Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Montréal, QC

Photo of Bassam Khoury, Psychologist in Montréal, QC
Bassam Khoury
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, Postdoc, Harvard, Prof
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H3X
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.
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) 500-1186 View (438) 500-1186
Photo of Shyam Anandampillai, Registered Psychotherapist in Montréal, QC
Shyam Anandampillai
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc(A), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2X  (Online Only)
My approach is integrative and based in Attachment, Trauma-informed, Self-compassion, Emotionally focused, Systemic, CBT/Mindfulness therapies.
I believe that psychotherapy in essence is a collaborative process that aims to increase psychological well-being and reduce emotional pain, loneliness and languishing which are ever present in today's world. At the heart of this process, is the positive healing relationship that develops between an individual, a couple or a family, and the therapist. I offer clients a non-judgemental, empathic and queer affirmative space where they learn to identify and tolerate their emotions, articulate appropriately their needs to significant people in their life and work on breaking away from toxic negative cycles.
My approach is integrative and based in Attachment, Trauma-informed, Self-compassion, Emotionally focused, Systemic, CBT/Mindfulness therapies.
I believe that psychotherapy in essence is a collaborative process that aims to increase psychological well-being and reduce emotional pain, loneliness and languishing which are ever present in today's world. At the heart of this process, is the positive healing relationship that develops between an individual, a couple or a family, and the therapist. I offer clients a non-judgemental, empathic and queer affirmative space where they learn to identify and tolerate their emotions, articulate appropriately their needs to significant people in their life and work on breaking away from toxic negative cycles.
(438) 255-0905 View (438) 255-0905
Photo of Raphael.e Gagné, Registered Social Worker in Montréal, QC
Raphael.e Gagné
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3Z
I am queer, neurodivergent and an anglophone with 13 years of clinical experience. I combine narrative, cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness and somatic therapy to help people find meaning in their experiences well also processing their thoughts, emotions, sensations and memories. My patients discover their inherent strengths to prosper in their relationships and environments. Over the past thirteen years I have worked alongside clients with issues such as depression, stress management, cptsd, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, relational issues, gender dysphoria, eating disorders, addictions and BPD, CPTSD, PTSD.
I am queer, neurodivergent and an anglophone with 13 years of clinical experience. I combine narrative, cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness and somatic therapy to help people find meaning in their experiences well also processing their thoughts, emotions, sensations and memories. My patients discover their inherent strengths to prosper in their relationships and environments. Over the past thirteen years I have worked alongside clients with issues such as depression, stress management, cptsd, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, relational issues, gender dysphoria, eating disorders, addictions and BPD, CPTSD, PTSD.
(438) 794-9457 View (438) 794-9457
Photo of Julia Konow in Montréal, QC
Julia Konow
MSc Psy
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3Z  (Online Only)
I’ve trained in both Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (University of Massachusetts Medical School) and psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Argyle Institute in Montreal.
I have a limited number of places available for short-term therapy beginning at the end of April until the end of August. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss whether this would be the right fit for you. I work collaboratively with individuals (18y+) to provide support for various concerns including low mood, anxiety, stress and burnout, self-compassion, trauma, and relationship issues. With an integrative approach, I combine insights from psychology, neurobiology and mindfulness approaches to empower clients who are working through difficulty and seeking greater balance in their well-being.
I’ve trained in both Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (University of Massachusetts Medical School) and psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Argyle Institute in Montreal.
I have a limited number of places available for short-term therapy beginning at the end of April until the end of August. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss whether this would be the right fit for you. I work collaboratively with individuals (18y+) to provide support for various concerns including low mood, anxiety, stress and burnout, self-compassion, trauma, and relationship issues. With an integrative approach, I combine insights from psychology, neurobiology and mindfulness approaches to empower clients who are working through difficulty and seeking greater balance in their well-being.
View
Photo of Nancy Logue, Psychologist in Montréal, QC
Nancy Logue
Psychologist, PhD, MSS
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2V
My dedication to being as effective as possible inspires my ongoing training in psychotherapy, mindfulness, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and mind/body health, bringing a comprehensive perspective to unique people.
Welcome! I am a psychologist devoted to helping people improve their lives by taking better care of themselves and their relationships.
My dedication to being as effective as possible inspires my ongoing training in psychotherapy, mindfulness, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and mind/body health, bringing a comprehensive perspective to unique people.
