“HELPING PEOPLE RISE ABOVE WITH RESPONSIVE COUNSELLING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES”

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Our vision is to provide individuals of all ages, families and community groups a place where they can become empowered by experiencing their own capacity to heal themselves.

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WHO WE ARE

We are a vibrant team of competent, compassionate psychologists and therapists. We have unique and diverse skill sets, extensive training and are passionate about our work. We believe in the power of the human spirit to rise above.

The vision of the psychologists and therapists at Lesley Hartman & Associates Inc. is to provide individuals of all ages, families and community groups a place where they can become empowered by experiencing their own capacity to heal themselves. Through these experiences our psychologists and therapists hope to assist people to be contributors to the wellness and healing of their families, community and world.

We know about this power through our successful work with those who have been burdened by great pain and who have rebuilt their lives. We are committed to assisting people to reach the joy and wholeness they yearn for but may feel far away from. There are many paths to wholeness on this precious journey through life. We invite our clients to explore new paths and to follow their soul’s yearning. We invite them to see that a new day is dawning.

Our space is private, with a quiet waiting area.  Our psychological services are confidential. We are all licensed within self-regulating professional bodies. This provides the public with protection and assurances of our training and competence. We abide by the ethical codes and standards of our licensing bodies.

Examples of the  tools our psychologists and therapists use include (but are not limited to) Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MCBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-informed Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Sex Therapy.

 

  • Our offices are in a quiet, private space on Joseph Howe Drive in Halifax, N.S., which is centrally located close to the bridges, highways, Halifax Shopping Centre and Bayers Lake Industrial Park.
  • Lesley Hartman, the practice leader, has been a practicing Community/Clinical Psychologist since 1995 and is a registered psychologist with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology. As a dynamic and diverse team of psychologists and therapists, we provide comprehensive care to assist people to rise above a wide variety of psychological concerns, life problems and challenges.
  • Each psychologist/therapist, in addition to having a broad range of skills, has specialized training, for example in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MCBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-informed Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Sex Therapy.
  • We have Laura, our intake worker, to take your referral and assist you with finding the psychologist/therapist who will be the best fit for you. She is a skilled professional who will discuss what you are seeking over the phone. As with the psychologists/therapists, she will treat your information with the highest level of confidentiality. This process can help save you time in your first session so that you and your psychologist can quickly start to work together to address your concerns.

WHAT WE OFFER

Some common concerns that people consult us about include:

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Anxieties - social anxiety, health anxiety, panic disorder, etc
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobia
  • Depression or another mood disorder
  • Self harm
  • Drug/Alcohol/ Gambling abuse
  • Relationship problems
  • Sexual dysfunction, sexual difficulties, or sexual dissatisfaction (sex therapy)
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Traumatic experiences and symptoms
  • Emotional recovery and coping with brain injury for self & family
  • Loss
  • Occupational stress
  • Career choice and transitions
  • Coping with a chronic illness
  • Coping with a terminal illness
  • Parenting
  • Bullying, assault, abuse
  • Worries
  • Problems in school or work
  • Negative self esteem or body image
  • Disordered eating
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning and transgendered people seeking services from people who are knowledgeable and queer-friendly
  • Troubles socializing
  • Making important decisions
  • Being from various cultural, ethnic or religious backgrounds and seeking culturally competent professionals

We provide culturally competent and LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)-friendly services.

SEE OUR RATES

Private psychological and counselling services are not covered by M.S.I. If you have private health benefits, you may have coverage for psychological services, psychotherapy or counselling. You can check with your provider to determine whether you have coverage. We do provide some sliding scale services, based on client need and our ability at any given time.

Psychologist’s fees:

Our psychologists are all registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology and are either Masters or Ph.D. trained. We follow the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia recommended rate for psychological services.

$160.00 per 50-minute session for individual, couple or family therapy as of January 1, 2016.

Social Worker’s fees:

Our social worker is registered with the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers and is Masters trained. Her rate is $130.00 per 50-minute session for individual or couple therapy.

