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Meet Dr. Marie-Eve Martel

I am a fully registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (#6475) as a doctoral level psychologist in autonomous practice with competency in clinical psychology with adults. I am fully bilingual and I am pleased to offer online psychological services in both English and French. 

I received a clinical Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) from l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in February 2018 and I am continuing research to obtain a Ph.D. diploma (dual doctorate Psy.D./Ph.D). Prior to my doctoral studies, I obtained an M.A. in Education (counselling) from the University of Ottawa in 2014. 

I offer individual psychotherapy to adults facing a variety of challenges and life transitions. My private practice is currently focused on supporting people with the following difficulties/needs: 

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • emotion regulation
  • coping skills 
  • life transitions
  • relationship challenges
  • stress management

Training and Experience

During my graduate training (2013-2017) and since having started working in private practice in the summer of 2017, I have trained and gained experience in the following evidence-based approaches: ​

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Mindfulness meditation/Mindfulness-based
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MBCT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Radically-Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (R-O DBT)
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Professional and Community Involvement  

In addition to my part-time clinical practice, I have been and continue to be actively involved in psychology research on chronic pain for the past 10 years and I have been teaching clinical courses for the Master’s in Counselling Program at the University of Ottawa since the Spring of 2020. For a list of my publications and professional communications, please click here

I highly value continued education and I am a member of the: 

  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Canadian Psychological Association
  • Canadian Pain Society
  • Quebec Network of Junior Pain Investigators

I have been attending the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) World Conferences every year between 2015 and 2018, where I have had the privilege to attend plenaries and workshops by world-renowned psychologists such as Steven C. Hayes (ACT founder), Kelly Wilson (ACT co-founder), Marsha Linehan (founder of DBT), Kristin Neff (self-compassion), Mavis Tsai (Functional Analytic Psychotherapy) and many others. I continuously strive to deepen my knowledge of evidence-based practices and to be informed of the latest research in order to better serve my clients. 

Psychotherapeutic Approach

My approach in psychotherapy is very person-centered and collaborative. I believe every person is unique and I am committed to working together and tailoring my knowledge of evidence-based approaches to meet individual needs. 

I’ve been told by past mentors that some of my greatest strengths as a psychologist are my professionalism and my strong compassionate presence. I know how uncomfortable it can be to seek help for the first time and I am committed to being there for you along the way and making this process as healing as possible. 

My approach to therapy is also very dialectical – I try to balance acceptance and change in my interventions, and compassion and present-moment awareness are deeply embedded in my sessions with clients. I often encourage my clients to do the same in their own lives and integrate mindfulness, kindness and compassion towards themselves and others. I strongly believe that making small changes can often lead us to live more meaningful lives. 

A past teacher once told me “psychotherapy is taking the power that we have to suffer less”. It takes a lot of courage to make that first appointment, and yet that small action could potentially change your life. If you think you might benefit from online psychotherapy, I invite you to take that first step and reach out to me. I consider it both an honour and a privilege to accompany my clients along their journey. 

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Meet Véronic Tremblay

Hello! My name is Véronic Tremblay (people call me Vee). I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am currently completing a Master’s in counselling psychology at the University of Ottawa. Prior to my graduate studies, I obtained a Honours B.A. in Psychology from the University of Ottawa (2007), as well as a B.B.A from HEC Montreal (2011). I am fully bilingual and happy to provide services in both English and French.

I offer individual psychotherapy services under the supervision of Dr. Marie-Eve Martel (CPO #6475) to adults facing various life challenges and difficulties:

  • Anxiety, depression, stress management
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Coping and life transitions
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Professional challenges (e.g. burnout, return-to-work)
  • Trauma

Training and Experience

As part of my Master’s program, I completed a 10-month internship at the Western Quebec Career Centre, where I supported the adult student population in their counselling and guidance needs. 

I have been trained and have acquired experience in many therapeutic approaches, including: 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) 
  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)
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Professional and Community Involvement  

I am actively involved in the mental health community. Since 2020, I am the co-editor in chief of the Education Journal (https://www.egsa-aede.ca/the-journal/) of the Education Graduate Students Association of the University of Ottawa, a peer reviewed education journal that publishes the research of Faculty of Education graduate students.

I am also a student member of the Centre for Studies and Research in Industrial Psychology and Organizational Behaviour (“Centre d’études et de recherches en psychologie industrielle et comportement organisationnel” CERPICO), led by Dr. Martin Lauzier, since 2020. I have had the opportunity to present research at the Quebec Psychology Research Society (“Société québécoise de recherche en psychologie”) Congress in 2022. I am currently completing a research thesis on the return-to-work process after a mental health related leave of absence.

I also hold the title of student representative for the University of Ottawa at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association since January 2022. 

Therapeutic Approach 

I sincerely believe that no one knows you better than yourself. I therefore consider my role as a therapist as that of a guide for you to better understand yourself, your needs, as well as the changes you could make to live a more fulfilling life. While my interventions are founded on empirically based approaches, I strive to cater my approach to meet the specific needs and challenges of each person. 

My approach to psychotherapy is therefore highly collaborative. With my clients, I look to see what small changes could bring you the most benefits. I also encourage my clients to develop greater self-awareness and acceptance, as well as the means to better advocate for themselves and their needs moving forward.

Seeking professional help is rarely easy. Your presence on this page is already a brave first step to addressing your life challenges and struggles. I am here to support you in your journey if you wish to meet with me.

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