About Dr. Yves Decarie, Psy.D., Ph.D.

Designation: Psychologist

Department: Psychology

Dr. Yves Decarie, a Canadian national, specializes in individual and couples' short- and long-term psychotherapy for teenagers and adults. his academic journey began at the University of Ottawa and continued at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Decarie earned a B.A. in religious studies and dual doctorate degrees, one in clinical psychology and the other in research in Psychology (Psy.D./Ph.D.).

During his doctoral program in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Decarie underwent specialized training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), enriching his therapeutic approach. Since 1988, he has served as a technician and educator in Ayurveda, accredited by the American Association of Ayurveda. He deeply understands Ayurveda's psycho-physiological approach, which describes the variations of body-mind types known as Vata-Pitta-Kapha.

Dr. Yves has maintained a dedicated meditation practice for over 40 years and has taught meditation for nearly three decades. His therapeutic approach draws upon humanistic and cognitive-behavioral theories to address various challenges, such as anxiety, depression, stress management, and relationship issues.

With over 15 years of experience in clinical psychology, 30 years as an Ayurvedic technician, and more than 40 years dedicated to meditation, Dr. Yves Decarie embodies a holistic approach to mental and physical health. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in the business field, providing him with valuable insights into the entrepreneurial world.

Dr. Yves Decarie, Psy.D., Ph.D. specializes in the following areas:

  • Mood disorders (anxiety and depression)
  • Separation
  • Meaning of life (topics on existence and purpose of life)
  • Stress management
  • Difficulties in family relationships
  • Learning disabilities
  • Challenges faced by gifted people
  • Low self-esteem
  • Personal growth
  • Intercultural adaptation
  • Perfectionism
  • Anger management
  • Spiritual questioning
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions