Vanessa is a Clinical Sexologist and Psychotherapist who completed a Bachelor in sexology and a Masters degree in clinical sexology at Université du Québec à Montréal. She offers her services in English and French. She is a member of the Ordre Professionnel des Sexologues du Québec and has a psychotherapy permit (OPQ) and a sexual dysfunction evaluation permit. She received clinical training from the Montreal General Hospital, working for the Human Sexuality Program and the Gender Dysphoria Program in team with senior psychiatrist, sexologist and psychologist. Vanessa has worked in different fields such as institutional setting, non-profit organization and clinical settings with different clienteles.
Specializing in intimacy, sexual difficulties and relationship issues, Vanessa works with individuals who want to improve their sexual health. She also has experience working with teenagers and in the eating disorder field. Vanessa can help you with a wide variety of difficulties such as self-esteem issues, concerns regarding body image, difficulties finding a partner or addiction to pornography. She also worked with people from the LGBTQIA+ community facing different challenges. Vanessa also received specific training to evaluate and support gender diverse people who are in the a transition process.
Vanessa is trained with the humanistic approach and the psychodynamic/sexoanalytic approach. She also uses cognitive-behavioral theory and solution-focused brief therapy theory in order to help her clients achieve their goals. She believes that the individual is the expert of his/her own experience and is willing to work in order to enhance their potential through counseling. She is known to get her clients feel comfortable with her empathic and authentic attitude.