Registered Counseling Therapist’s fees:

$100 plus HST per 50 minute session.

Group fees:

Determined according to individual group.

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MEET OUR TEAM

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Lesley Hartman

M.A., PSYCHOLOGIST

I am a trauma-informed psychologist who works with adults, adolescents and couples. I help people with a variety of concerns, from PTSD, anxiety, depression,  and traumatic brain injury to problems in living, including: work, school, recovery from illness or injury, grief, career choices or relationship concerns. Whether you want practical solutions to current problems, or prefer to address the source of current problems by healing your past, I can help. I love what I do, and enjoy working with diverse groups of people—of different ages, genders, sexual orientations or identities and cultural backgrounds or experiences. I can provide therapy in Spanish or English. I am continually inspired and awed by my clients. They have been my greatest teachers, and have taught me to believe in the resilience of the human spirit.

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My orientation to clinical practice has as its foundation a solid training in both Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) and Feminist therapies. I have also trained in Narrative Therapy, an approach whose philosophy of privileging client knowledge about their own lives, and acknowledging the importance of others—family, friends, teachers, the wider culture, past and present– in supporting a client’s changed views of self and preferred identities—assists me in more deeply integrating my core values with my clinical work. I continue to draw on these approaches; also integrate more recent training in Mindfulness approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).  I am a certified  EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) practitioner. EMDR is an evidence based therapy that effectively treats Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD).  I also have training in Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) which I use as a foundation in my work with couples. EFT is an evidence based approach for helping couples develop a more satisfying and stronger relationship. Above all,  I believe that the relationship between the client and therapist is the most important agent of change, and I bring a big heart to my work. I am authentic and use humour, stories, and metaphors to help illuminate experiences.

I have been a practicing Community/Clinical Psychologist since 1995, registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology. In 1995, I obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Community and Clinical Psychology. This training has given me a foundation for clinical skills ranging from psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families and groups to community skills such as developing, implementing and evaluating prevention and training programs.

Among my clinical experiences, I have had the opportunity to work in such varied settings as: community-based agencies, university counselling centres, hospital crisis services and outpatient clinics as well as various private practice settings. In 2006, I opened my own private practice, Lesley Hartman and Associates.

I seek to continually update my skills. In my ongoing professional development, I have received specialized training in a number of areas. Brain Injury Intervention, advanced training in Trauma work, updated approaches to helping people deal with various anxiety disorders (panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety; phobias), and career counselling are among some of the areas.

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Alexandra Anderson

M.Sc., Psychologist (Candidate Register)

I work with adults and older adolescents who experience a variety of difficulties and concerns. I have experience working in hospital, university, and private practice mental health care settings assisting individuals with anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, grief, and low self-esteem. I also help individuals struggling with lifestyle changes and transitions, anger, assertiveness, and relationship concerns.

I adopt a compassionate, open-minded approach and provide supportive guidance to help clients identify their strengths and resources. Above all, my practice is client-focused and collaborative. I strongly believe in the therapeutic relationship, and meeting my clients where they are in the change process to help them define and achieve their goals. I believe that empathic understanding, patience, and an accepting environment are key elements in supporting positive change. I assist clients in identifying and coping with difficult thoughts and feelings, and offer evidence-based strategies and recommendations to facilitate this process. As a therapist, helping people reach their goals and recognize their potential for greatness is the most rewarding part of our work together.

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I completed an honours (BSc) degree in Psychology from Mount Allison University and received a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Clinical Psychology from Acadia University. Prior to joining Lesley Hartman and Associates, I conducted research in the area of human sexuality, with a focus on cognitive distraction and arousal as well as female sexual dysfunction. My clinical training is primarily based in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT); however, I also integrate multiple therapeutic models including mindfulness-based theory, attachment theory, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to suit the specific needs of each client. I have participated in additional training in suicide risk assessment, Emotion-Focused Therapy for caregivers, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). I am committed to a therapeutic approach that is current and evidence-based, and I continually seek to update my skills.

