I am a registered psychotherapist. I specialize in working with adolescents, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, relationship issues, low self-esteem, parenting problems, school or peer problems, and transitional or career issues. I strive to create a warm, supportive and nonjudgmental environment where we can work together to make healthy changes. I am experienced in providing brief and long-term therapy, and provide help that addresses immediate concerns, as well as provides enduring change.
At ExceptionalStudents we specialize in ADHD, Specific Learning Disorders, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Executive Function Deficit, 2e, and other exceptionalities. We provide life coaching, consulting and training services for children, teens, parents, teachers and other professionals. If you are a teacher who is struggling with meeting the student's needs, if you are a parent who is worried about the child's behaviour or academic performance, if you or anyone in your family is twice exceptional, or struggles with ADHD, Learning Disorders or executive function deficit, contact us.
Seeking support can be challenging. It can feel risky to explore truths, reflect on hard feelings, and create change. Together, we will build a collaborative therapeutic relationship to gain insight into your life, and allow difficult experiences and patterns to emerge. During sessions, we may experiment with new ways of thinking, feeling, and relating that will ultimately deepen your understanding of yourself, identify barriers to change, and increase insight about these issues.
We, as human beings, all face difficult times during our lives. These phases can leave us feeling out of control and isolated. The simple act of choosing change in your life can help you to feel empowered and on a path to a greater sense of well-being. As an integrative therapist (using cognitive behavioral, supportive, interpersonal and existential techniques), I will first help you to define your goals and then support you as you work towards achieving them. Using those techniques that best suit your particular needs and styles, we will effectively create a New Therapy tailored specifically for you.
I am a licensed psychologist working for over 25 years with adults in individual therapy. I have helped clients address difficulties that have prevented them from living happy and healthy lives. My specialty areas include anxiety, depression, effective communication and relationship difficulties, stress management, self-esteem and grief, among others. Through a safe and trusting relationship I will support you in managing challenging situations in your life and help you to develop effective coping strategies.
People often seek therapy when they would like to work on issues such as stress management, personal loss or life cycle changes. In individual therapy, I support clients by providing specific strategies for changing unwanted behaviours or thoughts. A couple in distress may feel there is no way out of their troubled relationship. By observing the interactions between the partners I help couples change dysfunctional behaviours, strengthen friendship, increase intimacy, resolve problematic patterns of communication, improve emotional attachment, build resilience and enjoyment that each partner derives from the relationship.
Are you finding it difficult to cope with your feelings of anxiety or sadness? Is your self-esteem or body image getting in the way of your happiness? Or, do you sometimes find yourself stuck in unhealthy patterns of behaviours or repetitive relationships? Therapy is an opportunity to work through these problems and support your mental health in all aspects of your life.
No matter what problem you are facing, you do not have to do it alone. Life is wrought with ups and downs and my ultimate goal as a therapist is to help clients work through problems. I strive to help people find the tools they need to achieve the best possible outcomes allowing them to live their best lives. I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to put into words the exact nature of what is troubling you but I am confident that with dedication we will find a solution.
I provide support and guidance to girls and women to fully and authentically come into themselves. I understand the complexities of the daily experince of being female in our society and how difficult it is for women to be strong, caring and assertive in our society. I take a women-centered approach to mental health and do not label behaviors and emotions as disordered but to understand these as responses in the context of your life. I strive to help my clients understand that we have to face our discomfort first before we can let it go. This takes great courage and vulnerability on your part.
Wishing to change is the beginning of a journey towards a different life. Seeking help along the road is a strength and a way to engage more fully in the journey. As a systemic and drama therapist I have worked with narrative and re-storying past and believe strongly in the practise of connecting both mind and body in the process of change. It is this work that I offer to my clients. I provide psychotherapy to children, teens and adults that is goal-oriented and action-method based designed to help clients achieve a healthy relationship with themselves and others
Counselling is one of the most powerful instruments of change whether its depression, grief, anxiety, relational issues or seeking help due to feeling overwhelmed, unhappy and dissatisfied with life. Our distress and overwhelming emotions are often a wakeup call to alter how we function and adjust the choices we make in life. Within a safe and supportive therapeutic space, speaking aloud and verbalizing emotions, thoughts and behaviours will allow you to view them from a new perspective. We will find new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving while collaboratively creating new tools to work through life’s particular challenges.
