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. 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. 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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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. 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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Dr. Cheryl Rose Blum is a licensed clinical psychologist and a member of the Quebec Order of Psychologists. 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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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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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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Dr. Alexandra Nedelcu is a licensed psychologist at the MindSpace Clinic. She provides individual psychotherapy for people encountering difficulties with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief, or interpersonal relationships. She works primarily in a humanistic approach. She attaches great importance to the therapeutic relationship, aiming at establishing a trusting and authentic climate in sessions. Dr. Nedelcu works in French with adults.

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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. Sébastien Nguyen is a licensed clinical psychologist, member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. He offers assistance with difficulties related to stress, emotions, relationships, identity, and adjustments to important life transitions. He also teaches mindfulness meditation to groups and individuals from various backgrounds. Sébastien’s practice is accessible and welcoming. He works in both French and English.

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Jacinthe is a professional certified coach and active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She leads individuals, professionals, and entrepreneurs in mindfulness and without judgment 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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Megan’s therapeutic approach is integrative and process-oriented, using evidence-based principles in psychotherapy. She works primarily from an Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) perspective informed by elements of Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Megan is currently a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University and practices predominantly in English.

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Dominique offers individual therapy for children, teenagers, and adults that emphasizes 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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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, as well as oppositional and defiant behaviours.

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Johann is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified Mindfulness Coach. He specializes in helping leaders gain a non-judgmental meta-perspective on their current behaviour 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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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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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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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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Vickie is a doctoral student in psychology specializing in childhood and adolescence at the University of Montreal. Vickie has worked with clients with a variety of challenges such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attachment disorders, and various externalized disorders and existential questioning. Vickie is flexible and integrative in her therapeutic approach, using cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic and mindfulness approaches in order to adjust to her clients needs. Vickie practices in French.

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Robin provides both individual and couple therapy, employing an integrative approach to meet the unique needs of each individual and couple that she works with. She integrates elements from a variety of evidence-based treatments including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT). She is empathic, authentic and prioritizes the establishment of a collaborative, safe and validating therapeutic environment. Robin is a doctoral candidate at McGill University and practices primarily in English.

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Zofia is a PhD graduate from counselling psychology at McGill University. She provides therapy for individuals and couples, including matters concerning sexuality, perinatal mental health, coping with difficult life transitions as well as insomnia, anxiety, and depression. She uses an integrative approach combining scientifically proven therapeutic modalities tailored to each client’s needs in a warm, honest, supportive atmosphere. She practices primarily in English and Polish.

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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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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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Andréanne Laframboise is currently completing her PhD 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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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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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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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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Our Team of Psychologists and Psychotherapists in Montreal