RPsych (Registered Psychologist)
- Highest Academic Graduate Degree: PhD
- Gender: Female
- NSBEP Reg. # R0678
Dr Tara Power specializes in stress and anxiety disorders, mood and depression issues, trauma, health behaviours (smoking, food/eating issues, substance misuse, exercise), coping with cancer and chronic illness, life transition issues and sports performance.
As a PhD level psychologist, Dr Power has been extensively trained in general mental health as well as the specialized areas of health and sports psychology. Her clinical health psychology experience includes work with patients diagnosed with cancer, chronic disease, spinal cord and brain injury, chronic pain, fertility issues, treatment decision making, and sleep disorders. With respect to disease prevention, she has worked with smoking cessation, food/eating issues, and weight-loss.
In recent years, Dr Power has provided service to the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre inpatient units, the CDHA-associated Partners For Healthier Weight Program and the Colchester East Hants Health Authority Persistent Pain Treatment Program. She has provided neuropsychological assessment services to various private and public organizations throughout Nova Scotia and has acted as an expert witness for the courts.
Her most recent speaking engagements have related to Life Transitions and Retirement, Relaxation and the Role of Arousal in Sport Performance and Thriving after Cancer Treatment.