About Us

Our team

  • Arminjon, Wendi

    CLIENTELE: Wendi Arminjon is a licensed sexologist and psychotherapist for Medipsy Psychological Services.  She has an extensive experience with sexual, relational and emotional issues. She offers individual and couple consultations.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Counseling, sex therapy, psychotherapy, individual therapy, couple’s therapy; adolescents, young adults, adults, seniors; sexual dysfunctions (erectile dysfunction, ejaculation disorder, inhibited sexual desire, pain with penetration/dyspareunia, orgasm disorder, sexual aversion, and other dysfunctions); addictions (sexuality, pornography, cyber-addiction, substance dependence, compulsive buying); sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual health-related difficulty (pregnancy, infertility, menopause or andropause), atypical sexuality (fetishism, voyeurism, exhibitionism, etc.); relationships and affective difficulty (intimacy, communication, emotional dependence, infidelity, cyber infidelity, jealousy); confidence and self-esteem, body image, sexual self-esteem, performance anxiety; sexual violence, sexual assault.; intimidation; stress and anger management; anxiety disorders (phobias, panic).

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Wendi Arminjon is a member of the Professional Order of Sexologists of Quebec (OPSQ) and holds a psychotherapist's permit issued by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ). She has a master's degree in sexology from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). She completed an internship in the Human Sexuality Unit at McGill University Hospital, that specialized in the assessment and therapy of sexual issues and gender identity.

     

    LANGUAGES: French and English

     

    APPROACH: Wendi specializes in cognitive-behavioral, existential-humanistic, and schema therapy approaches.  The first evaluation meetings focuse on understanding the client's needs and developing a personalized therapeutic relationship. This climate of trust promotes openness. The therapeutic plan will be established in accordance with the specific needs of each person. The focus on the client’s individuality will guide our search for solutions, emotional management and coping strategies. This work will seek the commitment of the client while promoting their self-esteem, their well-being and personal development.

  • Bigdeli-Azari Hilda

    Bigdeli-Azari Hilda

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Bigdeli-Azari, neuropsychologist, is a consultant for Medipsy. She works with children, adolescent, and adults. She is formally trained in the evaluation of neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury in adults. She has also worked with children and adolescents for the assessment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders and academic derogation.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): children, adolescents, adults, neuropsychology, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, mTBI, DM1, epilepsy, trauma.

     

    LANGUAGES: French, English and Farsi (Persian)

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Bigdeli-Azari has completed her first bachelor’s degree in physiology at McGill University and her second bachelor’s degree in psychology at Concordia University. She obtained her doctorate degree in psychology from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, and she completed an internship at the Montreal Neurological Hospital (MNI). Dr. Bigdeli-Azari is a registered psychologist and neuropsychologist with the Ordre des psychologues du Québec and member of the Association Québécoise des neuropsychologues (AQNP).

  • Bussières-Vega, Marie-Carmen

    Bussières-Vega, Marie-Carmen

    CLIENTELE: Marie-Carmen is an OCCOQ member and an intern psychotherapist under the supervision of Dr. Annett Körner. She works primarily with adolescents and young adults experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, loneliness, self-esteem, as well as relational difficulties.

     

    SERVICES (Keywords): Adolescents, young adults, psychotherapy, anxiety, stress, depression, loneliness, distress, self-esteem, relational difficulties, emotion regulation, client-centered, short-term psychodynamic therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Marie-Carmen holds a degree in Psychology from Université de Montréal and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. She has offered clinical services at the  McGill Counselling Clinic as well as at Marianopolis College.

     

    LANGUAGES: French, English and Spanish

     

    APPROACH“My primary goal is to build a strong therapeutic alliance and create a warm and supportive environment in which my clients feel safe. My role in therapy is to facilitate self-exploration, insights, personal growth, as well as equip my clients with skills and competencies to cope with their current symptoms. I work with a client-centered, psychodynamic and ACT approach. I adapt my interventions according to the difficulties presented in therapy and my clients’ personality.”

  • Cajal Annya

    Cajal Annya

    CLIENTELE: Annya is a counselling intern under the supervision of Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick. She works with both younger and older adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, body image, work and school difficulties, burnout, sexual issues and interpersonal conflicts.  

     

    SERVICES (Keywords): Young adults, adults, depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, stress, panic attacks, life transitions, self-esteem struggles, sexual issues, psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution focused approach.   

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Annya completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at McGill University and has a certificate in Sexology from University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières. She is currently completing her master's degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She has worked for more than two years as an intake and crisis counsellor.  

     

    LANGUAGES: English, French, Romanian  

     

    APPROACHAs a therapist in training, my primary goal is to provide a warm and safe environment for clients experiencing life difficulties. I want to help clients develop effective and ongoing coping skills. By assisting you to greater self-awareness, you can get a better understanding of the root causes of day-to-day difficulties and come to a sense of inner peace and control. It is important to me that you feel comfortable in sessions expressing any thoughts or feelings.  I want us to have a strong therapeutic relationship so I work with collaborative approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, humanistic and solution focused modalities.” 

  • Da Paz, Michelle

    Da Paz, Michelle

    CLIENTELE: Michelle is a licensed counsellor and member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orienation du Québec (OCCOQ). She is also pursuing her psychotherapy permit under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Schwartzman. Michelle works with adolescents and adults in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety, panic attacks, and social anxiety) and mood disorders (e.g., depression), as well as interpersonal problems and self-esteem.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Adolescents, adults, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, self-esteem, relationships, self-esteem, body image, skills, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, client-centered, assessment.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Michelle holds a Master’s degree from McGill University and an Honours Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University. Her clinical training included a year-long practicum at the McGill Psychoeducation and Counselling Clinic, as well as a year-long psychotherapy internship working with members of the Mohawk community at Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas Community Services. In addition to her current qualifications as a licensed counsellor, Michelle is in the process of completing her psychotherapy training.  

     

    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH“As a therapist, my primary goal is to create a safe and supportive space which facilitates self-exploration and encourages a deeper understanding of oneself and one’s experiences. I use a client-centered framework with both cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic principles to inspire the process of personal growth, change, and fulfillment. I focus on creating a strong therapeutic alliance which is built on a foundation of warmth, empathy, and trust.”

  • Daki, Julia

    Daki, Julia

    CLIENTELE: Julia Daki is a psychologist and a consultant for Medipsy who works with children, adolescents and adults. Julia specializes in providing comprehensive psycho-educational assessments to children and adolescents that include evaluations for ADHD, learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia and non-verbal LDs), giftedness, intellectual delays, problems with academic motivation and behaviour at school. Julia also provides assessments for ADHD and learning disabilities to young adults attending CEGEP and university.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): children, adolescents, young adults, psychological assessment, psychoeducational assessment, ADHD, learning disorder, dyslexia, assessment, consultation and diagnosis. 

     

    LANGUAGES:  English

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Julia has a Master’s degree in School and Applied Child Psychology from McGill University and is registered with the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ). Her clinical training includes a practicum at the Psychoeducational and Counseling Clinic at McGill University and training in the solution focused approach that capitalizes on individuals’ strengths and resources. Julia worked as a psychologist at the Counselling and Mental Health Service Clinic at McGill University where she provided consultations and evaluations to McGill students and collaborated with other mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. Julia has also worked as a school psychologist at the Vanguard School that serves students with learning problems.

     

  • Dinh, Trisha

    Dinh, Trisha

    CLIENTELE: Trisha Dinh is sex therapist and 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 and is a licensed clinical sex therapist (sexologist). 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 completing a Ph.D. 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 role 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. Bier, Bianca

    Dr. Bier, Bianca

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Bier, neuropsychologist, consultant for Medipsy, works with children, adolescent and adults. She specializes in the evaluation of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia), dysexecutive syndrome, high potential (giftedness) and neurocognitive sequelae of traumatic brain injury. In adults, she can also assess neurodegenerative disorders and she specializes in cognitive intervention for different problematic such as traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment and stroke.  

