LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Verdun, QC

Photo of Natasha Williot - Natasha Williot - Dramathérapeute /Drama Therapist, CCC, Counsellor
Natasha Williot - Dramathérapeute /Drama Therapist
Counsellor, CCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H4H
Welcome neurospicy and queer Millenials and Gen Zers who are battling anxiety and/or depression. Drama therapy and counselling sessions can help you build confidence, self-esteem, and healthy communication in your relationships as well as understand yourself better. In individual, couple, or group sessions, we will use creativity and the arts in a holistic approach focused on reconnecting all the rejected parts of you, and to help you express your emotions when words just don't come.
Welcome neurospicy and queer Millenials and Gen Zers who are battling anxiety and/or depression. Drama therapy and counselling sessions can help you build confidence, self-esteem, and healthy communication in your relationships as well as understand yourself better. In individual, couple, or group sessions, we will use creativity and the arts in a holistic approach focused on reconnecting all the rejected parts of you, and to help you express your emotions when words just don't come.
(873) 730-3531 View (873) 730-3531
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Reida Real Reyes
Psychologist, PsyD, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H4H
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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Flow Gall - Dramathérapeute Drama Therapist
Counsellor, MA, CCC, DT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H4H
Mutism, neurodivergent, 2SLGBTQ+, indigenous friendly, and trans-affirmative.
Are you experiencing a sense of disconnection - from others or even from yourself? Are you struggling to experience joy and pleasure due to challenges that you have experienced or are currently experiencing? Do you have questions about yourself that need some exploration? Are you struggling to find the tools to express what you need to express? I would be happy to support you on your journey to feeling more connected to yourself, your body, your intuition, and the world around you.
Mutism, neurodivergent, 2SLGBTQ+, indigenous friendly, and trans-affirmative.
Are you experiencing a sense of disconnection - from others or even from yourself? Are you struggling to experience joy and pleasure due to challenges that you have experienced or are currently experiencing? Do you have questions about yourself that need some exploration? Are you struggling to find the tools to express what you need to express? I would be happy to support you on your journey to feeling more connected to yourself, your body, your intuition, and the world around you.
(438) 795-4794 View (438) 795-4794
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Rowan Tree Therapy
Psychologist, MEd, APE
Verified Verified
Verdun, QC H4H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have over 15 years experience in counselling, therapy and psychoeducation. I work with individuals. My space is LGBTQI+ allied and I am committed to creating a safe and healing space for you to be fully heard and supported to address important issues at a pace that feels right for you. I am a level Two Internal Family Systems therapist and I bring my somatic training to IFS to help you with get to the core of what is holding you back. I look forward to helping you express, connect and thrive!
I have over 15 years experience in counselling, therapy and psychoeducation. I work with individuals. My space is LGBTQI+ allied and I am committed to creating a safe and healing space for you to be fully heard and supported to address important issues at a pace that feels right for you. I am a level Two Internal Family Systems therapist and I bring my somatic training to IFS to help you with get to the core of what is holding you back. I look forward to helping you express, connect and thrive!
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Denisha Brennan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, TS
Verified Verified
Verdun, QC H4G  (Online Only)
Hi! Welcome to my page. Reaching out is often scary, but it's the first step towards having someone hear you, and making the progress that you hope to make. If you found me, you're probably looking for guidance or support in areas of your life that you feel are not going well. If you have the goal of improving these areas, whatever they may be, with someone who is caring and empathetic, you've come to the right place. If you're a teenager, young adult, or adult experiencing difficulty in your life, I hope to be able to help and support you.
Hi! Welcome to my page. Reaching out is often scary, but it's the first step towards having someone hear you, and making the progress that you hope to make. If you found me, you're probably looking for guidance or support in areas of your life that you feel are not going well. If you have the goal of improving these areas, whatever they may be, with someone who is caring and empathetic, you've come to the right place. If you're a teenager, young adult, or adult experiencing difficulty in your life, I hope to be able to help and support you.
