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Psychology and Wellness Centre
976 Champlain St, Suite 102
Dieppe, NB E1A 1P8

Toll free number: 1-844-382-1717
Telephone: 506-382-1717
Fax: 506-382-1711

Paulette Lévesque, Psychologist and Owner
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Office Manager
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Monday 8am to 6pm
Tuesday 8am to 6pm
Wednesday 8am to 6pm
Thursday 8am to 6pm
Friday 8am to 4pm

Confidentiality ensured for any messages left on our voicemail.

Psychotherapy services are available by appointment only. In case of emergency please call 911 or go directly to your nearest hospital.

By car, our offices are just two minutes from the highway. Our clinic is located in the heart of Dieppe.

To get more information or to make an appointment, call us at 506-382-1717. We will be happy to answer your questions. Please note that your request can be made by phone or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you're interested in a consultation, but unsure of which professional to connect with, call us at 506‑382-1717 and we will take the time to discuss with you the different possible options. Each request for service will be the subject of a short telephone interview (free of charge) by one of our team's professionals to better understand the nature of your challenges or to answer your questions. You will then be connected with the therapist whose area of expertise best suits your needs. Our team work will aim to efficiently coordinate availability so as to give you an appointment with minimal delay.

You can also communicate directly with one of our professionals to get more information on his or her practice or to request a consultation:


You can contact us in confidence and leave a detailed message on our voicemail. All information that you leave will be treated in a confidential matter. Furthermore, a policy of discretion may be applied if you don't want us to mention to anyone the reason for your request when we call you back at home or the office (you need only tell us in your message).

Shelters and Housing
House of Nazareth: 858.5702
Crossroads for women: 853.0811
Harvest House: 855.0626
NB Housing: 1.866.426.5191
At-Home: 1.877.641.5955
Alternative Residences Alternatives Inc.: 854.7229
YWCA Scattered Transitional Housing: 855.4349

Youth Services
Youth QUEST Central: 869.6355
Transitional Housing: 869.6301
YMCA of Greater Moncton: 857.0606

Food and Clothing
Karing Kitchen: 854.3837
Ray of Hope Needy Kitche : 857.4224
YMCA Community Food Centre: 857.0606
Food Bank Distribution Centre: 383.4281
St-Vincent de Paul Clothing Depot : 857.2088
Drop Inn Ministries: 872.4107
Boutique Encore: 384.1853

Support Services
Income Assistance & Child Protection: 1.866.426.5191
Pregnancy Ressource Centre of Moncton: 857.3033
Mental Health: 856.2444
Salvus Clinic: 384.7283
Sexual Health Centre: 856.3310
AIDS: 859.9616
Beauséjour Family Crisis Centre Inc.: 533.9100
Tannery Court: 858.6437
Canadian Mental Heatlh Association: 859.8114
The Salvation Army: 389.9901
Volounteer Centre of Southeastern NB: 869.6977
Safe Spaces (LGBT): 854.3049
John Howard Society: 854.3499
Moncton Headstart: 858.8252
YWCA: 855.4349
Community Chaplaincy: 851.6384
Coalition Against Abuse in Relationships: 855.7222

Emergency Services
Police: 911
Codiac RCMP: 857.2400
RCMP Irishtown, Petitcodiac, Riverview, Salisbury: 387.2222
Provincial RCMP after hours: 1.888.506.7267

Help 24
Chimo helpline: 1.800.667.5005
Kids Help Phone: 1.800.668.6868
Codiac Victim Services: 857.2452
Telecare: 1.800.244.8353
Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre: 1.506.454.0437

Court & Legal Services
Crown Prosecutors: 856.2310
Family Court Services: 856.2305
Legal Aid: 853.7300
Public Safety Victim Services: 856.2875

Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre: 862.4000/862.4113
Moncton Hospital: 857.5111/857.5353
Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital: 743.7800
Sackville Memorial Hospital: 364.4100

College of Psychologists of New Brunswick (CPNB)
Link: www.cpnb.ca

The College's mandate is to protect the public. By virtue of the law, it monitors the training and education of psychologists wishing to become members of this professional association and handles complaints from the public.