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Amber Fougère

D.Clin.Psy., Psychologist

I am a clinical and forensic psychologist who works with adults and older adolescents. I specialize in helping people who struggle in two broad areas. First, I have advanced training and experience working with individuals who struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder and trauma. Second, I specialize in providing assessment and treatment for violence, stalking, arson, and inappropriate sexual behaviour, either prior to or following involvement with the justice system. In addition to these areas, I have worked with individuals struggling with depression, self-injury/harm, eating disorders and social skills deficits.

I have a background in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and have also been trained and am experienced in the practice of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other therapies. I tailor the approach I use to the unique needs of each of my clients with the goal of achieving the best possible outcomes. I spend a significant time building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, as I believe this is often the most important component of therapy.

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I began my psychology training at Acadia University, and completed my doctorate at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. I have worked across a range of settings, including community mental health centres, public and private hospitals and prisons.

I am passionate about the work I do, and I maintain and update my skills through regular professional development.  I am a strong advocate for my clients and for the field of mental health more broadly, and I am active in professional organizations for this purpose. I’m excited to be back home in Nova Scotia after some time in Australia. If you are thinking of making an appointment with me, I look forward to our work together.

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Laura Mitchell

M.A., Psychologist (Candidate Register)

I am a Psychologist (Candidate Register) who works with adolescents and adults. I can assist individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, perfectionism, low self-esteem, self-harm/injury, trauma, phobias, substance abuse, and relationship and family issues. I hold an honours degree (BSc) in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. Prior to my graduate studies, I received specialized training in addictions counselling, crisis management and motivational interviewing.

I have worked in educational settings, residential treatment centers, and non-profit organizations to advocate for individuals and assist them in meeting their goals. My approach is empathic, collaborative, client-centered and feminist, viewing each person and their presenting concerns within a larger sociocultural context. First and foremost, I believe strongly in a client’s ability to create positive change through their own strengths and resources. I am continuously inspired by human resiliency and the capacity of people to overcome difficult challenges.

My clinical training has been integrative, combining modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioural, Emotion-Focused, Dialectical Behaviour, Systemic, Feminist and Humanistic therapies. I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship and am dedicated in providing evidence-based treatment that is tailored to the unique needs of each person. To best help clients reach their goals, I am committed to updating my skills through regular professional development.

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Anna Webster

M.SC., PSYCHOLOGIST (CANDIDATE REGISTER)

I work with children, teens, adults and families. I assist people who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, behaviour problems, ADHD, learning disabilities, eating disorders, self harm, social skills problems, autism spectrum disorders, anger management and emotion regulation, blended family issues, non-complex grief, OCD, parenting issues, phobias, divorce, traumatic brain injury, and LGBTQ issues.

When providing therapy, I tailor my approach to the unique needs and strengths of the individual. Using this client-centred approach, I draw from a number of frameworks, including Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical Behavioural, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Multi-Systemic, Interpersonal, and Solution Focused therapy. I enjoy working with clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds, as well as from the LGBTQ community. My strengths include making a good connection with clients, being down-to-earth and approachable, having a good sense of humour, letting clients set the pace and direction of therapy, providing positive behavioural supports, creative problem solving/practical solutions and thinking outside the box. I have special skills and interests in assisting children, teens and adults with learning disabilities, ADHD, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) PTSD, trauma, or traumatic brain injuries, and their families, as well as working with teen girls with eating disorders, low self-image, self harm, depression, anxiety and trauma.

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I come to private practice having worked in a variety of child and adolescent mental health settings since 2002, supporting and treating children and youth who struggled with a variety of challenges.

