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Meet The Team

Leadership

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Founder & Neuropsychologist

Dr. Marie Paquette, P.hD.

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.

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Executive Director

Pierre Huguet, Ph.D. 

Pierre is a foundational member of the Belleisle Psychology Clinic, joining at its inception, bringing a wealth of experience from his background in education, entrepreneurship, and service-based business. Pierre's entrepreneurial journey includes the establishment of several successful ventures, notably the leading US admissions consultancy H&C Education

 

He played a crucial role in the Yale community, where he completed his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees in Literature and Cultural History. He was the founding president of the Yale Student Business Society, which is now known as the Yale Biotech Club - the largest non-profit organization at Yale focusing on entrepreneurship and management. His involvement extended to serving on the boards of several Yale-based business organizations. 

 

In the academic realm, Pierre taught literature to undergraduate students at Yale and contributed articles to renowned journals in his field. He serves as an invited speaker at US colleges, discussing admissions matters and giving talks on literature and poetry.

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Neuropsychologists

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Neuropsychologist

Dr. Aude Massicotte-Rochon, D.Psy.

Aude Massicotte-Rochon holds a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in linguistics and psychology, as well as a Master's in Speech Therapy from the University of Ottawa. She has completed her doctoral studies in psychology (D.Psy.), with a focus on clinical neuropsychology, at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. During her doctoral studies, she completed a doctoral essay on the online sexual activities of autistic individuals.

 

Clinically, Aude worked as a speech therapist in a school environment before starting her doctorate. In this role, she conducted assessments and language interventions (oral and written) for preschool and school-aged children. During her doctorate, Aude completed her first internship at the La RessourSe Regional Rehabilitation Center, where she worked with an adult population suffering from various acquired neurological conditions (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury, etc.). She then completed her second internship in a private setting, where she gained experience in neuropsychological assessment primarily aimed at identifying the presence of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, specific learning disorders, praxic disorders, etc.), but also at better understanding the impact of psychoaffective disorders (e.g., anxiety, depression, etc.) on an individual's cognitive functioning, with a variety of populations (pediatric, adolescent, and adult clients, both Francophone and Anglophone).

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Neuropsychologist

Dr. Isabelle Charbonneau

Isabelle is a doctoral candidate nearing the end of her program in clinical neuropsychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. She completed her internships at the Rivière-des-Prairies Mental Health Hospital and the Montreal Children’s Hospital where she was able to develop and hone her skills in neuropsychological assessments with a diverse pediatric clientele presenting various neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, ASD, specific learning disorders, intellectual development disorder, etc.), psychiatric conditions (e.g., mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, etc.) and neurological conditions (e.g., epilepsy, brain tumors, etc.).

In addition to her clinical activities, Isabelle is actively involved in research at the Visual and Social Perception Laboratory at UQO. Her work focuses on the underlying mechanisms of facial expression recognition of emotions and the influence of ethnic biases on brain responses during face processing.

Combining her scientific rigor and sensitivity to the needs of her clients, Isabelle is fully committed to providing the best possible care to children, adolescents, and their families.

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Neuropsychologist

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.

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Doctoral Candidate in Neuropsychology

Marie-Claude Desjardins

Marie-Claude is currently completing her second year in the doctoral program in clinical neuropsychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. As part of her practical training, she has developed her skills in neuropsychological assessment by working with adults and children with various neurodevelopmental conditions (ADHD, specific learning disorders, language disorders, developmental coordination disorder) as well as mental health issues (mood disorders, anxiety, etc.). She is preparing to undertake her two internships next year in the fields of outpatient psychiatry and cognitive remediation for brain-injured patients.

 

Marie-Claude is conducting her doctoral research at the Laboratory of Visual and Social Perception at UQO, co-supervised with the Neurostimulation Laboratory at The Royal Mental Health Centre in Ottawa.. She is interested in the neural networks that underlie empathetic behaviors, specifically their impact on the perceptual mechanisms involved in the perception of facial expressions of pain.

 

She is delighted to join the team as a supervised doctoral candidate to provide quality neuropsychological services to children/people of all ages in the Ottawa/Gatineau area.

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Doctoral Candidate in Neuropsychology

Agnès Ethier

Agnès is a doctoral candidate in clinical neuropsychology (D. Psy.) at the University of Quebec in Outaouais. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Laval University with a focus on research and intervention. Her doctoral thesis examines the developmental trajectory of repetitive behaviors and intense interests in autistic children, a project in collaboration with the Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital in Montreal.

 

Passionate about brain function, psychiatry, and neurological diseases, Agnès decided to complete her first internship at the La RessourSe Physical Rehabilitation Center in Hull, working with an adult and geriatric population with neurological impairments, and various diseases (stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, long COVID, etc.). During her second internship, Agnès conducted neuropsychological assessments in private practice with children, adolescents, and adults presenting various neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, giftedness, Tourette's syndrome, specific learning disabilities, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, etc.). Agnès has also been an assistant supervisor at the University of Quebec in Outaouais's Psychological Services Clinic since 2022, where she supervises doctoral students in clinical neuropsychology completing their practicum with children and adults with neurodevelopmental and psychological disorders.

 

Finally, her concern for social justice encourages her to prioritize a personalized biopsychosocial approach to adequately address the reality and needs of each client.

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Psychometrists

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Psychometrist

Melodie Pilon

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.

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Doctoral Candidate in Neuropsychology

Lisa-Sarah Brunier

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.

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Doctoral Candidate in Neuropsychology

Marika Goyette

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

Doctoral Candidate in Neuropsychology

Marianne Lemieux

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.

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Psychometrist - Doctoral Student in Psychology

Vicki Ledrou-Paquet

Vicki obtained her bachelor's degree in psychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in clinical neuropsychology there. She has gained various clinical experiences, particularly with individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and those who have suffered brain trauma, such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Alongside her clinical experiences, Vicki is involved as a research assistant at the Laboratory of Visual and Social Perception (LPVS). Her doctoral thesis project focuses on the underlying mechanisms of face and facial expression perception in individuals with autistic traits.

 

Vicki is happy to be involved as a psychometrician to provide the best possible services during neuropsychological assessments.

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Psychometrist - Doctoral Student in Psychology

Chloé Galinier

Chloé is a doctoral student in clinical neuropsychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. She has gained experience with various patient groups, working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and in palliative care.

 

In parallel, Chloé is a research assistant at the Laboratory of Visual and Social Perception (LPVS), where she conducts research on the electrophysiological mechanisms involved in the processing of faces from different ethnicities for her doctoral thesis project.

 

She is delighted to join the clinic as a psychometrist. Chloé looks forward to collaborating with the team and bringing her experience to contribute to assessments and the well-being of clients.

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Administrative Support

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Administrative Assistant

Tamera Osborn

Tamera Osborn is a distinguished alumna of Centennial College, where she graduated with honors from the Community and Justice Services program. Currently in the final semester of her pursuit of a Bachelor's degree in Criminology, Tamera is poised to embark on the next phase of her academic journey.

Tamera's professional trajectory includes a recent co-op placement focused on working with youths grappling with concurrent disorders. Drawing from this experience, she is well-equipped to address the unique challenges faced by individuals in various stages of life. Tamera also spends time volunteering with organizations that provide alternatives like restorative justice to youth who have come in contact with the law.

With a solid foundation in administrative and customer service roles spanning 15 years across diverse sectors, Tamera brings a wealth of expertise. Throughout her entire career, she has consistently operated in bilingual capacities, emphasizing her commitment to delivering friendly, informed, and helpful services to clients in both official languages. Tamera is unwavering in her dedication to ensuring a positive and supportive experience for all those she encounters in her professional endeavors, and at Belleisle Psychology Clinic.

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