Eva Newman


Working with Me
I am a Psychotherapist as well as a Marriage and Family Therapist, in private practice working in the Montreal area. I provide therapeutic interventions for individuals and couples long- or short-term goals. As well, to this experience I bring a unique insight in terms of the ability to listen and empathize, and provide you with the tools to develop and grow in a protected and supportive environment. In particular, I am an LGBTQ ally affirmative therapist. Through this process then I can help you learn to improve your relationships, reduce stress, avoid depression, and establish and achieve goals that are right for you.

My Experience and Therapeutic Approach
I have worked with individuals who suffer from various addictions, including gambling,
alcohol, and sex addiction; victims of sexual abuse; individuals who have been overwhelmed by depression and anxiety; others whose inability to make important life choices have prevented them from moving ahead; and still others with difficulties in establishing meaningful relationships. I have helped clients to deal effectively with child-parent conflict; couples who have lost their intimacy, trust, and love; divorce issues; self-esteem issues, trauma, interpersonal problems, gender issues, problems related to the workplace; general challenges of self-doubt, inadequacy, longing, frustration, stress, anger, aging, grief and loss; and other personal challenges. I do this within a framework of utilizing an integrative psychotherapeutic approach including the following therapeutic models: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.
The integrative psychotherapeutic approach we will use together can help you in the process of change that will bring you to a higher level of self-awareness, and to a better sense of well-being. More importantly, this approach will help to alter old patterns and develop new ways of dealing with the challenges of life. I provide a personalized program for each client, one that is best suited to your particular need. I invite you to contact me for a personal meeting during which we can discuss your goals and determine how best to achieve them.

My Credentials
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)
Member of the Quebec Order of Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists (OTSTCFQ, Licence no. TAUE11/05/270TCF)
Licensed Psychotherapist with OPQ (#60460-13)
Three-year Post-Master’s Diploma, Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) program, Argyle Institute of Human Relations
Three-year Post-Master’s Diploma, Individual Psychoanalytically-Oriented Psychotherapist (IPTP) program, Argyle Institute of Human Relations
M.Ed., Educational Psychology and Counselling, McGill University
B.A. Cum Laude, History, Concordia University

CONTACT EVA NEWMAN, M.ED., MFT, Psychotherapist
Please feel free to contact me either by phone or e-mail. I am available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

$ 80.00 – $ 140.00

(514) 489-8066 or (514) 808-6876


Queen Elizabeth Health Complex
2100 Marlowe, Suite 628
Montreal, Quebec
H4A 3L5

Catherine Novac


I am a Psychotherapist, Couple and Family Therapist, and Clinical Sexologist with over 20 years experience in providing therapy services to individuals, couples, and families. I hold a Master’s Degree in Clinical Sexology from L’Université du Quebec a Montreal, and a Post-Master’s Diploma in Couple and Family Therapy from the Argyle Institute of Human Relations.

Mine is an integrative approach involving Cognitive-Behavioural Approach and Psychodynamic when working with individuals and Systemic-Interactional Approach when working with couples and families. I operate with the principles of LGBTQIA-affirmative and feminist-informed practice. Creating a sense of safety in the therapeutic environment is of primary importance as well as providing an anti-oppressive and accessible space for my clients. I understand accessibility to include, but not be limited to, sliding scales and the provision of, to the best of my abilities, physical access in terms of mobility, gender, and a scent free environment. I am also committed to working to provide a space free from discrimination on the basis of race, class, size, gender, ability, age, sexuality, religion and status. I identify as a member of the LGBTQ community and have a passion for providing services to this population.

I am able to provide insurance receipts for my services to any insurance company that accepts sexologist, couple and family therapist, or psychotherapist receipts. I also offer a sliding scale to clients based on financial need. I will be accepting new clients as of September 2018, and am able to respond to client emails within 24-48 hours. My office is located within a 4 minute walking distance of the Vendome metro. You can reach me by email at catherinenovac@gmail.com.

