Gabrielle Laufer, Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology

Gabrielle is authentic, empathetic and welcoming clinician with the goal of creating a safe space without judgement, where you can learn to elaborate the deeper meaning linked to your difficulties by exploring your emotions, thoughts and behaviours. She will seek to create a therapeutic relationship based on collaboration and mutual trust with you, translated through the co-construction of the meaning behind your subjective experiences in a relevant and satisfying way.

The primary school of thoughts she uses are of psychodynamic and existential orientation, but she also applies an eclectic and holistic comprehension to her clinical understanding. As such, Gabrielle can adjust herself to your unique needs and expectations, taking into account your qualities and vulnerabilities. She also has the goal of providing her clients with therapeutic tools through a self-knowing and self-analyzing process with them, enabling you to reach a new well-being and develop positive lasting changes.

Gabrielle works with children, teenagers, families and adults, having various personal difficulties. She offers psychological assessment for children, teenagers and adults, as well as brief or long-term psychotherapy. With children’s intervention, she often uses play therapy and the use of drawings during sessions.

Gabrielle’s Specialties include:

  • Anxiety, stress management
  • Depression, grief, separation
  • Mood disorders
  • Somatic complaints (of the body)
  • Personal and existential issues, quest for meaning
  • Self-esteem, self-confidence
  • Interpersonal difficulties, relationship and intimacy problems
  • Conduct and behaviour disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Identity crisis, identity confusion
  • Obsessions, compulsions
  • Phobias, fears, anguish

Training and Education:

Gabrielle is currently a Doctoral candidate in Psychology at the University of Quebec in Montreal. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree (B. Sc.) at the University of Montreal, as well as a Certificate in Youth Intervention (C.I.A.J.). She has training in Therapeutic Assessments, which is a psychological assessment aiming at therapeutic change through the collaboration with the client in the understanding of one’s difficulties as well as training in psychological assessments (cognitive and affective) with children and adults.

 

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