is a Registered Psychologist who provides assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with mental health problems.
Stephanie has a Masters Degree in Psychology and has practiced in Nova Scotia for 16 years.
She has worked in both hospital and school settings. In her private practice experience, Stephanie
has provided consultation to residential group homes; assessments and treatment of children and adolescents with mental health problems;school consultation;parent support and education; community presentations on mental health issues impacting children and adolescents;and
psycho-educational assessments to identify underlying difficulties impacting an individualâï¿½ï¿½s
She has a particular interest in working with children and adolescents with anxiety,attentional,and behavioral disorders. Stephanie is pleased to be a member of the team at Bower-Jacquard Psychological Services.
is a registered clinical social worker who received her M.S.W from Memorial University. She began with Bower-Jacquard Psychological Services Ltd in 2012, after working seven years as a front line social worker with children and families.
BriAnna has specialized training from the Canadian Association of Child and Play Therapy to provide child and play based therapies to children, youth, and families. With additional clinical social work training, she also offers individual, couples, and family therapy with a solution focus acknowledging individual experiences, strengths, and strategies.
BriAnna is also skilled in collaboratively working with parents of divorce situations to identify what is in the best interest of the child(ren) and assists parents in developing a co-parenting plan together. BriAnna is passionate about her work, offers a non-judgmental attitude, and seeks creative ways to find solutions to the challenges encountered in life.
Lorraine Lazier MD FRCPC
is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who received her Bsc from Mt. Allison University, MD from McMaster University, and completed her Psychiatry residency of Child and Adolescent Fellowship training through Dalhousie University.
Lorraine has worked in outpatient public mental health clinic since graduating in 1998 (1998-2002,at the Valley Regional Hospital and with the IWK and West Hants Community Mental Health clinic since 2002) .She is an Assistant Professor with Dalhousie University, Dept. of Psychiatry.
Lorraineâï¿½ï¿½s areas of interest are ADHD, anxiety and the influence of early experiences on brain development. She works collaboratively with family physicians, pediatricians and allied mental health professionals to optimize individual potential, using a holistic approach.
R. Elaine Campbell
is a registered clinical psychologist who received her B.A. at Mount Saint Vincent University; M.Sc. (Community/Clinical Psychology) at Acadia University; and her PhD (Family Relations and Human Development) at the University of Guelph.
Elaine worked at the Mental Health Clinic in Windsor from 1983-1990 and from 1998-2008 where she was Director from 1999-2001. Elaine taught full or part time at Acadia most years from 1983 to 2008. She also taught at the University of Guelph and was an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University.
Elaine retired from the Capital District Health Authority in 2010 and started part time with Bower-Jacquard Psychological Services in 2011.
Elaine has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She takes a developmental perspective helping clients to understand how their personal, social, and work/school interactions affect their sense of self and well-being. Elaine believes in working collaboratively with her clients in helping them to establish and reach their goals.
is a registered clinical social worker, who received her MSW from York University.
Jen's first career focused on non-profit management, social justice and alternative education. She then moved into counselling with a community health center in Toronto and worked within the child welfare sector. Jen currently works in the field of psychiatric social work and crisis response for the public mental health system, while also maintaining a practice as a private therapist. Jen has completed training in crisis management, suicide risk assessment, Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies.
Jen enjoys working with people from youth through to late adulthood and people who identify as LGBTQ; providing therapy and support to help her clients reach their goals.
is a registered occupational therapist who received her M.Sc. from Dalhousie University.
Prior to occupational therapy school, Lisa completed a social work diploma at Sheridan College. After college, Lisa discovered her passion for pediatrics occupational therapy as she worked as a senior special needs educator from 2004 to 2007 at Yaldei Developmental Centre in Montreal, QC. Upon completion of her M.Sc. OT in 2013, Lisa worked at Integrated Chronic Care Services in Fall River, NS from July to October 2013.
Lisa has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Through assessments and a client centered, evidence based interventions, Lisa will work in collaboration with you as an individual or family to improve your ability to engage and participate in meaningful occupations in all facets of life. Common techniques include sensory integration, use of handwriting without tears and Alert program, relaxation and pacing education.
Natasha Buchanan, M.A.S.P
School Psychologist (Candidate Register)
Natasha completed her Master of Arts degree in School Psychology at Mount Saint Vincent University in 2011. Prior to working as a psychologist, Natasha worked as both a remedial teacher and tutor for students with learning disabilities and/or behavioural difficulties. Before joining private practice, Natasha worked as a psychologist within the public school system.
