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Jenn Smith Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer support to women experiencing symptoms from trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. If you are finding times of transition (marriage/divorce/empty nest/peri-menopause/menopause) challenging or you are feeling stuck, lonely or unfulfilled, then I welcome the chance to listen and support you in moving forward. Together, we can look at issues and choose the tools/techniques that will cause healthy change and balance.
I offer support to women experiencing symptoms from trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. If you are finding times of transition (marriage/divorce/empty nest/peri-menopause/menopause) challenging or you are feeling stuck, lonely or unfulfilled, then I welcome the chance to listen and support you in moving forward. Together, we can look at issues and choose the tools/techniques that will cause healthy change and balance.
(902) 907-5430 View (902) 907-5430
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Dan Kevin Diggins
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middleton, NS B0S
Currently accepting new clients. I work with adolescent and adult clients who are dealing with negative emotions or conflicts and are ready to feel better and live a more meaningful life. Seeking out the right counsellor is an important step, requiring courage and trust. I honour your willingness to embrace vulnerability and honesty and I will ensure that you find the support and solutions you are seeking.
Currently accepting new clients. I work with adolescent and adult clients who are dealing with negative emotions or conflicts and are ready to feel better and live a more meaningful life. Seeking out the right counsellor is an important step, requiring courage and trust. I honour your willingness to embrace vulnerability and honesty and I will ensure that you find the support and solutions you are seeking.
(782) 825-5135 View (782) 825-5135
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Annapolis Art Therapy
Counsellor, BA, DTATI, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Art Therapy aids people develop tactile and kinesthetic awareness; develop fine and gross motor skills; build self-esteem; promote self-expression; develop self-communication and interpersonal skills; enhance sensory integration/processing experiences; develop self-regulation skills; promote cognitive/problem-solving skills; enhance health and well-being; develop self-mastery, empowerment, and assertiveness skills and; increases sense of independence. Everyone can participate in art therapy. No artistic experience or ability is required. All you need is a desire to make art and explore using a variety
Art Therapy aids people develop tactile and kinesthetic awareness; develop fine and gross motor skills; build self-esteem; promote self-expression; develop self-communication and interpersonal skills; enhance sensory integration/processing experiences; develop self-regulation skills; promote cognitive/problem-solving skills; enhance health and well-being; develop self-mastery, empowerment, and assertiveness skills and; increases sense of independence. Everyone can participate in art therapy. No artistic experience or ability is required. All you need is a desire to make art and explore using a variety
(782) 821-3674 View (782) 821-3674
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Nika Peters
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, AT, DWheat
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgetown, NS B0S
I am an art therapist who works with children, teens and adults. I continuously marvel at the wisdom of the body and bring an embodiment/mindfulness focus into my practice. My practice is queer affirming, trauma informed, abolitionist, and integrative. Together we can integrate stressful life experiences and challenging emotions, cultivate self-compassion and inner-knowing, and foster connection and belonging. I am available for online as well as in-person in my studio in the Annapolis Valley. Online art therapy can be a great fit for people who live farther away.
I am an art therapist who works with children, teens and adults. I continuously marvel at the wisdom of the body and bring an embodiment/mindfulness focus into my practice. My practice is queer affirming, trauma informed, abolitionist, and integrative. Together we can integrate stressful life experiences and challenging emotions, cultivate self-compassion and inner-knowing, and foster connection and belonging. I am available for online as well as in-person in my studio in the Annapolis Valley. Online art therapy can be a great fit for people who live farther away.
(902) 909-2311 View (902) 909-2311
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Amy Rubin
Counsellor, MA, RCT, CCC, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be a lot, and we don’t get to skip over the rough parts. It might be an especially stressful time, or old issues and patterns might be holding us back. Sometimes it’s from moving through systems that cause harm. And sometimes we just get tired, and need someone in our corner. It can help to talk to someone who's not directly involved for support, insight, and a safe place to unpack it all. The longer I do this, the more I feel “mental health” isn’t quite the right term… it’s often physical, or spiritual, or cultural. The good news is we can start wherever you are. We can talk, move, go outside, or just feel what’s there.
Life can be a lot, and we don’t get to skip over the rough parts. It might be an especially stressful time, or old issues and patterns might be holding us back. Sometimes it’s from moving through systems that cause harm. And sometimes we just get tired, and need someone in our corner. It can help to talk to someone who's not directly involved for support, insight, and a safe place to unpack it all. The longer I do this, the more I feel “mental health” isn’t quite the right term… it’s often physical, or spiritual, or cultural. The good news is we can start wherever you are. We can talk, move, go outside, or just feel what’s there.
