Psychotherapist services



When should I consult a psychotherapist?

Like everyone, you can experience difficult periods or challenges in your life.

However, sometimes the situation is complicated enough that their support may not be sufficient.

When your feelings of distress do not improve, when you don’t have enough resources in your life to cope, or when your challenges are preventing you from doing your work or living your life, professional help might be necessary.

Why do people begin psychotherapy?

Many reasons exist to undertake psychotherapy:

  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety problems
  • A difficult break-up
  • A failure at work
  • Difficulties in their relationships with others

In psychotherapy, no subject is off limits!

Psychotherapy is an active process. You will need to be fairly open to talking about yourself. The psychotherapist is not there to judge you, but to help you understand yourself and find solutions to your difficulties.

What happens in psychotherapy?


Initial Assessment

The first step in the process is the initial assessment, a very important step which allows to identify:

  • your needs
  • your expectations regarding psychotherapy
  • your strengths and difficulties
  • the nature and origin of the problem
  • what has happened in your life to lead you to consult
  • your goals for psychotherapy

In-Depth Evaluation

After this assessment meeting, the psychotherapist may decide that the nature of the problem requires a more in-depth evaluation or a psychological diagnosis. In that case, he or she may refer you to an appropriate professional for this purpose


Consultation Sessions

Treatment involves interview-style meetings between you and your psychotherapist. These sessions, which may last 45 to 50 minutes, happen on a schedule agreed on by your psychotherapist and you—most often on a weekly basis.