I have also worked with children and adults with dual-diagnoses, usually an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and a secondary mental health diagnosis, as a front-line staff member, counsellor and program supervisor. I especially enjoyed working with the families of these individuals to help rally the families’ unique strengths to develop individualized programs that would help their child feel comfortable and experience success in the home. I extended this approach to help integrate these youth and adults into their schools, work programs, and communities. Sometimes this involved creating programs to develop necessary social, communication, or emotional regulation skills.

For 5-years I also worked on an inpatient child and adolescent mental health hospital unit. This exposed me to working with children and teens who were experiencing a mental health crisis that put them at immediate risk to themselves or others. They had a wide range of presenting issues, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, trauma, and family problems. My role consisted of providing individual counselling, organizing and conducting therapeutic groups, and supporting families. Working as a mobile crisis counsellor/community therapist, and as a child protection worker gave me further varied experience with helping youth and their families in various types of crises.

I completed my Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Acadia University, and have received additional training in crisis intervention, suicide risk assessment, Autism intervention, and providing Dialectical Behavioural Therapy to adolescents. Most recently I have received training to be able to work with adolescents and adults who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, and training in EMDR.

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Marie Josette Durup

Ph.D., Psychologist

I work with all age groups of clients as well as families and couples, to assist with a variety of problems and concerns. In addition to bringing a perspective of diversity, I maintain a full tool-box of therapeutic approaches, strategies, and techniques on which I draw to address the problems my clients face. The choice of tool I use is arrived at through a collaborative process with the client, taking into consideration the nature of the problem, the characteristics of the client, and the stage of change where the client finds himself or herself. I aim to improve the quality of my clients lives by helping them overcome the stresses they face, learn to cope with personal difficulties and find a sense of calm and joy.

I was trained in Nova Scotia (M.Sc. in Clinical/Community Psychology from Acadia, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Dalhousie). My work has taken me across Canada and to the USA. Over the past 20 years, I have served clients of varying ages, and coping with a broad range of problems. My clinical experience is broad; I have served work-based, hospital-based, court-based, prison-based, military-based, and general populations. My clinical work is very much informed by the literature, and I have an extensive background in teaching and research. My research has been in the area of Work and Family Stress, and I have specialized in these areas in my clinical work. I work with children, teens, adults, couples and families.

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In addition to my clinical work and research, I have taught and trained Clinical Psychology students at the University of Manitoba, the University of Colorado and Dalhousie University. I have also been very active in my community with volunteer work, serving on several boards/committees, promoting psychology to the public, organizing continuing education activities for my colleagues, working with a community action group to establish a battered women’s home, policy advising and activities to improve and create a better community for military families and carrying out public education initiatives for adults and youth in the community.

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Sheila MacNeil

Ph.D., Psychologist

I am a clinical psychologist, and provide sex therapy to individuals and couples. Sex therapy can help you with problems you may experience while having sex (like lack of arousal, orgasm, erection or pain during intercourse), a lack of desire for sexual activity that is interfering in your relationships, or distressing or interfering thoughts and feelings about your sexuality or sexual problems.

In sex therapy, clients discuss their sexual concerns, expectations, and ideals in therapy sessions and complete homework exercises either alone or with their sexual partner(s) to help resolve problems and/or enhance their sexual lives. In my experience, it is helpful for both members of a couple to attend therapy sessions together because a sexual problem often affects the sexual relationship as a whole. However, individuals experiencing sexual dysfunction can benefit from sex therapy even when their intimate partner is unavailable or unwilling to attend sessions. Clients inform me that I provide a supportive and professional environment in which to challenge preconceived notions about sex, address factors that interfere with their sexual lives, and identify factors that enhance their sexual satisfaction.

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I have specialized training in evidence-based therapy for sexual concerns and dysfunction (sex therapy), and earned a Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of New Brunswick where I received supervised training in sex therapy and research from Dr. Sandra Byers, an internationally renowned sex therapist and researcher. I have ten years experience providing sex therapy to individuals and couples and have conducted and collaborated on research in the areas of sexual communication, sexual dysfunction, and sexual satisfaction. My work has been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and textbooks in the area of human sexuality. I am a member of both the Society for Sex Therapy and Research and the Canadian Sex Research Forum and currently collaborate on research conducted in the Sexual Health Lab of Dr. Natalie Rosen at Dalhousie University.

