262 Commercial Street, North Sydney, NS B2A 1B8

Contact Us

Questions about therapy? Looking to book an appointment? Please complete the contact form below. Our Client Services Team will be in touch within 1 to 2 business days.

You can also request a free consultation with our Client Services Coordinator using the form below.

Important Information About Free Consultations: Free consultations are with our Client Services/Intake Team and not with a therapist. Our intake team has extensive experience and knowledge of therapy and our teams’ expertise and can answer any questions you have and match you with a suitable therapist.

Third-party referrals from healthcare and related service providers are also welcome. Referral sources can communicate client information by phone, fax or mail (see our contact information below).

IMPORTANT: After you submit the form, we will definitely get back to you. However, email is sometimes filtered into junk mail folders by mistake. To prevent this from happening, please add clientservices@eastcoastpsychotherapy.ca to your list of safe contacts. You can also check your spam folder if you don’t see a reply in your inbox within 1-2 business days.


(902) 561-1100


(902) 622-1279



If you require emergency services, please contact:

NSHA Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Line 1-888-429-8167 (24h hours/7 days a week)

You can also call 911 or visit the nearest Emergency Department at a local hospital.

Additional mental health support services are available with:

Nova Scotia’s Mental Health & Wellbeing hotlines and support: novascotia.ca/mental-health-and-wellbeing/

The First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line 1-855-242-3310 or the chat line @ hopeforwellness.ca; and the Residential Schools Helpline 1-866-925-4419.

Frequently Asked Questions

New clients can self-refer/book an appointment or consultation by completing the contact form above. Our Client Services Coordinator will follow up with you to answer your questions, get a sense of what you are seeking assistance with, and match you with the therapist best suited for your unique situation.

We strive to follow up with requests for services within 2 business days.

We welcome third-party referrals from healthcare and related service providers. Referral sources can communicate client information by phone, fax or mail. Please see our contact information above.

This private practice is purposefully operated to ensure clients experience minimal waiting times for initial and follow-up appointments. We do not maintain a waiting list and will tell you up front if we have availability or not. Typically, new clients receive an appointment within 2 weeks from the time of completing the intake process.
We strive to offer flexible scheduling at different times of the day and week. Our therapists offer services on weekdays, evenings and weekends (Saturdays) to accommodate a variety of schedules. We will do our best to match you with a therapist that is trained to meet your needs during a time that is convenient for you. Virtual therapy is also available and can be a convenient way to access services without the demands and costs associated with in office appointments.
The fee for clinical services is based on the recommended rates of each practitioner’s discipline and ranges from $155 to $210 per 50 minute session. Couples therapy is conducted during 90 minute sessions and is billed for that timeframe. Complete details will be discussed at the time of intake with the Client Services Coordinator.

Counselling or psychotherapy services are reimbursable through many private health insurance plans. Employers purchase health plans for their employees from health insurance companies and only you can access the details of your unique health insurance information. You are responsible to know the details of your insurance coverage and whether or not counselling services are covered. It is also important to know what type of therapist your plan covers (i.e., psychologist, clinical social worker, counselling therapist etc.) if you would like to use your benefits package.

We ONLY offer direct billing to members of the CAF, VAC, RCMP and persons eligible for NIHB benefits.

We DO NOT OFFER direct billing to personal health insurance plans. You will be responsible to pay for the full cost of therapy at the time of your appointment and can seek reimbursement through your insurer.

Visit Us

262 Commercial Street, 2nd Floor, North Sydney, NS Canada B2A 1B8

Beth Toomey with her dogs. East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic is a dog-friendly clinic

Our practice is dog friendly. If you have a furry friend you’d like to bring with you to your appointment, let us know.