LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Brossard, QC

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Zofia Czajkowska
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Brossard, QC J4W
Everybody goes through a rough patch in life sometimes. I'm here to help you get through yours and grow from the experience. Whether you've been feeling stressed and overwhelmed, down, irritable or anxious, I can help you feel better and find your path to a more satisfying life. I have experience treating depression and anxiety, improving self-esteem and confidence as well as defining one's identity and purpose. Additionally, I help couples navigate life transitions (e.g., becoming parents) and relationship difficulties (e.g., frequent arguments, sexual problems or sense of hopelessness).
Everybody goes through a rough patch in life sometimes. I'm here to help you get through yours and grow from the experience. Whether you've been feeling stressed and overwhelmed, down, irritable or anxious, I can help you feel better and find your path to a more satisfying life. I have experience treating depression and anxiety, improving self-esteem and confidence as well as defining one's identity and purpose. Additionally, I help couples navigate life transitions (e.g., becoming parents) and relationship difficulties (e.g., frequent arguments, sexual problems or sense of hopelessness).
(438) 795-5769 View (438) 795-5769
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Ghislaine Benmoussa
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, Qualify
Verified Verified
Brossard, QC J4Y
Bienvenue. Il m’est un plaisir de vous accompagner dans un travail vers la profondeur de votre expérience pour vous aider à cibler vos propres besoins et à les combler. Pour moi, la relation client-thérapeute est au cœur du processus thérapeutique. C’est pourquoi c’est avec attention que je prends soin de ma relation avec vous afin de vous offrir un espace sécuritaire, de confiance et sans jugement. Il m’est crucial que vous vous sentiez vue, entendue, soutenue, affirmée et honorée durant votre processus de guérison.
Bienvenue. Il m’est un plaisir de vous accompagner dans un travail vers la profondeur de votre expérience pour vous aider à cibler vos propres besoins et à les combler. Pour moi, la relation client-thérapeute est au cœur du processus thérapeutique. C’est pourquoi c’est avec attention que je prends soin de ma relation avec vous afin de vous offrir un espace sécuritaire, de confiance et sans jugement. Il m’est crucial que vous vous sentiez vue, entendue, soutenue, affirmée et honorée durant votre processus de guérison.
(343) 312-5274 View (343) 312-5274
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Yasmina Lallemand
Psychologist, MPs
Verified Verified
Brossard, QC J4W
I am a fully bilingual clinical psychologist/psychotherapist with 28 years of rich and varied clinical experience within medical settings and mental health services in the UK and France. I provide a wide range of psychological interventions always tailored to a patient's needs. I help patients get their life back on track as I care deeply about their psychological and physical wellbeing. Having a highly sensitive temperament myself, I offer help to those who have identified themselves as highly sensitive and as a result, face issues that are difficult to deal with. My approach, while primarily psychodynamic, includes EMDR, cognitive strategies, schema therapy, mindfulness.
I am a fully bilingual clinical psychologist/psychotherapist with 28 years of rich and varied clinical experience within medical settings and mental health services in the UK and France. I provide a wide range of psychological interventions always tailored to a patient's needs. I help patients get their life back on track as I care deeply about their psychological and physical wellbeing. Having a highly sensitive temperament myself, I offer help to those who have identified themselves as highly sensitive and as a result, face issues that are difficult to deal with. My approach, while primarily psychodynamic, includes EMDR, cognitive strategies, schema therapy, mindfulness.
(514) 900-3057 View (514) 900-3057
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Carrie (Caroline) Foster C F T - Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MA, CFT/MFT, CCC, RDT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brossard, QC J4W
Not accepting new clients
Wishing to change is the beginning of a journey towards a different life. Seeking help along the road is a strength and a way to engage more fully in the journey. As a systemic and drama therapist I have worked with narrative and re-storying past and believe strongly in the practise of connecting both mind and body in the process of change. It is this work that I offer to my clients. I provide psychotherapy to children, teens and adults that is goal-oriented and action-method based designed to help clients achieve a healthy relationship with themselves and others
Wishing to change is the beginning of a journey towards a different life. Seeking help along the road is a strength and a way to engage more fully in the journey. As a systemic and drama therapist I have worked with narrative and re-storying past and believe strongly in the practise of connecting both mind and body in the process of change. It is this work that I offer to my clients. I provide psychotherapy to children, teens and adults that is goal-oriented and action-method based designed to help clients achieve a healthy relationship with themselves and others
(438) 600-9954 View (438) 600-9954
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Nilmini De Silva
Psychologist, MA, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Brossard, QC J4W
Not accepting new clients
Dr. De Silva holds a Master's and PhD in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She has specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couple and Family Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Since the beginning of her career in 2003, Dr. De Silva has gained extensive experience providing individual therapy, couple and family therapy, evaluating and treating anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, and a variety of other disorders. Dr. De Silva has trained novice psychologists in doctoral programs at McGill University, led therapy and support groups, and led workshops on time management and productivity enhancement.
Dr. De Silva holds a Master's and PhD in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She has specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couple and Family Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. Since the beginning of her career in 2003, Dr. De Silva has gained extensive experience providing individual therapy, couple and family therapy, evaluating and treating anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, and a variety of other disorders. Dr. De Silva has trained novice psychologists in doctoral programs at McGill University, led therapy and support groups, and led workshops on time management and productivity enhancement.
(514) 969-0277 View (514) 969-0277
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Dr. Zhen (Jen) Xu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brossard, QC J4W  (Online Only)
Are you or your child/teen feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or burned out? Would you like to change unhealthy habits, improve your relationships, self-esteem, and communication skills? Are you having difficulty adapting to a new environment/life transition? Today's fast-paced society can be difficult to survive and thrive in, especially if you are juggling multiple roles or experiencing life transitions, such as changing careers or starting life in a new city/country. It can be scary to reach out to a therapist because you want to make sure that you find someone who can speak your language and really connect with you.
Are you or your child/teen feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or burned out? Would you like to change unhealthy habits, improve your relationships, self-esteem, and communication skills? Are you having difficulty adapting to a new environment/life transition? Today's fast-paced society can be difficult to survive and thrive in, especially if you are juggling multiple roles or experiencing life transitions, such as changing careers or starting life in a new city/country. It can be scary to reach out to a therapist because you want to make sure that you find someone who can speak your language and really connect with you.
(438) 796-4366 View (438) 796-4366
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Sabrina Landecker
Art Therapist, MA , ATPQ, RITMA, CCPA
Verified Verified
Brossard, QC J4W
Bonjour Hi, Tired and exhausted of being tired and exhausted? Yes, there are ways to diminish your physical and emotional pain. Want to learn more ways to decrease your physical pain, your anxiety, depressive symptoms? It's time to be in the space where you are heard with no judgment, with empathy. You can connect with yourself in different ways, access different parts of your brain and body. Emotions, thoughts, feelings are welcome, I can help you express & regulate. You deserve to be happier and have a life that's great for you. Life can be hard and full of challenges, you are not alone, I am here for you, we can do this together.
Bonjour Hi, Tired and exhausted of being tired and exhausted? Yes, there are ways to diminish your physical and emotional pain. Want to learn more ways to decrease your physical pain, your anxiety, depressive symptoms? It's time to be in the space where you are heard with no judgment, with empathy. You can connect with yourself in different ways, access different parts of your brain and body. Emotions, thoughts, feelings are welcome, I can help you express & regulate. You deserve to be happier and have a life that's great for you. Life can be hard and full of challenges, you are not alone, I am here for you, we can do this together.
(450) 923-2323 View (450) 923-2323
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Dr. Karen S Harutyunyan
Psychologist, Psy D, MScP
Verified Verified
Brossard, QC J4W
People seek help for specific reasons such as eating disorders, psycho-somatic conditions, obsessional behaviour, or phobic anxieties. At other times help is sought because of more general underlying feelings of depression or anxiety, difficulties in concentrating, dissatisfaction in work or inability to form satisfactory relationships. We believe in a mind-body connection so that improvements in psychological well-being translate into physical vitality. The benefits of our psychotherapy and counselling work include self-insight, inner fulfillment, raised self-esteem, a positive outlook and improved relationships.
People seek help for specific reasons such as eating disorders, psycho-somatic conditions, obsessional behaviour, or phobic anxieties. At other times help is sought because of more general underlying feelings of depression or anxiety, difficulties in concentrating, dissatisfaction in work or inability to form satisfactory relationships. We believe in a mind-body connection so that improvements in psychological well-being translate into physical vitality. The benefits of our psychotherapy and counselling work include self-insight, inner fulfillment, raised self-esteem, a positive outlook and improved relationships.
