262 Commercial Street, North Sydney, NS B2A 1B8

Meet Our Team

East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic

Browse our therapy team below. Questions? Get in touch.

Meet Our Team

East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic

Browse our therapy team below. Questions? Get in touch.

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

Beth Toomey

Clinical Director & Founder

Registered Clinical Social Worker

  • In-Person & Virtual
  • EMDR Certified Therapist & Consultant
  • Adults 19+
  • PTSD & Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Veterans
  • First Responders
  • First Nations Communities

Format: In-Person & Virtual

Availability: Mon – Thurs (9am-4pm)

Works With: Adults 19+, Veterans, First Responders, First Nations Communities

Specialties: PTSD / C-PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Attachment Trauma, Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES)/Functional Neurological Disorder (FNS), Women Experiencing Sexual Health Problems

*Not currently accepting clients. Accepting EMDR consultees for individual and group consultation.

Carrie Evely, Registered Clinical Social Worker, East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic, North Sydney

Carrie Evely

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Format: In-Person & Virtual

Availability: Daytime, Evenings, Saturdays

Works With: Adults, Veterans, Military

Specialties: PTSD/Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Recovery From Abuse, Recovery From Intimate Partner Violence, Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma, Grief, Caregiver Burnout

  • In-Person & Virtual
  • Weekend Availability
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • EMDR
  • BIPOC
  • LGBTQ+
  • First Responders
  • Harm Reduction
  • Caregiver Burnout
  • Grief
  • Dog-Friendly
Tess Carrigan, Registered Clinical Social Worker, East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic, North Sydney

Tess Carrigan

Registered Clinical Social Worker

  • In-Person & Virtual
  • Individuals 7+
  • EMDR
  • Transgender Health
  • Trauma-Centered Care
  • Grief & Loss
  • Relationships
  • Dog-Friendly

Format: In-Person & Virtual

Availability: Monday Evening (In-Person), Wednesday Evenings (Virtual)

Works With: Individuals 7+

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Trauma Centered Care, Relationship Concerns, Grief & Loss, Transgender Health

*On Leave until February 2025
Heather Rudderham, Registered Psychologist, East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic, North Sydney

Heather Rudderham

Registered Psychologist

Format: In-Person & Virtual

Availability: Flexible Hours Available

Works With: Individuals 16+

Specialties: Relationship Issues, Transgender Health And Readiness Assessments, Trauma, PTSD, Gender & Sexual Identity Exploration, Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Grief & Loss, Anger Management, VAC Assessments

  • In-Person & Virtual
  • Flexible Hours Available
  • WPATH SOC 8 Trained
  • Relationship Issues
  • Transgender Health & Readiness
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Anger Management
  • Life Transitions
  • VAC Assessments
  • Grief & Loss
  • Dog-Friendly
Shabnam Sobhani, Registered Clinical Social Worker, East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic, North Sydney

Shabnam Sobhani

Registered Clinical Social Worker

Format: Virtual

Availability: Daytime

Works With: Adults (18+)
Military, Veterans, 2SLGBTQ+, Transgender, Second Generation Immigrant, BIPOC, Chronic Disease

Specialties: Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Attachment, Sexualized Violence, Caregiver Support/Burnout, Recovery from Domestic Abuse, Healthcare Trauma, Chronic Disease, Workplace Trauma/Stress Leave, Life Transitions

  • Virtual
  • BIPOC
  • Adults
  • Military & Veterans
  • 2SLGBTQ+
  • EMDR
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Caregiver Support
  • Sexual Violence
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Chronic Disease
  • Second Generation Immigrant

*Not Currently Accepting New Clients

Jennifer MacDonald

Registered Counselling Therapist (Candidate)

Format: In-Person & Virtual

Availability: Daytime, Weekdays

Works With: Individuals 14+, Couples, Families, Veterans

Specialties: Relationships, Family Conflict, PTSD, School Challenges, Parenting, Co-Parenting, Self-Worth, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Life Transitions, Anger, Burnout, Caregiver Fatigue

  • In-Person & Virtual
  • Individuals 14+
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Veterans
  • Trauma-Centered Care
  • PTSD
  • Relations & Family Conflict
  • School Challenges
  • Parenting & Co-Parenting
  • Self-Worth
  • Anxiety
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Substance Use
  • Burnout & Caregiver Fatigue
  • Dog-Friendly
David MacKeigan, Registered Social Worker, East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic, North Sydney

David MacKeigan

Clinical Social Worker

Format: In-Person & Virtual

Availability: Evenings

Works With: Adults (19+), Seniors

Specialties: Communication, Intimacy, Sexual Intimacy, Attachment, Family of Origin, Parenting, Extended Family, Anxiety, PTSD

  • In-Person & Virtual
  • Adults (19+)
  • Seniors
  • Couples
  • Evenings
  • Integrated Psychotherapy
  • PTSD
  • Family Origin & Attachment
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting Issues
  • Challenges With Extended Family
  • Intimacy
Jenny Reich, Registered Counselling Therapist, East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic, North Sydney

Jenny Reich

Registered Counselling Therapist

Format: Virtual, Phone

Availability: Thursday Mornings

Works With: Adults, Emerging Adults (16+), Veterans, First Responders, Families of Veterans/First Responders

Specialties:
Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries, Anxiety, Depression, Life Stage Transitions

