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.

  • Azarnia Parin

    Azarnia Parin

    Clientele: Parin is a psychotherapy intern under the supervision of Dr. Fitzpatrick’s . She is working with adolescents and young adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties or life stress.


    Services (keywords): adolescents, young adults, generalized anxiety, depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, LGBTQ2IA+, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), psychoeducation, transitions, self-esteem, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectic behavioural therapy (DBT)


    Qualifications: Parin holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Concordia University where she specialized in doing research on the role of teacher and student relationships, peer victimization and depression in students with intellectual disabilities. She is currently working on obtaining her master’s degree in counselling psychology from Yorkville University. Her academic and professional background with victims of conjugal violence, parental abuse and substance use allows her have a collaborative approach while promoting self-empowerment and social justice.


    Languages: French, English, Persian


    Approach:” My main focus is to create a warm therapeutic environment built on respect, unconditional positive regard and empathy. In my approach, I prioritize collaboration and building a strong therapeutic alliance. I aspire to empower each client to identify their goals and the obstacles preventing them from achieving their goals through Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). My goal is for each client to identify their strengths and to learn how to use them in order to overcome any obstacles they face in the future.  I honour each person’s identity and  individuality as I strive to create a welcoming environment for every client. Throughout my internship, I will strengthen my cultural competence.”

  • 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).

  • Borenstein-Laurie, James

    Clientele: James (he/him) is a supervised psychology intern. He works with younger and older adults (18+) experiencing a variety of challenges, including depression and anxiety, difficulties in relationships or life transitions, trauma, low self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, and stress at home, school, or work.


    Services (keywords): depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationships, sexuality and gender identity, self-esteem, stress, grief, academic stress, burnout, emotion management, skills building, sleep/insomnia, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), psychoeducation, client-centered


    Qualifications: James is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University. He holds a master’s degree from Concordia and a bachelor’s degree in Honours Psychology from McGill University. Through his studies, James has gained clinical experience in both community and hospital settings. Specifically, he has developed his skills at the Eating Disorders Continuum of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the Allan Memorial Institute. He has also conducted psychotherapy at the Applied Psychology Centre and the Stress and Developmental Psychopathology Laboratory of Concordia University. James’ research focuses on the benefits of positive personality traits like optimism for individuals’ and couples’ health and well-being. As a scientist-practitioner, James endeavours to find the best evidence-supported tools to help the people he works with.


    Languages: English, French


    Approach: Starting or returning to therapy can be daunting, but as a therapist I strive to create a warm and welcoming environment that eases this transition. With a client-centered approach, I aim to establish a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can openly explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a supportive and compassionate manner. Together, we will work on identifying and overcoming barriers to making positive changes.

    Though my practice is guided by a cognitive-behavioural (CBT) orientation, I practice in an integrative manner and tailor my approach to meet each individual’s specific needs. Throughout therapy, I structure sessions in a way that helps my clients make meaningful progress toward their objectives. This includes setting specific intentions at the beginning of therapy and regularly revisiting them as we go. I also provide my clients with tools and techniques to use outside of therapy sessions, empowering them to continue making independent progress. It is important to me to practice in an inclusive manner that respects each client’s background and that is affirmative of diverse sexual and gender identities.

  • Bucci, Kristina

    Bucci, Kristina

    CLIENTELE: Kristina is a member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (OCCOQ) and an intern in psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick. Kristina works primarily with young and older adults (18+) experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem problems, academic difficulties, and interpersonal difficulties. 


    SERVICES (keywords): Young adults, older adults, psychotherapy, anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, distress, self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, academic difficulties, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotion focused therapy (EFT).


    QUALIFICATIONS: Kristina holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, where she also completed a one-year clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counseling Clinic. Kristina completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Concordia University, where she completed an undergraduate thesis focused on anxiety and partner support.


    LANGUAGES: English


    APPROACH“As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in training, my goal is to create a warm, safe and accepting environment for my clients. I believe in the importance of fostering strong and collaborative therapeutic relationships in order for us to work together to reach your therapeutic goals. Ultimately, my goal to empower you to overcome difficulties, gain insight and greater self-awareness, and build resilience. I work primarily from a cognitive perspective, incorporating cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. I look forward to starting this journey with you!”

