LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Laval, QC

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Jordan Gruenhage
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7W  (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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Amanda L. Hankins
Registered Social Worker, MSW, TS
Verified Verified
Laval, QC H7A
I am LGBTQ+, sex, kink, non-monogamy and polyamorous friendly.
I am a registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker in QC. I subscribe to the idea that suffering is a natural part of the human experience; we suffer and experience discomfort so we can cope and grow. It is possible however that we can exceed our threshold of suffering and our normal coping mechanisms are no longer sufficient. This is when our discomfort begins to feel like pain, anxiety, and depressive thoughts and is no longer beneficial to our growth. I like to think of my role as the collaborator and support system for times like these.
I am LGBTQ+, sex, kink, non-monogamy and polyamorous friendly.
I am a registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker in QC. I subscribe to the idea that suffering is a natural part of the human experience; we suffer and experience discomfort so we can cope and grow. It is possible however that we can exceed our threshold of suffering and our normal coping mechanisms are no longer sufficient. This is when our discomfort begins to feel like pain, anxiety, and depressive thoughts and is no longer beneficial to our growth. I like to think of my role as the collaborator and support system for times like these.
(438) 700-9148 View (438) 700-9148
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Zikman and Associates CBT - Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MEd, MA, OPQ, QUEBEC, ONTARIO
Verified Verified
Laval, QC H7T
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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Clinique de Psychologie Zikman et Associés
Psychologist, MA, MEd, OPQ, QUEBEC, ONTARIO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7T
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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Lina Shenderovich
Counsellor, MS, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7M
These difficult times take their toll on all of us. It is very important to be able to talk to a professional to prevent losing control of your emotions and being overwhelmed by anxieties. I am available for remote video or phone sessions. Do you want to feel good about your choices? Do you want your relationships to be fulfilling? Do you want to be a happy, calm, and confident person who thrives and succeeds? Allow yourself to follow that dream. Helping my clients succeed in their personal and professional relationships is my passion and life’s calling.
These difficult times take their toll on all of us. It is very important to be able to talk to a professional to prevent losing control of your emotions and being overwhelmed by anxieties. I am available for remote video or phone sessions. Do you want to feel good about your choices? Do you want your relationships to be fulfilling? Do you want to be a happy, calm, and confident person who thrives and succeeds? Allow yourself to follow that dream. Helping my clients succeed in their personal and professional relationships is my passion and life’s calling.
(438) 834-2870 View (438) 834-2870
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Cheryl Petrinchuk
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CO, OPQ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7T
Waitlist for new clients
My therapeutic intention includes creating a safe place for you to share difficulties, help you rediscover what you need, express and tolerate how you feel, communicate more effectively, grow in self-awareness and self-esteem, find meaning and purpose, instill self-compassion, heal from trauma, and adjust thoughts and behaviours that compound your difficulty. I collaborate with you to help you find ways to positively impact your well-being and create desired change. I am understanding, creative, positive, and empathetic because I know the struggle is real. I am hopeful because I have witnessed incredible healing and growth.
My therapeutic intention includes creating a safe place for you to share difficulties, help you rediscover what you need, express and tolerate how you feel, communicate more effectively, grow in self-awareness and self-esteem, find meaning and purpose, instill self-compassion, heal from trauma, and adjust thoughts and behaviours that compound your difficulty. I collaborate with you to help you find ways to positively impact your well-being and create desired change. I am understanding, creative, positive, and empathetic because I know the struggle is real. I am hopeful because I have witnessed incredible healing and growth.
(450) 804-4222 View (450) 804-4222
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Laura Pearson
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Laval, QC H7G  (Online Only)
As a Counselor and Creative Arts Therapist, I use an integrative and empathic approach aiming to help you re-discover yourself by gaining emotional awareness, insight, and resilience to confront the unknown. My aim is to offer a safe and supportive space in which to facilitate positive change, growth, and a better understanding of one's core beliefs and acceptance of the self.
As a Counselor and Creative Arts Therapist, I use an integrative and empathic approach aiming to help you re-discover yourself by gaining emotional awareness, insight, and resilience to confront the unknown. My aim is to offer a safe and supportive space in which to facilitate positive change, growth, and a better understanding of one's core beliefs and acceptance of the self.
