Marie-Maude Pelletier Sottile was originally from Montreal and now lives in the GTA since 2002. She is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Marie-Maude initially completed a Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology of Communication and then went on to graduate with a Master’s Degree in Analysis and Development of Organization and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) from Yorkville University.
Over the years, Marie-Maude has developed a diversified skill set covering: Psychoeducation, group facilitation, and delivering multiple psychotherapy modalities. She is experienced working with adults, youth, and couples experiencing various mental health concerns and has obtained specialized skills training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) approaches.
Marie-Maude integrates evidence-based practices such as Self-Compassion, EFT, the client-centered framework, and talking-therapy techniques in her work. She is available to support clients in developing strategies to deal with emotional challenges such as sadness, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, relationships struggle, anger, and loss. Marie-Maude is also available to work with youth and families facing emotional, behavioural concerns.
Specific concerns that she provides support for include mild, moderate to severe mental health disorders such as:
- Generalized anxiety
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress
- Major depression, and
- Borderline personality disorder
Her integrative approach includes common factors that cross many therapies, including empathy, non-judgment, inspiring hope, and assisting with alternate views of the self and world. Marie-Maude’s compassionate nature believes in a warm and flexible approach to psychotherapy. She is deeply committed to supporting people bringing positive change to their lives. Whether addressing challenges rooted in the past or present, Marie-Maude provides a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic environment where healing and progress can occur and peace, enjoyment, and inner clarity can emerge.
So, whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, codependence or any other issue, I will help you recognize underlying problems, fully realize your strengths and adjust certain behaviours and thoughts to see things in a different, healthier way.
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