Welcome! I am a psychologist devoted to helping people improve their lives by taking better care of themselves and their relationships.
(438) 701-2202 View (438) 701-2202
Photo of Mélanie Lemay, Art Therapist in Montréal, QC
Mélanie Lemay
Art Therapist, MA, ATPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2S
Mélanie Lemay holds a master’s degree in art therapy from the Université du Québec en Abitibi- Témiscamingue, where her research focused on the intersection between trauma, resilience and the power of transformation through artistic expression. She is a certified art therapist with the Association des art-thérapeutes du Québec (AATQ), and actively participates in the advancement of the profession through her involvement on the Board of Directors. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including mindfulness-based art therapy, trauma-informed practices and expressive arts-guided interventions.
Mélanie Lemay holds a master’s degree in art therapy from the Université du Québec en Abitibi- Témiscamingue, where her research focused on the intersection between trauma, resilience and the power of transformation through artistic expression. She is a certified art therapist with the Association des art-thérapeutes du Québec (AATQ), and actively participates in the advancement of the profession through her involvement on the Board of Directors. Her expertise encompasses a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including mindfulness-based art therapy, trauma-informed practices and expressive arts-guided interventions.
(438) 298-5807 View (438) 298-5807
Photo of Olga Savina in Montréal, QC
Olga Savina
PhD, MSc, BA
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A
My work is guided by such therapeutic modalities as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Mindfulness) and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Relief from anxiety is very much within your grasp! Anxiety is a terrible and hopeless feeling. You overthink everything and find yourself lost in a never ending cycle of negative thoughts and scenarios. You feel drained, helpless, devoid of happiness, and wondering if “better” is ever possible? The answer is yes!
My work is guided by such therapeutic modalities as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Mindfulness) and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Relief from anxiety is very much within your grasp! Anxiety is a terrible and hopeless feeling. You overthink everything and find yourself lost in a never ending cycle of negative thoughts and scenarios. You feel drained, helpless, devoid of happiness, and wondering if “better” is ever possible? The answer is yes!
(438) 230-6216 View (438) 230-6216
Photo of Lily Jiménez Dabdoub Neurolotus Art Therapy , Art Therapist in Montréal, QC
Lily Jiménez Dabdoub Neurolotus Art Therapy
Art Therapist, CCC, ATPQ, ND, MACAT, BScPsy, BSPsy
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2X
Waitlist for new clients
As an art therapist, I use humanistic, mindfulness and systemic approaches.
Maya Angelou once said, “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”. I am here to support you in expressing your untold stories. I will witness and listen to your untold stories and help you express and process them through the tools that expressive arts therapies provide, particularly art. Art therapy is a less challenging medium to explore your emotional needs. Through our art therapy sessions I will help you catch those overwhelming emotions and entangled thoughts. Together we will be able to find the best strategies for you to make the changes you need to feel better and heal.
As an art therapist, I use humanistic, mindfulness and systemic approaches.
Maya Angelou once said, “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”. I am here to support you in expressing your untold stories. I will witness and listen to your untold stories and help you express and process them through the tools that expressive arts therapies provide, particularly art. Art therapy is a less challenging medium to explore your emotional needs. Through our art therapy sessions I will help you catch those overwhelming emotions and entangled thoughts. Together we will be able to find the best strategies for you to make the changes you need to feel better and heal.
(438) 817-0371 View (438) 817-0371
Photo of Cynthia Saini, Registered Psychotherapist in Montréal, QC
Cynthia Saini
Registered Psychotherapist, BSW, OPQ, TS
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
I also have clinical experience in a variety of cognitive evidence-based techniques, including trauma-informed Mindfulness (MBCT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I believe that warmth, positive regard, and acceptance are important to find the insights and tools for an important change in our lives. It is important for me to build a therapeutic relationship with genuineness and work together to enhance self-awareness and self-compassion. I prioritize allowing each person the agency to adapt techniques to their individual experiences or needs. I have a strong interest in individuals and the impact of society, culture on the development of personality. My passion for mental health, advocacy, and counselling has guided my practice and work through trauma to find strength and resilience.
