• Myrlie Marcellin is a recent student of mine and I can recommend as a very thoughtful and multi-faceted social worker and counsellor.  She has room at sliding scale rates ($25-$40) through the Montreal Open Centre.  Here’s what she has to say about her work and training:

I am a completing my master’s in social work at McGill University and have worked in intake, telephonic counselling for children and young adults, and supportive counselling for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. I work by using a humanistic, client-centered and strength-based approach to support people in their development of self-compassion, resiliency, mindfulness, self-esteem, crisis and safety planning. I am passionate about helping people heal from traumatic experiences that have led to the development of personality disorders, depression, anxiety, suicidality, self-harming, relationship problems, minority stress and social isolation. I have received training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), applied suicide intervention (ASIST), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), trauma-informed therapy, attachment, and structural therapy. As a woman of color, I understand the difficulties of navigating systemic oppression, as such, I am open-minded and culturally sensitive to the needs of ethnic minorities, LGBTQ2+ communities as well as non-binary, gender fluid, and polyamorous individuals and couples. As a stagiaire at the Open Centre, I will be offering remote sessions to individuals and couples via telephone or video counselling. I will also do my best to accommodate clients who can only meet in-person. Please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone (514-623-0124) or email (openstudent20@gmail.com) to discuss appointments, fees or any other concerns you may have.

  • Cindy Vielleuse is creative arts therapist who works from an anti-oppression perspective.  She has been a recent very thoughtful student of mine who has room in her practice right now.  Here is the link to her psychology today page which has a all of the relevant information about her practice.                       Cindy Vielleuse




Gabor Maté is a very important Canada-based thinker and healer.  Here is an article which disputes the myth of normalcy vs. mental illness.  Important to read and remind ourselves again and again.

The Myth of Normalcy