Deborah Bird, MSc.
Registered Clinical Psychologist
Deborah received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University in 2003 after completing her Bachelor of Arts at St. Thomas University. She has over 13 years’ experience providing assessments and treatment to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in schools, outpatient mental health facilities and private practice settings. Deborah is a registered clinical psychologist with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners (NSBEP) in Psychology.
She prides herself in using evidence based techniques specific to her client’s difficulties to assist her in supporting a collaborative and holistic approach to her treatment practices. Among the many evidence based therapeutic approaches, Deborah mainly focuses on using: narrative therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, emotion focused therapy, mindfulness therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Deborah believes that life long learning is important in order to remain up to date with evidence based practices. She has recently attended an externship on Emotion Focused Therapy for couples and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Adolescents and Adults.
Outside of her private practice, Deborah spends time with her husband and two sons and volunteers on the NSBEP board aiding with the registration of upcoming psychologists.
Jacqueline Meisner, MSc.
Psychologist (candidate Register)
Jacqueline is a Psychologist (Candidate Register) with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP) and a member of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS).
She received her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Acadia University and has experience working with children, adolescents, and families in private practice and research settings. This includes conducting psychoeducational and cognitive assessments, and the treatment of various concerns such as anxiety, mood, and behavioural problems.
Prior to beginning clinical work, Jacqueline worked as a CBT coach for university students, and worked with school aged children in a research study focused on language and reading development at Dalhousie University. She also worked closely with members of the QEII and IWK in a clinical research setting conducting assessments and following the well-being of families.
Jacqueline has a strong foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and also draws upon other evidence-based approaches and techniques including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. She believes that the best approach is one that is collaborative and tailored to the individual needs and goals of the client and her gentle way that she possess while working with her clients will be an asset to our team.
Outside of private practice, Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her husband, and staying active in sports and outdoor activities.
Biography coming soon!