Centre for Emotions and Health
Mental Health

The Centre for Emotions and Health provides specialty consultation and psychotherapy services for people not responding to treatment in other parts of the medical and mental health systems. Using an assessment and treatment approach called Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), we help detect emotional factors that are interrupting treatment benefits and personal growth in people with anxiety, depression, and stress-related physical problems. 

Location, hours and contact information

Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building
7th Floor, Administrative Suite 7101B
5909 Veterans' Memorial Lane
Halifax, NS B3H 2E2
Tel: 902-473-7172
Fax: 902-473-1422

How do I get an appointment?

The centre provides consultations for people who have anxiety and/or stress-linked physical problems or unexplained medical problems. For further information on how to refer, please call 902-473-7172.

How do I prepare for my appointment?

Please bring your list of medications with you. 

What will happen at my appointment?

Your first appointment is an interview with a mental health professional. This interview will help us understand your challenges and what makes the problems worse or better. You will be asked to complete checklist of symptoms that will take about 15 to 20 minutes.