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Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor, and Life Coach in Plantation, Florida, 33324 (Greater Fort Lauderdale)

The clients, patients, and colleagues below have voluntarily provided their testimonials about counselor Dr. Chantal Gagnon. This is sometimes unusual in counseling, given the confidential nature of therapy services. However, the individuals below wanted to share their stories to help others have the opportunity to experience the benefits they felt from working with Dr. Gagnon.

Dr. Gagnon is a licensed psychotherapist (licensed mental health counselor) and relationship coach in Plantation, Florida. She provides services to clients throughout Broward County Florida, including Weston, Davie, Sunrise, Fort Lauderdale, Tamarac, Hollywood and Cooper City. Dr. Gagnon has a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, a Masters degree in Child and Human Development (Developmental Psychology) and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Social and Personality Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. She is trained in a variety of techniques and modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling, Humanistic Therapy, Existentialist Therapy, Group Therapy, Reality Therapy, Brief Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.

I started seeing Chantal in fall 2010 for for therapy because I was going through a divorce. Since that time, I have continued to see her approximately twice a month. She was extremely helpful to me during that difficult transition, and in the two years since, I have also benefited from her expertise as a dating coach. In addition, she has provided me with valuable support and advice for a variety of other parenting, work and lifestyle issues, and I always find her to be extremely professional, empathetic, communicative and effective in helping me achieve the results I am seeking. Additionally, I have recommended Chantal to several friends and family members, and the three who have seen her for therapy have reported positive experiences as well.  -Olivian

Throughout my life, I’d always suffered from anxiety. As I grew older and life’s challenges mounted, I began to experience full-on anxiety attacks. At that point, I knew I had encountered an issue much greater than I could handle on my own. From our first meeting, Dr. Gagnon proved to be well-organized, professional, and knowledgeable. At times she would just listen or jot down notes. At other times, she would tell an anecdote about her own life to present an idea or concept. She also took advantage of the fact that I love to read by suggesting workbooks, novels, and articles (which I promptly devoured). I never felt like *just* a client with Dr. Gagnon. I never felt that her approach to my specific issues and concerns were cookie cutter. With her help and the work I put in per her guidance, I’m proud to say that I haven’t had an anxiety attack in over a year. Although I may never be anxiety-free (if that’s possible), I’ve been able to accomplish things that I never would have been able to before visiting Dr. Gagnon. I recently left my job of over 7 years where I was extremely unhappy and found a great new job in a nicer area. I’m also getting married to the most incredible woman in March. I think those results speak for themselves. Thank you Dr. Gagnon -Daniel

Chantal is an outstanding therapist. I have referred several clients and am very pleased. She is focused, reality based, and well grounded. Her tools are strong and she has precisioned skill when working with clients and families. I highly recommend Chantal as a psychotherapist. -Allyson Tomchin, LCSW, Psychotherapist, Parenting Coordinator, Family Mediator

I met Dr. Chantal a number years ago at a professional conference. I was immediately impressed by her professionalism and dedication to her professional growth in order to serve her clients better. I recommend Dr. Chantal to anyone who is seeking understanding and professional treatment of their issues. -Ron Friesen, MDiv, MC, LPC

Having tried two other therapists I was not a believer in the benefits of therapy. I started seeing Dr.Gagnon at the suggestion of a family member and it was the best recommendation I have ever received. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of me. I have learned so much about myself and my behaviors through my sessions with Dr.Gagnon. I have really been able to understand the negative patterns in my life and heal. She has truly helped me to be more whole and self aware. I could not sing her praises enough! -Katie

Dr. Chantal has been the best motivator and supporter in my life. She helped me see life in a different perspective and now I understand people’s intentions and the way the world sees you. I hit rock bottom when I had my first session with her; I can remember our first session to our last. I saw her for about a year and a half and I was going in a cycle of repeated mistakes and regret. Then I finally got the strength and of course help from Dr. Chantal, I was able to break the cycle. After 20 years of life, I finally felt like I was present in life and I had the urge to live life for the only purpose of making myself happy. No matter what, nothing will stop me from being myself and felling alive. I would like to thank Dr. Chantal for opening up my mind and soul. She saved my life. Thank you again so very much. I highly, highly recommend her. – Amit 

I normally do not write reviews but Chantal warrants it. If my review can help just one other person make the changes that I have with her guidance then it is worth writing.

I was having relationship issues and a dear friend of mine recommended Chantal to me. I have gone to counseling on and off the past 20 years but never have gotten to the core of my problems.

Chantal has been a significant help to me as I’ve worked through multiple relationship issues in my life. None of the past therapists have been as effective and on target as Dr. Gagnon. She has been invaluable to me. She is caring, patient, understanding, fully present and engaged. She’s never judgmental. Chantal has incredible insight. She has helped me to set boundaries in my own personal life with family and friends.

Her knowledge and foresight has helped me to become a better person and to have better relationships with my family and in my business world.

Thank you Chantal for being my life raft. I know I can always count on you to help me put things in prospective and to lead a happy life.

I highly recommend Chantal as a therapist. –Sara Jane

Dr. Gagnon is an outstanding Doctor. I came to her a few years ago at my lowest point in my life suffering from PTSD. Dr. Gagnon is a knowledgeable and skilled Doctor. I owe my current maintenance and recovery to her initial genuine care. I thank you so much Dr Gagnon.
Sincerely –D