Our Team

PsyMontreal psychologists are all members of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec (OPQ). Our doctoral students and stagiaires in psychotherapy are supervised by a licensed psychologist, member of the OPQ. All of our team members offer psychotherapy and coaching services using the most scientifically validated therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

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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, c.o., Psychotherapist

A graduate of McGill’s Counselling Psychology program, Alexandra is a licensed guidance counsellor and psychotherapist. 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.

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. Suad’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.

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.

Katerina Weberbauer, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Katerina is presently completing her Master’s degree in counselling psychology in French at University of Ottawa. She is especially attentive to the individual’s strengths he or she may already possess to facilitate the healing process and meet their goals. Katerina is not afraid to dive deep and tackle topics such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, stress, addictions, and relationship issues among others in an empathetic, supportive, engaging, and non-judgemental manner.

Tianshu Li, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Tianshu is a counselling intern, currently completing her master’s degree in counselling psychology at the University of Ottawa. She has experience working with adults, ethnically diverse clientele and LGBTQ + community. Her approach is informed by cognitive behavioural therapy, person-centred approach as well as acceptance and commitment therapy. Tianshu aims to create a safe sharing environment for clients and to collaborate with clients in overcoming the difficulties in their life.

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 Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Concordia University. She has more than 20 years of experience working in hospital settings, community mental health centres and in private practice. She works with adults of all ages who seek therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, academic or employment-related stress and relationship issues. In her practice, she uses cognitive behavioural approaches (CBT, ACT and DBT)  as well as mindfulness and compassion-focused interventions.  She provides a caring, supportive role to help clients recognize and build upon their strengths. Her clients develop skills to move past difficult thoughts, emotions and unhelpful behaviours associated with life’s challenges and shift focus toward personal values and goals that will enable them to live a more meaningful life.

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.

Kelsey Bowie, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Kelsey is a counselling intern working under the supervision of Dr. Sean Scanlan (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.

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 Sean Scanlan, a licensed psychologist, and a member of the OPQ.

Chantal Rich-Joncas, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Chantal is an intern completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, where she has previously completed a one-year clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counseling Clinic. Under the supervision of Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick (Psychologist), Chantal works with adults experiencing difficulties in interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, emotion regulation, life transition, depression, and anxiety. While working together, she strives to understand clients in a holistic manner that considers the many social and cultural systems which inevitably affect their lives. Chantal aims to help clients further develop skills needed to feel empowered and able to make choices that align with their unique personal values.

Emery Wehrli, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Emery is currently completing her master's degree at the University of Ottawa. She has experience working with people of all ages, as well as a strong background in crisis intervention. Emery is bilingual and LGBTQIA+-affirming, and aims to always create a safe, supportive, and accepting space for all. She can support clients presenting with various concerns, such as depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship difficulties.

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.

Leyma Mir, Psychotherapist intern

Leyma Mir obtained her bachelor’s in psychology at McGill University and her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She is currently working to complete her psychotherapy internship under the supervision of psychologist Maria Mireault. Leyma seeks to understand her clients’ internal experience and frame of reference through a collaborative and supportive approach. She aims to accompany her clients on their path of self-realization by providing a warm, empathic and safe space.

Solaleh Amini, M.A. Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Solaleh obtained her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Yorkville University and is in the process of obtaining her psychotherapy license. She received her undergraduate training in Therapeutic Recreation. Throughout her professional career, Solaleh has provided services to children, adults, and older adults with physical and mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem problems, interpersonal relationships issues, burnout, and more. In her practice, she approaches each client with empathy and engages in active listening to foster a collaborative therapeutic relationship, and integrates CBT, holistic, strengths-based approaches to support her clients in creating meaningful changes in their lives.