending training centers.

     

    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH: "My duty is to provide you with a secure environment where your sexual and emotional intimacy can arise. Any difficulties can negatively impact one's sexual development and one's chance of a sexual self-actualization. There are numerous possibilities regarding the origins, but the impact is often the same: fear of failure, feelings of inadequacy/incompetence, anxiety, frustration, misunderstanding or discomfort. Take control of your sexual health for a satisfying sexuality. By taking into account your distinctive traits, I can help you reach a better sexual well-being through personalized clinical treatment, allowing you to experience a sexual life that will be pleasurable and not dreadful, distressing or frightening." 

  • Dr. Drapeau, Caroline

    Dr. Drapeau, Caroline

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Drapeau specializes in neuropsychological assessment and intervention for children, adolescents and young adults. Such assessments are used to establish the child’s cognitive profile, document his or her intellectual and adaptive functioning and assesse the presence of different neuropsychological and learning problems such as attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity, learning disability (dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia), praxis disorders and syndromes such as Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Drapeau holds a Doctorate in neuropsychology from the University of Montreal. She has worked for many years in private interdisciplinary clinics. She is regularly called upon by schools and medical clinics, where she lectures and provides clinical supervision to staff. Dr. Drapeau also works in the Neurotrauma Program of Marie-Enfant Rehabilitation Centre at the Ste-Justine Hospital with a clientele presenting with various neurological conditions (e.g., brain injury, epilepsy, and stroke). She also serves as an expert consultant for the program dedicated to severe behavioral difficulties related to neurological impairment at the Lucie-Bruneau Rehabilitation Centre. Dr. Drapeau is a member of the Coalition of pediatric neuropsychologists and of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec.

     

    LANGUAGES: French

     

    APPROACH: "Neuropsychological assessments serve to document the functioning of an individual in the most rigorous manner. All cognitive functions are evaluated (attention, memory, judgment, work strategies, oral and written language) and affective elements are taken into consideration in order to clearly identify the problem and its impact on functioning at school, with the family and with peers. The final written report describing the cognitive profile of the child, the diagnostic conclusions and specific recommendations, also describes a proposed intervention plan as well as measures that can be implemented in the medical or school network."

     

  • Dr. Drapeau, Martin

    Dr. Drapeau, Martin

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Drapeau specializes in the treatment of adults who suffer from mood (depression) and anxiety disorders.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): depression, anxiety, adults, high intensity therapies, low intensity therapies, coached self-help, best practices, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic psychotherapy, adjustment disorder, personality disorders, assessment and diagnosis.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Martin Drapeau, M.P.s, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and professor of counselling psychology and psychiatry at McGill University, and an adjunct professor of clinical psychology at the University of Sherbrooke. He is the Co-director, with Prof. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, of the McGill Psychotherapy Process Research Group. His research is predominantly in the area of psychotherapy process and outcome, of best practices in psychology, and of knowledge translation and dissemination. He has published extensively in scholarly journals. He is a former project director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research/Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry and Research Scholar of the Quebec Health Research Funds. Dr. Drapeau was the Quebec representative on the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association, Chair of the Clinical Section of the Canadian Psychological Association, and Vice President of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. He began his clinical practice in 1998.

     

    LANGUAGES: French and English

  • Dr. Fitzpatrick, Marilyn

    Dr. Fitzpatrick, Marilyn

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Fitzpatrick has extensive experience working with adults through the lifespan. She can help individuals suffering from relationship problems, work problems, depression, anxiety, eating issues, and trauma. She is highly effective in helping clients to develop mindfulness and increase life satisfaction.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, emotion focused therapy, adjustment disorder, depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, life transitions, wellness, assessment, diagnosis.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. is a psychologist with more than 25 years of experience in the practice of psychotherapy. She is the Director of the Counselling Psychology Programs at McGill University where she supervises trainees in research-based approaches to therapeutic practice.  She is also the Co-Director of the McGill Psychotherapy Process Research Group (MPPRG).  Her research focuses on the processes that support successful psychotherapy such as a strong alliance and client involvement.  She also studies and lectures on the use of progress monitoring measures to improve psychotherapy outcomes. Her work has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), and the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) among others.

