We are seeking a doctoral-level psychologist. This is an opportunity to develop your independent practice within a well-established clinic.
We serve adolescents, adults, couples, and families, and are looking for someone experienced in a wide range of clinical problems who has a specialty in counselling couples. Ours is a supportive environment for both beginning and established practitioners, offering ongoing, informal, brief consultations, as well as regular opportunities for peer consultation with the group. Associates set their own hours, can control their own bookings, and are normally booked four to six weeks in advance and maintain waiting lists. They are fully supported by administrative staff.
To apply, please email a CV to Anna Genest, Practice Manager: annagenest@gmail.com



If you are not currently a client, please call 902 492-2546 or email info@gmpsychologists.com

Telehealth is easy to access.

Our psychologists provide services Monday to Friday for telehealth from our booking platform (Jane), and Skype, Zoom, Facetime, or telephone. Video or audio is an option.

We anticipate being permitted to reopen for in-person appointments in the next several weeks and expect very high demand for services. We recommend booking telehealth appointments now to secure a place when in-person appointments become available.


To book an appointment, current clients may do this:
Log in to your user profile and book as usual. If do not know your username and password, please do not set up a new profile. Call Shirley at 902 492-2546.

New clients please
call Shirley at 902 492-2546 or email


At the time of your online appointment, your psychologist emails an invitation to join the session. The session can be video or audio-only, your choice. If you prefer audio only, just disable the video after initiating the call.

Following your appointment, a receipt will be emailed to you, which you can submit to your insurer for reimbursement if you have coverage for a registered psychologist

Here’s a video that will make things easier: How to Join an Online Appointment.

If you run into difficulties, call Shirley Gallant, our Practice Manager, 902-492-2546. She is at her desk all day every weekday. Shirley is always pleased to assist you in accessing our tele-health services in whatever way works best for you.

ACCESSING TELEHEALTH VIA OTHER PLATFORMS OR TELEPHONE (credit card or e-transfer to annagenest@gmail.com (no security question required).

Please call Shirley at 902 492-2546 or email info@gmpsychologists.com to set up your appointments.


The Canadian Psychological Association has useful fact-sheets concerning COVID-19:
Dr. Dubravka (Dee) Gavric, C.Psych., from the Waterloo CBT Clinic, has compiled this excellent guide to Tips for Coping During COVID-19
This is the link to the Nova Scotia’s up-to-date information concerning COVID-19:  https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/


Genest MacGillivray Psychologists (gmPsychologists) consists of highly experienced, compassionate psychologists, who offer a broad range of evidence-based therapy specialties for  adults, adolescents, children from age 11, couples, and families. We also provide assessments for forensic or diagnostic needs and for work-related issues or disability claims.

With male and female psychologists of differing ages, backgrounds and approaches, we are dedicated to matching individual client needs and wishes with the right therapist.  Our Practice offers a relaxed, very comfortable setting in a large and beautiful heritage house in downtown Halifax, with services in English and German.

Incorporated as Genest Psychological Services in 1998, we acquired our new name, Genest MacGillivray Psychologists, in 2011 and have been providing clinical and consulting services since 1982. We are a comprehensive practice, with a long record of expert consultation for businesses, governments, insurers and legal firms.

Our Psychologists are licensed at the Doctoral level. Governed by a code of ethics and a legislated Board, psychologists are required to respect confidentiality and provide services that adhere to national and provincial practice standards.

Shirley Gallant is our Office Manager. You can book an initial appointment  by clicking here  or by calling the office at 902-492-2546.  Shirley will answer your questions, help you choose the most appropriate services for your needs, and book your appointments.

Sharon Genest is Co-owner and Practice Manager.

Evening appointments are available.

The gmPsychologists Facebook page is normally updated several times daily with interesting and useful psychological research and information.  Other bits of stuff thought interesting by Sharon Genest, who does the posts, is interspersed.

The Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line is 888-429-8167.