Justin-Claude Dumont Book Now
PhD in Clinical Psychology - Pacifica Graduate Institute: 2007-2008 - incomplete
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology - Trinity Western University: 2005-2010
Bachelor of Science in Neuropsychology - Bishop’s University: 2001-2005
Recent Work Experiences
EAP Counsellor – Health Canada Employee Assistance Services (EAS) (December 2016 – present)
Mental Health Professional – Health Canada Specialized Organisational Services (SOS) (October 2015 – present)
Crisis Management Counsellor – Homewood Health (February 2015 – present)
Employee & Family Assistance Program (EAFP) – Homewood Health (December 2014 – present)
VAC Clinical Care Manager – Veterans Affairs Program (October 2014 – present)
Affiliate Provider – Optum PPC Canada (October 2014 – present)
Trauma Counsellor – Shepell FGI (July 2014 – present)
Service provider with Manitoba Justice - Victims of Crime Program (October 2013 – present)
Affiliate provider for Ceridian LifeWorks EAP program (October 2013 – August 2016)
Shepell FGI e-counsellor (October 2012 - present)
School counsellor at Quebec School Board (March 2012-February 2013)
Co-owner « Centre de Santé Multidisciplinaire Satori » (2009-2011)
5 times member of the Quebec’s provincial snowboard team (2007, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000)
3 times member of the Canadian snowboard team (2006, 2005, 2004)
Ross, M.J., Guthrie, P., & Dumont, J.C. (2013). The Impact of Modulated Color Light on the Autonomic Nervous System. Advances in Mind-Body Medecine, 27 (4), p.7-16.
Nature of Services
As other therapists, Justin has been trained in the most common therapeutic modalities, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (Beck & Ellis), behaviorism (Skinner) psychoanalysis (Freud), analytical psychology (Jung), gestalt therapy (Fritz), narrative therapy (White) and humanistic psychology (Maslow), which comprises client-centered therapy (Rogers).
Beyond the mainstream psychology education he received, Justin developed a passion for relative and quantum physics, and for transpersonal and integral psychology. Transpersonal psychology is a theoretical approach that goes beyond the personal or ego of man, and that focuses on that which is universal or true for all human beings. Integral psychology looks at a human being as a whole, in its integrity.
Some other psychological approaches focus on one aspect of man, for instance his pattern of thoughts, his habits of behaviors and/or his emotional tendencies, and make this the focus of therapy. Integral practitioners look upon healing as a process of becoming whole again. An integral therapist thus makes an effort to remain aware of all aspects of a human being determined by time and existing in space.
The way an integral or a transpersonal practitioner gathers knowledge, however, differs greatly from the great majority of psychologists. Most of them accumulate knowledge intellectually, by using the mind. Psychotherapy, however, is first and foremost an intuitive process governed by intelligence – defined, in this context, as the capacity to know what is needed (for the client) in the here and now. Intellectual knowledge definitely serves a purpose in psychotherapy, but the intellect and other rational functions may at times hinder the therapeutic process.
Integral and transpersonal therapists develop right relationship with intellectual knowledge by balancing it out with experiential knowledge, or knowledge acquired through their own transformative experiences. This is a major difference between integral-transpersonal therapists and all other kind of practitioners.
The root assumption at the heart of integral and transpersonal psychology is that the fruit of meditation is intrinsically objective: Indeed, information that can be received in the body (and interpreted by the mind) through a regular sitting practice or integrated in the body by exercising mindfulness is accessible to all and the property of none. Thus, the integral-transpersonal perspective reveals to us that what is true for one is true for all, as we are deeply one and the same.
Besides integrating principles of humanism and integral thought, Justin’s theoretical framework is largely undefinable: All that can be said is that it borrows elements of the Human Design System, Eastern philosophy (including Zen Buddhism, Taoism, Vedic astrology, Sufism and Hinduism), is inspired by Western philosophy (more precisely Gnosticism and theosophism or esoteric Christianity), and is infused with the teachings of various enlightened masters, such as G.I. Gurdjieff, Osho, J.K. Krishnamurti, and last but not least Dhyan Vimal.
Here is a list of the counseling services provided by Justin, either in-person, over-the-phone, or through video-conferencing:
- Individual counselling
- Marriage counselling
- Family counselling
Reasons for consultation with Justin may include, but are not limited to
- Addictions and related issues (e.g. sexual addiction, gambling, alcoholism and other substance abuse, including marijuana addiction, cocaine addiction, nicotine addiction, and prescription drug abuse)
- Workplace issues (e.g. workplace stress, conflict management and conflict resolution with co-workers, workplace violence, bullying, intimidation, and harassment)
- Emotional health (e.g. anger management, self-esteem/self-confidence, grief/bereavement, life stages, eating disorders, suicide, trauma & post-traumatic stress (ptsd), stress/anxiety & anxiety attack)
- Mental health issues (e.g. depression, paranoia, phobia, narcissism, mania, obsession, codependency, avoidance/escapism)
- Relationship problems (e.g. communication skills, conflict resolution, sexuality & intimacy issues, adultery/infidelity, relationship advice, separation or divorce, abortion, sexual orientation)
- Family issues (e.g. child development, teenage problems, extended family, blended family, parenting, attention deficit (ADD & ADHD), separation anxiety, incest, opposition, defiance)
- Career issues (e.g. career counselling, life coaching, job search, job performance, retraining, business startup, unemployment)
*Being perfectly bilingual, Justin offers his therapeutic services both in English and French.
Yoga, as many other Eastern disciplines, has been lost in translation. What was once a science of integration and transformation has been made into a mere physical practice as it spread in the Western world.
At its core, yoga is an embodiment tool used to manifest a reality in the body, may it be a teaching, a perspective, or a way of life. Yoga is thus a way to shed the old and make space for the new. In this process, lies, deceit and wrongness are dropped. As a result of this purification process, beauty is unraveled.
Yoga is first and foremost an energetic activity, an activity that makes energy move. Interestingly, physical movement isn’t required to move energy around. In fact, it may be a hindrance. As the body moves, the mind gets triggered. The noise in the mind, in turn, makes it difficult, if not impossible to connect with energy. The energetic body is tapped into when being silent, when the mind is inactive.
From this perspective, yoga is practiced to nurture silence. Silence is attained by being one with what is, whatever that reality may be. Oneness or union is attained in a state of deep acceptance and passive witnessing.
In yoga, the mind is disciplined, and steered away from the habit of naming, verbalizing, and judging. Having emptied the mind and being free from thoughts, facts are seen as they are. In such a state of mind, you see your involvement in the situations that cause you distress, hence freeing up your energy, dropping the associated pattern of thoughts and emotions, and releasing the body from an unseen burden. The result of this alchemical process is silence.
As the mind grows silent, truth emerges, which naturally dissolves illusions and imagination - both fuels of the mind. Thus, as truth comes to the surface, the bareness of life becomes exceptional. When the ordinariness of your life is enough, happiness and joy is encountered.
Yoga isn’t solely a physical activity, as it has been portrayed in the last 50 years or so. You can be assured, however, that you will have physical health and more once the nightmare maker called the mind is lessened, and that all you sought is to be in truth.