     

    LANGUAGE: English

     

    APPROACH: "The first thing we will do is to work to set up an environment in which you feel safe to fully explore what is bothering you.  Drawing on state-of-the-art research, we will work together to help you to become mindful of the issues that keep you from living as fully as you can and  what is within your power to change.  We will collaborate to help you articulate your values - the principles that you want to use to guide your life - and increase your willingness to commit living in a way that inspires and fulfills you".

  • Dr. Goodman, Rachel

    Dr. Goodman, Rachel

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Goodman is a consultant for Medipsy. She has worked with adults across the lifespan.  She has extensive experience in the assessment of problems related to memory and in treatments for memory wellness.  She can help individuals suffering from depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety and panic, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and relational difficulties.  She is highly effective in helping clients manage stress and change ineffective way of thinking.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): memory problems, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, panic, stress, relational difficulties.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:   Dr. Goodman received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from St. John's University, New York.  She has more than 15 years of experience in providing psychotherapy and psychological assessment to a variety of populations.  She was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York), a staff psychologist at St. Mary's Hospital (Montreal), and is a staff member and research consultant in the Alzheimer's Risk Assessment Clinic at the Jewish General Hospital.  She was trained in a number of specialized treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder after 9/11 while living in New York City.  She has conducted research on helping caregivers deal with the stress of taking care of people with Alzheimer's disease and lectures extensively on memory wellness.  She is a registered psychologist and a member of  the Ordre des psychologues du Quebec.

      

    LANGUAGE: English

     

    APPROACH: "In therapy, I believe that we must work as a team in order to achieve success.  I will help you to define your goals for treatment and work together with you closely to meet your needs and ensure that you feel safe in the process.  We will explore how you view the world and evaluate if you would benefit from an alternate way of thinking. I will teach you strategies to improve your life situation when needed, and cheer you on in both your successes and failures as they are both necessary at times to achieve change. In assessment, I will collect a variety of information from you and possibly your significant others in order to help determine the nature of what has been troubling you.  You will undergo an array of tests, as well, to provide further information needed for diagnosis and treatment planning.  Still, you will be an important partner in this experience and I will always be forthcoming and explain the process fully to you".

  • Dr. Greffou, Selma

    Dr. Greffou, Selma

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Greffou specializes in neuropsychological assessment and intervention for adolescents and adults across the lifespan. She can help individuals with ADHD/ ADD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), developmental disorders (e.g., learning disabilities such as Dyslexia), brain injury due to accident, infection or disease (e.g., traumatic brain injury/concussion, brain tumors, stroke, HIV encephalopathy, hepatic encephalopathy), neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease), neurotoxin exposure (e.g., carbon monoxide, asbestos), seizure disorders (e.g., Epilepsy) and mental disorders (e.g., Schizophrenia, depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder).

     

    SERVICES (keywords): neuropsychological assessment and intervention, psychotherapy, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorder, anger management, adolescents, adults.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Greffou is a consultant for Medipsy and a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. She completed a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Montreal and has since been working as a clinical neuropsychologist/psychologist within the Traumatic Brain Injury Program at the Montreal General Hospital (McGill University Health Center) assessing cognitive/ behavioural and emotional functioning in individuals with concussions/traumatic brain injuries, and comorbidities such as migraines, ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, or personality disorders, and performing early rehabilitation in order to facilitate and optimize return to work/school and everyday life activities. Dr. Greffou is an assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University and actively participates in research projects on cognitive and psychological interventions to help patients with traumatic brain injury/concussions better recover from their injuries and enjoy a better quality of life; additionally, she trains neuropsychology Ph.D. interns and supervises research trainees. Finally, Dr. Greffou also practices psychotherapy helping with stress management, anxiety, and depression as well as providing strategies and coaching for individuals with executive function difficulties (organizing, planning, procrastination, decision making, procrastination, impulsivity, etc).

     

    LANGUAGES: French, English, some knowledge of Spanish and North-African Arabic.

