LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Pointe-Claire, QC

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Kelly Ann Cartwright
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S
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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Zikman and Associates CBT - Psychology Clinic
Psychologist, MEd, MA, OPQ, QUEBEC, ONTARIO
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
SAME-WEEK Appointments available. With 15+ years of experience and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), we're dedicated to helping clients lead healthier lives. Within a non-judgmental setting, we'll work with you to alleviate distress caused by personal, social, or workplace issues. We're skilled in treating Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Procrastination, Relationship, and Self-Esteem issues, as well as Academic and Workplace Adjustments. We're also sensitive to the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. We have carefully selected our team of therapists for their knowledge, professionalism, and relatability.
SAME-WEEK Appointments available. With 15+ years of experience and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), we're dedicated to helping clients lead healthier lives. Within a non-judgmental setting, we'll work with you to alleviate distress caused by personal, social, or workplace issues. We're skilled in treating Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Procrastination, Relationship, and Self-Esteem issues, as well as Academic and Workplace Adjustments. We're also sensitive to the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community. We have carefully selected our team of therapists for their knowledge, professionalism, and relatability.
(438) 230-1040 View (438) 230-1040
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Monique Riedel
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OCCOQ, OPQ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S
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.
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 View (438) 796-3630
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Martine L'Ecuyer
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
A type of therapy beyond speech ... Whether it is to express emotions, regain power over your life or find tools for personal growth, which differentiates drama therapy from other forms of "psycho-therapy which are generally focused on speech "is that in dramatherapy, in addition to using words, we also use expressive tools that can pass through the whole body: projective techniques, bodily movements, breathing and mindfulness exercises, creation of rituals, creation of stories, improvisations, theory and method of roles, etc. The exploration process become therapeutic in itself.
A type of therapy beyond speech ... Whether it is to express emotions, regain power over your life or find tools for personal growth, which differentiates drama therapy from other forms of "psycho-therapy which are generally focused on speech "is that in dramatherapy, in addition to using words, we also use expressive tools that can pass through the whole body: projective techniques, bodily movements, breathing and mindfulness exercises, creation of rituals, creation of stories, improvisations, theory and method of roles, etc. The exploration process become therapeutic in itself.
(438) 299-8763 View (438) 299-8763
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Stephanie Curti - Accepting New Clients
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, TS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Do you struggle with feeling like you are constantly in survival mode? Do you feel like you somehow manage to get through your day to day but are constantly feeling exhausted, anxious, or depressed? Do you sometimes feel that you do not know who you are outside of your daily responsibilities? Do you feel like you are unable to cope or use unhealthy coping skills to get by? Do you wish that you can go from surviving to actually living? If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions, you are one of the many people whom, in today’s society, struggle to find healthy balance.
Do you struggle with feeling like you are constantly in survival mode? Do you feel like you somehow manage to get through your day to day but are constantly feeling exhausted, anxious, or depressed? Do you sometimes feel that you do not know who you are outside of your daily responsibilities? Do you feel like you are unable to cope or use unhealthy coping skills to get by? Do you wish that you can go from surviving to actually living? If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions, you are one of the many people whom, in today’s society, struggle to find healthy balance.
(438) 500-1763 View (438) 500-1763
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The Therapy Group (accepting new clients)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, CFT, Psy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S
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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Daniela Beer-Becker
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Are you disappointed with the turn your life has taken? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of worry, sadness, loneliness, or anger? Do you find it hard to enjoy what you have today, but feel stuck in the past, or keep worrying about the future? Do you struggle to communicate your feelings effectively to others? When we don't learn to successfully deal with our thoughts and emotions, when past wounds are left unattended, they intensify, and get expressed in unproductive, angry, or hurtful ways towards yourself and the people you love.
Are you disappointed with the turn your life has taken? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of worry, sadness, loneliness, or anger? Do you find it hard to enjoy what you have today, but feel stuck in the past, or keep worrying about the future? Do you struggle to communicate your feelings effectively to others? When we don't learn to successfully deal with our thoughts and emotions, when past wounds are left unattended, they intensify, and get expressed in unproductive, angry, or hurtful ways towards yourself and the people you love.
(514) 319-1744 View (514) 319-1744
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Ilana Lichtman
Counsellor, MEd, co
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R  (Online Only)
I work with individuals 16 years old and older experiencing various concerns such as anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, panic attacks, self-esteem, stress, and relational issues. I also help clients navigate through life transitions and personal challenges in order to develop healthy coping strategies.
