LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Dorval, QC

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Clinique de Psychologie Zikman et Associés
Psychologist, MA, MEd, OPQ, QUEBEC, ONTARIO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dorval, QC H9R
Avec plus de 15 ans d'expérience en thérapie cognitivo-comportementale (TCC), nous sommes dévoués à aider nos clients à mener une vie plus saine. Nous travaillerons avec vous pour atténuer la détresse causée par des problèmes personnels, sociaux ou professionnels. Nous sommes compétents dans le traitement de l'anxiété, de la dépression, du deuil, de la procrastination, des relations, de l'estime de soi, ainsi que de l'adaptation aux études et au travail. Nous sommes également sensibles aux besoins uniques de la communauté LGBTQIA+. Nous avons soigneusement sélectionné nos thérapeutes pour leurs connaissances et leur chaleur.
Avec plus de 15 ans d'expérience en thérapie cognitivo-comportementale (TCC), nous sommes dévoués à aider nos clients à mener une vie plus saine. Nous travaillerons avec vous pour atténuer la détresse causée par des problèmes personnels, sociaux ou professionnels. Nous sommes compétents dans le traitement de l'anxiété, de la dépression, du deuil, de la procrastination, des relations, de l'estime de soi, ainsi que de l'adaptation aux études et au travail. Nous sommes également sensibles aux besoins uniques de la communauté LGBTQIA+. Nous avons soigneusement sélectionné nos thérapeutes pour leurs connaissances et leur chaleur.
(438) 800-1936 View (438) 800-1936
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Laurie Betito
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dorval, QC H9P
I am a Clinical Psychologist with post graduate training in Sex Therapy. I treat individuals and couples of all orientations. Along with a private practice in 2 locations (NDG and West Island, Quebec), I have been hosting a nightly radio show in Montreal (CJAD 800) for the last 17 years about sex and relationships. I am the author of "The Sex Bible for People Over 50: The Complete Guide to Sexual Love for Mature Couples"
I am a Clinical Psychologist with post graduate training in Sex Therapy. I treat individuals and couples of all orientations. Along with a private practice in 2 locations (NDG and West Island, Quebec), I have been hosting a nightly radio show in Montreal (CJAD 800) for the last 17 years about sex and relationships. I am the author of "The Sex Bible for People Over 50: The Complete Guide to Sexual Love for Mature Couples"
(514) 612-3079 View (514) 612-3079
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Daniela Beer-Becker
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dorval, QC H4S
Are you disappointed with the turn your life has taken? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of worry, sadness, loneliness, or anger? Do you find it hard to enjoy what you have today, but feel stuck in the past, or keep worrying about the future? Do you struggle to communicate your feelings effectively to others? When we don't learn to successfully deal with our thoughts and emotions, when past wounds are left unattended, they intensify, and get expressed in unproductive, angry, or hurtful ways towards yourself and the people you love.
Are you disappointed with the turn your life has taken? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of worry, sadness, loneliness, or anger? Do you find it hard to enjoy what you have today, but feel stuck in the past, or keep worrying about the future? Do you struggle to communicate your feelings effectively to others? When we don't learn to successfully deal with our thoughts and emotions, when past wounds are left unattended, they intensify, and get expressed in unproductive, angry, or hurtful ways towards yourself and the people you love.
(514) 319-1744 View (514) 319-1744
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LJB Counseling and Coaching Services
Counsellor, MA, CCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Dorval, QC H4Y
Not accepting new clients
It's difficult to take the first step to reach out when you're in need of support. I get it, I've been there. Many of us struggle but strive to make the long journey toward healing. No matter what you're trying to heal from or manage, just know that although it can be hard, it's possible, and it's worth it. Whether you're struggling to manage trauma, anxiety, or depression, or simply want to explore coaching programs aimed at helping you manage stress and build resilience, LJB Counseling and Coaching Services wants you to know - you don't have to do it alone. I'd be honoured to help you find or design your path.
It's difficult to take the first step to reach out when you're in need of support. I get it, I've been there. Many of us struggle but strive to make the long journey toward healing. No matter what you're trying to heal from or manage, just know that although it can be hard, it's possible, and it's worth it. Whether you're struggling to manage trauma, anxiety, or depression, or simply want to explore coaching programs aimed at helping you manage stress and build resilience, LJB Counseling and Coaching Services wants you to know - you don't have to do it alone. I'd be honoured to help you find or design your path.
