Barbara Szelest-Van Dussen, MA, OPQ, Registered Psychotherapist in Westmount
Life has lost its focus and feels heavy with doubt and regret. Perhaps you feel defeated by the difficulties in your relationships or at work? You would like to feel better, but the answers to the painful questions seem just out of reach. You want to feel happier, freer and more awake and you are wondering how to get there. In therapy, you get an opportunity to carefully examine your current situation, emotions and relationships. Here, you feel safe, understood and never judged. Here, you can start reclaiming the full potential of your life.
I offer individual and couples therapy, working with a range of difficulties and life situations. (If a worldview, such as Christianity, is a resource to you, I am trained to include it in psychotherapy). After ten years of working in the mental health field, I am devoted to psychotherapy practice and research.
I offer a free 15-minute consultation on the phone to persons who are interested in therapy. Call, text or visit my website to learn more. I will handle your inquiry with care and confidentiality.
Call or Email Barbara Szelest-Van Dussen for a free phone consultation now - (514) 465-9582


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: Methodist Theological School in Ohio
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: 60992-14 Quebec


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
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Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: Psychotherapist Permit from Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec


  • Relationship Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Self Esteem


  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: French (for referral only), Polish
Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 02 May 2017
Barbara Szelest-Van Dussen, MA, OPQ, Registered Psychotherapist in Westmount

Barbara Szelest-Van Dussen

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, OPQ