(438) 701-1239 View (438) 701-1239

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Joseph De Piano
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MA, GC, RP
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2J  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Your decision to seek therapy is a courageous step towards positive change in your life, and I am here to support and guide you on this journey. With experience in assisting clients who face challenges with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, I am committed to working alongside you to achieve your personal goals. I take pride in offering a safe and welcoming environment for individuals from the LGBTQ+ community. In particular, I have vast clinical and research experience working with gay men. J'offre mes services professionnels en français et en anglais.
Your decision to seek therapy is a courageous step towards positive change in your life, and I am here to support and guide you on this journey. With experience in assisting clients who face challenges with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, I am committed to working alongside you to achieve your personal goals. I take pride in offering a safe and welcoming environment for individuals from the LGBTQ+ community. In particular, I have vast clinical and research experience working with gay men. J'offre mes services professionnels en français et en anglais.
(514) 534-0390 View (514) 534-0390
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Jodie-Ann Muckler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, SCC, TS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2H  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Jodie-Ann (they/them). I'm a Black queer social worker and community organizer based in Tio'tia:ke (aka Montreal, Quebec). Sometimes we have had experiences in life that can feel heavy, and they bring up emotions that can stay with us and overwhelm us. This can feel exhausting as it impacts our daily lives and our current relationships, and sometimes we can't understand why. With support, those experiences can be explored and worked through, creating space for the emotions that can often feel trapped.
Hi! I'm Jodie-Ann (they/them). I'm a Black queer social worker and community organizer based in Tio'tia:ke (aka Montreal, Quebec). Sometimes we have had experiences in life that can feel heavy, and they bring up emotions that can stay with us and overwhelm us. This can feel exhausting as it impacts our daily lives and our current relationships, and sometimes we can't understand why. With support, those experiences can be explored and worked through, creating space for the emotions that can often feel trapped.
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Abigail Skye Free
Counsellor, MA, CCC, CO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2R  (Online Only)
Specifically, I have much experience working with LGBTQ clients, young adults, and clients with disabilities.
My clients are interested in achieving goals through insight creation. Together we can work through themes of family of origin, interpersonal relationships, attachment, emotion regulation, gender- and sexuality-related stress, and moreover, the underlying roots to current, stressful realities.
Specifically, I have much experience working with LGBTQ clients, young adults, and clients with disabilities.
My clients are interested in achieving goals through insight creation. Together we can work through themes of family of origin, interpersonal relationships, attachment, emotion regulation, gender- and sexuality-related stress, and moreover, the underlying roots to current, stressful realities.
(343) 304-5572 View (343) 304-5572
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Jackson Hagner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW , CFT
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2S
I aim to create an affirmative space for clients of all genders and sexual orientations and myself am rooted in queer and trans communities in Montreal.
I am a social worker, couple and family therapist, and psychotherapist. Using an attachment lens, I draw on an array of psychotherapeutic practices to support clients in enhancing their relational health, emotional wellbeing, and ability to find safety in close adult relationships, including emotionally focused, trauma-informed/focused, and systemic approaches. My work is grounded in a commitment to social justice, and I seek to foster a compassionate environment for all my clients while recognizing how broader systems of power impact our lives and filter into our relationships.
I aim to create an affirmative space for clients of all genders and sexual orientations and myself am rooted in queer and trans communities in Montreal.
I am a social worker, couple and family therapist, and psychotherapist. Using an attachment lens, I draw on an array of psychotherapeutic practices to support clients in enhancing their relational health, emotional wellbeing, and ability to find safety in close adult relationships, including emotionally focused, trauma-informed/focused, and systemic approaches. My work is grounded in a commitment to social justice, and I seek to foster a compassionate environment for all my clients while recognizing how broader systems of power impact our lives and filter into our relationships.
(438) 814-5997 View (438) 814-5997
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Julia Gerbasi
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
I specialize, but am not limited to, working with adolescents and young adults ages 14-25 experiencing difficulties with: LGBTQ+ support, ADHD, emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, stress, and relationships.