I work with individuals 16 years old and older experiencing various concerns such as anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, panic attacks, self-esteem, stress, and relational issues. I also help clients navigate through life transitions and personal challenges in order to develop healthy coping strategies.
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Daniela Maltauro
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MBA, (Couns, Psych), co
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S
If you are on this site, chances are that life's challenges have made you feel like you have no way out. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed by situations at home or at work. Change begins with understanding and support. You have already begun your journey by searching this site and I encourage you take the next step. Together we can help you feel more hopeful and fulfilled. Please take a look at my website at www.danielamaltauro.com (or click on the Visit my Homepage link above) to learn more about me and my approach.
If you are on this site, chances are that life's challenges have made you feel like you have no way out. Perhaps you are feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed by situations at home or at work. Change begins with understanding and support. You have already begun your journey by searching this site and I encourage you take the next step. Together we can help you feel more hopeful and fulfilled. Please take a look at my website at www.danielamaltauro.com (or click on the Visit my Homepage link above) to learn more about me and my approach.
(514) 400-2298 View (514) 400-2298
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Dr. Effie Andreadakis, psychologist Inc.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
I completed my clinical training at Université de Montréal. I also received specialized training in sex and couples therapy at the Allan Memorial Clinic. Presently, I am a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. Throughout those years of training up until today, I have gained extensive experience in treating individuals and couples with sexual and relational difficulties, personality issues, as well as problems with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self-identity. I have studied cognitive behavioural, dialectical, humanistic, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy, all of which are described on my website.
I completed my clinical training at Université de Montréal. I also received specialized training in sex and couples therapy at the Allan Memorial Clinic. Presently, I am a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. Throughout those years of training up until today, I have gained extensive experience in treating individuals and couples with sexual and relational difficulties, personality issues, as well as problems with anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self-identity. I have studied cognitive behavioural, dialectical, humanistic, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy, all of which are described on my website.
(438) 796-3833 View (438) 796-3833
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Alain David Alterescu
Psychologist, MPs, OPQ
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
After 20 years of practice, I am driven now more than ever to help individuals and couples achieve meaningful and courageous changes in their lives. Whether what ails you stems from symptoms of OCD, sexual addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship or other life challenges, I will take the time to listen to you with empathy and curiosity but without judgement. Our sessions will seek to enpower you to clearly articulate and implement the tangible changes you wish to effect in your life. I am well versed in cognitive behavioural therapies, mindfulness and brief solution-focused and intercultural therapies.
After 20 years of practice, I am driven now more than ever to help individuals and couples achieve meaningful and courageous changes in their lives. Whether what ails you stems from symptoms of OCD, sexual addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship or other life challenges, I will take the time to listen to you with empathy and curiosity but without judgement. Our sessions will seek to enpower you to clearly articulate and implement the tangible changes you wish to effect in your life. I am well versed in cognitive behavioural therapies, mindfulness and brief solution-focused and intercultural therapies.
(514) 806-6014 View (514) 806-6014
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Stephanie Torchin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, PSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Anxiety can make us feel stuck, but there is hope. YOU REALLY CAN HAVE A LIFE OF PEACE, LOVE, JOY AND HAPPINESS: I can support you in your journey of making changes that will allow you to understand the reasons why you are having difficulty in moving forward. I will challenge your thought process in making the changes that will have a great impact on your life. I use a client-centered, strength-based approach where we explore these challenges and uncover your coping skills that support you in making the necessary changes. I am solution focussed and will provide you with tools and strategies to use when facing challenges .
Anxiety can make us feel stuck, but there is hope. YOU REALLY CAN HAVE A LIFE OF PEACE, LOVE, JOY AND HAPPINESS: I can support you in your journey of making changes that will allow you to understand the reasons why you are having difficulty in moving forward. I will challenge your thought process in making the changes that will have a great impact on your life. I use a client-centered, strength-based approach where we explore these challenges and uncover your coping skills that support you in making the necessary changes. I am solution focussed and will provide you with tools and strategies to use when facing challenges .
(438) 701-0920 View (438) 701-0920
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Robin Grumet
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes when we are distressed, we can lose sight of the things that are most important to us. When we are feeling unwell our energy often becomes focused on managing negative feelings and living a satisfying life can become difficult. Do you often feel anxious, sad, hopeless, or overwhelmed? Perhaps you are feeling stuck or just unsatisfied with your life right now. I can help you understand the processes that have contributed to and maintain your suffering, and support you in reconnecting with your values to live a more satisfying life.