  • Virtual & Phone
  • Adults
  • Emerging Adults (16+)
  • Veterans
  • First Responders
  • Families of Veterans/First Responders
  • EMDR
  • Post Traumatic Stress Injuries
  • Life Stage Transitions

Beth Miller

Registered Social Worker

Format: In-Person, Virtual, Phone

Availability: Daytime, Evenings

Works With: Adults

Specialties: Addictions, mood-related issues including depression and anxiety, caregiver support, grief and loss, chronic health issues, life transitions, trauma-informed therapy

  • In-Person, Virtual, & Phone
  • Adults
  • Daytime, Evenings
  • Addictions
  • Mood-Related Issues
  • Caregiver Support
  • Grief & Loss
  • Chronic Health
  • Trauma-Informed

Jenika MacDonald

Registered Counselling Therapist (Candidate)

Format: In-Person & Virtual

Availability: Evenings

Works With: Children (5+), Youth, Parents, Young Adults

Specialties: Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Depression, Childhood Trauma, Anger Management, Boundary Setting, Grief & Loss, Life Transitions

  • In-Person & Virtual
  • Children
  • Youth
  • Parents
  • Anxiety Issues
  • Boundary Setting
  • Grief & Loss
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Evenings
  • Dog Friendly

Meet Our Administrative Team

Kim MacMullin, Client Services Coordinator at East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic

Kim MacMullin BACS, BSW, RSW

Client Services Coorinator

As the first point of contact at the East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic, I assist clients in finding a therapist that is best suited to their individual circumstances and treatment needs. When clients reach out to us, we schedule a meeting to discuss their therapeutic goals and reasons for seeking therapy. Additionally, I am available to answer any questions about our fees and services before scheduling an initial therapy session.

I have worked over 20 years as a Registered Social Worker and spent the last decade working exclusively within mental health and addiction services. My experience has spanned different treatment settings including emergency crisis management, inpatient mental health, community-based outpatient services, and structured residential treatment. Through this, I have acquired the clinical skills and knowledge to support clients at the East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at clientservices@bethtoomey.ca or book a free consultation here.

As the first point of contact at the East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic, I assist clients in finding a therapist that is best suited to their individual circumstances and treatment needs. When clients reach out to us, we schedule a meeting to discuss their therapeutic goals and reasons for seeking therapy. Additionally, I am available to answer any questions about our fees and services before scheduling an initial therapy session.

I have worked over 20 years as a Registered Social Worker and spent the last decade working exclusively within mental health and addiction services. My experience has spanned different treatment settings including emergency crisis management, inpatient mental health, community-based outpatient services, and structured residential treatment. Through this, I have acquired the clinical skills and knowledge to support clients at the East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me at clientservices@eastcoastpsychotherapy.ca or book a free consultation here.

Jean Sloan, Intern, East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic, North Sydney

Jean Sloan MACP, RCT-C

INTAKE ASSISTANT

Meet Jean, our dedicated Intake Assistant at East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic. As a Registered Counselling Therapist (candidate) with a passion for helping others, Jean serves as a first point of contact for individuals seeking support. Her empathetic nature and strong communication skills enable her to guide prospective clients through the intake process with care and understanding as she answers questions and helps connect people with a therapist who has the right training for their particular circumstances. From scheduling initial appointments to reviewing our policies and procedures, Jean plays a vital role in fostering a welcoming and supportive environment at East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with her at jean@eastcoastpsychotherapy.ca

Meet Jean, our dedicated Intake Assistant at East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic. As a Registered Counselling Therapist (candidate) with a passion for helping others, Jean serves as a first point of contact for individuals seeking support. Her empathetic nature and strong communication skills enable her to guide prospective clients through the intake process with care and understanding as she answers questions and helps connect people with a therapist who has the right training for their particular circumstances. From scheduling initial appointments to reviewing our policies and procedures, Jean plays a vital role in fostering a welcoming and supportive environment at East Coast Psychotherapy & Trauma Clinic.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with her at jean@eastcoastpsychotherapy.ca

Janice Henwood

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

While clients may not have direct contact with me, I am happily working behind the scenes at East Coast Psychotherapy and Trauma Clinic to assist with all things operational.

Following studies in medical administration at Mount Saint Vincent University, I worked at Dalhousie Medical School, the Provincial Dental Board of NS, and was office manager for a family physician in rural Nova Scotia. Most recently, I assisted in the operation of a wrap around business resource centre. Supporting my team and making the services we offer better, whatever the workplace, has always been my purpose.

I am excited to work with Beth and the team at East Coast Psychotherapy and Trauma Clinic to assist in their commitment to provide safe, timely and effective care.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with her at admin@eastcoastpsychotherapy.ca

While clients may not have direct contact with me, I am happily working behind the scenes at East Coast Psychotherapy and Trauma Clinic to assist with all things operational.

Following studies in medical administration at Mount Saint Vincent University, I worked at Dalhousie Medical School, the Provincial Dental Board of NS, and was office manager for a family physician in rural Nova Scotia. Most recently, I assisted in the operation of a wrap around business resource centre. Supporting my team and making the services we offer better, whatever the workplace, has always been my purpose.

I am excited to work with Beth and the team at East Coast Psychotherapy and Trauma Clinic to assist in their commitment to provide safe, timely and effective care.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with her at admin@eastcoastpsychotherapy.ca

We Are A Dog Friendly Clinic

Dogs are a human’s best friend. If you have a furry family member you’d like to accompany you during your in-person therapy appointment, let us know!

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

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