Meet The Team
Founder & Neuropsychologist
Dr. Marie Paquette, PhD
Dr. Marie Paquette is the founder of the Belleisle Psychology Clinic in Ottawa. She earned her doctorate degree in psychology, specializing in neuropsychology (PhD), at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières. She is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Order of Psychologists of Quebec. She completed her doctoral internship and then worked as a clinical neuropsychologist in the intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and physical disability programs at the CIUSSS of Sherbrooke. Dr. Paquette works with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues.
In addition to her clinical practice, Marie Paquette has been involved in several research projects in social psychology focused on the inclusion of people with disabilities and the prevention of issues experienced by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders.
Dr. Geoffrey Mok, Psy.D, C.Psy.
Dr. Geoffrey Mok’s degree is in Clinical Psychology from Alder University, with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Mok has completed clinical training rotations for clients ranging from children to the elderly in various inpatient and outpatient settings, such as Meier Clinics in Wheaton, Illinois, and the UBC Hospital Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders.
Dr. Mok completed his doctoral internship at Correctional Services Canada, where he provided assessment and treatment services to incarcerated offenders with diverse cognitive and psychological needs. Since then, he has been working in private practice providing psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment to adults and seniors.
Sarah Safar earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, specializing in corporate sociology and public relations, at the Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Pursuing her studies with a Master’s degree in Leadership and Human Resources Management, she completed her internship at the Central Bank of Beirut and then worked as a Business Development Consultant focusing on organizational management, sustainable development, and performance improvement across private, public, and social sectors. Sarah is proud to serve clients from Gatineau and Ottawa and ensure that they have access to efficient and personalized psychological services.
Curtis Gough graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B.A. in Psychology (Honours) and has been working as a psychometrist for four years. He has experience working for a number of psychologists conducting psycho-educational, neuro-psychological, and psycho-diagnostic assessments alike. He has experience administering tests in English and French with clients aged 3 to 65 who present with diverse personal, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds and life circumstances. He strives to make the assessments as comfortable, interesting, and fun as possible for children and parents.
Melodie Pilon graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. She is hoping to pursue her studies with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a concentration in Neuroscience.
Melodie is fully bilingual in both French and English and has lots of experience working with children. For example, Melodie was an Instructor therapist who provided ABA-based therapy for children on the autism spectrum and who have other developmental and behavioral disorders. She also has experience working with many psychologists as a psychometrist for over a year. She is happy to be in Ottawa and making sure children and families receive proper and personalized psychological services.
Lisa-Sarah Brunier earned her Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, specializing in Neuropsychology, from the University of Montreal. Continuing her studies in the field, she is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Neuropsychology at the University of Quebec in Outaouais. She aims to pursue her internships in the field of pediatric psycho-oncology, specifically working with children and adolescents.
For her doctoral thesis, she is conducting research at the Mental Health Institute in Ottawa, which allows her to engage with both Francophone and Anglophone environments. Her research focuses on social cognition and the impact of traumatic experiences on individuals affected by schizophrenia, as well as those at high familial risk. Lisa-Sarah is thrilled to contribute as a psychometrist to neuropsychological evaluations, ensuring that the needs of families in the Ottawa region are met.
Marika obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Sherbrooke. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Quebec in Outaouais, Gatineau. For her doctoral essay, she is currently working as a research assistant at the Royal Mental Health Center in Ottawa, where she administers various psychological and neuropsychological tests to individuals with psychotic disorders.
Marika also has experience with children with various developmental and behavioral disorders from her previous jobs. As a result, she is committed to adapting and personalizing neuropsychological/psychological services for the different clients she works with.
Marianne is a doctoral student in neuropsychology at the University of Quebec in Outaouais. She has extensive clinical experience with various client groups, including children with different learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders. In fact, she would love to specialize in child psychiatry in her future practice. Marianne is a person full of dynamism and enthusiasm! In her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities, reading, drawing, and painting.