Dr. Emily Blake's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
Yes, this doctor is accepting new patients
Dr. Emily Blake, PhD, Psychologist, is the founder and clinical director of Blake Psychology Inc., which she established in 2011. Blake Psychology has offices located in downtown Montreal (above the McGill metro) and in the West-Island of Montreal, in Pointe-Claire (near the Fairview Mall). Blake Psychology comprises a team of highly qualified psychologists, with a wide range of specialty areas, who provide assessment and psychotherapy services for people of all ages.
Dr. Emily Blake has completed 12 years of university-level training in psychology, including her PhD from McGill University. She has worked in hospital, school, university, community, and private practice settings, with a focus on the treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, anger management, and interpersonal difficulties, in both adolescent and adult populations. Her research training has focused on the factors that make psychotherapy effective, and she has published a number of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Her doctoral research was funded by the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec, with her application being ranked #1 in the provincial wide competition. She is a recurring guest psychologist on a popular radio show with psychologist Dr. Syd Miller on CJAD 800. She regularly participates in continuing education activities to make sure that her psychotherapy practices remain on the cutting-edge of the field.
Dr. Blake’s approach to therapy is empathic, sincere, and warm-hearted. She recognizes that deciding to seek help from a qualified professional requires a significant amount of courage, and that many people feel nervous about the process of therapy. She believes that although challenging, therapy can also be an effective, interesting, and even enjoyable way to work through the difficulties you are facing in your life. She works collaboratively with clients to understand the world from their perspective, to help clients think of new ways of understanding the challenges they have been facing, and working towards developing practical, effective solutions that fit with their values and how they want to live their life.
Dr. Blake is licensed as a psychologist with the Order of Psychologists of Quebec (OPQ). Before scheduling an appointment, please ask your insurance provider if they cover services delivered by a licensed psychologist. Any unclaimed fees can be claimed as medical expenses on your yearly income tax. She is also a member of the following professional organizations:
Association for Behavioral Contextual Science: http://contextualscience.org
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: http://www.abct.org
Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies: http://www.cacbt.ca
Dr. Blake believes that the most effective treatment is the one that is tailored to meet your particular needs. Clients cannot “fail” therapy. Every attempt is made to adapt scientifically-based interventions to meet your specific needs. Your feedback is key to making this process happen. If you're thinking of making an appointment, please call now. The sooner you get help, the longer you will have to enjoy its benefits.
Areas of Expertise
- Teen depression
- Depression (major depressive disorder)
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
- Panic attacks and panic disorder
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
Awards & Recognitions
- 2008-2011 Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec: Professional Postgraduate Training Fellowship, (FRSQ; awarded for 36 months, $103 662 over 3 years), application ranked #6 in the provincial wide competition
- 2007-2010 Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec Doctoral Award, (FRSQ; awarded for 36 months, declined because SSHRC and FRSQ Professional were accepted), $60 000 over 3 years, application ranked #1 in the provincial wide competition
- 2007-2009 Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC; $40 000 over 2 years)
- 2008 Education Graduate Student’s Society Doctoral Award for Research and Professional Excellence ($1000)
- 2008 Education Graduate Student’s Society/Faculty of Education Travel Award ($500)
- 2007 Education Graduate Student’s Society/Faculty of Education Travel Award ($250)
- 2006 McGill Graduate Studies Fellowship ($5000)
- 2006 Alma Mater Student Travel Grant Award ($750)
- 2006 Education Graduate Student Society Travel Award ($250; declined)
- 2005 Association for Women in Psychology Conference Scholarship ($150)
- 2005 Bursary, McGill University ($1000)
- 2004 Bursary, McGill University ($1000)
- 2003 Bursary, University of Western Ontario ($1000)
- 2002-2003 Dean’s Honour list, University of Western Ontario
- 1999 Entrance Scholarship, University of Western Ontario ($750)
Publications & Research
- Fitzpatrick, M. R., Janzen, J., Chamodraka, M., Gamberg, S., & Blake, E. (2009). Client Relationship Incidents in Early Therapy: Doorways to collaborative engagement. Psychotherapy Research, 19(6), 654-665.