Host: Dr. Cheryl Aubie, PhD, RPsych
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3K
"Wavelength Psychotherapy offers two-day intensive Emotion Focused Family Therapy workshops. These workshops offer an opportunity for parents and caregivers of individuals struggling with mental health issues, regardless of their age. Through education, demonstration and skills practice, parents and caregivers will ..."
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Halifax, NS B3K
"Wavelength Psychotherapy offers two-day intensive Emotion Focused Family Therapy workshops. These workshops offer an opportunity for parents and caregivers of individuals struggling with mental health issues, regardless of their age. Through education, demonstration and skills practice, parents and caregivers will ..."
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Host: Dr. S Gerald Hann, MA, DEd, PSYCH
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3H
"We offer anxiety resiliency groups for children 4 to 16 years. Our program addresses the cognitive, physiological and behavioral processes that are known to interact in development, maintenance and experience of anxiety. The program is proven to help children reduce ..."
(902) 903-2249
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Halifax, NS B3H
"We offer anxiety resiliency groups for children 4 to 16 years. Our program addresses the cognitive, physiological and behavioral processes that are known to interact in development, maintenance and experience of anxiety. The program is proven to help children reduce ..."
Host: Ms. Maya Sloan, MSc, MEd, RCT-C
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3L
"Teens who stutter almost always feel isolated as they do not know anyone else that stutters. It feels so much better to meet others who stutter! With fun activities we share our experience, practice fluent speaking, work toward accepting ourselves, ..."
(902) 700-7652
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Halifax, NS B3L
"Teens who stutter almost always feel isolated as they do not know anyone else that stutters. It feels so much better to meet others who stutter! With fun activities we share our experience, practice fluent speaking, work toward accepting ourselves, ..."
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Host: Ms. Aimee Poole, BAPsy, MFCS, GSC, CRLC
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3M
"10 week seminar taught by a certified grief counselor and registered social worker, 19 step evidence based seminar based on Dr. Bruce Fishers over 1 million copies sold book and designed seminar. For individuals who have experienced a: death of ..."
(902) 906-2829
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Halifax, NS B3M
"10 week seminar taught by a certified grief counselor and registered social worker, 19 step evidence based seminar based on Dr. Bruce Fishers over 1 million copies sold book and designed seminar. For individuals who have experienced a: death of ..."
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Host: Dr. Robyn McClure, PhD
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3J
"The executive functioning intervention is available to late high school and post-secondary students. Executive functioning is subdivided into multiple, diverse skills, namely, working memory (updating), shifting (cognitive flexibility), and inhibition (ability to “put on the breaks”). Executive functioning skills play ..."
(902) 903-3316
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Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3J
"The executive functioning intervention is available to late high school and post-secondary students. Executive functioning is subdivided into multiple, diverse skills, namely, working memory (updating), shifting (cognitive flexibility), and inhibition (ability to “put on the breaks”). Executive functioning skills play ..."
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Host: Dr. Timothy R Walker, PhD, CCC, NSRCT
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3H
"Beginning with contemplative and mindfulness practices we prepare the ground for healing circle practice. Speaking from our truth, both from our brokenness and our wholeness, we discover our healing intentions. Listening to others around the circle with patience and compassion, ..."
(866) 653-8758
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Halifax, NS B3H
"Beginning with contemplative and mindfulness practices we prepare the ground for healing circle practice. Speaking from our truth, both from our brokenness and our wholeness, we discover our healing intentions. Listening to others around the circle with patience and compassion, ..."
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Host: Ms. Aimee Poole, BAPsy, MFCS, GSC, CRLC
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3M
"Do you want to make sure your marriage lasts forever? This course will challenge you, ask life questions, prepare you "for better or for worse"... set you up for success and LOVE! Getting engaged is exciting, but getting divorced years ..."
(902) 906-2829
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Halifax, NS B3M
"Do you want to make sure your marriage lasts forever? This course will challenge you, ask life questions, prepare you "for better or for worse"... set you up for success and LOVE! Getting engaged is exciting, but getting divorced years ..."
