Psychologists

All of the psychologists at PsyMontreal are members of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec or doctoral students supervised by our Clinic Director. All of our team members offer the most scientifically validated types of psychotherapy and coaching, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Clinical Coordinator for assistance in choosing a psychologist.

Leanna Zozula, Ph.D.


Dr Leanna Zozula is a psychologist and Clinical Director of PsyMontreal. She was awarded her doctorate degree from McGill University and has trained and worked in several hospital/clinic settings in Montreal and the USA (New York). Dr. Zozula lectures about mental health topics to the public and healthcare professionals. Click here for a brief bio.

Jean-Marc Assaad, Ph.D.


Dr. Jean-Marc Assaad is a psychologist and the Director of Prevention & Training Services at PsyMontreal. He regularly provides conferences and trainings in Motivational Interviewing to various governmental agencies and private companies. Dr. Assaad obtained his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from McGill University, where he also taught.

Alexandra Maduro, Guidance counsellor / Stagiaire in Psychotherapy


Alexandra is a licensed guidance counsellor through OCCOQ and a Psychotherapy Intern at PsyMontreal. She recently graduated from McGill’s Counselling Psychology program. She has experience working with youth and young adults undergoing difficulties related to life transitions, academic and work-related stress, interpersonal relationships, grief, anxiety, and depression. Alexandra recognizes the courage it takes to seek counselling and commends those beginning this journey. She strives to provide her clients with a safe and supportive space to explore their thoughts and feelings and works collaboratively with them to facilitate personal development and achievement of their goals.

Solaleh Amini, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy


Solaleh is completing her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Her background is in Therapeutic Recreation. During her professional career, she has worked with children and adults with various physical and metal disorders using holistic and strengths-based approaches. Through active and empathetic listening, she aims to work collaboratively with her clients to help them create meaningful changes in their lives. She is currently carrying out her practicum under the supervision of Sean Scanlan, a licensed psychologist, and member of the OPQ.

Dr Nora Kelner, neuropsychologist


Dr. Kelner has extensive experience working with young and older adults (18 years and older) who experience cognitive and functional complaints. Dr. Kelner has practiced professionally as a neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist for over 27 years. She completed her Ph. D. studies at McGill University and has worked in Montreal as a neuropsychologist as part of a medical team of specialists offering diagnostic and clinical services, supervising students, and collaborating with ongoing clinical trials for neurodegenerative diseases. She is a clinical and research consultant for clinical centers designing specific assessment batteries to evaluate a variety of cognitive complaints (ADHD, Dementia, traumatic brain injury). In her private practice, she has worked with physicians and other professionals in the community contributing to improve the understanding of their clients.
Dr. Kelner is a registered psychologist and certified neuropsychologist with l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ). Languages. English – French – Spanish.

Ken Bruce, Ph. D.


Dr. Ken Bruce is a psychologist member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. With over 15 years of experience, he has worked in hospital settings, academia and in private practice. He uses cognitive behavioral therapy and has a wide range of specialties such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression and mood disorders. Dr. Bruce received his Ph. D in clinical psychology from McGill University where he also taught for 12 years.

Samantha Dimitriadis, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy


Samantha is completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She intends to help her clients through their concerns while providing a safe space without judgment. Through a cognitive-behavioural approach, Samantha hopes to provide clients with valuable tools for positive change. She is under the supervision of Sean Scanlan, a licensed psychologist and member of the OPQ.

Amanda Amoroso, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy


Amanda is currently completing her master’s degree in counselling psychology at Yorkville University. She is passionate about working with school aged individuals through all the difficulties that come with this age group, in this time of life. Amanda thrives with her clients by ensuring a strong therapeutic bond and attainable treatment goals to reach a desired positive change. Amanda is under the supervision of Sean Scanlan, who has extensive experience as a psychologist.

Sean Scanlan M.Ps.


