Our team is made up of DBT certified specialists that strive to provide personalized services that meet our clients’ needs.
Dr Catherine Dumouchel
Psychologist, Psy. D., C. Psych.
Catherine 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.
Dr Josée Fitzpatrick
Psychologist, Ph. D., C. Psych.
Josée completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Ottawa. She 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 an inclusive environment in her clinical practice and maintains a focus on individuals' personal capacities of resilience. She has a particular interest in health services for marginalized populations including minority groups, women, LGBTQ2+ populations, transgender and non-binary people, and other gender minorities.
Dr Annie Gagné
Psychologist, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Annie obtained 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, she completed 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.
Dr Gabrielle Blais
Psychologist, Psy. D., C. Psych.
Gabrielle obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO). She was first trained in Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy at the UQO Psychological Services Clinic, where she worked with people suffering from interpersonal difficulties as well as depressive and anxiety disorders. She then completed her first internship at the Montfort hospital's Department of Health Psychology, providing follow-ups for patients with physical or chronic illnesses (diabetes, insomnia, heart problems, chronic pain, etc.) and with various mental health issues. This experience allowed her to further develop her skills in Cognitive-behavioural therapy and Emotion-Focused couple therapy. Gabrielle completed her second internship at the Eastern Ottawa Psychological Center, where she was trained in the Dialectical Behavioural therapy approach. She also co-facilitated therapy groups and perfected her ability to work with couples.
Gabrielle's areas of interest include depression, anxiety, adjustment to life transitions, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, emotional regulation difficulties and Borderline Personality Disorder. She generally favours an integrative treatment, using techniques from different therapeutic approaches (emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioural, dialectical behavioural and mindfulness). Her interventions are tailored to the needs of the individual and evidence-based. Authenticity, openness and acceptance characterize her practice, creating a climate free of any judgment and a bond of trust with the client. She encourages a collaborative approach that aims to foster change and guide the client towards achieving their goals. Gabrielle primarily provides psychological services to adults, adolescents and couples.
Dr Annie Girard
Psychologist, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Dr. Girard obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa. She completed her internship at the Centre for Psychological Services and Research at the University of Ottawa and the Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team. During her clinical training, she completed practicum placements at Montfort Hospital (Health Psychology, and Department of Pediatrics), at the Ottawa Hospital (Psychosocial Oncology Services and Maternal Fetal Medicine), at the Clarence-Rockland Family Health Team, and the Ottawa Institute for Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy.
Dr. Girard offers services in French and English to adults. Her clinical interests include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychological adjustment to health problems (e.g. chronic pain, diabetes, cancer), perinatal health, sexual health, and trauma. She uses an integrative, evidence-based framework drawing from cognitive-behavioural, experiential, and mindfulness approaches. She adopts a collaborative approach with her clients, and strives to create a climate of safety in therapy, based on the values of acceptance and authenticity.
Dr Myriam Gagnon
Psychologist, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Myriam obtained 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.
Ph.D., C. Psych (Supervised Practice)
Christina completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). She completed her pre-doctoral internship at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa. Christina provides psychological services to adults experiencing a range of concerns including emotion regulation difficulties, trauma, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and adjustment to major life transitions.
Christina’s approach to treatment is integrative with an emphasis on developing a safe and secure therapeutic relationship while integrating evidence-based methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy. Christina has completed specialized training in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder using evidence-based methods including Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. She has provided these treatments to Canadian veterans as well as civilians who have experienced trauma. Christina also has an interest in providing psychological services for marginalized populations including the LGBTQ2+ population and has received specialized training for working with transgender and non-binary people.
Please note that Christina only provides services in English.