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.