Welcome to the English section of my website.
Please know that upon request, I will provide in the English language, any additional information you may need in order to better understand my services. Do not hesitate to contact me.
I studied clinical sexology at “Université du Québec à Montréal” between 1989 and 1995. I hold a master’s degree in clinical sexology and am a licensed psychotherapist. I am qualified to offer educational and therapeutic services for any issue concerning your relationships, your love life and your sexuality.
Since the beginning of my practice, I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of people and I understand that every person is unique and deserves a personalized approach which can answer his or her particular needs. In my opinion, one single approach cannot be applied to everyone. It is therefore very important for me to get training from different schools of thought in sexology and psychology in order to offer my clientele a wide range of clinical tools adapted to their needs. That is why I pursue continued education activities on a regular basis, allowing me to develop a global and integrated vision of relational and sexual difficulties.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IF I CHOOSE TO SEEK COUNSELLING?
The first step of the therapeutic process is the EVALUATION. Usually requiring between 1 and 5 sessions, the goal is to collect as much information as possible on the person and his or her difficulty. This crucial step enables the development of a strong therapeutic alliance which is an essential factor in a successful treatment outcome. Therapy is a trust-based relationship unfolding in a secure setting where every person will be treated with empathy and respect.
The next step is the THERAPEUTIC PROCESS during which the person will be helped in understanding the nature of his or her difficulty as well as the interrelations between the latter and other aspects of their life. Depending on the approach of the sexologist and psychotherapist, techniques may vary. In general, therapeutic work will encourage thought reframing in order to promote change strategies which will allow the client to modify his or her personal life, love life and sexual life.
Certain people want to seek counselling to get information and answers to some of their questions. These sessions of educational nature are quite frequent and appropriate in certain cases. However, most schools of thought consider that therapy requires a certain amount of sessions in order to concretely work on attaining therapeutic goals. This being said, rest assured that your therapy belongs to you and can last for the duration of your choice. Each person is unique; therefore no two therapies are exactly alike.
HOW MUCH DOES A SESSION COST?
The fees vary according to the experience, expertise or specialization of each sexologist. However, you can expect to pay between $80.00 and $130.00 per session (approximately 50 minutes). The fees are tax deductible and certain private insurance cover psychotherapeutic services offered by sexologists, members of the “Ordre professionnel des sexologues du Québec” and licensed psychotherapists. You may verify your coverage with your employer or insurance company.
READY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Please use the email form available on the “contact” page or leave a message on my voicemail.