Andrée-Anne Desrosiers

Andrée-Anne Desrosiers

Andrée-Anne works as an intern in clinical psychology with the adult and marital clientele of IFCEO. As a graduate student in clinical psychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, Andrée-Anne practices under the supervision of Dr. Vanessa Tassé, clinical psychologist. Andrée-Anne is passionate about her future profession and is fulfilling a dream by completing her academic studies soon.

During her clinical training, Andrée-Anne adopted several notions surrounding the intersubjective humanistic approach inspired by the Self-theory as well as interventions related to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) and emotion-focused therapy (EBT). These various approaches have allowed her to address many issues such as difficulties related to interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression or trauma, as well as the management of emotions. Andrée-Anne advocates an integrative approach that is personalized to the needs of her clients.

Beyond the use of empirically proven approaches, Andrée-Anne values above all an authentic therapeutic relationship, marked by gentleness and empathy. Creating a warm environment where the client can feel comfortable is at the center of her priorities.

As a specialization, Andrée-Anne studied the emotional experiences of couples living with conception difficulties such as miscarriage and infertility in her doctoral dissertation. She also studied the experience of these couples during an eventual pregnancy. She therefore considers it necessary to provide specialized support adapted to the needs of this clientele.

Because mental health is important…

In order to take care of her mental health, Andrée-Anne listens to her body signals, her thoughts and her emotions to help guide her towards a balance that suits her. To maintain or regain her mental balance, Andrée-Anne particularly enjoys outdoor running, yoga, compassionate mindfulness, spending quality time with a loved one and finally, wrapping up in a blanket and watching a good show.