(902) 907-3006 View (902) 907-3006
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Donna Raxlen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Clinical Therapist working with families and children, age 5-10. As school begins many issues kids put aside for their summer begin to resurface - peer pressures, bullying, learning issues, and self esteem. Children are often dealing with parental separation, divorce, remarriage and family deaths. Social media is a mixed blessing bringing children into contact with adult worlds - floods, wild fires, rising costs of everyday living; when we adults are concerned, our children are affected. No surprise, they are now experiencing high levels of anxiety, leading to moodiness, defiance, poor sleep and school problems.
I am a Clinical Therapist working with families and children, age 5-10. As school begins many issues kids put aside for their summer begin to resurface - peer pressures, bullying, learning issues, and self esteem. Children are often dealing with parental separation, divorce, remarriage and family deaths. Social media is a mixed blessing bringing children into contact with adult worlds - floods, wild fires, rising costs of everyday living; when we adults are concerned, our children are affected. No surprise, they are now experiencing high levels of anxiety, leading to moodiness, defiance, poor sleep and school problems.
(902) 912-5379 View (902) 912-5379
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Sara Adams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA/MEd, RYT
Verified Verified
Middleton, NS B0S
Not accepting new clients
People seeking support in navigating emotions, experiences, life transitions, or career planning—desiring a safe space for self-discovery. Proficient in English and French, I offer services in either language. Whether grappling with stress, trauma, personal growth, or diverse life challenges, clients value inclusivity and cultural sensitivity. Together, we explore these aspects, fostering resilience and emotional well-being
People seeking support in navigating emotions, experiences, life transitions, or career planning—desiring a safe space for self-discovery. Proficient in English and French, I offer services in either language. Whether grappling with stress, trauma, personal growth, or diverse life challenges, clients value inclusivity and cultural sensitivity. Together, we explore these aspects, fostering resilience and emotional well-being
(782) 201-3840 View (782) 201-3840
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Whitney 'chalace' Slipp
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Bridgetown, NS B0S
By creating a supportive and relaxed environment through the therapeutic dynamic I supoort mt clients in their therapeutic process and collaborate with folks who are polyamorous, kink-centered, neurodivergent, LGBTQIA2S+ and within the disability community. I have a strength-based approach and encourage my clients to gently unravel parts of themselves through somatic interventions, talk therapy and psychotherapy while supporting clients to understand themselves more deeply. With a creative background I feel best suited with folks who are open to a playful and mindful approach to their healing journey.
By creating a supportive and relaxed environment through the therapeutic dynamic I supoort mt clients in their therapeutic process and collaborate with folks who are polyamorous, kink-centered, neurodivergent, LGBTQIA2S+ and within the disability community. I have a strength-based approach and encourage my clients to gently unravel parts of themselves through somatic interventions, talk therapy and psychotherapy while supporting clients to understand themselves more deeply. With a creative background I feel best suited with folks who are open to a playful and mindful approach to their healing journey.
(902) 710-6077 View (902) 710-6077
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Nigel Tinker
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
You struggle with thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations, and urges that negatively affect relationships, work, school, and other aspects of life. At times you feel stuck dealing with the the same difficulties over and over. In therapy you want to feel heard, understood, and respected. You want work on the topics and goals most important to you. Regardless of the situation or challenge, I believe in your potential to live well, and as a collaborative, trauma-informed, and strengths-oriented therapist, I can help you struggle less with life's difficulties and spend more time being the person you want to be.
You struggle with thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations, and urges that negatively affect relationships, work, school, and other aspects of life. At times you feel stuck dealing with the the same difficulties over and over. In therapy you want to feel heard, understood, and respected. You want work on the topics and goals most important to you. Regardless of the situation or challenge, I believe in your potential to live well, and as a collaborative, trauma-informed, and strengths-oriented therapist, I can help you struggle less with life's difficulties and spend more time being the person you want to be.
(902) 909-2691 View (902) 909-2691
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Diverse Roots Therapy
Counsellor, RCT, MSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bridgetown, NS B0S
We are a group of RCTs (Registered Counselling Therapists), RCT-Cs (Registered Counselling Therapist Candidates), Social Workers and students completing practicum placements, all with a passion to serve the LGBTQIA2S+ community. More info can be found at: www.diverserootstherapy.com.
We are a group of RCTs (Registered Counselling Therapists), RCT-Cs (Registered Counselling Therapist Candidates), Social Workers and students completing practicum placements, all with a passion to serve the LGBTQIA2S+ community. More info can be found at: www.diverserootstherapy.com.
(902) 901-5692 View (902) 901-5692
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Dr. Laura Scallion
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Dr. Scallion works with adults (19+) with a range of mental health difficulties including insomnia, anxiety disorders, stress, relationship difficulties, PTSD, and low mood/depression.
