Toni Campagnoni, MA

Registered Psychologist

Toni moved to the South Shore over 20 years ago after completing a BSc in Psychology and a MA in School Psychology at Mt. St. Vincent University in Halifax, NS. While working over a decade with the local amalgamating school boards as a psychologist and starting a family, Toni completed six years of supervision to become a fully registered psychologist.

Since opening a private practice Toni has been able to tailor services to the needs of individuals and families. Also, children, teens, and adults have been able to access private psycho-educational assessments to create plans to reduce barriers to meeting educational goals. Special interests and training in recent years include: Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) through the Child Development Institute in Toronto, Ont., Anxiety and OCD Intervention based on training by Dr. Aureen Wagner, cognitive behavioral play therapy, mindfulness, and attachment oriented practices. Toni has collaborated with Breakthrough in Halifax on creating safe passages for children through separation and divorce.
Toni’s greatest experiences have been in working collaboratively with children, teens and parents towards achieving greater self awareness and stronger relationships at home and school. She truly believes that: Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM).


Shannon Hartlen, MAToni Campagnoni, Psychology,

Registered Psychologist

Shannon attended Acadia and Mount Saint Vincent Universities, receiving her MSVU Master’s Degree in School Psychology in 2001.  Pleased to be able to return to her hometown shortly thereafter, she lives on the South Shore of Nova Scotia with her husband and two children.

Shannon brings fifteen years of experience providing psychological services to children, families and staff in the public school system.  Services have included psycho-educational assessment, behaviour assessment and consultation, individual and group counseling, and consultation for programming needs.  As a certified mindfulness instructor Shannon has facilitated introductory & intermediate mindfulness sessions with adults, youth and children. Her work is also highly influenced by trauma-informed practices, neurobiology of behaviour and positive psychology through collaborative and integrative approaches.  She has provided professional development opportunities to numerous provincial agencies and received the provincial 2015 Psychologists in Schools Association Award for her contribution to School Psychology in Nova Scotia.


James (Jim) Trites, MSc., RCT-C

Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate with the N. S. College of Counselling Therapists

Jim has returned to his home in Nova Scotia after practicing and completing graduate work at Northeastern University, The University of Massachusetts and Harvard University in Boston.

After many years in the corporate working world and as a business owner, Jim
returned to Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. As a result, he brings a wide variety of life experience to the counselling room; helping people with issues such as anxiety, depression, sadness, grief, trauma-related health and others. Jim works with men and women and has additional training in the area of counselling adolescent and adult males. As well, he helps couples overcome barriers in relationship counselling using his training and experience in mediation and dispute resolution.

Jim’s approach is rooted in the belief that emotional health is primarily affected by three things; the world around us and how we’ve been socialized through our developmental years, the state of our personal relationships and our neurobiological and genetic influences. Embracing this ecological model to mental health, Jim believes that each of us brings forward a unique world-view and he strives to help his clients understand their world and then apply that knowledge to their concerns.

Jim’s goal is to offer his clients a safe, trusting and non-judgmental space in which to emote and tell their stories. He practices a person-centered/directive approach using selected psycho-educational and strategic questioning, when appropriate. Using evidence-based therapy models, Jim encourages his clients to examine inner strengths and discover their full human potential. For his clients, results can be personal growth and empowerment, improved emotional and physical health and better relationships.


Kim MacKenzie

Office Manager

When you call the offices of Toni Campagnoni and Associates Inc. you will be assisted by our Office Manager, Kim MacKenzie. Kim will be able to help answer any questions you may have about our services.

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