Dr. Melodie Lemay-Gaulin, PhD, CPsych

Dr. Melodie Lemay-Gaulin

Education and Training

Dr. Mélodie Lemay-Gaulin is a Clinical Psychologist registered in Ontario and Quebec. She completed her doctorate at the Université de Montréal. Mélodie sought both breadth and depth in her clinical training. She worked with adults, couples and adolescents with a range of presentations in the private sector and received highly specialized training at the Sex and Couple Therapy clinic of the McGill University Health Centre.

During her doctorate, Mélodie was involved in research on adult neurodiversity, queer and trans experiences and cannabis use. She also sought multiple additional training opportunities related to ADHD and autism. Mélodie is dedicated to lifelong learning and continually seeks out training opportunities to enhance her practice.

Therapeutic Approach

Mélodie is a strong believer that we heal through supportive relationships where we can feel safe to be honest with ourselves and to experience an unrestricted palette of emotions. Her aim in therapy is to support her clients’ innate healing ability while providing gentle guidance in understanding and confronting barriers to change.

Mélodie adopts an intersectional, anti-oppressive lens in her practice of psychology. Her practice is neurodiversity-affirming, sex positive, kink positive, and inclusive of LGBTQIA+ communities and non-traditional relationship structures. She seeks to welcome each client with non-judgmental curiosity, warmth and authenticity.

Her work is highly integrative and draws from multiple theoretical approaches, including:

  • Client-centered therapy
  • Emotion-focused therapy (EFT)
  • Existential psychology
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Schema therapy
  • Attachment-based and relational therapies
  • Trauma-informed psychotherapy

Mélodie has experience working with individuals with a range of presentations, diagnoses and goals. Some of the concerns her clients typically bring into therapy include:

  • Neurodivergence and mixed-neurotype couples
  • Challenging relational patterns
  • Interpersonal, systemic and complex trauma
  • Personality disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Identity-related questions and distress
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Compulsive sexual behaviour
  • Life transitions

Languages

English and French

Personal background

Mélodie was born and raised in Quebec. She lived abroad during her adolescence and emerging adult years, which gave her an appreciation for the role of socio-cultural factors in mental health. In her practice, Mélodie draws from her lived experience at the intersection of marginalized identities to understand how systemic forces shape her clients’ experiences of self and relationships.