Fahimeh Mianji


Dr. Fahimeh Mianji (Ph.D.)

  • Licensed psychologist (OPQ# 31218-18)
  • Individuals, couples, +16 year-old
  • Integrative psychotherapy approach (more focus on systemic, dynamic, and experiential models), Cross-cultural clinical approach
  • Insurance receipts: Yes
  • LGBTQ+ community: an ally
  • Sliding scale: Yes. Depends of the household income and insurance plans the fee changes $90-$150
  • Accepting clients: Yes
  • Waiting List: Currently about two weeks
  • Contact: email: fahimehmianji@gmail.com Phone : (514) 467-3389
  • Address : 2015 Drummond, Unit 250, MedEgo Clinic, Montreal, QC (H3G 1W7) (my office is located right next to the Peel metro station in downtown Montreal)
  • The estimated time frame for returning a client email: 1-7 days.

Trained as a transcultural clinical psychologist, in addition to general mental health cases, I am specialized in working with ethnic and linguistic minorities, immigrants, refugees, and LGBTQ clients. My areas of expertise include anxiety and mood disorders, relational problems, trauma, adjustment problems, acculturation, and integration. I utilize integrative psychotherapy, with a focus on systemic, experiential, and psychodynamic approaches, through short and long-term therapy.

Laura Copeland

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I am a pre-licensed psychologist, in the last stages of completing my PhD. I provide psychotherapy to adolescents, adults and couples. I bring 6 years of clinical experience to my practice, and I have received doctoral level training in sex therapy, couple therapy, and working with LGBTQ populations. I have trained in several different therapeutic modalities, and my work is particularly influenced by trauma-informed, psychodynamic, attachment based, cognitive behavioural, and dialectic behavioural approaches. I regularly participate in training, and receive supervision in order to offer effective service to clients.

I work with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexual difficulties, trauma, grief, and sexual orientation and gender identity related concerns. My aim is to provide clients with a safer space in which to explore concerns, and to work together towards maximizing overall psychological wellbeing. I aid clients in identifying and understanding troublesome thoughts and patterns of behaviours, and work collaboratively towards finding better ways for clients to relate to themselves as well as to others. If deemed relevant by clients, we situate this work within the broader context of systems of privilege and oppression.

In addition to private practice, I am currently conducting research on, and writing about gender diverse families, experiences of gender-based violence, and ethical and effective psychological service provision for marginalized populations. Additionally, I am often invited to guest lecture to graduate students and mental health professionals on topics related to sexuality and gender in clinical practice, and am a course lecturer at McGill University.

I am accepting new clients, and offer a sliding scale ranging from $80 – $110. I can offer receipts for insurance. My office is located in Westmount, close to Atwater metro. If you have any questions, or would like to connect with me, I can be reached at: laura.copeland.therapy@gmail.com


Jann Tomaro

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Jann provides counselling for individuals who are looking to overcome difficulties and reach personal goals. She is a caring, respectful clinician, committed to her clients and their wellbeing. Jann aims to provide services that are affirmative, accessible and accountable to all people. Using an eclectic approach, she works with individuals to help overcome hardships, recognize strengths, and build resilience. Through a process of collaborative understanding Jann offers supportive care to help clients gain greater self awareness and resolve their issues. Fees are $80 per 50 minute session. Alternative fee-scales can be arranged for those in financial need. Offices are located at: 2015 Rue Drummond #250, Montréal, QC H3G 1W7 and Jann can be reached at janntomaro@gmail.com
Currently Jann’s practice is full, but prospective clients may join the waiting list.

Kristine Stepanyan

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I am a psychologist-psychotherapist of more than 14 years and a candidate for permit of Quebec’s Psychologists’ Order (OPQ) through the process of equivalence. My academic background is Master’s in Psychology. Currently I am doing doctoral studies in psychology with University of Montreal (UdeM). I work in the narrow collaboration of my supervisor who is the acting member of OPQ for more than 40 years and former President of Canadian Psychoanalytical Association. Through this weekly regular collaboration, I can give receipts for all who want to be covered and reimbursed by their insurance for psychological services.

