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).

  • 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 and French

     

    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 an intern in psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Jack DeStefano. She works primarily with adolescents and young adults (16-30 years) experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, burnout, perfectionism, self-acceptance, life transitions, and relational difficulties. Lauren uses client-centered, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approaches and pays special attention to emotions and somatic experiences.

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

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Lauren holds a B.A. in Psychology and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. Her undergraduate research focused on emotion regulation in youth, personality change goals in young adults, and the coaching of elite performing artists and athletes. She has offered clinical services at the McGill Counselling Clinic and has taught Brain Science, Mindfulness, and Psychology classes to youth. Lauren has a keen interest in psychosomatics and has taught Pilates and dance for 6 years.

     

    LANGUAGES: English

     

    APPROACHMy 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, life history, and current context and work collaboratively with my clients using approaches that are 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.”

  • Burdayron, Rebecca

    Burdayron, Rebecca

    CLIENTELE: Rebecca is a doctoral intern who works with adolescents and adults under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Schwartzman and Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick. She works with individuals presenting with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep difficulties, low self-esteem, and interpersonal difficulties.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Adolescents, adults, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, trauma, sleep difficulties, perfectionism, interpersonal difficulties, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), mindfulness.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Rebecca obtained a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University, where she completed a year-long practicum at the Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic and received training in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), and mindfulness. Rebecca is currently pursuing her PhD in Counselling Psychology at McGill under the supervision of Dr. Marie-Hélène Pennestri. Her doctoral research focuses on maternal prenatal sleep quality and its impact on infant sleep patterns.

     

    LANGUAGES: English, French

     

    APPROACH: “I strive to foster a warm, safe, and compassionate environment that promotes personal growth, healing, and empowerment. We will work collaboratively to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties and work towards goals that are meaningful to you. By drawing from evidence-based practices, I will support you in learning new coping strategies to address your current challenges and increase your mental health resilience.”

  • 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. 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.

  • 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”.

  • Gajan, Joris

    Gajan, Joris

    Services offered in french only

  • 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.”

     

  • Lambert, Danika

    Lambert, Danika

    CLIENTELE: Danika is an intern in psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick. Danika works primarily with young adults experiencing anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties, self-esteem issues, substance-related difficulties and more.  

     

    SERVICES (Keywords): Adults, young adults, psychoeducation, psychotherapy, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, client-centered, substance-abuse, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Danika holds a bachelor’s degrees in Applied Psychology (with Honours) from Bishop’s University. Her undergraduate thesis focused on withdrawal symptoms from prolonged heavy cannabis use. She is pursuing her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. As part of this program, she has completed a year-long clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic. 

     

    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH: “I strive to offer a warm, empathetic and safe environment for you to feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings. I embrace a collaborative stance to the therapeutic relationship, where we will work together to assess your presenting issues and find the most effective treatment for you – you know yourself best! In our work together, I will support and challenge you in learning new coping strategies and increase your psychological resilience.”

  • 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. 

  • Myre, Roger

    Myre, Roger

    CLIENTELE: Roger is a student 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 and Dr. Jack DeStefano. Roger works with adolescents (14-17), young and older adults (18+) experiencing difficulties with emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, life transitions, low self-esteem, perfectionism, grief, substance use and relationship difficulties. Through a collaboration between Medipsy and the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal (MCFM), Roger also provides psychotherapy to members of the urban Indigenous community of Montreal.

     

    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), 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 is completing 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 counselling intern 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

  • Rich-Joncas, Chantal

    Rich-Joncas, Chantal

    CLIENTELE: Chantal is an intern in psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Jack DeStefano and Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick. Chantal works with adolescents and adults experiencing difficulties with interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, perfectionism, emotion regulation, life transitions, depression and anxiety. 

     

    SERVICES (Keywords): Adults, adolescents, psychoeducation, psychotherapy, anxiety, depression, distress, self-esteem, relational difficulties, perfectionism, emotion regulation,  mindfulness, client-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT).

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Chantal holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of New Brunswick. During her bachelor’s of arts, Chantal studied Psychology, French and History. Shortly thereafter, Chantal completed a bachelor’s of education specializing in French as a Second Language and Social Studies for secondary aged students. As an educator, Chantal has taken on leadership roles as acting principal and organizer of school wide social justice initiatives. Furthermore, her pedagogy often integrated aspects of social emotional well-being to help foster self-regulation and crisis prevention. Chantal is pursuing her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She has completed a year long clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic. 

     

    LANGUAGES: English and French

     

    APPROACH: “As a psychotherapist in training, I provide a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental space for clients. I aim to understand my clients and their perspectives in a holistic manner that considers the many social and cultural systems which inevitably affect their lives. While working together, my goal is to help clients further develop skills needed to feel empowered and able to make choices that align with their unique personal values.” 

