Our office is open and our psychologists are providing telehealth (online) services, which you can book by clicking on BOOK AN APPOINTMENT, above, and Shirley is at the front desk for assistance (902 492-2546).

Online sessions joined through our appointment-booking system (Jane) may be either video or audio-only, your choice. If you do not wish to have video, you can disable the video after initiating the call.
In order to book online, you will need to enter your credit card into your Jane profile. Otherwise, please call Shirley to arrange your appointment.
The Canadian Psychological Association has provided fact-sheets that may be accessed through these links:
COVID-19_and Working from Home.pdf
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.