If you are seeking assistance, it is because you desire to change something about yourself or your life, but likely don't quite know how to do it alone.




 

If you are seeking assistance, it is because you desire to change something about yourself or your life, but likely don't quite know how to do it alone.

Depression, anxiety, phobias, past traumas, personal relationships, chronic physical pain and a myriad of other problems can rob your life of enjoyment, a sense of being grounded and that feeling of being in control of one's life. This situation can greatly hinder your day-to-day personal relationships and from achieving your full potential at work and at play.

I offer you my help with making changes to your attitude and outlook. Any change is possible, if you feel safe and understood. I am committed to seeing that the needed changes come about. 

 

 

You can learn new understandings, new ways of viewing yourself and the world around you. I can assist you in acquiring those new ways and skills which will help you lead the kind of life that you want and be the kind of person you really desire to be.

It may have taken you a long time to reach a decision to seek help. It can be somewhat difficult to open up to a stranger and tell them things you have never told anyone else. Therefore, the right therapist is really important in achieving your goal.

It is not just a matter of finding a competent, well trained therapist, it is also about finding that someone that takes your best interests to heart and that can make you feel you are being genuinely understood.


Dr. Jonathan Petraglia is a licensed psychologist in private practice and a lecturer at McGill University. He specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families to help them overcome adversity and work toward achieving their personal goals using psychotherapy. In addition, he is also a published author and researcher in the area of psychotherapy. 

He has been the study coordinator at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) for a long-term follow-up study on the treatment of recurrent depression since 2007. Jonathan has also supervised the training of students studying to be psychotherapists.

He completed both an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a M.A. in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. He completed his doctoral degree in 2014 at the same university. In 2009, he received a fellowship at the prestigious Anna Freud Centre, Yale University.

 

Relevant Education
Fellow, Psychoanalytic Research Training Program Anna Freud Centre,
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

PhD, Counselling Psychology
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Master of Arts, Counselling Psychology
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction), Major in Psychology, 
Minor Behavioural Science, Minor Western European History
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec