Chantal Marie Gagnon, PhD, LMHC, CAP, SAP
|Professions: Psychotherapy, Coaching, Counseling|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LMHC - MH9510|
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I respect the courage it takes to seek a therapist. By simply reading this, you've taken an important step on your journey toward happiness, health, and a fuller life.
Do you ever find yourself craving happiness but overwhelmed by feelings of stress? You're not alone! I've helped many clients with the exact same feelings, and I can help you, too. Everyone deserves a therapist who will listen without judgment, and I can provide you with this.
I'm compassionate, positive, warm, and respectful of each individual client's needs. I work with individuals facing a variety of challenges, and have also worked with couples.
You really can improve your relationships! My experience as a mother, wife, and therapist has taught me first-hand how difficult it can be to maintain intimate relationships. I can offer you the practical advice and tools that will transform a challenging marriage to a joyful one. I also help clients who are seeking or beginning relationships with dating coaching and premarital counseling.
I offer a private, safe, and fully confidential space to work together, as well as day, evening, and weekend time slots. No matter what you're struggling with, you don't have to go it alone. Call me today so I can help you!
Email or Call Chantal Marie Gagnon, PhD, LMHC, CAP, SAP at 954-559-2936
More Info About My Practice
I accept most insurances, and I take all major credit cards.
Please be sure to VISIT MY WEBSITE- there is lots of information that may be useful to you!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Dating and Relationships: After having dated unsuccessfully myself for many years, I embarked on a quest to find out what it was I didn't know about men, love and relationships. And to my great surprise, I discovered that there is indeed a formula! There is a formula for successful dating, for making sure the relationship progresses to marriage (if that is your relationship goal), and for building a wonderful, fulfilling marriage and life with your spouse. I am happy to report that the formula worked for me, and I am now happily married. While I have lots of experience helping my clients with a variety of issues in their lives (from depression and anxiety, to trauma, and parenting skills), my favorite thing to do is to help people attract and create the love relationship of their dreams!
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I watched a movie the other day about the mentoring relationship between Freud and Jung, and I was struck by a disagreement they had. Freud felt the main purpose of therapy was to help patients understand why they are the way they are. Jung on the other hand felt that while that is an important part of the work, our role as therapists goes beyond that. We must also help people develop a vision of who they can become. I agree with Jung (but I still like Freud - he had a lot of good ideas).
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
My best advice is: come in for one session and then decide. It's like trying a new food. Sometimes it can be scary, and we think we won't like it, and we try it and are happily surprised. Either we like it a lot, or at least, it wasn't as bad as we anticipated. Since research shows that most people are helped by therapy, why not give it a shot!?
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
Well, it's important because nobody likes to talk to a robot. Your therapist should be a real person, who treats you like a real person. If you feel that your therapist is genuine and trustworthy, you are much more likely to open yourself, stay in therapy, and actually get better.
My Blog Posts
- What Is ‘Normal’ When It Comes to Emotional Regulation?
- Is Depression an Illness? Or Part of the Human Condition?
- How to Help an Aging Parent with Depression
- Can Meditation Really Improve Your Mental Health?
- 5 Ways to Improve Your Mental Health and Increase Happiness
- Life after Rape: 5 Keys to Growth and Healing for Women
- PTSD in Military Families: 3 Ways You Can Help
- The Trauma of Workplace Stress: How Therapy Can Help
- Are ‘High-Octane’ Women More Prone to Postpartum Depression?
- 3 Keys to Marital Counseling Success
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
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Groups I Work With
I also speak fluent French.
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