Dr. Katerine LeMay, Ph.D., C.Psych. (CAN)

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Dr. Katerine LeMay Ph.D., C.Psych. (CAN) - Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Katerine LeMay Ph.D., C.Psych. (CAN)

Clinical Psychologist/Director & Founder

Individual short and long term psychotherapy for adults. Services offered in English and French.

My approach

My approach in therapy aims to establish a healing relationship that is non-judgmental and safe to facilitate awareness of your needs and difficulties, to help you develop insight into who you are, develop new ways of relating to yourself and others, with the aim of promoting within yourself a greater sense of well-being and authenticity. To help resolve difficulties, I tailor my interventions to each individual by drawing on relational, experiential, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and mindfulness based interventions. My practice includes English and French speaking adults with diverse cultural backgrounds.

My areas of interest include:

As a registered clinical psychologist in Canada, I adhere to the standards, guidelines and ethical principles set out by the College of Psychologists of Ontario and the Dubai Health Authority. I am firmly committed to providing you with the best care possible in a professional and confidential environment.

I trained to teach…
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society (USA) founded by Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD. I have been been practicing mindfulness meditation since the early 1990’s. I maintain a regular meditation practice by sitting daily and attending silent retreats. At the moment I am not teaching any workshops.

My qualifications:
I am a Canadian national. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I have provided psychological assessment and treatment in a variety of settings in Ottawa including the Montfort Hospital, the Centre for Treatment for Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma, the Centre for Psychological Services, the Royal Ottawa Hospital, and in Dubai, at the Dubai Physiotherapy and Family Medicine Clinic. While working in Canada, my responsibilitie have also included training and supervising doctoral students from the University of Ottawa.

I am licensed with:

My Publications:
Over the years I have written and collaborated on several published journal articles related to cancer focusing on existential distress, pain, and suffering.

LeMay, K., Wilson, K. G., Buenger, U., Jarvis, V., Fitzgibbon, E., Bhimji, K. et al. (2011). Fear of Pain in Patients with Advanced Cancer or in Patients with Chronic Noncancer Pain . Clinical Journal of Pain.

LeMay, K., Wilson, K. G. (2008) Treatment of existential distress in life threatening illness: A review of manualized interventions. Clinical Psychology Review, 28. 472-93.

Wilson, K. G., Chochinov, H. M., McPherson, C. J., LeMay, K., Allard, P., Chary, S. et al. (2007). Suffering with Advanced Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 25, 1691-1697.

Wilson, K.G., Kelley M.L., McPherson, C.J., Chochinov H.M., & LeMay, K. (May, 2006). Facing death from cancer at different ages. Presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Association for Psycho-Oncology, Montreal, Quebec.

LeMay, K., Wilson, K. G., McKim, D. A., & Sevigny, E. (2004, June). Pain in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Presented at the 65th annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, St. John’s Newfoundland. Canadian Psychology, 45, 141.

LeMay, K., Wilson, K. G., Jarvis, V., Buenger, U., & Fitzgibbon, E. (2006, June). Catastrophizing and fear of pain in patients with chronic malignant and non-malignant pain. Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa.

Wilson, K. G., Matousek, R.H., Chochinov, H.M., McPherson, C.J., & LeMay, K. Panic attacks in patients receiving palliative care for cancer (June 2007). Presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ottawa.


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Emotional Wellbeing Check

An Emotional Wellbeing Check is a 30 minute consultation to give you an overview of how you are doing with your psychological wellbeing. It will highlight key areas of your wellness and give an indication as to whether there are any areas of your life that would benefit from some attention. Like any other health check up, an emotional wellbeing check is an important part of staying on top of your mental health. With no commitment to engaging in regular therapy, this service offers a useful measure of your overall emotional wellbeing.

When might an emotional wellbeing check be beneficial?

  • Something feels “off”, but you can’t quite put your finger on what it is
  • You are considering embarking on therapy, but you remain uncertain as to whether this would be beneficial for you
  • You have a history of mental health difficulties and want to stay on top of your emotional wellbeing

Following the wellbeing check you will be provided with a brief summary report with recommendations from Dr Shamarel. As this is not a service that insurance companies typically reimburse for, you will not be given a formal diagnosis.