Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Montréal, QC

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Dr. Krista Pratte
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing on cognitive behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, schema focused therapy and mentalization based modalities.
For more info please visit: www.avenuepsy.com. Feeling anxious, depressed, lost? Feeling a sense of loss of control and having difficulty understanding the factors responsible for these feelings? You are definitely not alone. I am a bilingual licensed clinical psychologist, member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec(OPQ). I offer an open inviting and non-judgmental space that aims to unpack and make sense of each individuals pain and suffering in order to foster significant lasting change.
(438) 806-0495
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Sophia Bourkas
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified
Verified
I believe that the process of change can only take place when a client is treated with empathy, respect, and understanding, the starting point of effective therapy. This is my focus in every interaction. I also focus on outlining the most central component(s) that underlie and maintain problematic patterns, which will then inform pathways towards desired change. My integrative framework combines humanistic therapy, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy ( ACT ), cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). I adapt my approach to each person while staying true to these elements.
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Montréal, QC H3T
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Laura A Schleifer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
We, as human beings, all face difficult times during our lives. These phases can leave us feeling out of control and isolated. The simple act of choosing change in your life can help you to feel empowered and on a path to a greater sense of well-being. As an integrative therapist (using cognitive behavioral, supportive, interpersonal and existential techniques), I will first help you to define your goals and then support you as you work towards achieving them. Using those techniques that best suit your particular needs and styles, we will effectively create a New Therapy tailored specifically for you.
(855) 719-0099
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Ronna Schwartz
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OTR
Verified
Verified
ACT , DBT, humanist) in order address diverse needs and mental health issues (anxiety, depression, psychosis, personality disorders, addiction).
I have spent my professional life working with individuals suffering from mental health issues. I am interested in helping to cultivate conditions that promote recovery. The ideal client would want to understand their role in this process and be willing to work collaboratively on a therapeutic plan.
(438) 817-3505
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Montréal, QC H4C
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Daria Ponomartchouk-Muir
Psychologist, PsyD, OPQ
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Schema Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and IFS.
Please note: I am not currently accepting new clients. I practice individual psychotherapy with an adult population. I work with Mood Disorders (depression, burnout, adjustment difficulties) and Anxiety Disorders (Social or performance anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobias, perfectionism, etc.) and am particularly interested in treating complex trauma (difficult childhood, repeated traumatic events, abusive relationships). I frequently help people with self-esteem, stress management, assertiveness, difficult life situations, grief, burnout and post-partum difficulties.
(438) 834-2974
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Montréal, QC H2V
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Francesca Lungescu
Psychologist, PhD, MPs, OPQ
Verified
Verified
I will respect your pace using several approaches: CBT, ACT , Mindfulness, Schema Therapy, EFT, Positive and Work psychology.
Have you been anxious or depressed lately? Do you need help improving your work-life balance, your self-esteem or your relationships? Member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec with a Ph.D. in psychology, I can help you manage your anxiety, cope with depression or with an Adjustment Disorder. I can also help you identify your patterns and how to adapt in order to live a more satisfying life. I have also studied in Work Psychology and worked in Management Coaching and Career Coaching, so I can also help you improve your leadership OR to determine a path in accordance with your aspirations, personality and values.
(866) 330-8284
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Montréal, QC H2Y
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Hilary Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use CBT, ACT , and Schema-Focused Therapy.
I currently have new availabilities for ADHD evaluations and neuropsychological assessments. Email info(at)cognitionclinic.ca for more information. I am not currently accepting clients for therapy. I have space to supervise students for therapy and assessments.
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Montréal, QC H2W
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Montreal Mental Wellness Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, Prof, McGill
Verified
Verified
I have a longstanding personal, clinical, and research expertise in mindfulness based approaches (including MBSR, MBCT, DBT, and ACT ).
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
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Montréal, QC H3X
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Rosaruby Glaberman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RDT
Verified
Verified
