Eating Disorder Clinic – Our Team

Our team

Our team

A Word from the Founder and General Director

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the BACA Clinic. On this day, I could not be more proud to open its doors to you. BACA is the culmination of more than eighteen years of passion and dedication to the cause of eating disorders.

My vision of recovery was first shaped by my own personal experience with bulimia. It then solidified throughout my academic studies as well as through my contacts and training with mentors, luminaries who have since become internationally recognized experts in the field.

To recover from an eating disorder, one must be surrounded by a team of competent and specialized professionals. These professionals must care.  They must believe in us and support us throughout the entire process. For its part, the team must be strong, understanding and willing to integrate traditional as well as more creative approaches in order to find the most appropriate form of intervention for each individual. I have made this vision my main mission since the BACA clinic opened its doors in 2001. Every effort has been invested in creating an environment where our clients can feel safe and supported to undergo the process of recovery. The moment you walk through our doors, know that your condition becomes our own. Our team is committed to accompanying you, with you and for you on the road to recovery. May your journey be as smooth and kind as it possibly can be.  Looking forward to meeting with you, Tania Lemoine

The BACA Clinic team is composed of professionals who believe in the full recovery of eating disorders.

Clinical Team

Tania K. Lemoine, MSSW, LCSW, CEDS

Founder and General Director

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Julie Landreville, MPs

Psychologist – Clinical Director

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My name is Julie Landreville. I am a psychologist and the clinical director of the BACA Clinic. I graduated from the Université de Montréal in 2001 and I have dedicated my practice to clinical psychology in the field of eating disorders (ED) from the outset of my career. My interest in the treatment of EDs appeared following a meeting with Tania Lemoine in 2001. Her expertise, warmth, integrated-clinic approach, team spirit, and dedication to the cause greatly inspired me. Thanks to the confidence she instilled in me, I had the privilege to participate in the realization of her beautiful project: the BACA Clinic. Over the years, I developed my clinical expertise under the supervision of experts and by participating in many specialized training courses.

For the past 15 years within the BACA team, on top of contributing to the development and management of a residential program and many specialized intensive programs, I developed and hosted several group workshops and trained several professionals and colleagues. I am a member of the following organizations: Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), Anorexie et Boulimie Québec (ANEB), Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders (ANRED), Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC), National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), and National Eating Disorder Information Center (NEDIC). I have also received training in various related areas: anxiety disorders, phobias, trauma and abuse, drug addiction, personality disorders, etc. As Director and Clinical Supervisor, my responsibilities include ensuring the quality of services rendered and guaranteeing our clients that the guidelines in the treatment of eating disorders are taught and respected. I am known for my determination, my consistency and my attention to detail at work.

In my relationship with my clients, it is very important for me to listen to them and try to understand the person as a whole. Although several people can present similar symptoms in the broad spectrum of EDs, each person needs to set objectives and unique goals in the framework of their therapy. This concept of “customized therapy” is very important to me. It implies that we both commit ourselves, my client and me, to discover together what should be put in place to develop a personalized treatment plan.

With the contribution of various competencies and resources, I believe that it is possible to recover from an ED and improve overall health. It is a process that can be long, anxiety-provoking and very demanding, but which is certainly worth the effort. Thank you for putting your trust in me and I look forward to meeting you!

Lianne Dybenko, DtP

Nutritionist – Supervisor

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Hello, my name is Lianne Dybenko. I am a nutritionist and a member of the Ordre des diététistes du Québec, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders for the past 14 years. Eating disorders have interested me enormously since my youth, which is what directed me to the BACA team which I joined at the beginning of my career, in 2001. I had the privilege to participate in the development of the multiple facets of BACA: the clinical aspect through the outpatient, intensive and residential programs; the educational aspect, through the training programs that I run, the supervision that I provide and the training of interns that we welcome; as well as the management of our nutritional guidelines and the proper functioning of our team.