     

    APPROACH«As a neuropsychologist, I value both assessment and intervention and how cognitive processes (planning, memory, concentration) and emotions interact. A neuropsychologist provides thorough and specific information about the presence and nature of cognitive, behavioral, and psychological problems related to neurological damage or brain dysfunction by using standardized tests covering a range of cognitive domains: intelligence, reasoning, learning, attention/ concentration, memory (short-term and long-term), language, visual-perceptual abilities, motor functioning, executive functioning (e.g. inhibition, planning, problem solving), and psychopathology (e.g., depression, anxiety, PTSD). For an individual and his significant others, what truly matters is the impact of the condition on functioning and quality of life. Hence, the aim of a neuropsychological assessment is three-fold: 1) Provide or confirm a diagnosis which helps make more informed decisions and limit costs of further assessments or treatments; 2) Document cognitive, behavioral, and emotional function and dysfunction and how that affects everyday life and establish a baseline against which improvement or deterioration can be compared; 3) Design an intervention plan by formulating specific guidelines regarding return-to-work, school, or sports, and everyday life activities (driving, understanding and signing contracts, etc.), providing education about the condition and its evolution to the patient, families, employers, insurers, and teachers. The assessment can also provide recommendations about potential benefits of using medication as well as other therapies. Recommendations can help the patient optimize and improve daily functioning and manage chronic or progressive disease. Finally, with a more precise diagnosis, the patient may more readily access publicly insured health or social services (e.g., nursing).»

     

  • Dr. Igreja, Isabel

    Dr. Igreja, Isabel

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Igreja is a consultant with Medipsy. Dr. Igreja is specialized in psychotherapy with adults experiencing depression, sadness, burnout, and bereavement.  She has extensive experience treating anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and sexual difficulties.  Dr. Igreja also enjoys working with couples.

     

    SERVICES (keywords):   Depression,  Anxiety Disorders,  Couple Therapy,  Sexual Dysfunctions, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),  Adjustment Disorder,  Chronic Pain,  Personal Development,  Self-esteem,  Stress Management,  Emotional Well-Being,  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness,  Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy.

     

    LANGUAGES:  English, French, and Portuguese

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Dr. Isabel Igreja obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology from McGill University.  She has over 20 years of experience conducting psychotherapy in private practice and hospital settings as well as offering clinical supervision to students completing their PhD.  She is a member of the Ordre des Psychologues. 

     

    APPROACHI offer a warm, kind, unconditionally accepting and compassionate environment in which my clients can collaboratively work with me to increase their emotional well-being.  My approach is eclectic and personalized to accommodate each client’s needs and goals through self-discovery and self-acceptance.  I do this by using strategies and psychological tools from the following therapies: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy.”

     

  • Dr. Kelner, Nora

    Dr. Kelner, Nora

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Kelner is a consultant for Medipsy. She has extensive experience working with young and older adults who experience cognitive or functional difficulties and for who a neuropsychological evaluation is needed to assist psychotherapists in cases lacking progress due to unsuspected cognitive elements or to facilitate effective academic and / or work-related decisions. Neuropsychological evaluations are crucial in diagnosing cognitive disorders and to identify strengths and weaknesses before engaging in a training process for adults experiencing Attention Deficits Disorders that have been suspected, yet, undiagnosed, for adults who suffered mild brain injury with various sequelae and for whom appropriate and efficient re-training is needed, or for adults who require an evaluation after treatment for another illness (e.g., oncology-related treatments leading to chemo brain). These evaluations are also important for adults who are concerned about their memory.

     

    SERVICES (keywords):  memory problems, aging, psychosomatic medicine, psychosomatic disorders, cognitive problems, cognitive deficits, attention deficit disorder (ADD) in young adults and adults, assessment and diagnosis, testing, neuropsychology.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Dr. Kelner is a consultant for Medipsy. She has practiced professionally as a neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist for more than 20 years. She completed her Ph. D. at McGill University and has worked in Montreal as a neuropsychologist as part of a medical team of specialists offering diagnostic and clinical services, supervising students, collaborating with ongoing clinical trials, and as a research consultant to other clinical centers and groups designing specific assessment batteries to evaluate a variety of cognitive complaints. Dr. Kelner has given numerous local and international lectures to educate healthcare professionals and the public about cognitive function and aging. In her private practice, she has worked with physicians and other professionals in the community contributing to improve the understanding of their clients. Dr. Kelner is a registered psychologist and certified neuropsychologist with l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ).

