Léa Levert-Gagnon, M.A.
Med-P/UGME/PGME Wellness Advisor
On maternity leave
Since August 2020, Léa works as the Wellness Advisor for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University in Outaouais. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Arts in Counselling and Spirituality from Saint Paul University. Léa is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Prior to joining the WELL Office team, she worked as a professional counsellor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, gaining valuable working experience with learners in undergraduate medical studies. Léa has experience supporting students and residents facing a multitude of challenges and difficulties including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, perfectionism, academic difficulties, bereavement, trauma and identity issues.
Léa adopts an integrative approach and a holistic vision centred on the needs of students and residents in order to support them in achieving their wellness goals. In this process, Léa aims to provide a warm, safe and collaborative environment to help them discover their own resources and develop tools to be free and creative in their ways of adapting to life's obstacles. Léa attaches great importance to mental health promotion and prevention. During her Master's degree, she researched the theme of prevention, through yoga and mindfulness, of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, syndromes that health care professionals are at risk for due to the nature of their work.
Thus, Léa feels challenged and motivated by the various opportunities offered by her position at the WELL Office to adopt a preventive model by creating and facilitating group workshops on various themes related to well-being. Léa offers services to all learners, including students in Preparatory Medicine (Med-P), Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) and Residents in Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME).
To foster confidence and self-expression at their own pace, Léa is committed to welcoming students and residents in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment.