Dr. Rebecca Burwell

Registered Psychologist

Rebecca Burwell, Ph.D., Registered Psychologist


Kind, open-minded and empathic by nature, Dr. Rebecca Burwell is a well-credentialed clinical psychologist, with a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. She is a tenured Professor in the Department of Psychology at Westfield State University in Massachusetts where she investigates eating disorders, depression, rumination and self-worth. Her ground-breaking research linking media exposure to eating disorders is widely cited. Dr. Burwell also teaches highly regarded courses on therapy, mindfulness, depression, personality and family problems.


At CRUX, Dr. Burwell offers online treatment services through easy-to-use technologies such as Zoom. She treats various problems, including depression, loneliness, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, attachment problems, borderline personality disorder, anger and pain. She also treats alcohol problems and addictions. Dr. Burwell specializes in treating trauma, abuse and neglect, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex post-traumatic stress disorder.


Dr. Burwell treats adults (19 years of age or older). And she strongly supports people with diverse backgrounds and from marginalized communities. Her treatment services combine best available research with extensive clinical experience and encompass acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, emotion-focused therapy and interpersonal therapy.


With close ties to Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, Dr. Burwell’s home away from home is Nova Scotia, including a year working with Dartmouth’s Community Mental Health and Addictions team.


Dr. Burwell is a licensed psychologist registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology. She works with clients from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. For a copy of Dr. Burwell’s CV, click here.