The Medipsy ADHD Clinic is built on solid collaboration between a number of professionals. As described on the services to adults and services to children pages of this website, clients usually begin by undergoing a thorough evaluation in order to establish a proper diagnosis and to identify strengths and weaknesses in their cognitive functioning. The professionals listed below can conduct such specialized assessments and can offer services that are specific to individuals who have ADHD.
In addition to the professionals listed below, our team includes psychologists, psychotherapists, guidance and vocational counsellors, and a number of technicians and paraprofessionals who could help you. For information about these services, please visit the Medipsy website.
Dr. Isabelle Montour-Proulx, neuropsychologist, school psychologist
Dr. Montour-Proulx is a consultant for Medipsy. Her area of expertise is neuropsychological assessment in children, adolescents and young adults. In combining the information provided by the client and his/her entourage with results obtained on objective and standardized measures administered, the client’s neuropsychological profile is established. This profile documents the individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses and determines whether neuropsychological and/or learning difficulties are present. Recommendations are made to facilitate learning and everyday-life functioning in the various environments such as school, work, as well as within the family unit.
Dr. Montour-Proulx obtained her Master’s degree in psychology (school psychology) from Université de Montréal and her Doctorate in neuropsychology from Université du Québec à Montréal. She has practiced in a variety of private and hospital settings, including at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (oncology program). Dr. Montour-Proulx has expertise with individuals presenting a diversity of neurological disorders, medical conditions, and learning difficulties. She is also knowledgeable about the Québec and Ontario school systems. Dr. Montour-Proulx is a member of Ordre des psychologues du Québec (certified neuropsychologist).
Services offered to children, adolescents, and adults, in English and French.
Ms. Lynda Hoffman, certified ADHD and personal coach
Lynda Hoffman is a certified professional and personal coach supporting individuals with ADHD and/or an interest in achieving personal goals. She plays a key role in translating the conclusions of neuropsychological and psychological assessments into attainable goals and useful strategies, and supports her clients in achieving success. She coaches school administrative teams, teachers, parents, and students in high school and university. Lynda also provides workshops to schools on how to work with students who may be at risk of not succeeding in school.
Lynda received a B.A. from McGill and became certified in Educational Kinesiology and completed formal training as a Professional certified Coach at Concordia University. She has 15 years of experience supporting students at risk, including students with learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and addiction. As a school administrator she created programs and procedures that were student centered and designed to increase autonomy and self-directed behaviour. Lynda was also the Head of Learning Services and Program Development at The Learning Associates of Montreal.
Services offered to adults, in English.
Dr. Nora Kelner, neuropsychologist, psychologist
Dr. Kelner is a consultant for Medipsy. She has extensive experience working with young and older adults who experience cognitive or functional difficulties and for whom a neuropsychological evaluation is needed to assist psychotherapists in cases lacking progress due to unsuspected cognitive elements or to facilitate effective academic and / or work-related decisions. Neuropsychological evaluations are crucial in diagnosing cognitive disorders and to identify strengths and weaknesses before engaging in a training process for adults experiencing Attention Deficits Disorders (ADD / ADHD) that have been suspected, yet, undiagnosed, for adults who suffered mild brain injury with various sequelae and for whom appropriate and efficient re-training is needed, or for adults who require an evaluation after treatment for another illness (e.g., oncology-related treatments leading to chemo brain). These evaluations are also important for adults who are concerned about their memory.
Dr. Kelner has practiced professionally as a neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist for more than 20 years. She completed her Ph.D. at McGill University and has worked in Montreal as a neuropsychologist as part of a medical team of specialists offering diagnostic and clinical services, supervising students, collaborating with ongoing clinical trials. She is a research consultant to other clinical centers and groups designing specific assessment batteries to evaluate a variety of cognitive complaints. Dr. Kelner has given numerous local and international lectures to educate healthcare professionals and the public about cognitive function and aging. In her private practice, she has worked with physicians and other professionals in the community contributing to improve the understanding of their clients. Dr. Kelner is a registered psychologist and certified neuropsychologist with l’Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ).
Services offered to adults of all ages, in English, French, and Spanish.
Dr. Melissa Simard, psychologist
Dr. Simard provides comprehensive psychoeducational assessments for children and teens struggling to thrive academically, helping parents understanding these struggles and providing individually tailored solutions aimed to help their child reach their full potential.
Dr. Simard obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University and is a licensed psychologist with the Ordre des psychologues du Québec. She has trained in a variety of settings across Canada, including the Douglas University Mental Health Institute, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital, and the Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre. She provides both therapeutic interventions and psychoeducational assessments.
Services offered to children and adolescents, in English.
Leah Freeman, coach, social worker, learning specialist
As a social worker and ADHD coach, Leah provides psycho-education to help students make links between their experience and their diagnosis of ADHD. She can help build awareness about how ADHD affects academic performance and then offer solution-oriented therapy to problem solve difficulties. As a learning specialist, she helps students in developing learning strategies that support their executive skill development such that they can better cope with academic demands of high school, CEGEP or university.
Leah has a B.Sc. in Psychology and a Master’s of Social Work degree from McGill University and is a member of the Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux et thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec. She completed advanced clinical training in the area of learning disabilities and was a team leader with the Taylor Adolescent Program which specializes in supporting high school students with learning difficulties. Prior to her work with Medipsy, she was the coordinator of Centennial College’s learning center and has over a decade of experience working with adolescents and young adults with learning difficulties and ADHD to develop strategies for academic success and independent learning.