Natasha specializes in consultation, assessment, and intervention to assist individuals with learning difficulties. She offers comprehensive psychoeducational assessment services to children, youth, and adults to explore various concerns relating to learning, behaviour, and attention, and she generates learning plans based on individual strengths and areas of difficulty. Natasha also conducts therapy with children and youth to help foster positive learning experiences. Areas of focus often include school-based anxiety, school refusal, anger management, social skills, and bullying.
Natashaâï¿½ï¿½s primary goal is to help individuals understand, further develop, and utilize their strengths and, ultimately, learn to their fullest potential.
is a registered clinical psychologist who received her B.Sc. from Acadia University and continued to obtain her M.Sc. from Acadia University.
She has, since 2000, been working in private practice in Nova Scotia. Prior to working in private practice she worked at Windsor Mental Health in Windsor, NS and taught part time for Acadia University in the Psychology Department and Continuing Education from 1994 to 2010.
Sheila has extensive experience providing therapy, assessments and interventions for children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Through the assessment process Sheila helps individuals to better understand the cause of their challenges, identify their strengths and develop a plan to work toward their goal of improving their quality of life. Sheila also enjoys working with therapy groups, helping to develop skills in a relaxed, social setting. Sheila enjoys working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
is our office manager. She graduated with her Receptionist / Typist course from Kingstec.
She began working with Sheila part-time in 2009 and joined us full time in 2010. As part of her job, Sherry meets and greets the clients as they come in and supports the therapists throughout the day, as well as managing the many systems of the office and other administrative duties. She has a wonderful sense of humour and a talent for making people feel comfortable in our environment.
is the President and CEO of Barthos Management Consulting Inc., which was established in Ontario in 1988. The firm leads national and international clients, including individuals, business, government, communities, and non-profit organizations through complex change initiatives, including conflict analysis, consensus facilitation, and mediation.
Susan has a Bachelor's degree in business administration and a Master's degree in community economic development. Her professional mediation training and certification is with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo and the ADR Institute of Ontario. She has been living and working in Nova Scotia since 2000.
Susan is an approachable and adaptive mediator with superior communication and inter-personal skills. She is a reflective listener and analytical thinker. She specializes in transformative mediation, where success is measured not only in outcome, but also in interpersonal responsiveness and constructive interaction. Mediation takes place in a safe and respectful environment where power imbalances are professionally managed and multi-party differences are resolved collaboratively. Susan uses a sliding fee scale based on family income.
is a psychology assistant who graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science.
She began working with Sheila in 2006 and enjoys working with and entertaining our clients. Her laugh is contagious and enjoyed by our clients. As part of her job, Tina supports Sheila with office administration, assessments, testing, group facilitation and providing educational programs. She has a wonderful way of making clients feel comfortable and helps them put a smile on their face.
is a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate (RCT-C) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. He has a MEd in Counselling from Acadia University, a post-graduate certificate of counselling from University of Calgary and a BSc in psychology from Acadia University. He is also a certified yoga instructor.
Trevor takes a holistic approach in his practice that considers the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of individuals and provides a supportive, open, trusting environment that facilitates personal growth and self-exploration.
He has experience working with diverse populations of clients of various ages, cultures, and ethnicities in several capacities including personal, group, and specialized counselling. He helps facilitate change by guiding his clients to understand their challenges, define goals and develop realistic action plans.
is a Speech-Language Pathologist who received her M.Sc.(A) from McGill University. She is nationally certified with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) and a member of the Speech and Hearing Association of Nova Scotia (SHANS).
Prior to attending McGill, Erin completed her B.Sc. with Honours in Psychology from Acadia University. Erin recently moved back home to Nova Scotia with her family after working in Pembroke, Ontario for the Provincial Preschool Speech & Language Program.
Erin has extensive experience with the preschool-aged population and also has experience working with school-aged children and adults. She holds certification with The Hanen CentreÂ® in the It Takes Two to TalkÂ®, Target WordÂ®, and More Than WordsÂ® Programs. With the use of assessment and evidence-based interventions, Erin will work in partnership with clients and their families to improve all areas of communication, including expressive language (e.g., vocabulary, grammar), language comprehension, speech sounds/articulation, motor speech, literacy, social language skills, voice, and fluency (stuttering).
is a Registered Clinical Social Worker who received her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology from Acadia University and went on to complete her Masters from Wilfred Laurier University (Individual, Family and Group Stream).
She has worked since graduating in 1998 in Outpatient Mental Health Services treating youth and adults primarily with anxiety and depression. She is now concentrating on adult mental health treatment. Recently, Janelle received training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety and depression and is working on certification for EMDR to treat simple PTSD.
is a Registered Social Worker and has a MSW from Carleton University and a MSc from Oxford University. John has enjoyed counseling folks of all ages over the past 20 years in the public health care system and in his private practice.
