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., Psychologist

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., Psychologist

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, M.A., c.o., Psychotherapist

Alexandra is a licensed guidance counsellor and psychotherapist in Quebec. She completed her M.A. in Counselling Psychology and M.Sc. in Psychiatry at McGill University. Alexandra 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.

Leyma Mir, M.A.. Counsellor

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.

Nora Kelner, Ph.D., 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., Psychologist

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, M.Ed., CCC, Counsellor

Katerina receieved her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Concordia University and her master’s degree in counselling psychology at University of Ottawa in French. She is presently working towards her psychotherapy permit and guidance counsellor license. She is especially attentive to the individual’s strengths he or she may already possess in order to facilitate the healing process and meet their goals. Katerina is not afraid to dive deep and tackle topics such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, burnout, and addictions among others in an empathetic, supportive, engaging, and non-judgemental manner.

Tianshu Li, M.Ed., Counsellor

Tianshu completed her master’s degree in counselling psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is currently working towards her guidance counsellor registration and psychotherapy permit. 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 space for clients and to collaborate with clients in overcoming the difficulties in their lives.

Sean Scanlan, M.A., Psychologist

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.A., Psychologist

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.

Anne Park, M.A., Master of Clinical Counselling Candidate

Anne is a counseling intern who has spent several years assisting individuals from marginalized communities. Her previous work experience has taught her the values of authenticity, collaboration, and a strength-based approach in counseling. Anne strives to establish trusting relationships with clients based on safety and mutual respect, empowering them to take charge of their lives and move towards their desired future. She focuses on helping individuals grappling with various life challenges, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues, addiction, interpersonal relationships, life transitions, and emotional regulation. Anne is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical counseling at Tyndale University and is being supervised by Psychologist Sean Scanlan.

Emery Wehrli, M.Ed., Counsellor

Having completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at McGill and her master's degree in counselling psychology at the University of Ottawa, Emery is currently working towards obtaining her guidance counsellor registration and psychotherapy permit under the supervision of Dr. Sean Scanlan. She is bilingual, has experience working with individuals of diverse ages, and a strong background in crisis intervention. LGBTQIA+-affirming and dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and accepting space, Emery is passionate about providing compassionate care and collaborating with clients to help them overcome any difficulties they may be experiencing in their lives.

Myriam Pierre-Louis, B.Sc., Master of Clinical Mental Health Counselling Candidate

Myriam is pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Concordia Irvine University and interning under the supervision of Psychologist Sean Scanlan. As a registered nurse clinician, she has learned the importance of providing empathy, compassion, honesty, and positive regard to foster a safe environment for healing and change. The theoretical framework guiding her practice is cognitive-behavioral therapy, and she is interested in accompanying individuals in their healing journey, especially in managing interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.

Josee Claude, B.Ed., Master of Counselling Psychology Candidate

Josee is a bilingual Psychotherapist intern currently completing her master's in counseling psychology from Yorkville University. Her focus is to help improve the well-being and balance in her client's life by setting up goals that are realistic and attainable. Josee uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Emotional and Solution-Based Therapy to help those struggling with anxiety, stress, and depression. Additional areas for consultation include strengthening relationships, career transition, adaptation, and self-esteem. Josee is currently under the supervision of psychologist Sean Scanlan.

Matthew Levang, B.A., Master of Counselling Psychology Candidate

Matt completed his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Windsor and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in counselling psychology from the University of Ottawa. He is completing his internship under the supervision of Dr. Sean Scanlan and is interested in helping clients through a wide variety of life's challenges. Matt is committed to developing effective therapeutic relationships that empower clients to explore their feelings, thoughts, and experiences. With a warm and empathetic approach, Matt strives to create a safe and welcoming environment where client’s feel respected, heard, and understood.

Emily Light, B.A., Master of Counselling Psychology Candidate

Emily has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McGill University and is currently enrolled in her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She views the therapeutic process according to the client-centered framework, which places empathy and unconditional positive regard at the forefront and can be combined with the approaches offered at PsyMontreal, such as CBT and ACT. Emily seeks to reinforce clients’ sense of autonomy and resilience, by creating a supportive environment that encourages self-actualization.She is an intern being supervised by psychologist Sean Scanlan.

Marie Agapitos, M.Sc., Doctoral Candidate

Marie is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal and is completing an internship under the supervision of Dr Leanna Zozula. She has experience working with adults and older adults facing various challenges such as depression, anxiety, social and relational difficulties, life transitions, and caregiver burden. Marie strives to create a warm, caring, and collaborative therapeutic space and draws upon various cognitive and behavioural approaches tailored to each individual’s needs. She provides therapy in English and French.