(438) 230-2619 View (438) 230-2619
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Andrea Cook
Art Therapist, MA, ATPQ, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H4H
Intimage Creative Arts Therapy Clinic. Are your relationships impacted by emotional health, lifestyle or sexuality? Define, embody and communicate emotions with the support of an experienced Art Therapist. Learn skills that foster communication, trust and love. Vos relations sont-elles influencées par votre santé émotionnelle, votre mode de vie ou votre sexualité ? Définissez, incarnez et communiquez vos émotions avec le soutien d’une Art-thérapeute expérimentée. Apprenez des techniques qui favorisent la communication, la confiance et l'amour.
Intimage Creative Arts Therapy Clinic. Are your relationships impacted by emotional health, lifestyle or sexuality? Define, embody and communicate emotions with the support of an experienced Art Therapist. Learn skills that foster communication, trust and love. Vos relations sont-elles influencées par votre santé émotionnelle, votre mode de vie ou votre sexualité ? Définissez, incarnez et communiquez vos émotions avec le soutien d’une Art-thérapeute expérimentée. Apprenez des techniques qui favorisent la communication, la confiance et l'amour.
(438) 700-0894 View (438) 700-0894
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Sylvie Anne Williams
Registered Social Worker, LCSW, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H4G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sylvie Anne works from a deep value of honouring our relationships; with ourselves, our bodies, our loved ones and the world around us. She brings passion, training, and a breadths of life experience to her work. Sylvie Anne weaves her life experiences of theatre and the arts, travel by bicycle, community building, teaching yoga, farming, activism, youth work and her own healing journey into her all that she does. Sylvie Anne firmly believes in meeting you where they are without judgement and building a relationship of trust and compassion.
Sylvie Anne works from a deep value of honouring our relationships; with ourselves, our bodies, our loved ones and the world around us. She brings passion, training, and a breadths of life experience to her work. Sylvie Anne weaves her life experiences of theatre and the arts, travel by bicycle, community building, teaching yoga, farming, activism, youth work and her own healing journey into her all that she does. Sylvie Anne firmly believes in meeting you where they are without judgement and building a relationship of trust and compassion.
(438) 701-0917 View (438) 701-0917
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Caitlin Cuggy
Registered Psychotherapist, M Ed, co
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H4G
Not accepting new clients
Please note that I am not accepting new clients at this time. You can contact me to be placed on my waitlist. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years in various settings. The majority of my professional experience has taken place at a private psychology clinic and at a university counselling centre. My clientele experience a variety of challenges, including: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, difficulties with life transitions, struggles in interpersonal relationships, and issues associated with career and academics.
Please note that I am not accepting new clients at this time. You can contact me to be placed on my waitlist. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years in various settings. The majority of my professional experience has taken place at a private psychology clinic and at a university counselling centre. My clientele experience a variety of challenges, including: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, difficulties with life transitions, struggles in interpersonal relationships, and issues associated with career and academics.
(438) 701-2513 View (438) 701-2513
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Julia Houston
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BAH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H4H  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients - Are relationship troubles, anxiety, low-mood, stress, or burnout impacting your life? You do not have to cope with life’s challenges on your own. Whether you are grappling with anxiety, low self esteem, depression, anger, stress, relationship/family troubles, or trauma, I am here to offer you support and guidance as you embark on your journey of healing and empowerment. Together, we can work on exploring and developing the tools that you need to live a purposeful and meaningful life.
Accepting new clients - Are relationship troubles, anxiety, low-mood, stress, or burnout impacting your life? You do not have to cope with life’s challenges on your own. Whether you are grappling with anxiety, low self esteem, depression, anger, stress, relationship/family troubles, or trauma, I am here to offer you support and guidance as you embark on your journey of healing and empowerment. Together, we can work on exploring and developing the tools that you need to live a purposeful and meaningful life.
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Photo of Zofia Czajkowska, PhD, OPQ, Psychologist
Zofia Czajkowska
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H3E
Everybody goes through a rough patch in life sometimes. I'm here to help you get through yours and grow from the experience. Whether you've been feeling stressed and overwhelmed, down, irritable or anxious, I can help you feel better and find your path to a more satisfying life. I have experience treating depression and anxiety, improving self-esteem and confidence as well as defining one's identity and purpose. Additionally, I help couples navigate life transitions (e.g., becoming parents) and relationship difficulties (e.g., frequent arguments, sexual problems or sense of hopelessness).
Everybody goes through a rough patch in life sometimes. I'm here to help you get through yours and grow from the experience. Whether you've been feeling stressed and overwhelmed, down, irritable or anxious, I can help you feel better and find your path to a more satisfying life. I have experience treating depression and anxiety, improving self-esteem and confidence as well as defining one's identity and purpose. Additionally, I help couples navigate life transitions (e.g., becoming parents) and relationship difficulties (e.g., frequent arguments, sexual problems or sense of hopelessness).
(438) 795-5769 View (438) 795-5769
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The Wellness Collective Centre
Registered Psychotherapist, OPQ, OCCOQ, OTSTCFQ, CRPO, NIHB
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H3E
At The Wellness Collective Centre, your wellbeing is our collective mission. With an approach that's centered around honesty, support, and compassion, we work actively toward your goals. Our therapists are firm believers that you're the master of your own journey and you know yourself best. Whether we're working on shifting perspectives, processing traumas, or providing insight into complex dynamics, we believe in the power of perspective and overcoming obstacles together.
At The Wellness Collective Centre, your wellbeing is our collective mission. With an approach that's centered around honesty, support, and compassion, we work actively toward your goals. Our therapists are firm believers that you're the master of your own journey and you know yourself best. Whether we're working on shifting perspectives, processing traumas, or providing insight into complex dynamics, we believe in the power of perspective and overcoming obstacles together.
(438) 812-2783 View (438) 812-2783
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May-Lee Paris Michaud
BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H4G
Hello, I founded Causerie Sexo to allow people to approach sexuality in all its dimensions, without taboos or judgment. I agree that talking about sexuality and its problems can be embarrassing, even more so with a stranger! That's why I think it's important that you feel comfortable with me in the process. I will go at your pace and listen to your needs.
Hello, I founded Causerie Sexo to allow people to approach sexuality in all its dimensions, without taboos or judgment. I agree that talking about sexuality and its problems can be embarrassing, even more so with a stranger! That's why I think it's important that you feel comfortable with me in the process. I will go at your pace and listen to your needs.
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Philip Lemieux
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Verdun, QC H4G
Waitlist for new clients
All of us have, at times, struggled to live our lives in a way that feels fulfilling. We can become stuck in a cycle of negative thinking, dreary feelings, and ineffectual behaviours. In the midst of the many challenges in life, having someone share part of the journey with you and help provide clarity can be enormously helpful. I am a psychologist with over twenty years of experience counselling individuals, leading groups, and supervising therapists-in-training. I have successfully treated a variety of needs and find meaning in working with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
All of us have, at times, struggled to live our lives in a way that feels fulfilling. We can become stuck in a cycle of negative thinking, dreary feelings, and ineffectual behaviours. In the midst of the many challenges in life, having someone share part of the journey with you and help provide clarity can be enormously helpful. I am a psychologist with over twenty years of experience counselling individuals, leading groups, and supervising therapists-in-training. I have successfully treated a variety of needs and find meaning in working with grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
(438) 500-5375 View (438) 500-5375
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Alexandra Maduro
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MA, co
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H4G  (Online Only)
I work with adults of all ages navigating challenging experiences, including life transitions and life-altering events, academic or work-related stress and burnout, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and enduring effects of acute, chronic, and complex trauma. The therapeutic interventions I use are evidence-based, predominantly drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I work with adults of all ages navigating challenging experiences, including life transitions and life-altering events, academic or work-related stress and burnout, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and enduring effects of acute, chronic, and complex trauma. The therapeutic interventions I use are evidence-based, predominantly drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
(438) 796-4549 View (438) 796-4549
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Dr. Zhen (Jen) Xu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Verdun, QC H3E  (Online Only)
Are you or your child/teen feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or burned out? Would you like to change unhealthy habits, improve your relationships, self-esteem, and communication skills? Are you having difficulty adapting to a new environment/life transition? Today's fast-paced society can be difficult to survive and thrive in, especially if you are juggling multiple roles or experiencing life transitions, such as changing careers or starting life in a new city/country. It can be scary to reach out to a therapist because you want to make sure that you find someone who can speak your language and really connect with you.
Are you or your child/teen feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or burned out? Would you like to change unhealthy habits, improve your relationships, self-esteem, and communication skills? Are you having difficulty adapting to a new environment/life transition? Today's fast-paced society can be difficult to survive and thrive in, especially if you are juggling multiple roles or experiencing life transitions, such as changing careers or starting life in a new city/country. It can be scary to reach out to a therapist because you want to make sure that you find someone who can speak your language and really connect with you.
(438) 796-4366 View (438) 796-4366
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Chloé St Onge-Shank
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, co
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H4G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Have you been finding it difficult to manage your emotions effectively and take steps toward meaningful change? I've worked with individuals of all age groups struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression. I welcome clients facing challenges related to self-esteem, attachment or family issues, emotion regulation, addictive or impulsive behaviours, communication, parenting, pre/postpartum issues, as well as career burnout and transitions.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Have you been finding it difficult to manage your emotions effectively and take steps toward meaningful change? I've worked with individuals of all age groups struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression. I welcome clients facing challenges related to self-esteem, attachment or family issues, emotion regulation, addictive or impulsive behaviours, communication, parenting, pre/postpartum issues, as well as career burnout and transitions.
(438) 834-8894 View (438) 834-8894
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Harmony Clinic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Verdun, QC H3E
It's normal to feel overwhelmed sometimes but that doesn't mean you can't change how you feel. Learn how to navigate life's challenges with us. We provide non-judgemental, friendly space and hands-on solutions so that you have the strength and tools to solve the problems you can solve, accept those you can't and cultivate the wisdom to know the difference between the two. Whether you're anxious about your circumstances, feel stuck in your life or your relationship, or are struggling with debilitating symptoms, we are here to help.
It's normal to feel overwhelmed sometimes but that doesn't mean you can't change how you feel. Learn how to navigate life's challenges with us. We provide non-judgemental, friendly space and hands-on solutions so that you have the strength and tools to solve the problems you can solve, accept those you can't and cultivate the wisdom to know the difference between the two. Whether you're anxious about your circumstances, feel stuck in your life or your relationship, or are struggling with debilitating symptoms, we are here to help.
(438) 701-2172 View (438) 701-2172

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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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Sherel Griffiths Therapy & Mediation Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, LCSW, CFT, AFM, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montréal, QC H4A  (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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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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David Pike
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
LGBTQ+ friendly.
Do you find yourself feeling excessively worried, sad, stressed, or are relationship issues weighing on you? If you are looking for a confidential, and judgement free space to discuss your experience, and to obtain tools that may help, you have come to the right place. I have over a decade of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families. It will be my pleasure to talk with you on the phone, and address any questions that you may have before we even schedule a session.
LGBTQ+ friendly.
Do you find yourself feeling excessively worried, sad, stressed, or are relationship issues weighing on you? If you are looking for a confidential, and judgement free space to discuss your experience, and to obtain tools that may help, you have come to the right place. I have over a decade of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families. It will be my pleasure to talk with you on the phone, and address any questions that you may have before we even schedule a session.
(514) 612-7118 View (514) 612-7118
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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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Amanda L. Hankins
Registered Social Worker, MSW, TS
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3C
I am LGBTQ+, sex, kink, non-monogamy and polyamorous friendly.
I am a registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker in QC. I subscribe to the idea that suffering is a natural part of the human experience; we suffer and experience discomfort so we can cope and grow. It is possible however that we can exceed our threshold of suffering and our normal coping mechanisms are no longer sufficient. This is when our discomfort begins to feel like pain, anxiety, and depressive thoughts and is no longer beneficial to our growth. I like to think of my role as the collaborator and support system for times like these.
I am LGBTQ+, sex, kink, non-monogamy and polyamorous friendly.
I am a registered Psychotherapist and Social Worker in QC. I subscribe to the idea that suffering is a natural part of the human experience; we suffer and experience discomfort so we can cope and grow. It is possible however that we can exceed our threshold of suffering and our normal coping mechanisms are no longer sufficient. This is when our discomfort begins to feel like pain, anxiety, and depressive thoughts and is no longer beneficial to our growth. I like to think of my role as the collaborator and support system for times like these.
(438) 700-9148 View (438) 700-9148
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Michael Benibgui
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z  (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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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.