(438) 601-2207 View (438) 601-2207

More Therapists Nearby

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Zikman and Associates CBT - Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MEd, MA, OPQ, QUEBEC, ONTARIO
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
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.
(438) 230-1040 View (438) 230-1040
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Faranak Bidabad
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H8Y
She treats a wide range of problems related to desire, ejaculation, erection, pornography, LGBTQ, etc.
As a Psychotherapist & Clinical sexologist she works with clients struggle with emotional problems, affectional dependency, jealousy, fear of intimacy and loneliness; and various problems such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image. She works with couples struggle with separation, conflict, anger, jealousy, intimacy and conversation problems. Relationship begins with hope and love leads to suffering and frustration. Despite the strong urge for intimacy and closeness, couples have no choice but to leave the relationship. Gain insight into repetitive destructive patterns is the first step towards self knowing and improvement.
She treats a wide range of problems related to desire, ejaculation, erection, pornography, LGBTQ, etc.
As a Psychotherapist & Clinical sexologist she works with clients struggle with emotional problems, affectional dependency, jealousy, fear of intimacy and loneliness; and various problems such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image. She works with couples struggle with separation, conflict, anger, jealousy, intimacy and conversation problems. Relationship begins with hope and love leads to suffering and frustration. Despite the strong urge for intimacy and closeness, couples have no choice but to leave the relationship. Gain insight into repetitive destructive patterns is the first step towards self knowing and improvement.
(438) 795-1360 View (438) 795-1360
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Andrea Matheson
Psychologist, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Andrea Offers services in both Alberta and Quebec. For the past 18 years, Andrea has been working with individuals dealing with an array of personal issues. Some examples include: marriage discord, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, PTSD, substance abuse disorders (SUD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), personality disorders and eating disorders. Andrea Matheson provides telehealth services in both Alberta and Quebec, Canada.
Andrea Offers services in both Alberta and Quebec. For the past 18 years, Andrea has been working with individuals dealing with an array of personal issues. Some examples include: marriage discord, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, PTSD, substance abuse disorders (SUD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), personality disorders and eating disorders. Andrea Matheson provides telehealth services in both Alberta and Quebec, Canada.
(587) 400-1655 View (587) 400-1655
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Jacqueline Miller
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Are you struggling with anxiety? Constant worrying that makes it difficult to make decisions? Or suffering from unpredictable panic attacks that have led you to avoid people, places or particular situations? I have been helping people for over 18 years manage more effectively their anxiety, with proven evidence based strategies. I have worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds to help them overcome anxiety, panic, phobias and PTSD. It can be difficult to address situations that you have been avoiding. Cognitive behavioral strategies can help you get back to your life.
Are you struggling with anxiety? Constant worrying that makes it difficult to make decisions? Or suffering from unpredictable panic attacks that have led you to avoid people, places or particular situations? I have been helping people for over 18 years manage more effectively their anxiety, with proven evidence based strategies. I have worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds to help them overcome anxiety, panic, phobias and PTSD. It can be difficult to address situations that you have been avoiding. Cognitive behavioral strategies can help you get back to your life.
(514) 700-5127 View (514) 700-5127
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The Trauma Therapy Group
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9B  (Online Only)
Hi and welcome. We are a group of Trauma Therapists who have devoted our practice to working holistically with those who wish to free themselves from the grips of past pain and return to states of safety, peace and connection.
Hi and welcome. We are a group of Trauma Therapists who have devoted our practice to working holistically with those who wish to free themselves from the grips of past pain and return to states of safety, peace and connection.
(438) 255-2997 View (438) 255-2997
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Nicole Marek
Psychologist, MA, OPQ
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H4Y  (Online Only)
In my 18 years of working as a psychologist I have met with all types of people facing a myriad of challenges. What I have learned over the years is every one of us is doing our very best to get through life. Sometimes, we need help learning new ways to be our best selves. My goal in therapy is guiding people not just to survive, but to thrive. I will meet you where you are, and build from there. I like to teach skills that can be used long after therapy has ended. I focus not only on healing trauma and reducing symptoms, but I also help others find meaning and fulfillment in order to enjoy life again.
In my 18 years of working as a psychologist I have met with all types of people facing a myriad of challenges. What I have learned over the years is every one of us is doing our very best to get through life. Sometimes, we need help learning new ways to be our best selves. My goal in therapy is guiding people not just to survive, but to thrive. I will meet you where you are, and build from there. I like to teach skills that can be used long after therapy has ended. I focus not only on healing trauma and reducing symptoms, but I also help others find meaning and fulfillment in order to enjoy life again.
