Qualified to practice Psychotherapy under the supervision of Dr. Emily Blake: OPQ#11157-08
Hello! My name is Maxime, and I am a Ph.D. candidate in child and school psychology at McGill University.
I know that starting therapy can be stressful and difficult, so I want to take the time to emphasize that it is a truly safe, non-judgemental space where acceptance and understanding are always at the forefront. I adopt a person-centered approach where your individual experiences, strengths, and needs are at the center of the therapy process. I see psychotherapy as a collaborative process, where you, as the client, are the expert on your own life and lived experience. Together, we will develop a shared understanding of your experiences and the difficulties you are facing, and work towards shared goals.
My expertise comprises mood disorders, including depression and anxiety disorders, and other forms of emotion regulation difficulties. I am also trained in the treatment and assessment of learning and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, and how they affect child and adolescent development.
I have a deep understanding of LGBTQ+ experiences, and I am ready to support anyone questioning or struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identity.
My main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered Humanistic Therapy, and I also love to borrow tools from various approaches to best support your unique needs!
— Maxime Cousineau-Pérusse
- SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship (2018-2021)
- SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship (2016)
- McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowships (2016, 2018)
- Co-author in “Woodcock-Johnson IV Test of Cognitive Abilities” book chapter in Assessment of Children: Cognitive Foundations and Applications 6th Edition.
University-Level Training in Psychology
Master’s in School and Applied Child Psychology (M. A.)
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with distinction (B.A.)