     

    LANGUAGES: English, French, and Spanish

     

    APPROACH: “A neuropsychological evaluation can be seen as a process that provides specific insights into a person’s mental and related functional statuses. This type of assessment leads to recommendations to improve functional efficiency including implications for psychotherapeutic goals, if needed. During the first section of the assessment we will engage on a bio-psycho-social interview to assess different dimensions of your life. You can attend this section of the process alone or with a close relative or friend that you trust and who can provide an ‘observer’s perspective’ of the difficulties you experience. You will attend the second section of the assessment unaccompanied. This phase consists of tests and responding to questions to assess your cognitive function including memory, language, visuo-perceptual and motor skills, and executive function. This section takes several hours depending on the goal of the evaluation and your working pace. Once your report is ready, a final and shorter session is scheduled to discuss your cognitive profile and related recommendations with you and someone close to you if you so choose”.  

     

  • Dr. Körner, Annett

    Dr. Körner, Annett

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Körner is a consultant for Medipsy. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of adults with interpersonal problems, distress, depression, anxiety, chronic and/or life-threatening conditions such as cancer and psychosomatic disorders.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): adults, coached self-help, evidence-based clinical practice, short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), interpersonal competence, distress, anxiety, depression, assessment and diagnosis.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Annett Körner, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and professor in the Counselling Psychology Program and the Department of Oncology at McGill University. She completed her training in clinical and health psychology at the University of Leipzig, Germany, and the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry—Jewish General Hospital (JGH), Canada. She holds appointments as Research Associate at the Segal Cancer Centre and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Her earlier research focused on psychodynamic psychotherapy, relationship patterns, and personality assessment while she practiced as a licensed psychologist in the departments of Psychosomatic Medicine at the universities of Leipzig and Freiburg, Germany. At the Medical Centre of the University Freiburg, Dr. Körner specialized in psycho-dermatological services providing crisis-intervention, counselling and psychotherapy to patients with skin diseases, especially melanoma skin cancer. As director of McGill’s Health Psychology Research Group, Dr. Körner’s work focuses on individuals with chronic and/or life-threatening medical illnesses, health behaviours, self-compassion, and interpersonal competence. Dr. Körner started practicing psychotherapy in 1995 and has been trained in humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioural therapy.

     

    LANGUAGES: English and German

     

    APPROACH: "People often say that "you don't have to be sick to get better" and s"mall changes can make a big difference". In my practice, I am relying on both brief dynamic psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioural principles. However, we will also explore coached self-help interventions as a cost-effective way of achieving your goals. We will tailor science-based methods to your person and unique life situation. This way you will acquire skills and competencies to alleviate current symptoms and struggles but also to master challenges that life may throw at you in the future".

  • Dr. Montour-Proulx, Isabelle

    Dr. Montour-Proulx, Isabelle

    CLIENTELE : Dr. Montour-Proulx is a consultant for Medipsy.  Her area of expertise is neuropsychological assessment in children, adolescents and young adults.  In combining the information provided by the client and his/her entourage with results obtained on standardized measures, the client’s neuropsychological profile is established.  This profile documents the individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses and determines whether neuropsychological and/or learning difficulties are present.  Recommendations are formulated to facilitate learning and everyday-life functioning in the various environments such as school, work, as well as within the family.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Montour-Proulx obtained her Master’s degree in psychology (school psychology) from Université de Montréal and her Doctorate in neuropsychology from Université du Québec à Montréal.  She has practiced in a variety of private and hospital settings, including in the oncology program of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario where she worked for 15 years.  Dr. Montour-Proulx has an expertise with individuals presenting a diversity of neurological disorders, medical conditions, and learning difficulties.  She is also knowledgeable about the Québec and Ontario school systems.  She has collaborated on multiple institutional, national and international research studies, and participated in numerous clinical trials.  Dr. Montour-Proulx is a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (certified neuropsychologist).

     

    LANGUAGES: English & French

     

    APPROACH: « Neuropsychological assessment is a dynamic process, adapted to the individual, his/her needs and referral questions.  It is most important to me that I provide you with a clear understanding of your profile of strengths and weaknesses and of the impact these may have on your functioning within the various environments you evolve in.  Helping you achieve your potential and thrive is at the heart of my goal while working with you. »

  • Dr. Schwartzman, Deborah

    Dr. Schwartzman, Deborah

    CLIENTELE: Deborah Schwartzman is a consultant for Medipsy who specialises in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties in children, adolescents and adults. She specialises in the use of virtual reality (cyberpsychology) for the treatment of anxiety disorders such as phobias (for example: fear of flying, of public speaking, etc.) and generalized anxiety.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): cyberpsychology, virtual reality, anxiety, phobia, stress, relational difficulties, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, psychotherapy, assessment, diagnosis, adolescents, adults.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: She has  completed her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Her work focuses on the use of virtual reality interventions in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Deborah is currently licensed to practice psychotherapy by the Order of Psychologists of Quebec as a psychotherapy intern.

