Psychotherapy and coaching services in-person and online

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 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.

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.

Julia Gerbasi, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Julia is a practicum student, completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Her aim is to help clients foster any healing process they wish to undergo and positive changes they want to make, through providing a safe and empathic space. By facilitating self-exploration of thoughts, behaviours, and emotions, Julia believes that a strong, collaborative therapeutic relationship is the foundation of meaningful change.  She strives to help her clients become their own therapist. She is under the supervision of Sean Scanlan, licensed psychologist, member of OPQ.

Louis Dubé, doctoral student in psychology

Louis is a PhD student in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He is nearing the completion of his PhD in cognitive behavioural psychology. He works with clients suffering from mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relational or adaptation difficulties, and personality disorders. He is supervised by Dr. Martin Drapeau, psychologist. He perceives therapy as a collaboration between the client and the therapist which enables the therapist to have a better understanding of the client’s difficulties so as to offer personalized care.

Annya Cajal, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Annya is completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Her primary goal is to provide a warm and safe environment for clients experiencing life difficulties. She strives to help clients develop effective and ongoing coping skills. A strong therapeutic relationship is key so Annya works with collaborative approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy. Annya is under the supervision of Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick.

Meghan Picado, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Meghan is completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She strives to connect with her clients and create a space where they can feel validated and comfortable sharing their personal struggles on their path of self-discovery. Helping her clients find healing through exploration, by providing an empathic space for them is her ultimate goal. Meghan is working under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Janzen, 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.

Chloe St-Onge Shank, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Chloe is a bilingual stagiaire in psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Annett Körner. She works primarily with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, life transitions, stress, burnout, substance use, relational difficulties, self-esteem, and emotion regulation problems. Chloe is trained in CBT, DBT and emotion-focused therapy (EFT); she works primarily with young adults and adults. Chloe is LGBTQ+-affirming and offers each of her clients a warm, supportive environment built upon empathy, openness, and trust.

Leyma Mir, Stagiaire in psychotherapy

Leyma has completed her bachelors in psychology at McGill University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She seeks to understand her clients’ internal experience and frame of reference through a collaborative and supportive approach. She aims to accompany her clients through their path of healing and self-realization by providing a warm, empathic and safe space. She is under the supervision of Sean Scanlan, licenced psychologist, member of OPQ.

Steven Jansma, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Steven is a graduate student completing his Master’s of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University.  Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Steven has called Québec home for the last 27 years.  With a background in education, he has worked in all levels of education in Québec from primary schools to university. His goal in counselling is to create a safe, collaborative and constructive space to help clients address their concerns and work toward their goals in keeping with their values.  He is under the supervision of Dr, Leanna Zozula, psychologist, member of OPQ.
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