I also have clinical experience in a variety of cognitive evidence-based techniques, including trauma-informed Mindfulness (MBCT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I believe that warmth, positive regard, and acceptance are important to find the insights and tools for an important change in our lives. It is important for me to build a therapeutic relationship with genuineness and work together to enhance self-awareness and self-compassion. I prioritize allowing each person the agency to adapt techniques to their individual experiences or needs. I have a strong interest in individuals and the impact of society, culture on the development of personality. My passion for mental health, advocacy, and counselling has guided my practice and work through trauma to find strength and resilience.
View
Photo of Patrick De Bortoli Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist in Montréal, QC
Patrick De Bortoli Psychotherapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, CFT
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
Trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, a couples therapy approach proven to durably heal wounded relationships, in EMDR, a revolutionary approach to trauma and in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, I bring a radically different perspective to suffering, effective in alleviating anxious and depressive symptoms based on most recent avances in neuroscience.
If today seems like an interminable day, and sets the stage for a profound apprehension for tomorrow, whether individually, within your couple or your family; it is maybe time to consult. Whomever you choose, be sure to be comfortable and feel safe. If you are interested in someone who has a compassionate ear and a reassuring expertise, perhaps we could work collaboratively at finding ways to foster harmony, confidence and peace for you and your close ones. Trained as Couple and Family Therapist at Syracuse University, I work as much with couples, families as individuals.
Trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, a couples therapy approach proven to durably heal wounded relationships, in EMDR, a revolutionary approach to trauma and in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, I bring a radically different perspective to suffering, effective in alleviating anxious and depressive symptoms based on most recent avances in neuroscience.
If today seems like an interminable day, and sets the stage for a profound apprehension for tomorrow, whether individually, within your couple or your family; it is maybe time to consult. Whomever you choose, be sure to be comfortable and feel safe. If you are interested in someone who has a compassionate ear and a reassuring expertise, perhaps we could work collaboratively at finding ways to foster harmony, confidence and peace for you and your close ones. Trained as Couple and Family Therapist at Syracuse University, I work as much with couples, families as individuals.
(438) 834-3002 View (438) 834-3002
Photo of Jean-Philippe Gagné, Psychologist in Montréal, QC
Jean-Philippe Gagné
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, CPO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4C  (Online Only)
I primarily rely on CBT in treatment and tailor my interventions to my clients’ needs by incorporating elements from cognitive processing therapy (CPT), dialectical-behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
I obtained my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a Psychologist in the Centre for CBT Research, Training, and Intervention of the McGill University Health Centre. I help adults who are struggling with anxiety disorders (e.g., panic attacks, social anxiety, worry, phobias, health anxiety), obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, perfectionism, insomnia, hoarding, repetitive behaviours (e.g., tics, hair-pulling, skin-picking), stress, and relationship/self-esteem issues.
I primarily rely on CBT in treatment and tailor my interventions to my clients’ needs by incorporating elements from cognitive processing therapy (CPT), dialectical-behaviour therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
I obtained my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and a Psychologist in the Centre for CBT Research, Training, and Intervention of the McGill University Health Centre. I help adults who are struggling with anxiety disorders (e.g., panic attacks, social anxiety, worry, phobias, health anxiety), obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, perfectionism, insomnia, hoarding, repetitive behaviours (e.g., tics, hair-pulling, skin-picking), stress, and relationship/self-esteem issues.
(438) 701-0993 x118 View (438) 701-0993 x118
Photo of Dr. Arianna Yakirov, Psychologist in Montréal, QC
Dr. Arianna Yakirov
Psychologist, PhD, MA, MLA, BA, RYT 200
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
I blend different forms of therapy, Mindfulness and Gottman Relationship techniques to help you move from feeling distressed to feeling grounded and deeply content.
There are so many unknowns right now. It's natural to be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, exhausted, and unfocused. Dealing with all the current stressors means personal relationships are also strained. My clients seek out my expertise for help with pain from past experiences, feeling stuck, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. Low self-esteem and self-sabotage are two of my specialties. Working together you will gain clarity and learn reliable tools to create a grounded, empowered, deeply contented life.
I blend different forms of therapy, Mindfulness and Gottman Relationship techniques to help you move from feeling distressed to feeling grounded and deeply content.
There are so many unknowns right now. It's natural to be feeling anxious, overwhelmed, exhausted, and unfocused. Dealing with all the current stressors means personal relationships are also strained. My clients seek out my expertise for help with pain from past experiences, feeling stuck, anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. Low self-esteem and self-sabotage are two of my specialties. Working together you will gain clarity and learn reliable tools to create a grounded, empowered, deeply contented life.