Dr. Scallion works with adults (19+) with a range of mental health difficulties including insomnia, anxiety disorders, stress, relationship difficulties, PTSD, and low mood/depression.
(782) 800-5374 View (782) 800-5374
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Victoria Flemming (Psychotherapy For You Nova Scotia)
Counsellor, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornwallis, NS B0S  (Online Only)
My name is Victoria and I appreciate you considering working with me. I am a compassionate and dedicated Registered Counselling Therapist–Candidate (RCT-C) based out of beautiful Nova Scotia. I believe in the power of whole body wellness and the connection between body, mind and soul.I hold a BA in Psychology and Criminology from Saint Mary’s University and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville. I have always been passionate about self-discovery and would be honoured to work with you if you’re struggling with grief, stress, anxiety, panic, depression, communication, interpersonal relationships, workplace stress,
My name is Victoria and I appreciate you considering working with me. I am a compassionate and dedicated Registered Counselling Therapist–Candidate (RCT-C) based out of beautiful Nova Scotia. I believe in the power of whole body wellness and the connection between body, mind and soul.I hold a BA in Psychology and Criminology from Saint Mary’s University and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville. I have always been passionate about self-discovery and would be honoured to work with you if you’re struggling with grief, stress, anxiety, panic, depression, communication, interpersonal relationships, workplace stress,
(902) 906-9884 View (902) 906-9884
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Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Accepting new adult clients. I integrate lived experiences of self and others with educational insights, employing relevant evidence-based methods to form the core of my practice. Committed to client-driven, strength-based therapy, I collaborate closely to customize approaches that transcend traditional talk-therapy, and can incorporate a more pragmatic focus. My inclusive approach caters to adults navigating diverse intersections of identity, encompassing culture, religiosity, gender, communication, disability, and socioeconomic factors. Operating from a non-judgmental, anti-ableist, neurodiversity, and gender-affirming stance.
Accepting new adult clients. I integrate lived experiences of self and others with educational insights, employing relevant evidence-based methods to form the core of my practice. Committed to client-driven, strength-based therapy, I collaborate closely to customize approaches that transcend traditional talk-therapy, and can incorporate a more pragmatic focus. My inclusive approach caters to adults navigating diverse intersections of identity, encompassing culture, religiosity, gender, communication, disability, and socioeconomic factors. Operating from a non-judgmental, anti-ableist, neurodiversity, and gender-affirming stance.
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Azra Poe
Counsellor, RCT-C, MA
Verified Verified
Bridgetown, NS B0S  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone has inner wisdom which can lead them towards healing. Can I help you learn to trust yourself enough to make space for your pain, shame, grief, sadness, joy, and love to be felt and explored? By being curious about your resistance to feeling, we can process and digest it. I am trained as a somatic, relational, and trauma therapist, and I can help you understand the unique ways you learned to resist or avoid parts of yourself as a way of protection. I believe that human connection is an essential part of the healing process and I prioritize my role as a human first and as a therapist second.
I believe that everyone has inner wisdom which can lead them towards healing. Can I help you learn to trust yourself enough to make space for your pain, shame, grief, sadness, joy, and love to be felt and explored? By being curious about your resistance to feeling, we can process and digest it. I am trained as a somatic, relational, and trauma therapist, and I can help you understand the unique ways you learned to resist or avoid parts of yourself as a way of protection. I believe that human connection is an essential part of the healing process and I prioritize my role as a human first and as a therapist second.
(902) 601-0099 View (902) 601-0099
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Jenny Thibault
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S  (Online Only)
Feeling seen and heard are important when facing concerns of substance use, worry, anxiety, low motivation or feeling weighed down. Maybe you have a loved one with these struggles and want to build skills to help them. Recovery from mental health concerns looks different for everyone, and however it looks to you, is what I want to help you achieve. I use evidence based interventions and care pathways to guide treatment and achieve desired outcomes.
Feeling seen and heard are important when facing concerns of substance use, worry, anxiety, low motivation or feeling weighed down. Maybe you have a loved one with these struggles and want to build skills to help them. Recovery from mental health concerns looks different for everyone, and however it looks to you, is what I want to help you achieve. I use evidence based interventions and care pathways to guide treatment and achieve desired outcomes.
(782) 822-5165 View (782) 822-5165

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Number of Counsellors in B0S

10+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in B0S who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
87% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Self Esteem
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Blue Cross
50% Medavie Blue Cross
50% Veterans Affairs Canada

How Counsellors in B0S see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

61% Female
26% Non-Binary
13% Male
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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.