My particular specialty is fostering an authentic, nonjudgmental space for youth to feel seen, heard and understood while navigating a tumultuous chapter of their lives. Each person’s story and healing journey is different. My aim is to create a collaborative and safe space for you that is tailored to your unique needs at this moment, drawing from different approaches.
I specialize, but am not limited to, working with adolescents and young adults ages 14-25 experiencing difficulties with: LGBTQ+ support, ADHD, emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, stress, and relationships.
My particular specialty is fostering an authentic, nonjudgmental space for youth to feel seen, heard and understood while navigating a tumultuous chapter of their lives. Each person’s story and healing journey is different. My aim is to create a collaborative and safe space for you that is tailored to your unique needs at this moment, drawing from different approaches.
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Michael McCarthy
Counsellor, MA, RDT, CCC
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2L
As a registered drama therapist I combine creative interventions and verbal processing to help individuals process their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, develop coping skills and rehearse for life. Using a client-centred approach, I meet the person where they are, discover their strengths, and facilitate their growth and development. I also help clients foster creativity in their daily lives to encourage wellness. I have experience working with queer and trans folks, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, substance users, those experiencing grief or feeling lost and people having trouble regulating mood, behaviour, and anxiety.
As a registered drama therapist I combine creative interventions and verbal processing to help individuals process their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, develop coping skills and rehearse for life. Using a client-centred approach, I meet the person where they are, discover their strengths, and facilitate their growth and development. I also help clients foster creativity in their daily lives to encourage wellness. I have experience working with queer and trans folks, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, substance users, those experiencing grief or feeling lost and people having trouble regulating mood, behaviour, and anxiety.
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Jordan Gruenhage
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2K  (Online Only)
I believe gay men have inherent worth, and that we deserve fulfilling lives.
Are you a gay man who is overwhelmed by the intensity of your feelings? Do certain situations feel triggering or remind you of a past trauma? It can feel unbearable when you’re just trying to keep it together, and hoping nobody notices when you start breathing rapidly, sweating, or shaking. Even between intense moments, there can be a low-level anxiety that feels like it’s always lurking, ready to take over at any time. Not to mention the shame about not feeling in control of your responses. The good news is that there are specific skills that can be learned to listen to your emotions and think about your past in a whole new way.
I believe gay men have inherent worth, and that we deserve fulfilling lives.
Are you a gay man who is overwhelmed by the intensity of your feelings? Do certain situations feel triggering or remind you of a past trauma? It can feel unbearable when you’re just trying to keep it together, and hoping nobody notices when you start breathing rapidly, sweating, or shaking. Even between intense moments, there can be a low-level anxiety that feels like it’s always lurking, ready to take over at any time. Not to mention the shame about not feeling in control of your responses. The good news is that there are specific skills that can be learned to listen to your emotions and think about your past in a whole new way.
(877) 542-8727 View (877) 542-8727
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Mariah Blaine-Longo
MTA, MA
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2K
I specialized providing music therapy for youth and children, primarily focusing on working with queer and trans individuals, as well as immigrants.
Sometimes words are not enough. As a music therapist, I bring music-making and listening to the therapy room, facilitating individuals in expressing themselves creatively, developing new coping skills, and reconnecting with their authentic selves. Each session, whether it involves listening to music, improvisation on instruments, or engaging in songwriting, is tailored to the specific needs and strengths presented by my clients. I actively listen and provide support to participants, by playing my own music and through verbal reflections. No musical training is required to participate in music therapy.
I specialized providing music therapy for youth and children, primarily focusing on working with queer and trans individuals, as well as immigrants.
Sometimes words are not enough. As a music therapist, I bring music-making and listening to the therapy room, facilitating individuals in expressing themselves creatively, developing new coping skills, and reconnecting with their authentic selves. Each session, whether it involves listening to music, improvisation on instruments, or engaging in songwriting, is tailored to the specific needs and strengths presented by my clients. I actively listen and provide support to participants, by playing my own music and through verbal reflections. No musical training is required to participate in music therapy.
(438) 701-2835 View (438) 701-2835
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Anne Celeste Eitzen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
My practice is LGBTQ+ friendly, kink-informed, well versed in ethical non monogamy and non-traditional family configurations.