(450) 900-3960 View (450) 900-3960
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Howard Gontovnick Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
Laval, QC H7W
Whether you are an individual or part of a couple. my therapeutic relationship emphasizes a high-quality interpersonal connection grounded in honesty, genuineness and compassion. Each session is primarily concerned with your capacity to endure, cope and discover that which can help you thrive in whatever challenging life situation that is at the forefront of your world. Together we will uncover what is known as well as the unknown sources of your discontentment. More importantly, we need to seek out realistic solutions that are attainable and helpful. Perhaps now is the right time to begin and take a bold step forward for yourself
Whether you are an individual or part of a couple. my therapeutic relationship emphasizes a high-quality interpersonal connection grounded in honesty, genuineness and compassion. Each session is primarily concerned with your capacity to endure, cope and discover that which can help you thrive in whatever challenging life situation that is at the forefront of your world. Together we will uncover what is known as well as the unknown sources of your discontentment. More importantly, we need to seek out realistic solutions that are attainable and helpful. Perhaps now is the right time to begin and take a bold step forward for yourself
(450) 686-2440 View (450) 686-2440
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Helene Zylberszac Psychotherapist
MSW, PSW
Verified Verified
Laval, QC H7W
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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Mispa Nkuh Basa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7X
As a clinical social worker with 12+ years of experience, I work with individuals, couples and families dealing with various life stressors. I specialized in Anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues, burn-out, bereavement and loss, racism, and immigration issues. I believe in empowering people through a person-centered and collaborative approach, creating a safe space that is filled with empathy, compassion, and love. I provide services in English and French.
As a clinical social worker with 12+ years of experience, I work with individuals, couples and families dealing with various life stressors. I specialized in Anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, relationship issues, burn-out, bereavement and loss, racism, and immigration issues. I believe in empowering people through a person-centered and collaborative approach, creating a safe space that is filled with empathy, compassion, and love. I provide services in English and French.
(438) 701-7479 View (438) 701-7479
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Caitlin Cuggy
Registered Psychotherapist, M Ed, co
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7T
Not accepting new clients
Please note that I am not accepting new clients at this time. You can contact me to be placed on my waitlist. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years in various settings. The majority of my professional experience has taken place at a private psychology clinic and at a university counselling centre. My clientele experience a variety of challenges, including: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, difficulties with life transitions, struggles in interpersonal relationships, and issues associated with career and academics.
Please note that I am not accepting new clients at this time. You can contact me to be placed on my waitlist. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years in various settings. The majority of my professional experience has taken place at a private psychology clinic and at a university counselling centre. My clientele experience a variety of challenges, including: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, difficulties with life transitions, struggles in interpersonal relationships, and issues associated with career and academics.
(438) 701-2513 View (438) 701-2513
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Dr. Jonathan Petraglia
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Laval, QC H7M
From time-to-time all of us have to deal with personal problems. Often we are able to resolve them on our own but occasionally we need to seek the help of a qualified professional. As a licensed Psychologist, I have extensive experience in psychotherapy and counselling. I can help people to overcome adversity in their lives and change things that stand in their way. I make special efforts to tailor my approach to the individual in the room, in order to maximize the potential that clients will be engaged and active participants in their therapy.
From time-to-time all of us have to deal with personal problems. Often we are able to resolve them on our own but occasionally we need to seek the help of a qualified professional. As a licensed Psychologist, I have extensive experience in psychotherapy and counselling. I can help people to overcome adversity in their lives and change things that stand in their way. I make special efforts to tailor my approach to the individual in the room, in order to maximize the potential that clients will be engaged and active participants in their therapy.
(514) 400-2531 View (514) 400-2531
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Montreal Mental Wellness Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, Prof, McGill
Verified Verified
Laval, QC H7A
Are you overwhelmed by anxiety and depression? Are you struggling to manage your emotions and symptoms? Maybe your struggle is impacting your relationships, and taking away your hope and objectives. You may know that you are not alone in your suffering. If you allow me, I will be here to help you. My goal is to help you transcend difficult life experiences, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and regain a sense of ease, peace, emotional balance. I work with individuals and groups in-clinic and on-line (via Skype) with a cognitive-behavioral, mindful, accepting, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
Are you overwhelmed by anxiety and depression? Are you struggling to manage your emotions and symptoms? Maybe your struggle is impacting your relationships, and taking away your hope and objectives. You may know that you are not alone in your suffering. If you allow me, I will be here to help you. My goal is to help you transcend difficult life experiences, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and regain a sense of ease, peace, emotional balance. I work with individuals and groups in-clinic and on-line (via Skype) with a cognitive-behavioral, mindful, accepting, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
(438) 700-2220 View (438) 700-2220
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Bassam Khoury
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, Postdoc, Harvard, Prof
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7A
Are you overwhelmed by anxiety and depression? Are you struggling to manage your emotions and symptoms? Maybe your struggle is impacting your relationships, and taking away your hope and objectives. You may know that you are not alone in your suffering. If you allow me, I will be here to help you. My goal is to help you transcend difficult life experiences, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and regain a sense of ease, peace, emotional balance. I work with individuals and groups in-clinic and on-line (via Skype) with a cognitive-behavioral, mindful, accepting, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
Are you overwhelmed by anxiety and depression? Are you struggling to manage your emotions and symptoms? Maybe your struggle is impacting your relationships, and taking away your hope and objectives. You may know that you are not alone in your suffering. If you allow me, I will be here to help you. My goal is to help you transcend difficult life experiences, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and regain a sense of ease, peace, emotional balance. I work with individuals and groups in-clinic and on-line (via Skype) with a cognitive-behavioral, mindful, accepting, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
(438) 500-1186 View (438) 500-1186
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Dr. Melissa Callaci
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7K  (Online Only)
Has the spark faded? Feeling like roommates in a sexless relationship? Constantly fighting over the same things? Putting everyone else first or feeling guilty to prioritize your own wants and needs? Are you navigating transitions like becoming a new parent, or moving in with a partner and struggling to blend habits and preferences? If you resonate with any of these - therapy with me can help you gain insight into your patterns and learn practical skills to help you work through your challenges.
