dr. yves decarie,
clinical psychologist

addressing psychological problematics through short-term or long-term psychotherapy.

psychology is a broad field drawing multiple interests for people facing mental health issues. there are several psychological conditions. common ones include anxiety, stress management, depression, and relationship problems. as these challenges rapidly increase, according to publicly accessible statistics, more people are looking for solutions to address their distress. here at dr. reuter clinic, we specialize in humanistic and cognitive-behavioral approaches to assist our patients in exploring and elaborating on these difficulties to find explanations, meanings and ways for a greater well-being.

indicators that should incite you to visit your clinical psychologist

psychological problems are sometimes quite challenging to diagnose. many people relate to their psychological issues as simply “stress”. this calls for a need to educate the public to raise awareness about thresholds of mental health and psychological problems.

some of these red flags include;

  • when there’s a consistent discomfort overtime
  • when you’re emotionally unstable, having difficulties in having a clear thinking process, and having negative thought patterns
  • when you feel like your life is no longer functional.

all psychological clinics have their areas of specialties. here at dr. reuter clinic, we are focused on dealing with conditions related to;

  • 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 facing gifted people
  • low self-esteem
  • personal growth
  • intercultural adaptation
  • perfectionism
  • anger management
  • spiritual questioning
  • grief and loss
  • life transitions

how a clinical psychologist distinguish himself from other type of help?

the distinction between a psychologist and a life coach.
dr. reuter clinic is a polyclinic which has a clinical psychologist. clinical psychologists can perform the tasks of a life coach and other tasks beyond those of a life coach. the life coach advises and inspires individuals to achieve their professional and/or personal goals. on the other hand, psychologists are knowledgeable individuals trained to diagnose and treat mental disorders. this is a legally reserved and approved activity that equips professionals with the necessary interventions required to restore balance.

the distinction between a psychologist and a psychiatrist.
the psychiatrist will firstly approach the mental disorder as a biological condition. medications will often be prescribed to restore balance. a change in some behavioral habits might also be prescribed. the psychiatrist usually doesn’t practice psychotherapy. but a psychiatrist may very well prescribe a psychotherapy to his patient and invite him to consult a clinical psychologist to address the core of the mental disorder in order to address the causes of the symptoms. a clinical psychologist will use “talk therapy” according to his approach and cannot prescribe medications, but he may very well suggest to some patient to consult a psychiatrist to get a pharmacological support along his work in psychotherapy. psychiatrists and clinical psychologists may work together sometimes to support a patient in order to understand better their common patient.

our professional treatments for psychological problems

dr. reuter clinic is invested in treating the root cause of every uniquely presented psychological condition rather than addressing the symptoms with a universal perspective. our approach towards any case will look into a wide variety of causes related to your condition.
some of the expert treatments that we use include;

humanistic european psychotherapy

humanistic european psychotherapy

this approach is meant to promote better self-awareness. the process encourages personal growth by placing higher levels of attention on what the present reality offers someone. by exploring and elaborating on one’s ways to be in relationship with the world it opens doors for developing a new disposition towards life. this helps each person find their own meaning to life.
acceptance and commitment therapy (act)

acceptance and commitment therapy (act)

the emphasis is on accepting the current reality, not denying it, in order to move in a new direction. this approach teaches mindfulness skills to help individuals live and behave in ways consistent with personal values while developing psychological flexibility.


mindfulness is a basic essential ability to be aware. it dives into beginning to fully present, awareness of what we’re doing and where we are, and avoids getting overwhelmed by activities around us. mindfulness aims to awaken the inner workings of the physical, mental, and emotional processes. mindfulness is readily available through body scans, mindful moment practices, and meditation.
cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt)

cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt)

this approach explores the relationships among an individual’s behaviors, feelings, and thoughts. a therapist in cbt sessions works with a patient to detect unhealthy thought patterns that might cause self-destructive beliefs and behaviors. they then work together to develop constructive thinking behaviors for healthy beliefs and behaviors.

which groups are we focused on?

our approach to psychological problems is best suited for individuals who find it difficult to find their purpose in life and attain their true potential. it’s also ideal for people who lack a sense of wholeness, those uncomfortable with themselves, and those looking for personal meaning.

who do we provide this treatment for?

we have experience in treating adult patients and teenagers above 14 years. we treat each case individually, and we are invested in finding out underlying issues and the root cause of every psychological problem rather than treating only the symptoms shown by a patient.

diagnosis and treatment procedure at dr. reuter clinic

there is a standard procedure used throughout the treatment. dr. reuter clinic puts its expertise first, for client satisfaction and service excellence. the step-by-step procedure includes;

there are short & long-term therapy sessions involved. the short term includes 5 – 10 sessions as only one specific problem or goal is involved. long-term therapy consists of 10+ sessions, and it’s best for addressing multiple underlying issues.

about the clinic

at dr reuter clinic, we specialize in helping people to address their psychological concerns. we welcome you in a comfortable and caring environment that encourages you to explore the issues that concern you. furthermore, the services are offered in english and french providing versatility for different groups.

about our expert | dr. yves decarie, psychologist

dr. yves decarie, psy.d./ph.d. (can) is a canadian registered clinical psychologist based in dubai and practices at dr. reuter clinic, with 13 years of experience. he studied for his doctorate degree in clinical psychology (psy.d./ph.d.) at the university of quebec in montreal, quebec, canada. he underwent his mindfulness-based stress reduction (mbsr) training program in clinical psychology in montreal. he studied b.a. in religious studies at the university of ottawa, canada, and is vast in different beliefs, religious and cultural perspectives. he is a trained and an american association of ayurveda accredited ayurvedic technician and a 40-year of meditation experience. he is a canadian national and specializes in individual short & long-term psychotherapy for teenagers and adults.

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