If you’re consulting this page you’re probably thinking that you could be feeling better, performing better and living a more satisfying personal and work life! And you’re probably right!

Emotional health diagnosis and treatment

You may have questions about patterns or symptoms that would like understand better. Maybe you suspect a specific diagnosis or maybe you’re ready to do something about a problem you have known about for a while. You can decide whether you would like a professional consultation for diagnosis, to know more about treatment approaches or to get started on your treatment. You can start where you are and decide what you need most right now.

Dr. Francine MacInnis, Pyschologist
T: 514 845-2233, ext. 234



Short-term psychology consultation

You may simply have a challenging personal or work situation or decision that you’re facing for which you would like professional input or guidance to know how to tackle it best (from an impartial point of view). You may want an opinion or some guidance on a relationship. Clients can consult for a few sessions to make decisions, determine an approach or seek some support through one of these challenging situations.


Work-related consultation and executive coaching

You may be facing a difficult work-related situation: workload or roles pressures, burn-out, career development, conflict, performance and motivation issues.

You may also be in a leadership role and sense that there are challenges you are facing that affect your own and potentially your team’s performance for which you would benefit from professional consultation, recommendations and coaching. You can also decide after consultation whether you would like involvement directly in the work place with your employees, taking a deeper dive into the issues, and engaging you and your employees in developing solutions.


Here are some of the issues and reasons for consulting psychology services

Emotional Health:

  • (Generalized) Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Depression
  • Dysthymia
  • Stress
  • Burn-out
  • Anger management difficulties
  • Adjustment to Life Events (following death/significant loss, medical diagnosis, relationship changes such as preparing for marriage or following divorce, promotion, leaving home)
  • Increasing self-confidence
  • Starting or improving relationships
  • Increasing emotional wellbeing life satisfaction (“happiness”)


Treatment approach:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural
  • Positive Psychology
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness


Work-related consultation (often apply to students and athletes):

  • Work-life balance
  • Work-related stress/pressures
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Motivational difficulties
  • Focus and Concentration
  • Procrastination




Dr. Francine MacInnis is a clinical and organizational psychologist. She has been working in the field of "positive psychology" for more than 20 years. Dr. MacInnis’ doctoral research was in “positive psychology” focused on patterns of thinking and behaviour related to “happiness,” emotional well-being and satisfaction and how they are different from those associated with clinical symptoms or emotional distress (hint: happiness is not the same as absence of distress). She completed her residency at the Ottawa General Hospital in 1996-1997 in health Psychology, inpatient psychiatry and general outpatient psychology.

Dr. MacInnis has worked as an in-house psychologist, consultant, coach and trainer in private industry, in the public sector and in crown corporations in aerospace, media, banking, telecom, retail, construction, not-for-profit, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries.

Her passion is working collaboratively with individuals and companies to address the current challenges they face while instilling an optimistic, growth mindset and helping realign with what’s important, improve emotional well-being and relationship skills, develop a greater sense of productivity, connection and satisfaction with their work and personal lives.

Dr. MacInnis works with individuals as a clinical therapist and coach, and as consultant and facilitator with specific teams and organizations. She is licensed with l’ordre des psychologues du Quebec (OPQ), and is a member of the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS) and the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA).