Licensed Psychologist with the Order of Psychologists of Quebec (OPQ) # 13869-20
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Hi there! Thank you for viewing my biography. My name is Rebecca. I am a licensed psychologist with 5 years of experience and a Master’s degree in School and Counselling Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan. I am a registered psychologist in two Canadian provinces (SK and QC), and an active member of the Canadian Psychological Association. I moved from Saskatchewan to Quebec in the Spring of 2020 to join Blake Psychology’s team of professionals. I have been so grateful to live and work amongst the beauty and culture of Montreal. I hope to bring some of the warmth and hospitality of the prairies to my clients.
My experience and techniques
My background is diverse and includes over 5 years of practice in both public and private practice settings. My therapy style is eclectic, meaning that I make use of several evidence-based techniques to suit the needs and goals of my clients. This includes Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Positive Psychology, Humanistic Psychology, Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness techniques.
In my work with adult individuals, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside my clients as they navigate the challenges of their lives. I aim to support my clients as they cope with life’s challenges in the context of their broader world, including unique family dynamics, relationships, workplace, health, economic factors, and other concerns. I believe that the unique concerns presented by clients should be met with an equally distinctive set of tools and solutions.
My unique approach as a psychologist
I make use of an approach that is both curious and collaborative. Past clients have described me as empathetic and warm, while still being competent, professional, and respectfully direct when needed. I take a flexible and practical approach to therapy. This means that as your goals become more defined, we can shift to address both long and short-term psychological wellbeing.
As with any psychologist, I take the dedication to confidentiality very seriously, as this creates an environment where trust can be built over time. Together, we will work to better understand patterns of thoughts and behaviour (i.e., ways you interact with others or yourself), and how these patterns impact your life.
We may also use integrative mindfulness-based approaches (I.e., meditation, relaxation, deep breathing) that can be taken with you in your daily life to help cope with stressors when they arise.
Ultimately, it is through a respectful and collaborative process that I hope to be able to offer you the support and practical solutions to help you reach your goals.
— Rebecca Lalonde
- 5 years of professional experience
- University of Saskatchewan Graduate Teaching Fellowship, College of Education (2015-2016 Academic Year)
- Co-author, The Student Experience of Therapy Dog Programming (Pending publication in Fall 2020 in the Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education)
- Co-author, Caring Responsibly in Long Term Care: Ethical Considerations for Psychologists (book chapter, pending publication)
University-level training in psychology
Master’s of School and Counselling Psychology (M. Ed.)
University of Saskatchewan
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with distinction (B.A.)
University of Saskatchewan