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.

Alexandra Maduro, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Alexandra is a graduate student in 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 will work collaboratively with them to facilitate personal development and achievement of their goals.

Vanessa Moman, Stagiaire in psychotherapy

Vanessa is a current master’s student in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Her goal is to provide a warm, empathic and non-judgmental space to facilitate her clients’ self-healing journey. Through a trusting and collaborative environment, she strives to acquire a holistic understanding of her clients’ lives through culturally competent, evidence-based approaches. Her aim is to highlight their strengths and to promote overall well-being. Vanessa is working under the supervision of Alain Alterescu, a licensed psychologist.

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.

Kristina Bucci, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Kristina is a counselling intern under the supervision of Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick. Kristina works primarily with adolescents and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem problems, academic difficulties, and interpersonal difficulties. Kristina is currently completing her master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, where she has completed a one-year clinical practicum at the McGill Psychoeducational and Counseling Clinic. Kristina works primarily from a cognitive perspective, incorporating cognitive behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Jennifer Haydock, Stagiaire in Psychotherapy

Jennifer is completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University. Her intention is to hold a safe therapeutic space for clients to express and explore their intrapersonal and interpersonal concerns. Through deep listening, empathy, and curiosity, she aims to help her clients develop useful tools and strategies to support their biopsychosocial well-being. She integrates collaborative approaches like cognitive-behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy in her practice. She is under the supervision of Sean Scanlan, licensed psychologist, and member of the OPQ.

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.

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.

Alain Alterescu, Psychologist

Alain Alterescu is a psychologist and clinical supervisor trained at Concordia University as well as Université de Sherbrooke. Throughout his 17 years of clinical experience, he has helped clients in a variety of settings such as community mental health, corporate and in private practice. His empathic, friendly and integrative approach to psychotherapy allows individuals, families and couples to clearly articulate and implement their own vision for change. He is well versed in cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and brief solution focused therapies. Alain deals with a wide array of clinical issues and life challenges and also has extensive intercultural training practicing effectively in English, French as well as in Spanish. He is passionately dedicated to helping people find the best tools to improve their quality of life.

Chantal Thomas, Stagiaire in psychotherapy

Chantal is completing a master’s of arts in counselling psychology at Yorkville University. She has also completed a number of professional trainings including domestic violence risk assessment and management with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children, transcultural approach with the Y des femmes de Montréal, and parental alienation with l’Institut de formation et d’aide communautaire à l’enfant et à la famille. She has eight years of paid experience in community work, primarily working with immigrant and Indigenous populations and families. She is a stagiaire under Dr. Annett Korner at MediPsy.

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, licensed 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.

Alannah Gibson, Stagiaire in psychotherapy

Alannah is a bilingual graduate student completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. She works with adult populations experiencing difficulties related to anxiety, depression, stress, relationships, and life transitions. Alannah strives to make therapy a safe and rewarding experience. Her approach is transparent, inclusive, and supportive; she collaborates with clients to create a plan that best fits their needs. She is under the supervision of Alain Alterescu, psychologist, member of the OPQ.
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