Michael Garfinkel

Michael is a psychotherapist who supports people with anxiety, OCD, and relationship challenges in finding relief. He has a Masters in Social Work from New York University, specialising in adult psychotherapy.

Growing up in Vancouver, Michael struggled with anxiety and depression in his early twenties. Driven to seek solutions, he spent years studying plant medicine and meditation abroad. Through those experiences, he learned that there is not one miracle cure, but rather an array of skills and practices we can harness to cultivate our wellbeing.

In his clinical work, he draws from a range of modalities, integrating CBT with mindfulness. He has specialized training in EMDR for trauma and ERP for OCD. His approach is warm, relational, and relaxed. He’ll support you in growing beyond your old limiting patterns into a more fulfilling experience of life.

Eric Morrissette

As a non-directive practitioner, I honour your autonomy and deep inner resources for healing. I see my role as travel companion, following you into unchartered territories. I’m here to help you find your path and bring into awareness unnoticed elements in the landscape of your journey. My goal is to support you reconnecting to your own wisdom and resilience.

My specialization in psychoanalytical therapy means that I believe the Unconscious is very important and that transformation comes through awareness of how past experiences have shaped us and dictate our trajectories. For me, healing comes from striving towards wholeness, bringing into light and connecting to parts of ourselves that have been left in shadow. I am here to support you in rewriting your story from a place of deeper insight, acceptance and compassion.

I believe psychedelics have the capacity to manifest deeper layers of the Unconscious that are otherwise not readily accessible. As medicine guiding us back to our own wisdom, they can connect us to our authentic self and to the greater whole. Experiences of altered states of consciousness can be magnificent but also challenging. Whatever comes up, my calm and grounding presence will help you in your quest for healing, meaning, and creativity.

I am a registered psychologist with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec since 2010. Specializing in the psychoanalytical/psychodynamic approach, I have 15 years of experience working in a psychiatric setting, offering individual and art mediated group psychotherapy.

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En tant que praticien non directif, j'honore votre autonomie et vos ressources intérieures pour la guérison. Je vois mon rôle comme celui d'un compagnon de voyage, qui vous suit dans des territoires inexplorés. Je suis là pour vous aider à trouver votre propre chemin et à prendre conscience d'éléments inaperçus dans le paysage de votre parcours. Mon but est de vous aider à vous reconnecter à votre propre sagesse et à votre résilience.

Ma spécialisation en thérapie psychanalytique signifie que je crois que l'inconscient est très important et que la transformation passe par la prise de conscience de la façon dont nos expériences passées nous ont façonnés et dictent nos trajectoires. Pour moi, la guérison passe par la recherche de la complétude, la mise en lumière et la connexion avec des parties de nous-mêmes qui ont été laissées dans l'ombre. Je suis là pour vous aider à réécrire votre histoire dans la lucidité, l'acceptation et la compassion.

Je crois que les psychédéliques ont la capacité de révéler des couches plus profondes de l'inconscient qui ne sont pas facilement accessibles autrement. En tant que médecine nous guidant vers notre propre sagesse, ils peuvent nous mettre en contact avec notre soi authentique et avec le plus grand tout. Les expériences d'états altérés de conscience peuvent être magnifiques mais aussi éprouvantes. Peu importe ce qui émerge, ma présence calme et ancrée saura vous aider dans votre quête de guérison, de sens et de créativité.

Je suis psychologue inscrit à l'Ordre des Psychologues du Québec depuis 2010. Spécialisé dans l'approche psychanalytique/psychodynamique, j'ai 15 ans d'expérience en milieu psychiatrique, où j'offre des psychothérapies individuelles et de groupe à médiation artistique.

Shelagh Robinson

Dr. Shelagh Robinson is a Senior Psychologist at Numinus Montreal, and licensed by the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. She graduated from McGill University in 2001, and joined Mindspace in 2022.

Across her educational and professional training in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, Shelagh has developed an approach that makes use of an array of therapeutic tools.