Driven by my professionalism as well as a deep desire to learn and to specialize, I have participated in many training courses, symposiums and conferences on mental health and eating disorders across Canada and the United States. Passionate about psychology, I continue to educate myself by means of certificates in mental health and by multiple hours of supervision primarily targeting comorbidity complexes often related to eating disorders (personality disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and substance abuse). As I believe in ongoing training, I am also a member of organizations such as ANEB and the Academy for Eating Disorders.

During my years at the BACA Clinic, I developed my expertise by working in residential and day programs, by hosting several groups and by overseeing many individual and family nutritional follow-ups. I have also run several professional training courses on the nutritional approach for people who suffer from eating disorders. Currently, my duties include the clinical supervision of nutrition, overseeing group meals, as well as outpatient nutritional follow-ups in all their forms.

I find the work I do with my clients to be very rewarding and stimulating. My experience coupled with my empathetic, warm, gentle and reassuring approach encourages confidence and facilitates the journey of my clients toward a better relationship with their body and with food. For me, it is a privilege to work with the BACA team and especially with my clients.

Micheline Bessette

Coordinator – Group Leader

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Hello, I am pleased to tell you a little bit about me. My name is Micheline and I have the privilege to be the coordinator of the BACA Clinic. I am passionate about my work and it shows, since it is the most beautiful compliment that our clients give me on a regular basis.

At the BACA Clinic, our mission is to welcome every individual with open arms and to respond to their multiple needs with competence, vigilance and professionalism. This reception and the smooth running of the administrative side of the clinic depend largely on me. The client experience is therefore my priority. It is for this reason that from the beginning of the process, I try to create a reassuring and helpful environment for clients, in order to ease their journey with us.

I have always been passionate about human relations and caring relationships. This profound interest and my positive personal experiences of the therapeutic journey led me to make a career of it. In recent years I explored different ways of getting involved in the community of people dealing with a clientele battling various problems. I perfected my knowledge of mental health by following several training sessions on different personality disorders, mood disorders and issues related to eating disorders. My expertise has been consolidated in large part thanks to BACA clients, whom I have been amongst since 2007.

Finally, I have the pleasure of hosting most of the group meals at the BACA clinic. My ability to enter into relationships with people, my humour, my great energy and my empathy create a pleasant climate conducive to profound exchanges.

Looking forward to meeting you, listening to you and welcoming you!

Marie Grassia, M.S. Psychology

Psychotherapist

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I obtained my Master of Science in Psychology from Binghamton University, State University of New York and completed all doctoral coursework. Throughout graduate school, I received a solid background in research, in assessments using semi-structured diagnostic interviews, and in the delivery of cognitive-behavioral treatments, particularly cognitive therapy for depression. During my time there, I treated adult patients with moderate to severe unipolar depression in the Binghamton Mood Disorders Institute using cognitive therapy, I worked with a heterogeneous client population for four years in the Binghamton University Psychological Clinic, and I had practicum experiences on the inpatient units at the Greater Binghamton Health Center where I was able to assess and treat severely mentally ill children and adults in both individual and group settings.

I returned to Montreal to complete my clinical internship at the Douglas Hospital Eating Disorders Program where I received extensive training in the treatment of eating disorders. I was also fortunate enough to begin my career there as I gained many valuable experiences over the next 4 years working in the Intensive Adolescent Program and the Eating Disorders Program (adult).

Given my research background, I believe in using evidence-based treatments focused on making concrete changes in thoughts and behaviours. By exploring their individual goals and motivations, and meeting my clients at their level of change, I use a collaborative approach to developing their treatment plan in order to be able to best guide them through the recovery process.

Sample publications:
Grassia, M., & Gibb, B.E. (2009). Rumination and lifetime history of suicide attempts. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 2, 400-406.

Grassia, M., Gibb, B.E. (2008) Rumination and prospective changes in depressive symptoms. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27, 931-948.

A. J. Rubineau, MD MPH

Doctor, Medical Director

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Before joining the team at BACA in 2017, I served for seven years as the Medical Lead for the Cornell Healthy Eating Program (CHEP) at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. I am an American Family Medicine physician, holding active medical licenses from the Collège des Médecins du Québec since 2015, and from the state of New York since 2007.  I am Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine since 2003. I earned my Medical Doctorate in Family Medicine from the Yale School of Medicine, and completed my Family Medicine Residency at Brown University. 

