Barbara Szelest-Van Dussen, MA, OPQ, Registered Psychotherapist in Westmount
Life has lost its focus and feels heavy with doubt and regret. Perhaps you feel defeated by your symptoms, the difficulties in your relationships or at work. You want to be happier, more free and awake. You are wondering how to get there. In therapy, you get to explore your situation, emotions, and relationships in a profound way. Here, you can feel safe, understood and never judged. A skilled therapist ally helps you navigate safely on this fascinating journey. The goal of therapy is to grow in self-wisdom, authenticity, resilience and compassion which last a lifetime.
Since my graduation ten years ago, I been devoted to the art of psychotherapy. I completed and three-year intensive specialized program in individual psychotherapy. My psychotherapy practice is open to persons who face a variety of life situations and mental health disorders and is informed by my ongoing psychoanalytic theory research.
I offer a free 15-minute consultation on the phone to persons who are interested in therapy. Call, text or visit my website to learn more. I will handle your inquiry with care and confidentiality.
Call or Email Barbara Szelest-Van Dussen for a free phone consultation now - (514) 465-9582


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Methodist Theological School in Ohio
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: 60992-14 Quebec


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Wire

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Verify if psychotherapists' services are covered
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: Psychotherapist Permit from Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec


  • Relationship Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self Esteem


  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: French (for referral only) and Polish
Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


  • Video Counselling
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2017
Barbara Szelest-Van Dussen, MA, OPQ, Registered Psychotherapist in Westmount

Barbara Szelest-Van Dussen

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OPQ