Sean Scanlan is a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of professional experience and completed his training at McGill University. He has worked in a variety of settings with individuals and groups including private and public health settings, as well as in community crisis intervention. Sean uses a primarily cognitive-behavioral approach, an integration of CBT and ACT, and specializes in working with people who struggle with emotional or interpersonal problems, as well as issues such as chronic pain and fibromyalgia and other chronic illness and health issues. His objective is to provide a warm, accepting, and safe atmosphere in which difficulties can be explored in order to collaborate to find workable solutions and help individuals get back to living a meaningful life. Sean also provides individual and group supervision to graduate level interns and equivalency candidates for the Order of Psychologists of Quebec (OPQ).

Maria Mireault, M.Ps.


Maria Mireault obtained her degree in clinical psychology from Concordia University in Montreal. She has more than 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy services in public and private sectors. She uses a cognitive behavioural approach to help clients face their challenges and achieve their goals.

Gaspard Bechet, Psychologist


Gaspard Bechet is a psychologist, member of the order of psychologists of Quebec. He studied in clinical psychology at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve. He uses cognitive-behavioral therapy to offer a treatment adapted to a wide range of problematics such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addictions, or interpersonal problems. He works mainly with young adults and adults in a warm, respectful, and empathetic environment.

Ankita Arora, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy


Ankita is completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She strives to build a safe space with clients that is warm, non judgemental and culturally sensitive. Drawing from evidence based treatment approaches, Ankita aims to work collaboratively with clients to help them overcome concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress, among others. Ankita is working under the supervision of Alain Alterescu, Psychologist.

Fatema Amirali, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy


Fatema is completing her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Through compassion, empathy, and collaboration, she aims to address her clients’ concerns and support them in achieving their goals. Having lived on different continents, she has a strong understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity. By offering a safe, culturally-sensitive, and non-judgemental environment, she aims to enhance the well-being of her clients. She is under the supervision of Sean Scanlan, a licensed psychologist and a member of the OPQ.

Chloe St-Onge Shank, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy


Chloe is a bilingual, Masters-level counsellor currently working towards her psychotherapy license. She works primarily with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, life transitions, work-related stress, burnout, substance use, relational difficulties, self-esteem, and emotion regulation problems. Chloe is trained in CBT, DBT and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and employs a person-centered approach that is unique to each client's needs and goals. Chloe is LGBTQ+-affirming and offers each of her clients a warm, supportive environment built upon empathy, openness, and trust.

Kelsey Bowie, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy


Kelsey is a counselling intern working under the supervision of Dr. Leanna Zozula (Psychologist) and is completing her Master’s at McGill University. She is passionate about working collaboratively with (young) adults to help them achieve their unique goals and promote personal growth. Using her skills in empathetic listening and compassion, Kelsey strives to form a strong therapeutic bond with her clients by creating a warm, safe, and supportive space. She primarily uses cognitive-behavioural approaches to help people overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and other concerns. She is currently working under the supervision of Dr Leanna Zozula, a licensed psychologist, and a member of the OPQ.

Suad Ahmed Salihs, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy


Suad is an MA Counselling Psychology student at McGill University with a background in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has experience working with students and young adults navigating difficult situations such as managing academic stress, coping with transition, and working through interpersonal difficulties. Through these involvements, she has developed excellent communication skills, active listening skills, and cultural sensitivity. Saud’s approach is to offer you a safe space on the journey to recovery and empower you to reach your desired goal. She is currently working under the supervision of Dr Leanna Zozula, a licensed psychologist, and a member of the OPQ.

Marlena Williams, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy


Marlena is a counselling intern who focuses on meeting each client’s needs while providing a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental space. Through a cognitive behavioural approach, she works collaboratively with clients to help address anxiety, depression, stress, and more. She aims to cultivate hope, inspire positive change, and improve the overall well-being of her clients while supporting them in achieving their goals. Marlena is pursuing her master’s degree in counselling psychology at McGill University. She is currently working under the supervision of Dr Leanna Zozula, a licensed psychologist, and a member of the OPQ.

Limited time offer

To raise awareness for the benefits of psychotherapy, we’re currently offering a 50-minute psychotherapy session at 1$ with one of our qualified interns*. All following sessions will be at regular price. For more information on pricing, visit our online booking tool

*Subject to availability and for first-time clients to our clinic

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