Jean-François believes that our minds, hearts, and bodies should not be considered separately in therapy. He often integrates body-mind practices in the therapeutic process, and his work is trauma-informed. Jean-François’ areas of specialisation include sexual desire issues, sexual pain, and relational difficulties.
Jean-François has been helping people, groups and organisations for over 35 years: Initially involved in organisational and professional change, his interest in people has led him to focus progressively on relationships, and in the last 10 years, on sexuality. Today, he offers psychotherapy in Montreal to couples and individuals. He also continues to consult and teach internationally, mainly for non-profit organisations.
Completed his first BSc at Ottawa University in Canada, then an MSc and PhD in cognitive science at the Université de Paris-Sud, France, specialising in human and machine learning. Consulted in organisational change for the private, health and non-profit sectors. Certified as a professional and personal coach both in the UK and France, and accompanied individuals and teams in Europe and North-America.
Trained as a Gestalt psychotherapist in Paris and New York, and worked on integrating body and emotion into the psychotherapeutic process. Certified and practised as a massotherapy instructor in Paris, London and Montreal, and as a yoga instructor in Montreal.
Completed a BA at McGill University, in psychology, and a second PhD in clinical psychology the Université de Montréal, specializing in sexual desire and sexual behaviour in couples.
Areas of expertise
- Sexual desire issues, sexual pain, sexual development & growth
- Relational difficulties, communications issues, and relationship growth
- Anxiety and panic disorders, stress and burn-out management
- Personal and professional goal clarification and attainment, career reorientation
- Team-building and organisational change
- Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ)
- Society for Sex Therapy and Research (STARR)
- Fédération Québécoise de Massothérapie (FQM)
- Association Canadienne des Thérapeutes en Médecine Douce (ATCMD)