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Dr. Ivy-Lee Kehayes, R.Psych. (she/her)



Clinical Expertise

Dr. Kehayes works with adults (ages 18+ years) experiencing: eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, binge eating disorder, food avoidances and difficulties); and body image issues (body dysmorphic disorder, poor body image); anxiety disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder); posttraumatic stress disorder; and depression, as well as other psychological conditions and concerns (e.g., emotional difficulties, perfectionism, procrastination and low self-esteem).

Education, Clinical Training & Experience

  • Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Clinical Psychology, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS)

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), First Class Honours in Psychology, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS) 

  • Clinical Psychology Residency completed at the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium (London, ON)

  • Clinical training completed at Community Mental Health Services, Connections Halifax/Dartmouth, and the Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment Program of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (Halifax, NS)


Current Activities & Memberships

  • Registered Psychologist (R1086), Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology

  • Member, Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies

  • Member, Canadian Psychological Association 

  • Member, Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia


Selected Publications

  • Kehayes, I. L., Mackinnon, S. P., Sherry, S. B., Leonard, K. E., & Stewart, S. H. (2021). The influence of drinking buddies: A longitudinal investigation of drinking motivations and drinking behaviors in emerging adults. Substance Use and Misuse, 56, 286-296.

  • Kehayes, I. L., & Mackinnon, S. P. (2019). Investigating the relationship between perfectionistic self-presentation and social anxiety using daily diary methods: A replication. Collabra: Psychology, 5, 33.

  • Kehayes, I. L., Smith, M. M., Sherry, S. B., Vidovic, V., & Saklofske, D. (2019). Are perfectionism dimensions risk factors for bulimic symptoms? A meta-analysis of 12 longitudinal studies. Personality and Individual Differences, 138, 117-125.

  • Kehayes, I. L., Hudson, A., Thompson, K., Wekerle, C., Stuart, H., Dobson, K., Krupa, T. and Stewart. S. (2018). The consequences of alcohol-involved sexual victimization in male and female college students.  Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 37, 127-143.

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