LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Côte Saint-Luc, QC

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RISE Anxiety & Depression Clinic
MA, CCC, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Côte Saint-Luc, QC H3X
We offer same-day or next-day appointments. Our services cater to adults, parents, teenagers, children, couples, and families, emphasizing empowerment, emotional support, collaboration, and a non-judgmental approach. We specialize in assisting individuals who have experienced acute trauma, such as sexual violence and victims of crime, as well as those dealing with complex PTSD. Our practice is LGBTQ+-inclusive and friendly to individuals with diverse sexual orientations, kinks, non-monogamous, and polyamorous lifestyles. We offer flexible appointment scheduling, allowing you to choose between male and female clinicians.
We offer same-day or next-day appointments. Our services cater to adults, parents, teenagers, children, couples, and families, emphasizing empowerment, emotional support, collaboration, and a non-judgmental approach. We specialize in assisting individuals who have experienced acute trauma, such as sexual violence and victims of crime, as well as those dealing with complex PTSD. Our practice is LGBTQ+-inclusive and friendly to individuals with diverse sexual orientations, kinks, non-monogamous, and polyamorous lifestyles. We offer flexible appointment scheduling, allowing you to choose between male and female clinicians.
(438) 230-0252 View (438) 230-0252
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Robin Grumet
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Côte Saint-Luc, QC H4V
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes when we are distressed, we can lose sight of the things that are most important to us. When we are feeling unwell our energy often becomes focused on managing negative feelings and living a satisfying life can become difficult. Do you often feel anxious, sad, hopeless, or overwhelmed? Perhaps you are feeling stuck or just unsatisfied with your life right now. I can help you understand the processes that have contributed to and maintain your suffering, and support you in reconnecting with your values to live a more satisfying life.
Sometimes when we are distressed, we can lose sight of the things that are most important to us. When we are feeling unwell our energy often becomes focused on managing negative feelings and living a satisfying life can become difficult. Do you often feel anxious, sad, hopeless, or overwhelmed? Perhaps you are feeling stuck or just unsatisfied with your life right now. I can help you understand the processes that have contributed to and maintain your suffering, and support you in reconnecting with your values to live a more satisfying life.
(438) 299-8290 View (438) 299-8290
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Helene Zylberszac Psychotherapist
MSW, PSW
Verified Verified
Côte Saint-Luc, QC H4W
As the Director of Resolutions Therapy Center, I bring a wealth of experience, having dedicated twenty-eight years to supporting couples, individuals, adolescents, and children. Our team provides a comprehensive range of psychological services, including assessments, consultations, psychotherapy, treatment programs, and coaching. At the heart of our center's focus, our services address marital conflict, depression, anxiety, burnout, bereavement, adoption, infertility, and sexual identity. Our goal is to empower individuals by recognizing their strengths and guiding them beyond negative beliefs to foster positive development.
As the Director of Resolutions Therapy Center, I bring a wealth of experience, having dedicated twenty-eight years to supporting couples, individuals, adolescents, and children. Our team provides a comprehensive range of psychological services, including assessments, consultations, psychotherapy, treatment programs, and coaching. At the heart of our center's focus, our services address marital conflict, depression, anxiety, burnout, bereavement, adoption, infertility, and sexual identity. Our goal is to empower individuals by recognizing their strengths and guiding them beyond negative beliefs to foster positive development.
(514) 400-2503 View (514) 400-2503
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Deborah Schwartzman
Psychologist, MA, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Côte Saint-Luc, QC H4W  (Online Only)
**Please note that the best way to reach me is via email either directly from this site or at deborah.schwartzman@mail.mcgill.ca** We all feel sad and anxious at times, but some of us worry excessively about things that are unlikely to happen, feel tense all day long, or feel so unhappy that it becomes impossible to do the things we used to enjoy. My work with individuals is to get to the bottom of the problem and find solutions. I draw on principles of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) to explore how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors interact and affect your ability to cope with challenging situations.
**Please note that the best way to reach me is via email either directly from this site or at deborah.schwartzman@mail.mcgill.ca** We all feel sad and anxious at times, but some of us worry excessively about things that are unlikely to happen, feel tense all day long, or feel so unhappy that it becomes impossible to do the things we used to enjoy. My work with individuals is to get to the bottom of the problem and find solutions. I draw on principles of Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) to explore how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors interact and affect your ability to cope with challenging situations.
(514) 700-4638 View (514) 700-4638
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Alison Pollock
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Côte Saint-Luc, QC H4W
I am a licensed couple and family therapist and psychotherapist. In 2019, I was the recipient of the clinical excellence award for couple and family therapy from McGill University. I received a Master's in psychology in 2009. My area of focus is on helping people understand their relationship patterns and helping them build more meaningful and stable connections with others. I understand that right now you may feel that as though you have too much on your plate and that you are struggling to balance all of life's demands. Many people do not take the time to focus on themselves and invest in their emotional well- being.