Through practicing self- acceptance and developing communication skills I can help guide you towards creating more fulfilling relationships and reaching for your fullest potential.
There are points in all our lives when we need outside help. Understanding your emotions and behaviors that are informed by past experiences and negatively affect your self-esteem and relationships with others is challenging. Often we want to change but don't know how. Developing a therapeutic alliance where you feel safe expressing and exploring all the parts of yourself- the good & the bad, is a valuable gift you can give to yourself. I am honored to help clients explore the complexity of their beings, process pain, and use their struggles as opportunities for personal awakening and change.
(514) 700-5242
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Bassam Khoury
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, Postdoc, Harvard
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a longstanding personal, clinical, and research expertise in mindfulness based approaches (including MBSR, MBCT, DBT, and ACT ).
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.
(855) 491-4321
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Montréal, QC H3X
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Dr. Jinshia Ly
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
This means I draw upon principles from various schools of psychology, like acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, mentalization-based therapy, and emotion-focused psychodynamic therapy.
I view psychotherapy as a journey of understanding and changing patterns that lead to emotional suffering. My goal is to accompany you in this journey, helping you make sense of your emotions, rekindle with your strengths, and explore new ways of being. I mainly help adults struggling with emotional dysregulation, relationship difficulties, and problems building connections with people. I also help individuals navigate challenging life transitions, like grief, loss, separation, and health issues.
(438) 300-9296
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Montréal, QC H3Z
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Maria Mireault
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Verified
I offer therapy for adults of all ages using traditional cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment therapy ( ACT ), Mindfulness, and Compassion-focused interventions for stress, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and relationship issues.
Are you having problems coping with stress, anxiety or depression? Are you troubled by a traumatic experience? Have you suffered a major disappointment or loss of a relationship? Are you worried about where your life is headed? Perhaps you've been telling yourself, "I should be able to figure things out on my own," but you don't know how or where to start. You've made a choice to get some help and emotional support.
(514) 612-0733
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Nadja Grabovari
Psychologist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My goal is to walk together with you, as we create a strong relationship which will allow deepening the understanding of who you are and providing a space for self- acceptance and self-compassion.
When was the last time you felt connected with your partner? Are you feeling alone? Have you felt lost and stuck in your relationship? I am a licensed psychologist who has extensive training specializing in couple and family therapy. I can help couples and individuals in managing their distress, building trust, and intimacy. I am an integrative trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) an approach which as proven to be very effective with couples in restoring the bond and building greater closeness with each other.
(514) 700-5309
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Montréal, QC H3Z
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Dr. Floryana Viquez
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Unconditional acceptance , reflexive consciousness and compassion are core components of my clinical work. I work with adults presenting with anxiety and depression, migration adjustment, life transitions (parenting), phobias and ADHD. I have significant experience in using the humanistic model as well as third wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(438) 701-2834
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Montréal, QC H1B
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Amanda Plokar
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is integrative, drawing on dialectical and cognitive-behavioural (DBT/CBT), acceptance -based ( ACT ), as well as emotion-focused modalities.
Are you a parent looking to get your teen or young adult help? Maybe you are a teen or young adult yourself and feel like you’re going through a hard time. Seeking help takes courage. Finding the right therapist, one you feel gets you, is a first step toward working on improving your wellbeing. Therapy provides a safe space in which to better understand yourself and your experiences, learn to deal with emotions, thoughts, behaviours or relationships in healthier ways, and develop personalized tools to better cope with any challenges.
(438) 793-7490
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Fatima Nabi
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Verified
I work using an integrative model, primarily based on Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural, Emotion-Focused, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy approaches, but will tailor my approach to your unique needs.
There are periods in life where you might feel stuck and unable to move forward. Hardships are a part of the human experience, as life can lead us in unexpected directions. But you do not have to struggle alone. I offer a space to heal, grow, and learn more about yourself and your needs. I'm here to guide you to reflect on where you are and where you'd like to be. I will challenge you and encourage you to challenge yourself. My aim is to create a safe, warm, and accepting environment to help validate and work through your apprehensions, support the changes you would like to make, and develop the strength to accept and move forward.