Services offered to children, adolescents, and young adults, in English and in French.
Dr. Sylvain-Roy, neuropsychologist
Dr. Sylvain-Roy specializes in the evaluation of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia), intellectual disability, dysexecutive syndrome, neurocognitive sequelae of traumatic brain injury, as well as issues related to child psychiatry (e.g. Tourette’s disorder, behavior problems, etc.). In addition to her work at Medipsy, she works as a neuropsychologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Previously, she worked as a neuropsychologist at Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital, in the Attention Disorders Clinic, where she conducted neuropsychological evaluations and hosted intervention groups aimed at helping parents of children with ADHD.
Services offered to children and adolescents, in English and in French.
Dr. Caroline Drapeau, neuropsychologist, psychologist
Dr. Drapeau specializes in neuropsychological assessment and intervention for children, adolescents and young adults. Such assessments are used to establish the child’s cognitive profile, document his or her intellectual and adaptive functioning and assesse the presence of different neuropsychological and learning problems such as attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADHD), learning disability (dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia), praxis disorders and syndromes such as Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
Dr. Drapeau holds a Doctorate in neuropsychology from the University of Montreal. She has worked for many years in private interdisciplinary clinics. She is regularly called upon by schools and medical clinics, where she lectures and provides clinical supervision to staff. Dr. Drapeau also works in the Neurotrauma Program of Marie-Enfant Rehabilitation Centre at the Ste-Justine Hospital with a clientele presenting with various neurological conditions (e.g., brain injury, epilepsy, and stroke). She also serves as an expert consultant for the program dedicated to severe behavioral difficulties related to neurological impairment at the Lucie-Bruneau Rehabilitation Centre. Dr. Drapeau is a member of the Association of pediatric neuropsychologists and of the Order of Psychologists of Québec.
Services offered to children, adolescents, and young adults, in French.
Marie-Ève Sauriol, psychopedagogue, coach, and pedagogical consultant
Marie-Ève supports students who experience academic difficulties due to learning disabilities, behavioral problems, or socio-emotional difficulties. Her services include academic support, exam preparation, the development of executive functions and of strategies to compensate for the child’s difficulties, as well as coaching with families and with school staff.
Marie- Ève holds a degree in psychoeducation and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Educational Sciences. She works with young people and their parents, but also with educators and teachers. Her interventions aim to better understand and improve the lives of individuals using a dynamic and personalized approach.
Services offered to children and adolescents, in English and in French.
Dr. Rachel Goodman, psychologist, neuropsychologist
Dr. Goodman received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. John's University in New York. She has extensive experience in the assessment of problems related to memory and in treatments for memory wellness, with more than 15 years of experience in providing psychological assessments to a variety of populations. She was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York), a staff psychologist at St. Mary's Hospital (Montreal), and is a staff member and research consultant in the Alzheimer's Risk Assessment Clinic at the Jewish General Hospital. She is a registered psychologist and holds a permit for the assessment of neuropsychological disorders delivered by the Ordre des psychologues du Quebec.
Services offered to adults, in English.
Dr. Noémie Hébert-Lalonde, neuropsychologist, psychologist
Dr. Hébert specializes in neuropsychological assessment and intervention for children, adolescents and young adults. A complete assessment aims at establishing the client’s cognitive profile considering his or her intellectual and adaptive functioning and affective state. The neuropsychological assessment documents the presence of different neuropsychological and learning problems such as attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity, learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia), praxis disorders and other syndromes.
Dr. Hébert completed her Ph.D. at the University of Montreal in clinical neuropsychology. She did research on sensory development in epileptic children at the Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center. Dr. Hébert is a registered psychologist and neuropsychologist with the Ordre des psychologues du Québec.
Services offered to children, adolescents, adults, in French and in English.
Dr. Karine Tadros, neuropsychologist
Dr. Tadros is a consultant for Medipsy. She is specialized in neuropsychological assessment for children and adolescents. As a neuropsychologist, she studies the link between brain and behavior to investigate the presence of a developemntal or acquired neurological disorder. Examples of the disorders commonly evaluated are attention/hyperactivity deficit (ADHD), specific learning disabilities (written language and mathematics), developmental dyspraxia, executive function deficits, autism spectrum disorder and Tourette's syndrome.
Dr. Tadros completed her Ph.D. at the University of Montreal in clinical neuropsychology. Her research focused on the use of visual information for word recognition by the cerebral hemispheres. In addition to her work at Medipsy, she also works as a neuropsychologist for the ADHD Clinic of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sante-Justine where she specializes in differential diagnosis and complex assessments. Dr. Tadros is a registered psychologist and neuropsychologist with the Ordre des psychologues du Quebec.
Services offered to children and adolescents in English and in French.
Dr. Selma Greffou, neuropsychologist
Dr. Greffou specializes in neuropsychological assessment and intervention for adolescents and adults across the lifespan. She can help individuals with ADHD/ ADD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder), developmental disorders (e.g., learning disabilities such as Dyslexia), brain injury due to accident, infection or disease (e.g., traumatic brain injury/concussion, brain tumors, stroke, HIV encephalopathy, hepatic encephalopathy), neurodegenerative disorders (e.g., dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease), neurotoxin exposure (e.g., carbon monoxide, asbestos), seizure disorders (e.g., Epilepsy) and mental disorders (e.g., Schizophrenia, depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder).
Services offered to adolescents and adults, in French, English, and Arabic.