we believe that every individual has the power
to change if they want to.
Le Seuil’s mandate is to offer conferences and an information service directly to its clients, to its partners and to the public on all subjects that affect in any way individuals who are struggling with anger management issues or violent behaviours.
In addition to serving the entire Estrie territory, Le Seuil works closely with the region’s organizations and institutions in order to respond as effectively as possible to the needs of each individual who asks for help.
Le Seuil’s core value is respect for everyone, regardless of their lifestyle, origin, socio-economic status, educational background, sexual orientation or gender identity. Furthermore, we believe that every individual has the power to change if they want to.
Laurent Bellot St-Pierre
Our team is made up of sexologists, criminologists, social workers and counsellors and each member of the team is dedicated and shares the same values: respect, confidentiality, open-mindedness and non-judgment.
While the number of shelters for women who suffered abuse grew rapidly, there was no organization dedicated to housing men exhibiting violent behaviour. As a result, the importance of creating a support resource specifically for adult males became essential. With this in mind, Mr. Jean Lippé founded the Le Seuil de l’Estrie organization in Sherbrooke in 1983.
The organization’s name (threshold) means: “Allow yourself to open the door a little and cross the threshold to see what’s on the other side.”
This commu nity organization thus became the second centre in Quebec to offer counselling services to men without severe mental health issues who are battling emotional and relational difficulties. Le Seuil then expanded its mandate to include men exhibiting violence issues.
A service agreement was signed with the Centre Jeunesse de l’Estrie that allowed Le Seuil to expand its clientele to include teenagers. In addition to individual services for adults (men and women), Le Seuil’s service offer now includes services for adolescents and couples.
Le Seuil continues to pursue its mission by encouraging listening, support, the creation of therapeutic connections, education and behavioural change. In this way, the organization allows its clientele to develop more self-awareness in addition to acquiring the tools they need to deal with their individual difficulties.
Intervention services are offered Monday to Wednesday between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. and Thursday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.