Emmanuelle Khoury, MSW, PhD, PSW
Social work researcher - Psychosocial counsellor and coach - Writer
Together, we will make connections with your unique, personal perspective and your current life context
Emmanuelle is a researcher and a professional social worker offering support, counselling, and coaching services to individuals experiencing mental health difficulties, those looking to create positive changes in their life, or individuals that are feeling stressed or worried about significant life transitions.
Using an integrative, relationship-based perspective, Emmanuelle will work collaboratively with you to develop an effective plan for making positive changes.
Focusing on your unique story, your strengths, and on empowering you to find solutions, Emmanuelle offers a safe space to accompany you in the changes you want to make in your life and to help you understand the challenges and difficulties you are facing.
Social work is a profession and a discipline based on respect for the inherent dignity and worth of every person. As a social worker, Emmanuelle works with individuals and communities facing challenges and difficulties in order to enhance their well-being. The focus in social work is on social justice and in service to humanity - that means that Emmanuelle will work with you to develop solutions that are concrete, creative, and meaningful for you.
I have been a member of the Quebec Association of Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists since 2004 and have primarily worked with people experiencing mental health problems and emotional distress. I am also an adjunct professor Université de Sherbrooke and a researcher with the InterActions Research Centre and ERASME research team. I've presented at international conferences, developed and offered trainings and lectures at universities, public health and social services centres, and research centres. I have participated in research projects in collaboration with Université de Montréal, the CHUM, the Douglas Mental Health University Institute as well as several Québec-based research centres. I currently teach mental health and social work courses and supervise social work interns at Université de Montréal and McGill University.
My office is based at the Montreal Therapy Centre, a few minutes from Vendôme metro station in the Notre Dame de Grace neighbourhood.
The Healing Arts
I have always been drawn to people's stories and to their storytelling. It is not surprising that I am also a writer. My creative writing and non-fiction are inspired by stories of resilience and vulnerability.
Most people in today's fast paced and hectic modern world face challenges, complex dilemmas, and complicated emotions. Counselling with a social worker can help you understand more clearly what is going on and create new ways to think about yourself and your relationships with others and with the world. Research has shown that the most significant factor for successful and positive counselling is the relationship that is developed between you and your counsellor. Our initial 2-3 sessions are a time for me to get to know you and for you to experience working with me.
Writing and Editing
I am available for freelance writing and editing work (including copyediting and proofreading) for your research reports, grant applications, thesis or dissertation, or all other written material. I offer services for writers, students and academics requiring revision, editing, and I also do resume overhauls.
Consulting and coaching
I offer clinical and organizational consulting services to health care service organisations. I also provide individual consulting and coaching to employees of these organisations as well as to graduate students and early career academics. Coaching is different from deeper in-person work of counselling. It can be helpful for working on a specific problem or for creating a concrete plan to move forward on more complex issues.