My medical practice has consistently focused on providing compassionate, patient-centered care to at-risk populations.   Over the years, I have sought training and developed additional expertise within Family Medicine on topics including healthy eating /eating disorders, sexual health, adolescent health, as well as vulnerable populations, including sexual minorities, incarcerated people, and individuals with substance use disorders.

In addition to my MD, I earned a BS in Psychology from MIT, a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I am a trained doula, and I received certification in Medical Acupuncture from Harvard Medical School.  Each of these pursuits has informed my practice, and has enabled me to approach every patient as a whole person above all.  

Eating disorders are bio-psycho-social illnesses that can strike at the very core of who we are.  Recovery is Possible, and my patients have taught me over the years that Recovery is Beautiful, and it’s worth striving for. At BACA, my goal is to support each person on their individual recovery journey toward healing, and wholeness.  

Lucie Brossard, DtP

Dietitian-nutritionist

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I am a dietician-nutritionist, member of the Ordre Professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ). I have over 10 years of experience. A graduate of McGill University in 2004, I completed a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, with a major in Dietetics. During my studies, I had the opportunity to do volunteer work within ANEB Québec, a non-profit organization that helps people suffering from eating disorders (ED). My last university internship, within the Eating Disorder Program at the Douglas Institute, a university mental health institute, allowed me to confirm my interest and my deep desire to help people affected by these diseases.

In 2007, I joined the BACA Clinic, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. Working with this highly qualified multidisciplinary team, I developed a solid expertise and a deep knowledge of the challenges that must be overcome in order to recover.

Having personally witnessed the battle of a girlfriend athlete with an ED and the suffering caused by this disease, I have been sensitive to the problems of EDs for a long time. Affected by the suffering of my clients and moved by their testimony, I listen attentively and with empathy to their concerns, the obstacles they face and the challenges they must overcome. The privileged relationship that I develop with them allows me to give them my support and facilitate their approach. It also helps them to find the motivation they need to change and the right strategies to succeed. In return, the courage and resilience that they demonstrate and the life lessons that I have learned from these exchanges make me a better human being and a better nutritionist!

Since I always loved sports, I developed very early a strong interest in nutrition due to my sporting activities. A true cycling enthusiast since my teenage years, I competed at the elite level. I won a number of races and climbed on many a podium in Quebec. I was Quebec Road Champion in 1983. I was also part of the back-up team for races in the United States and I participated in the Tour of Texas with the Canadian team as an invited member in 1984. In 1997, I won third place in the Quebec Road Championship. Today, I still regularly participate in sporting challenges. My passion for my work leads me to explore all opportunities for increasing my knowledge in nutrition and other topics related to eating disorders. I am a member of the following organizations: QPDC, ANCQ, DC (including SNN and DOC networks), DC-PEN, AED, Équilibre, FMCQ, and Diabète Québec. I am an accredited professional member of Équilibre. Since 2008, I have hosted a program called Choisir de maigrir? and, every year, I complete different training courses in psychology, EDs and nutrition.

Véronique Petit, DPs

Psychologist

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I have a PhD in professional psychology. My initial specialization was in organizational psychology; a field for which I have developed an expertise in diversity management. Thanks to this specialization I am able to take into account the influence of culture on our modes of interaction, our styles of communication, our representations of the world and our concept of disease. It is therefore a priority for me to respect cultural differences and to take them into account in my interventions.

In addition to being passionate about my consulting work with companies and my work in clinical psychology, I have added to my professional knowledge an expertise in the treatment of eating disorders, a problem that has interested me for many years. These two fields of practice fulfill the psychologist in me.

When treating eating disorders, one of my priorities is to adapt my approach and the tools to be used to the person with whom I am working. I believe that despite the similarities encountered in eating disorder symptoms, each person is unique and deserves to be recognized and understood in the context of their own personal history. I see the therapeutic process as a team effort. We are able to find effective solutions through the exchange of our respective knowledge. I believe in speaking frankly, while making a point to respect the pace of each individual.