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Susan Gamberg

Ph.D., Psychologist

I am a warm and engaging clinical psychologist with more than 10 years of experience working in hospital, university, and community settings. I work with adults and older adolescents and I have an integrative and flexible approach to psychotherapy. While I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy and Interpersonal therapy, I also draw upon Compassion-focused and Emotion-focused methods, as well as Mindfulness and Motivational approaches. My specialties are in the treatment of eating disorders, borderline personality disorder and trauma, and I have extensive experience working with anxiety and mood disorders, self-injury, identity development and relationship concerns. I value diversity and I have broad training and proficiency in multicultural competencies. I am creative and respectful, and my approach is specifically adapted to the person and the presenting issue at hand. I believe in a genuine acceptance of you as a whole person while providing you with the support and safety to make the changes you desire. My goal is to collaborate with you to build practical and effective solutions that empower you to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

Trained at McGill University in Montreal, I am fully licensed and registered in both Quebec and Nova Scotia. Aside from my clinical work, I also enjoy teaching and was a faculty lecturer at McGill University where I taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. I have a special interest in supervision and training, and I value education and learning for myself, as well as for others. As such, I continually seek out opportunities to update my skill set and be active in research.

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Amy Holland

M.Ed., RTC-C

I am a Registered Counselling Therapist (Candidate), Yoga Therapist and Yoga Teacher who believes deeply in individuals’ capacity for self-healing. Falling in love with yoga 12 years ago, I have been on a personal journey of self-awareness through movement and mindfulness ever since.

As a yoga therapist I offer Trauma Sensitive Yoga as an adjunct to psychological trauma treatment. Trauma affects the body. In this work I support clients in their exploration of breath and body movement. I assist people to help heal from trauma by befriending their body and using their body as a resource in their life.

As a Counselling Therapist I primarily use Phoenix Rising Yoga therapy, in which I combine humanistic psychology, yoga, and mindfulness, and emphasize the importance of becoming present and aware to our whole experience – body, mind, emotions and spirit – as a way to tap into our capacity for self healing, inner knowing and personal empowerment.

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I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bishop’s University and a Master’s degree in Counselling from Acadia University. My Masters work focused on supporting youth and their families, specifically around attachment and the impact of attachment on learning.

I have received training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga instruction (http://www.traumasensitiveyoga.com) with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and David Emerson from the Justice Resource Center at the Boston Trauma institute. I’m currently completing my Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy certification (http://pryt.com).and am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapy (www.iayt.org).

I am committed to working with people from many diverse backgrounds and experiences, and have a special interest in supporting youth, as well as parents with post-partum depression and anxiety, and people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I am passionate about the MIND-BODY connection in the healing process and seek out ongoing professional development to ensure I can offer clients current best practice and a holistic approach to therapy. As a Registered Counselling Therapist – Candidate (RCT-C) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists, I adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of this organization.

Are you interested in feeling better in your own body and in your life?

Are you interested in getting rid of pain, stress and anxiety?

Are you interested in cultivating a healthier, more compassionate relationship with your “self” and others?

Are you in need of some kind of change but are perhaps uncertain about what it is or how to go about making the change?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, contact me and let the exploration begin!

Looking forward to being with you…

“Unlike your mental conditioning your body always tells the truth – the plain truth. So why not learn how to listen to it? Michael Lee, Founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

NO YOGA experience is necessary; all you NEED is a BODY!

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Rene Murray

MSW, RSW

I enjoy working with individuals across all ages and walks of life. At Lesley Hartman and Associates Inc., my priority is on facilitating DBT skills groups and providing hormone assessments for transgendered individuals. I am able to provide one of the two letters required for surgical transitioning, and I provide counselling and support for individuals going through this complex process.

