262 Commercial Street, North Sydney, NS B2A 1B8

Psychotherapy in North Sydney. Serving Industrial Cape Breton and All Nova Scotia
Specializing in Trauma Therapy & EMDR

Therapy that will change your life.

Compassionate, cutting-edge therapy for
couples, individuals, and youth.

Psychotherapy in North Sydney. Serving Industrial Cape Breton and All Nova Scotia

Therapy that will change your life.

Compassionate, cutting-edge therapy for couples, individuals, and youth. Specializing in trauma therapy & EMDR.

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EVENING & WEEKEND APPTS

IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL SESSIONS

When did it all get so hard?

If you’ve been struggling with problems that feel heavier each day, keep you from doing the things you love or have created a feeling of disconnection from yourself and others – it’s time to get the help you need to live the life you want.

We can help you live your life with more ease

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Do You Struggle With:

  • Feeling exhausted or overwhelmed
  • Having nightmares or flashbacks
  • Grief or loss that is keeping you stuck
  • Losing sight of who you are and what matters to you
  • The effects of trauma, PTSD or other life altering challenges
  • A core sense of 'not being good enough', or lack of safety
  • Defensive patterns when relating to others that push people away
  • Anxiety or episodes of panic
  • Using unhealthy coping mechanisms
  • Weight gain or health issues
  • Difficulties in your personal or professional relationships
  • Feelings of persistent loneliness and despair
  • Unmet longings to be loved and comforted
  • Abandonment anxiety and depression

We help you find lasting relief so you can live a more satisfying life.

Our Therapy Services

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Individual Therapy

Life is full of challenges. We help you examine the root cause of issues and develop the tools you need to change unhelpful thoughts, patterns, feelings and behaviour in order to live a more fulfilled, satisfied life.
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Couples Therapy

Relationships take work. We help you understand each other’s emotions and needs while developing better communication and boundaries so you can enjoy a relationship built on love, trust, and compassion.
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Child & Youth Therapy

Growing up is hard, and young people often deal with issues beyond their years. We help them process their emotions and equip them with tools they can use to better handle the situations that affect them most.
*Our work with children under 13 is subject to availability

Specialties

EMDR Therapy

PTSD & Trauma Therapy

Why Choose East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic

We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all therapy.

Who you are and the struggles you’ve faced are as unique as the DNA you carry. We strive to create a safe space where people can explore difficult issues and experience transformational change. We believe in diversity, social justice and we stand in support of racial, gender, and cultural equality. 

We believe that everyone should have access to helpful, high-quality, up-to-date therapy.

East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic provides in-person therapy in North Sydney, Industrial Cape Breton, and virtual therapy across Nova Scotia.

Beth Toomey, Registered Clinical Social Worker, East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic, North Sydney

Beth Toomey MSW, RSW
Clinical Director & Founder

Beth Toomey, Registered Clinical Social Worker, East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic, North Sydney

Beth Toomey MSW, RSW
Clinical Director & Founder

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East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic

How Our Therapy Works

We get to know you

We take the time to understand your struggles, life-history and get clear on your goals.

We develop a roadmap

We create a customized plan and provide the tools you need to help you move forward.

We support you on your path

We work with you as long as you need to make the changes that will help you thrive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual therapy using secure video conferencing has become widely accepted as an effective and acceptable way to deliver mental health services. Research suggests that online technologies are equivalent to face-to-face care and offer an acceptable alternative to office-based therapy visits.

We do not offer direct billing to personal health insurance plans. Payment for our services is required at the time of your appointment. Receipts are provided for those who wish to seek reimbursement from their insurance company. Many companies have smart phone apps that offer a fast and easy reimbursement process (often within 24-48hrs). Therapy costs may also be claimed as a medical tax expense on annual income tax where eligible.

We do offer direct billing to insurance for members of the CAF, VAC, RCMP and those eligible for benefits with NIHB.

We begin working with children at the age of seven. Please contact us to check our therapist availability.

As a trauma-focused clinic our therapists are aware that many of those seeking our services have a history of trauma that began during their early years of life. Complex or developmental trauma is an area of particular interest for several of the therapists on our team who have pursued advanced clinical training in the areas of attachment, developmental trauma, and dissociation.
  • We offer mental health therapies for children, youth, adults, and couples.
  • We are a trauma-focused clinic and are trained in cutting edge therapies to help those suffering from the negative effects of a traumatic event that occurred during adulthood or for those who experienced multiple traumatic events over time.
  • Psychological mental health assessments
  • WPATH assessments – Transgender Health
  • We offer Gottman Method couples therapy

We provide in-person therapy in North Sydney and virtual therapy across all of Nova Scotia. Even if you live close to the clinic, you can attend virtual sessions.

How To Get Started

If you’re ready to get started with therapy, you can book a free phone consultation with our Client Services Coordinator below. During the consultation, we will answer any questions you have and match you with the therapist best suited for your unique situation.

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East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic

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