About Psychotherapist Dolores Meade, M.ED, MFT
Montreal’s West Island
I first started working in the helping professions in the late 70’s after finishing a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at McGill University. I am a member of the Professional Order of Social Workers of Quebec and a clinical member of the American and Quebec Associations of Family Therapists. I have worked in public service for 25 years beginning as a school counselor and social worker then moving on to child protection. During this time, I worked directly with hundreds of clients experiencing family problems as well as with children in abusive situations. I provided clinical supervision for other social workers and trained clinical staff in the assessment and treatment of children and their families in situations of physical or sexual abuse or severe neglect. I also achieved considerable expertise in adoption and adoption reunions. For many of these years, I maintained a small private practice during the evenings.
Right at the beginning of my career, I found that I loved working with families and children and enrolled in a three year long postgraduate training program in Family Therapy at the Institute of Community Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. While my interest in families continued, I found that I wanted the skills to help older adolescents and adults and this led me to enroll in the two year long Individual Psychotherapy Program at the same Institution. To this day, I maintain a commitment to my professional development through attending workshops and through consultation with other professionals. I am an avid reader in the field of Individual and Family therapy.
In 2003, I retired from my agency position and decided to give more time to private practice. At the same time I decided that I would devote part of my working week to community service. I help to train the volunteers at a Palliative Care Home in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area. I a founding member of a chapter of Grandmothers to Grandmothers in my community. This is an organization of women who work to provide financial support for grandmothers in Africa and increase public awareness of their plight. These women are raising their grandchildren, with little support, after the death of their own children from AIDS.
My office is in Beaconsfield on Montreal’s West Island, accessible to Hudson and St. Lazare area. I welcome your call or email to discuss how my services can benefit you and to make an appointment.