Susan is a clinical psychologist who is passionate about helping people feel their best. Her holistic approach considers mental health within the context of important influences such as physical health, family dynamics, friendships, emotional features, personality characteristics, and life circumstances. Focusing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), in addition to drawing from a variety of other treatment strategies, she helps people to develop the skills to flourish in the face of life’s challenges. Susan works with individuals of all ages from young children to older adults. Her practice encompasses a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, eating disorders, addiction, and ADHD, among others.
Susan has been a practicing psychologist for more than 20 years. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and her Honours BSc from the University of Victoria in BC. For 25 years, Susan was a faculty member in the Psychology Department at Acadia University where she taught courses such as Neuropsychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Health Psychology. She is the past director of the Acadia Probiotics and Mental Health Research Centre, where she conducted research into the influence of the gut microbiome and probiotics on mental health. Susan recently retired from Acadia to focus on helping people in her role as a clinical psychologist. Susan is the Mental Health Advisor for the global Huntington’s Disease organization “We Have a Face”, and a member of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia (APNS).