THE CONTEXTUAL PSYCHOLOGY CENTER
IN THE HEART OF OLD MONTREAL
A COMMUNITY OF PRACTITIONERS DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING YOU
The Contextual Psychology Center offers you effective support to help you live the life you want to live, reduce your suffering, change your behavior, optimize your performance and minimize unnecessary stress.
We work with adults, children, teens, couples and families and offer individual and group interventions.
Our therapists and practitioners are certified by the Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec (OPQ), the Order of Social Workers of Quebec (OTSQ) or the Order of Guidance Counsellors of Quebec (OCOQ).
Anxiety, depression, affective disorder, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-esteem issues, body image, excessive worry, perfectionism, personality issues, bipolar disorder and the full range of mental disorders.
Addictions (alcohol, substances, gambling, internet, pornography), sleep disorders, tics and habit disorders (skin or hair pulling, trimming of nails), anger management, opposing behavior of children, difficulties of adolescents .
Our brains are wired for connecting to others and to attach those to those closest to us. Being in a secure relationship is a fundamental yeanring. Loneliness, isolation and unsatisfactory relationships are the sources of some of our greatest suffering.
Humans evolved in groups. Cooperation forms the basis of all human achievements. Belonging to a group is one of our deepest yearnings. Rejection, social contempt and fear of others’ judgment can be sources of great suffering.
As social creatures, we are wired to contribute to the group in one way or another. Contributing through work, volunteering or by supporting our firends and family is a central yearning for us all. Being unable to meaningfully contribute or seeing our contribution ignored can cause us great distress.
Ever since humans have known how to speak, they have sought to make sense of their lives and what they do. Finding, giving and creating meaning have thus become fundamental yearnings for all thinking humans. A meaningless life does not feel worth living.
From the moment we are born, we seek to interact with our physical environment through our five senses. We yearn to feel. For this reason, it can be painfully disorienting when our ability to feel dulls. To live well, we need to feel well.
Like all living beings, humans need security. Minimally safe living conditions are essential to living well. Beyond our need for material security, we need to feel secure in our attachments and in our relationship to our emotions such as anxiety.