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 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.

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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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Jacinthe is a professional certified coach and active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She leads in mindfulness and without judgment, individuals, professionals and entrepreneurs to achieve their professional and personal objectives. Also, by helping them to better manage their stress and to find answer to their questions, she allows the client to strive for a better general balance Jacinthe works primarily in French.

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Dominique offers individual therapy for children, teenagers and adults by emphasizing an integrative approach adjustable to the needs of her clients. She works in particular with theoretical psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural approaches. She is currently a supervised doctoral student affiliated with the Order of Psychologists of Québec, under the supervision of Dr. Joe Flanders. She offers therapeutic and evaluation services in both French and English.

 

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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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Hélène is an executive coach and member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She leads, individually and in groups, directors, managers, supervisors, professionals and entrepreneurs with the purpose of helping them become better leaders and face their multiple management challenges. Hélène works primarily in French.

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Dr. Stéphanie Bergeron is a licensed psychologist whose approach integrates cognitive-behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness. One of her objectives is for her clients to develop into the person they want to be, without allowing their fears, negative thoughts or painful memories create an obstacle to the actions towards what truly matters to them. Dr. Bergeron offers services to adults primarily in French.

 

 

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Andréanne Laframboise is currently completing her PH. D at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) where she gained experience in clinical and organizational psychology.Her therapeutic approach focuses on cultivating resiliency, compassion, connection, and awareness in order to create real, and lasting change for her clients.  She integrates her experience and training in existential-humanistic approach, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness and motivational interviewing to support her clients. Andréanne practices in both French and English.

 

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Jin’s therapeutic approach is integrative and evidence-based, grounded in principles of dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mentalization-based therapy, and emotion-focused psychodynamic therapy. She is a current candidate affiliate of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec under the supervision of Dr. Joe Flanders. She sees clients in English, French and Cantonese.

 

 

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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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Valérie is a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at McGill University. Throughout her training, she has worked with clients presenting with various problems, such as eating disorders, different forms of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance-related problems and impulse-control issues.  Valérie practices in both French and English.

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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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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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Johann is an ICF certified Mindfulness Coach. He specializes in helping leaders gain a non-judgmental meta-perspective on their current behavior patterns to liberate their unique gifts and talents. Johann is the co-founder of the Bhakti Center in Manhattan, a community and cultural center dedicated to the wellness. As a Hindu monk and community builder for 25 years in New York City and India, he has always been fascinated by the possibility of integrating the best from the East with the best from the West. Johann works in both English and German.

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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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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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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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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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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. 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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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. 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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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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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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Stephen Schettini has practiced and taught mindfulness for over forty years. He is the author of The Novice, a memoir of Buddhist life; and It Begins with Silence, or The Art of Mindful Reflection™. Stephen’s specialty is Personal Guide Meditation, he also offers workshops for the general public and businesses. He has taught all over the world and has run his Quiet Mind Workshops since 2003. Stephen works primarily in English.

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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