New Brunswick Association of Social Workers
Toll-free at 1-877-495-5595
Link: www.nbasw-atsnb.ca

The NBASW has two distinctive roles. The Association serves as the regulatory body for the profession of social work in this province. Its regulatory authority is legislated by the New BrunswickAssociation of Social Workers Act, 1988. This legislation provides for the control of title and a broadly defined scope of practice. The Association is also governed by its By-Laws. The Association promotes quality professional social work services to the population of New Brunswick.

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
Toll-free number at 1-888-472-0657
Link: www.cpa.ca

The objectives of the CPA are to improve the health and welfare of all Canadians; to promote excellence and innovation in psychological research, education, and practice; to promote the advancement, development, dissemination, and application of psychological knowledge; and to provide high-quality services to members.
Are consultations covered by New Brunswick Medicare?
No, but consultation costs are often covered in part by most private insurance plans. As well, it is possible to deduct consultation costs as medical expenses in income tax returns.

Can your professionals provide receipts for the insurance companies?
Yes, all our practicians are members of their respective professional organizations and they can provide official receipts required by insurance companies.

How can I make an appointment?
You can reach us by telephone at 506-382-1717 and by leaving us a voicemail that will remain private and confidential or sending us an email at the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our office manager will get in touch with you and ask you a series of questions over the phone to find out more about the reasons for your consultation, your needs and your availability. She will arrange an appointment for you with the professional from our centre whom you wish to see or is best suited to meet your needs.

How long does it take to get an appointment?
The waiting period is up to 3 months. 

What are the average rates for a consultation?
Rates/fees vary from one service to another. All of our authorized practitioners working in a private office are responsible for their own rates. These are generally set sessions of 50 to 60 minutes. Speak to your professional to learn more and feel free to ask him or her questions about rates/fees and other terms and conditions.

The Psychology and Wellness Centre accepts cash, debit cards, and credit cards. Please see the professional profile of each practitioner to find out more.

How long do consultations last?
Consultations last between 55 and 60 minutes.

How long does the therapeutic process take?
The frequency of the sessions and the length of the therapeutic process depend on the individual needs of the client and his or her goals. It is generally possible to establish this with the practitioner during the first round of meetings. For some, a short-term process might work best while other problems might require a longer treatment (medium- or short-term).

Which therapeutic approach does the clinic advocate?
We favour a versatile approach (cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, existential-humanistic, etc.) that is tailored to the client's individual need and resources. We offer an environment of empathy and respect, and strongly believe that these are key elements in transformation and change. We design the therapy as being a process of collaboration in which the therapist is active and engaged.

Are the sessions confidential?
Yes. All of our therapists are governed by a strict code of ethics and assure confidentiality and respect for the rules of ethics of their professional body.

Why undergo psychotherapy?
When we engage in psychotherapy, it is often to diminish the distress within, to get the tools needed to confront certain obstacles and/or to have a more satisfying life. Psychotherapy can bring you to realize that it is necessary to modify certain ideas or behaviour, to gain awareness and to investigate certain internalized fears, or to address subjects that you've never discussed before.

What does psychotherapy consist of?
A number of different types of psychotherapy exist (individual, in group, amongst couples or families) but the most common is individual psychotherapy.

Individual psychotherapy consists of a process of change that requires close collaboration with the psychologist/psychotherapist. The first step is the psychological evaluation, which is composed of a small number of interviews and may also include psychometric tests. The evaluation allows the psychologist/psychotherapist to better understand you as a client (your needs, your expectations, your personality, etc.). It also a good opportunity for you to break the ice and ask any questions you may have. Following this evaluation, the psychologist/psychotherapist will be able to determine with you the therapeutic objectives, the most appropriate methods to achieve those objectives and the specific conditions and modalities (the anticipated number of sessions, the frequency of these sessions, methods of payment, etc.). The psychotherapeutic approach allows you to open up and to say exactly what you're really thinking and feeling, without fear of criticism or judgement. It is important to keep in mind that to learn to live with a difficult situation, or to change a certain way of thinking or behaving is not an easy thing that just happens in a few days. As far as length of time required is concerned, each person has his or her own rhythm, and many factors come into play. Changing is not a simple thing, and this may take place over a few weeks or even more than a year. As well, although it is a meaningful process, psychotherapy is also in engagement in which people must invest themselves, and this may be a demanding process.

What distinguishes a psychologist from a psychiatrist?
The main distinction between the two is found in their training and education and in the acts they have the permission and skill set to practice.

