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Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

- Anonymous

Shelley West M.Sc.

Shelley West earned her Masters of Science in Psychology from Acadia University in May 2006. In 2009, she established her private practice in Kentville, Nova Scotia, located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. After practicing psychology for a decade, in 2016 Shelley expanded her practice to a new location (just around the corner) and has named it Annapolis Valley Psychological Services. 

Shelley West is a Registered Psychologist (#R0665) with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology. She is also a member of the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, specializing in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with a client-centered approach.

Debra Hickling B.A.

Debra Hickling earned her Bachelors Degree in Gerontology from McMaster University in June 2002. In 2008, she earned her Post-Secondary Certificate, with Distinction, in Applied Counselling from Conestoga College. After spending the her career working in the Health Care industry in Ontario, Debra and her husband moved to the Annapolis Valley in the Spring of 2020. In May 2021, Debra was thrilled to join Annapolis Valley Psychological Services Inc. as the Practice Manager.

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Annapolis Valley Psychological Services Inc.

In-person sessions are now available once again.
Now seeing existing clients. Due to COVID-19, services are also available through several telepsychology provider formats, ensuring client confidentiality.