My areas of specialization are the research of psychodynamic patterns, ego psychology, attachment and object relations, depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, traumatisms, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, phobia, fear of abandonment, self-esteem, relational issues, ruptures, mourning and bereavement.

I work with a reduced scale – $50-$100 for individuals and for relational groups.

I combine integrative approaches of psychological techniques into psychotherapy — mainly psychodynamic, gestalt, humanistic-existential, neuropsychological, emotion-focused therapy (EFT), systemic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness and positive psychology.

I am at your disposal to meet you, listening to your life narrative-story and support you in the turbulent, difficult phase of your life path through a caring, empathic, humanistic, non-judgmental therapeutic alliance. To accompany you in the creation and consolidation of nurturing feelings for your psychological wellbeing, to assist you in the expression of yourself and of exteriorization of your chief concerns, anxious thoughts, ambivalent emotions, to be there for you in the process of your journey for the exploration of your dreams.

I am here to help you, in a collaborative way, to bring out, verbalize the unresolved conflicts from its depths to consciousness to free yourself of your intrapsychic tensions and to contribute into your emotional and cognitive harmony and balance between your interior world and your external relations. Your own introspectively oriented reflections and analysis of functional and dysfunctional schemas/patterns of your thoughts and emotions in the presence of the therapeutic interventions can become a creative way to go towards your proper insights, discoveries and changes – underpinning adequate perspectives and readjusted life plans.

I work with individuals, couples, families and also, I has the experience of providing group therapy to people coming with difficulties of anger management and self-image, self esteem’s rehabilitation needs as well as other psychological issues.

As psychologist-psychotherapist highly valorising the significance of supportive attitude towards Human Rights, I also provide LGBTQ community with the psychotherapy working with many people identifying themselves as members of LGBTQ community. Humanly and professionally, I deeply believe in human rights’ protection importance and consecutively, as professional, it is my honor to provide the equally qualified psychological support (having a training for working in therapy with LGBTQ community), accompaniment and guidance if needed to every single human being as we are all humans’ fundamental needs and rights in our pursuit for security, liberty of choice, understanding, acceptance, self-realisation, love and belonging, pursuit for happiness as well as in our struggles, sufferings in stressful life events, depression and coping with existential anxiety.

For all that, I am grateful to our noble profession of psychologist, that during all these years I have supported and, today, I continue to support in my current practice, LGBTQ community people all along with all other diversity of human beings.

In my practice, many times, I have contributed with my professional skills, administering/preparing psychological evaluations/reports and sending them to respective medical or related institutions and insurance companies by my clients’ requests; with developing/writing letters of support for LGBTQ people and just every person who needed them with whom I work/ed in therapy – providing full services of psychological accompanying and support to take a complete care of their wellbeing.

Clients interested in working with me may contact me at

Nate Fuks

Dr. Nate Fuks PhD, MBA, MSc, OPQ Psychologist

DSC02569Fuks-8Dr Nate Fuks is the Director of Psychoeducational & Counselling Clinic (http://www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp/about/clinic), Director of Clinical Training in Counselling Psychology, and Assistant Professor (Clinical) at Faculty of Education, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology at McGill University. He is also a private practice psychologist, licensed with the l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.

Dr Fuks integrates Psychodynamic, Emotionally Focused (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness, Feminist, and Acceptance & Commitment (ACT) approaches to therapy in his clinical work with individuals, couples, families, and other relationship configurations.

His areas of expertise include relationships, attachment, LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, culturally/community informed clinical practice, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersecting identities and mental health of minority individuals (LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, refugees, and ethnic and racial minorities), sexuality, life and career transitions, internalized stigma, clinical supervision, and training of counsellors/therapists.

