Dr. Marie Claire Bourque, MD, FRCPC

Psychiatrist, Leader, Educator

Dr Marie Claire Bourque is an award-winning psychiatrist, speaker and educator. She has a passion for all things wellness and challenges herself and the people around her to live with purpose. She challenges her patients and clients to find their authentic selves amongst the chaos of unconscious defences and external conceptualized rules while leaning into uncomfortable emotions rather than running away from them. A Master's level kinesiologist and former elite athlete, she regularly combines her knowledge of exercise physiology with emotional and mental health and practices therapeutic modalities that involve the Mind-Body diathesis. In addition to the traditional psychiatric practice, she teaches and prescribes mindfulness, meditation, exercise, boundaries and resiliency factors. She is a currently a Consulting Psychiatrist for Alberta Health Services at a large tertiary care teaching hospital in Calgary, Alberta (Foothills Medical Centre). She also serves as the Vice-President of the Medical Staff Association and sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.
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