Dr. Daniel Chorney & Associates

helping families.
New Referrals are currently NOT being accepted as of September 2020 for all of our psychologists due to demand and wait times. Please see the announcement on the News page for further details.



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Daniel Chorney, Ph.D.
Registered Psychologist
Dr. Daniel Chorney works with children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of mental health concerns but focusing on anxiety, depression, and insomnia. His training included extensive work in helping young children (e.g. preschool-aged) overcome their fears of social situations and other specific situations (e.g., fear of sleeping alone, separation anxiety, facing new situations, public speaking, needles/injections, etc). Dr. Chorney also has a particular interest in treating pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and habit disorders.

He has specific training in helping individuals of all ages with sleep concerns ranging from insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep) to behavioral difficulties getting children to go to sleep at night. His training focused heavily on both the assessment and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders across the lifespan, and he has extensive experience working in both individual and group settings. He uses both cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in his practice.

Dr. Chorney completed his undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia, and received his Ph.D. from West Virginia University under the supervision of Dr. Tracy Morris. He completed his clinical internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, RI. Prior to starting a private practice Dr. Chorney worked at the IWK as a staff Psychologist within the Community Mental Health program. During his time at the IWK, Dr. Chorney served as the Team Leader for the Anxiety Program (Treatment of Anxiety Group). He currently serves as as the Chair of the
Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology and volunteers time as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of AnxietyCanada.

If you would like to learn more about booking Dr. Chorney for a Professional Development training or other workshop, seminar, or presentation
please click here to learn more.



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Bonnie McNeill, Ph.D.
Registered Psychologist
Dr. Bonnie McNeill works with children, adolescents, and young adults with a broad range of mental health concerns. She uses evidence-based treatment approaches, primarily cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), while incorporating strategies from motivational interviewing and dialectical behavioural approaches.

Dr. McNeill has significant experience treating a variety of mental health issues, including difficulties with anxiety (e.g., separation anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic, phobias), mood (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder), coping with stress, adjustment difficulties, low self-esteem, difficulty managing emotions, suicidal thoughts, behavioural concerns/noncompliance, school refusal, psychosis, anger management, trichotillomania, skin-picking disorders, and body dysmorphic disorder. Dr. McNeill has a particular specialty and interest in the treatment of anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). She also has extensive experience in the diagnostic assessment and treatment of serious mental health issues.

Dr. McNeill completed her undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University and received her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She completed her clinical residency at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. Dr. McNeill has worked for 9 years at the IWK Health Centre on the inpatient mental health unit (Garron Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health) and for several years with the IWK OCD Specific Care Clinic. Dr. McNeill is also an Adjunct Clinical Associate at Dalhousie University where she supervises Ph.D. students.



Dr. Jennifer Khoury works with children, adolescents, and their parents to help address a broad range of mental health difficulties. She primarily uses cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), but incorporates other evidence-based treatment approaches, such as dialectical behavioural strategies, to help children and adolescents achieve change. 
Dr. Khoury has experience working with children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties in a variety of areas, including anxiety (e.g., social anxiety, generalized anxiety, specific phobias), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression and low mood, coping with stress, low self-esteem, difficulty managing emotions, and behavioural challenges (non-compliance and defiance). She also has considerable experience in comprehensive diagnostic and psychoeducational assessments.
 
Dr. Khoury completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and received her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), where she received training in individual and group-based interventions and comprehensive assessments. Dr. Khoury is also currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Mount Saint Vincent University. 

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Jennifer Khoury, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Candidate Register)



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Fiona Davidson, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Candidate Register)
Dr. Davidson will be on maternity leave beginning March 2021 until Fall 2021 and is not currently accepting new referrals. If you are an existing client and wish to rebook with another psychologist in our practice, please email Dr. Chorney directly for assistance with rebooking (emails on Contacts page).
Dr. Fiona Davidson works together with children, adolescents, and their parents to create evidence-based treatment plans for a broad range of mental health concerns. She primarily uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) but will tailor her approach using other evidence-based treatments such as motivational interviewing and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help clients achieve change .

Dr. Davidson has experience treating children and adolescents who have difficulties with anxiety (i.e., generalized anxiety, specific phobias, social anxiety, separation anxiety, health related anxiety including needle phobia, school anxiety/school refusal), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression/low mood, low self-esteem, social skills, ADHD, and behavioural sleep problems (i.e., creating age-appropriate bedtime routines, addressing sleep resistance). Her training experiences took place within a variety of mental health settings including both outpatient and inpatient mental health settings, day treatment, specialized teams within children’s health services (i.e., health psychology, developmental disabilities), and school settings.

Dr. Davidson holds a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Dalhousie University where her research focused on pediatric sleep deprivation and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Prior to completing her Ph.D, Dr. Davidson completed her Master of Arts in School Psychology at Mount Saint Vincent University and her undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University. Dr. Davidson completed her pre-doctoral internship/residency at the IWK Health Centre.



Dr. Tricia Beattie works with children and adolescents providing evidence-based assessment services at the practice (psychoeducational assessments). She has extensive experience in the area of cognitive and learning assessments with children and adolescents and can assist with the diagnosis of ADHD in children and teens. She completed her doctoral training in clinical psychology (with a focus in neuropsychology) at the University of New Brunswick in 2008. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the IWK Health Centre where she currently holds a full-time position with the Neuropsychology Team.

Dr. Beattie has a specialized interest in the assessment and treatment of learning disabilities, attentional issues, and behavioural challenges in children and youth. She also has expertise in the assessment and treatment of executive functioning, social skills, and functional life skill development in individuals with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and learning disorders. Within the practice, Dr. Beattie also provides psychoeducational assessments that can help potentially identify diagnoses such as ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities. As part of these assessments, Dr. Beattie will provide practical, evidence-based recommendations for academic and/or vocational programming that focus on the child's unique profile of strengths and needs.

Dr. Beattie is currently accepting referrals only for psychoeducational assessments (ages 6-16). To learn more,
click here.
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Tricia Beattie, Ph.D.
Registered Psychologist




Dr. Schinkel has recently accepted a position in the public sector and will no longer be seeing clients privately. If you are an existing client and wish to rebook with another psychologist in our practice, please email Dr. Chorney directly for assistance with rebooking (emails on Contacts page).
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Meghan Schinkel, Ph.D.
Psychologist (Candidate Register)




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Ayala Gorodzinsky, Ph.D.
Registered Psychologist
Dr. Ayala Gorodzinsky has opened her own practice as of August 2020!

If you are a new or existing client interested in booking with Dr. Gorodzinsky, please contact her directly via her practice website -
Birchside Psychological Services.
who we are
Chorney & Associates is a group of registered clinical psychologists practicing in the center of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
contact us
Telephone: (902) 444-1160
Email: drchorney@gmail.com
Fax: (902) 444-3210
Web: chorneyandassociates.com
what we do
Each clinician at Chorney & Associates specializes in a number of areas, ranging from preschool-aged children to adults.
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