Seeing a psychologist for the first time might feel intimidating, and knowing what to expect can help.
How to Book:
- If you have read about my specialty areas and approach and think that my services would be a good match for your needs, you can book your initial session online yourself.
- Select the session type you would prefer, either telepsychology (videoconference) or in person (in-person sessions are only available on Tuesdays or Wednesdays)
- If you would like to speak with me before booking to ensure that my services will be a good fit for your needs, please call me at (902) 702-2847 for a brief telephone consultation.
- Not comfortable booking online yourself? Please call me at (902) 702-2847 and I can book your initial session for you.
Completing Intake and Consent Forms:
- After booking, you will receive an email prompt to complete the intake and consent forms online prior to your session.
Arrival for In-Person Session:
Please arrive promptly, but not more than 5 minutes before the start of your session. Make yourself comfortable in the small waiting room until Dr. Grant comes to meet you.
How to Join Your Telepsychology Session:
You may join your videoconference session either by email appointment reminder or through your Janeapp booking account. The most up-to-date version of Chrome is recommended. Please ensure that you are using a secure and fast internet connection and are in a private location. You are required to be physically in Nova Scotia at the time of your session.
We will start with a review of the confidentiality and privacy information. You will also have a chance to ask questions before we begin.
In the first session or two, I will get to know you better by asking you about:
- Your current situation (e.g., relationship status, children, and current job)
- The concerns that led you to seek psychological therapy
- Any medical conditions you might have
- Your current medications
- Your previous experiences with psychological therapy
- Any family history of mental health concerns
- Your personal history, including experiences growing up, and your education, work, and relationship history
- Your current lifestyle, including daily routines, hobbies, and whether you use alcohol or drugs
- Your strengths
- Your goals for therapy