  • Buchardt, Lauren

    Buchardt, Lauren

    CLIENTELE: Lauren is a licensed counsellor (OCCOQ) and intern in psychotherapy (OPQ) under the supervision of Dr. Jack DeStefano. She works primarily with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, emotion regulation problems, burnout, perfectionism, major life transitions, and relationship difficulties. Lauren draws techniques from cognitive-behavioural and humanistic therapeutic orientations and collaborates with clients to find solutions that are uniquely suited to them.

    SERVICES (Keywords): young adults, adults, psychotherapy, anxiety, stress, depression, burnout, perfectionism, relational difficulties, emotion regulation, client-centered, humanistic, CBT, ACT.


    QUALIFICATIONS: Lauren holds a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, from McGill University. Lauren’s past research has focused on performance psychology, particularly the coaching of elite performing artists and athletes, as well as personality change goals, and emotion regulation tendencies in youth. She has facilitated mindfulness/ resilience to stress workshops with McGill medical residents and has taught neuroscience and psychology activities with youth at Explorations Learning Centre.


    Lauren is a former dancer and dance/ Pilates teacher and has a keen interest in movement-based therapies, creative self-expression, and community involvement in the arts.


    LANGUAGES: English


    APPROACH“My primary goal is to create a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental environment in which my clients feel safe to fully express themselves. I pay keen attention to personal narrative and collaborate with clients to come up with a plan that is uniquely suited to them. Some areas of focus are alleviating anxiety and stress, moving through depression and burnout, and navigating life transition. I aim to help my clients live in accordance with their values and develop long-term mental health resilience.”

  • Dikaios Elena

    Dikaios Elena

    CLIENTELE: Elena Dikaios (she/her) is a member of the Order des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (OCCOQ) and an intern in psychotherapy (OPQ) for Medipsy Psychological Services. Elena works primarily with adolescents and adults (14+) experiencing depression, anxiety, burnout, emotional eating, emotion regulation challenges, obsessive compulsive disorder, and interpersonal difficulties.


    SERVICES (keywords): adults, adolescents, LGBTQ+, psychoeducation, psychotherapy, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, self-compassion, patient-centred, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy


    QUALIFICATIONS: Elena completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McGill University in 2018, during which time she conducted research on the relationship between mindfulness, self-compassion, and eating behaviours. After graduating, she worked as a research assistant, studying the effects of mindfulness-based interventions on late life mood disorders. She recently completed her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. As part of this program, she completed a one-year clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic as well as a year-long internship at the Montreal Therapy Centre.


    LANGUAGES: English and French


    APPROACH: I aim to foster a safe, caring, and nonjudgmental space for my patients to explore the challenges in their lives. Together, we will work to process your experience and identify solutions that are in line with your goals and values. I hope our work provides you with tools to support your wellbeing and relationships beyond our sessions, and assists you in developing new ways of responding to life’s difficulties.

  • 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. 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. 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. Royal, Isabelle

    Dr. Royal, Isabelle

    CLIENTELE: Dr. Royal, neuropsychologist, is a consultant for Medipsy. She works with adults and seniors who are experiencing difficulties with cognition or daily functioning. She also specializes in neurocognitive assessment for individuals living with mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.


    SERVICES (keywords): adults, aging, neuropsychology, attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD), learning disabilities, neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatry, neurocognitive assessment


    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Royal, Ph.D., completed a Bachelor's degree in Psychology at McGill University and a Master's degree in Psychology at the Université de Montréal. She completed her doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Montreal, and her research focuses on music and cognition. She is a staff neuropsychologist at the Jewish General Hospital where she also supervises doctoral students in neuropsychology. Dr. Royal is a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ) and is certified in the evaluation of neuropsychological disorders.


    LANGUAGES: English and French


    APPROACH: During the assessment, a detailed profile of cognitive strengths and weaknesses is established, which helps to clarify the cause of the difficulties experienced and specify the diagnosis (e.g. Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity (ADHD), learning disability, neurodegenerative disease). Once the evaluation is completed, the results are interpreted and the contribution of concomitant factors (psychological, medical) is evaluated. Personalized recommendations are then proposed based on the results obtained and the initial objectives of the assessment. These recommendations are designed to help each client better cope with their difficulties, for example, at school or work.

