Dr. Aline Gauchat applies psychodynamic, humanistic and systemic principles to her therapy. Her methodology is mainly based on the Object Relational Gestalt Therapy (ORGT) model. In this approach, the therapist actively interacts with the client or the couple and explores with them their current difficulties and their life stories. The therapist is also attentive to what takes place in the relationship between her client and herself or between romantic partners and herself, seeing it as an opportunity to better understand her clients’ relationship issues. Once these issues are identified, Dr. Gauchat and her clients work together to find healthier and more suitable alternatives. Dr. Gauchat has a great ability to popularize psychological issues and an ease in developing solid working alliances with her clients.
Dr. Aline Gauchat obtained a PhD research-intervention in clinical psychology from the Université de Montréal in 2014. Through both her doctoral research and her clinical work in the private and public health systems, Dr. Gauchat developed an interest and a clinical expertise to work with adolescents, adults and couples. Dr. Gauchat has also lead workshops aimed for parents on adolescent development and the impact of adolescence on the parental couple and the family. In addition, Dr. Gauchat has taught courses on development and family at the college and university levels. Dr. Gauchat is thus well versed to support parents of adolescents through the challenges associated with this developmental stage (parental coaching).
Dr. Gauchat was trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and received post-graduate training in Object Relational Gestalt Therapy (ORGT), also called link therapy, specializing in the treatment of personality issues and disorders at the Centre d’Intégration Gestaltiste (CIG).