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Our Story

Step into the world of West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre, a haven of healing co-founded by the dynamic husband-and-wife team, Lisa Brookman and Yaniv Elharrar. With an unwavering commitment spanning more than two decades, Lisa and Yaniv have been dedicated champions of mental health, wellness and personal development. Rooted in their passion for fostering inner harmony and purpose, the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre stands as a testament to their shared vision.

The journey of Lisa and Yaniv began in 1993 when they met at summer camp. A lifelong love affair ensued, and their paths led them towards academia. As Lisa delved into social work at McGill University, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the field, Yaniv pursued a PhD in psychology. The year 2001 marked a pivotal juncture as they embraced their shared desire to extend their reach and impact. Departing from conventional community roles, they embarked on building a private therapy practice that would soon evolve into the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre.

The journey was not without its challenges, but their commitment and passion guided them through each phase. From its modest beginnings as a duo, offering individualized attention to every adult, couple, child, and teen, the centre gradually expanded to meet the growing demand. New associates were carefully chosen to embody the same values of compassionate care and expertise, culminating in a team of over 50 dedicated professionals.

A guiding principle of West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre is to lift the administrative burdens from their associates, allowing them to focus wholeheartedly on delivering transformative therapy sessions. This philosophy has not only nurtured an environment of trust and collaboration but also enabled the centre to flourish as a leading institution in Quebec for therapy and wellness services.

Lisa and Yaniv’s journey of entrepreneurship has been characterized by learning, adaptability, and resilience. Their commitment to their mission fuelled their growth. Embracing missteps as stepping stones, they have cultivated a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. This journey is a testament to their entrepreneurial spirit, where challenges are met with unwavering determination and vulnerability becomes a source of strength.

Today, the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre stands as a beacon of hope, led by Lisa, Yaniv, and a team of exceptional individuals. Their commitment to mental health, personal growth, and holistic well-being continues to guide each client towards a more fulfilling and serene life. As you navigate through our centre, we invite you to embark on your own journey of transformation, guided by the expertise and compassion that define the essence of West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre.


With gratitude and dedication,

Lisa, Yaniv and the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre Team xo

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