We offer group-based clinical interventions by registered psychologits on a variety of health topics.
Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist (#R0598) obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia. She is registered to provide therapy to adults in Nova Scotia as well as the other Atlantic provinces (Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick) through reciprocal agreements between provinces. We are working to get licensed in BC, Alberta and Ontario.
Why groups? One of our values as a clinic is to increase access to scientifically based knowledge. Given the shortage of psychologists, virtual groups offer a way to increase access to more people. This has become especially important given the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. There is also a lot of supportive evidence of the benefits of group treatment and that connecting with others dealing with similar issues provides additional benefits. Our hope is to provide connection and community in addition to evidence based care. Each facilitator is a registered psychologist and works to ensure confidentiality and manage group dynamics in the group.
Healthy Habits Suck: Science based skills for starting and sticking with healthy habits (8 weeks)
Evidence based psychological skills for persistent pain (6 weeks)
Thousands of individuals experience persistent or chronic pain and it can have a significant impact on quality of life and well-being. This group treatment provides evidence based skills for managing pain so that it interferes less with doing the things that matter most to you. Using psychological skills doesn’t mean the pain is “all in your head”. Simply that research shows psychological aspects impact almost every type of physical illness, disease or condition. Participants will learn practical, applicable skills for managing pain based on the latest evidence.
Improving and Enhacing Sleep (6 weeks)
Studies suggest that most individuals in North America are sleep deprived. This has only gotten worse during the pandemic when most individuals report their sleep has been disturbed. There is now well-documented effects of the impact of sleep on health, well-being, mood, and quality of life. This group treatment provides the latest evidence based skills for improving sleep habits, which have been shown to improve quality and quantity of sleep.