Our Team

Dr. Joe Flanders is the founder and director of MindSpace and an assistant professor in the McGill University Psychology Department. Dr. Flanders offers Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to individuals, groups, and organizations. Dr. Flanders works with clients in English and in French.

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Carl Lemieux is a partner at Mindspace and managing director of Mindspace @ work. Carl offers MindSpace clients cultural transformation services, executive coaching, leadership development, all of which leverage mindfulness as a strategic lever to enhance organizational and human potential.  He works with clients in both English and French.

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Dr. Sarah Roberts is the Program Director at the MindSpace Clinic and a licensed clinical psychologist. At MindSpace, she provides individual psychotherapy, individual and group mindfulness training, and corporate mindfulness training.  Dr. Roberts works with clients primarily in English.

Dr. Roberts is currently on maternity leave.

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Barbara Martins the clinic coordinator at MindSpace. She completed her undergraduate degree in linguistics and psychology at McGill University. Barbara is particularly interested in neurolinguistics, bilingualism and mindfulness.

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Arielle Buch-Frohlich is currently pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). She offers individual or couple services for issues pertaining to sexuality, romantic relationships, parenting skills and support, trauma, career counselling, and anxiety. Arielle uses techniques from Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Young’s Schema Therapy, and is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. Arielle is fully bilingual and provides services in French and English.

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With advanced training in treating adults and adolescents with a range of psychological difficulties and substance use problems, Tali takes a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach to help her clients feel supported and at ease. She will collaborate with you to tailor therapy to your specific needs and goals, help you develop effective coping strategies and ultimately, allow you to live a more fulfilling life. Tali works in English.

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Dr. Cheryl Rose Blum is a licensed clinical psychologist and a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec. At the MindSpace Clinic, she specializes in working with individuals suffering from anxiety and depression. Dr. Blum uses a primarily cognitive-behavioural approach, integrating elements from experiential therapy as needed. Dr. Blum works with clients primarily in English.

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Specializing in both individual and couple therapy, Dr. Kokin provides a safe place for her clients to share the challenges they are facing. Dr. Kokin connects with her clients on a human level, helping to instill the hope and courage needed to reach their goals. Jessica works with clients primarily in English.

 

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Dr. Hogue considers the therapeutic relationship an essential tool for change. To establish a collaborative and warm relationships with clients, he adapts to their needs and perspectives and, in this sense, he integrates into his practice interventions from many therapeutic traditions. Essentially, Dr. Hogue’s therapeutic approach is flexible and integrative, which allows him to intervene with various problems, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, post traumatic stress, relationship problems, burnout, and others. Dr. Hogue works with clients primarily in French.

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Alessandra provides psychological assessments as well as therapy for children and adolescents. She primarily uses a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach while working with children and adolescents who are struggling with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, stress, adjusting to life transitions, managing emotions, social skills, opposition and defiance.

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Dr. Julien Lacaille is a licensed psychologist at the MindSpace Clinic. He offers psychotherapy (mindfulness-based CBT and ACT) as well as mindfulness training in both French and English. In his work with clients, he is collaborative, compassionate, and experiential, working from the premise that no matter the difficulties, there is more right than wrong with his clients.

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Dr. St-Jean believes that the road in psychotherapy begins by creating a non judgemental and open space to meet clients where they are at this moment in their life. She also believes that a practical and active approach is helpful to help clients pursue their goals, reduce their stress, feel better and adjust with more serenity to the challenges of working and personal life. Her clinical approach is cognitive-behavioral but she draws from other therapeutic approaches to adjust to the specific needs of each client, whether in the context of therapy or coaching.

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Kersti Sunne Biro is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor. She received her training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School program (2010) created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (1979). This training complements her many years of leading mindfulness meditation groups in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Her personal meditation practice goes back 25 years. Kersti teaches primarily in English.

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Dr. Macdonald integrates mindfulness-based interventions with the Cognitive-behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) modalities in her approach to helping clients identify and disentangle from unhelpful mental habits and develop more effective ways of relating to emotions and navigating life’s challenges. Dr. Macdonald works with clients primarily in English.

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Dr. Thériault is a licensed clinical psychologist and a member of the Quebec Order of Psychologists. At MindSpace, she offers individual psychotherapy as well as mindfulness training in both French and English. Her practice is tailored to her clients’ unique needs, and emphasizes therapeutic alliance, placing the client-therapist relationship at the very heart of the therapeutic process. She works with clients experiencing a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, adjusting to life transitions or relationship problems.

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Nida is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at McGill University. Her therapeutic orientation draws from elements of cognitive, and dialectical behavioural therapies, as well as process-oriented and mindfulness-based approaches. Nida believes that the process of change starts with a meaningful and collaborative therapeutic relationship. Drawing on this philosophy Nida will work with you to better understand your needs and help you achieve your goals. She practices primarily in English.

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Sarny Balegh is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at McGill University. She specializes in treating anxiety disorders and disordered eating in adults. She utilizes elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy all in a mindful context.  She is committed to empowering individuals in order to achieve personal growth and improve well-being. Sarny works with clients in both English and French.

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Manon is a qualified MBSR mindfulness teacher, trained by the team of Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts’s Medical School. She teaches in Canada and abroad. She gives workshops and conferences to businesses, schools, hospitals and prisons, and offers individual mindfulness training. Manon works in English and French.

 

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All of Sébastien’s practice starts with a conviction: that meeting his clients and mindfulness students wherever they happen to be – at any given moment – is truly the best opportunity to work collaboratively and efficiently towards their goals. Sébastien practices in both French and English.

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Dr. Drury takes a holistic approach to therapy. She uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness, and strives to understand her clients within their unique social, developmental, and historical context. Dr. Drury works with clients primarily in English.

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Dr. Stolow integrates several evidence-based therapeutic modalities into his work, emphasizing the acquisition of skills that can be used to maintain treatment gains and reduce vulnerability in the long term. At Mindspace, Dr. Stolow provides individual psychotherapy to adults and adolescents, primarily in English.

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Dr. Jacinthe Lemelin received her PhD in clinical psychology (cognitive-behavioural approach) from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) in 2014. At the MindSpace Clinic, Dr. Lemelin offers individual therapy in French and English, using a flexible and evidenced-based approach adapted to each client’s needs.

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Laurence is a doctoral candidate in industrial and organizational psychology at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). She is particularly interested in applications of mindfulness in the workplace and in psychotherapy. Laurence teaches group MBSR programs at the MindSpace Clinic, as well as providing individual mindfulness training. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation for nearly three years. Laurence practices in both French and English.

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Our Team of Psychologists and Psychotherapists in Montreal