Dr. Daniel Chorney & Associates

helping families.

Spring/Summer 2023 News

April/May 2023: Please note we are updating our website during this time - certain forms may not be available or formatting may appear different/off during this time. We thank you for your patience.

New Referrals Update

We have been fortunate to hire a psychologist on a part-time basis who is accepting ADULT (19+) referrals. Please see the About Us page for information on Dr. Denise Kyte.

We are currently accepting referrals for all ages although significant wait times still exist.

We are not an emergency clinic and can not accommodate referrals on short notice, regardless of reason or referral source.

Previously we have suggested other providers to contact but due to overwhelming demand for all services/practices we no longer provide suggestions (as other practices are also full to our knowledge). Please continue to check this site for updates or visit apns.ca for a list of psychologists in Nova Scotia.

The IWK Community Mental Health program and Emergency services can be obtained through contacting their Central Referral line at (902) 464-4110. Other private practices can be found by visiting apns.ca and searching for a child psychologist or by your referral concern (e.g., anxiety, depression, behaviour issues, etc).

Online free help for anxiety can be found by visiting
AnxietyCanada and a number of books or online resources can also be helpful including the free MindShift CBT App (found on AnxietyCanada) or books focused on the evidence-based approaches to treating child anxiety.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the above decision please email Dr. Chorney directly by email (drchorney @ gmail.com) although please keep in mind exceptions will not be made regarding the above policy/decision.


With the frequently changing status of COVID-19 many of our current clients have opted to use Telepsychology for their appointments. We will continue to use Telepsychology services throughout 2022 and appointments can be made in-person (with limited availability) OR via telepsychology.

Please visit our
Telepsychology page for information on this service.
We Are Hiring:

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 when possible while also ensuring there are reasonable spaces available for existing clients of the practice.

We are currently looking for a PhD-level Clinical Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, or a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD). Psychologists registered/licensed at the Masters degree level will be considered in some cases.
There is currently ONE position open - either full-time position or part time. Starting time/date is also negotiable and applicants could start immediately OR later (e.g. later into 2022).

Our practice focuses on children and adolescents, however, psychologists focusing on adults are also encouraged to apply as we currently do not have a psychologist in this area and have many referrals for young adults (university-aged). The ability to work remotely (via telehealth) is an option during COVID19 (and potentially after).

Our group of psychologists is composed of primarily child/adolescent focused CBT practitioners who provide evidence-based care to families and young adults. Our practice is collaborative with possibilities for supervision and consultation when needed while also allowing for independence and flexibility in practice. Scheduling and holiday/vacation time is flexible throughout the year and compensation is in line with other local practices. We work hard to promote work life balance with all our staff.

If you or someone you know may be interested or would like to know more, please email a CV directly to Dr. Chorney and if you'd like to learn more about our practice please visit the
About Us page.

Farewell Dr. G!:

After five years of providing treatment and assessment services at our office, Dr. Ayala Gorodzinsky is leaving us to open her own practice! If you are a current client interested in continuing to receive treatment from Dr. Gorodzinsky or someone looking to book with her for the first time, please contact her directly through her practice website here - Birchside Psychology.

If you were a client of Dr. G's and would like to remain a client of someone at our practice, please email that clinician directly so they can determine if a transfer is a good fit (and if not they may be able to direct you towards someone who is). All of our emails are found on the
Contacts page of this website.

Professional Workshops:
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.