About True North Psychological Services

True North Psychological Services first opened its doors in Kentville after being founded by Dr. Mark Johnston in 2013. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Johnston believed in the integration of mental health professionals and wanted to cultivate the connection between psychology and psychiatry. Since opening, True North has expanded to three other locations across Nova Scotia, including New Minas, Kingston, and Halifax. In 2015 we partnered with Boyd and Pick Psychological Services and welcomed Waldegrove Psychological Services to the True North team in 2017. Together we bring compassion, expertise, and a multitude of clinical approaches. We are consistently adding to our multidisciplinary team to deliver well-rounded and holistic therapeutic experiences to our clients. At True North, we are here for you.

The Team

Our dedicated team of professionals come from a variety of backgrounds to deliver a rich and diverse range of practice disciplines. At True North, we believe that the best results reside in long-term healing. Our approach focuses on addressing the root cause of issues in order to provide clients with the right strategies and tools for success.

Halifax Office

Please note, our psychologists are not always taking on new clients. We encourage you to call to learn more about specific psychologist availability.

Dr. Mark Johnston

MD, FRCP (C), Psychiatrist

Patricia Macdonald

MA, Registered Psychologist

Hilary Stephenson

MPsych, Registered Psychologist

Dr. Jeffrey Buttle

MD, FRCP (C), Psychiatrist

Kimberley Blunden

MA, Candidate Registered Psychologist

Rodney Keddy

M.Ed, Registered Psychologist

Dr. Claire O’Donovan

FRCPC, Psychiatrist

Leonor Alves

MSc, Registered Psychologist

Patrick Bazinet

MSc, Candidate Registered Psychologist

Stephanie Dunsworth

MA, Candidate Registered Psychologist

Stephen Hendrixson

MA, Registered Psychologist

Corinne Sampson

MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker

Amanda Gouthro

B.ScH (Honours), MSc. Clinical Psychology Student

Tracy Whittaker-Taggart

MA, Registered Psychologist

New Minas Office

Please note, our psychologists are not always taking on new clients. We encourage you to call to learn more about specific psychologist availability.

Dr. Mark Johnston

MD, FRCP (C), Psychiatrist

Dr. Kjerstin Baldwin

PhD., Registered Psychologist

Patrick Bazinet

MSc., Candidate Registered Psychologist

Elaine Boyd

MSc., Registered Psychologist

Deborah Pick

MSc., Registered Psychologist

Laura Lang

MSc., Registered Psychologist

Susan Squires

MSc., Registered Psychologist

Dr. Terri Lee Cordwell

Ph.D., Registered Psychologist.

Cheryl Oxford

MSc., Candidate Registered Psychologist

Jennifer Moss

MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Worker

Doug Allen

CD, SEP, MSW, Clinical Social Worker

Annemarie Stigter

M.A.S.P.,  Psychologist (Candidate Register) 

Kingston Office

Please note, our psychologists are not always taking on new clients. We encourage you to call to learn more about specific psychologist availability.

Bryanne Harris

MA, Registered Psychologist

Megan Thompson

MSW, Clinical Social Worker

Dr. Jeff Bailey

PhD., Registered Psychologist

Katherine Terauds

M.A.S.P., Registered Psychologist

Kara Andrews

MSW, Clinical Social Worker

Shawn Mackenzie

MSW, Clinical Social Worker

Dr. Julie Longard

PhD., Psychologist Candidate Registered

Janelle Taylor

MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Worker

Corey Rafuse

MSW, Clinical Social Worker

Management Team

Ambrose Currie

Vice President Business Development

ambrose.currie@truenorthps.ca

Greg MacDonald

Director of Finance

greg.macdonald@truenorthps.ca

 

Lori Rose

Practice Manager

lori.rose@truenorthps.ca

Adam Steele

Financial Analyst

adam.steele@truenorthps.ca