The staff at the Sex and Couple Therapy Service is comprised of a multidisciplinary team including experts from psychology, psychiatry, gynecology, urology, and social work.

Our Staff

Director & Clinical Training Coordinator

Dennis Kalogeropoulos, Ph.D.

Founder and Emeritus Psychologist

Yitzchak (Irv) M. Binik, Ph.D.


Emily Fleisler

(for appointments and information)

Tel: (514) 934-1934 ext 34285


Claudia Brown, Physiotherapist

Serge Carrier, M.D., Urologist

Peter Chan, M.D., Urologist

Samir Khalife, M.D., Gynecologist

Gerry Wiviott, M.D., Psychiatrist

Staff Psychologists

Alina Kao, Ph.D.

Julie Larouche, M.Ps.

Practicum Students

Marisa Mercuri

Christopher Kalogeropoulos

Thomas Khullar

Jann Tomaro

Marie-Catherine Mignault


Caroline Dugal

Fannie Carrier Edmond

Isabelle Almgren-Dore

Mallory Frayn

Louisia Starnino

Andrea Reyes

Kayleigh-Ann Clegg

Noemie Bigras

Dr. Dennis Kalogeropoulos

Director & Clinical Training Coordinator

Dr. Kalogeropoulos received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Concordia University in 1991. His fields of specialization include interpersonal, sexual and couple difficulties as well as issues related to self-esteem, personal growth and development. Dr. Kalogeropoulos uses an integrated psychotherapy approach in a context of empathy and support. First, he helps individuals determine the main factors, past and present, that contribute to their current difficulties. These individuals are then guided and encouraged to change their thinking, emotions and behaviors in order to optimize their well-being and manage their difficulties more adequately.
In addition to his duties as Director, he also teaches courses in the Psychology Departments of McGill and Concordia Universities. Dr. Kalogeropoulos has been actively involved in the training of doctoral students in clinical psychology for close to 30 years, and demonstrates a passion for teaching in areas related to sexuality, interpersonal relationships, and wellness.

Dr. Irving Binik

Founder and Emeritus Professor

Irv Binik earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. He completed his internship at the Department of Psychiatry at Warneford Hospital in Oxford, England. He is currently Professor in the Department of Psychology at McGill University and Founder of the Sex and Couple Therapy Service at the Allan Memorial Institute. Dr. Binik's research interests focus on disorders of sexual and genital pain. His clinical approach is "agnostic". He recently edited the book, Principles and Practice of Sex Therapy, Fifth Edition.

Dr. Gerry Wiviott

Staff Psychiatrist

Gerry Wiviott earned his MD from New York University and continued with a degree in psychiatry at McGill University in 1975. Since then, he has been a staff member at the Allan Memorial Institute where he works for the inpatient services and where he teaches residents and medical students. In addition to working for the Sex and Couple Therapy Service, he is in charge of a seminar on existential psychotherapy offered to residents.

Dr. Julie Larouche

Clinical Psychologist

Julie Larouche obtained her M.Sc. in 1994 from the Université de Montréal and completed her doctoral studies at Concordia University. She then completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Allan Memorial Institute of Sexual Therapy and Coupling in 2000. She is currently the Director of the Sexual Health Program, a joint project of the Department of Psychology and Urology within which male sexual dysfunction is approached using a multidisciplinary perspective. Her main clinical and research interests are concentrated in the field of sexual medicine. Her doctoral research project is on erectile dysfunction and she has been involved in clinical studies focusing on dyspareunia in women. Her therapeutic orientation is integrative.

Dr. Alina Kao

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Alina Kao received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill University in 2012. She completed her clinical internship at the Sex and Couple Therapy Service and at the Allan Institute's Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Unit, in which she is currently a staff member. His clinical interests include integrative assessment and treatment of sexual dysfunction, sexual difficulties associated with physical and mental health problems, and issues related to intimacy and conflict among couples. Her doctoral research focused on dyspareunia in postmenopausal women and has she since participated in numerous studies investigating the manifestations of feminine dyspareunia during the various phases of reproductive life.

Emily Fleisler


Emily Fleisler is a 3rd year psychology undergraduate at McGill University. She has worked in clinical and research settings related to psychology and is passionate about working with people and gaining new experiences. She is newly appointed to the position of clinic coordinator and is constantly learning and working hard to help the clinic run smoothly.

Please reload

Allan Memorial Institute

1025 Avenue des Pins Ouest

Montréal, Quebec

H3A 1A1

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911
Pour les urgences mortelles appelez le 911

© 2017 Mayte Parada

514-934-1934 ext 34285
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • YouTube - White Circle