A Little About the Practitioner


Beth Toomey is a Clinical Social Worker with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers and is a licensed private practitioner.  She owns and operates Toomey Counselling & Consulting, a private psychotherapy practice based in North Sydney, Nova Scotia.    

Beth received her Masters of Social Work Degree in 2003 from Dalhousie University.  Her undergraduate credentials include a Bachelor of Social Work Degree with High Honours from Carleton University in 1999 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an Advanced Major in Psychology from St. Francis Xavier University in 1996 .  Her clinical background includes over 20 years of experience in the fields of child welfare, mental health and  addiction assessment/treatment. 




Registered Social Worker, NS College of Social Workers (#1515)

Licensed Private Practitioner,  NS College of Social Workers


EMDR Canada                                                                                                       EMDR International Association                                                             International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation             

​International Association of Yoga Therapists 


Certified EMDR Therapist

Overcome Anxiety Clinic: A Natural & Holistic Approach - Certified and Licensed Facilitator

Certified in Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy (TIYT)

LifeForce Yoga Practitioner - Level 1 Certified LFYP

​Opioid Dependence Treatment Certification                                             

Community Reinforcement Approach Certification (CRA - Addiction Treatment) 


EMDRIA-Approved Consultant in Training

Somatic Experiencing Method of Trauma Resolution - Modules 1& 2

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training

LifeForce Yoga Practitioner Training for Mood Management

Concurrent Disorders in Primary Care                                            

Medications and Drugs of Abuse Interactions in Opioid Dependence      

Opioid Dependence Treatment                                                

Advanced Skills in Motivational Interviewing                                             

Foundations in Motivational Interviewing                                                   


​Beth has worked in a variety of clinical settings including community-based outpatient mental health and addiction treatment, emergency mental health crisis services, opioid substitution and recovery treatment, residential addiction treatment, and First Nations mental health and addiction treatment.  She relies on best practices and empirically validated interventions  in her work with clients.  Beth's current areas of professional interest and specialties include work with:

  • Canadian Armed Forces, Department of National Defense, Veterans Affairs Canada, and RCMP

  • Paramedics and other First Responders

  • Injured Workers / Operational Stress Injuries (OSI)

  • Indian Residential School Survivors and their descendants 

  • Complex Trauma (CPTSD)

  • Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Addiction Recovery

  • Adult Children of Addicted Persons / Others Affected by Addiction

  • Family of Origin/Attachment

  • Grief and Loss

  • Adjusting to transitions across the lifespan (i.e., Life Happens!)

Beth is deeply committed to continuing education and the expansion of her clinical skill set.  She's adopted an integrative therapeutic approach whereby interventions are drawn from a number of cutting-edge therapeutic approaches including EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, mindfulness-based therapies, and a neurobiologically informed understanding of trauma, dissociation and attachment.  New and exciting insights in neurophysiology highlight connections between trauma and its impact on the brain and physical body.  She can periodically be found teaching yoga and meditation classes for mood-management and regularly incorporates such practices into her individual work with clients.  Beth's therapeutic approach to clinical practice is collaborative and promotes a sense of holistic well being.  

Beth has been a member of the Nova Scotia College of Social workers (www.nscsw.org) since 1999 and was granted a license to practice as a private practitioner in 2004.  She has participated in the NSCSW provincial Private Practice Committee since its inception in 2016.  Beth is a member of EMDR Canada (https://emdrcanada.org) and the EMDR International Association (www.emdria.org).  Other professional memberships include the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (www.isst-d.org) and a general membership with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (http://iayt.site-ym.com/).







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