The philosophy and unique approach at Montreal Women's Psychology is to empower women to achieve their potential and lead fulfilling lives. I obtained an MBA and worked for many years in the business world while raising a family prior to returning to my passion of Psychology and helping others reach their goals. I gained first hand insights regarding the challenges faced by women today. I tailor therapy plans and life coaching to each woman, taking into consideration family dynamics, work environment, social, romantic, cultural, stage of life, and reproductive-related events.
We ask for help when we can't do it alone anymore; when our relationships are not working; when we are tired of our own patterns. People who consult with me find that I am genuine and knowledgeable, with a unique, human approach. I work with adults and teens, couples and families, and respond to your needs effectively and compassionately. I provide help that addresses immediate concerns and provides lasting change. I am experienced in providing brief and long-term therapy for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, and life's changes including career issues.
*EMAILS PREFERRED* You just took the first step. The step that, in my experience, is one of the most emotion-provoking to take. Now if you allow me to, I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself and offer a preview into our work together. I am a graduate of McGill University and member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. I balance my time between the private and public sectors and am currently the crisis team psychologist at St. Mary’s Hospital. I have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, mood, personality, and trauma-related disorders with a diverse clientele.
I am a Licensed Psychologist and Coach who works with men and women who may be experiencing difficulties such as depression, stress, burn out and anxiety. As a trauma informed therapist I can work closely with you to uncover unresolved emotions and painful life events that may be blocking you from love, self expression and feeling that your needs are being met. I love supporting people to connect to their true emotions and body intelligence which will lead them to make choices that work best for themselves, their families and the world around them. You don't have to struggle alone!
Life sometimes imposes overwhelming challenges that cause us feel lost and believe there is no choice but to suffer. When we are in the midst of a crisis it is not always easy to see a way out. However, in these circumstances, there is often an opportunity for personal growth. It is at this time that a professional may help you identify inner obstacles preventing you from moving forward and experiencing life to its fullest. I see my role as helping clients with that. My clinical practice focuses on individuals and couples from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, struggling with relationship issues, anxiety, and depression.
I have worked in the therapeutic field for upward of 15 years. I offer (licensed) psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. My practice is based on acceptance and kindness. I hold a strong belief that there is no room for judgment. I will work with you to create a therapeutic journey that feeds your personal curiosity, builds upon the strengths you already have and teaches you new techniques for coping with stress and sadness. You will learn to identify your goals, what frustrations you face, what changes you wish to make and how to implement those changes in a safe and honest environment.
I can help you discover a different way of looking at your life to expose fresh opportunities and create new hope. I have facilitated the search for clarity in many clients by asking questions that expose the underlying obstacles to happiness and fulfillment, then suggesting strategies that provide opportunities for permanent change.
With a listening, non-judgmental, easy-going approach to therapy along with a collaborative method that encourages a search for solutions on the part of both therapist and client, we will explore possibilities together. Effective communication enhances emotional and mental well-being, and that's the hallmark of the way we will engage.
I am a marital and family therapist with over 30 years experience working with individuals and couples helping them negotiate and solve problems related to marital conflict, separation, divorce, and with difficulties adjusting to mental health problems. I am a teacher and supervisor in the field, so I am familiar with a range of intervention skills to help my clients with a wide variety of difficulties. I use their strengths to foster better relationships. I lately have a special interest in Adult Attention Deficit Disorder; its assessment and understanding of the relationship issues it poses for the individual and family.
As an experienced full time psychologist in practice for more than 20 years, my focus is on helping people deal with problems in personal and professional relationships, work related burnout or the many and varied life situations that face people from time to time causing depression, anxiety or emotional discomfort.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Westmount are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Westmount then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Westmount, or Child Psychologists in Westmount.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Westmount psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Westmount specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.