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In Her Own Words
As a psychotherapist, I embrace values such as respect, autonomy, collaboration, and compassion. My priority is to guide clients to sustain healthy relationships, overcome difficulties, and attain personal goals.
My work with couple and relationship difficulties is informed by systemic approaches, whereby problems are understood as a function of couple dynamics and interactions. For sexual difficulties, such as arousal, orgasm, sexual pain, I take a solution-focused approach, which involves psychoeducation and teaching behavioural strategies, emotional regulation and cognitive restructuring skills sometimes in combination with outside referrals (e.g., urology, gynecology, physiotherapy). Other theoretical frameworks that I am comfortable using include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT).
Professional Affiliation and Academic Credentials.
Dr. Adina Coroiu is a registered psychologist with the Ordre des psychologues du Québec. She received a Master’s and PhD in Counselling Psychology from McGill University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed an internship at the Sex and Couple Therapy Service at the MUHC in Montreal and received additional clinical training in the Anxiety, Mood Disorders, ADHD, and OCD Clinics at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal. She conducts primarily sex and couple therapy. She offers couple, individual and group therapy sessions in English.