Lindsay McNeil, D.Psych

Registered Psychologist

Lindsay has a background in working with clients of all ages experiencing relationship difficulties, grief/loss, stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, and other emotional difficulties. Over the past few years she has focused her practice on perinatal and infant mental health.

Lindsay is experienced in working with a broad range of issues that arise in the perinatal period, including preparation for and adjustment to parenthood, antenatal and postnatal mood disturbance and anxiety, birth trauma, pregnancy loss, fertility issues, bonding difficulties, disrupted infant attachment, and relationship issues between parents and children. Lindsay recognizes that parenthood can be hard.

Sometimes having a safe space to discuss your concerns and explore alternatives can help you to feel less alone, and more empowered. Lindsay recognizes that individuals don’t generally experience difficulties in isolation, regardless of how alone they may feel. Often relationship difficulties arise from what goes unsaid. This is why she is passionate about her work with couples and families, with a focus on open communication. When working with families, Lindsay recognizes the need to be flexible in her approach to assessment and therapy, building on the strengths of each family member, and their desire to be the best family they can be. Although Lindsay originally completed a Bachelor of Science, with Honours in Psychology at Acadia University, she has been living in Australia for the past 12 years, where she completed a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia. She has recently relocated to Halifax with her family.

Lindsay uses a range of approaches to suit each unique client, couple, and family, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Gestalt Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based therapies and Attachment-based interventions, among others. She is also a registered Circle of Security Parent Educator. Lindsay has a supportive and respectful approach to therapy, and focuses on offering a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to learn about themselves, and work towards the life they want.

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