Over the years I have worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse, self harm/injury, skill deficits, and various forms of trauma and complex grief reactions.

I work from a strengths based perspective. I am passionate about my work and have found working with individuals with complex trauma (including abused women) and personality disorders (specifically Borderline Personality) very rewarding. I have found that people’s ability to survive and thrive is a gift they share with me in our work together and they have been among my greatest teachers.

I tailor my therapeutic interventions to meet clients where they are in their recovery process. My model of practice has evolved over the past 30 years. I have strong grounding in psychodynamic therapy. I have also obtained training and supervision in Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Prolonged Exposure for trauma, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, in which I am intensively trained. My work is informed by individuals such as John Briere, Judith Herman and Edna Foa. In addition to this work, I have also accessed training through CPATH in order to provide hormone assessments for transgendered individuals.

I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from Dalhousie University. In addition to my work at Lesley Hartman and Associates Inc,. I currently work part time in the Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Program in the Nova Scotia Health Authority. I look forward to our work together should you decide to make an appointment with me.

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Annie Chinneck

B.A., Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Student

I am a fourth year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student at Dalhousie University. As a part of my training, I am expected to gain experience by completing a number of community practica. To date, my clinical work has included assessment and intervention work with children, adolescent, and adults from a variety of populations. Specifically, I have completed placements within the forensics system, in community mental health, and on inpatient units. I have worked with individuals struggling with psychotic, mood, anxiety, post-traumatic, substance-related, disruptive behaviour, and personality disorders. My training has been grounded in Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) theory – including experience with third-wave psychotherapies like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

I will be at Lesley Hartman and Associates for a year, beginning September 2016. Here, I will work with individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Under Dr. Amber Fougere’s supervision, I will co-facilitate DBT skills groups, see clients individually, and conduct psycho-diagnostic and other psychological assessments. I look forward to working with a new team and to helping clients better understand themselves and those things that make them truly unique!

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Laura Gray

M.Ed. Counselling

As an intake worker, I get to speak to all of you who call our practice looking for an appointment. I conduct a brief telephone assessment, which will assist you in finding the best therapist to suit your individual needs. As with the therapists, I handle client information with the utmost confidentiality and aim to have you matched with a therapist promptly and efficiently.

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology from the Royal Military College and a Master’s of Education in Counselling from Acadia University. I have volunteer and work experience in the area of mental health care as well as counselling. I completed my practicum at Dalhousie Counselling Services, where I gained experience doing intake, personal counselling and group counselling. I also work as an educational instructor with the Refining Your Learning Skills program at Dalhousie University. This program allows me to work with academically dismissed students who need assistance with coping strategies, study habits, educational as well as vocational goals.

I look forward to assisting you!

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  • 2016/10/13

    Trauma Stabilization Group

    We are excited to announce that we are offering an innovative group program that incorporates the first phase of trauma therapy into an efficient, and cost-effective group format.

    The group will teach individuals the skills needed to better manage acute symptoms of PTSD and . . .

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  • 2016/03/15

    DBT Skills Groups

    We are currently running a series of DBT Skills Training groups on the following topics–Distress Tolerance; Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotion Regulation.

    DBT Skills Group Dates:

    Interpersonal Effectiveness – October 25, 2016 to December 6, 2016
    Distress Tolerance – January 18, 2017 to March 8, 2017
    Emotion . . .

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  • 2016/03/14

    Trauma Sensitive Yoga

    Trauma Sensitive Yoga is a therapy meant to work hand in hand with your psychological treatment for trauma. It is based on the Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) protocol for treatment of complex trauma or chronic treatment-resistant PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

    The . . .

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  • 2015/02/04

    Hormone Assessments for Transgender Individuals

    For a limited time, Lesley Hartman & Associates will be offering hormone assessments for transgender individuals. Assessments will be conducted by Rene Murray, MSW, RSW., who is a certified CPATH Assessor, beginning August 2016.

    The assessment is centered on how ready you are to transition . . .

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