My three specialization are couples, individuals and families. I work to improve attachment and communication. We tackle those scripted cycles that can feel “stuck in a rut”. I use techniques and activities to deepen understanding and build intimacy. I work with a myriad of issues including trauma, addiction and burnout to name a few. I offer ways to help strengthen parenting skills in order to support children (Please note: I do not work alone with children). I work with adolescents with a focus on respect and strengthening skills for individuation. I hold a deep belief in supporting folks in finding resilience.
My practice is LGBTQ+ friendly, kink-informed, well versed in ethical non monogamy and non-traditional family configurations.
My three specialization are couples, individuals and families. I work to improve attachment and communication. We tackle those scripted cycles that can feel “stuck in a rut”. I use techniques and activities to deepen understanding and build intimacy. I work with a myriad of issues including trauma, addiction and burnout to name a few. I offer ways to help strengthen parenting skills in order to support children (Please note: I do not work alone with children). I work with adolescents with a focus on respect and strengthening skills for individuation. I hold a deep belief in supporting folks in finding resilience.
(438) 700-8698 View (438) 700-8698
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Dynamic Change Counselling & Consulting Services
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2K
Tony Black is a Registered Social Worker who has worked in the field of Addictions and Mental Health for 25 years. Tony has developed expertise in working with individuals around issues of housing, life redevelopment and overcoming barriers in the justice system. He has worked with youth and adults living with substance use issues, mental health diagnoses, PTSD and other emotional issues. Tony is a gay, black, cis-gendered man who provides services to individuals seeking to explore how issue related to their identities impact their mental and emotional health and also to all those seeking to address their histories of trauma.
Tony Black is a Registered Social Worker who has worked in the field of Addictions and Mental Health for 25 years. Tony has developed expertise in working with individuals around issues of housing, life redevelopment and overcoming barriers in the justice system. He has worked with youth and adults living with substance use issues, mental health diagnoses, PTSD and other emotional issues. Tony is a gay, black, cis-gendered man who provides services to individuals seeking to explore how issue related to their identities impact their mental and emotional health and also to all those seeking to address their histories of trauma.
(647) 699-0663 View (647) 699-0663
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Reida Real Reyes
Psychologist, PsyD, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westmount, QC H3Z
I have worked at a Rehabilitation center for clients suffering from chronic pain; and I also do psychological evaluations (parental capacity, transgender process, etc.
Feeling that something is missing? Wishing for better relationships and having peace & harmony with yourself and those you love? You can have fulfilling relationships and be able to grow in positive ways!! I can help you create new paths towards a reality of positive changes in your life. Together, we can achieve well-being. You can discover your own strengths and forgotten inner potentials. Change starts with being Real to yourself. I am a licensed psychologist for the OPQ, in Private Practice for 20 years. I completed my doctorate as a Psy.D. for California Southern University.
I have worked at a Rehabilitation center for clients suffering from chronic pain; and I also do psychological evaluations (parental capacity, transgender process, etc.
Feeling that something is missing? Wishing for better relationships and having peace & harmony with yourself and those you love? You can have fulfilling relationships and be able to grow in positive ways!! I can help you create new paths towards a reality of positive changes in your life. Together, we can achieve well-being. You can discover your own strengths and forgotten inner potentials. Change starts with being Real to yourself. I am a licensed psychologist for the OPQ, in Private Practice for 20 years. I completed my doctorate as a Psy.D. for California Southern University.
(438) 500-1219 View (438) 500-1219
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Sherel Griffiths Therapy & Mediation Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, LCSW, CFT, AFM, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Through CFT training, an internship at MUSIC, and being a member of the transgender research group, I have developed a growing competency and keen interest in working with 2SLGBTQIA+ racialized, immigrant clients and couples.
Maneuvering through the different stages of "Life Journey" can be fulfilling as well as filled with periods of high stress, and emotional imbalance. Through the guiding principles of dignity, diversity, and self-determination, individual therapy brings growth by focusing on your strengths and resilience. Couple therapy can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection in all stages of their relationship. Through the process of couple therapy, I vow to help you understand and become unstuck from the repetitive cycle of miscommunication, stepping on each other's toes, and triggering unhealed wounds.
Through CFT training, an internship at MUSIC, and being a member of the transgender research group, I have developed a growing competency and keen interest in working with 2SLGBTQIA+ racialized, immigrant clients and couples.
