Candidate Registered Psychologist
Cheryl Oxford graduated from Acadia University in 2019 with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. Cheryl completed her clinical training with the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Adult Mental Health team in the Annapolis Valley. During her training, she provided individual psychotherapy to adults and older adults presenting with difficulties in areas of depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment, and grief. Additionally, she co-facilitated interpersonal psychotherapy groups of 8 to 12 adults with Mood and/or Anxiety difficulties and conducted psychodiagnostics assessments. Cheryl’s practice is focused on helping adults and older adults overcome difficulties with mood, anxiety, life changes, grief, stress management, and emotional instability. She is proficient in various cognitive behavioural, acceptance and commitment, and mindfulness techniques. She also conducts assessments with adults and older adults for psychological, cognitive, vocational, and educational needs (e.g., learning disabilities, ADHD).
Cheryl has a specific interest in working with older adults and aims to expand her practice in this area. She values a person-centered approach to therapy and fosters healing and personal growth on a foundation of trust and sincerity. Cheryl provides a secure and comfortable therapeutic environment and offers the addition of her registered therapy dog (Nira) as a compliment to her practice. Nira is a 6-year-old Border Collie Australian Sheppard cross who has been registered with the St. John’s Ambulance since 2014. She has the perfect personality and quiet demeanor to relax the therapeutic environment and facilitate the healing process. Outside of work, Cheryl enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, cooking, and adventuring with Nira.