Our Team is comprised of a multi-displinary team of mental health practitioners that strive to create tailored evidence based psychological assessment and treatment. We offer a gentle compassionate approach as we assist our clients towards their journey of healing.
Deborah Bird, MSc.
Registered Clinical Psychologist
Deborah received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University in 2003 after completing her Bachelor of Arts at St. Thomas University. She has over 13 years’ experience providing assessments and treatment to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in schools, outpatient mental health facilities and private practice settings. Deborah is a registered clinical psychologist with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners (NSBEP) in Psychology.
She prides herself in using evidence based techniques specific to her client’s difficulties to assist her in supporting a collaborative and holistic approach to her treatment practices. Among the many evidence based therapeutic approaches, Deborah mainly focuses on using: narrative therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, emotion focused therapy, mindfulness therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Deborah believes that life long learning is important in order to remain up to date with evidence based practices. She has recently attended an externship on Emotion Focused Therapy for couples and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Adolescents and Adults.
Outside of her private practice, Deborah spends time with her husband and two sons and volunteers on the NSBEP board aiding with the registration of upcoming psychologists.
Jacqueline Meisner, MSc.
Psychologist (candidate Register)
Jacqueline is a Psychologist (Candidate Register) with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP) and a member of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS).
She received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Acadia University and has experience working with children, adolescents, and families in private practice and research settings. This includes conducting psychoeducational and cognitive assessments, and the treatment of various concerns such as anxiety, mood, and behavioural problems.
Prior to beginning clinical work, Jacqueline worked as a CBT coach for university students, and worked with school aged children in a research study focused on language and reading development at Dalhousie University. She also worked closely with members of the QEII and IWK in a clinical research setting conducting assessments and following the well-being of families.
Jacqueline has a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and also draws upon other evidence-based approaches and techniques including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. She believes that the best approach is one that is collaborative and tailored to the individual needs and goals of the client and her gentle way that she possess while working with her clients will be an asset to our team.
Outside of private practice, Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her husband, and staying active in sports and outdoor activities.
Isaac Hahn, MA
Psychologist (Candidate Register)
Isaac is a Psychologist (Candidate Register), registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (registration #C10836).
Isaac completed his Master of Arts (MA) degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Regina, following his Bachelor of Science (honours) degree in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University. His MA research focused on relationships between anxiety, intolerance of uncertainty, and chronic pain. His honours research examined social identity and group bias.
Isaac provides individual therapy for adults with a variety of concerns, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other issues.
Prior to beginning his career in private practice, Isaac completed a full-time internship in Community Mental Health here in Nova Scotia as part of his clinical training. There, he gained experience providing psychological interventions with a diverse client population.
Isaac uses Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, as well as related evidence-based techniques, to help clients successfully address their difficulties. He works collaboratively with clients in a respectful, caring manner.
Isaac is a firm believer in the importance of continuing education, attending scientific conferences and professional development workshops to further his therapeutic skillset and keep up to date with current research.
Outside of private practice, Isaac likes to read, spend time outdoors, and play music.
We are currently accepting new patients and referrals
We welcome anyone who may be interested in booking an appointment to contact our office or if you would like more information our therapeutic approach or services offered.