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.
Jérôme Lapalme, M.Ps.
Jérôme Lapalme is a psychologist trained both at Université de Montréal and UQÀM. He has worked in public and private settings and is interested by many aspects of psychology, such as cognitive psychology, organizational psychology and clinical psychology. He uses a cognitive-behavioral approach and specializes in the treatment of anxiety related disorders. He is particularly interested recent developments in stress-reducing techniques, such as mindfulness based meditation.
Alain Alterescu, M.Ps.
Alain Alterescu is a clinical psychologist trained at Concordia University as well as Université de Sherbrooke. Throughout his 15 years of clinical experience, he has helped clients in a variety of settings such as academic, community, corporate and in private practice. His empathic, friendly and integrative brand of psychotherapy enables 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 he 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.
Jennifer Acheson, doctoral student in psychology (Ph. D.)
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.
Stéphanie Laperlier, Psy.D.
Stephanie Laperlier, psychologist, studied at UQÀM in the cognitive-behavioral approach. During her training, she has worked both at the Montreal Mental Health University Institute and the Douglas Institute with people presenting depression and anxiety problems. Working with adults, she uses proven cognitive-behavioral techniques as well as acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness therapy, in order to promote one’s progress towards wellness and harmony with their needs and values.
Catherine Mereb, M.Ps.
Catherine Mereb completed her training at McGill University. She uses a cognitive-behavioral approach with her clients and takes a pro-active position to facilitate a healthy lifestyle. She seeks to provide an open and supportive atmosphere in which individuals feel free to express themselves and communicate problems. Catherine recognizes and encourages each individual’s potential for personal growth with the main objective of helping clients attain their most valued goals.
Bénédicte Ronfard, Ph. D.
Bénédicte Ronfard completing her doctoral thesis at UQAM. Benedicte uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as well as mindfulness to help clients improve emotional regulation, increase tolerance to distress and acquire better interpersonal skills. Her goal is to help each individual better understand themselves in the grand scheme of their life. She strives to create an empathetic and respectful environment where each client’s background and needs are considered while guiding them into becoming their own therapist.
Adina Singer, M.Ps.
Adina Singer is a psychologist and has been working with children, adolescents, adults and families for 15 years. She provides a warm and supportive environment and works collaboratively using CBT techniques and a family systems approach, to help individuals, couples and families understand and resolve recurring difficulties, learn new coping strategies and tools to help reach a desired sense of comfort in their lives.
Chantal Tougas, Ph. D.
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.
Rowena Pillay, Psy.D
Rowena Pillay, psychologist, offers services in assessment and psychotherapy, using cognitive behavioural strategies. Her training in highly specialized clinics at the Jewish General hospital has allowed her to develop an expertise for anxiety disorders, mood disorders (depression, burn-outs), chronic pain, relationship difficulties and crisis situations. Rowena builds on a warm and collaborative approach to help you improve your quality of life.
Irina Iacob, psychotherapist
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.
Ariela Cohen, Psy.D
Ariela Cohen has completed her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at the University of Montreal and is a member of the Order of Psychologist of Quebec. She has experience in treating a wide range of difficulties among adults, having completed her training in both private and highly specialized public clinics. She uses scientifically-based interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy while vying to establish a warm, inviting and collaborative therapeutic setting.
Jennifer Janzen, Ph.D
Monique Lahoud, Psy. D.
Dr Nora Kelner, neuropsychologist
Dr. Kelner is a registered psychologist and certified neuropsychologist with l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ). Languages. English – French – Spanish
Amparo Garcia, M. Ps.