     

    SERVICES (keywords): children, adolescents, adults, neuropsychology, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, aging, cognitive intervention, neurodegenerative disorders, assessment, consultation and diagnosis. 

     

    LANGUAGES: French and English

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Bianca Bier, Ph.D., completed a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Montreal, where her research focused on understanding attentional and dual-tasking difficulties in aging and also the impact of cognitive intervention on the brain. She also completed an internship at Notre-Dame Hospital in neurology as well as the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal with stroke patients. Dr. Bier is a registered psychologist and neuropsychologist with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. She began her clinical practice in 2018.

     

  • Dr. Drapeau, Martin

    Dr. Drapeau, Martin

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Drapeau, psychologist, 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 30 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 psychologist and  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. Kelner, Nora

    Dr. Kelner, Nora

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Kelner is a neuropsychologist and 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

  • Dr. Kleis, Astrid

    Dr. Kleis, Astrid

     

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Astrid Kleis is a licensed psychologist of the Ordre des Psychologues de Quebec (OPQ). As a consultant for Medipsy, she who works with children, adolescents and adults (individuals and couples). She has experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, ADHD, adjustment disorders, trauma as well as offering psychotherapy regarding relational, parenting, work, cultural/migration issues and life transitions/grief.

       

    SERVICES: (keywords): Psychodynamic therapy, emotion focused therapy, couple therapy, client-centred psychotherapy, parent coaching, anxiety, depression, self esteem, stress, grief, trauma, life transitions, migration, relationship difficulties, parenting, assessment

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Astrid Kleis, PhD, completed her training in clinical and developmental psychology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and University of Osnabrück in Germany as well as Concordia University in Montreal. She has extensive experience in the practice of psychotherapy in different cultural settings and has a research focus on developmental and cultural issues. She completed a training in Client-Centered Psychotherapy (C. Rogers) at the Humboldt University of Berlin/Germany (2002), a Certificate Program in Psychotherapy for Bereavement, Loss and Life Transitions at the Argyle Institute in Montreal (2018) and is finishing her training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at the Argyle Institute.

     

    LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, German

     

    APPROACH: “Based on a deep interest in the individual experiences and life situations, I offer help in understanding and working together through your personal and relational problems while providing a safe, warm and non-judgemental atmosphere as well as a deep sense of empathy. I work with a client-centered, psychodynamic and emotionally focussed approach (also integrating elements/tools from other therapeutic frameworks), to bring insight in what lies beneath the problem and what to do about it now. Together, we figure out what caused your current difficulties and explore other ways of dealing with them to increase your wellbeing and lead a happier, fulfilling life. I look forward to meeting you!”

     

     

  • Dr. Körner, Annett

    Dr. Körner, Annett

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Körner, psychologist, 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: "Small 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. Schwartzman, Deborah

    Dr. Schwartzman, Deborah

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Deborah Schwartzman is a psychologist and consultant for Medipsy who specialises in the treatment of anxiety such as generalized anxiety and mood disorders such as depression, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties in children, adolescents and adults. 

     

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

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Schwartzman  completed her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Her work focuses on the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, including depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Schwartzman is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec.

     

    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”.

  • Fortin-Langelier, Elisabeth

    Fortin-Langelier, Elisabeth

    CLIENTELE: Elisabeth is a supervised doctoral intern who works with children, adolescents and young adults experiencing difficulties such as mood and anxiety disorders, conduct disorders and interpersonal difficulties. She also does parental coaching to help parents who accompany children experiencing difficulties. 

     

    SERVICES (keywords): anxiety, phobia, stress, relational difficulties, depression, emotional difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, psychotherapy, assessment, children, adolescents. 

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Elisabeth is currently pursuing her doctoral degree (Ph. D.) in clinical psychology at the University of Montreal. She holds one bachelor degree in psychology and one in law. Her doctoral research focuses on the psychological and physical consequences of sexual abuse in childhood in an adolescent population. She completed an assessment practicum and a clinical practicum at Clinique Universitaire de Psychologie de l’Université de Montréal and was exposed to an integrative approach based upon psychodynamic and humanistic principles. She is currently completing a practicum training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) under the supervision of Dr Deborah Schwartzman at Medipsy.

