Meet Dr. Marie-Eve Martel

I am a fully registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (#6475) and the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#2785) 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)

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. 

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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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