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About Me

Donna McLean, MSW, RSW

​I work with adults of all backgrounds and ages, and have particular experience with young adults, older adults and people from international backgrounds.  I have training and experience in Psychology, Social Work, and Adult Education, and have lived and worked internationally. I also provide training in skills for mental health.  I use therapy approaches such as ACT, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and EMDR. To learn more about these approaches, go to Services.

I believe that people are inherently healthy and resilient, and capable of recovering from areas where they may be stuck. I provide a safe, accepting, and compassionate environment for you to work through your challenges. I am a skilled listener and can draw on a range of tools and therapeutic approaches, as well as the wisdom that comes with experience.  I am respectful of who and how you are and collaborate with you to reach your therapeutic goals.

To learn more about my areas of expertise, go to my Blogs

*Please note: I can see people who live in Nova Scotia and can provide services electronically to people in Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.


New Clients

You can have a free 15 minute telephone consultation to answer your questions and see how we can work together. 

What People Say About Me
A Friend

“I have known Donna for over 16 years.  She helped me through a challenging family crisis by providing a safe space for me and my children.  She also provided helpful information and guided me to resources. Through in-depth conversations, Donna helped me define my next steps. Donna is a loyal and reliable friend. She is compassionate and caring, and has integrity.”

A  Former Supervisor

 "Personally I have found Donna to be resilient, resourceful and open in her approach to life. She honours diversity and lives by her values. She is forthright, yet kind and caring.


 As a counsellor she is a good advocate and skilled at listening to her clients and with helping them move towards their goals. She is constantly learning and growing in her approach and rises to the challenges presented to her in the therapeutic relationship. She has a diverse background of education and experience and offers that wisdom to her clients."


Yvonne Raczkowski MSW

A Newcomer

"I met Donna when I first landed in Canada as a new immigrant.  With her counselling and guidance, I got my first job in Canada and was able to rapidly establish myself here. She listened carefully and provided suggestions for me to consider. I am glad  she has decided to share her wisdom and help more people through challenging periods."

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