October 23. 2020

Dear Families and Colleagues,

We continue to provide access to psychological services for your child/teen and/or family, and we are fully available to provide telehealth appointments by secure online (video) or phone,  or in person.

We are accepting new referrals at this time for March 2021. Due to the high volume of referrals we have received during the past few months, there is a five month wait to access services at our Practice.

Dr. Pure has a number of colleagues in the community in whom she has great trust. If you wish to have information regarding who your child / teen could see, please send a brief email to intake@drpureandassociates.com regarding age and reason for referral, and Dr. Pure will advise who may be best for your particular need.

If you wish to seek services at this Practice in March 2021. to make a referral please complete our intake form and you will receive an email by Dr. Kiran Pure or our intake coordinate, Jo Wilson.

 We have made provisions at the Practice to ensure we  follow advice provided by our regulatory body NSBEP, based on their consultations with Public Health, NS.  Our goal is to open for some essential and necessary in-person clinical services in a safe way on an indefinite basis.

We thank you very kindly for your understanding.

Respectfully, Dr. Pure

Chief Psychologist (R0510) and Practice Owner

At Dr. Kiran Pure and Associates Ltd, we provide a range of psychological services to children, adolescents, and families.  As psychologists, we study how individuals think, feel, and behave from a scientific viewpoint and apply this knowledge to help people understand, explain, and change their behaviour. A psychologist holds a master’s and/or doctoral degree that involves 7 to 13 years of university study and residency/internship on the science and evidence-based practice of psychology*.

As registered psychologists, at our clinic, we help children and families overcome or manage their issues using a variety of treatments and use standardized tests to help with our assessment and diagnosis.  Our goal is to apply our psychological knowledge, skills, and judgment about human behaviour and development to better understand your child’s social, emotional, behavioural, and/or learning needs.  Our goal is to create an understanding of your child and your family that promotes mental health wellness, facilitates learning, reduces parenting stress, and promotes adaptability and functioning.

Pure-logo copyOur clinic logo was developed by Dominique Hurst.  It was designed to represent our perspective of psychology and how we understand child and adolescent behaviour as it relates to brain development and functioning. The logo consists of three gears that represent stages of brain development.  The green gear represents the largest amount of growth that happens between birth and 5 years of age.  A child’s brain begins to develop within a couple of weeks of conception. Neurologists estimate that between 50,000 and 100,000 new brain cells are generated each second between the fifth and twentieth weeks of life. The brain will grow to about 80 percent of the adult size by the 3 years of age  and 90 percent by 5 years of age.   The yellow gear in the logo represents how growth continues to happen but starts to slow down; the red gear represents how brain growth eventually starts to come to a “halt.” As psychologists, we emphasize that early assessment, detection, and intervention are key for child and adolescent issues given the growth that happens in the brain between birth to five years and into adolescence.  All aspects of a child’s neuropsychological functioning including social, emotional, and behavioural functioning is affected by this early growth and development and requires our attention.

*Psychological description adapted from Canadian Psychological Association.