Geneviève LaRoche is a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal and a doctoral affiliate of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Women’s Studies from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Sexology from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her doctoral research is being conducted at the Institut de recherches et d’études féministes of UQAM and focuses on the social support mothers and fathers of children with autism spectrum disorder receive from the members of their social network.
Geneviève has numerous years of experience with children and their families, particularly children presenting behavioural issues and developmental disorders. She has works with teenagers and adults experiencing a range of difficulties such as self-esteem issues, depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Although Geneviève’s work draws mostly on Cognitive Behavioral 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 enable her clients to adopt a balanced lifestyle and live a life that is in harmony with their goals and values. Before joining our team, Geneviève received formal training at the Centre de Services Psychologiques of UQAM. She has also acquired experience working in a private cognitive behavioural clinic.
During her graduate studies, Geneviève founded an initiative aiming to help university students better manage their health and well-being. She spearheaded this project in order to share her knowledge and passion for student health with younger students who are starting their journey into academia and adulthood. Her implication in this project has allowed her to organize multiple activities for students, such as a hiking day and yoga classes on campus.
In her spare time, Geneviève enjoys exercising with friends and spending quality time with her family members and two bunnies. Geneviève is also an avid reader and podcast listener. Her favourite podcasts include Hidden Brain and Unladylike.