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).

PSYCHOLOGICAL CHALLENGES

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.

BEHAVIORAL CHALLENGES

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 .

COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS

Difficulties connecting, insecure attachment, communication problems, values conflicts and sexual difficulties.

PARENTING

Difficulty following instructions, academic difficulties, attachment disorders, separation anxiety, performance anxiety, teenage challenges, parental coaching and family interventions.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional doubts, career guidance, stress at work, burnout, professional harassment.

SPORTING PERFORMANCE

Suboptimal performance, performance anxiety, mental preparation.

STRESS AND MINDFULNESS

Stress management, living on autopilot”, attentional difficulties, difficulties in feeling.

EXISTENTIAL DIFFICULTIES

Narrowing life, feelings of emptiness, search for meaning.

FUNDAMENTAL YEARNINGS

To live a life worth living, we need to meet some fundamental yearnings. These needs are perfectly natural and underlie our deepest life longings. We can help.

CONNEXION AND ATTACHEMENT

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.

BELONGING

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.

CONTRIBUTING

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.

MEANING

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.

FEELING

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.

SAFETY

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.

JOIN THE CPC TEAM

You are a professional interested in third wave therapies? Want to join a warm, dynamic and supportive professional community? You value being effective in your interventions? You have a license to practice psychotherapy in Québec or you are looking for a supportive internship? Do you want to put your values into action? The CPC is here for you!