Sometimes when we are distressed, we can lose sight of the things that are most important to us. When we are feeling unwell our energy often becomes focused on managing negative feelings and living a satisfying life can become difficult. Do you often feel anxious, sad, hopeless, or overwhelmed? Perhaps you are feeling stuck or just unsatisfied with your life right now. I can help you understand the processes that have contributed to and maintain your suffering, and support you in reconnecting with your values to live a more satisfying life.
(438) 299-8290 View (438) 299-8290
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Maria Gordon
Counsellor, PhD, co
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Are you feeling isolated, exhausted, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and alone in today’s high-tech world? Well you’re not alone! I founded TherapYOU to support you and your specific wellness goals. I am a bilingual licensed Therapist in an active modern private practice providing counselling support to individuals from diverse cultural populations including serving indigenous communities since 2012. Together, we will seek solutions to your life stressors.
Are you feeling isolated, exhausted, anxious, stressed, overwhelmed and alone in today’s high-tech world? Well you’re not alone! I founded TherapYOU to support you and your specific wellness goals. I am a bilingual licensed Therapist in an active modern private practice providing counselling support to individuals from diverse cultural populations including serving indigenous communities since 2012. Together, we will seek solutions to your life stressors.
(438) 601-4662 View (438) 601-4662
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Melissa Stern
Psychologist, MA, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Are you the parent of a struggling child, teenager or young adult, wondering what you could do to help them feel better? Does your child want to take care of their emotions but most of the time, their emotions take control of them? Are they struggling with an unhealthy relationship or high anxiety? Do they make a lot of impulsive decisions that they later regret? Or, are you a teen or young adult yourself? Do you feel like no one understands what you are going through? Do you want to feel truly heard? Have you tried different types of therapies and nothing seems to work?
Are you the parent of a struggling child, teenager or young adult, wondering what you could do to help them feel better? Does your child want to take care of their emotions but most of the time, their emotions take control of them? Are they struggling with an unhealthy relationship or high anxiety? Do they make a lot of impulsive decisions that they later regret? Or, are you a teen or young adult yourself? Do you feel like no one understands what you are going through? Do you want to feel truly heard? Have you tried different types of therapies and nothing seems to work?
(438) 700-9290 View (438) 700-9290
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Emily Blake
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Do you feel overwhelmed by painful thoughts and feelings? That if only you weren't so_______(sad, anxious, depressed, shy, angry) that your life would be better? Many people try to get rid of painful thoughts, feelings, and physical symptoms. In fact, they work really hard to feel better, and yet.... they don't feel better. It is not for lack of trying that people decide to seek professional help. Our minds are designed to ruminate about problems until these problems are "fixed". That's why your mind is working so hard right now.
Do you feel overwhelmed by painful thoughts and feelings? That if only you weren't so_______(sad, anxious, depressed, shy, angry) that your life would be better? Many people try to get rid of painful thoughts, feelings, and physical symptoms. In fact, they work really hard to feel better, and yet.... they don't feel better. It is not for lack of trying that people decide to seek professional help. Our minds are designed to ruminate about problems until these problems are "fixed". That's why your mind is working so hard right now.
(514) 319-1744 View (514) 319-1744
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Olivia Dumas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MSW(c)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
I believe that when we are supported and cared for, we can truly thrive. My goal as a clinical social worker is to help people engage in healing and repair, with themselves and others, regardless of their experience or background. I work primarily with adults and couples, with a particular interest in challenges related to 2SLGBTQ+ identity and experiences with incarceration, anger, grief, communication, depression, and interpersonal conflict. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you with warmth, connection and curiosity!
I believe that when we are supported and cared for, we can truly thrive. My goal as a clinical social worker is to help people engage in healing and repair, with themselves and others, regardless of their experience or background. I work primarily with adults and couples, with a particular interest in challenges related to 2SLGBTQ+ identity and experiences with incarceration, anger, grief, communication, depression, and interpersonal conflict. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you with warmth, connection and curiosity!
(514) 700-0375 View (514) 700-0375
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Antonio D'Opera
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, TS, PSW
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
As an educator and social worker for almost 10 years in the Health and Social Services Network and community sector, I have been working with children, adolescents and their families in an effort to create healthy relationships. In addition I also strive to help children, teens and parents through their personal and family issues, work to defuse family conflict. I aim to help each individual who walks through my door to help them develop their personal growth. I create a judgment free and empathetic space so that you feel respected and heard. I take pride in my in knowing that each person that I meet achieves their goals.
