Psychotherapy and coaching services in-person and online


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 J. 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.

Michelle Da Paz, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Michelle obtained her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University and is a member of the Order of Guidance Counsellors of Quebec. She has experience working with adults suffering with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relational difficulties. She works collaboratively to provide a safe and supportive environment which facilitates self-exploration and encourages the process of change.

Stephanie Rajabi, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Stephanie is currently pursuing her graduate studies in Counseling Psychology at McGill University. She has worked with adult populations presenting with mood, anxiety, academic, and interpersonal difficulties. She strives towards understanding the client’s personal narrative and current context. With such, she hopes to best help the client reach their goals and foster self-exploration in a safe space.

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.

Chantal Tougas, Ph. D.

Chantal Tougas, psychologist, obtained her doctorate from Université de Montréal and completed her internship at the Jewish General Hospital. She maintains an empathetic, respectful, and safe space to work in a collaborative manner with adults facing a variety of difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and interpersonal difficulties. She offers services in English and in French.

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.

Sean Scanlan M.Ps

Sean Scanlan is a psychologist and completed his training at McGill University. He uses a primarily cognitive-behavioral approach and specializes in working with people who struggle with emotional or interpersonal problems, chronic pain or other chronic health issues. Sean’s 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.

Amparo Garcia, M. Ps.

Psychologist Amparo Garcia has been a member of the Order of psychologists of Quebec since 1988. She has worked in mental health services both as a psychologist and senior clinical administrator. Her therapeutic interests are mostly in the area of cognitive behaviour therapy. She uses CBT to help clients dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD and eating disorders to name a few. She practices in French, English and Spanish.

Audrey Mariamo, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Audrey is in the process of completing her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She has worked with adult populations presenting with mood, self-esteem, academic, and interpersonal difficulties. Audrey strives to create a warm, empathetic, safe, and accepting environment that fosters self-exploration, learning, and growth. She offers services in English and French, under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Schwartzman, psychologist.

Irina Iacob, psychotherapist

Irina Iacob is inspired by the human spirit and its potential. Her mission is to accompany individuals in their process of personal transformation, helping them reach their full potential and build a meaningful life. Irina is a member of the l’Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec and holds a psychotherapy license issued by the Order of psychologists of Quebec.

Régine Tardieu-Bertheau, Ph. D.

Trained in clinical psychology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, Régine Tardieu Bertheau also holds a doctoral degree in research from the University of Montreal. She has been offering individual, couple and family therapy for the past 20 years. She is also an ethnotherapist at the Transcultural Pediatric Clinic of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and lecturer at the University of Montreal. She practices in English, French and Créole.

Leah Stall, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Leah is presently earning her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She believes empowerment is at the heart of lasting change and takes a strength-based, empathetic and collaborative approach to therapy. Leah has experience working with neurotypically diverse adults, as well as with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, life stressors and transitions, emotional challenges and interpersonal difficulties under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Schwartzman, psychologist.

Jennifer Janzen, Ph.D

 Dr. Jennifer Janzen is a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec and has extensive experience in helping people with a large breadth of difficulties including depression, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, relationship issues and substance abuse. In the field for over 7 years, Dr. Janzen has worked with many students at the McGill Counselling and Mental Health Center and has completed internships at the Jewish General Hospital and Montreal General Hospitals. Working together with Dr. Janzen, you will set acheivable goals and work towards them systematically.

Marie-Carmen Bussières-Vega, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Marie-Carmen holds a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. She has experience in working with adolescents and young adults experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, self-esteem, as well as relational difficulties. Marie-Carmen strives towards creating a warm and supportive environment to facilitate self-exploration, insights and personal growth. She practices in French, English and Spanish.

Robbie Woods, Doctoral Student in Psychology

 Robbie is a practicum student who works with adolescents and adults under the supervision of psychologists Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick and Dr.Deborah Schwartzman. He works with individuals living with anxiety and depression, as well as interpersonal and body image problems.

Ilana Lichtman, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Ilana is currently completing her Master’s in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Ilana strives to provide a safe and collaborative therapeutic space for her clients so that they can feel comfortable exploring difficult emotions, thoughts or feelings. Through empathy and trust, she works to accompany her clients on their journey towards self-understanding and positive change. Ilana is presently under the supervision of Dr. Leanna Zozula.
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