(438) 300-9115 View (438) 300-9115
Tricia Amundson
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, PgDip
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H2T  (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 and in Solution Focused therapy. I am currently training in 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 and in Solution Focused therapy. I am currently training in EMDR.
(438) 806-2672 View (438) 806-2672
Photo of Yasmina Lallemand, Psychologist in Montréal, QC
Yasmina Lallemand
Psychologist, MPs
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A
I am a fully bilingual clinical psychologist/psychotherapist with 28 years of rich and varied clinical experience within medical settings and mental health services in the UK and France. I provide a wide range of psychological interventions always tailored to a patient's needs. I help patients get their life back on track as I care deeply about their psychological and physical wellbeing. Having a highly sensitive temperament myself, I offer help to those who have identified themselves as highly sensitive and as a result, face issues that are difficult to deal with. My approach, while primarily psychodynamic, includes EMDR, cognitive strategies, schema therapy, mindfulness.
I am a fully bilingual clinical psychologist/psychotherapist with 28 years of rich and varied clinical experience within medical settings and mental health services in the UK and France. I provide a wide range of psychological interventions always tailored to a patient's needs. I help patients get their life back on track as I care deeply about their psychological and physical wellbeing. Having a highly sensitive temperament myself, I offer help to those who have identified themselves as highly sensitive and as a result, face issues that are difficult to deal with. My approach, while primarily psychodynamic, includes EMDR, cognitive strategies, schema therapy, mindfulness.
(514) 900-3057 View (514) 900-3057
Photo of Alyssa Herzig in Montréal, QC
Alyssa Herzig
MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2H  (Online Only)
My approach is strongly grounded in mindfulness, somatics and acceptance.
As an emotional coach, one of my major missions is to show clients, through embodied experience, how to process emotions and relate to inner experience in ways that better identify and meet their emotional needs individually and with others. The outcome of this is relief, peace, grounding, and inner trust. My approach is practical, directive, and structured, with offered tools, strategies, and instructions. I support LGBTQA+, ENM, sex positivity, and spiritual, religious, as well as secular frameworks.
My approach is strongly grounded in mindfulness, somatics and acceptance.
As an emotional coach, one of my major missions is to show clients, through embodied experience, how to process emotions and relate to inner experience in ways that better identify and meet their emotional needs individually and with others. The outcome of this is relief, peace, grounding, and inner trust. My approach is practical, directive, and structured, with offered tools, strategies, and instructions. I support LGBTQA+, ENM, sex positivity, and spiritual, religious, as well as secular frameworks.
View
Photo of Jennifer Schaeff Counselling Services, Counsellor in Montréal, QC
Jennifer Schaeff Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3X
My study of meditation, mindfulness based practices and Buddhist philosophy brings a gentle and practical dimension to my work with clients.
You are seeking support and assistance as you work through your issues. You understand that having someone who understands much of the inner workings of your head and heart and who can offer an objective perspective can be a valuable and comforting ally in your growth and recovery.
My study of meditation, mindfulness based practices and Buddhist philosophy brings a gentle and practical dimension to my work with clients.
You are seeking support and assistance as you work through your issues. You understand that having someone who understands much of the inner workings of your head and heart and who can offer an objective perspective can be a valuable and comforting ally in your growth and recovery.
(855) 572-9516 View (855) 572-9516
Photo of Arielle Gottesman, Registered Social Worker in Montréal, QC
Arielle Gottesman
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, TS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
Arielle uses evidence based therapeutic techniques such as active listening, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and solution-focused therapy to help her clients achieve their goals.
Arielle Gottesman, BSW, MSW, T.S. graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University and went on to complete her Masters of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Arielle has provided both short term and long-term supportive counselling to individuals in community, hospital, and clinic settings. After over ten years as a professional social worker, Arielle is motivated and humbled to work alongside her clients. Arielle creates a safe space where you feel comfortable sharing any challenge that you are facing. Her warm, empathetic and human approach ensures a judgment free zone.
Arielle uses evidence based therapeutic techniques such as active listening, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and solution-focused therapy to help her clients achieve their goals.
Arielle Gottesman, BSW, MSW, T.S. graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University and went on to complete her Masters of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Arielle has provided both short term and long-term supportive counselling to individuals in community, hospital, and clinic settings. After over ten years as a professional social worker, Arielle is motivated and humbled to work alongside her clients. Arielle creates a safe space where you feel comfortable sharing any challenge that you are facing. Her warm, empathetic and human approach ensures a judgment free zone.
