I have a doctorate in clinical psychology from Laval University (Ph.D., Research and intervention) which I have obtained in August of 2014, after 8 years of university training, 7 of which were spent volunteering or working part-time in various forms of jobs requiring helping relationships. I am a member of l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec (Quebec board of psychologists) and I specialize in the use of a contemporary form of cognitive and behavioral therapy (see Approach section) with adults and teenagers.
I have completed my doctoral thesis in a neurosciences laboratory, which has allowed me to study the biological bases of certain problem behaviors (such as anxiety, alcohol consumption and cognitive rigidity) in rodents.
Over the course of my training, I have developed an expertise in treating people with anxiety disorders and mood disorders (such as major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder), eating disorders, insomnia and personality disorders. I have worked at Laval University’s Service de consultation de l’École de psychologie, as well as the CHUL’s unit for the eating disordered (PITCA). I have completed a one-year internship at l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Québec (formerly known as Centre hospitalier Robert-Gifard), within the Mood disorders unit and the Sexual disorders unit.
I began work in a private practice in January of 2014, first under the supervision of Sophie Côté, Ph.D., psychologist (www.psymomentum.com). I have also worked at Clinique de psychologie de Neufchâtel (www.psychologieneufchatel.ca) and the Centre de psychologie Limoilou (www.psychologielimoilou.ca). I have been entirely autonomous in my practice since September of 2014.
I am an occasional lecturer at Laval University and have previously offered talks for various organisms (AFSCC, FFAPAMM, RIMAS, ACBS-Q) and in universities (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Laval University). I am a member of the Association for a contextual behavioral science (ACBS) as well as their French-speaking chapter (AFSCC), and have been seating on the Board of directors of their Quebec chapter (ACBS-Q) since 2014. I also am a founding member of the Canadian association for cognitive and behaviora therapy (CACBT).
In my clinical practice, I aim at using scientifically validated approaches, while also critically considering the importance of building high-quality relationships with the people who come to my office.