Professional Biography

Information for professional reference purposes (Updated June 2021)

David Archer, MSW, MFT

...is an anti-racist psychotherapist from Montreal, Canada who understands that the original name of this unceded territory is “Tiohtià:ke”.

Having invested more than eleven years in the field of mental health services, he is keenly aware of the needs of underserved populations including members of the African diaspora (The Maafa), survivors of colonization, and those persons who have experienced intergenerational trauma.

As an Approved EMDR consultant

...he maintains a full time private practice and he is often recruited to provide consulting services to other therapists and organizations throughout North America. He is a Master of Social Work graduate from McGill University, where he also subsequently graduated from their Couple and Family Therapy program. He is also a registered Marriage and Family Therapist.

His expertise has been influenced by the principles of mindfulness, intersectional feminism, and critical race theory. He is one of the few mental health professionals in Canada who can provide EMDR, Brainspotting, EFT, and other mind-body strategies utilizing memory re-consolidation and working memory taxation methods.

Additional areas of clinical interest

...include working with individuals who have suffered from PTSD, racial trauma, minority stress, addictions, relational conflict, and eating disorders.

He is also an advocate of LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, and oppressed people of color around the world.

During the last three years

...he has been invited to serve on number of panels, workshops, plenary discussions, and was on radio and television. He has a been a guest on several podcasts (you can see them here).

He is the recent author of the book called Anti-Racist Psychotherapy: Confronting Systemic Racism and Healing Racial Trauma, released in February 2021 (access it here), which is available on Amazon in paperback, hardcover, e-book and audiobook versions.

He is presently working on his second book entitled Black Meditation: Ten Practices for Self-Care, Mindfulness, and Self-Determination.

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