(438) 701-6174 View (438) 701-6174
Photo of Richard D Rapoport, Counsellor in Montréal, QC
Richard D Rapoport
Counsellor, MSW, PSW
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3X  (Online Only)
); interpersonal conflict ("L'enfer, c'est les autres" or "Hell is other people" - Sartre, 1944); emotional "de-triggering", performance + resilience enhancement, and Mindfulness.
The heart of great therapy starts with creating a sense of safety and comfort - and being offered the opportunity to express, understand and gain mastery over one's thoughts, feelings and behavior. There is genuine respect for the person's or couple's inherent strengths and capacities to engage in a process of change and growth. A mutual, clear understanding of the difficulties and challenges as well as the motivations, goals and expectations of the client guides the development and achievement of realistic, coherent and obtainable treatment goals - as well as greater functionality, well-being, performance and emotional stamina.
); interpersonal conflict ("L'enfer, c'est les autres" or "Hell is other people" - Sartre, 1944); emotional "de-triggering", performance + resilience enhancement, and Mindfulness.
The heart of great therapy starts with creating a sense of safety and comfort - and being offered the opportunity to express, understand and gain mastery over one's thoughts, feelings and behavior. There is genuine respect for the person's or couple's inherent strengths and capacities to engage in a process of change and growth. A mutual, clear understanding of the difficulties and challenges as well as the motivations, goals and expectations of the client guides the development and achievement of realistic, coherent and obtainable treatment goals - as well as greater functionality, well-being, performance and emotional stamina.
(438) 300-9766 View (438) 300-9766
Photo of Lorne S. Cousins, Psychologist in Montréal, QC
Lorne S. Cousins
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3W
I treat individuals using an eclectic approach that includes cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness, schema and solution focused therapies.
My clinical work spans 30+ years as a private practitioner in the Greater Montreal Region. For 29 years I served as a Psychologist and Department Head at Summit School for the Developmentally Disabled. Additionally, I have worked as a research consultant and lead therapist at The Montreal Children's Hospital Department of Psychiatry (MCH). My work on the team at MCH predominantly focused on identifying effective multimodal treatments for children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Presently, I work adults of all ages in my private practice at the Applied Learning Center in Montreal.
I treat individuals using an eclectic approach that includes cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness, schema and solution focused therapies.
My clinical work spans 30+ years as a private practitioner in the Greater Montreal Region. For 29 years I served as a Psychologist and Department Head at Summit School for the Developmentally Disabled. Additionally, I have worked as a research consultant and lead therapist at The Montreal Children's Hospital Department of Psychiatry (MCH). My work on the team at MCH predominantly focused on identifying effective multimodal treatments for children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Presently, I work adults of all ages in my private practice at the Applied Learning Center in Montreal.
(855) 507-3226 x2 View (855) 507-3226 x2
Photo of Robin Moszkowski, Psychologist in Montréal, QC
Robin Moszkowski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A  (Online Only)
Taking a brain-based developmental approach, I help clients foster resilience and wellbeing, and cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion.
Becoming a parent, and being flexible and resilient in how you parent your developing child, is one of life's greatest challenges. We are often unprepared, overwhelmed, and not well supported. Working with families with children of all ages, I specialize in helping strengthen the parent-child relationship. I provide tools to foster resilience and wellbeing, whether it be during periods of transition (e.g., prenatal/postpartum periods, transition to school, separation/divorce), or during regular day-to-day parenting. By helping you work through your struggles that arise with your children, you can raise happy, confident children.
Taking a brain-based developmental approach, I help clients foster resilience and wellbeing, and cultivate mindfulness and self-compassion.
Becoming a parent, and being flexible and resilient in how you parent your developing child, is one of life's greatest challenges. We are often unprepared, overwhelmed, and not well supported. Working with families with children of all ages, I specialize in helping strengthen the parent-child relationship. I provide tools to foster resilience and wellbeing, whether it be during periods of transition (e.g., prenatal/postpartum periods, transition to school, separation/divorce), or during regular day-to-day parenting. By helping you work through your struggles that arise with your children, you can raise happy, confident children.
(514) 613-4751 View (514) 613-4751

See more therapy options for Montréal


Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.