Lucie Gouveia – a



Candidate for registration as clinical psychologist



Training and experience


I received my doctor’s degree in clinical psychology from University of Montreal in May 2019. My thesis project focused on health professionals’ empathy toward persons affected by cancer. My clinical training allowed me to work with adults consulting for a variety of reasons. In anticipation of my registration as a certified psychologist, I am starting my private practice with Dr François St Père as my supervisor. I also work with young adults in a university setting.


Clinical practice


I am specialised in individual psychotherapy for adults. I also see adolescents of 16 or 17 years old. I offer short-, medium-, and long-term services. My areas of expertise include stress management, anxiety disorders, depression, occupational burnout, emotional difficulties related to learning disabilities, relational issues, adjustment difficulties, developmental transitions, and existential crises.


Methods of intervention


My clinical approach is rooted in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The methods of intervention which I use in therapy are highly influenced by ‘third wave’ approaches of CBT, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness techniques.  Also influenced by humanistic approaches, my personal style is collaborative and centered on your needs.