I am passionate about my work and keeping my knowledge up to date is a priority for me (reading, training, etc.).

Gilda Delaunay, DtP

Dietitian-nutritionist

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Hello, my name is Gilda Corpadean Delaunay. I am a dietitian-nutritionist, member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec, with over 15 years of professional experience. My professional journey led me to develop solid competencies in several areas of practice, such as hospital inpatient nutrition services, individual and group nutrition counselling and workshops in outpatient settings, for chronic disease management and prevention, healthy lifestyle education, and general nutrition services. In recent years, I shifted my focus toward nutritional therapy for weight and body image issues and eating disorders.

My strong interest in the treatment of eating disorders was certainly fuelled by my passion for exploring the many facets of our relationship with food, seeing it as an important part of ourselves and a key constituent in attaining overall good health and wellbeing. It was enhanced by my interest in understanding the psychological, cultural and social aspects of food-related behaviours. I developed an integrative approach to nutrition counselling, as I encourage my clients to explore their concerns related to food, in body, in mind, and their interactions with the world.

It is essential for me to develop a helping relationship with my clients based on empathy, authenticity, and trust. Understanding and addressing my clients’ possible distress and most pressing concerns allows me to gently yet decisively guide them to implement positive changes, to move toward recovery with higher motivation and confidence. I put emphasis on identifying together strategies to overcome even the hardest challenges, finding solutions that are tailored to specific individual needs.

I find my profession rewarding through its ongoing learning process, the many opportunities for training and for consolidating my expertise. I participate regularly in training programs, courses and conferences, which I consider a vital and stimulating part of my work. I am a professional member of the organization Équilibre, accredited to offer their weight management program, and a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor.

At the BACA clinic, it is a pleasure and a true privilege for me to work with the wonderfully competent and dedicated professionals in our team. Certainly, the most rewarding part is my privileged work with clients, a rich human experience that nourishes my passion and commitment to my work every day.

I look forward to meeting you!

Elsa Perez, MA, MSc(A), TCF

Couple and Family Therapist

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I’m thrilled to be joining the BACA team as a Family Therapist, Psychotherapist and Creative Arts Therapist. I hold a MA Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy) from Concordia University, Montreal and a MSc(A) in Couple and Family Therapy from McGill University. I am licenced as a psychotherapist by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec and as a Couple and Family Therapist from the Ordre des des travailleurs sociaux et familiaux du Québec.

Psychotherapy is a collaborative process that aims to increase psychological well-being and reduce distress. This process is grounded in a relationship: the one between you -the individual, couple, or family – and me – the psychotherapist. I strive to make the therapeutic space as safe, warm, non-judgmental, and compassionate as possible. Genuinely connecting with my clients, I work to really understand what is going on inside you. Taking a non-pathlogizing stance, I look beyond the symptom at see individual problems such as eating disorders as being deeply connected to relationships: not just the one we have with food but also the ones we have with ourselves and our loved ones.

My approach is attachment-based, emotion-focused, trauma-informed and developmental. I ask myself: what does this person bring with them into the room, into the therapy, and into their relationships? What stressors and ruptures from the past might be resonating in the here and now? What are their innate strengths? Thanks to my background in both talk therapy and Creative arts therapies, I have many tools at my disposal to tackle your issues: verbal and non-verbal. Together, let’s work on relieving your distress, increasing your wellbeing, finding balance and making your relationships more satisfying and supportive. I look forward to meeting you.

Erika Rossi

Doctoral student in psychology

Mylène Lefebvre, DPs

Psychologist

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Je suis membre de l’Ordre des psychologues depuis 2006. J’ai obtenu un doctorat en psychologie clinique à l’Université de Sherbrooke en 2008. 