Maneuvering through the different stages of "Life Journey" can be fulfilling as well as filled with periods of high stress, and emotional imbalance. Through the guiding principles of dignity, diversity, and self-determination, individual therapy brings growth by focusing on your strengths and resilience. Couple therapy can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection in all stages of their relationship. Through the process of couple therapy, I vow to help you understand and become unstuck from the repetitive cycle of miscommunication, stepping on each other's toes, and triggering unhealed wounds.
(438) 255-4340 View (438) 255-4340
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Room of One's Own (ROO)
Counsellor, RCC, MC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2L  (Online Only)
Hiu is experienced in working from an Intersectionality-focused lens with predominantly people of the Global Majority with different neurotypes who identify as queer and have ongoing relationships with grief. Trained in Somatic Attachment and Feminist Narrative Therapy, Hiu privileges a person’s survival story and relationships to their agency, emotions, boundaries, and people. Hiu takes on a co-researcher role in therapy sessions with deconstructive conversations, insightful and possibly challenging questions, curiosity, and a commitment to naming the oppressive systems and dominant narratives at work.
Hiu is experienced in working from an Intersectionality-focused lens with predominantly people of the Global Majority with different neurotypes who identify as queer and have ongoing relationships with grief. Trained in Somatic Attachment and Feminist Narrative Therapy, Hiu privileges a person’s survival story and relationships to their agency, emotions, boundaries, and people. Hiu takes on a co-researcher role in therapy sessions with deconstructive conversations, insightful and possibly challenging questions, curiosity, and a commitment to naming the oppressive systems and dominant narratives at work.
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Susie Showers
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2J
With my clinical experience supporting LGBTQ+ folks, as well as my art and theatre background, I have developed an approach combining theatre arts, DBT & somatic techniques help you settle your nervous system so you can prioritize vitality and pleasure.
Your relationships can be an incredible source of pleasure and connection, AND they can be the biggest source of tension and exhaustion. You might feel rigid and uncreative, or be falling into people-pleasing habits. You may feel overwhelming physical sensations of constriction, pain or numbness. You play a vast range of roles in your friendships, romantic & intimate dynamics, and at work. This can be a lot to handle, and you may be masking your authentic self. Creative arts therapy can offer new ways to find playfulness so you can relax into intimacy in your relationships, your body, and fully own the stories that shape you.
With my clinical experience supporting LGBTQ+ folks, as well as my art and theatre background, I have developed an approach combining theatre arts, DBT & somatic techniques help you settle your nervous system so you can prioritize vitality and pleasure.
Your relationships can be an incredible source of pleasure and connection, AND they can be the biggest source of tension and exhaustion. You might feel rigid and uncreative, or be falling into people-pleasing habits. You may feel overwhelming physical sensations of constriction, pain or numbness. You play a vast range of roles in your friendships, romantic & intimate dynamics, and at work. This can be a lot to handle, and you may be masking your authentic self. Creative arts therapy can offer new ways to find playfulness so you can relax into intimacy in your relationships, your body, and fully own the stories that shape you.
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Ricardo Martins
Registered Psychotherapist, Bsc, MSc, GITDip, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2S
Additionally, I have great experience addressing mental health concerns of immigrants and folks of the LGBTQ+ community.
I would like to offer you my appreciation on how important the step you are giving right now is. Finding a psychotherapist can be daunting or disconcerting at first but the impulse that brought you here means you want things to be different, right? Maybe with less anxiety, less suffering or less loneliness. Maybe with more space to be who you are and experience more easiness to relate to others. Past traumas, being raised in non-attuned contexts and any form of oppression impose ruptures to the dialog between us and others and the internal parts of ourselves. These cracks generate conflicts, suffering, shame, and a self-alienation.
Additionally, I have great experience addressing mental health concerns of immigrants and folks of the LGBTQ+ community.
I would like to offer you my appreciation on how important the step you are giving right now is. Finding a psychotherapist can be daunting or disconcerting at first but the impulse that brought you here means you want things to be different, right? Maybe with less anxiety, less suffering or less loneliness. Maybe with more space to be who you are and experience more easiness to relate to others. Past traumas, being raised in non-attuned contexts and any form of oppression impose ruptures to the dialog between us and others and the internal parts of ourselves. These cracks generate conflicts, suffering, shame, and a self-alienation.
