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Jérémie Richard

Jérémie Richard, M.A., Ph.D.(c)

2971 Cote St. Catherine Road

Montreal Quebec, H3T 1B5

514-733-4959 ext 223

About Me

I am a doctoral candidate in psychology and in supervised practice as a candidate member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ). I received my B.A. in Psychology and Behavioral Science at McGill University in 2016 and an M.A. in Counselling Psychology and McGill University in 2018. I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at McGill University with an anticipated graduation date of August 2023. As a doctoral fellow funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC) my doctoral thesis focused on risk and resilience factors relevant to the development of behavioral addictions (i.e., problem gambling and gaming) from childhood to adulthood to inform prevention and treatment interventions.

Upon the completion of my Ph.D., I will be completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University (2023-2025). As a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), I will be conducting research as part of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences within the Behavioural Pharmacology Research Unit. As a member of the Center for Psychedelic & Consciousness Research, my research will investigate the safety and effectiveness of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of depression and addictive disorders.

Since 2016, I have had the opportunity of disseminating my research through various peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, symposium presentations and media interviews with a focus on translating research findings into clinical practice. I have also served as a peer-reviewer and editorial board member for a number of leading journals in the field of mental health and addiction research.


Clinical Experience and Therapeutic Approach

I have been providing psychotherapy services in Montreal since 2017 and have been working in private practice since 2020. As part of my graduate training, I have worked in at both the McGill Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic and the Sex and Couple Therapy Service at the Allan Memorial Institute.

I am currently completing my psychology residency at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program and Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder Program. Following the completion of my residency in August 2023, I will be applying for full licencing and membership as a psychologist as part of the OPQ.

My approach to psychotherapy is integrative and evidence-based, utilizing theoretical frameworks and interventions based on cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and mentalization-based treatment (MBT).

I typically initiate psychotherapy with a formalized period of assessment and case formulation, which is followed by the establishment of clear and specific treatment goals. Progress monitoring tools and ongoing assessments are then integrated as a way of measuring change and facilitating discussions about the process of therapy over time. My relational style is informed by existential-humanistic psychology with an emphasis on open and honest communication and collaboration. Overall, I am committed to providing personalized and effective psychotherapy while considering a short, medium, or longer time horizon.

I offer services to adult individuals and couples in both French and English.


Areas of Expertise

  • Anger and impulse control

  • Anxiety disorders and specific phobias

  • Behavioural addictions (gambling disorder, gaming disorder, problematic internet use)

  • Burnout, occupational stress, and life transitions

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Insomnia (difficulties falling or staying asleep)

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Personal development, self-esteem, and identity

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Relationships and communication

  • Sexual dysfunction (desire, arousal, and/or orgasmic dysfunction)

  • Couple difficulties

  • Parent-child difficulties


Professional Affiliations

  • Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ)

  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

  • Canadian Psychoanalytic Society: Quebec English Branch

  • Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine


Selected Publications

Richard, J., & King, S. (2023). Annual Research Review: Emergence of problem gambling from childhood to

emerging adulthood: A systematic review. Journal of Child   Psychology and Psychiatry, 64(4), 645-688.

Richard, J., Ivoska, W., & Derevensky, J. (2023). Understanding adolescent esports bettors: Are they homogeneous

group? Addictive Behaviors, 140, 1-7.   doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107598

Mestre-Bach, G., Granero, R., Mora-Maltas, B., Valenciano Mendoza, E., Munguia, L., Potenza, M., Derevensky, J.,

Richard, J., Fernandez-Aranda, F., Menchon, J. M., & Jiminez, S. (2022). Sports-betting-related gambling disorder: Clinical features and correlates of cognitive behavioural therapy outcomes. Addictive Behaviours, 133, 107371.

Marchica, L., Richard, J., Nower, L., Ivoska, W., & Derevensky, J. (2022). Problem video gaming in adolescents: An

examination of the Pathways Model. International Gambling Studies, 22(2), 282-299

Richard, J., Temcheff, C., & Derevensky, J. (2020). Gaming disorder across the lifespan: A scoping review of

longitudinal studies. Current Addiction Reports, 7(4), 561-587. doi:10.1007/s40429-020-00339-3

Richard, J., Fletcher, E., Boutin, S., Derevensky, J., & Temcheff, C. (2020). Conduct problems, depressive symptoms

and behavioral addictions in adolescents and young adults: A systematic review. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 9(3), 497-533. doi:10.1556/2006.2020.00045

Derevensky, J., McDuff, D., Reardon, C., Hainline, B., Hitchcock, M., & Richard, J. (2019). Problem gambling and

associated mental health concerns in elite athletes: A narrative review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 53(12), 761-766. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2019-100668

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