Her practice may be described as Integrative – a custom frame structured by the specific needs of the client, melding concepts and techniques to promote positive change. In particular, Shelagh incorporates Mindfulness and Process-centered attention in her sessions, focusing on breath, language and eyes. She emphasizes building on existing strengths and aptitudes, and scaffolding the inner healer.

Shelagh has long been drawn to entheogenic studies to promote healing, and in the recent years has pursued training in psychedelic-assisted therapy. Her education focuses on molecular foundations, harm reduction, trauma-informed care, and the clinical use of these therapies to enhance client well-being. Shelagh offers specialized appointments to individuals choosing these methods, including Education, Preparation and Integration sessions.

Martha Kezemidis

Martha is a Registered Professional Counsellor and yoga teacher. She is a lead facilitator with Numinus Training, teaching a wide range of courses. As a clinician, Martha’s practice is person-centred and integrative, applying psychodynamic, transpersonal and somatic approaches to therapy. She has experience working with mood and anxiety disorders, acute and complex trauma, as well as grief, life transitions, identity issues, and stress and burnout. Her focus is on developing a strong therapeutic alliance, allowing clients to connect to their innate abilities to heal, gain resiliency and move towards living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Martha’s mission is to help shape the delivery of psychedelic medicine treatments with ethical integrity and a reverence for both the medicines and each individual’s journey and inner healing abilities.

Carly Noodleman

Carly obtained her Masters of Social Work from McGill University, and is a member of the Professional Order of Social Workers, Family, and Marriage Therapists of Quebec. She has extensive experience in the Health and Social Service network, including an expertise in Youth Protection, behaviour modification, crisis intervention and risk assessment. Carly works with individuals of all ages, as well as couples and families, to navigate issues such as anxiety, self-esteem, couple difficulties, parenting, and work-life balance.
Carly thrives on creating a positive rapport in order to provide you with a safe space to talk about personal struggles, without feeling judged. Her approach is based on compassion and empowerment, while cultivating insight and self-awareness. Her interventions are strength based, while taking into account prior lived experiences or traumas. Her focus is to provide you with an outlet and the tools to help you achieve your personal goals in a healthy way.

Dominique Cloutier

Dr. Dominique Cloutier holds a doctorate in psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is a clinical psychologist licensed by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.
Dominique has clinical experience in a wide range of issues, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and attachment disorders. For many years, she has worked with individuals suffering from emotional, interpersonal and/or family difficulties due to a variety of situations: bereavement, separation, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma linked to psychological, physical and sexual abuse, and life transitions. Dominique also has experience with the difficulties and issues associated with the perinatal period, and she accompanies (future) parents through their experience.
In her clinical practice, she works with a highly varied clientele from a variety of cultures and communities. Her clinical work is therefore integrative, drawing on different orientations and currents of thought according to the needs of each individual and building on the unique qualities and strengths of each person.
Dominique sees therapy first and foremost as an intimate space in which to feel supported and understood in the face of painful situations. This space allows us to connect with our human emotional experiences and thus improve our ability to recognise our emotions, by naming and experiencing them in order to regulate them better. Therapy also enables us to become aware of our ways of thinking and the behavioural choices/patterns that contribute to our current problems. Finally, Dominique attaches great importance to the therapeutic alliance and has created a warm atmosphere based on compassion, trust and humour, because therapy is also a place where we can share and celebrate our successes, our moments of pride and joy.
She offers her services in French and English to teenagers and adults.
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Dr. Dominique Cloutier détient un doctorat en psychologie de l’Université du Québec à Montréal. Elle est psychologue clinicienne agréée par l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec.
Dominique détient une expérience clinique concernant une diversité de problématiques telles que les troubles anxieux, les troubles de l’humeur, les troubles de personnalité, les troubles alimentaires et les troubles d’attachement. Depuis plusieurs années, elle accompagne des individus souffrant de difficultés sur le plan émotionnel, interpersonnel et/ou familial dû à diverses situations : deuil, séparation, dépression, anxiété, traumatismes de l’enfance liés à des abus psychologiques, physiques et sexuels, transition de vie. Dominique possède de plus une expérience en ce qui a trait aux difficultés et aux enjeux liés à la période périnatale et elle accompagne les (futurs) parents dans leur expérience.
Dans sa pratique clinique, elle exerce au sein d’une clientèle très variée et issue de diverses cultures et communautés. Elle privilégie donc un travail clinique dit intégratif et alimenté par différentes orientations et courants de pensée selon les besoins de chacun et en s’appuyant sur les qualités et les forces uniques à chacun.
Dominique considère la thérapie comme avant tout un espace intime qui permet de se sentir soutenu et compris face aux situations douloureuses que l’on traverse. Cette espace permet de connecter avec nos expériences émotionnelles humaines et ainsi d’améliorer nos capacités à reconnaitre nos émotions, en les nommant et les expérimentant afin de mieux les réguler. La thérapie nous permet par ailleurs de prendre conscience de nos façons de penser et de nos choix/patrons comportementaux participants à nos problèmes actuels. Enfin, Dominique accorde une grande importance à l’alliance thérapeutique et a créé un climat chaleureux fondé sur la compassion, la confiance et l’humour, car la thérapie est aussi un endroit où l’on doit pouvoir partager et célébrer nos réussites, nos moments de fierté et de joie.
Elle offre ses services en français et en anglais à une clientèle adolescente et adulte.