J’ai complété ma formation clinique doctorale et ai évolué essentiellement depuis le début de ma carrière, à travers une pratique en centre hospitalier universitaire et plus spécifiquement, en psychiatrie adulte. J’ai surtout œuvré auprès de clientèles souffrant de troubles dépressifs, de troubles bipolaires et apparentés, de troubles anxieux et de troubles de la personnalité. De plus, au cours des dernières années, je me suis spécialisée dans le traitement de troubles des conduites alimentaires (TCA). J’ai participé à la mise sur pied et au développement d’une clinique spécialisée dans ce domaine au CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS, en psychiatrie adulte. 

Sur le plan théorique et clinique, je m’intéresse à la symptomatologie du TCA de même qu’aux enjeux psychologiques sous-jacents pouvant être associés à sa survenue. Le but de cette démarche est que la personne fasse sens avec son expérience affective et ses symptômes, souvent incompréhensibles sur le plan rationnel et ainsi favoriser une meilleure compréhension et connaissance de soi.

Par ailleurs, le fonctionnement psychologique de la personne, son développement affectif et les écueils rencontrés au cours de celui-ci ainsi que la survenue d’événements à caractère affectif, significatifs à l’histoire de la personne sont des éléments qui m’apparaissent importants à considérer dans l’élaboration du traitement. De même, la notion de co-construction du plan de traitement avec la personne qui consulte est selon moi à privilégier. Ainsi, je laisse de l’espace et de la liberté à la personne dans les orientations choisies tout en mettant à profil mes connaissances et mon expérience clinique dans le domaine. 

Enfin, la création d’un espace de parole et réflexif propice à l’élaboration du vécu de la personne et de ce qui l’habite en termes de pensées ou de croyances sont pour moi d’une grande importance. L’empathie, l’écoute et la douceur me semblent des caractéristiques appréciables à incarner au sein de la relation thérapeutique.

Mili Morin

M.A. Psychoeducation

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Titulaire d’un baccalauréat et d’une maîtrise en Psychoéducation à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais, je me suis intéressée aux troubles du comportement alimentaire et aux difficultés liées à l’image corporelle lors de mon parcours universitaire. Ma curiosité m’a amené à compléter un stage au sein d’Anorexie et Boulimie Québec et à y travailler pendant 2 ans. Lors de ma maîtrise, je me suis davantage penchée sur l’impact de la problématique sur les activités de vie quotidienne, ce qui m’a amené à entreprendre un stage chez BACA où j’ai pu entamer des suivis d’accompagnement à domicile et développer un recueil de lectures offert dans le cadre des programmes intensifs. Depuis l’été 2019, j’y travaille à titre de Psychoéducatrice. 

Selon moi, l’équilibre de nos vies balance entre un amalgame de richesses et de fragilités. C’est sur ce balancier, unique à chaque individu, que j’appose mes savoirs et que j’accompagne dans le développement d’un sentiment de stabilité intérieur. Pour moi, le suivi psychoéducatif consiste en un cheminement et un accompagnement dans cette quête d’un équilibre physique, psychologique, psychique et émotionnel. Dans un échange de confiance, de vulnérabilité, d’effort, de difficultés et d’accomplissement, la psychoéducation permet de mettre un phare sur les capacités adaptatives. 

D’un regard bienveillant, authentique et absent de jugement, on me reconnaît pour mon authenticité, mon calme, ma douceur et mon organisation. À travers une approche psychoéducative, motivationnelle et empreinte d’empathie, l’individu et l’alliance thérapeutique sont au centre de ma démarche. Il m’importe d’adopter une vision d’ensemble dite biopsychosociale, et de cheminer en respectant la cadence et la liberté de mon client. Selon moi, le moteur de tout changement se trouve au cœur de chacun. L’utilisation de l’ici et maintenant ainsi que de l’environnement de vie sont, à mon sens, d’une importance hors pair pour amadouer le déséquilibre et intégrer un changement durable. 

Je crois sincèrement au rétablissement d’un trouble alimentaire. Par un accompagnement centré sur le développement et l’activation des ressources ainsi que sur l’organisation du milieu, le suivi psychoéducatif se permet d’être le pont de transition vers une destination souhaitée. 

