Seniors | RCMP | Veterans | Grief Counselling | PTSD | Chronic Pain
Dr. Maureen Gorman is committed to providing psychological services informed by evidence and with skills developed over 35+ years of experience and ongoing training. She obtained her undergrad and Master's degrees from the University of Guelph and her PhD in Psychology from York University (1983). Maureen provided hospital-based psychological services in Whitby, Ontario, and Halifax. She started a part time private practice in 1995, has been full time since 2010. Maureen provides therapy to adults, couples and seniors, as well as psychological assessment of trauma and of pain. She sees people who have anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, job/workplace stress, adjustment problems (e.g., to life transitions or changes such as retirement, death, divorce, pain, and chronic and terminal illness). She also sees couples with relationship problems, and family members or professionals dealing with caregiver stress or burnout. She uses a life-span developmental approach for people experiencing problems associated with aging such as late life depression and Alzheimer’s Disease. Maureen is committed to helping her clients sort out viable options resulting in improved stress management and coping skills, emotional regulation, communication skills, self-esteem and a sense of empowerment. She collaborates with clients to set goals for therapy, and uses integrated interventions such as cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance & commitment, hypnosis and mindfulness; all within a trauma-informed framework (as needed). Maureen is also available for consultation and workshops/staff training. Maureen has served on professional boards including the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP)and the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS), and in executive positions at national and provincial levels of various associations (e.g., the Alzheimer Society and the Canadian Association on Gerontology). Currently, she is a member of the APNS, the Serving Seniors Alliance, and is registered with the NSBEP.