     

    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH: “Drawing on principles of cognitive-behavior therapy, our sessions will focus on the goals that you consider most important to your well-being. We will work together to explore how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and affect your ability to cope with challenging situations. Each session will focus on learning new strategies to support you and help improve your quality of life”.

  • Dr. Sylvain-Roy, Stephanie

    Dr. Sylvain-Roy, Stephanie

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Sylvain-Roy, neuropsychologist, works with children and adolescents. She has experience in the evaluation of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia), intellectual disability, dysexecutive syndrome, neurocognitive sequelae of traumatic brain injury, as well as issues related to child psychiatry (e.g. Tourette’s disorder, behavior problems, etc.).

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Sylvain-Roy is a consultant for Medipsy. She completed a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Montreal, where her research focused on the impact of age on several cognitive functions. In addition to her work at Medipsy, she works as a neuropsychologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Previously, she worked as a neuropsychologist at Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital, in the Attention Disorders Clinic, where she conducted neuropsychological evaluations and hosted intervention groups aimed at helping parents of children with ADHD. In addition, she has been a guest lecturer and speaker in different academic settings, about topics such as ADHD, attention and memory. Dr. Sylvain-Roy is a registered psychologist and neuropsychologist with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.

     

    LANGUAGES : English and French.

     

    APPROACH: Complete evaluation of cognitive functioning, so as to identify the underlying cause of the child’s difficulties (by ruling out alternative causes). To do so, in addition to neuropsychological tests, information is collected about the child’s functioning in the home and school settings, as well as about the child’s background. Psycho-emotional factors are also taken into account. All these pieces of information are then put together in order to identify the most relevant intervention strategies, in line with the child’s strengths and weaknesses. If needed, a follow-up with the school can be done, to assist them with implementing the recommendations (e.g. through an individualized education plan).”

     

  • Hoffman, Lynda

    Hoffman, Lynda

    CLIENTELE: Lynda is a certified professional and personal coach supporting individuals with ADHD and/or an interest in achieving personal goals. She has extensive experience coaching clients regarding executive functions, the importance they play in setting goals, generating strategies, and persisting towards a long term objective. She coaches school administrative teams, teachers, parents, and students in high school and university. Lynda also provides workshops to schools on how to work with students who may be at risk of not succeeding in school.

     

    SERVICES: Coaching (ADHD, Personal, or Administrative Teams), consulting, workshops, training, Educational Kinesiology (mind-body modality).

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Lynda received a B.A. from McGill in 2000 and became a certified in Educational Kinesiologist in 2013 and through Concordia, became a Professional certified Coach in June 2013. She has 15 years experience supporting students at risk: including learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and addiction. As a school administrator she created programs and procedures that were student centered, and designed to increase autonomy and self-directed behaviour successfully increasing student success by 10% in the first year. Lynda was also the Head of Learning Services and Program Development at The Learning Associates of Montreal.

     

    LANGUAGES: English

     

    APPROACH: My coaching is client centered, holistic, and geared toward sustainable change. My approach is based on three fundamentals: the belief that self-awareness is key to change, mindfulness builds in pauses for new behaviours, and action creates learning. I believe that all human beings have the capacity to find the answers for themselves through action, contemplation and unconditional support. My clients are the experts in their lives and I am the expert in the process of change.Together, we work creatively towards their desired goals.

     

     

  • Jewett, Lisa

    Jewett, Lisa

    CLIENTELE: Lisa is a supervised intern therapist at Medipsy who works with both adolescents and adults. Lisa has diverse experience in the treatment of anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, and complex trauma/PTSD), as well as with mood disorders such as depression. She also has experience in helping individuals with body image and self-esteem issues, relational difficulties and communication problems, as well as those individuals dealing with work and academic-related stress and burnout.

