Valérie is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Ottawa. Her thesis examines the use of new technologies in behavioural neurosciences to assess sociability in rodents to better understand disorders that have an impact on social behaviours such as autism spectrum disorder.
Valérie offers bilingual assessment and intervention services to adults under the supervision of Dr Vanessa Tassé. Her clinical training experiences include working with health psychology related difficulties (chronic disorders, chronic pain, cancer, cardiovascular problems, and difficulties related to sleep), anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma.
Valérie has received training in a diversity of settings ranging from the Center of Psychological Services and Research (CPSR), Montfort hospital, the Pain Clinic at the Ottawa hospital and the Orleans Psychological Health Team (OPHT). Valérie’s approach to services is integrative and is based on cognitive behavioural and emotion-focused techniques.
To take care of her mental health, Valérie uses the principles from the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to practice self compassion and to increase her psychological flexibility. During her free time, she likes hiking, cooking, and reading.