Mark-Damyan Edwards PhD

100-5025 Sherbrooke O
Montreal, Quebec H4A1S9
ADA Accessible
Narrative of Services:

The services that my practice offers includes evaluations and psychotherapy. Only a small percentage of clients are OCD patients in the greater area of Montreal, QC. I see about 4 clients a week who struggle with OCD related symptoms or disorders. I am the only one at this clinic who has experience working with children and adolescents with OCD.

Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and childhood trauma (childhood sexual abuse, neglect, and physical maltreatment).

Training Description:

My experience includes having received (and currently) supervision with a senior provider in the field, affiliated with McGill University and the Montreal Jewish General Hospital – child psychiatry department. The workshops and seminars I have attended include those delivered by NOCD, IOCDF, New England Center, Mclean, and PESI. My doctoral training was CBT and DBT informed, specifically with children and adolescent clinical populations. I am also trained in differential diagnosis, including evaluating OCD and anxiety disorders, within the context of co-occurring childhood neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, learning disorders).

Diversity Statement:

Our clinic is affiliated with several organizations who serve Inuit and First Nations populations, as well as children and families involved with the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) services. I am a provider for Indigenous Services of Canada, and have worked on First Nations and Inuit Land Reserves, conducting psychoeducational assessments, as well as provided counseling/therapy for Mohawk children and teens. I continue to offer psychotherapy for Indigenous clients involved in DYP services. There are no Indigenous-led or culturally informed practitioners who have experience with OCD.

My training and education for more than 8 years were with diverse populations, not limited to, Indigenous youth and families, youth protection services, vulnerable children with intellectual disabilities and severe behavioural disorders (specialized schools), individuals and families who are victims of crime, and I provide seminars and talks at McGill University on fostering cultural humility, competence, and trauma-informed care when working with both Indigenous populations and children involved in youth protection. I am also a member of the Regroupement des psychologues offrant des services aux membres des Premières Nations et Inuit du Québec (RPSPNIQ).