     

    SERVICES: (keywords): anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, depression, body image, self-esteem, social anxiety, stress, complex trauma (PTSD), interpersonal difficulties, assertiveness and communication, mindfulness

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Lisa obtained a Masters Degree in Psychiatry from McGill University and is in the process of completing her PhD in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Her clinical training includes a year-long practicum at the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic at McGill University, and another year-long practicum at the Emotional Health Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex. Lisa has received training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Her doctoral research focuses on exploring the psychological and psychosocial effects of living with visible differences and disfigurements due to medical illness or injury. Lisa is registered as a trainee in psychology with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.

     

    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH: As a therapist, my goal is to foster an atmosphere of openness, trust, and safety, and to create a space that emphasizes and supports the uniqueness and diversity of each individual. We will collaborate to identify your needs and goals and will work through your problems together in a flexible, warm, and supportive environment. Grounded in cognitive behavioural therapy principles, my approach involves exploring the relationship among your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, as well as learning skills and developing concrete strategies that you can take away and use to support and empower you in your daily life. I also draw on emotion-focused and acceptance-based techniques to help you move forward, overcome challenges, and improve your overall well-being and quality of life. 

  • Kohler, Erich

    Kohler, Erich

    CLIENTELE: Erich Kohler is a licensed Guidance Counsellor registered with the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation du Québec (OCCOQ). Currently working as an education professional for a Montreal school board, his experience is mainly with adolescent populations, but has counselled many adults in a private practice setting. As a Guidance Counsellor, his focus lies in the identification of professional interests and skills (personality and aptitude testing), academic counselling (secondary, post-secondary and University), career counselling (students, layoff, career change, retirement), effective job searching and networking strategies, and the development of organization skills. While not a psychotherapist, Erich has experience helping people cope with motivational issues, low self-esteem, poor communication skills, and academic stress.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Interests, skills, motivation, academics, career, job searching, retirement, time management, organizational skills, adolescents, young adults, and adults.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Erich Kohler received his Masters in Counselling Psychology from McGill University and is a member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation du Québec (OCCOQ). He also received a B.Sc. in Psychology, as well as a post-graduate Certificate in Careerology, from the University du Québec à Montreal. His clinical training includes a year-long practicum at the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic at McGill University, and another year-long practicum at the Lester B. Pearson School Board. He currently works as a Guidance Counsellor in an Adult and Career center in Montreal.

     

    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH: “They say we spend a third of our lives sleeping. It is safe to say one of the two remaining thirds is spent building a career. Let me help you find ways to make that time pleasant, fulfilling, and rewarding.”

     

  • Mangal, Michelle

    Mangal, Michelle

    CLIENTELE: Michelle Mangal is a psychotherapist in training who sees clients at Medipsy under clinical supervision. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, life transitions, and interpersonal issues. Michelle works with clients to help them cope with their suffering more skillfully in order to improve their daily functioning.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): stress, anxiety, burnout, work conflict, relationship and interpersonal issues, grief, life transitions, depression, self-esteem, crisis intervention, communication skills, parenting concerns, interpersonal therapy, solution- focused therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, CBT.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Michelle is a member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec and is currently pursuing her psychotherapy permit from the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec as a trainee in psychotherapy. She obtained her Masters Degree in Counselling psychology from McGill University. Michelle’s clinical training includes a one year practicum at the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic at McGill University, along with another one year practicum as a guidance counselor at Laval Liberty High School. Currently Michelle is employed as a counsellor for an employee assistance program working with clients across Canada.

     

    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH: “My primary aim when working with clients is to help them improve their well being and become their best selves. Specifically, I work with clients to help them gain a better understanding of themselves, their presenting issue, along with their personal strengths to help guide the work that we will be doing together. I believe in collaborating with clients in a safe, empathetic and compassionate environment that will facilitate an open and honest dialogue. With the use of an integrative approach primarily founded in principles of interpersonal therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness, I work with clients to help them achieve personal growth, insight, and concrete skills and strategies to improve their well-being.”

