Dr. Veilleux is a licensed psychologist, who has a private practice in Bluffton, SC. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University in 1980 and graduated from Yale Law School in 1984.
After practicing law in New York City for some years, Dr. Veilleux opted to take a sabbatical that would allow her to follow her real passion — psychology. She traveled extensively in Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle East, studying various cultural and spiritual approaches to understanding the functioning of the mind. Dr. Veilleux returned from her sabbatical abroad and opened her own psychotherapy private practice in Québec in 1995, which she maintained until her relocation to the United States. In October 2012, she became licensed as a psychologist by the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology and opened her office shortly thereafter.
Dr. Veilleux’s therapeutic orientation is eclectic, adapting to the needs of each person. She is experienced in psychodynamic, humanistic and existential approaches to psychotherapy and counseling, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Therapy. She is also skilled in Inner Child Analytical Psychotherapy.
Dr. Veilleux works predominantly with adults (individual and couples), with seniors and with older teenagers. She is experienced in working with people suffering from depression, past or recent trauma, PTSD, anxiety, relationship issues and divorce, emotional disturbance, loss or grief, mood disorders (bi-polar), personality disorders, and thinking disorders. She has meditated intensively for more than 30 years and is skilled at working with issues relating to spirituality and with individuals for whom religious beliefs and faith are important aspects of their healing process.