  • 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 an intern in psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick and a student member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (OCCOQ). She supports adolescents (14-17), young and older adults (18+) working through anxiety, depression, role transitions, grief and/or experiencing crisis, difficulties with emotional regulation, academic stress, low self-esteem, relationship conflicts, and reconnecting with meaning and purpose in their lives.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Young adults, older adults, psychotherapy, psychoeducation, mindfulness, anxiety, stress, depression, transitions, stress, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, client-centered, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Before beginning her master’s program in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, Chelsea received a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Carleton University specializing in Develop ment 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. She also  has experience navigating social services as a food bank manager and responding to crises as a 9-1-1 call taker. She has just completed a one-year clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counseling 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 supportive therapeutic environment. While remaining warm and non-judgemental, I challenge my clients to reconnect with their authentic selves and make choices in their day-to-day lives that align with their values. 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 member of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (OCCOQ) and an intern in psychotherapy 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."

  • Thomas, Chantal

    Thomas, Chantal

    CLIENTELE:  Chantal is a counselling intern under Dr. Fitzpatrick's supervision.  She works with adults and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, or life stress including the immigrant acculturation process, parenting concerns, and relationship stress.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Adults, young adults, depression, general anxiety, stress, panic attacks, acculturation, psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), person-centred therapy (PCT), multicultural counselling.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Chantal holds a bachelor’s of arts in psychology from McGill University, a master’s of education in “intervention educative” from Université de Montréal, and is completing a master’s of arts in counselling psychology at Yorkville University.  She has also completed a number of professional trainings including domestic violence risk assessment and management with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children, transcultural approach with the Y des femmes de Montréal, and parental alienation withl'Institut de formation et d'aide communautaire à l'enfant et à la famille.  She has eight years of paid experience in community work, primarily working with immigrant and Indigenous populations and families.

     

    LANGUAGES: French and English

     

    APPROACH: As an intern, I am drawn to the person-centred approach, which priortizes the therapeutic relationship.  It is nondirective and non-herarchical, and emphasizes empathy and unconditional positive regard for the client.  I also believe in a collaborative approach, and will make referrals as needed.  I will be learning CBT interventions as a part of my internship.

  • 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." 

     

  • Víquez, Floryana

    Víquez, Floryana

    CLIENTELE: Floryana is a psychologist who works with adolescents and adults presenting with mood disorders (anxiety and depression), personality disorders and adjustment disorders. She has significant experience in using the humanistic model as well as third wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.


    SERVICES (key words): anxiety, depression, personality disorders, migration, adjustment, life transitions, palliative care, psycho-oncology, health psychology, CBT, third wave CBT.


    QUALIFICATIONS: Floryana holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a Specialized Graduate Diploma in Community Psychology, and is currently completing her doctorate (PhD/Psy.D.) in clinical psychology. Floryana completed clinical practicums at the Counselling Clinic at UQAM and in the oncology unit at the University of Montreal Health Centre. She also completed an internship at The Center of Excellence in Research on Rare and Orphan Diseases- Fondation Courtois (CERMO-FC) and at the Center for research and intervention on suicide, ethical issues and end-of-life practices.
    Throughout her professional experience Floryana has supported clients with disabilities who struggle with adjustment disorders, attachment disorders, anxiety, depression, as well as complex and difficult family relationships.


    LANGUAGES: English, French and Spanish


    APPROACH: “Unconditional acceptance, reflexive consciousness and compassion are core components of my clinical work. In addition to this, I use cognitive behavioral clinical techniques, more specifically techniques and interventions drawn from Third-wave CBT, including acceptance and commitment as well as mindfulness”.

  • 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.

  • Zentner, Daysi

    Zentner, Daysi

    CLIENTELE: Daysi is a doctoral intern under the supervision of Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick and Dr. Jack DeStefano. She works primarily with adults presenting with a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep difficulties, low self-esteem, academic and interpersonal difficulties.

     

    SERVICES (keywords): Adolescents, adults, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, trauma, sleep difficulties, perfectionism, interpersonal difficulties, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioural therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Daysi is a doctoral candidate in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Daysi obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her MA degree in Child Studies both at Concordia University. Her research interests’ centers in better understanding and promoting social justice, empowering minority groups, develop knowledge translation initiatives, and have an impact in policy making actions. These interests inform her clinical work, in considering and integrating the different contexts that may influence clients’ difficulties.

    Daysi has experience in conducting supervised individual and group therapy, as well as conducting psychological and neuropsychological assessments. Daysi has worked in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, mental health organizations, and private clinics.

     

    LANGUAGES: English, Spanish

     

    APPROACH: “My primary goal is to create an environment that is warm, safe, and compassionate where you can benefit the most and feel empowered. Our work will be collaborative to understand your difficulties, strengths, and work towards the goals that are important to you. Every session we will focus on working towards your goals by learning new strategies that will support your mental health.”