250 Baker Drive, Suite 222
Dartmouth, NS
B2W 6L4

About Us

 Brightside Integrated Health is here to help

With nearly 20 years of experience, Brian MacAulay has a varied background working with individuals, couples, youth, and families providing support in such areas as: general stress, anxiety, and depression, domestic violence, physical injury and disability, grief and loss, family counselling, crisis counselling, abuse and trauma.

Brian truly believes in a holistic approach to health, which is why he built a team of highly experienced professionals to form Brightside Integrated Health … with the goal of improving your mental, emotional and physical well-being.

Brian is here to support you through change with a compassionate approach. An active listener, he’s not afraid to give homework when it promotes your personal growth in between our sessions. While counselling – and change in general – can be tough and emotionally exhausting at times, Brian holds a safe space for you to be yourself and tell your story.

Helping First Responders

He has firsthand experience working closely with First Responders. If you have worked on the front lines as a paramedic, firefighter, member of the military or police and are seeking counselling, please reach out. We can work through past trauma in the line of duty, including PTSD. Brian has provided assessments for the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs and is able to provide assessments for various courts in Nova Scotia.

Confronting Crisis

If you need immediate assistance, please call the Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line. To access this service during a mental health crisis, call 902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167. This service is free and available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


  • Years of Experience: 20 Years
  • Bachelor of General Studies (University of Calgary)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (University of Calgary)
  • Masters of Social Work (Dalhousie University)
  • Former Manager of Counselling for Saint Mary’s University
  • Former Provincial Clinical Lead, Case Management and Social Work for Department of Justice, Correctional Services

Additional Credentials & Recognition

  • Mental Health Team Lead for the North American Indigenous Games (Summer 2023)
  • Executive Directors Award for Innovation 2019 (Department of Justice)
  • Presenter at the National Conference on Correctional Health Care (2019)
  • Presenter at the Canadian Domestic Violence Conference (2015)
  • Presenter at the Caribbean Conference on Domestic Violence and Gender Equality (2013)


  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence

Client Focus

  • Teens
  • Adults

Types of Therapy

  • Narrative
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focused
  • Trauma Focused

Cancellation Policy

If you book an appointment and then cancel it less than 24 hours before the scheduled appointment, you will be charged the full fee for the session. If you cancel the appointment more than 24 hours in advance, there will be no charge.