Laurence de Montigny Gauthier practices psychotherapy using an integrative approach (humanistic and psychodynamic) that allows her to adapt to the needs of her clients. She considers therapy as a team effort in which she works in collaboration with the individual or couple to strive to identify the heart of the problem and to unravel it. She pays particular attention to the therapeutic relationship with the client, which she considers to be a working tool to allow the client to work on certain relationship issues.
Laurence de Montigny Gauthier is currently completing her doctorate in psychology at the Université de Montréal, which she began in 2014. Throughout her training and clinical experiences, in hospital, university, community and school settings, she has developed a specialization working with sexual and gender minorities, sexual traumas, relationship difficulties and body image. Her doctoral essay focused on the impact of the disclosure of sexual abuse in childhood on couples’ relationships and sexuality. From September 2018 to August 2019, she will do her clinical doctoral internship under the supervision of Mélanie Champoux and Nadine Tremblay, psychologists and associates at the CCCF.