There are many reasons why people seek out therapy and coaching.. Some people come to a point, after having tried everything they could think of on their own with varying success, that it might be time to see a caring, unbiased, and trained professional to assist them on their quest. Hi! & welcome. I am a clinically trained Psychologist who works with business professionals, teens(14+), adults, and couples. I see people as having incredible strength and admirable fortitude along with genuine vulnerabilities. I am an eclectic with a drive for change. I have a varied business background, primarily in sales in the finance and tech industries before returning to school to obtain an MSc Dregree in Psychiatric Research, from l'Université de Montréal, where I studied the effects of human stress across the lifespan. I then earned a PhD in Counselling Psychology from McGill University, where I was trained in several therapeutic modalities working with teens, adults, and seniors, individually and in groups.
My primary work with clients is to help them foster greater personal insight into themselves to understand why they are where they are, and chose more consciously going forward. I will support you in developing greater control over your thoughts and emotions. I have training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Schema Therapy. I help older teens and adults overcome things like anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship problems (family, friends, partners). I also help clients work through grief from loss, separation, or death.
For couples, I am trained in the Gottman method which is supported by the work of John Gottman and Julie Schwartz-Gottman from 35 years of research focused on helping couples reconnect and establish constructive tools for dialogue and find common ground, while respecting each person’s individuality. It is recommended that you research John Gottman and his work prior to your first session to give you an idea of what it’s about.
During therapy, I strive to create a caring and inviting atmosphere with an open heart and mind, to guide my clients towards greater insight and happiness..
I hope to see you in session.
Dr. Lyane Trepanier, PhD