     

    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH: “Our sessions will allow the identification of thoughts, feelings and behaviors which contribute to your difficulties and affect your well-being. The space of non-judgement, warmth and collaboration our sessions provide can be used as a supportive ally in order for you to learn new strategies and introduce them into your life, to further increase your well-being.”

     

  • Hébert, Catherine

    Hébert, Catherine

    CLIENTELE: Catherine is a psychologist-in-training who works with adults presenting with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, life transition concerns and interpersonal difficulties.

     

    SERVICES (keywords):  anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, life transitions, interpersonal difficulties.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Catherine obtained a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa and completed her internship at the SASS Counselling and Coaching Clinic at the same institution. Catherine is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at McGill University under the supervision of Dr. Martin Drapeau. Her principle line of research focuses on knowledge translation, the use of evidence-based practices in psychotherapy, and best practices in professional psychology. Catherine is registered as a trainee in psychology with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.

     

    LANGUAGES: French, English

     

    APPROACH: In a therapeutic setting, I strive to foster a warm, caring and supportive environment that encourages individuals to freely express their concerns. I find it of utmost importance to understand each individual holistically and within the context of their unique personal perspective.  My approach to therapy is a collaborative effort that engages in an open and explorative process to arrive at solutions that resonate with the experience brought forward by the client.

  • Kohler, Erich

    Kohler, Erich

    CLIENTELE: Erich Kohler is consultant for Medipsy and 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.”

     

  • Leduc-Cummings, Isabelle

    Leduc-Cummings, Isabelle

    CLIENTELE: Isabelle is a doctoral intern who works with adolescents and adults presenting with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties. She also has experience helping individuals experiencing difficulties in emotion regulation, stress, challenging life transitions, and seeking to increase their well-being.

    SERVICES (keywords): anxiety, mood disorders, depression, emotion regulation, trauma, grief, stress, life transitions, interpersonal difficulties, well-being.

    QUALIFICATIONS: Isabelle obtained a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Counselling Psychology at the same institution. Her principal line of research focuses on motivation and strategies for successful goal pursuit. Isabelle completed clinical practicums at the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic at McGill University, and at the Emotional Health Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Health Complex. She is currently completing a practicum at the Allan Memorial Institute. She has received training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Isabelle is registered as a trainee in psychology with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.

    LANGUAGES: English, French

    APPROACH: "My priority is creating with clients a space of safety, trust, and warmth, and working collaboratively towards meaningful goals. I enjoy working from an integrative approach, adapting to your presenting problem, needs, and pace, and highlighting your unique strengths. I draw on evidence-based interventions to develop with you tools and strategies to address your current challenges and help you better navigate day-to-day life beyond average functioning, towards increasing your well-being."

  • Mariamo, Audrey

    Mariamo, Audrey

    CLIENTELE: Audrey is an intern psychotherapist under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Schwartzman and Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick. Audrey works primarily with young and older adults (18+) experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, clinical perfectionism, self-esteem problems, academic difficulties, and interpersonal difficulties.

     

    SERVICES (Keywords): Young adults, older adults, psychotherapy, anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, distress, self-esteem, perfectionism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating-related issues, relational difficulties, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).


    QUALIFICATIONS: Audrey holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Concordia University, where she completed an undergraduate thesis focused on emerging adults’ wellbeing. Audrey has also worked as a research assistant at the Douglas Hospital’s Eating Disorders Program. She is currently completing her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, where she has completed a one-year clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counseling Clinic, and remains involved in research on emerging adulthood.


    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH“As a therapist, my goal is to create a warm, empathetic, safe, and accepting environment that fosters self-exploration, learning, and growth. I aim to foster a collaborative and strong therapeutic alliance in order to promote your wellbeing and to help you reach your therapeutic goals. I use a client-centered approach, adapting to each individual’s needs and strengths, while drawing mainly from cognitive-behavioural and acceptance-based modalities.”

