In a sense, we are the authors of our lives, and we draw up the blueprints for their design. We don't have to remain passive victims of our circumstances, but instead can consciously become the architects of who we can become. An important objective of therapy involves reflection on one's life, recognition of a range of alternatives, and then deciding amongst these choices. One can then develop the increased ability to strengthen personal agency - and the capacity to self-motivate and self-mobilize. It is so often a matter of getting "one's mind on one's side".
I have been providing psychotherapy, sex & couple therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR, and performance enhancement counselling for over 25 years, and have a Psychotherapist's permit from the Order of Psychologists of Quebec, assisting individuals in realizing their full potential and well-being, in part based on previous work with NHL players, business executives and the military.
I have completed post-graduate programs with the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University and with the Psychology Department of the McGill University Health Centre, and trained with the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University Department of Psychiatry, and at The Menninger Institute, Topeka, Kansas in the areas of stress, trauma, anxiety, depression - and resilience.
Call or Email Richard D Rapoport for a free phone consultation now - (514) 378-1836


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Faculty of Medicine, University of Laval - certif.
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License No. and State: RAPR86/12/050 Quebec


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CSST (work accidents)
  • Employee health plans
  • Green Shield Canada
  • IVAC (victims of criminal acts)
  • Private health plans
  • SAQ (vehicular accidents)
  • Veterans Canada
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 61145-15 College of Psychologists of Quebec
  • Membership: Society for Sex Therapy and Research
  • Member Since: 2001

Richard D Rapoport's Groups

"Self -parenting"

"Self-parenting" provides guidance and training in recognizing and responding to some of our greatest needs: to boost our sense of respect for ourselves as unique individuals, and to free ourselves from counter-productive thinking and self-sabotaging emotions. Training also involves such skills as: distress tolerance, emotional regulation, grounding, self-soothing, confidence-building and performance enhancment. The group is primarily attended by participants who are generaly comfortable with their overall functioning, but are looking to develop their capacities to more sucessfully deal with personal, professional, relationship or work or sports-related objectives or challenges.

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"Releasing the Creative Process"

These groups are based on work that I originally did at The Royal Academy of Music in London (U.K.). The objective is to assist participants in both the awareness of and the expression of their creative capacities - whether they are currently working professionally, would like to do so, or simply want to deepen the level of creativity in their daily lives. Attention is paid to to "blocks" in the creative process and the capacity for self-expression. Emphasis is placed on the development of a more tangible sense of self (selves!), & responding to self-defeating thoughts, feelings and attitudes.

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Couple Enhancement

These eight-week seminars are based on material developed over many years of providing couple enhancement training with the Sex and Couple Therapy Service of the Psychology Department (McGill University Health Centre - Royal Victoria Hospital). The focus is on creating a relaxed "user-friendly" environment and an enjoyable process of both self-examination and greater relationship awareness. Sessions are focused on the psychology of attraction, love, anger and conflict resolution, communication, emotional intimacy, physical intimacy and spiritual growth. Meetings are held in a relaxed atmosphere and provides an effective and inspiring way to gain insight into oneself and one's "couplehood".

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Addiction
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weight Loss
  • resilience training

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: French


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-based training
  • Performance Enhancement


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2015
Richard D Rapoport, PSW, Counselor in Montréal

Richard D Rapoport

Counselor, PSW