(437) 747-0835 View (437) 747-0835
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Michael Benibgui
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with people who seek a culturally affirming therapist, and those from diverse ethnic, religious, & racial backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and other cultural / social groups.
My approach to therapy is evidence-based, interactive, relational, & motivational. As I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is what is most healing & helpful in therapy, I strive to create a comfortable & supportive atmosphere where difficult issues can be addressed. When people feel supported & understood; they are often more able to face challenges. I also help clients become more aware of the obstacles which prevent them from leading more satisfying lives & improving their relationships. Sometimes that may involve exploring past experiences and/or it may involve learning new concrete coping skills
I specialize in working with people who seek a culturally affirming therapist, and those from diverse ethnic, religious, & racial backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and other cultural / social groups.
My approach to therapy is evidence-based, interactive, relational, & motivational. As I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is what is most healing & helpful in therapy, I strive to create a comfortable & supportive atmosphere where difficult issues can be addressed. When people feel supported & understood; they are often more able to face challenges. I also help clients become more aware of the obstacles which prevent them from leading more satisfying lives & improving their relationships. Sometimes that may involve exploring past experiences and/or it may involve learning new concrete coping skills
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Zikman and Associates CBT - Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MEd, MA, OPQ, QUEBEC, ONTARIO
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3G
SAME-WEEK Appointments available. With 15+ years of experience and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), we're dedicated to helping clients lead healthier lives. Within a non-judgmental setting, we'll work with you to alleviate distress caused by personal, social, or workplace issues. We're skilled in treating Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Procrastination, Relationship, and Self-Esteem issues, as well as Academic and Workplace Adjustments. We're also sensitive to the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. We have carefully selected our team of therapists for their knowledge, professionalism, and relatability.
SAME-WEEK Appointments available. With 15+ years of experience and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), we're dedicated to helping clients lead healthier lives. Within a non-judgmental setting, we'll work with you to alleviate distress caused by personal, social, or workplace issues. We're skilled in treating Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Procrastination, Relationship, and Self-Esteem issues, as well as Academic and Workplace Adjustments. We're also sensitive to the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. We have carefully selected our team of therapists for their knowledge, professionalism, and relatability.
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LGBTQ+ Counsellors

Do LGBTQ-affirmative therapists receive special training?

Yes. Many therapists who practice LGBTQ-affirmative therapy have completed specialised training, either during their degree programme or as continuing education, to learn the core principles of affirmative therapy and how to best support their LGBTQ clients; some have received certifications in LGBTQ-affirmative therapy. Prospective clients should inquire as to a clinician’s background and training to ensure a good fit.

Why might I want to see an LGBTQ-affirming or LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

Queer and gender-non-conforming individuals frequently experience bias and marginalisation in day-to-day life. Working with a therapist who understands these unique challenges, as well as accepts and affirms their identity, can help LGBTQ clients feel safe and supported during therapy—allowing them to better navigate their relationships, mental health, and anything else that they wish to explore during therapy. It is important to note that many therapists can be effective in their work with LGBTQ+ individuals, even in the absence of specific training or background knowledge. The most important component in therapy is the alliance between therapist and client, and this alliance can exist between individuals with very different backgrounds.

How can I find an LGBTQ-friendly therapist?

You may wish to inquire about a therapist’s expertise with your specific challenges or concerns—depression, for example, or relationship strife—as well as their past experiences treating LGBTQ+ clients. Prospective clients may also ask whether a therapist has obtained additional training and/or certification in LGBTQ-affirmative techniques.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience with LGBTQ issues?

Prospective clients should feel empowered to directly ask therapists whether they have received training or been certified in LGBTQ-affirming therapy; competent therapists will be happy to explain their educational background and preferred approach(es) to help a client find the best match for them. Clients may also wish to ask how a therapist has treated clients with their particular challenges in the past and what they expect treatment to look like.

Are all the therapists listed in the LGBTQ directory themselves members of the LGBTQ community?

While therapists may choose to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity in their profiles, the LGBTQ directory features not only those who have shared this information but also those who assert specialised training or experience in providing support to queer individuals, couples or families.