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private psychiatry

The psychiatrist stands out among mental health professionals in that they complete medical training, enabling them to understand the interplay between medical issues and their impact on psychological health. They can determine which medication best suits the patient’s needs, considering all contributing medical factors. The psychiatrist integrates biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to mental illness and provides treatment strategies involving all aspects of care.

Dr. Joan Tucker graduated from McGill Medical School, and completed her residency in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She completed a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and has worked in all aspects of hospital-based care including in-patients, out-patients and Day Hospital.


Currently Dr. Tucker provides out-patient consultations in all psychiatric diagnostic categories, and she holds a special interest in Occupational Psychiatry. She has been a medical consultant for two major disability insurers for over two decades. She is an Independent Medical Exam provider, and the author of a workbook entitled “The Humble Tiger; A Guide to Using Self Compassion in Returning to Work After Mental Health Disability”. 


After years of working in Ontario, Dr. Tucker is excited to return to Quebec to work with Lacroix Private Medicine in all aspects of mental health excellence. 


Dr. Tucker also specializes in the field of transitioning youth (aged 18 to 24) and is the author of the workbook “The Humble Tiger, Campus Edition,” a unique tool designed to assist young adults in their journey towards mental health well-being.


Mental illnesses and disorders

Private Psychiatrist

Mental illness is characterized by a set of disturbances in thoughts, emotions and / or behavior. It causes a certain level of distress in the person who suffers from it and / or difficulties in social relations, leisure or work. 


It is possible to consult our psychiatrist for the evaluation and treatment of the following conditions:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety (Extreme shyness)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Specific Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia Personality Disorders – e.g., Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (diagnosis only for ASD)
  • Psychotic Disorders (acute cases should be referred to a hospital center)

Course and

duration of a psychiatric consultation

The duration and course of a psychiatric consultation can vary depending on several factors. The first consultation is usually between 60 and 90 minutes, but can last as long as 2 hours. During this meeting, the psychiatrist does the assessment of the problem. Thereafter, follow-ups with the psychiatrist last from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the need and the natural flow of the meeting.

Dr. Tucker will be available for consultation by the end of January at our clinic in Villeray (Montreal) or through teleconsultation.

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