Prior to completing his PhD in Counselling Psychology at McGill University, Dr Fuks pursued an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and has established himself in a number of challenging and evolving leadership roles, in both the public and private sector. He offers service to clients in four languages, and during his career was involved in a variety of international and multi-cultural ventures. Dr Fuks’ industry observations and experiences raised his awareness of the importance of newcomer and minority integration, and inspired his interest and ongoing involvement in research, teaching, and community initiatives pertinent to these issues. His research these days revolves mostly around intersecting identities and mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals, immigrants, and refugees.

Rates: $140 – $160/hour. Contact information: 514-303-9228 or nate.fuks@mcgill.ca


Veronica Blackbourn

Practitioner type: Counsellor, OCCOQ
Education: McGill Counselling Psychology M.A., 2017; Argyle Institute Psychodynamic Training Program (In progress); Canadian Psychoanalytic Society Fellowship program 2017-2018
People I work with: Individuals (adults)
Approach: Painful psychological and emotional symptoms are a form of communication from the psyche and the body. In my work as a counsellor, I seek to understand what a client’s symptoms may be saying in order to best respond to the needs they express. I see counselling as a process of self-exploration, understanding, and acceptance that can open up space to let go of old and repetitive patterns and self-concepts. The context of a warm and supportive counselling relationship makes it possible to uncover a new array of thoughts, feelings and ways of being. In this work I approach my clients, and encourage my clients to approach themselves, with both compassion and curiosity, trusting in their innate ability to change and to grow.
Insurance: no
LGBTQ: totally
Sliding scale: $60-120, geared to gross household income
Accepting clients: September
Estimated email response time: one day
Office location: downtown (de Maisonneuve at Stanley)

Nathalie Cohen

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  • I am a psychotherapist and a member of L’Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec and hold the psychotherapy permit issued by the l’Ordre des psychologue du Québec. My background is in Counseling Psychology. I can give copies of my receipts for folks who want to verify that their insurance can cover our work together.
  • I work with individuals, couples, and families, and am also interested in working with people who have come together for reasons other than traditional family groupings such as friends, alternative family structures, roommates, and work colleagues.
  • I work with a sliding scale – $50-$110 for individuals and $60-$110 for relational groups.
  • I incorporate a number of therapy models into my work — mainly cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and emotion-focused therapy (EFT). I am also currently completing the Level I training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
  • I will work with you to uncover, understand, and change patterns of thinking, feeling, relating, and behaving that have become barriers or sources of difficulty for you. My style is to work relationally and collaboratively with you in order to articulate your struggles, set therapeutic goals, and work together to create desired changes.
  • All of my work is influenced by my own commitment to and participation in social justice, anarchist, and queer/LGBT communities. I am comfortable with their wide variety of ways of being, values, and relationship styles, including kink and poly.
  • I have supported people in their sexual and gender identity explorations and recognize the many ways that homophobia and transphobia negatively affect psychological wellbeing.
  • I am comfortable with and able to write the letters of support required for transitioning.

Erica Baker


* I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (Conseillère d’orientation) and I am a member of l’Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (OCCOQ). I do not hold the psychotherapy permit issued by l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ). I give receipts at every session but my sessions are not typically covered by insurance companies.

* I work with adult individuals.

* I work with a sliding scale of $50-$110 per session based on income.

* I have an eclectic counseling approach but I mainly use LGBTQ+ affirmative and psychodynamic approaches as well as mindfulness. What this means is that I look at the individual as a whole but also as a member of society, who is impacted at many levels that we can work to uncover together. We look at the patterns you have gotten into that you feel are no longer working for you, try to find their root causes and then work to replace them with more effective ways of functioning.

* I am entirely nonjudgmental and have worked with many clients with diverse issues, including questions of gender identity, sexual orientation, social justice and many others. I am comfortable working with people from any community, including those from the kink and poly worlds.

* I am comfortable with and able to write the letters of support required for transitioning.

* I am not currently accepting clients.

* I hold a short waiting list.

* I am easiest to reach by email at ebak29@gmail.com. I typically respond within 24 hours but it sometimes does take me up to a week.