(514) 400-2508 View (514) 400-2508
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The Circle Of Wellness Montreal
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R  (Online Only)
Our team of licensed professionals is accepting new clients. The Circle of Wellness Montreal is a center that focuses on bringing balance to all three areas of self, mind body and spirit. Are you ready to heal, grow, and move forward? It is not easy to navigate life right now, whether you are an individual or couple struggling to find inner peace, happiness, and balance in life, we are here to help. The struggles are real and you don't have to do this alone anymore. Let us help, find tools, and walk with you on the journey of healing!
Our team of licensed professionals is accepting new clients. The Circle of Wellness Montreal is a center that focuses on bringing balance to all three areas of self, mind body and spirit. Are you ready to heal, grow, and move forward? It is not easy to navigate life right now, whether you are an individual or couple struggling to find inner peace, happiness, and balance in life, we are here to help. The struggles are real and you don't have to do this alone anymore. Let us help, find tools, and walk with you on the journey of healing!
(438) 803-6317 View (438) 803-6317
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Barbara Szelest-Van Dussen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Life has lost its focus and feels heavy with the many pressures that face you. It might be difficult to function at work or in your personal life. There are things that trouble you, including aspects of your past. You want to feel better, but might need some help. In therapy, you get to explore your situation, your emotions, and your hopes for the future in a way that helps you to grow in wisdom, authenticity, resilience, compassion and joy. Therapy is the YOU time; it's where you can be heard and seen in order to safely navigate this difficult journey with the help of a skilled therapist.
Life has lost its focus and feels heavy with the many pressures that face you. It might be difficult to function at work or in your personal life. There are things that trouble you, including aspects of your past. You want to feel better, but might need some help. In therapy, you get to explore your situation, your emotions, and your hopes for the future in a way that helps you to grow in wisdom, authenticity, resilience, compassion and joy. Therapy is the YOU time; it's where you can be heard and seen in order to safely navigate this difficult journey with the help of a skilled therapist.
(438) 500-9992 View (438) 500-9992
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Olivia Dumas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW(c)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
I believe that when we are supported and cared for, we can truly thrive. My goal as a clinical social worker is to help people engage in healing and repair, with themselves and others, regardless of their experience or background. I work primarily with adults and couples, with a particular interest in challenges related to 2SLGBTQ+ identity and experiences with incarceration, anger, grief, communication, depression, and interpersonal conflict. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you with warmth, connection and curiosity!
I believe that when we are supported and cared for, we can truly thrive. My goal as a clinical social worker is to help people engage in healing and repair, with themselves and others, regardless of their experience or background. I work primarily with adults and couples, with a particular interest in challenges related to 2SLGBTQ+ identity and experiences with incarceration, anger, grief, communication, depression, and interpersonal conflict. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you with warmth, connection and curiosity!
(514) 700-0375 View (514) 700-0375
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Maryam Zare
Registered Social Worker, LCSW, CAMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9B
Do you feel challenged by depression or anxiety and seeking solutions? As a specialist, I can help you understand your conscious and unconscious patterns that might cause you to feel stuck. My professional focus includes gaining insight into interpersonal relationships, identity, and fertility issues. I have aided individuals, couples, and families in overcoming a variety of obstacles, such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma-induced crises.
Do you feel challenged by depression or anxiety and seeking solutions? As a specialist, I can help you understand your conscious and unconscious patterns that might cause you to feel stuck. My professional focus includes gaining insight into interpersonal relationships, identity, and fertility issues. I have aided individuals, couples, and families in overcoming a variety of obstacles, such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma-induced crises.
(438) 803-5301 View (438) 803-5301
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Johanne Godin
Psychologist, MA, OPQ
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9B
When people feel overwhelmed by the pressures of life, they can feel stuck— unable to move forward. They are often so sad and anxious that they no longer enjoy the things they once did. I help people facing major life transitions clarify their issues, make important decisions and make the changes that are needed for them to get "unstuck" and live happier lives. I help people understand themselves better and make the changes they need to feel better. If you are dealing with difficult feelings, conflictual relationships, career indecision or questioning your sexuality or gender identity, I can help.
When people feel overwhelmed by the pressures of life, they can feel stuck— unable to move forward. They are often so sad and anxious that they no longer enjoy the things they once did. I help people facing major life transitions clarify their issues, make important decisions and make the changes that are needed for them to get "unstuck" and live happier lives. I help people understand themselves better and make the changes they need to feel better. If you are dealing with difficult feelings, conflictual relationships, career indecision or questioning your sexuality or gender identity, I can help.