In New Brunswick, the psychologist has a specialized university education in psychology and possesses a Master's degree or doctorate in psychology. The title of psychologist is protected, which means that all psychologists must be a registered member of the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick (CPNB). This professional's work is centered on the comprehension of human behaviour. He or she may offer services in psychotherapy or assessment.

As far as psychiatry is concerned, after five years of education in general medicine, a psychiatrist must then complete a five-year specialization in the field of psychiatry. With the title of Physician Specializing in Psychiatry, he or she is able to diagnose, prescribe medicine and treat serious mental disorders.

Occasionally, a psychiatrist and psychologist may work together to treat a single individual. Their approaches complement one other but the psychologist is the only health professional who is able to administer psychological tests for diagnostic purposes.

What is a theoretical approach or orientation in psychology?
Depending on the approach used by the psychologist you consult with, the progress and the techniques used in psychotherapy will differ. Four main theoretical approaches or orientations exist in psychology and they are as follows:

In the cognitive-behavioural orientation, the first step is to analyse the undesirable thoughts and behaviours as well as the environment of the person suffering from a psychological issue. In the second phase, this orientation permits learning new behaviour and replacing the undesirable thoughts or emotions with others that are more appropriate. In fact, it aims to modify and/or eliminate the symptoms.

The existential-humanistic orientation focuses on the capacity of human beings to direct their own existence and to fully achieve their potential. In this approach, self-exploration facilitated by the psychologist brings about self-awareness of one's current difficulties, the ability to understand the issues at hand and by consequence, modify behaviour or reactions. It is based on a helping relationship.

The psychodynamic-analysis orientation allows us to come to grips with the effect suppressed or unresolved conflicts with the goal of understanding and progressively freeing ourselves from them. This orientation aspires for a change from within, touching on the root causes of the symptoms.

The systemic-interactional orientation allows for the analysis of relational interactions between a person and his or her entourage with the objective of modifying the problematic situation. The psychologist can meet key members of the entourage of the client (e.g. family members, friends, work colleagues, etc.). Here, the symptoms don't belong to one single individual, but more so to the system as a whole.

What is psychology?
There are several disciplines that are included in what we commonly call psychology. Clinical psychology is the intensive study of individual cases in the scope of psychotherapy context or in the field of research. The preferred tools of clinical psychology are: observation, maintenance, tests, and more generally, intensive case study. In the broader sense, psychology can be defined as a study of the human spirit. It is also the study of behaviors, patterns and thoughts of the human being.

Clinical psychology is a discipline focusing on the individual. The goal is to better understand the person (subject), his or her history (anamnesis), his or her personality, and his or her environment so as to have a complete understanding of the problem that lead this person to consult a psychologist.

What does a social worker do (SW)?
Social work professionals believe in the intrinsic worth and dignity of each person. Social workers are committed to the values of acceptance, self-determination and respect for individuality. Social workers are dedicated to the welfare of individuals and the achievement of social justice for all. Social workers believe in the obligation of all people, individually and collectively, to contribute to the provision of resources, services and opportunities for the overall benefit of humanity.
Professional social work practice may intervene to:
  • Enhance developmental, problem solving and coping abilities of people and systems;
  • Promote effective and respectful access to/and delivery of services and resources to people;
  • Link people to needed resources, services and opportunities;
  • Contribute to development and improvement of social policy.

What is social work?
Social work is a profession concerned with helping and empowering individuals, families, groups and communities to resolve problems that affect their well-being on an individual or collective basis. The scope of the social work profession also includes problems such as those arising from poverty, unemployment, racism or other emerging social issues.

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The Psychology and Wellness Centre has a dedicated clinical team consisting of three psychologists, a female clinical social worker, a clinical sexologist, and laser therapist, who are all experienced. You can speak openly with all of our competent, attentive, and passionate professionals whose skills are combined to give you a wide range of services. All of our professionals are members in good standing of their respective professional associations.

Our services are offered in both official languages.
Our services are available for children, teenagers, adults and the elderly.
Our clients may receive services individually, as couples or with their families.
We can also help those who have sustained a workplace accident, a criminal act, an automobile accident or a sexual assault or abuse.

