Frequently Asked Questions

We have been providing clinical and consulting services in Halifax since 1982, and incorporated as Genest Psychological Services (GPS) in 1998. Over many years, Richard and Louise MacGillivray, of Halifax Psychological Services, and Sharon and Myles Genest (GPS) met frequently to discuss best practices, applying ethical standards and informed judgments to decisions about our clinics. In 2011, this long-standing collaboration led to linking practices under our business name Genest MacGillivray Psychologists. Dr. MacGillivray retired at the end of 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

If you run into difficulties, call our Office Manager, Shirley Gallant, at (902) 492-2546, for assistance accessing our telehealth services in whatever way works best for you.

You will find limited, free street parking for two hours on our block and throughout the neighbourhood. The two parking spaces immediately in front of the building are reserved for vehicles with an accessible permit. There is also a pay-for-parking lot, around the corner on South Park Street at Somerset Place.

Our offices are accessed by a flight of stairs. We are pleased to offer our services online or by telephone in most situations in which physical access is not possible.

For Clients: Our services are available without a referral.

For Professionals and Agencies: We offer assessments for a variety of legal, insurance-related, regulatory, and other purposes, and invite you to call to discuss your needs.