Our Team of Halifax Psychologists and Counsellors
Dr. Brent Conrad, Clinical Psychologist
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with The Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology and a member of The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia.
I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at Dalhousie University (just up the street from Green Leaf Psychological), my Masters and PhD. degrees in clinical psychology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and my Doctoral Internship at The University of Manitoba.
During my career (so far) I have worked in hospitals, forensic settings, psychiatric institutions, community services, universities, counselling centres, private clinics, and of course, as the owner of Green Leaf Psychological Services in Halifax.
I am comfortable offering therapy for a wide range of personal difficulties and have particular interests in helping clients overcome issues related to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, video game addiction, anger, shyness and social anxiety, abusive relationships, assertiveness, grief, breakups and divorce, panic attacks, and perfectionism. For more information on what therapy is actually like, please read about my approach to therapy, and my thoughts on what makes a good psychologist at my professional website Halifax Psychologist.
I provide assessments for Learning Disorders, Child ADHD, Adult ADHD, Dyslexia, IQ, Giftedness, and Academic issues. I take great pride in every assessment I offer, do everything possible to make sure that it is a relaxed and enjoyable experience (especially for child assessments), and will personally sit down to discuss the results and answer all questions when the final report is complete.
Assessments can be a significant investment of your time and energy. But, they can also answer questions that you have wondered about for many years - and can provide direction and guidance to significantly improve the quality of your life (or the life of your child). This is a responsibility I take very seriously and my goal is to always exceed your expectations for an assessment.
Questions? Please send me an email - I personally respond to every inquiry I get, regardless of whether you are a current client or not.
Anne-Elise O'Regan, M.Sc.
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with The Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology as well as a member of The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia.
I completed my Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Psychology at St. Francis Xavier University and my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Acadia University.
Throughout my time as a Psychologist, I have gained experience working with children, youth, and adults in hospital and university settings. I provide therapy for a range of emotional and personal concerns and I primarily use cognitive-behavioural and solution-focused approaches in my work at Green Leaf Psychological Services.
I believe in working collaboratively with clients and providing a warm and welcoming environment to allow for personal growth to occur. My areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to) anxiety and panic, relationship issues, self-esteem and self-confidence, family concerns, grief, social anxiety, and anger.
Caroline Danis, M.Ed.
Registered Counselling Therapist - Candidate
I am a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate registered with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. I am also a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I completed my Honors Degree in Psychology and my Master’s Degree in Educational Counselling at the University of Ottawa.
I spent the first years of my career working in Community Centres in Ottawa where I provided counselling to children, youth and adults. Since moving to Halifax, I have been working as a therapist in a University setting.
I am very client centered in my approach to counselling. I strongly believe in empowering clients and therefore work collaboratively with my clients to determine appropriate counselling goals and treatment plans.
I have been trained in a number of therapeutic models and use various components of these models in my work with clients. Specifically I utilize components of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I have experience working with a diverse population on various issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, family issues and perfectionism.
I am comfortable offering counselling both in English and in French.
Sulaye Thakrar, M.A.
Psychologist (Candidate Register)
I am a Clinical Psychologist (Candidate Register) with The Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology and a member of The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia.
I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of New Brunswick, my Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, and my Doctoral Residency at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. I have finished all of the clinical requirements for my Ph.D. with the University of Manitoba, and am working remotely to complete my dissertation. I have worked in hospitals, community agencies, psychiatric institutions, and university counselling centres thus far in my career.
I develop an understanding of the difficulties people face from Client-Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, and Systems perspectives. In therapy, I first get to know a person or a couple holistically by learning their culture, identities strengths, and what they wish to work on. I then draw upon influences from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based therapies, Motivational Interviewing and Communication (MI), Behavioural Change Strategies, and Systems Approaches to collaborate with people on individually tailored treatment plans in order to help them define and achieve their goals.
I am comfortable providing individual therapy for a wide range of challenges people face throughout adulthood. I have worked particularly close with people who have health difficulties and can help people with weight management, pain management, coming to terms with and managing chronic health difficulties (e.g. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diabetes or a Heart condition), and dealing with insomnia or other sleep-related conditions. I am also skilled in helping people with anxiety (e.g. generalized anxiety, shyness, social anxiety, panic attacks), stress-management, depression, anger management, low self-esteem, difficulties with body-image, assertiveness, communication, grief, relationship difficulties, and break-ups.
I also provide therapy for couples centering on creating an understanding of mutual values and goals. Using this approach I help couples foster communication skills, build intimacy, get in touch with emotions, solve conflicts, fight fair, and manage difficulties with anger.
Celine Robert, M.Sc.
Psychologist (Candidate Register)
I am a Registered Psychologist (Candidate) with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology. I am from, and studied in, Switzerland. I completed my Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Psychology at the University of Lausanne, my Masters in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Fribourg, and my Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Social Psychology at the University of Lausanne.
I started my career in Switzerland, working in various environments (hospital unit specialized in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, social rehabilitation, etc.). In 2013, I moved to Winnipeg where I worked as a counsellor for young adults and adults for non-for-profit organizations and at The University of Manitoba. Recently, I had the opportunity to settle in the beautiful province of Nova Scotia.
My approach is to provide my clients with a safe place where they can explore their experiences. I rely on a variety of tools and therapeutic techniques that will help clients feel empowered and manage their difficulties. I have experience working with young adults and adults on issues such as depression, anxiety, worries, assertiveness, procrastination, life transitions, and stressors associated with relationships or family. As an immigrant myself, I am very considerate and respectful of different cultural backgrounds.
As French is my first language, I can offer services in both French and English.