Au plaisir d’être passagère dans les moments importants de votre vie. 

Shyam Sampalli Anandampillai

M.A. Couple & Family Therapy

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I am pleased to be a couple and family therapist on the BACA team. I have a Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy (Dramatherapy) from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from McGill University.

I believe that therapy in its purest form is a collaborative process that aims to increase psychological well-being and reduce distress. At the heart of this process, is the positive  healing relationship that develops between an individual, a couple or a family, and the therapist.
I believe that individual problems such as eating disorders could be intricately linked to our significant relationships. Evidence-based research tells us that a positive relationship with one’s system is a protective factor contributing to healing. In my work, I focus on the power that families and systems hold in helping clients recover wholly.

My approach is based on attachment / trauma, self-compassion, emotionally focused and developmental. I believe that my clients are resilient individuals and that recovery from their eating disorders towards health is possible. With my training in verbal therapy and arts therapy, I have several tools at my disposal to help you solve your problems verbally and non-verbally. I look forward to working together.

Megan Knoll

PhD candidate

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I am a PhD candidate and registered as a trainee in psychology with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. I am currently completing my doctoral research in Counseling Psychology at McGill University. I am passionate about understanding and improving the practice of psychotherapy. My research projects involve monitoring progress in psychotherapy, knowledge translation and evidence-based practices, and defense mechanisms in psychotherapy.

I have a variety of clinical experiences having trained at the McGill University Counselling Center, the Eating Disorders Program at the Douglas Institute, as well as the Personality Disorders Program, the Anxiety Disorders Program, and Complex Care at the Allan Memorial Institute. My clinical interest are in personality and eating disorders. 

I take an integrative, collaborative, and evidence-based approach to therapy. I have been trained in several clinical orientations including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and psychodynamics. I draw from these different orientations to help my clients work on goals that are important to them and best suit their needs. 

Charlotte Steuter-Martin

M.A. Creative Arts Therapy, Counsellor

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It gives me great pleasure to be joining the BACA team as a Creative Arts Therapist. I hold a MA in Creative Arts Therapies (Drama Therapy) from Concordia University and I am a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I have experience in working with eating disorders at an outpatient, inpatient, and residential level.

Before joining the BACA family, I spent two years training and working with the treatment of trauma and PTSD in New Haven, Connecticut. There, I was able to specialize in using embodied techniques to treat trauma as well as eating disorders. During this time, I also completed my training at the New York Institute for Developmental Transformations in New York City, where I continued to hone my skills at using embodied and play-based techniques to address the symptoms and underlying issues of eating disorders.

Most recently, I was a primary therapist for Monte Nido and Affiliates in Westchester, New York. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but not me! I take a strong trauma-informed approach and I’m curious about how particular events or relationships may have really affected a person. I also work within a social justice frame and I am deeply dedicated to safe-space building. I genuinely want to know about the things that have happened to you and what the ripple effects have been in your life.

I am really interested in the protective function of the eating disorder and how sometimes the eating disorder emerges as a way for us to manage our anxiety during or after a difficult time in our life. I believe strongly that a full recovery from an eating disorder is absolutely possible and a large part of the work can be exploring the protective function of the ED and replacing it with a variety of other, more adaptive coping strategies.

I also believe in reducing the baseline of anxiety in general, in addition to using coping mechanisms, by re-focussing on the importance of expression. I take an emotion-based, humanistic approach where I tend to focus on fear and shame dynamics and how the avoidance of these feelings can hinder us rather than help us.

As a drama therapist, I’m always wondering about the ways our stories live in our bodies and how we can better express the stuff that still needs to come out. I take the sharing of stories very seriously and I would be honoured if you would share yours with me!  

Jenna Jones

MSW, Social Worker

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I graduated from McGill University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2016 and I have been working in the field of eating disorders ever since. I am also currently completing the requirements towards a psychotherapist license.

From 2016 to 2019 I had the pleasure of interning and working at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute Adult Eating Disorder Program. The experience in a research-based clinical environment allowed me to solidify my capabilities in, and commitment to best-practice and evidence-based approaches. I am consequently trained and experienced in the latest cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy approaches. 