  • Hébert, Catherine

    Hébert, Catherine

    CLIENTELE: Catherine is a doctoral candidate 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.

  • Kabis Plante, Audrey

    Kabis Plante, Audrey

    CLIENTELE: Audrey is a psychologist who works with children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults. She can help children and adolescents struggling with academic based problems as well as social, emotional and developmental issues. She performs comprehensive psychoeducational assessments on children and youth in order to support them in school and guide them with their choices for the “next step” towards their future. She also performs psychological assessments on adults who are struggling with where they are at and where they want to be.


    SERVICES (keywords):  children, adolescents, youth, young adults, adults, psychotherapy, solution focused therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, therapeutic play, client-centered, emotion focused therapy, anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder, adjustment disorder, loss, trauma, mindfulness, psychological assessments, psychoeducational assessments.


    QUALIFICATIONS: Audrey is a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Quebec. She has a graduate level certification in psychological assessment from Concordia University of Edmonton, her master’s degree from McGill University and her bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in Montreal. She has been a registered and practicing psychologist out west for the past six years, working in schools with students between the ages of four and 21, and in private practice. She was trained in a variety of different clinical approaches for psychotherapy as well as in psychological assessments.


    LANGUAGE: English, Français


    APPROACH: "My ultimate goal as a psychologist is that I can provide my clients with a safe, non-judgmental and open-minded space for them to explore what is happening in their life, minds and/or hearts. There is no rush at exploring what is bothering someone and I am here to support you where you are at. Using evidence-based practices, I hope we can help you achieve what you hope you would. In a therapeutic setting, my goal is not only to hear and support you, but we also try to learn, practice and add more tools in your current “coping skills and emotional regulation tool box”.  In a psychological or psychoeducational assessment setting, my goal is to get a holistic view of my client in order to provide the most accurate, relevant and helpful information possible. The goal of these assessments is to get a snapshot of where my client is at, at that time, and then to offer recommendations for support and intervention tailored to their needs and abilities.” 

  • 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.”


  • Mikula, Malgosia

    Mikula, Malgosia

    CLIENTELE: Malgosia is a licensed neuropsychologist and member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ) who works with children, adolescents, and adults across the lifespan. She provides comprehensive evaluations for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning difficulties (dyslexia, dyscalculia, etc.), intellectual disabilities, and other issues.


    SERVICES (keywords): children, adolescents, adults, psychoeducational assessment, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorder, intellectual disability, assessment, diagnosis, recommendations


    LANGUAGES: English, French and Polish


    QUALIFICATIONS: Dr. Mikula, Psy.D., completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at McGill University and her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has trained at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh (USA), the London Health Sciences Centre in London, Ontario, the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal, and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, where she also provides consultation services to clinical trials investigating various types of dementia. She has extensive training in the neuropsychological assessment of a broad range of neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions, and her neuropsychology permit from the Ordre des psychologues du Québec is currently pending. 

  • Morissette Harvey, Francis

    Morissette Harvey, Francis

    CLIENTELE:  Francis is a doctoral candidate in psychology and practices as an intern under the supervision of Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick and Dr. Diana Koszycki. He works with a predominantly adult clientele presenting anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders and various other difficulties (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship difficulties, grief, self-esteem, emotional regulation, etc.).


    SERVICES (keywords): Young adults, adults, psychotherapy, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, coping, emotional regulation, personality, relationship difficulties, mindfulness, self-esteem, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), schema therapy.


    QUALIFICATIONS: Francis holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and is currently at the end of his doctoral studies in psychology at UQAM. Through his studies, he is developing an expertise on mindfulness and the influence of childhood trauma on human relationships in adulthood. He completed clinical internships at the Centre de Services Psychologiques at UQAM as well as in a psychiatric environment at the Anxiety and Mood Disorder Services at the Institut Universitaire en Santé Mentale de Montréal (IUSMM).


    LANGUAGES: French and English


    APPROACH: “My practice is generally focused on the third-wave CBT, into which I incorporate elements from the schema therapy and existential-humanistic models. I favor an authentic, warm approach based on human connection and trust. Concrete actions and exercises are offered as part of my services so that the client uses his strengths to develop his full potential and achieve real, long-lasting changes.”

