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

Olivia Brown

MA, Candidate Registered Psychologist

Patricia Macdonald

MA, Registered Psychologist

Hilary Stephenson

MPsych, Registered Psychologist

Sarah Williams

MA, Registered Psychologist

Rodney Keddy

M.Ed, Registered Psychologist

Dr. Jeffrey Buttle

MD, FRCP (C), Psychiatrist

Patrick Bazinet

MSc, Candidate Registered Psychologist

Stephanie Dunsworth

MA, Candidate Registered Psychologist

Leonor Alves

MSc, Registered Psychologist

Kentville 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

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.

Elaine Boyd

MSc., Registered Psychologist

Deborah Pick

MSc., Registered Psychologist

Laura Lang

MSc., Registered Psychologist

Susan Squires

MSc., Registered Psychologist

Cheryl Oxford

Candidate Registered Psychologist

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

Julie Longard

PHD., Psychologist Candidate Registered