RPsych (Registered Psychologist)
- Highest Academic Graduate Degree: PhD
- Gender: Female
- NSBEP Reg. # R0457
Dr Church began practicing clinically in 1987 in Newfoundland and moved to Halifax in 2003. She works individually with adolescents and adults and with couples to address issues related to anxiety, depression, stress, abuse, trauma, relationship problems, 2SLGBTQ+, loss and grief, sexuality and gender, adoption, parenting, separation and divorce, stress, anger management, and women’s mental health.
In therapy, she starts by developing a collaborative relationship with clients and identifying their needs, preferences, and goals for therapy. She uses an integrative approach, drawing on a wide range of evidenced-based therapeutic tools and approaches that are tailored to the individual client. Dr Church has extensive experience and expertise in helping clients work through life transitions, including divorce, re-partnering, stepfamilies, parenting, and loss. Dr Church is the author of Understanding Stepmothers (Harper Collins, 2004) and was a monthly columnist on parenting issues in Canadian Living magazine.
Dr Church is a registered psychologist in Nova Scotia and a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. She is Professor in the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University where she was previously Coordinator of the School Psychology program.
Dr Church is in part-time practice with Genest MacGillivray Psychologists.