Throughout my studies and my career, I became interested in the human experience of shame and it has since become an integral part of my understanding of a person’s wellbeing. True to my social work roots, I use a socio-cultural lens to inform my therapeutic approach. I work with compassion focused techniques to support the person in surrendering to their imperfect self and connecting to their humanity through their relationships with others. Questions often discussed in therapy include: What is your relationship with shame? What do you expect from yourself?  Where do these expectations come from? In what ways do these expectations affect you/harm you? 

I am elated to have joined the BACA team. The warm, welcoming, and integrative nature of the clinic complements my style as a therapist. During our sessions, you can expect a non-judgmental and safe space to explore hard questions, increase your ability to meet your needs, and work on healing your relationship with yourself. 

Catherine Moquin

D.t.P., M.Sc. Nutritionist

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Je m’appelle Catherine Moquin et je suis nutritionniste, diplômée de l’Université de Montréal depuis 2010. C’est mon intérêt pour les troubles alimentaires et les relations complexes à la nourriture qui m’a amenée à compléter ma formation professionnelle. Je me suis d’ailleurs spécialisée dans ce domaine en réalisant une maîtrise qui a permis de valider une intervention de groupe auprès de femmes souffrant de trouble alimentaire.  

Je suis membre de l’Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec et je pratique en clinique privée depuis le début de ma carrière en mettant à profit mon expertise pour le traitement des troubles alimentaires de toutes sortes, des problèmes reliés au poids et de la préoccupation excessive à l’égard de l’alimentation et du corps. Passionnée et rigoureuse, je suis toujours à l’affût de formations de perfectionnement afin d’approfondir mes connaissances.  Que ce soit sur la nutrition qui est en constante évolution, sur les troubles alimentaires et les enjeux reliés, sur l’alimentation en pleine conscience ou tout ce qui y est relié de près ou de loin, j’assiste à diverses conférences et colloques afin que mes interventions soient toujours les plus adaptées. 

Parallèlement à ma pratique clinique, mon vif intérêt et ma conviction pour la prévention des problèmes reliés au poids et à l’image corporelle m’ont amenée à travailler pour l’organisme ÉquiLibre. J’ai la chance d’offrir des formations destinées aux professionnels de la santé afin qu’ils puissent intégrer une approche axée sur les habitudes de vie et favoriser le développement d’une relation saine à la nourriture et au corps auprès de leur clientèle. 

Mon parcours professionnel m’a aussi amenée à travailler en psychiatrie à l’Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne. Depuis 2015, c’est à l’équipe de l’Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas que je me suis jointe comme nutritionniste clinicienne. Une fois de plus, j’ai la chance d’aider les gens qui ont des enjeux psychologiques affectant leur alimentation de différentes façons. Je prends toujours le temps de discuter avec les patients afin de bien saisir leurs enjeux et trouver la meilleure voie pour optimiser leurs comportements alimentaires. Par ailleurs, j’ai agit à titre de nutritionniste en pédopsychiatrie, à l’Unité des troubles alimentaires pour adolescents, ce qui a vraiment permis de bonifier mes interventions auprès des jeunes souffrant de troubles alimentaires et leur famille.

Je suis reconnue pour ma sensibilité et mon empathie ainsi que par mon humour bien dosé qui permet d’alléger certains moments difficiles du rétablissement. Je sais adapter mes interventions autant auprès des adolescents et de leurs parents, qu’auprès des adultes. Selon moi, le travail en interdisciplinarité est la clé du succès pour le rétablissement et je suis reconnaissante de faire partie d’une équipe aussi complète, compétente et chaleureuse que celle de la clinique BACA. 

Au plaisir de vous rencontrer et de vous aider! 

Marie-Pierre Girard-Lauriault

MA, MSc, TCF. Couple and Family Therapist
Psychotherapist, Arts Therapist

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Je suis thérapeute conjugale et familiale, psychothérapeute et thérapeute par les arts. Je suis membre de l’Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec et je possède un permis de pratique de psychothérapeute de l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec.

