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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.

                                                                            - Helen Keller 

Annapolis Valley Psychological Services
At AVPS Inc., we provide an accepting and non-judgmental environment by displaying unconditional empathy for all clients.
We want to create rapport with our clients so they may feel more comfortable sharing the events and struggles they face. It is our goal to provide clients with the tools they need to feel empowered and more in control. Contact us for a free 15-minute phone consultation or to book an appointment today.


Treatment of Ages 18 & Older:

• Abuse:

     - Emotional

     - Physical


Anger Management

• Anxiety

• Assertiveness Training

• Depression/Loneliness

• Family of Origin Issues

• Family Violence

• Grief/Loss/Bereavement

• Habit Change

• Low Self-Esteem

• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

• Pain Management

• Panic/Phobias/Fears

• Personal Growth/Wellness

• Personality Disorders

• Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

• Relationship Issues

• Sleep Difficulties

• Stress Management

• Thoughts of Suicide

• Workplace Issues:

     - Burnout

     - Stress

     - Retirement

Assessment of Ages 18 & Older:

  • ADHD

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Hopelessness

  • Learning

  • Memory

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Pain

  • Personality

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Psychoeducation

  • Stress

  • Suicidality

Shelley West has experience in individual Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults (age 18 and older) who are struggling with challenging psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, anger, grief, chronic pain, and difficulties with sleep and relationships.

Are You a Survivor of Abuse?

Shelley West also has expertise in working with clients who have experienced domestic violence in order to help them empower themselves to overcome its devastating effects and to make changes to avoid entering into these types of relationships in the future. She gained her initial interest in, and a wealth of hands-on experience with, helping young women and seniors in abusive situations when she volunteered with Chrysalis House from 1997-2003, and with the Senior Support Network of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) from 2000-2003.



Now seeing existing clients. Due to COVID-19, services are also available through several telepsychology provider formats, ensuring client confidentiality.