Julian Chiarella, M.Sc., Ph.D.
2791 Cote St. Catherine Road
Montreal Quebec, H3T 1B5
I hold a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Concordia University, and an M.Sc. in clinical psychology from Queen's University.
My dissertation research focused on the impact of childhood trauma on the brain in the context of depression. I have been working in private practice since 2018.
I have extensive experience working with individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders, complex trauma, personality disorders, sexual difficulties and cancer related psychological distress. I received specialized training in cognitive behavioural therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder and have worked with individuals dealing with a variety of obsessions and rituals, including those surrounding sexuality, contamination and harm. During my doctoral internship, I received intensive training at the Sex and Couple's Therapy unit at the Allan Memorial Institute as well as the Psychosocial Oncology Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital.
My therapeutic approach is integrative and tailored to the individual. I incorporate elements of psychodynamic, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural, emotion focused and existential therapies with a focus on therapy process (how the client is feeling in the present moment). Above all, I believe in creating a warm, empathetic, and open environment where clients can feel heard and understood.