     

  • Ph.D. Logue Nancy

    Ph.D. Logue Nancy

    CLIENTELE : Dr. Logue is a psychologist and consultant for Medipsy. She has worked with diverse students, men, women and couples across the lifespan.  With decades of experience treating eating problems of all kinds, she has developed expertise in using mindfulness to address unhealthy habits such as over-eating, over-working, and over-worrying. 

    SERVICES : Unwinding Anxiety, a mindfulness for habit change group

    QUALIFICATIONS : Dr. Nancy Logue has over 30 years’ experience as a psychotherapist.  She obtained both her Ph.D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology and Masters of Social Service in clinical social work at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.  For 17 years, she worked at The Renfrew Center, a feminist treatment center for eating disorders in residential, intensive outpatient and outpatient settings and was director of outpatient services.  Dr. Logue is a trained teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion.  She is a certified facilitator for Dr. Judson Brewer’s Mindful Habit Change apps, Unwinding Anxiety, Eat Right Now and Craving to Quit.  Dr. Logue is a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.

    LANGUAGE : English

    APPROACH : If you are struggling with anxiety and its many related habits of mind and behavior, you are not alone.  This ongoing group is an opportunity to learn about anxiety and to practice mindfulness techniques to understand and address it.   In a safe and supportive environment, we will explore anxiety as a mental habit and introduce a variety of skills to change how we relate to anxiety and other emotions.  Discover how to tune out the inner critic and tune in to a repertoire of mindful responses to help you develop and sustain a healthier relationship with anxiety. 

     

    KEYWORDS : Mindfulness, Anxiety, Habit Change, Mind/Body, Overeating, Overthinking

  • Ph.D., Arrobas Gilbert, Laura

    Ph.D., Arrobas Gilbert, Laura

    CLIENTELE: Laura Arrobas Gilbert, M.A. Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., is a consultant for Medipsy. She has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents. She also has specialized training with children and has worked in schools addressing such issues as Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, as well as social, emotional and behavioral issues.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self-injury, Addictions, Grief, Asperger Syndrome, Stress Management, Relationships, Self-esteem, Emotional Well-Being, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy (Sand Trays, Miniatures, Toys, Therapeutic games). Languages: English, French.

      

    QUALIFICATIONS: Laura Arrobas Gilbert obtained a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, and a Ph.D. in Literature from UC Irvine, CA. She has more than 15 years of experience in the practice of psychotherapy and is an adjunct professor of psychology and literature at Baker College Online.

    Approach: "A wonderful thought to reflect upon is that we can thrive. Pain, powerlessness, isolation are common and inevitable life ills. The goal is not to avoid or erase difficulties, but to learn what to do when they arise. You are seeking therapy because something in you needs to shift--an attitude, a behavior, a feeling that lingers and overshadows the good that is available to you. I will help you achieve and maintain the mental and physical well being you seek. Some areas of focus are alleviating anxiety and stress, handling depression, dealing with loss, integrating traumatic experiences, and moving through life transition. I also work with children and adolescents to enhance their ability to deal with their world, and provide them with the skills necessary to better face challenges". 

  • Quessada, Laetitia

    Quessada, Laetitia

    CLIENTELE: Laetitia Quessada is a neuropsychologist, and a consultant for Medipsy. Through her training and practice, she has specialized in neuropsychological assessments of children, adolescents and adults. Mrs. Quessada is specialized in the evaluation of Attention Deficit Disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD / ADD), Learnig Disorders (dyslexia, dysorthography and dyscalculia) and High Intellectual Potentials. She also offers cognitive remediation services to help individuals with attentional and executive difficulties.

     

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

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Mrs. Quessada completed her Masters in Neuropsychology at Sophia-Antipolis University in Nice, France. When she came to Québec, she obtained her equivalence at the University of Montreal, and became 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. She has created and run workshops aimed at re-educating the executive functions and attention processes in young children with ADHD. She also offers services to parents in parenting skills, and has taught at UQAT. 

     

    LANGUAGE: French

  • Rajabi, Stephanie

    Rajabi, Stephanie

    CLIENTELE: Stephanie is a licensed guidance counsellor and member of the Ordre des Conseillers et Conseillères d’Orientation du Québec. While working under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Schwartzman, Stephanie is completing further training in areas of psychotherapy, as well as psychological assessments. She works with adolescents and adults presenting with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, attentional difficulties, relationship issues, and academic difficulties.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): adolescents, adults, psychotherapy, assessment, depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, academic difficulties, ADHD, stress, self-esteem, body image, emotion regulation, communication, brief psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, as well as a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from McGill University. In her undergraduate studies, she researched the role of depression on interpersonal relationships, as well as the links between stress, resilience, and depression.

     

    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH: “My role in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe space that will foster self-reflection, insight, and personal growth. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify their needs and goals throughout the therapeutic process. I strive towards gaining an understanding of the client’s personal narrative, life history, and current context. Drawing upon cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic techniques, the client and I will explore their emotions, thoughts, behaviours, and motivations. With an understanding of the client, my goal is to help the client develop strategies that promote overall well-being.”

  • Réquillart, Delphine

    Réquillart, Delphine

    CLIENTELE : Delphine is a French clinical psychologist interning at Medipsy. She works with children and adolescents under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Schwatzman. Delphine focuses on working with clients who suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety disorders, high potential (giftedness), ADHD, family conflict issues, behavioral issues, anger management issues and bullying at school. Delphine has extensive experience in providing intellectual assessments (Wechsler scales : WPPSI IV, WISV IV) for children and adolescents aged 2 to 16.

     

    SERVICES (keywords) : children, adolescents, anxiety, giftedness,  self esteem, relational issues, bullying, behavioral issues, assessment, cognitive- behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy, consultation.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS : Delphine has a European Master’s degree obtained in Paris, France. She completed a thesis looking at the impact of the announcement of a child’s disability on parenthood processes. Delphine has worked in Paris with children suffering from psychotic disorders and on the autistic spectrum. She also had a private practice in Singapore (Asia), working with clients within the French community and working closely with the specialized team of the French School of Singapore in order to offer assessment, diagnosis and treatment to students. As a French psychologist, Delphine is registered as a trainee in psychology with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.

     

    LANGUAGES : French and English

  • Riedel, Monique

    Riedel, Monique

    CLIENTELE: Monique Riedel is a supervised intern therapist who works with both adolescents and adults at Medipsy.  Monique works with clients in the treatment of anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder), mood disorders (e.g., depression), and with clients who are experiencing life stress in work or relationships.  Monique also provides employment counselling for individuals entering the work force or considering a career transition. 

     

    SERVICES (keywords): adolescents, adults, anxiety, body image, communication difficulties, depression, divorce, emotion regulation, employment, life skills, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, parenting difficulties, relational difficulties, social skills, values. 

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Monique holds a Literature degree from King’s College London and a Psychology degree from Concordia University. She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University.  Monique completed a one-year practicum at the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic at McGill. Monique has research experience with the Family Well-Being Project (Concordia), looking at what impact rearing children with neurodevelopment disorders has on the family unit, and with the Relationships Across Development Lab (Concordia), looking at social cognition across development, and emotion and coping behaviours in the face of conflict among children and teens. 

     

    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH“I will work with you to create a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which you can feel truly heard. Drawing on techniques from cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused, and acceptance and commitment therapies, I will collaborate with you to create an action plan for our work together. I emphasize understanding your personal values and life experience so that we can develop the most suitable strategies for you to create more meaning, and less suffering, in your life. 

  • Sadowski, Isabel

    Sadowski, Isabel

    CLIENTELE: Isabel is a psychologist-in-training who works with both adolescents and adults presenting with difficulties related to anxiety, mood, trauma, self-injury, life transitions, and interpersonal relationships.