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Host: Ms. Ruth Downie, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT-C, CCC
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3K
"A group therapy providing coping strategies to manage the more annoying aspects of the menopause experience. With an emphasis on non medication methods of reducing the impact of menopause on daily life. Group provides peer support as well as information. ..."
(902) 909-5655
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Halifax, NS B3K
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"A group therapy providing coping strategies to manage the more annoying aspects of the menopause experience. With an emphasis on non medication methods of reducing the impact of menopause on daily life. Group provides peer support as well as information. ..."
Host: Ms. Kayla Breelove Carter, LCT, CT, Nu Psy, RCT, CCC
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3K
"Racial trauma profoundly affects racialized bodies, this includes intergenerational and historical traumatization. This creates an overwhelming feeling, it reminds most of us, every day, that as racialized people, we live in a system (society, process, interactions, engagement), that was not ..."
(902) 500-6172
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Halifax, NS B3K
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"Racial trauma profoundly affects racialized bodies, this includes intergenerational and historical traumatization. This creates an overwhelming feeling, it reminds most of us, every day, that as racialized people, we live in a system (society, process, interactions, engagement), that was not ..."
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Host: Erin Montgomery, MEd, MTA, FAMI, CCC, RCT
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3K
"A ten-week group for women 25 yrs & older. Provides education, and recovery & resiliency skills for adult survivors of trauma. The group will help you understand the many different thoughts, feelings and symptoms you may have as an adult ..."
(902) 448-2138
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Halifax, NS B3K
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"A ten-week group for women 25 yrs & older. Provides education, and recovery & resiliency skills for adult survivors of trauma. The group will help you understand the many different thoughts, feelings and symptoms you may have as an adult ..."
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Host: Erin Montgomery, MEd, MTA, FAMI, CCC, RCT
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3K
"This group focuses on resource-oriented receptive music listening experiences and group processing for those who have trauma & dissociation. Please note: this group is currently full for Fall 2019. "
(902) 448-2138
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Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3K
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"This group focuses on resource-oriented receptive music listening experiences and group processing for those who have trauma & dissociation. Please note: this group is currently full for Fall 2019. "
Photo of Ruth Downie, Counsellor
Host: Ms. Ruth Downie, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT-C, CCC
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3K
"This group is for those who are entering a transition associated with aging which may include empty nest, retirement, coping with the common experiences of aging such as physical decline and changing roles within the family and in broader society. ..."
(902) 909-5655
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Halifax, NS B3K
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"This group is for those who are entering a transition associated with aging which may include empty nest, retirement, coping with the common experiences of aging such as physical decline and changing roles within the family and in broader society. ..."
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Host: Ms. Ruth Downie, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT-C, CCC
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3H
"This is a group which encourages therapeutic lifestyle changes in eight key areas to improve overall health. The emphasis is on changes which are prescriptive not prohibitive. Group members will have access to resources supporting lifestyle changes not limited to ..."
(902) 909-5655
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Halifax, NS B3H
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"This is a group which encourages therapeutic lifestyle changes in eight key areas to improve overall health. The emphasis is on changes which are prescriptive not prohibitive. Group members will have access to resources supporting lifestyle changes not limited to ..."
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Host: Ms. Judith Singer Bates, MSW
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3K
"A group for mental health professionals who desire to better understand their patients as well as their work. We work together to combine theory and technique in ways that resolve both the patient's and the therapist's resistance to change and ..."
(902) 901-5250
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Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3K
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"A group for mental health professionals who desire to better understand their patients as well as their work. We work together to combine theory and technique in ways that resolve both the patient's and the therapist's resistance to change and ..."
Photo of Judith Singer Bates, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Judith Singer Bates, MSW
Group meets in:
Halifax, NS B3K
"This group is a group for women who are thinking of retiring or have retired and are concerned about the changes that are or will be forthcoming. Our work has been our identity, has consumed most of our waking hours. ..."
(902) 901-5250
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Halifax, NS B3K
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"This group is a group for women who are thinking of retiring or have retired and are concerned about the changes that are or will be forthcoming. Our work has been our identity, has consumed most of our waking hours. ..."

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What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Halifax Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Halifax is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counsellor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Halifax are usually facilitated by a therapist or counsellor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Halifax allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Halifax can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.