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Paulette Lévesque, Psychologist

Telephone (office): 506-382-1717
Fax: 506-382-1711
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Working Languages
French and English

Professional Background
I have been a psychologist for more than 30 years and I have a private psychotherapy practice in Dieppe, New Brunswick. I have been a member of the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick (CPNB) since 1991 and I hold a Bachelor and a Masters in psychology from Université de Moncton.

Over time, my professional journey has seen me work in various situations and with a variety of different clients (children, teenagers and adults). All of these experiences have contributed to shaping my vision of the human being and his or her development and have permitted me to improve my therapeutic approach.

I use several theoretical and technical orientations to offer the best service to people who consult me and wish to improve their quality of life.

Amongst others, I use a cognitive-behavioural approach that favors modification of behaviour and thought. I also advocate an existential-humanistic approach that takes into account the assets and the required resources a person has to fulfill his or her life. I then help clients to acknowledge and understand their difficulties in a way that brings about change to the way they think and behave.
I continue to pursue professional development in the domain of recent therapies based on full awareness, acceptance and engagement. These methods favour management of dysfunctional emotions through observation and acceptance of personal experiences. Clients must therefore be aware of these dynamics and engage in a process of cognitive and behavioural change while letting go of psychological automatisms.

Through full awareness, clients learn to recognize their feelings, emotions, thoughts, and tendencies to react as transient phenomena and accept them as such (present time) instead of reacting.

Theoretical Orientation
Cognitive-behavioral, existential-humanistic, and psychodynamic

Field of Practice
Clinical psychology

Clientele Served for Therapeutic Approaches
  • Adults (in individual consultations)
  • Couples (in marital therapy)
  • Teenagers (in individual consultations)
  • Children (in individual therapy/psychotherapy with parents)
  • Families (in family therapy)
  • Elderly

Problems Addressed
  • Sexual abuse and sexual aggression
  • Acculturation or difficult immigration process
  • Adapting to a stressful situation and difficulty in facing hardship
  • Difficult adolescence, teenager in distress, and relational conflicts between parents and teenagers
  • Self-assertiveness, difficulties communicating, and social skills
  • General anxiety amongst adults
  • Childhood trauma related to a difficult upbringing
  • Self-confidence
  • Marital difficulty, misunderstanding, conflicts, fear, and unfaithfulness
  • Emotional dependency
  • Depression, sadness, loss of interest or pleasure and difficultly finding motivation amongst adults
  • Grief, loss of a loved one or other significant loss
  • Child showing symptoms of depression, a fear of failure or low self-esteem
  • Child living with anxiety, separation anxiety, phobia or performance anxiety
  • Child having behavioural problems/child in distress/requiring parental coaching
  • Professional burn-out
  • Low self-esteem and negative feelings towards oneself
  • State of crisis
  • State of post-traumatic stress following a traumatic experience
  • Dysfunctional family, family crisis, and relational conflict between relatives
  • Blended families
  • Families living with a person having a mental disorder
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Incest
  • Insomnia
  • Panic: panic attacks, panic disorders, anxiety attacks
  • Separation, heartache, breakups, divorce
  • Stress
  • Traumatic experience(s)
  • Work: problems with dissatisfaction and professional relationships, conflict and burn-out
  • Personality disorders
  • Victims of criminal acts, workplace accidents, and automobile accidents
  • Violence or physical aggression, psychological violence, and domestic violence

Professional Fees
Individual psychotherapy: $190 per 60-minute session
Senior (65+) psychotherapy: $100 per 60-minute session
Couple psychotherapy: $285 for the first session of 90 minutes and $190 per subsequent 60-minute sessions
Diagnostic evaluation: $200 per 60-minute session
Group/individual debriefing: At the Psychology and Wellness Centre, the fee for a Psychologist who completes a group debriefing is that of $400 per hour and $200 for individual debriefing. The group debriefing involves an urgent intervention that requires the Psychologist to postpone regular appointments to be present.