Our team is made up of DBT certified specialists that strive to provide personalized services that meet our clients’ needs.
Dr Geneviève Bouchard
Psychologist, Ph. D., C. Psych.
Dr. Geneviève Bouchard is the founding psychologist of EOPC. She completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa in 2000 and has acquired twenty years experience in both hospital (Mental health program at Montfort Hospital) and community settings since then. She treats a vast range of difficulties in children, adolescents, adults, couples, and their families.
Dr. Bouchard is recognized as a psychologist specializing in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for Borderline Personality Disorder, in the DBT program at the Montfort Hospital since 2003. She also integrates a variety of approaches in her work including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systemic Therapy and Mindfulness in order to help individuals reduce negative patterns and help develop qualities fostering well-being such as self-compassion, creativity, acceptance, and gratitude. During the years, she has trained many doctoral students and has been able to impart her passion for helping those who suffer. She believes in the strength of small significant changes and in our capacity to transform our current state, no matter our history, in order to create a rich and fulfilling life.
Psychologist, Psy. D., C. Psych.
Catherine, a Psy. D. candidate, has been most notably trained in Emotion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches. Her areas of expertise include anxiety (panic attacks, Agoraphobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, specific phobias, and social anxiety) and mood disorders (Depression, Bipolar Disorder), interpersonal difficulties, grief, Primary Insomnia, problems related to emotion regulation as well as Borderline Personality Disorder. Her clinical experience was acquired through multiple placements completed in different settings including the Montfort Hospital and the University of Québec in Outaouais. Catherine’s focus on acceptance and empathy as key therapeutic values allows her to create a relationship of trust which fosters openness. The client’s objectives are established in a collaborative approach and her integrative therapeutic intervention framework is adapted to the needs of the client in order to achieve their personal goals.
Psychologist, Ph. D., C. Psych.
Josée is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa. She has completed her internship at the Centre for Psychological Services and Research and the Montfort Hospital Mental Health Clinic (DBT program). She provides psychological services to adolescents, adults and couples experiencing a range of concerns, including: relationship and emotion regulation difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and adjustment to major life transitions. Josée offers services in both English and in French.
Josée’s treatment framework, grounded within an attachment theory framework, integrates emotion-focused, dialectical-behavioural, cognitive-behavioural, and interpersonal approaches as well as mindfulness.
She strives to create a safe, empathic, and nurturing therapeutic environment. She adopts a client-centered approach that involves collaboratively setting attainable goals for therapy, monitoring progress, and actively adjusting treatment plans to meet her clients’ needs.
Annie is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa. She has completed her internship at the Centre for Psychological Services and Research and at the Family Health Clinic of Clarence-Rockland in the summer of 2016. In addition to offering psychological services at the Eastern Ottawa Psychological Centre, under the supervision of Dr. Geneviève Bouchard, she is currently completing her doctoral thesis concerning difficulties in the context of blended families, and protective factors in couples living in blended families. Her main fields of expertise are: anxiety and mood disorders, life transitions, grief, trauma, as well as interpersonal difficulties. She is trained in Emotion Focused Therapy for individuals and couples, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Interpersonal Therapy approaches. She strongly believes in offering an integrative treatment that respects and prioritizes her client’s objectives. Her authenticity, acceptance, and openness allow her to offer a safe and secure therapeutic climate in therapy. She works collaboratively with her clients and demonstrates flexibility in order to adapt evidence-based treatments to her client’s unique preferences. She offers services to adolescents, adults, and couples in both French and English. Her work is guided by her desire to honor her client’s strengths and resiliency, while acknowledging the courage it takes to seek help when difficulties arise.
D. PSY., C. PSYCH., Interim Autonomous Practice
Marie-Ève is currently completing her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Québec in Outaouais (UQO). She completed an traineeship of more than 800 hours at the UQO Psychological Services Clinic, mainly with clients suffering from anxiety disorders. She also completed her first internship at the Dialectical Behavior therapy Clinic for Borderline Personality Disorder at Montfort Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Geneviève Bouchard. Marie-Ève is currently completing her last internship at the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at Montfort Hospital. She was mainly trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy as well as Emotion Focused Therapy approaches. Her current fields of expertise are anxiety disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias), depressive disorders, adjustments disorders, insomnia, emotional disregulation (such as anger management difficulties), borderline personality disorder, and management of chronic pain. She currently provides services to teenagers and adults. Non-judgment, acceptance and empathy are at the heart of her therapeutic work. These values allow Marie-Ève to create a warmful atmosphere in which clients feel free to open up and work on the goals that are meaningful to them.
psy. d. candidate
Vanessa is currently completing her Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology at the University of Québec in Outaouais (UQO). She completed a placement of over 800 hours at the Clinic of psychological services at UQO. During her placement she worked with individuals with interpersonal difficulties, as well as individuals with symptoms of anxiety and depression, primarily following a gestalt therapeutic approach (object relations). This approach aims to help people improve the quality of their interpersonal relationships. Additionally, Vanessa completed her first placement at the Health psychology service at the Montfort Hospital, working with individuals with various chronic illnesses including cardiac disease, cancer, diabetes, post-partum depression, chronic migraines and insomnia. During this placement she was trained in Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy approaches. Vanessa completed her second placement at the Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy clinic for Borderline Personality Disorder at the Montfort Hospital under the supervision of Dr. Geneviève Bouchard. In addition to her clinical work, she is presently completing her thesis on the impact of the quality of interpersonal relationships on the rehabilitation of individuals suffering from cardiac diseases. Her principal areas of expertise include interpersonal difficulties, chronic illness, life transitions, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, as well as Primary Insomnia. The mind-body connection constitutes an important component of her "Healthy mind, healthy body"practice, as well as her core values of authenticity, empathy, and acceptance. Overall, Vanessa uses an integrative approach which is client’s needs centered. In her regular practice, she integrates Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, as well as mindfulness approaches to best help her clients.
Ph. D. CANDIDATE
Myriam is completing her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa. She completed her internship at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Psychological Services and Research, and the Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team. Over the course of her training, she has provided psychological services at the Montfort Hospital (Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Program), the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (Community Mental Health Program, Schizophrenia Program), and at the Ottawa Institute for Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. Her clinical interests include anxiety, trauma, depression, emotion regulation difficulties, women’s sexual health, and psychotic-spectrum disorders. She provides psychological services in French and English.
Her integrative treatment framework draws from cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical-behaviour therapy, interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness. She aims to tailor evidence-based intervention plans to meet individual client needs. Her clinical work is guided by the values of acceptance, non-judgment, and authenticity. By using a strength-based, collaborative approach, she strives to cultivate an atmosphere that is fertile to self-exploration, and allows the development of meaningful changes.
Myriam is also a certified yoga instructor and is happy to provide mindfulness yoga workshops at the Eastern Ottawa Psychological Centre. She aims to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where anyone can develop ways to become aware of their present moment experience.