Ms. Thalie Labonté uses an integrative approach in therapy, namely a humanist approach centred on emotions. She is recognized for her authenticity and openness, as well as her ability to offer clients a safe and caring environment. She believes in the importance of harnessing the strengths of each person while seeing their nuances and uniqueness. She uses emotions, interactions between partners in session, as well as the therapeutic relationship as tools to promote change. Ultimately, she wants to help clients gain a new perspective on their difficulties and to develop behaviours that are consistent with their values and objectives. Ms. Labonté was trained at the Université de Montréal in a variety of approaches (psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural and humanistic), which allows her to adapt to the preferences and needs of each client.
Ms. Thalie Labonté is currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, research/intervention profile, at the Université de Montréal and holds a master's degree in psychology. Her research focuses on attachment insecurities, the perception of positive and negative partner behaviours, and marital engagement among distressed couples. She also studied body image and eating disorders as part of her master’s in psychology. Thanks to her training in couple therapy at the Clinique universitaire de psychologie (CUP) at Université de Montréal, she developed specific skills in the management of couple and relationship difficulties, in relational estrangement and in communication difficulties. Ms. Labonté also has several years of research experience with distressed couples, young families in difficulty and patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases.