August 25, 2021.  We hope everyone is doing well through these times.  Our Practice is providing psychological services via telehealth (telephone or ZOOM), walk and talk sessions, and  in person sessions.  Our policies and protocol align with advice from Public Health and our licensing body, and The Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP), and we have chosen to proceed with an extraordinary abundance of caution to ensure our clients, staff, and our own families are at minimal risk.   To this end, we are going to offer individual  in – person  sessions to clients/family members who are eligible (12 years and older) who have received two doses of vaccinations.  For those under 12 years, who are not eligible for a vaccination, we will continue use of PPE.  For anyone who is eligible for vaccination and has made a decision to not be vaccinated, we will continue to offer telehealth and/or walk and talk appointments.  We thank you very much for your understanding.

updated: July 27. 2021  by Kiran Pure, PHD, Registered Psychologist 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.