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About Us

The team at Andy’s House Treatment Centre has been providing comprehensive and effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation to individuals since 1990. Situated in Montréal, we are a leading English private residential facility in Quebec as certified by the Centre Integre de la Sante et des Services Sociaux. We accept adults, 18 and over, from North America and internationally.

Principle Staff

Glenn Short

Glenn, a member with the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, has over 23 years of counselling experience, helping people who are struggling with addiction. With strong morals, beliefs and values, Glenn’s honest and straight forward approach to recovery has helped hundreds of people achieve and maintain sobriety. Glenn leads and facilitates group therapy, individual counselling, aftercare alumni groups, as well as family counselling sessions. Past experience includes leading a family support group, acting as a liaison between Corrections Canada and Addiction Treatment services, as well as living a program of sobriety himself for over 25 years. Always available to help and truly dedicated to his position, clients will attest to his invaluable insight,knowledge and experience.

Lisa Irving

Having graduated from McGill University in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Lisa has worked with Batshaw Youth Protection, The Children’s Aid Society, and The West Island Women’s Shelter. Having intense experience working with families, Lisa now leads our Family Support Group as well as provides family counselling, individual counselling and group therapy sessions. Lisa’s case management and report writing assessment skills help clients see a concrete view of their problems and her tailored treatment plans help in keeping the clients on track towards their ultimate goal of long-term sobriety. Lisa’s soft-natured personality and gentle presence fits in well with Andy’s family-like atmosphere.

Andrea Hayden

Andrea graduated from John Abbott College in Correctional Intervention Technology and went on to Concordia University to obtain a B.A. in Applied Social Science. She has worked in the field of addiction since her first CEGEP stage in 1992 and has extensive experience with government systems at both the Federal and Provincial level. Her compassion and lengthy experience with group therapy, individual counselling, family systems in addiction, and family support group facilitation is an asset to the team.

Sheila Barranqueiro

Leading up to and following her 2012 graduation from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in Therapeutic Recreation, Sheila worked in an Addiction Treatment Centre serving the Anglophone population in Montreal. During that time,Sheila took a leave of absence to travel to India for humanitarian reasons that included promoting NGO’s with regards to sustainability, the empowerment of women, and community involvement through cohesion and unity. Sheila also leads our group therapy sessions and provides individual counselling. Her strong belief in the quote by Plato: “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation”, adds another dimension to our holistic approach to treatment. Sheila gets our clients active and in shape, offering classes such as Tai Chi, Zumba and team sports.