Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl

Brigitte Breault, M. Ed., R. Psych

In Canada today many people are struggling with a variety of mental health issues. 

I am here to help you get in touch with the aspects of your life that are challenging your mental health, find ways to self soothe and set you on a course toward improved wellbeing. With a sensitivity to cultural influences, I can work with you to align with the values that inform your way of life.  

What can seeing a Psychologist do for me?

Psychologists can be educated and trained in several different areas of psychology from studying human behaviour, assessment and diagnosis and the treatment of various psychological issues utilizing one or more treatment modalities depending on the needs of the client.  

The areas in which I have focused on learning about and being trained in are, mental health assessment and treatment, psychoeducational assessments and child interviewing and assessment.  To find out more about what it looks like to work with a psychologist, follow the link below.

Facts from the Canadian Mental Health Association

  • Mental health and mental illness are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. 

  • “Mental health” is a concept similar to “physical health”: it refers to a state of well-being.

  • Mental health includes our emotions, feelings of connection to others, our thoughts and feelings, and being able to manage life’s highs and lows. 

  • The presence or absence of a mental illness is not a predictor of mental health; someone  without a mental illness could have poor mental health, just as a person with a mental illness could have excellent mental health. 

  • Problematic substance use is sometimes linked to poor mental health or mental illness; it can be a coping strategy for untreated trauma, pain, challenging thoughts or emotions, or other health symptoms. 

  • Everyone has mental health and will experience challenges regarding their mental well-being, but not everyone will experience a mental illness.


  • Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time either through their own experience, or that of a family member, friend or colleague. 

  • In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. 

  • In Canada, suicide disproportionately impacts Indigenous peoples; the rate of suicide among First Nations is three times higher than among non-Indigenous Canadians, and nine times higher among Inuit.  

  • Once recognized, mental health challenges such as anxiety or depression are highly treatable.  

To get a sense of how a psychologist can be helpful and the various issues that they may be able to support you, follow the link below.