Information for professional reference purposes (Updated June 2021)
David Archer, MSW, MFT
is an anti-racist psychotherapist from Montreal, Canada who recognizes that the original name of this unceded territory is “Tiohtià:ke”.
Having worked for over a decade 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.
David Archer is an EMDRIA approved EMDR Consultant and course provider. 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.
Mr. Archer is regularly 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).