Dr. Vail obtained his APA accredited doctorate in clinical psychology from George Washington University. He went on to complete his internship and post-doc from the world-renowned New York Psychoanalytic Institute in Manhattan. He completed additional trainings and fellowships at: Georgetown University, Mount Sinai Medical Center, the George Washington University Center Clinic, the New York Psychoanalytic Institute & Society, the Washington School of Psychiatry, the International Psychotherapy Institute, the New York Freudian Society (now the Contemporary Freudian Society), the Washington Psychoanalytic Society, and the University of Vermont. A life-long learner, he is currently completing a three-year core training program in the United States in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy with a forerunner in the field, Dr. Patricia Coughlin.
A personalized approach
Individualized treatment offered in a knowledgeable and inviting setting. Following an initial
consultation, session length and treatment duration are tailored to work in concert with the specific
needs and desires of each client. From intensive short-term therapy to longer-term therapy, treatment
plans are adapted for each individual and are neither rushed nor prolonged.
A compassionate environment
Focusing as much on personal strengths as on challenges, therapy is provided in an encouraging
atmosphere of genuine respect, authenticity, and warmth. Any obstacle or challenge is more
tolerable when confided and understood in a relationship based on trust, support, and encouragement.
A commitment to progress
Psychotherapy should provide the possibility of change from the very first session, helping establish a
clear goal and supportive path. A well-defined therapy is offered that provides the possibility for an accelerated
approach to treatment, the realization of personal growth, and greater piece of mind.
Mark C. Vail, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
OPQ # 12132-13
tel. 514-226-3378 tel. 514-226-3378 Office
Located in the heart of Westmount, across from the historic Westmount
library, conservatory, and greenhouse, the office address is: