Hello, bonjour, and welcome! I know that looking for a therapist can sometimes be a scary or daunting task well done on taking this step! I will tell you a bit about myself and if you think we may be a good fit or if you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Harmony Clinic via the general inquiry form on this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a licenced psychologist in Québec (Ordre des Psychologues du Québec) and Ontario (College of Psychologists of Ontario). I completed both my MA and PhD in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, where I was trained in evidence-based psychotherapy approaches (i.e., approaches that have been shown to work). I use an integrative therapeutic approach, which means I tailor my approach to each person’s needs and goals, using an integration of mindfulness, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), insight-oriented therapy, humanistic therapy, and compassion-focused therapy (CFT). My integrative approach is couched in an overall trauma-informed, intersectional feminist, anti-racist and anti-oppressive, LGBTQIA2S+ affirmative, and disability affirmative approach.
I provide individual therapy to adults where I work collaboratively with each person to determine their therapeutic goals, help them increase their sense of self-awareness and well-being, and make positive changes in their lives. I consider it an honour to walk along each person with whom I work, and I aim to do so with warmth, respect, and compassion. As I often say to my clients: “You are the expert on you and I am the expert on psychological processes. Together we have the potential to make an excellent team on your journey towards well-being.”
Lastly, here are a few pieces of information that may be helpful: I offer a number of sliding scale spots – please feel free to ask about this option if it is something that could be helpful for you. I offer therapy in English and French. I am able to work with individuals who live in either Québec or Ontario. All sessions are offered virtually over a secure online platform. And lastly, a receipt is provided after each session, which you can submit to your insurance provider and/or declare on your annual taxes as a health expense.
I’m wishing you all the best and look forward to hearing from you or meeting you if you think we may be a good fit!