Dre Valérie Duguay, Psychologist
English and French
I have recently completed a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. I currently hold a permanent position as a Resident in Psychology at the Pain Clinic located at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre.
I also work part-time in private practice at the Psychology and Wellness Centre where I am working under the supervision of Jean Pereira, Licensed Psychologist.
Thanks to my doctoral studies on chronic pain and my personal clinical experience, amongst other components of my career, I have been able to perfect my skills alongside an adult clientele dealing with chronic illness.
The therapeutic method that I advocate is cognitive-behavioural oriented and aims to maximize the psychological well-being of the client. It equally includes the techniques and concepts stemming from Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT), in particular, mindfulness training.
ACT therapy seeks to improve psychological flexibility, helping a person to control the presence of certain negative thoughts and emotions by focusing awareness on the present moment. These skills allow an increase in engagement in the actions that contribute to the pursuit of the objectives and the values that lead to a more engaged and satisfying life. Regular mindfulness training has proven generally effective in most psychological disorders.
Cognitive behavioral therapy and evidence based therapy
Field of Practice
Clientele Served for Therapeutic Approaches
Individual services are offered to an adult clientele
- Anxiety Disorder
- Chronic Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Pain Management
- Stress management
Individual psychotherapy: $160 per 60-minute session