Maureen Gorman, PhD
Seniors | RCMP | Grief Counselling | Couple Counselling | PTSD | Chronic Pain
Joining forces with Acuity and sharing in the same goal of making an individual's life better one therapy session at a time, Dr. Maureen Gorman comes to Acuity with a commitment to providing psychological services informed by evidence and with skills developed in over 30 years of practice and ongoing training. Maureen's private practice work started in 1995 (to 2009 part time), now full time. She attended the University of Guelph for her undergrad and Master's degrees. Following completion of her PhD in Psychology (York University, 1983), Maureen provided hospital-based psychological services in Whitby, Ontario, and Halifax. Maureen provides psychological assessment and therapy to older teens, adults, couples and seniors. She sees people who have anxiety, depression, grief, adjustment disorders (e.g., to life transitions or changes in one's life such as retirement, divorce, death, chronic and terminal illness, living with challenging behaviours, and empty nest syndrome), relationship problems, trauma, chronic pain, caregiver stress and/or burnout (family and professional), job stress. She uses a life-span developmental approach, enjoying work with young adults (university students) to 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 learning better stress management and coping skills, emotional regulation, communication skills, improve self-esteem and/or develop a sense of empowerment. She collaborates with clients to determine the specific goals for therapy, using an integrated approach; interventions including, for example, cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnosis and mindfulness. Maureen is available for consultation and workshops/staff training. Clients may be seen at the office or in their own homes (including hospital or other care facilities). Maureen has served on professional boards, including the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology and the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia. She has volunteered in executive positions with national and provincial levels of several associations (e.g., the Alzheimer Society and the Canadian Association on Gerontology). Currently, she is a member of the Serving Seniors Alliance and is on the executive of the Board of The Clinical Hypnosis Society of Nova Scotia.