Has the spark faded? Feeling like roommates in a sexless relationship? Constantly fighting over the same things? Putting everyone else first or feeling guilty to prioritize your own wants and needs? Are you navigating transitions like becoming a new parent, or moving in with a partner and struggling to blend habits and preferences? If you resonate with any of these - therapy with me can help you gain insight into your patterns and learn practical skills to help you work through your challenges.
(438) 701-1401 View (438) 701-1401
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Dr. Alexandra Lerner Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7W
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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Rachelle Bayard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, MSW, BSM, PSW
Verified Verified
Laval, QC H7B  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am so glad you are here! In my work with clients, I prioritize the therapeutic relationship and believe therapy works best when the therapist and client are partners in exploring the client’s inner world together. My approach is eclectic and combines attachment/ family systems /psycho-dynamics / CBT, RLT, IFS and EFT therapies.
Welcome! I am so glad you are here! In my work with clients, I prioritize the therapeutic relationship and believe therapy works best when the therapist and client are partners in exploring the client’s inner world together. My approach is eclectic and combines attachment/ family systems /psycho-dynamics / CBT, RLT, IFS and EFT therapies.
(438) 801-0367 View (438) 801-0367
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Dr. Lara Kalaf
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7A
I am trained to help adults, children, adolescents, men, women, families, and professionals better cope with a wide variety of emotional, relational and personal challenges. If you are feeling overwhelmed, out-of touch with yourself or generally unhappy and enjoy a genuine conversation with another person willing to reach out to help, than I believe we would be a good fit. I developed an eclectic and culturally sensitive approach to therapy, heavily influenced by humanistic/existential, positive psychology, CBT, and expressive art therapy.
I am trained to help adults, children, adolescents, men, women, families, and professionals better cope with a wide variety of emotional, relational and personal challenges. If you are feeling overwhelmed, out-of touch with yourself or generally unhappy and enjoy a genuine conversation with another person willing to reach out to help, than I believe we would be a good fit. I developed an eclectic and culturally sensitive approach to therapy, heavily influenced by humanistic/existential, positive psychology, CBT, and expressive art therapy.
(438) 600-1622 View (438) 600-1622
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Dr. Karen S Harutyunyan
Psychologist, Psy D, MScP
Verified Verified
Laval, QC H7X
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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The Therapy Group (accepting new clients)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, CFT, Psy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7W
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
(438) 500-1638 View (438) 500-1638
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Olivia Vu
Registered Social Worker, TS, MSW
Verified Verified
Laval, QC H7G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have been working in the public and community sector for the past 8 years and developed an expertise in working with adults struggling with anxiety and stress, interpersonal relationships, parenting challenges, grief and loss, workplace as well as caregiver burnout, and difficult life transitions. I also work closely with families who have experienced trauma, bereavement and loss, and postpartum issues in the hospital setting. I draw my techniques and strategies from a wide range of different approaches such as solution focused, strengths and resources based, humanistic, family systems theory, and somatic experiencing.
I have been working in the public and community sector for the past 8 years and developed an expertise in working with adults struggling with anxiety and stress, interpersonal relationships, parenting challenges, grief and loss, workplace as well as caregiver burnout, and difficult life transitions. I also work closely with families who have experienced trauma, bereavement and loss, and postpartum issues in the hospital setting. I draw my techniques and strategies from a wide range of different approaches such as solution focused, strengths and resources based, humanistic, family systems theory, and somatic experiencing.
(450) 987-2104 View (450) 987-2104
Tricia Amundson
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, PgDip
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Laval, QC H7H  (Online Only)
I am client centred and prefer to work collaboratively, integrating a variety of therapeutic modalities tailored to the needs of my client. I am professionally qualified as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and a Creative Arts Therapist. In addition, I have advanced training in Mindfulness and Meditation, training in CBT, Solution Focused therapy, and EMDR.
I am client centred and prefer to work collaboratively, integrating a variety of therapeutic modalities tailored to the needs of my client. I am professionally qualified as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and a Creative Arts Therapist. In addition, I have advanced training in Mindfulness and Meditation, training in CBT, Solution Focused therapy, and EMDR.
(438) 806-2672 View (438) 806-2672

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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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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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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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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.