  • Quessada, Laetitia

    Quessada, Laetitia

    CLIENTELE: Mrs. Quessada is a neuropsychologist, consultant for Medipsy. Through her training and practice, Mrs. Quessada has specialized in  neuropsychological assessment she carries out on children, adolescents and adults. Neuropsychological evaluation helps understanding the cognitive functioning of a person and identifying his strengths and weaknesses, in order to propose adapted resources and specific arrangements to solve the problem of the latter. Mrs. Quessada is specialized in the evaluation of Attention Deficit Disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD), Learnig Disorders (dyslexia, dysorthography and dyscalculia) and High Intellectual Potentials. Also offers cognitive remediation services to help people with attentional and executive difficulties.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): neuropsychological assessment, ADHD (H), Learning Disorder (Dyslexia, Dysorthography, Dyscalculia), High Intellectual Potential (HPI), cognitive remediation.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Mrs. Quessada got her Masters in Neuropsychology from Sophia-Antipolis University in Nice, France. When she came to Québec, she obtained her equivalence at the University of Montreal (UdeM), which enabled her to become a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. She practiced primarily in clinics, where she had the opportunity to work with a population of young children, adolescents or adults. Within these structures, she had the opportunity to create and run workshops aimed at re-educating the executive functions and attention processes in young ADHD. She was also trained in the practice of parenting skills. She also taught at UQAT for psychoeducational students. Research and the transmission of knowledge are an important part of being a neuropsychologist to her.

     

    LANGUAGE: French

     

    APPROACH: In her practice, in order to have a detailed vision of the person and to be able to make a pertinent diagnosis, the person is considered in its entirety with the different dimensions that surround it (family environment, school environment, professional environment, Learning, personal development, etc.).

  • Reyes Ayllon, Andrea

    Reyes Ayllon, Andrea

    CLIENTELE : Andrea is a supervised therapist trainee who works with adults and adolescents experiencing a range of difficulties including mood disorders and anxiety disorders. She also has experience helping individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress symptoms, substance abuse, grief and emotional regulation difficulties.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Assessment and diagnosis, Integrative approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion-focused Therapy, depression, generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic disorder, trauma, emotional regulation, substance abuse, grief.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS : Andrea Reyes holds a Masters degree in Psychiatry from McGill University and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Her research interests include evidence-based practice guidelines and other knowledge exchange tools aimed at facilitating the dialogue between researchers and practitioners. Her secondary interests lie in the interface between mental health and law, specifically in establishing the determinants of violent and criminal behaviour among vulnerable populations. Andrea has completed her clinical practica at the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic at McGill University, Ometz Agency Counselling Services and the Emotional Health Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex. Andrea has received training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She has also been exposed to using an integrative approach that draws from other therapy approaches to suit the specific needs of her clientele.

     

    LANGUAGES : English, French and Spanish

     

    APPROACH: As your therapist, my goal will be to work collaboratively with you to meet your specific needs and goals while capitalizing on your strengths. My approach is to offer evidence-based interventions and concrete strategies while emphasizing a supportive and warm therapeutic atmosphere. I draw from Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and other pertinent approaches to ensure that you achieve your goals, regain functioning and improve your overall well-being.

     

  • Tillmann, Christine Marie

    Tillmann, Christine Marie

    CLIENTELE: Christine Marie holds a Master’s degree in Nursing and has worked for 30+ years in surgery, women’s health and psychiatry. She has spent the last decade at the Jewish General Hospital – Outpatient Department of Psychiatry. There, she has mainly worked with adults suffering from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or in the midst of crisis and/or life transitions. She also has a special interest and experience in the Personality Disorder Clinic as well as in therapy for individuals, couples and families.

     

    SERVICES (Keywords): depression, perinatal bereavement, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation, crisis, medical chronic conditions, immigration, mindfulness, personality disorders, relationship distress, separation/individuation, attachment.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Christine Marie earned her MSc(A) from McGill University and is a licensed and registered nurse with the “Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec” (OIIQ), from which she has an “Attestation pour l’évaluation des troubles mentaux”. Having completed a post-graduate program in Couple and Family Therapy at the Jewish General Hospital, she is a licensed couple and family therapist with the Quebec Order of Social Workers and Couple and Family Therapists (OTSTCFQ); as well, she is a licensed psychotherapist with the Quebec Order of Psychologists (OPQ). She obtained her Certification in Psychiatric /Mental Health Nursing with the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and is the current Quebec Delegate to the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses (CFMHN).

     

    LANGUAGE: French and English

     

    APPROACH: "Establishing an empathetic and trusting relationship with the patient is key to the development of a safe space where any concerns may be expressed. I make the patient understand that we will work together collaboratively around goals that the patient sets, and that those goals will guide future interventions. I encourage patients to recognize those parts in themselves that are strong and healthy, and to use those assets in striving for autonomy and well-being."