(438) 500-9063
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Montréal, QC H4A
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Benjamin F Armstrong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
First, mindfulness builds awareness and acceptance of experience.
Change starts with the relationship that we form in the therapy and then continues by building useful skills in and outside of our sessions. In practice this means that I fit best with clients who are interested in (1) understanding more about their thoughts and emotions while also (2) taking clear steps to improve their mental and physical well-being. My job as the therapist is to provide a warm and caring environment to support the client in this process.
(438) 500-6283
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Montréal, QC H2T
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Monique Riedel
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OCCOQ, OPQ
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Drawing on evidence-based techniques from cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused and acceptance & commitment therapies, I will collaborate with you to find the best methods to address your concerns and build new ways of approaching them.
I provide therapy services to adults who are looking to make positive changes in their lives by developing their strengths and devising new strategies to deal with recurring problems. I recognize that therapy can be emotionally-intense and I aim to create a comfortable and nonjudgmental space where clients can feel free to explore and discuss their difficulties. I work most often with clients on the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues and difficulties related to self-esteem.
(438) 796-3630
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Montréal, QC H3P
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Melissa Simard
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Verified
As such, my approach will be tailored to your specific needs by drawing on scientifically supported treatments, such as Cognitive-Behavioural therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy etc.
Please note: daytime sessions only. Have you noticed changes in your mood? Are you struggling with anxiety or feeling overwhelmed? Are you facing an important challenge? Having difficulties managing stress, school, or work? Do you have questions about everyday parenting challenges or are struggling? I believe that self-understanding, progress, and change flourishes best within an open, collaborative, and safe non-judgmental space. I will work alongside you to identify your needs, what changes you want to work towards, and in developing new ways of addressing life's difficulties and unhook from difficult internal experiences.
(438) 500-5348
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Montréal, QC H4B
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Sandrine Aschour
CCTP, CHC, CLC
Verified
Verified
I combine components of cognitive behavioral therapies ( ACT , CBT, DBT, REBT), mindfulness techniques, and solution-focused problem solving techniques to tailor to your needs.
Do you feel aspects of your life need improvement, direction, guidance, change, or growth? Is the old tried and true approach you take, not working anymore? Come improve your mood, reduce anxiety, strengthen self-esteem, manage stress, work through academic/social/professional challenges, improve your relationships and communication, strengthen parenting techniques, and have smoother life transitions. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, having relational problems, abusing substances (drugs, alcohol, gambling, shopping, overeating), or have experienced trauma (abuse, violence, accident), I can help you. Free initial consult.
(438) 230-0142
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Montréal, QC H4P
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Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Counsellors

How does acceptance and commitment therapy work?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy encourages a person to listen to their self-talk. A person’s inner dialog can be indicative of how they treat themselves. ACT also encourages self-compassion; this can lead to a better understanding of negative thought patterns and emotional states. This understanding can then lead the individual to needed behavior change.

What are the goals of acceptance and commitment therapy?

The goal of acceptance and commitment is to expand a person’s psychological flexibility, a trait that encourages an individual to live in the present moment and to accept all their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, even ones that are difficult such as sadness and anxiety. In ACT, this acceptance is congruent with the individual’s values and beliefs.

Does acceptance and commitment therapy work for depression?

Acceptance and commitment therapy is effective for depression because it allows the individual to view their discomfort and suffering differently. Depressive feelings about relationship heartaches, for example, are a part of life. A despondent person learns to let go of their struggles and instead view their painful thoughts and feelings with compassion. This will lead the individual toward positive change.

How long are people typically in acceptance and commitment therapy?

A typical acceptance and commitment therapy session is 50 minutes long with one session per week. Treatment for common problems such as anxiety, depression, or relationship difficulties can last between eight weeks to four months. However, more severe cases may require more than one session a week and/or a longer time frame for treatment.