Dr. Lara Kalaf

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed
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(438) 600-1622 Website

Dr. Lara Kalaf

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Mindsession Intercultural Psychology
Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal, QC H2Y
(438) 600-1622
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I am set up for online psychotherapy with a secure, safe and private video conferencing platform. Reduced fees available.

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I am trained to help adults, children, adolescents, men, women, families, and professionals better cope with a wide variety of emotional, relational and personal challenges. If you are feeling overwhelmed, out-of touch with yourself or generally unhappy and enjoy a genuine conversation with another person willing to reach out to help, than I believe we would be a good fit. I developed an eclectic and culturally sensitive approach to therapy, heavily influenced by humanistic/existential, positive psychology, CBT, and expressive art therapy.
I am dedicated to empowering individuals suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trauma, grief, acculturation difficulties, or eating disorders by helping them look past their life stressors and regain vitality, self-esteem, and purpose in life.
My diverse work experiences have nourished my therapeutic skills beyond what I have learned from my Ph.d. I work first on establishing a safe space and a uniquely customized treatment plan to meet the individual needs of each person so that they are truly comfortable in taking steps towards a more balanced life, free of unnecessary suffering.
J'aide les adultes, adolescents, hommes, femmes, familles et professionnels à faire face aux défis émotionnels, relationnels et personnels, tels que le stress, la dépression, l'anxiété, les traumatismes, le deuil, l'acculturation, l'estime de soi et troubles de l'alimentation. Si vous vous sentez dépassé, déconnecté de vous-même ou généralement mécontent et que vous appréciez une conversation authentique avec une autre personne désireuse de tendre la main pour vous aider, alors je pense que nous serions bien placés.
J'ai développé une approche éclectique et culturellement sensible de la thérapie, fortement influencée par la psychologie humaniste / existentielle, positive, la TCC et l'art expressif. Mes diverses expériences de travail ont nourri mes compétences thérapeutiques au-delà de ce que j'ai appris de mon doctorat.
Je me consacre à autonomiser les personnes souffrant d'anxiété, de dépression, de douleur chronique, de traumatismes, de chagrin, de difficultés d'acculturation et de troubles de l'alimentation en les aidant à dépasser leurs stresseurs de la vie et à retrouver vitalité, estime de soi et objectif dans la vie.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $165 - $205
Pay By: Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • Licence: Quebec / 13860-20
  • School: UQAM
  • Year Graduated: 2019

Endorsements

Psychologist, PhD

Dr. Lara Kalaf's Groups

Mindsession Intercultural Psychology

We provide a variety of psychological services including individual and group therapy, art therapy, parental coaching, psychological assessments, workshops and trainings on diversity, team building and mental health, and consulting to profits and corporations. We work primarily online and cater to patients in Quebec and to people from underserved regions of the world. We can safely help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy.

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Location

Mindsession Intercultural Psychology
Rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal, QC H2Y
(438) 600-1622
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Eating Disorders
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Guidance
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parental Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Arabic, Spanish and French
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Expressive Arts
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Dr. Lara Kalaf

Psychologist, PhD