Candidate Registered Psychologist
Cheryl Oxford graduated from Acadia University in 2019 with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. She 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 group programs, and conducted psychodiagnostic assessments.
Cheryl’s practice is focused on helping adults and older adults overcome difficulties related to trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, adjustment, health and aging. She is proficient in various therapeutic approaches including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), cognitive behavioural, acceptance and commitment, and mindfulness. She also conducts assessments with adults and older adults for psychological, cognitive, and vocational needs. Cheryl values a person-centered approach to therapy and fosters healing and personal growth on a foundation of trust, sincerity, and evidence-based practices. Cheryl provides a secure and comfortable therapeutic environment and offers the addition of her registered therapy dog (Nira) as a compliment to her practice. Outside of work, Cheryl enjoys hiking, collecting rocks, cooking, yoga, and meditation.