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We highly recommend the following therapists. These are the individuals who we’ve sent close friends and family to see when they need assistance, so these are also the ones we recommend to our patients.

Dr. Gerald Hann - Hann Psychological Services

Tel: 902-453-8336; Email; Website 

  • ASSESSMENT: Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment, Psychoeducational Assessment.

  • ​THERAPY: Intensive Short Term Dynamic Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy and more.
  • CLIENT POPULATIONS:  Lifespan (children, teens, adults, elderly), families and couples..


Erika Baker Psychological Services 

Tel: 902-445-3851; Email;  Website

  • ASSESSMENT: Comprehensive cognitive and neuropsychological assessments for children and adults. Includes diagnosis and treatment recommendations for suspected Autism, Learning Difficulties, ADHD, and head-injury.


Dr. Maria Patriquin 

Tel:(902) 406-1500; Website

Dr. Maria Patriquin is a family physician and founder of Living Well. She has subspecialty training in women’s health, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and ACT/CBT. She is the Mental Health Program Committee Atlantic Canada Representative for the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the recipient of of the 2016 Patient Medical Home 60/20 Care & Compassion Award Grant from the CFPC and offers the following services:


    • For children and adult patients, health professionals & educators.


Bill Wood (Counselling)

Web; Email

  • THERAPY: Creative Arts Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Narrative Therapy

  • CLIENT POPULATIONS: children, adults, and families.

Brenda Coish-Ginn, M.Ed. (Counselling), RCT-C, CCC

(Tel:(902) 489-5554; Email

  • THERAPY: Person-centered, integrative approach including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Attachment Informed Interventions, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).

  • CLIENT POPULATIONS: young adult, adult, and couples.

Mental Health resources/supports for African Nova Scotians

  • For patients who are interested in connecting with clinicians/services for the black population, Nova Scotian Psychiatrist Dr. Jacob Cookey compiled a list including Social Workers, Counselling Therapists and Psychologists which can be found here.

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