** During times like COVID-19, it’s important to take care of yourself.
Our Registered and Clinical Psychologists are available for online bookings and Telehealth (phone or video) via secure, encrypted portals as needed to support our current clients, as well as availability for new clients.
During uncertain times, it is normal to experience increased anxiety and depression. It is also common for these feelings to worsen with social isolation—after all, humans thrive on social connection. If your depression and anxiety become overwhelming, it important to reach out for support.
We continue to offer convenient direct billing to most insurance companies.
Please note that the Winterholme does not offer crisis or emergency services. If you are feeling unsafe, please call the Provincial Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-737-4668. Please note that CHANNAL also offers free, non-crisis peer support through their Provincial Warm Line, 1-855-753-2560. These and other provincial mental health services and resources can be found on the website bridgethegapp.ca.
1 hour: $180
Psychologists study the science of the brain and behaviour in order to better understand how people think, feel, behave, and relate. Psychotherapy is the art of pairing this knowledge with evidence-based techniques in order to help people with distressing thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and relationships. In Newfoundland, psychologists have to be registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board in order to practice, and must follow standards to provide you with the safest and most effective care.
A meeting with a psychologist involves assessment, treatment planning, and the use of empirically supported therapies tailored to your concerns and goals. You and your psychologist/therapist will work from a supportive and collaborative relationship where you can talk openly and safely.
The average length of time for therapy is dependent on your goals and needs, but it is always up to you to decide how much and what type of therapy is right for you. The first step is getting in touch to discuss how we can help. The first time you meet with your psychologist, you can expect an assessment session in which you and your therapist will discuss your background and needs to determine whether psychology services at Winterholme are a good fit for your needs. If another program or person would service you better, we can help you make that referral. It is important to find the right match with a therapist who can best meet your needs so that you can feel comfortable and safe – we are happy to talk about this with you.
Evaluates mental health functioning and may be used by external organizations to determine suitability to receive supports. Approximate cost is based on 13-18 hours at the standard billing rate. Please call for more information. Psychological Assessments available with Andrea Cook.
Psychology at Winterholme
Ms. Andrea Cook
Andrea Cook is a Registered Psychologist with Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from McGill University (2003). Andrea is the past owner of Waldegrove Psychological Services and was the managing psychologist of True North Psychological Services in Halifax from 2017 until her recent move home in June. Andrea has worked in a variety of settings including the Department of National Defence, Newfoundland and Labrador Youth Correctional Services, private practice, and she was a part-time faculty member at Saint Mary’s University. She was the chair of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia’s Post-Trauma Services Committee from 2003-2008.
Andrea is an eclectic psychologist who pulls in various forms of evidence-based psychotherapies including Mindful Cognitive Behavioural, Sensorimotor, Acceptance and Commitment, and Emotion-Focused therapies to design the best treatment approach for each individual client. With over 16 years of experience, her current niche would fall within the realm of first responders; and more specifically those experiencing difficulties with trauma and other occupational stress injuries. She is very holistic in her approach, considering a client’s level of physiological, emotional, and cognitive reactivity, in an effort to restore a sense of personal balance.
Dr. Stacy Smith
Dr. Stacy Smith is a clinical psychologist who obtained her PsyD from Memorial University in 2016. In therapy she uses an approach that balances reflection and action – helping clients build insight and understanding while also taking practical steps towards a valued life. She is integrative and draws on techniques from various modalities, including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotion-focused therapy, and psychodynamic/interpersonal therapy. Dr. Smith sees individuals with diverse backgrounds and needs. Some of her main areas of focus include self-esteem, anxiety, stress, mood, OCD, gender, sexuality, relationships, interpersonal, existential, or adjustment concerns, and childhood trauma, among others.
Dr. Ashli Hayes
Dr. Ashli Hayes is a clinical psychologist who obtained her PsyD from Memorial University in 2017. She uses a client-centred approach to therapy, in which the treatment approach is tailored to each client’s needs and preferences. She uses an integrative approach, drawing mainly on psychodynamic and emotion-focused therapies, integrating cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) interventions as needed. Dr. Hayes works with individuals with diverse backgrounds and needs. Some of her main areas of focus include eating disorders, body image, anxiety, mood, personality, gender, sexuality, adjustment, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, emotion regulation and childhood trauma, among others.
A Psychologist can help if you are:
- Feeling dissatisfied with how you are living, who you are, or your purpose in life.
- Feeling stuck or helpless to change some of your problems.
- Struggling to carry out daily activities including self-care, work, parenting, and others.
- Worrying too much, expecting the worst and finding it hard to be hopeful about the future.
- Struggling to express/meet your needs in relationships, or feeling that you often have relationship disappointments.
- Noticing that your actions are hurting yourself or others due to anger, using too much of a substance, harming yourself, etc.
Please call us at 709-739-7979
to discuss your questions/interest in Psychology services at Winterholme.
Please be aware that we
are not an
urgent care center
If you feel that your mental health concerns are an emergency, please go to the nearest hospital or contact the Mental Health Crisis Line.
Mental Health Crisis Line