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Dr. Effie Andreadakis, psychologist Inc.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
I completed my clinical training at Université de Montréal. I also received specialized training in sex and couples therapy at the Allan Memorial Clinic. Presently, I am a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. Throughout those years of training up until today, I have gained extensive experience in treating individuals and couples with sexual and relational difficulties, personality issues, as well as problems with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self-identity. I have studied cognitive behavioural, dialectical, humanistic, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy, all of which are described on my website.
I completed my clinical training at Université de Montréal. I also received specialized training in sex and couples therapy at the Allan Memorial Clinic. Presently, I am a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. Throughout those years of training up until today, I have gained extensive experience in treating individuals and couples with sexual and relational difficulties, personality issues, as well as problems with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self-identity. I have studied cognitive behavioural, dialectical, humanistic, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy, all of which are described on my website.
(438) 796-3833 View (438) 796-3833
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Antonio D'Opera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, TS, PSW
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
As an educator and social worker for almost 10 years in the Health and Social Services Network and community sector, I have been working with children, adolescents and their families in an effort to create healthy relationships. In addition I also strive to help children, teens and parents through their personal and family issues, work to defuse family conflict. I aim to help each individual who walks through my door to help them develop their personal growth. I create a judgment free and empathetic space so that you feel respected and heard. I take pride in my in knowing that each person that I meet achieves their goals.
As an educator and social worker for almost 10 years in the Health and Social Services Network and community sector, I have been working with children, adolescents and their families in an effort to create healthy relationships. In addition I also strive to help children, teens and parents through their personal and family issues, work to defuse family conflict. I aim to help each individual who walks through my door to help them develop their personal growth. I create a judgment free and empathetic space so that you feel respected and heard. I take pride in my in knowing that each person that I meet achieves their goals.
(438) 798-5241 View (438) 798-5241
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Stephanie Torchin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, PSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Anxiety can make us feel stuck, but there is hope. YOU REALLY CAN HAVE A LIFE OF PEACE, LOVE, JOY AND HAPPINESS: I can support you in your journey of making changes that will allow you to understand the reasons why you are having difficulty in moving forward. I will challenge your thought process in making the changes that will have a great impact on your life. I use a client-centered, strength-based approach where we explore these challenges and uncover your coping skills that support you in making the necessary changes. I am solution focussed and will provide you with tools and strategies to use when facing challenges .
Anxiety can make us feel stuck, but there is hope. YOU REALLY CAN HAVE A LIFE OF PEACE, LOVE, JOY AND HAPPINESS: I can support you in your journey of making changes that will allow you to understand the reasons why you are having difficulty in moving forward. I will challenge your thought process in making the changes that will have a great impact on your life. I use a client-centered, strength-based approach where we explore these challenges and uncover your coping skills that support you in making the necessary changes. I am solution focussed and will provide you with tools and strategies to use when facing challenges .
(438) 701-0920 View (438) 701-0920
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Darcie Largan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PSW, CFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S
I work with individuals, couples and families who are looking to make meaningful changes to their lives. I believe that you have the capacity to grow, to heal from whatever may be holding you back, and to connect with your happiest self.
I work with individuals, couples and families who are looking to make meaningful changes to their lives. I believe that you have the capacity to grow, to heal from whatever may be holding you back, and to connect with your happiest self.
(438) 834-7503 View (438) 834-7503
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Pasqualina Di Dio
Psychologist, Pasqualina Di Dio, PhD
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R  (Online Only)
The basis of any good psychotherapy relationship is the connection with someone you believe understands you. I strive to provide an empathic, nonjudgmental environment for that connection and trust to develop. I am an active therapist that works in a collaborative, flexible, and transparent way to help you make the changes you so desire and live your life more fully. I have been practicing for 20 years and my speciality is helping people face the challenges that come with a chronic health issue or life-threatening illness, as well as depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma and grief.
The basis of any good psychotherapy relationship is the connection with someone you believe understands you. I strive to provide an empathic, nonjudgmental environment for that connection and trust to develop. I am an active therapist that works in a collaborative, flexible, and transparent way to help you make the changes you so desire and live your life more fully. I have been practicing for 20 years and my speciality is helping people face the challenges that come with a chronic health issue or life-threatening illness, as well as depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma and grief.
