RPsych (Registered Psychologist)
- Highest Academic Graduate Degree: PhD
- Gender: Male
- NSBEP Reg. # R0803
Dr Colin Perrier is a clinical psychologist who is skilled at assisting individuals and couples with working through the barriers and struggles that prevent them from fully enjoying life. His approach is compassionate, non-judgmental, and accepting, while creating a safe therapeutic environment that fosters healing and recovery.
Dr Perrier has training and experience in helping individuals and couples overcome stress, trauma, and tragedy, including addressing the problems that often accompany trauma (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, insomnia, fears, substance abuse, and intimacy and attachment problems). He will help with strengthening your capacity to cope and assist you to move beyond suffering, so that you may thrive. Dr Perrier will work with you to identify treatment goals and will assist you in achieving these goals.
Dr Perrier has training and experience in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of a variety of clinical and cognitive assessments that inform diagnoses and treatment planning. He provides clinical services that incorporate multiple evidence-informed therapies and techniques, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), motivational interviewing (MI), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and solution-focused therapy, among others.
Dr Perrier has published and presented research related to trauma, addiction, intimacy, attachment, ethics, and positive psychology, among other areas. He has also lectured on these topics. Dr Perrier is originally from Twillingate, Newfoundland and completed his undergraduate and masters degrees at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s. He completed his doctoral studies at Brock University and supplemented this with additional clinical training at the Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto.
Dr Perrier and his wife, Heather, moved to Nova Scotia in 2015 after accepting a position with the Operational Trauma and Stress Support Centre at Canadian Forces Health Services Center (Atlantic) at CFB Halifax. He has previously worked in clinical, research, and leadership roles with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), and the Ontario Correctional Institute.