     

    SERVICES (Keywords): anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, self-injury, life transitions, interpersonal difficulties, stress, emotion regulation, mindfulness, CBT, DBT, ACT, trauma-focused therapy.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Isabel received her MA in Counselling Psychology from McGill University, where she completed her practicum at the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic and received training in mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Trauma-Focused Therapy. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the Counselling Psychology program at McGill. Her doctoral research focuses on evaluating the effectiveness of nature-based mindfulness interventions at improving coping self-efficacy, well-being, and reducing psychological distress. Isabel is also involved in research aimed at improving the mental health and resilience of older adolescents and young adults through the development of targeted preventative programs.

     

    LANGUAGES: English, French

     

    APPROACH: "I take a client-centered, evidence-based approach to psychotherapy. My primary goal is to create a warm and empathic environment where my clients feel safe to engage in therapy. I use classic and third wave cognitive therapies, as well as mindfulness and compassion-focused modalities, to work with clients on their therapeutic goals. I am interested in helping my clients to develop long-term mental health resilience through effectively targeted psychotherapeutic techniques."

  • St. Onge Chloé

    St. Onge Chloé

    CLIENTELE : Chloé is a member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (OCCOQ) and an intern psychotherapist under the supervision of Dr. Annett Körner. She works with children, adolescents and adults presenting with various symptoms and syndromes, such as depression, anxiety, life transitions, stress, burnout, substance use, relational difficulties, self-esteem, and emotion regulation.

     

    SERVICES (keywords) : Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); Acceptance commitment therapy (ACT); Emotion focused therapy (EFT); mindfulness; depression; anxiety; panic; stress; relational difficulties; self esteem; stress; grief; life transitions; LGBTQ; career; adolescents; teens; children; young adult;

     

    QUALIFICATIONS : Chloé completed her Honours bachelor’s degree with a specialization in Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She also holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University, where she completed a government-funded research project surrounding the developmental significance of the family environment and how our family relationships may impact our social and moral development.  Chloé has previous experience working with a variety of clientele, primarily adolescents and young adults, in both school settings as well as in private practice.

     

    LANGUAGES: English, French

     

    APPROACH : "My approach to therapy is to collaborate with my clients and accompany them through personal growth, goal setting, problem solving, and self-exploration with the goal of identifying and equipping them with the proper tools needed to inspire lasting change and long-term fulfillment. I focus on creating a warm, supportive environment built upon empathy, openness, and trust. While no one can be perfectly culturally competent, I aspire to adapt to each client’s unique situation and cultural context, as well as their individual needs and strengths, in the hopes of promoting an overall sense of well-being. I am LGBTQ+- affirming and treat all of my clients with the dignity, respect, and affirmation that they deserve."

  • Tillmann, Christine Marie

    Tillmann, Christine Marie

    CLIENTELE: Christine Marie Tillman is a consultant for Medipsy. She 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." 

     

  • Woods, Robbie

    Woods, Robbie

    CLIENTELE: Robbie is a practicum student who works with adolescents and adults under the supervision of Drs. Marilyn Fitzpatrick and Deborah Schwartzman. He works with individuals living with anxiety (e.g. generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic, obsessions and compulsions) and depression, as well as interpersonal and body image problems.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Adolescents, adults, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, self-esteem, relationships, body image, skills, cognitive-behavioral, client-centered

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Robbie holds an Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Carleton University. His research centred on the interaction between interpersonal and genetic factors and their link to depressive symptoms. Currently, Robbie is completing his doctoral research under the supervision of Drs. Simon Bacon (Concordia University) and Kim Lavoie (UQAM). His research focuses on the impact weight loss surgery has in the development of depression among individuals living with severe obesity. Robbie has completed a number of practica within Concordia University, including psychotherapy with adults and youth, along with administering psychoeducational assessments. Furthermore, he has completed practica within the Adult Clinical Psychology Program (Psychology Department) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Unit (Psychiatry Department) within the McGill University Health Centre.

     

    LANGUAGES: English

     

    APPROACH: “I view therapy as two individuals working together with the goal to explore, understand, and work through a problem. The client is the expert in the difficulties in their life, while I have the knowledge and skills to help them achieve their goal[s] for therapy. Through the use of cognitive and behavioural strategies, we will use this opportunity to be curious about approaching problems in a new way by testing out old and new ideas and see what unfolds.”