About Lisa Brookman

Lisa Brookman is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist with 18 years of experience working with adults and adolescents who have faced a range of complex challenges. She is the founder and co-director of the West Island Therapy Centre, a Montreal-based clinic offering psychological services to children teens and adults. Lisa is a passionate advocate of mental health issues and is actively working to help break the pervasive stigma that surrounds the disease. She loves working with people and she takes immense pleasure in watching her clients move forward and achieve success. Her clinical experience includes working with individual, couple and group therapy for issues such as infertility, postpartum depression, parenting challenges, marital conflict, anxiety, depression, grief, bereavement and life cycle issues. Lisa is a lecturer at McGill University School of Social Work and is a regular contributor on Breakfast Television Montreal and The Huffington Post Canada. Her new radio show, Wise Women, on Montreal's CJAD 800 talk radio launched in September 2016 to rave reviews. Lisa is married to her husband a clinical psychologist, and is most notably, a mom of three amazing kids, dog mom of one, a self-proclaimed home décor guru and an aspiring Master Chef contestant. Lisa's goal with WiseWomenCanada.com is to create a digital “safe space” for Canadian women, not unlike the offerings in her private practice.

COVID-19 and How to Manage Your Couple Relationship.

By |2020-09-22T17:44:41-04:00March 22nd, 2020|

During this Covid-19 crisis, couples are finding themselves at home, together for longer periods of time than ever before. They are trying to juggle work demands, financial constraints and caring for their children. On top of that is the stress and confusion of the virus itself, and how long this

COVID-19 and Managing Your Mental Health

By |2020-09-22T17:54:41-04:00March 16th, 2020|

2020 has really kicked us in the butt so far. Who would’ve thought that a virus that started half way across the world would be at our door step so quickly, significantly impacting our physical and mental health. And while social distancing is the responsible and ethical approach to dealing

When Anxiety Affects Your Ability to Parent

By |2020-09-22T18:15:30-04:00October 27th, 2017|

By Lisa Brookman, a clinical psychotherapist  Anxiety can exacerbate even the simplest of parenting tasks and steal the gratification we should be receiving. But it is possible to gain control over your anxiety and create a healthy family dynamic.

Wise Women in West Island

By |2020-09-22T16:55:28-04:00August 6th, 2014|

“One with an eye for style, the other with an ear for understanding” describes Dollard des Ormeaux residents Elizabeth Wiener, a teacher and style expert and Lisa Brookman, a Montreal based clinical psychotherapist to a 'T.' Read more

Workshop for teenage girls

By |2020-09-22T19:10:42-04:00August 6th, 2014|

A teen empowerment workshop will be held Sunday in the West Island. Two West Island women are behind this initiative - Elizabeth Wiener, a teacher and style expert and Lisa Brookman, co-director of the West Island Therapy Center.

Friends launch Montreal women’s blog site

By |2020-09-22T19:05:20-04:00August 6th, 2014|

MONTREAL — Lisa Brookman and Elizabeth Wiener have been best friends since their teenage years. But neither West Islander would have imagined that WiseWomenMontreal.com, a free women’s blog site they launched last Labour Day weekend, would result in their being recognized on the street. But that’s what is happening. Brookman, a clinical psychotherapist, and Wiener,

Wise women website brings together local bloggers

By |2020-09-22T19:00:48-04:00August 6th, 2014|

In my three years as a parenting writer and blogger, I’ve encountered all kinds of questions and comments from readers. Some want to know more about the subjects I typically address — digital technologies, bullying and risky behaviours. But others ask about various topics: Do I have any kid-friendly recipes to share, or who do

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