  • Myre, Roger

    Myre, Roger

    CLIENTELE: Roger earned his master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, where he completed a one-year clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counseling Clinic before having successfully completed another internship here at Medipsy, where he continues to provide integrative, evidence-based, trauma informed, and client centered counselling, psychoeducation, and psychotherapy to adolescents and adults of various culturally diverse populations suffering from multiple disorders, problems, or complaints. 


    SERVICES (Keywords): Young adults, older adults, psychotherapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness, anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, distress, self-esteem, relational difficulties, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), ACT, ADHD, borderline personality, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy.


    QUALIFICATIONS: Roger completed his bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Human Relations from Concordia University, where he researched obstacles faced by social service users on exiting the Quebec welfare system. He also served as a Peer Support Agent (PSA) in the federal government, providing interventions and psychoeducation workshops to individuals and groups, as well as Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) debriefings to government agents experiencing crisis. Roger completed his master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, where he has completed a one-year clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counseling Clinic. 


    LANGUAGES: English, French,


    APPROACH: “I will meet you wherever you are in your challenges and will accompany you gently on the journey towards re-assuming your best self in recovery and healing. Through authentic connection, honesty, caring, and collaboration, we will identify and embark on the tailored treatments that will result in your re- integration into fulfilling and meaningful living”.

  • Neibert, Mariana

    Neibert, Mariana

    CLIENTELE: As a licensed counsellor and intern in psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Schwartzman and Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, Mariana works primarily with adolescents and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem problems, academic difficulties, and interpersonal difficulties. 


    SERVICES (keywords): Adolescents, young adults, anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, distress, self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties, academic difficulties, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).


    QUALIFICATIONS: Mariana completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Concordia University in 2014. Her undergraduate thesis focused on cultural influences in symptoms of depression, in particular rumination. Mariana is currently a student of the Counselling Psychology master’s program of McGill University. As part of this program, she completed a one-year clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counseling Clinic. 


    LANGUAGES: English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese


    APPROACH: “I work towards helping clients live their best life by building a trusting therapeutic relationship and fostering a safe environment in which clients feel heard, supported, and empowered.”

  • Pantelios, Alice

    Pantelios, Alice

    CLIENTELE: Alice is a licensed psychotherapist who works primarily with adolescents (14-17), young and older adults (18+) experiencing difficulties with emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, life transitions, low self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, career transition and relationship difficulties. 


    SERVICES (Keywords): Young adults, older adults, psychotherapy, anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, distress, self-esteem, relational difficulties, client-centered, career counselling, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).


    QUALIFICATIONS: Alice holds a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, where she also completed a one-year clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counseling Clinic. She has previously worked at the Douglas Mental Health Institute providing support to outpatients and at a private mental health clinic, where she worked with a diverse clientele, ranging from children to older adults. She holds a psychotherapy permit from the Ordre des psychologues du Québec and is a member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation du Québec. 



    LANGUAGES: English, French, Greek


    APPROACH“My aim is to work collaboratively with my clients in understanding their needs, encouraging self-exploration, and establishing strategies to promote positive changes that foster growth and well-being within a caring and non-judgmental environment. Drawing on techniques from cognitive behavioral, emotion focused and acceptance and commitment therapies, I tailor interventions to the individual so they can develop appropriate tools to effectively overcome their current challenges and increase their resilience.

  • 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.


    LANGUAGES: English and French

    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

  • Riedel, Monique

    Riedel, Monique

    CLIENTELE: I provide therapy services to adults who are looking to make positive changes in their lives by developing their strengths and devising new strategies to deal with recurring problems. I recognize that therapy can be emotionally-intense and I aim to create a comfortable and nonjudgmental space where clients can feel free to explore and discuss their difficulties. I work most often with clients on the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues and difficulties related to self-esteem. 


    SERVICES (keywords) 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, a Psychology degree from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. She holds a psychotherapy permit from the Ordre des psychologues du Québec and is a member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation du Québec. 


    LANGUAGES: English and French


    APPROACH: Drawing on evidence-based techniques from cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused and acceptance & commitment therapies, I will collaborate with you to find the best methods to address your concerns and build new ways of approaching them. Keeping up-to-date with research on best practices in psychotherapy is a priority for me. I also emphasize understanding your unique experiences to ensure our work together suits your individual needs.

  • Smith, Chelsea

    Smith, Chelsea

    CLIENTELE: Chelsea is a member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (OCCOQ) who supports adolescents (14-17), young and older adults (18+) struggling with anxiety, depression, role transitions, grief, crisis, emotion dysregulation, academic stress, low self-esteem, relationship conflicts, and disconnection with self, meaning and purpose.


    SERVICES (keywords): Young adults, older adults, teens, psychotherapy, psychoeducation, trauma, mindfulness, anxiety, stress, depression, transitions, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, LGBTQ+ and transitioning, client-centred, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).


    QUALIFICATIONS: Chelsea has a master's degree in counselling psychology from McGill University, a bachelor's degree in public affairs from Carleton University specializing in development studies and a master’s degree in environment and resource studies from Waterloo University. Her diverse academic background allowed her to work hands-on in community development settings around the world for many years; while her winding path towards psychotherapy has given her an appreciation for how unpredictably our paths can unfold. She has experience navigating social services as a food bank manager and responding to crises as a 9-1-1 call taker. She completed her clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counseling Clinic and an internship in psychotherapy here at the Medipsy clinic. 


    LANGUAGE: English


    APPROACH: “I believe whole-heartedly in individuals’ abilities to find what they need to lead full, meaningful lives while working in a safe and affirming therapeutic environment. While remaining warm and non-judgemental, I challenge my clients to move towards what scares them, and in doing so, reconnect with their authentic selves and discover new ground within themselves. My approach includes inviting clients to glean insight from their experience in the present moment and from physical sensations in their bodies.”

  • St. Onge, Chloé

    St. Onge, Chloé

    CLIENTELE : Chloé is a licensed psychotherapist with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ) and Guidance Counsellor registered with the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (OCCOQ). Her experience is primarily with young adults, although she also offers counselling services for children, adolescents, and adults in all stages of life. Her focus lies in helping people cope with motivational issues, academic stress, professional burnout, life transitions, poor communication skills, low self-esteem, and emotion regulation. She also offers career counselling for people looking to identify or clarify their professional interests and skills, as well as effective job searching strategies.


    SERVICES (keywords) : Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); Acceptance commitment therapy (ACT); Emotion focused therapy (EFT); client-centered; mindfulness; depression; anxiety; panic; stress; self-esteem; stress; 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 in 2017, and her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University in 2019. Chloé has over four years of previous experience working with a variety of clientele in both school settings as well as in private practice.


    LANGUAGES: English, French


    APPROACH : "I strive to meet my clients wherever they are, to work collaboratively in identifying obstacles towards their personal growth, and to accompany them through self-exploration. My ultimate goal is to help people identify their strengths while equipping them with the tools needed to inspire lasting change and long-term fulfillment. I focus on creating a warm, supportive and non-judgmental 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." 


  • Vivian, Patricia

    Vivian, Patricia

    CLIENTELE:  Patricia is a doctoral candidate under Dr. Martin Drapeau's supervision at Medipsy. She works with adolescents and adults with various forms of anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, traumas, post traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, eating disorders, dependencies, addictions, substance abuse, self-esteem and interpersonal relationship issues.


    SERVICES (keywords): Psychotherapy, counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy,  psycho education, awareness, wisdom orientation, adolescents, adults, anxiety, stress management, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobia, disorder, depression, eating disorders, dependencies, addictions, substance abuse, interpersonal relationship issues, confidence, self-esteem, diagnosis, assessment.


    QUALIFICATIONS: Patricia has an undergraduate degree from Concordia university in specialization psychology and a Masters and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Holy Spirit University Kaslik in Lebanon.  She has over 20 years experience in the mental health field working in hospitals as well as in private practice. As a licensed psychologist in Lebanon, Patricia is registered as a candidate with the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec in view of an equivalency.


    LANGUAGES: English, French, and Arabic.


    APPROACH: “In my practice, I use an integrative cognitive behavioural therapy approach with a wisdom perspective, bringing together different aspects of various proven therapy approaches within each person’s personalized therapy treatment plan. I assist clients in correcting erroneous beliefs and encourage learning about reality and human nature in order to help them live more efficiently. I help clients by increasing their psychological literacy and encouraging them to acquire information, learn, and grow. I strive to create a non judgmental environment with complete transparency that fosters a warm and encouraging space for my clients to express themselves, feel at ease, and connect with me.