Je détiens une maîtrise de l’Université McGill en thérapie conjugale et familiale ainsi qu’une maîtrise en thérapie par les arts de l’Université Concordia. J’ai également complété le programme de formation professionnelle en danse-thérapie au Centre National de Danse-Thérapie des Grands Ballets Canadiens. 

En tant que membre de l’équipe multidisciplinaire Baca, j’accompagne les personnes souffrant d’un trouble alimentaire ainsi que leurs proches par la thérapie individuelle, conjugale et familiale. Cette position privilégiée me permet d’entrer en contact avec l’expérience vécue de toutes les facettes du système.  Je crois sincèrement aux bienfaits de l’implication des proches dans le rétablissement d’un trouble alimentaire. 

Ma pratique clinique est basée sur l’approche systémique-relationnelle ainsi que sur les modèles centrés sur l’attachement et sur les émotions. Dans l’environnement empathique, chaleureux et collaboratif de la relation thérapeutique, je m’intéresse à la fois à la manière dont nous sommes en relation avec les autres et avec notre environnement et à la fois à la façon dont notre histoire personnelle influence notre façon de réfléchir, de ressentir et de réagir face aux épreuves. De plus, étant formée en danse-thérapie, je suis sensible à la relation que nous entretenons avec notre corps. La manière dont nous bougeons et nos sensations sont une source d’informations qui mérite que l’on lui porte attention. 

Au-delà de l’approche utilisée, c’est d’abord et avant tout la qualité de la relation entre le thérapeute et le client qui est garante de changement. Je vous invite à venir me rencontrer!

Administration

Milissa Jacques

Receptionist

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Mon titre au sein de cette fabuleuse équipe est réceptionniste. Depuis février 2016, je suis celle qui a le plaisir de vous répondre et de vous accueillir chaleureusement.  Mon grand intérêt pour la relation d’aide m’a amené à faire une technique en Travail Social au Cégep du Vieux-Montréal. Mes études m’ont permise d’acquérir des connaissances, des outils d’interventions ainsi que la confirmation que j’ai choisi un domaine qui me passionne! Je me sens réellement à ma place lorsque je suis en interaction avec autrui.  On me connaît comme une personne douce, souriante, à l’écoute et qui se soucis de tous et de toutes. Sachant que ce n’est pas toujours facile de faire le premier pas de nous contacté, soyez assuré que je ferai mon possible pour faciliter votre intégration parmi nous.

Au plaisir!

Laurianne Groulx

Office Manager

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I first joined the BACA Team in December 2018 as a receptionist. It was my interest in a work experience with a humanitarian side that led me to apply for the position. I was warmly welcomed by the team and the customers who constitute the BACA family.

My varied work experiences in administration and customer service as well as my studies in social science and organizational communication have well equipped me to assume my position which eventually evolved into the office manager position that I have occupied since September 2019.

I love to connect with people; it is a real pleasure to get to know you all during your time at our clinic. Feel free to stop by my office and knock on my door any time you wish. I will always be happy to greet and welcome you into our premises and as part of the BACA Family.

BACA External Consultants

Monique Bessette, PhD.

Psychologist, Director of Institut Victoria

Julie Dufour, DPsy

Psychologist

Lee Farkas, PhD.

Psychologist

Isabelle Guimond, MPs

Psychologist

Medical Collaborators

John Sader, MD, FASAM

Emmanuel Cauchois, MD

Valérie Fedorowicz, MD

The BACA clinic is very proud to work in close collaboration with organizations as well as with numerous external consultants specializing in the field of eating disorders and in the mental health issues.

Discover our list of specialized resources and referrals in the field of eating disorders.

BACA
Eating Disorders Clinic

Come and meet us

2121 Crescent street, suite 200
Montreal (Quebec)  H3G 2C1
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Contact us

Phone: (514) 544-2323
Fax: (514) 759-3084
Email: info@cliniquebaca.com

Clinique BACA