I am a licensed couple and family therapist and psychotherapist. In 2019, I was the recipient of the clinical excellence award for couple and family therapy from McGill University. I received a Master's in psychology in 2009. My area of focus is on helping people understand their relationship patterns and helping them build more meaningful and stable connections with others. I understand that right now you may feel that as though you have too much on your plate and that you are struggling to balance all of life's demands. Many people do not take the time to focus on themselves and invest in their emotional well- being.
(438) 834-2859 View (438) 834-2859
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Lori Rochelle Singer
Psychologist, MEd, MBPsS
Verified Verified
Côte Saint-Luc, QC H4W  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who works with an experienced psychiatrist. We specialize in treating those who have experienced trauma, workplace bullying + harassment, & have difficulties with work or relationships. In addition, we perform testing and counseling for diagnostic purposes, as well as for those who believe they may have issues related to attention, hyperactivity, or autistic spectrum disorder. After many years of discouragement, many people here find new hope.Please visit our new website at (aws-portal.owlpractice.ca/singersultan-psych) + register.
I'm a licensed clinical psychologist who works with an experienced psychiatrist. We specialize in treating those who have experienced trauma, workplace bullying + harassment, & have difficulties with work or relationships. In addition, we perform testing and counseling for diagnostic purposes, as well as for those who believe they may have issues related to attention, hyperactivity, or autistic spectrum disorder. After many years of discouragement, many people here find new hope.Please visit our new website at (aws-portal.owlpractice.ca/singersultan-psych) + register.
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Jennifer Michelin
Registered Social Worker, TS, MSW, PSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Côte Saint-Luc, QC H3X
Taking the first step towards change is often the hardest step. I am here to support you in identifying and developing the skills needed to achieve your therapeutic goals. As a clinical social worker with 20 years of experience, my private practise focuses on individual therapy, family therapy and parenting. I work with children, adolescents and adults with issues such as, but not limited to, anxiety, low self esteem, social skills, transitions and relational issues. I also work extensively with parents experiencing challenges to establish a positive parenting approach that works for them and their child(ren).
Taking the first step towards change is often the hardest step. I am here to support you in identifying and developing the skills needed to achieve your therapeutic goals. As a clinical social worker with 20 years of experience, my private practise focuses on individual therapy, family therapy and parenting. I work with children, adolescents and adults with issues such as, but not limited to, anxiety, low self esteem, social skills, transitions and relational issues. I also work extensively with parents experiencing challenges to establish a positive parenting approach that works for them and their child(ren).
(438) 600-9781 View (438) 600-9781
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Yasmine Suzanne Sikender
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Côte Saint-Luc, QC H3X  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious or struggling with feelings of sadness and/or irritation? Are you faced with the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, an aging parent or workplace stress? Stress can help motivate us to reach our goals. However, prolonged stress can increase the chances of developing anxiety, depression and many physical illnesses.
Are you feeling anxious or struggling with feelings of sadness and/or irritation? Are you faced with the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, an aging parent or workplace stress? Stress can help motivate us to reach our goals. However, prolonged stress can increase the chances of developing anxiety, depression and many physical illnesses.
(438) 256-6605 View (438) 256-6605

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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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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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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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Tianshu Li
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA, co, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
I am passionate about helping adult and young adult clients from marginalized communities, especially immigrants, racial minorities and LGBTQ+ communities. 我也可以用中文提供服务。
I am passionate about helping adult and young adult clients from marginalized communities, especially immigrants, racial minorities and LGBTQ+ communities. 我也可以用中文提供服务。
(438) 801-9944 View (438) 801-9944
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Kelly Ann Cartwright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
I am LGBTQ-embracing, neurodiversity-affirming, and will celebrate the unique aspects of identity that make you You.
From the first phone contact and the moment you walk through the office (or virtual) door, I will welcome you with a down-to-earth style, listening ear, a caring heart, and active coping support. Whether you struggle with anxiety, OCD, mood difficulties, tics, relationship troubles or other difficulties, you will feel safe, supported, and seen as you process your thoughts and feelings, develop new insight, and learn new skills to overcome your difficulties. With this approach, therapy can help restore your sense of calm, bring peace of mind, and foster a greater feeling of well-being in your daily life.
I am LGBTQ-embracing, neurodiversity-affirming, and will celebrate the unique aspects of identity that make you You.
