Erica Thomson

Registered Psychologist

Erica Thomson, M.Ed., Registered Psychologist


As a registered psychologist who has worked in school settings, Ms. Erica Thomson brings a wealth of experience to her practice. She has provided assessments and consultations since 2017. Ms. Thomson holds a Master’s of Education, and her research on adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is earning her a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. Her research was awarded a prestigious national scholarship. Though originally from Saskatchewan, her love of the East Coast lifestyle brings her frequently to Nova Scotia.


Ms. Thomson believes in a person-centered approach. Warm and kind, she connects with her clients. By building a trusting relationship, she sees the person behind the diagnosis. With compassion, she encourages clients to share their stories with her. She engages her expertise to help clients achieve self-understanding. Ms. Thomson celebrates neurodiversity and, through diagnosis, gives her clients tools to create a more fulfilling life.


Ms. Thomson specializes in identifying thoughts and behaviours that hold her clients back from achieving their goals, whether at school, work or in their relationships. She understands how frustrating it is to be working hard, but not seeing results. She gets how overwhelming it is to be stuck when you have many things to do and assignments to complete. She knows a thorough assessment is often a first step toward learning to prioritize, organize, plan and become more efficient.


While it impacts home-life, ADHD often presents a major problem at school. Trouble staying still, focusing and controlling impulsive behaviours are symptoms of ADHD that hinder a student’s learning. Who better to understand classroom struggles than someone who has worked in a classroom? Ms. Thomson assesses ADHD, as well as other school-related issues like developmental delays, disability, executive functioning challenges, intellectual disabilities and learning disorders. She also assesses giftedness, understanding that lack of intellectual stimulation can lead to many difficulties.


Ms. Thomson also helps clients whose emotional and mental wellbeing is suffering. Addiction and depression can take over all areas of life, affecting mood, relationships and behaviour. If her clients are not feeling like themselves, Ms. Thomson is there. She acts as a guide, walking beside her clients as she assesses them and recommends treatments. Friends and loved ones are great supports, but sometimes you need an expert to lead the way.


She is very experienced in working with children and adolescents. Ms. Thomson has worked for school divisions and knows how to meet the needs of students from kindergarten through grade twelve. She has also worked as a lecturer at a university (teaching graduate-level neuropsychology) and knows how to meet the assessment needs of adults. Ms. Thomson helps her clients lead happier, healthier lives no matter their age or problems.


At CRUX, Ms. Thomson provides assessments to children (5 to 11 years of age), adolescents (12 to 18 years of age) and adults (19 years of age or older) both in-person and online through easy-to-use technologies like Zoom. Ms. Thomson is a licensed psychologist registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (courtesy register) and Saskatchewan College of Psychologists. Psychologists who are fully registered in other Canadian jurisdictions (such as Saskatchewan) can provide online services to residents of other provinces. Ms. Thomson works with clients from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. For a copy of Ms. Thomson’s CV, click here.