Psychology

Psychology

Did you know that it is false to believe that to consult you must have a mental health problem?

With an understanding of the human being, the objective of psychological consultations is to provide help and support so that people can find solutions to their personal, professional and relational difficulties in all areas of their lives.

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Qu’est-ce que la psychologie?

Psychology is the science of the mind and human behavior. It focuses on the conscious and unconscious phenomena of people, as well as their emotions and thoughts, in order to explain their reactions to situations.

With this understanding of the human being, the objective of psychological consultations is to provide help and support so that people can find solutions to their personal, professional and relational difficulties in all areas of their lives.

 

What happens during an appointment? 

Sessions can be face-to-face or by teleconsultation. They can be individual, couple or family sessions depending on the objectives and the expertise of the therapists. Any psychotherapeutic process must begin with an assessment of the difficulties reported by the individual or by the system that is consulting (couple or family). The assessment can take from one to three sessions generally. An intervention plan is then developed, with specific objectives to be reached, according to the expectations and changes targeted by the person or system that is consulting.

Interesting facts :

  1. More and more psychotherapists are flexible in the rhythm of their meetings, depending of course on the problem presented, and therefore the sessions can be weekly, bi-monthly and even monthly in some cases. As the rhythms of life evolve, and so do human beings, psychological approaches tend to adapt to this new reality of people in evolution.

  2. Did you know that it is false to believe that to consult you must have a mental health problem? More and more people are seeking help in order to improve their performance, better manage their energy and reach their full potential.

  3. Some myths related to psychological consultations, such as lying on a couch and talking only about the past, unfortunately discourage some people from wanting to consult. Although these approaches still exist and have proven their worth, many psychotherapists use techniques based in the here and now and make consultations more dynamic than in the past. It is therefore much more comfortable to consult than people think.

Our professionnals

  • Dre Sonia Marcone
    Dre Sonia Marcone
    Neuropsychologist
  • Hélène Essiembre
    Hélène Essiembre
    Psychologist
  • Mélanie Raymond
    Mélanie Raymond
    Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Dre Sonia Marcone

Dre Sonia Marcone

Neuropsychologist
Expertises : Neuropsychology, Psychology
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Dr. Sonia Marcone received a Doctorate in Neuropsychology (Ph.D./Psy.D.) from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2018. Her main research interest focused on prospective memory impairment in individuals living with Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder and/or early-stage neurodegenerative diseases. Findings from her studies were presented at local and international congress as well as recently published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences and The Clinical Neuropsychologist. She also completed two internships in Clinical Neuropsychology, first in general medicine, geriatrics and psychiatry at the Centre universitaire de l’Université de Montréal, then in traumatic brain injury and geriatric psychiatry at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal.

Dr. Marcone is a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec and of the Association québécoise des neuropsychologues as well as licensed to practice in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology. She began her early career in the private sector and gradually expanded her practice to the public sector, working in rehabilitation neuropsychology at the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Ouest and in clinical research at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine of the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal. She was also a former teaching assistant and lecturer at her alma mater. Dr. Marcone recently registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and worked as a staff Neuropsychologist at The Ottawa Hospital. Her clinical experience led her to return to Montreal and continue her practice at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont.

In addition to working in acute care, Dr. Marcone continues to dedicate her time in private practice providing bilingual comprehensive neuropsychological assessments to adolescents, adults and seniors with neurological conditions related to attention deficit disorder, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative diseases, movement disorders, cerebrovascular disorders, brain tumors, and various other conditions affecting brain health (i.e. psychiatric disorders).
Hélène Essiembre

Hélène Essiembre

Psychologist
Expertises : Psychology
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Hélène holds a Doctorate degree in Psychology (Ph.D.) from the University of Montreal, Hélène works as a clinical psychologist in her office at Ekinox. Since 2004, she has gained diversified experience in several fields of psychology (clinical psychology, organizational psychology, psychometrics, scientific research), both within large public institutions (e.g.:Faculty of Medicine of UdeM, CSPQ) and private practices.

Today, she is exclusively devoted to her private clinical practice, she works with an adult clientele presenting various needs, namely: anxiety disorders (e.g. panic disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, performance anxiety, phobias, etc.), depression, burnout, professional challenges, stress management, relationship problems, emotional management, self-esteem, assertiveness.

Her practice includes existential-humanistic and cognitive-behavioral approaches combining second (traditional CBT) and third wave (ACT, Mindfulness, dialectic-behavioral) techniques, in order to offer a wider range of targeted interventions. She believes in partnership philosophy with her clients, while ensuring a secure climate respecting each individual’s pace and particularities.

To promote a healthy life balance, Hélène has been practicing yoga for twenty years. She also enjoys walking, jogging, fat biking, and playing the piano.
Mélanie Raymond

Mélanie Raymond

Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Expertises : Social Work, Psychology
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With a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in social work and a certificate in mental health from the University of Montreal, Melanie has developed, for a number of years, her practice in mental health and in stress management. She is devoted to helping a clientele of adults and teenagers. Her integrative approach allows her to combine the neurosciences in her practice in order to consider mind and body as inseparable allies. Melanie has also been trained by Dr Alain Brunet in reconsolidation therapy which can treat traumas in 6 sessions. She is also an avid user of cardiac coherence with her clients, and of the EMT technique that addresses anticipated fears.

Melanie’s clients include athletes of all levels, clients with persistent pain, people with depression, anxiety or relational issues and any person that is looking to make changes in the way they deal with life and difficulties in general.

In order to take care of her own mental and physical health, Melanie enjoys yoga and meditation daily. She also loves to read and even more to spend time with her family!