Psychotherapy (individual, couple or family)
Psychotherapy consists in an individual, family or couple approach aimed at soothing suffering, solving issues or conflicts, or overcoming hardships. It is geared at any individual, chid, teenager, adult or older person wanting to bring significant changes at the cognitive, emotional or behavioral functional level in order to have a more satisfying life.

Professional Rates/Fees
Rates/fees vary from one service to another. All of our authorized practitioners working in a private office are responsible for their own rates. These are generally set sessions of 50 to 60 minutes. Speak to your professional to learn more and feel free to ask him or her questions about rates/fees and other terms and conditions.

Psychotherapy's fees are not covered by New Brunswick Medicare. However, these fees are often refundable either in whole or in part by your personal or collective insurance coverage. We are not authorized to file insurance claims on your behalf. It is up to the clients to find out the details of their insurance coverage and to file refund claims themselves in the manner specified by their insurance provider.

If your insurance doesn't cover fees associated with a psychology consultation, you may deduct these fees under medical expenses when you file your income tax. The receipt provided at the time of service will serve to that end.

At the Psychology and Wellness Centre, our psychotherapists provide evaluations that allow them to thoroughly understand the problem(s) by assessing the client's various functioning aspects or the different factors contributing to the distress of an individual, a couple or a family. We take into account all psychological, relational, and emotional aspects, as well as lifestyle habits and health-related factors. Through an evaluation, a psychotherapist is able to propose appropriate interventions and treatments which will promote the well-being of an individual. Sometimes, the psychotherapist might decide that the nature of the problem itself requires a more thorough evaluation or a psychological diagnosis. In such cases, he or she can refer the client to a more appropriate professional to carry out this evaluation. Psychological tests are then used to complete the evaluation.

At the Psychology and Wellness Centre, the fee for a psychological diagnostic is $175 per hour. The total cost will vary based on the number of hours required to complete the evaluation. You may request that the psychologist provide you with an estimate of the total number of hours needed to complete the evaluation. Two to three interviews consisting of psychological tests, the assessment of the test results, and the time to write a report summarizing the results will be necessary to complete the evaluation.

A psychologist's consultation fees are not covered by New Brunswick Medicare. However, these fees are often refundable either in whole or in part by your personal or collective insurance coverage. We are not authorized to file insurance claims on your behalf. It is up to the client find out the details of their insurance coverage and to file refund claims themselves in the manner specified by their insurance provider.

If your insurance doesn't cover psychological consultation fees, you may deduct these fees under medical expenses when you file your income tax. The receipt provided at the time of service will serve to that end.

Defusing and emotional debriefing in a personal or professional environment
We can also help and work with people (in a personal or professional environment) affected by emotional pain caused by a violent event. Whether they are policemen, firemen, ambulance attendants, doctors, military personnel, bank and post office employees, prison and security guards, public transport drivers or merchants, there are many people who may be at risk, due to their profession, of having issues or witnessing an incident that will confront them with the reality of death (real or potential). In these contexts, people such as victims, witnesses, colleagues and loved one can go through a traumatic event. It is preferable to know how to help people affected by emotional pain.

Defusing consists of bringing immediate help to any victim directly affected by an emotional shock as well as other people indirectly affected by tragedy. It includes simple actions such as offering help, providing a blanket, coaching through breathing exercises, helping to call relatives, etc. It is important to be aware of the quality of communication so as to not involuntarily harm victims.

The debriefing is an accompanying method which allows someone to bring psychological support to an individual or a group of people who experienced a psychological trauma. When the same event affects several people, it is recommended to carry out a group debriefing (maximum of 10 to 12 people). When people are in a position to share their feelings with others who went through the same ordeal as they did, they feel understood and supported.

Group debriefing can also be followed by an individual debriefing. For those who are not able to deal with group situations, an individual debriefing will be indispensable.

At the Psychology and Wellness Centre, the fee for a psychologist who completes a group debriefing is that of $325 per hour and $175 for individual debriefing. The group debriefing involves an urgent intervention which requires the psychologist to postpone regular appointments so he can be present.

