Background

I am from Montreal, Canada. I earned a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Psychology from McGill University. I continued my graduate studies at McGill by completing my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Through the Order of Psychologists of Quebec, I obtained my license as a psychologist in 2003.

Throughout my career as a therapist, I worked in various clinical settings. In Montreal, I worked in the Psychology Department of the Royal Victoria Hospital. I specialized in manualized cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for individuals that suffered from major depression, panic attacks and generalized anxiety.

Also in Montreal, I worked for 5 years in a substance abuse treatment center helping individuals who struggle with excessive alcohol use, drug use and gambling. In working with people who are considering changing problem behaviors, I developed an expertise in Motivational Interviewing (MI), which is an evidence-based guiding method of communication for exploring ambivalence and enhancing motivation for change. Motivational Interviewing is effective in helping individuals change health related behaviors such as smoking, improving eating habits and increasing physical activity. It is also helpful for people that feel stuck and torn between different choices.

I moved to the United States in 2007. I worked in a behavioral health organization in Springfield Massachusetts. I offered individual therapy to adults seeking therapy and counseling services. In 2016, I completed the training for Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. I currently train various health professionals in this approach. I lead multiple workshops on Motivational Interviewing ranging from 1-hour introductory lectures to 2-day trainings to therapists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, medical students and physicians.

I am licensed in Connecticut as an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), and I am in private practice in Bloomfield, CT.

 


“You can’t go back and change the beginning,
but you can start where you are and change
the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

COUNSELING FOR CHANGE


Marie-Caroline Beaudoin, LPC

MA Counseling Psychology