Our mission is to reduce human suffering, bring people together and increase access to science-based information.
We offer group based interventions on a variety of health related topics (e.g., weight management, sleep) as well as COVID-related topics (e.g., COVID burnout, COVID related anxiety). We also specialize in training and interventions for healthcare providers including COVID-related topics (e.g., PTSD for frontline providers)
How our clinic was born
Dr. Lee-Baggley has spent her entire career working in medical, surgical, and cancer care units in the hospital. During COVID-19 she was a frontline provider and continued to provide services for cancer patients. But COVID-19 created enormous demand for psychological help. Dr. Lee-Baggley decided to pursue her values of increasing access to care and reducing human suffering by creating a virtual health psychology clinic to help address the new needs created because of COVID-19. A virtual clinic was also now possible because so many people had found it easy and acceptable to use online therapy during COVID-19. She pursued getting registered in multiple provinces across Canada to increase access. Group formats was also selected to provide more services to more people in need and to help foster community and bringing people together.
Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley is a Registered Clinical Psychologist in Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta with reciprocal agreements for clients in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. For close to 15 years she worked as a Clinical Health Psychologist for medical, surgery, and cancer care units at the hospital. She has taken all this experience to open Dr. Lee-Baggley and Associates, a virtual health psychology clinic offering clinical interventions, training for healthcare providers, and educational courses on health related topics. She holds an Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Family Medicine and a cross-appointment in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University and an Adjunct Professor appointment in the Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Saint Mary’s University. She is an internationally recognized trainer in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Dr. Nicolle Vincent PhD, Clinical Psychology (Registered Psychologist in Nova Scotia). Dr. Vincent works with pain patients as part of a multidisciplinary team. She is the associate director and health psychology track coordinator of the Halifax Clinical Psychology Residency Program. She holds an assistant professor appointment in the Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine at Dalhousie University. Her clinical interests and training are in health psychology, which involves assisting individuals cope with medical illness and injury. She is interested in research that explores programs and interventions for chronic illness, professional resiliency, and knowledge translation.
Dr. Sulaye Thakrar PhD, Clinical Psychology (Registered Psychologist in Nova Scotia). Dr. Thatkrar works at with patients in Cardiology, Respirology, and who have Burn injuries. His therapeutic orientation is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based therapies, Motivational Interviewing and Communication (MI), Behavioural Change Strategies, and Systems Approaches. His research interests include how people adapt to Chronic Illness or Injury, and how to train Health Care Providers in managing the Psychosocial Aspects of injury.
Dr. Tiffany R. Shepherd PhD, Clinical Psychology (Registered Psychologist in Nova Scotia). Dr. Shepherd provides clinical health psychology services to diabetes, obesity, and GI patient populations using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, and Motivational Communication. Her research interests include improving accessibility to psychosocial interventions for chronic disease self-management; chronic disease distress; obesity and weight management; sleep, stress, and health; health behaviour change; and health promotion.
Dr. Clair Barefoot PhD, Clinical Psychology (Registered Psychologist in Nova Scotia) Dr. Barefoot is a clinical psychologist who provides clinical health psychology services to individuals with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurodegenerative disorders, and other chronic conditions. She aims to tailor therapy to the needs of the person using a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Her research interests include psychosocial interventions for individuals or groups with chronic health conditions and the use of neuropsychological tests during a pandemic in an inpatient setting.