Carlos Palomo

Carlos has been working as a Clinician since 2016. He spent 7 years working in suicidality, psychosis, and Crisis Intervention. Carlos experience in working with clients in acute distress has given him the opportunity to understand how to best collaborate with clients in creating spaces externally and internally that invoke a sense of safety. This process creates room for vulnerability, awareness and courage to engage with difficult emotions and experiences. His approach is eclectic and curated to optimize facilitation for the client to experience growth and healing. His clinical style is conversational and egalitarian to ensure an open, warm and genuine therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client.

Anja Hedji

Anja is a first-generation immigrant born in former Yugoslavia who has experience working with people of diverse identities. Utilizing a Person-Centered approach, she integrates elements of varying theories to best suit the needs of each individual client. She approaches each client with humility, curiosity and non-judgement, centering an anti-oppressive lens to best understand their experiences.

She believes in the transformative power of creating a safe, collaborative space where healing can unfold naturally. By infusing warmth, understanding, and adaptability into her practice, she aims to empower her clients on their journey towards growth, self-discovery, and resiliency.

As a therapist, she embodies a warm, casual, and relational style. She enjoys finding humor when appropriate, which can be a powerful tool in the therapeutic journey. She embraces flexibility and encourages client feedback throughout the therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are looking for support with a challenging life transition, making important decisions, struggling with relationships or your mental health, she can help you with your therapeutic goals.

Andrea Olsen

I am a therapist who empowers you through meaningful care. I have been there - the struggle, the trauma, the trouble navigating difficult and overwhelming feelings, and the pain of not feeling like yourself or having much hope. I know that seeking therapy isn’t an easy step and I commend you for starting your journey by looking to therapy. I am here to support you in finding what is best for you to reach your goals. If you work with me I promise you a safe space where you can process difficult feelings, and work through triggers that are no longer serving you. I help you re-establish your connection to self and gain an intimate understanding of all that is going on physically, spiritually and emotionally. I am here to journey with you into the depths of you true being. You are worthy of care.

Most of my clients are surprised by the humour and play I bring into our sessions together. Therapy with me is about experiencing all emotions- the fun, the free, the hopeful, as well as processing and giving space for the difficult emotions; the fears, the hurt, the grief, the anger and the sadness.

I use a gentle multi-modal approach rooted in the principles of neuroscience, pulling from therapeutic models such as gestalt therapy, somatic therapy, EMDR, person-centred therapy, existential therapy, feminist therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and emotionally focused therapy.

What does all of that really mean?

It means that you are unique and I will use different modalities to curate the best approach for you and help you meet your therapeutic goals.

I hold a Masters degree in Counselling. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with BCACC, a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) and psychotherapist with the CCPA. I am a white, cisgender female. I deeply value allyship with BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ communities and understand privilege and oppression and the roles these play in mental health. I work and live on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

With curiosity, compassion, kindness and some humour, I would be honoured to support you as your therapist.

Guillaume Rajotte