Judith Norton, R.N., Ph.D.
Judith Norton is a member of the Order of Psychologists of the Province of Quebec and of the Order of Nurses of the Province of Quebec. Judith’s career comprised many years as a critical care nurse, Industrial Nurse, Nurse Educator and Nursing Supervisor of two medium sized hospitals here in Montreal. She negotiated a mid-life transition into the Psychology field and obtained her doctorate in Counselling Psychology. She has worked primarily with adults in both Individual and Couples therapy, teenagers with developmental struggles, parents with child rearing issues and with adults negotiating a career transition as well as students doing career exploration. Judith is an Adjunct Professor at McGill University and has taught many different subjects including Career Education and Guidance. In addition, she provides supervision to other Psychologists and Counsellors, she has done workshops and she has led and co-led process groups.
Shawna Atkins, Ph.D.
Shawna Atkins is a member of the Order of Psychologists in the province of Quebec. She has worked in community, university and hospital settings. She works with adults in both individual and couple counselling. She treats a variety of psychological concerns and specializes in eating disorder treatment, crisis intervention and recovery of abuse. She was the coordinator of the Eating Disorder Program at the Douglas Hospital for three years. Shawna teaches part time at McGill University, she provides supervision and training workshops for clinicians, and she actively pursues research in the areas of self-injury and multicultural competency development. Shawna has been solicited for her knowledge & competency in treating self-injury by both the English and the French media.
Rita Odabachian, M.Ed., M.A.
Rita Odabachian is a licensed psychologist and a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association. She is fluent in both English and French; in addition she speaks Armenian and Arabic. She holds a Bachelor in Psychology, a Master in Educational Psychology, and a Master in Counselling Psychology. Her internships include training at St-Mary’s hospital as well as at Concordia University’s Counselling and Development, where she provided psychotherapy and administered and evaluated psychometric tests. She has offered workshops in the areas of positive psychology, sexual assault and career testing. In the public sector, she is a psychologist at Charles-Lemoyne hospital, working in adult psychiatry. Previously, she worked at the Montreal Sexual Assault Centre, helping victims of sexual assault and their loved ones. In her private practice, she serves a multicultural adult population, with expertise and interest in the areas of cognitive-behavioural and solution-focused therapies. She offers individual and couples counselling for: anxiety/panic, depression, post-traumatic stress, anger management, relationship and marital issues, sexual assault and career guidance.
Régine Tardieu-Bertheau, M.A.
Régine Tardieu-Bertheau is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. She holds a License in psychology and a Diploma in Education. She is fluent in French, English, Creole, and has knowledge of Spanish. Régine Tardieu-Bertheau detains a widespread expertise with adolescents and adults in individual, family, couple and group therapies. In her private practice, she counsels her clients regularly with issues such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship problems, low self-esteem and cultural identity. Régine Tardieu-Bertheau is valued as a conference speaker and a trainer. Her main interests are focused in the fields of prevention and education, and that, especially in regard to high risk behaviours concerning adolescents (sexuality, drug abuse), cultural identity and multi-cultural issues. She writes articles in her field of expertise as well as psycho-educational books for children. She has appeared on different television and radio shows. Régine Tardieu-Bertheau is also the coordinator of women's programs in the Leadership Services at the YWCA Montreal.
George Reid MA, LLB, DLP
George is a native of Scotland and is a graduate of McGill University's Master's in Counselling Psychology Program. He is a member of the OCCOPPQ, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and he is currently a Director of the Quebec Counselling Association. His psychotherapy training is primarily based in the psychodynamic tradition, gained at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations, in Montreal. George works with individuals and couples with a wide range of presenting problems. George is also a British-qualified lawyer and is a member of the Law Society of Scotland. He specialised in areas such as family law, child protection law, employment law (including dispute resolution), immigration and refugee law and mental health law. He has over a decade of experience working with adults and children with legal and psychological difficulties. George will also gain his license as a Quebec Certified Family Mediator in the near future.