From the first phone contact and the moment you walk through the office (or virtual) door, I will welcome you with a down-to-earth style, listening ear, a caring heart, and active coping support. Whether you struggle with anxiety, OCD, mood difficulties, tics, relationship troubles or other difficulties, you will feel safe, supported, and seen as you process your thoughts and feelings, develop new insight, and learn new skills to overcome your difficulties. With this approach, therapy can help restore your sense of calm, bring peace of mind, and foster a greater feeling of well-being in your daily life.
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Brianna Frances McGirr
Counsellor, MACP
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3W
Waitlist for new clients
Experienced work with adolescents, LGBTQ+, families, children with special needs, individual therapy, group/family therapy, couples counselling, CBT, DBT.
My goals are to provide a safe, comfortable space to help individuals navigate difficult and vulnerable periods of their lives. Today's world can seem overwhelming, increasing our feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. I help clients better understand their symptoms and psychological wellbeing, to help move forward and manage future difficulties. Presently working as a high school counsellor, supporting students in their socio-emotional needs and helping families work through these processes together.
Experienced work with adolescents, LGBTQ+, families, children with special needs, individual therapy, group/family therapy, couples counselling, CBT, DBT.
My goals are to provide a safe, comfortable space to help individuals navigate difficult and vulnerable periods of their lives. Today's world can seem overwhelming, increasing our feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. I help clients better understand their symptoms and psychological wellbeing, to help move forward and manage future difficulties. Presently working as a high school counsellor, supporting students in their socio-emotional needs and helping families work through these processes together.
(450) 497-0143 View (450) 497-0143
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Mental Health Colour Clinic
Counsellor, MSc, CCC, RCT
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
Our area of focus includes trauma ( PTSD, attachment, childhood trauma), anxiety disorder (GAD, OCD, social anxiety), mood disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder), Couples/ Relationship counselling, Personality disorders, LGBTQ+, Anger management, Grief, Stress management and Burnout, Body image, eating disorder & self-esteem.
Starting therapy and counselling takes courage and can be a significant moment in one’s life. At Mental Health Colour, we provide therapeutic environment that is safe, supportive, and non-judgmental, grounded in compassion and empathy, which allows you to uncover new insights and move at your own pace towards the changes you hope to create. Our approach is collaborative and relational, where clients develop a long-lasting and secure connection in a safe space.
Our area of focus includes trauma ( PTSD, attachment, childhood trauma), anxiety disorder (GAD, OCD, social anxiety), mood disorders (Depression and Bipolar Disorder), Couples/ Relationship counselling, Personality disorders, LGBTQ+, Anger management, Grief, Stress management and Burnout, Body image, eating disorder & self-esteem.
Starting therapy and counselling takes courage and can be a significant moment in one’s life. At Mental Health Colour, we provide therapeutic environment that is safe, supportive, and non-judgmental, grounded in compassion and empathy, which allows you to uncover new insights and move at your own pace towards the changes you hope to create. Our approach is collaborative and relational, where clients develop a long-lasting and secure connection in a safe space.
(343) 453-8885 View (343) 453-8885
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Sam Krueger
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
Open to diverse therapeutic, cultural and community-based practices, my space is queer- and trans-affirming, feminist, anti-racist and trauma-informed.
I believe that counselling is a collaboration, and that the stories we all create as we go through life can be explored, challenged and enriched in the therapeutic space. As we uncover the elements of your story together, we’ll get curious about what’s been hindering as well as supporting you—all while finding a path forward that keeps your core values at the center of our practice.
Open to diverse therapeutic, cultural and community-based practices, my space is queer- and trans-affirming, feminist, anti-racist and trauma-informed.
I believe that counselling is a collaboration, and that the stories we all create as we go through life can be explored, challenged and enriched in the therapeutic space. As we uncover the elements of your story together, we’ll get curious about what’s been hindering as well as supporting you—all while finding a path forward that keeps your core values at the center of our practice.
(438) 817-5954 View (438) 817-5954
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Kiraz Johannsen Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CPsych, CCC
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3W  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Kiraz is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice and a psychology professor at Vanier College. In her private practice, Kiraz works with adult and LGBTQ clients seeking treatment for mood disorders, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. She practices psychodynamic psychotherapies and CBT for the past 15 years in English and German.
Kiraz is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice and a psychology professor at Vanier College. In her private practice, Kiraz works with adult and LGBTQ clients seeking treatment for mood disorders, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. She practices psychodynamic psychotherapies and CBT for the past 15 years in English and German.
(855) 492-3667 View (855) 492-3667
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Bailey B Carter
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H3Z
People-pleasers, perfectionists, worriers, and warriors ages 6 to 66: this is your call to action. You want to be more in touch with yourself but you have been held back by anxiety, trauma, and people taking advantage of you. As part of the LGBTQ2IA+ and geeky communities, you sometimes feel like you're cast aside and rarely understood. It is so tempting to give up, but you continue to persevere! You've been fighting on your own for so long that now you're ready for some more support from someone who won't ask you to educate them about being queer/the MCU/BDSM/pop culture references.