As an educator and social worker for almost 10 years in the Health and Social Services Network and community sector, I have been working with children, adolescents and their families in an effort to create healthy relationships. In addition I also strive to help children, teens and parents through their personal and family issues, work to defuse family conflict. I aim to help each individual who walks through my door to help them develop their personal growth. I create a judgment free and empathetic space so that you feel respected and heard. I take pride in my in knowing that each person that I meet achieves their goals.
(438) 798-5241 View (438) 798-5241
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Pasqualina Di Dio
Psychologist, Pasqualina Di Dio, PhD
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R  (Online Only)
The basis of any good psychotherapy relationship is the connection with someone you believe understands you. I strive to provide an empathic, nonjudgmental environment for that connection and trust to develop. I am an active therapist that works in a collaborative, flexible, and transparent way to help you make the changes you so desire and live your life more fully. I have been practicing for 20 years and my speciality is helping people face the challenges that come with a chronic health issue or life-threatening illness, as well as depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma and grief.
The basis of any good psychotherapy relationship is the connection with someone you believe understands you. I strive to provide an empathic, nonjudgmental environment for that connection and trust to develop. I am an active therapist that works in a collaborative, flexible, and transparent way to help you make the changes you so desire and live your life more fully. I have been practicing for 20 years and my speciality is helping people face the challenges that come with a chronic health issue or life-threatening illness, as well as depressive and anxiety disorders, trauma and grief.
(438) 803-5386 View (438) 803-5386
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Jeremy Paul
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
With growth and development, come new obstacles and challenges. I am here to help guide you along the way. I work primarily with families, couples, children and adolescents and specialize in supporting clients with a multitude of issues. People are resilient and capable of living fulfilled lives. Given an environment that is respectful and supportive even those who have felt stuck or hopeless can find their way.
With growth and development, come new obstacles and challenges. I am here to help guide you along the way. I work primarily with families, couples, children and adolescents and specialize in supporting clients with a multitude of issues. People are resilient and capable of living fulfilled lives. Given an environment that is respectful and supportive even those who have felt stuck or hopeless can find their way.
(514) 700-4001 View (514) 700-4001
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Mispa Nkuh Basa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
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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Jacqueline Miller
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Are you struggling with anxiety? Constant worrying that makes it difficult to make decisions? Or suffering from unpredictable panic attacks that have led you to avoid people, places or particular situations? I have been helping people for over 18 years manage more effectively their anxiety, with proven evidence based strategies. I have worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds to help them overcome anxiety, panic, phobias and PTSD. It can be difficult to address situations that you have been avoiding. Cognitive behavioral strategies can help you get back to your life.
Are you struggling with anxiety? Constant worrying that makes it difficult to make decisions? Or suffering from unpredictable panic attacks that have led you to avoid people, places or particular situations? I have been helping people for over 18 years manage more effectively their anxiety, with proven evidence based strategies. I have worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds to help them overcome anxiety, panic, phobias and PTSD. It can be difficult to address situations that you have been avoiding. Cognitive behavioral strategies can help you get back to your life.
(514) 700-5127 View (514) 700-5127
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Barbara Szelest-Van Dussen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Life has lost its focus and feels heavy with the many pressures that face you. It might be difficult to function at work or in your personal life. There are things that trouble you, including aspects of your past. You want to feel better, but might need some help. In therapy, you get to explore your situation, your emotions, and your hopes for the future in a way that helps you to grow in wisdom, authenticity, resilience, compassion and joy. Therapy is the YOU time; it's where you can be heard and seen in order to safely navigate this difficult journey with the help of a skilled therapist.
Life has lost its focus and feels heavy with the many pressures that face you. It might be difficult to function at work or in your personal life. There are things that trouble you, including aspects of your past. You want to feel better, but might need some help. In therapy, you get to explore your situation, your emotions, and your hopes for the future in a way that helps you to grow in wisdom, authenticity, resilience, compassion and joy. Therapy is the YOU time; it's where you can be heard and seen in order to safely navigate this difficult journey with the help of a skilled therapist.
(438) 500-9992 View (438) 500-9992
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Jenifer Chappell
Registered Psychotherapist, TS, MSW
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
I am a licensed psychotherapist who works with adults experiencing difficulties related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, emotions, relationships, and adjustments to challenging life transitions, such as student life, adulthood, parenthood, divorce, or loss of a loved one.
I am a licensed psychotherapist who works with adults experiencing difficulties related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, emotions, relationships, and adjustments to challenging life transitions, such as student life, adulthood, parenthood, divorce, or loss of a loved one.
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Elena Orincakova
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9S
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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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.