Dr. Geneviève LaRoche is a clinical psychologist and member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. She completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Women’s Studies at McGill University. She also obtained a Master’s degree in Sexology from the Université du Québec à Montréal during which she conducted research and worked with adolescent victims of sexual abuse. Geneviève then completed a doctoral degree in research and clinical psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal under the supervision of professor Catherine des Rivières-Pigeon, whose research projects are conducted within a feminist framework.
Geneviève has numerous years of experience working with children and their families, particularly children presenting emotional difficulties. She has also worked alongside adolescents and young adults experiencing a range of difficulties such as trauma, perfectionism, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, body dysmorphia and eating disorders. Although Geneviève’s work draws mostly on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, her approach is tailored to meet the needs and particularities of each of her clients. Geneviève’s therapeutic style is best described as warm and engaging. Through her work, she wishes to empower her clients to live a life that is in harmony with their goals and values.
Geneviève received formal clinical training at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute where she had the opportunity to work with individuals experiencing a variety of anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and complex trauma. In the context of her private practice, Geneviève especially enjoys working with young women and girls struggling with perfectionism, anxiety and low self-esteem.
In her spare time, Geneviève enjoys strength training and spending time outside. She is also an avid reader and podcast listener.