We offer assessment and psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and young adults with a speciality in assessing and treating anxiety and mood disorders. Every psychologist at Chorney & Associates practices cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), an approach that utilizes research and evidence as its guiding principle in how mental health concerns are assessed and treated. This means you will be treated with the most current and supported approach within the mental health field, in an environment that is also respectful and aware of each individual's specific needs and helps you move forward with what is important in your life.
Evening appointments are available with most providers although these are limited. Weekend appointments are also available with some treatment providers. Please keep in mind these appointment times can be the most difficult to book as they are the most popular - when possible, we ask that your initial appointment be booked during regular hours and follow-ups (if required) are booked in evening times.
Fall 2019 News
We’ve Hired!: Our practice is constantly trying to meet the demand of accepting new referrals while providing exceptional ongoing care for our existing clients. We work hard to keep waitlists down to two weeks or less for new referrals while also ensuring there are reasonable spaces available for existing clients of the practice.
In order to help meet these needs we have hired TWO PhD-level psychologists to join our team of evidence-based practitioners. We would like to welcome both Dr. Meghan Schinkel (who will be joining us full-time at the end of October 2019) and Dr. Fiona Davidson (who will work with us part-time as of September 2019) to the practice. Full descriptions of their background, training, and areas of practice can be found on our About Us page. Both practitioners are welcoming new referrals for children and young adults.
Welcome Dr. Schinkel and Dr. Davidson!
If you are interested in scheduling Dr. Chorney for a Professional Development lecture or workshop, please email him directly or click here to learn more. Workshops outside of Nova Scotia or Canada are always considered, so please do not hesitate to contact directly via email.
New Referrals: As our practice continues to grow and referral numbers increase, we remain dedicated to seeing individuals and families as quickly as possible. The majority of referrals are reviewed by Dr. Chorney to determine who at the practice may be the best fit for the referral, taking into consideration both skill-set and competency of our psychologists and the concerns or requirements of the referral. If one of our psychologists is not able to help, we try to connect you with another practice/psychologist who may be able to help.
A few things to remember when calling in the first time:
- You do not need a physician/GP referral to make an appointment with us, however, you may need this for your insurance plan to get reimbursed. Please check in with your private insurance provider (e.g., Blue Cross, Manulife, etc) to see what is needed and see our Fees page for questions to ask.
- Please ensure you have a sense of your own upcoming availability for the next few weeks when you call in.
- If you are having any trouble connecting with our booking assistant, sometimes the easiest way is to contact via email. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
New Referrals - please use the "Self-Referral" page of this website or leave a voicemail on our intake line (option #1 when you call our phone number). We answer almost all online referrals within 24hrs (Mon-Fri), so if you have not received a call or email from us, please email email@example.com or leave a message at 902-444-1160 ext 1
Fax: (902) 444-3210