People-pleasers, perfectionists, worriers, and warriors ages 6 to 66: this is your call to action. You want to be more in touch with yourself but you have been held back by anxiety, trauma, and people taking advantage of you. As part of the LGBTQ2IA+ and geeky communities, you sometimes feel like you're cast aside and rarely understood. It is so tempting to give up, but you continue to persevere! You've been fighting on your own for so long that now you're ready for some more support from someone who won't ask you to educate them about being queer/the MCU/BDSM/pop culture references.
(438) 795-1354 View (438) 795-1354
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Amanda Marlandis
Counsellor, MA, co
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
I am LGBTQ+-friendly and poly-friendly.
Hello there, welcome to my page! I am a licensed counsellor offering counselling services to individuals and couples aged 18 and older. My practice is attachment-based and trauma informed. It integrates different therapeutic approaches, such as Systemic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness- and Compassion-based Therapies. In the context of a warm and supportive environment, my aim is to help clients foster self-compassion as they work through personal challenges.
I am LGBTQ+-friendly and poly-friendly.
Hello there, welcome to my page! I am a licensed counsellor offering counselling services to individuals and couples aged 18 and older. My practice is attachment-based and trauma informed. It integrates different therapeutic approaches, such as Systemic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness- and Compassion-based Therapies. In the context of a warm and supportive environment, my aim is to help clients foster self-compassion as they work through personal challenges.
(438) 255-0875 View (438) 255-0875
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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
(438) 299-8530 View (438) 299-8530
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Emma Nys
Registered Social Worker, BSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
I have a bachelor's degree in social work from UQAM and curently doing my master degree in sexology. I also have a major in feminist studies from Concordia University. I have worked for more than 15 years in the community sector, particularly with victims of sexual and domestic violence. I have also worked with LGBTQ community and immigrants people.
I have a bachelor's degree in social work from UQAM and curently doing my master degree in sexology. I also have a major in feminist studies from Concordia University. I have worked for more than 15 years in the community sector, particularly with victims of sexual and domestic violence. I have also worked with LGBTQ community and immigrants people.
(450) 300-2440 View (450) 300-2440
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Raphael.e Gagné
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A
I am queer, neurodivergent and a parent. I have 13 years of clinical experience in psychiatric, addictions, relational and childhood trauma and community work. My first language is English. I work to help people integrate their thoughts, emotions, somatic experiences and stories of empowerment so they can make sense of the world during these difficult times. I have worked with issues such as Depression, Stress Management, CPTSD, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Gender Dysphoria, Eating Disorders, Addictions, BPD and PTSD. I believe people are more than their diagnosis. Psychiatry must be deconstructed for us to find our true potential.
I am queer, neurodivergent and a parent. I have 13 years of clinical experience in psychiatric, addictions, relational and childhood trauma and community work. My first language is English. I work to help people integrate their thoughts, emotions, somatic experiences and stories of empowerment so they can make sense of the world during these difficult times. I have worked with issues such as Depression, Stress Management, CPTSD, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Gender Dysphoria, Eating Disorders, Addictions, BPD and PTSD. I believe people are more than their diagnosis. Psychiatry must be deconstructed for us to find our true potential.
(438) 794-9457 View (438) 794-9457
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Marianne Scarfo
Registered Social Worker, LCSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, stress, body image, relationships/family issues, or life transitions. We can work together to find ways to bring you closer to your therapy goals by discussing strategies to navigate these challenges effectively.
Maybe you are struggling with anxiety, stress, body image, relationships/family issues, or life transitions. We can work together to find ways to bring you closer to your therapy goals by discussing strategies to navigate these challenges effectively.
(438) 804-5928 View (438) 804-5928
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Sophie Chappell
Counsellor, MA, CCC, ACNN
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A
Welcome! I am currently accepting new clients and am excited to join you on your journey toward becoming your best self. Do you struggle with relationship issues, parenting, anxiety or depression that affects your day-to day life? Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if life could be better? In these uncertain times, many people are struggling to find their place in life and connect with others. You are not alone. I believe your story matters and it shouldn’t be so hard to live better.
Welcome! I am currently accepting new clients and am excited to join you on your journey toward becoming your best self. Do you struggle with relationship issues, parenting, anxiety or depression that affects your day-to day life? Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if life could be better? In these uncertain times, many people are struggling to find their place in life and connect with others. You are not alone. I believe your story matters and it shouldn’t be so hard to live better.
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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.