LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Montréal-Ouest, QC

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The Trauma Therapy Group
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal-Ouest, QC H4X  (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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Elena Orincakova
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Montréal-Ouest, QC H4B
Everyone at some point in their lives will experience events that lead to troubling thoughts, feelings and even pain. Whether it’s having relationship problems, going through large life changes, a stressful work environment or not letting your past go, it may simply be too much to make sense of it all. Know that you’re not alone and that the first step in helping yourself is recognizing your problems and seeking help. If you are at that point, I can help you. I offer you a safe space where you can share, explore and revisit difficult moments in your life so that you can finally tackle your problems head on.
Everyone at some point in their lives will experience events that lead to troubling thoughts, feelings and even pain. Whether it’s having relationship problems, going through large life changes, a stressful work environment or not letting your past go, it may simply be too much to make sense of it all. Know that you’re not alone and that the first step in helping yourself is recognizing your problems and seeking help. If you are at that point, I can help you. I offer you a safe space where you can share, explore and revisit difficult moments in your life so that you can finally tackle your problems head on.
(438) 701-2827 View (438) 701-2827
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Jennifer Michelin
Registered Social Worker, TS, MSW, PSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal-Ouest, QC H4B
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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Marg Barkman
Psychologist, MEd, RMFT
Verified Verified
Montréal-Ouest, QC H4X  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have been practising as a psychologist and specializing in couple and family therapy since 1995. What I find most fulfilling in my practice is helping individuals and couples create more safety and connection in their relationships by gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to one another. Because one approach does not work with all couples, I have made it a point to be well versed in a variety of different approaches and techniques in order to tailor my work to the couple's specific needs.
I have been practising as a psychologist and specializing in couple and family therapy since 1995. What I find most fulfilling in my practice is helping individuals and couples create more safety and connection in their relationships by gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to one another. Because one approach does not work with all couples, I have made it a point to be well versed in a variety of different approaches and techniques in order to tailor my work to the couple's specific needs.
(438) 601-3493 View (438) 601-3493
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Kally Gicopoulos
Registered Social Worker, MSW, TSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal-Ouest, QC H4B
Not accepting new clients
Counselling is one of the most powerful instruments of change whether its depression, grief, anxiety, relational issues or seeking help due to feeling overwhelmed, unhappy and dissatisfied with life. Our distress and overwhelming emotions are often a wakeup call to alter how we function and adjust the choices we make in life. Within a safe and supportive therapeutic space, speaking aloud and verbalizing emotions, thoughts and behaviours will allow you to view them from a new perspective. We will find new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving while collaboratively creating new tools to work through life’s particular challenges.
Counselling is one of the most powerful instruments of change whether its depression, grief, anxiety, relational issues or seeking help due to feeling overwhelmed, unhappy and dissatisfied with life. Our distress and overwhelming emotions are often a wakeup call to alter how we function and adjust the choices we make in life. Within a safe and supportive therapeutic space, speaking aloud and verbalizing emotions, thoughts and behaviours will allow you to view them from a new perspective. We will find new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving while collaboratively creating new tools to work through life’s particular challenges.
(438) 701-6155 View (438) 701-6155
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Jodie Thompson
Registered Psychotherapist, SCC, PSW/TS, TCF, CMFT, MSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Montréal-Ouest, QC H4B
Are you struggling, with depression or anxiety and are looking for some answers? Understanding your conscious and unconscious patterns that can result in feelings of being stuck is one of my specialities. My professional interests have taken the form of interpersonal understanding, as well as identity and fertility issues. I have supported individuals/couples and families through challenges that include relational issues, depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders; as well as through crises triggered by traumatic events. We have expanded to a group practice working with youth, addults, couples and families.
Are you struggling, with depression or anxiety and are looking for some answers? Understanding your conscious and unconscious patterns that can result in feelings of being stuck is one of my specialities. My professional interests have taken the form of interpersonal understanding, as well as identity and fertility issues. I have supported individuals/couples and families through challenges that include relational issues, depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders; as well as through crises triggered by traumatic events. We have expanded to a group practice working with youth, addults, couples and families.
(438) 806-0915 View (438) 806-0915

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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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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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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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Tianshu Li
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA, co, RP
Verified Verified
3 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Katelon Starre
MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am so glad that you found my page. I offer a warm, judgement-free place where you can bring your whole self and be accepted just as you are. I believe everyone is doing the best they can with what they learned, and that many of the things we learned to survive may not be serving us anymore. Together we can explore these ways of coping and discover new ways of being with oneself and others that align with your personal values and goals. I will be open about what we are doing and why, and you will be in control of the process.
Welcome! I am so glad that you found my page. I offer a warm, judgement-free place where you can bring your whole self and be accepted just as you are. I believe everyone is doing the best they can with what they learned, and that many of the things we learned to survive may not be serving us anymore. Together we can explore these ways of coping and discover new ways of being with oneself and others that align with your personal values and goals. I will be open about what we are doing and why, and you will be in control of the process.
(438) 230-5593 View (438) 230-5593
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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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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.