(438) 803-5386 View (438) 803-5386
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Melissa Stern
Psychologist, MA, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Are you the parent of a struggling child, teenager or young adult, wondering what you could do to help them feel better? Does your child want to take care of their emotions but most of the time, their emotions take control of them? Are they struggling with an unhealthy relationship or high anxiety? Do they make a lot of impulsive decisions that they later regret? Or, are you a teen or young adult yourself? Do you feel like no one understands what you are going through? Do you want to feel truly heard? Have you tried different types of therapies and nothing seems to work?
Are you the parent of a struggling child, teenager or young adult, wondering what you could do to help them feel better? Does your child want to take care of their emotions but most of the time, their emotions take control of them? Are they struggling with an unhealthy relationship or high anxiety? Do they make a lot of impulsive decisions that they later regret? Or, are you a teen or young adult yourself? Do you feel like no one understands what you are going through? Do you want to feel truly heard? Have you tried different types of therapies and nothing seems to work?
(438) 700-9290 View (438) 700-9290
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Daniela Maltauro
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MBA, (Couns, Psych), co
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S
If you are on this site, chances are that life's challenges have made you feel like you have no way out. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed by situations at home or at work. Change begins with understanding and support. You have already begun your journey by searching this site and I encourage you take the next step. Together we can help you feel more hopeful and fulfilled. Please take a look at my website at www.danielamaltauro.com (or click on the Visit my Homepage link above) to learn more about me and my approach.
If you are on this site, chances are that life's challenges have made you feel like you have no way out. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed by situations at home or at work. Change begins with understanding and support. You have already begun your journey by searching this site and I encourage you take the next step. Together we can help you feel more hopeful and fulfilled. Please take a look at my website at www.danielamaltauro.com (or click on the Visit my Homepage link above) to learn more about me and my approach.
(514) 400-2298 View (514) 400-2298
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Vicki Veroff
Psychologist, PhD, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
We all deserve a life of contentment, strong attachments and personal satisfaction. Therapy can help us achieve these goals. The heart of my approach is collaboration; I may be an expert in what I do, but you are the expert in you. Together, we discover what is and is not going well, figure out the reasons why, then find ways to make life as good as it can be.
We all deserve a life of contentment, strong attachments and personal satisfaction. Therapy can help us achieve these goals. The heart of my approach is collaboration; I may be an expert in what I do, but you are the expert in you. Together, we discover what is and is not going well, figure out the reasons why, then find ways to make life as good as it can be.
(438) 834-8835 View (438) 834-8835
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Ian Zikman Psychologist
Psychologist, MEd, MA, OPQ, Quebec, Ontario
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, afraid, desperate, or alone. Maybe your relationships are spiraling or you never feel good enough. Perhaps you are unfulfilled at work or procrastination is sabotaging you. Your distress from anxiety, depression, or grief may have reached a new level and you can’t cope. I’m a therapist, but I’m human too, I’ve been there. Everybody needs a helping hand sometimes. I’m ready to be that person for you! I’ll help you get back on track. With 15+ years of experience and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I’m dedicated to helping clients lead healthier, more productive lives.
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, afraid, desperate, or alone. Maybe your relationships are spiraling or you never feel good enough. Perhaps you are unfulfilled at work or procrastination is sabotaging you. Your distress from anxiety, depression, or grief may have reached a new level and you can’t cope. I’m a therapist, but I’m human too, I’ve been there. Everybody needs a helping hand sometimes. I’m ready to be that person for you! I’ll help you get back on track. With 15+ years of experience and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I’m dedicated to helping clients lead healthier, more productive lives.
(438) 700-1683 View (438) 700-1683
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Dr. Alexandra Lerner Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9B
If you're reading this, you have probably been feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or hopeless. You may be afraid that there is no way out of the dark hole of anxiety, depression, trauma, or grief. Perhaps you are sick of low self-esteem or procrastination sabotaging your life. Or you might be feeling totally alone and lost in your relationship, academic or workplace problems. You may be questioning if you are capable of change or ever feeling better. The answer is YES and I can help! With 15 years of experience, I am dedicated to helping clients lead healthier, more meaningful and productive lives.
If you're reading this, you have probably been feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or hopeless. You may be afraid that there is no way out of the dark hole of anxiety, depression, trauma, or grief. Perhaps you are sick of low self-esteem or procrastination sabotaging your life. Or you might be feeling totally alone and lost in your relationship, academic or workplace problems. You may be questioning if you are capable of change or ever feeling better. The answer is YES and I can help! With 15 years of experience, I am dedicated to helping clients lead healthier, more meaningful and productive lives.
(438) 701-9479 View (438) 701-9479

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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.