Problems addressed
The professionals on our clinical team are able to deal with a vast number of problems amongst older people, adults, couples, families, children and teenagers:

  • Individual and marital psychotherapy
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Individual and marital sexual therapy
  • Specific treatment of sexual difficulties
  • Depression and professional burn-out
  • Anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Shyness and social anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Psychosomatic problems
  • Stress management
  • Drug addiction
  • Eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, obesity)
  • Personality disorders
  • Adapting to life changes (grief, separation, retirement, etc.)
  • Acceptance of disabilities or physical ailments
  • Difficulties linked to tinnitus and to deafness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Emotional dependence
  • Marital and family problems
  • Separation and divorce
  • Single-parent and blended families
  • Difficulties related to infertility
  • Sexual difficulties

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy through games
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Consultation with parents
  • Attention deficit, hyperactivity
  • Learning disability
  • Behavioural issues, aggression
  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parent-child relations

  • Family psychotherapy

  • Clinical supervision
  • Training sessions and seminars

Additional comments
Please note that not all professionals at our clinic treat the same problems. Each professional has his or her own specialty and field of expertise. Appointment times may therefore reflect availability. One of our team professionals will be able to quickly provide you with information on the matter.

Please be sure to either request services from a particular professional or communicate with our administrative assistant for further assistance.

To connect with administration at the Psychology and Wellness Centre, please contact Marilyn Murray, administrative assistant, at 506-382-1717.

The clinic is also available as a venue for professional development for psychologists and psychotherapists. Office rentals are available to this end. Office availability: days and evenings.

Located in Dieppe, New Brunswick, the Psychology and Wellness Centre (previously known as the Dieppe Psychology Centre) has been offering services since 1997. It is now settled in its new location, a building constructed in the heart of Dieppe in 2014.

The psychology and Wellness Centre is a multi-disciplinary clinic offering psychology, sexology, and social work. The Centre is home to three psychologists, a clinical social worker, and a clinical sexologist. All of our specialists boast extensive clinical training and expertise, and specialize in working with a wide variety of clients to address a multitude of different challenges. Our services are available to individuals and families from all areas of New Brunswick.

Our objective is to always cater to the specific, individual needs of anyone who comes through the doors. Knowing that no two situations are alike, we take a versatile and integrated approach to every case, constantly adapting to best serve the individual. Over the years this approach has earned us the reputation of providing the height of professionalism and specialization in our domain, amongst not only those who refer clients to us, but from the very people we serve as well. We ensure that every person who comes to us gets our full attention and is referred to the professional who best meets his or her need.


  • Quality of service and professionalism
  • Honesty and integrity to allow for an informed consent
  • Respect
  • Teamwork to provide clients with multiple benefits
  • Passion for the work we do for our clients

Our mission is to provide all of our clients with the highest level of care and to ensure not only that they're happy with the services we provide, but that they reach their goals as well. We aim to help our clients let go of certain attitudes, thoughts and restrictive behaviours that can often lead to pathologies. As such, we offer various approaches and techniques to treat the variety of problems our clients face. We want to help our clients open up and make the changes that will help them reach their potential while become happier and more satisfied with their lives. This mission is accomplished by aligning our clients with the professional best suited to meet their needs. Experienced professionals who are experts in their domain, who are respectful and efficient in their jobs, and with whom our clients can speak openly and honestly, knowing that they're being heard and understood. Professionals who can really help.

The Psychology and Wellness Centre aims to provide maximum accessibility to the population and organizations of the province of New Brunswick. Due to the quality of care and expertise, the services of the clinic are held in high esteem and appreciated by the satisfied clients who continue to return.

Whether for older people, adults, couples, families, children or teenagers, the breadth of services and specialized and professional care offered by the Centre will provide the guidance to move forward.

Rates/fees vary from one service to another. All of our authorized practitioners working in a private office are responsible for their own rates. These are generally set sessions of 50 to 60 minutes. Speak to your professional to learn more and feel free to ask him or her questions about rates/fees and other terms and conditions.

The Psychology and Wellness Centre accepts cash, debit cards and both Visa and MasterCard credit cards. It is the client's responsibility to pay all fees at the beginning of each session. You will receive an official receipt which you may submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement, if you are entitled to do so.

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As a psychologist, I believe being and staying healthy is all about the choices we make. Our choices today shape our day, our thoughts, our experiences, our behaviour — and eventually our lives. If we are always thinking of the past, or worrying about the future, we lose the ability to live in the moment. Living in the moment is where we find joy, gratitude, and our inner strength.