A psychologist studies how we think, feel and behave from a scientific viewpoint and applies this knowledge to help people understand, explain and change their behavior.
All psychologists are part of the Quebec Order of Psychologists and have a permit to practice psychotherapy. To verify a practitioner’s registration, use their permit number found on their personal page, and visit l' Ordre des psychologues.
The following are some of the concerns for which a person may seek a psychologist’s support:
Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, phobias, etc.
Perception and management of pain
Cognitive functions (e.g., learning, memory, problem solving, intellectual ability)
Developmental and behavioural abilities and problems across the lifespan
Addictions, substance use and abuse (e.g. smoking, alcohol, prescription and recreational drugs)