His work is informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and other evidence based interventions. Johnâï¿½ï¿½s approach is one of careful listening, interpersonal connection, emotional understanding, clarity of goals and individually tailored interventions. John creates a warm and safe therapeutic experience.
is a Registered Massage Therapist and member of Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia. Having completed a BA in Philosophy, she continued her education with the massage program at Dâï¿½ï¿½Arcy Lane in London Ontario.
Once qualified, Shannon lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland. She worked in group and private practice, as well as teaching with the Institute of Physical Therapy. Having returned to Nova Scotia, Shannon has taken up private practice again. She provides direct billing for a number of insurance companies and treats a variety of soft tissue conditions.
To make an appointment call 902-300-5006
Kennedy Bennicke is a Professional Dietitian, who received her Bachelors of Science in Applied Human Nutrition with Integrated Internship from Mount Saint Vincent University. Born and raised in the Annapolis Valley, Kennedyâï¿½ï¿½s interest in nutrition began during her involvement in the Health Promoting Schools Program. She has experience in chronic disease management, weight management and enjoys sharing her passion for food and nutrition with others. Kennedy is a member of the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, Consulting Dietitians Network and Canadian Obesity Network.
Kennedyâï¿½ï¿½s dietetic services include nutrition counseling for; healthy eating for new and expecting mothers, healthy eating on a budget, healthy aging, prevention and treatment of disease, weight management, and those with gastrointestinal issues and much more.
Kennedy offers a client centered approach, meaning she works with each client to determine his or her specific needs and determines the nutritional interventions needed to meet the their personal health goals.
Lindsay Cameron is a registered Occupational Therapist who graduated with her M.Sc. in June 2015. She has experience with adults and older adults living with mental illness through hospital and community placements. Through her community experience at the Women in Supportive Housing (WISH) program, she enabled women living with addictions and mental illness to engage in meaningful occupations by assisting them to overcome their barriers. Through her hospital experience on Willow Hall at the Nova Scotia Hospital, she was able to provide comprehensive assessments and evidence based interventions for older adults with various occupational performance issues. Two techniques which were commonly taught during client sessions included stress management strategies, and proper body mechanics to reduce risk of injury.
Lindsay is an empathetic and client-centered therapist who collaborates with clients, their families, and other health professionals in order to provide high quality care. Lindsay creates a safe and supportive environment for clients where she assists them in overcoming barriers, improving their occupational performance, and improving their quality of life.
Stephen Gouthro is a registered clinical psychologist who received his Bachelor of Science with Honours from Acadia University in 1985 and his Masters of Science in Applied Psychology from St. Maryâï¿½ï¿½s University in 1989.
Stephen provided inpatient psychological services to adolescents and adults at the Nova Scotia Hospital between 1989 and 1997. From 1997 to 2001 Stephen was the team lead and a psychologist for the Adolescent and Childrenâï¿½ï¿½s Day Treatment Program at the IWK Health Center. From 2003 to 2015 Stephen was located at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility where he provided clinical services and conducted court ordered young offender assessments as a psychologist for the IWKâï¿½ï¿½s Youth Forensic Services. He retired from that position in August of 2015.
Stephen employs a bio-psycho-social perspective and is eclectic in his clinical approach. Stephen typically adopts a cognitive behavioural approach. His therapy work also emphasizes solution focused, strength based approaches that recognize the importance of therapy as a collaborative process.
Stephanie Johnston, M.A.
BriAnna Simons, B.S.W., M.S.W.
Lorraine Lazier, MD, FRCPC
R. Elaine Campbell, Ph.D
Jen Wheeldon, M.S.W.
Lisa Doner, M.Sc., Reg. OT
Natasha Buchanan, M.A.S.P.,
Sheila Bower-Jacquard, M.Sc.
Sherry Crowell, Office Manager
Susan Barthos, MBA (CED), Q.Med
Tina Woodworth, B.Sc.,
Trevor Moores, RCT-C
Erin Nicholson, M.Sc.(A), SLP(C)
Janelle Taylor, M.S.W., R.S.W.
John Moore, M.S.W., M.Sc., R.S.W.
Shannon Levy, RMT
Kennedy Bennicke, B.Sc.,
Lindsay Cameron, M.Sc., Reg. OT
Stephen Gouthro, M.Sc.
Louie Jacquard, Business Manager
âï¿½ï¿½Bower-Jacquard Psychological Services has grown to be a multidisciplinary team. Currently, we have four psychologists, four clinical social workers, a counseling therapist, two occupational therapists, and a speech-language pathologist. We also have a dietitian, a registered massage therapist, a mediator and a child psychiatrist who work as part of our team. Our goal is to provide a full range of services within our clinic to make it
more convenient for our valued clients.âï¿½ï¿½
Clinical Social Workers
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