Carleen Hall M.Sc.
Carleen completed a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Psychology from Dalhousie University in 1999. She continued her education with the completion a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Acadia University in 2001.
Carleen has gained experience from her employment within a variety of mental health settings including the Alberta Mental Health Board, the IWK Health Centre (Mental Health Services), Work Able Centres and private practice. She has a solid foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has expanded her knowledge base to include training in trauma-based therapy such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Carleen has recently completed the advanced training in EMDR that is required to become a certified therapist with the EMDR International Association. For more information, visit: www.emdria.org.
In June 2012, Carleen began operating as an independent psychologist and opened the firm Carleen Hall Psychological Services. She takes on an active role in the firm’s development, associate recruitment and supervision while continuing to maintain a full-time client case load.
Vanessa McColl M.Sc.
Vanessa graduated from Acadia University with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Her therapeutic approach is primarily cognitive-behavioural, although she is flexible and can draw from other theoretical orientations to meet the needs of her clients. Vanessa recognizes the importance of mindfulness in her practice and helps clients achieve a greater sense of control in their physical and emotional well-being.
Vanessa provides psychotherapy for adults for a wide variety of issues (e.g., anxiety, mood disorders, assertiveness, personal growth, etc.). She specializes in treating clients who have been injured, have chronic pain, or have other significant health problems. Her “down-to-earth”, practical, and empathic manner helps to establish positive connection with clients.
Katana Teh M. Psych
Katana has worked as a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist in Australia, having graduated from the University of South Australia in 2010 with a Master of Psychology (Forensic) and completing further training prescribed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Psychology Board of Australia. Upon moving to Nova Scotia, Katana fulfilled the requirements of the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology to register as a Psychologist here, joining the team in 2015.
Katana works mainly from a Cognitive-Behavioural therapeutic orientation integrated with Dialectical-Behavioural skills and Mindfulness training, alongside Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) of trauma. Since 2010, Katana has worked primarily in a private practice setting, providing clinical psychological therapy for adult clients from the general population, as well as specializing in working with adults involved in the criminal justice system, including victims of crime.
Katana is able to assist clients presenting with depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She has experience working with clients struggling with anger and violence, and with drug and alcohol problems. She is also equipped to help clients with relationship issues, work stress, and pain management. Katana is passionate about tailoring therapy to the unique needs of each client, to help clients effectively gain insight into their difficulties and learn to use coping skills to help manage their situation.
Monday – Wednesday: 1pm-8pm
Psychologist (Candidate Register)
Anna began her career as a Child and Youth Worker after attending a 3-year diploma program at Centennial College. After graduating, she was employed in a variety of settings including inpatient mental health units, residential, child protection, and respite-based programs. Her role in the settings varied from front-line staff to program supervisor. Anna returned to school to complete a Bachelor’s degree at Ryerson University in Toronto, and continued with her education at Acadia University to complete her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology. Anna has been working as a Psychologist in the private sector since graduating in 2013.
Anna enjoys working with children, teens, and adults facing a variety of challenges, such as: trauma, grief, concussions/traumatic brain injuries, ADHD, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette spectrum disorders, anxiety and depression. Anna also provides family therapy and parenting support for behaviour management difficulties, blended family adjustment, adapting the home environment for children with learning or behavioural challenges, and supporting LGBTQ children. Anna has a wealth of experience working within the LGBTQ community with individuals of all ages. She is committed to continuing to develop her cultural competence through training opportunities and experience.
When providing therapy, Anna tailors her approach to the unique needs and strengths of the individual and family, typically using anti-oppression, attachment, and systems based frameworks. In terms of modalities, she has an eclectic style, incorporating Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal Therapy into her sessions.
Psychologist (Candidate Register)
Shannon-Dell received her Master of Arts degree in School/Applied Child Psychology from McGill University. She has gained diverse experience and skill sets through her work with families in educational, agency, and clinical settings. Shannon-Dell offers support for learning, behavioural, and social-emotional challenges. She provides consultation, assessments, and intervention to school aged children and youth.
Shannon-Dell conducts comprehensive psychoeducational assessments to investigate student learning and inform appropriate instructional strategies and programming. She also provides individual counselling in areas such as stress and anxiety, low mood, social skills, self-esteem, executive functioning, and emotional regulation. Additionally, she offers parenting and behaviour management support to caregivers.
Shannon-Dell is committed to working collaboratively with children and families to help clarify concerns and identify goals. She strives to empower clients through the therapeutic relationship, use of evidence based approaches, and the development of practical strategies to support well-being and resiliency.
Friday: 9am- 2pm
Riana works with individuals who are struggling with concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, grief, and relationship issues. Her approach is based on respect, empathy, and compassion, and she views therapy as a collaborative relationship. She will work with you to understand the specific issues you’re facing, find strategies that work for you, and move towards lasting change.
Riana draws from a combination of evidence-based approaches within the framework of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based practices. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is especially helpful for post-traumatic stress. Riana is a licensed Psychologist (Candidate Register) with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology and holds an MSc in Counselling Psychology from the University of Calgary. She previously completed an MSc in Behavioural Neuroscience from Memorial University and worked for several years in healthcare, police services, and school board settings.
Tammy graduated from Horizon College in Fredericton, NB in 2005 with a diploma in Specialized Medical / Legal Administrative Assistant and achieved a President’s Award of Excellence. She has been working with our clinic since the opening in 2012 and is actively involved in managing the overall operation and providing support to each clinician. Tammy enjoys co-ordinating the referral process for our clients and managing details such as billing insurance companies and invoicing third party payers. She is proud to be part of this clinic and takes on an active role in helping adults, teens, children and families within this firm. She is passionate about her contribution towards the growth of our clinic on a daily basis and with respect to the firm’s future development. Born and raised in Newfoundland her warm, down to earth personality always makes clients feel welcome and at ease.
Wednesday and Thursday: 9am-3:30pm
Leeanne is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Her previous work experiences are in finance, accounting and customer service. Leeanne has recently returned to work after taking time off to raise her family. She has spent the last several years volunteering at her children’s schools and enjoys working with children and families. Leeanne provides administrative support including scheduling appointments, payments and invoicing during our evening hours. She is happy to be part of the team at Carleen Hall’s Psychological Services.