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Gillian Ann O'Brien
Counsellor, MACP, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
My ideal client is at the bottom of their “to do” list. They are overworked and pushing themselves beyond capacity. They are likely suffering from symptoms of burnout, stress, anxiety and/or depression. These clients often struggle to understand their own needs because they have neglected themselves, and their mental health for far too long.
My ideal client is at the bottom of their “to do” list. They are overworked and pushing themselves beyond capacity. They are likely suffering from symptoms of burnout, stress, anxiety and/or depression. These clients often struggle to understand their own needs because they have neglected themselves, and their mental health for far too long.
(782) 201-1360 View (782) 201-1360
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Mercedes Ruiz
Counsellor, MA, RCT, CH
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
I support your healing process with a variety of techniques, using the one that best works for you. My approach is to meet you where you are at currently and help you get to where you want to be! I have extensive experience working with people that live with anxiety, depression and trauma throughout their lifetime; including pre and postnatally. I also have extensive experience supporting clients with relationship conflicts, adjusting to life changes, stress management, sexual orientation, fertility, family concerns and personal growth.
I support your healing process with a variety of techniques, using the one that best works for you. My approach is to meet you where you are at currently and help you get to where you want to be! I have extensive experience working with people that live with anxiety, depression and trauma throughout their lifetime; including pre and postnatally. I also have extensive experience supporting clients with relationship conflicts, adjusting to life changes, stress management, sexual orientation, fertility, family concerns and personal growth.
(782) 821-3415 View (782) 821-3415
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Melyssa Wood
Counsellor, MA, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
I work with adults and older teens, including individuals and relationships, who feel overwhelmed with stress or anxiety, are lacking motivation, and perhaps even feel stuck and are not sure where to turn for support. Many of my clients have experienced anxiety, depression or issues in their relationships. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them identify the issues and areas that are keeping them stuck. Considering your unique needs and goals, we will create a plan to help you recover feelings of wellbeing and wholeness, and feel more fulfilled in your life.
I work with adults and older teens, including individuals and relationships, who feel overwhelmed with stress or anxiety, are lacking motivation, and perhaps even feel stuck and are not sure where to turn for support. Many of my clients have experienced anxiety, depression or issues in their relationships. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them identify the issues and areas that are keeping them stuck. Considering your unique needs and goals, we will create a plan to help you recover feelings of wellbeing and wholeness, and feel more fulfilled in your life.
(782) 823-3156 View (782) 823-3156
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Meghan Lawlor
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
I'm excited to welcome couples and individuals over the age of 16 who are seeking support with a variety of challenges. If you're dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, burnout, issues in your relationships, or the weight of work-related stress, I'm here to help you navigate these issues. Your struggles do not define you, but they are a part of your unique journey, and I am here to support you through them.
I'm excited to welcome couples and individuals over the age of 16 who are seeking support with a variety of challenges. If you're dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, burnout, issues in your relationships, or the weight of work-related stress, I'm here to help you navigate these issues. Your struggles do not define you, but they are a part of your unique journey, and I am here to support you through them.
(782) 201-0205 View (782) 201-0205
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Samantha Garland
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Do you often feel burnt out? Lacking motivation related to school or work? Feeling as though your friends are moving through their lives at a different pace? Do you feel stuck, and unsure of how to get moving again? Let’s explore those feelings together. I offer support to individuals 14 years and older who are experiencing difficulties with but not limited to: life transitions, relationships, anxiety, ADHD, and stress/burnout. I have a particular interest in supporting post-secondary students at all stages of their education, I offer executive functioning coaching as well.
Do you often feel burnt out? Lacking motivation related to school or work? Feeling as though your friends are moving through their lives at a different pace? Do you feel stuck, and unsure of how to get moving again? Let’s explore those feelings together. I offer support to individuals 14 years and older who are experiencing difficulties with but not limited to: life transitions, relationships, anxiety, ADHD, and stress/burnout. I have a particular interest in supporting post-secondary students at all stages of their education, I offer executive functioning coaching as well.
(782) 400-6027 View (782) 400-6027
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Deandrea McIntosh
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
I work with teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling with things like anxiety, depression, perfectionism, people pleasing, relationship issues, and more. We often need help navigating this ever-changing world, and I'm looking forward to navigating it with you! If you’ve been struggling and are ready for counselling, I’m here to help support you on your journey to mental wellbeing!
I work with teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling with things like anxiety, depression, perfectionism, people pleasing, relationship issues, and more. We often need help navigating this ever-changing world, and I'm looking forward to navigating it with you! If you’ve been struggling and are ready for counselling, I’m here to help support you on your journey to mental wellbeing!
(782) 222-1018 View (782) 222-1018
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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
(778) 403-4873 View (778) 403-4873
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Samantha Sarty
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RN
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Hello! I am a very specialized therapist: my focus is helping people heal from tragic and traumatic experiences. There's no situation that is too big or too small, I am here to help. I work together with my clients to identify the root cause of their symptoms, develop tools for healing the nervous system, and emotionally process trauma. I work intensively with clients using EMDR, an evidence-based trauma therapy. Working intensively (3-4 hours over 1-3 days) can help speed up progress due to avoiding the start/stop of traditional therapy and increased focus, making it my preferred model - it can be incredibly powerful to witness!
Hello! I am a very specialized therapist: my focus is helping people heal from tragic and traumatic experiences. There's no situation that is too big or too small, I am here to help. I work together with my clients to identify the root cause of their symptoms, develop tools for healing the nervous system, and emotionally process trauma. I work intensively with clients using EMDR, an evidence-based trauma therapy. Working intensively (3-4 hours over 1-3 days) can help speed up progress due to avoiding the start/stop of traditional therapy and increased focus, making it my preferred model - it can be incredibly powerful to witness!
(782) 201-4106 View (782) 201-4106
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Gabrielle Louisette Macdonald
Psychiatric Nurse, RN
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Life is hard. We all need people to support us and help us get through those tough times. I would love to be part of the journey with you. Humans are complex and diverse: we all have unique needs and challenges. Sometimes the biggest challenge is finding how things work best and where you want to focus as you move forward. I would love to help you to find your way back on the path and get you back to being your best self again. <3
Life is hard. We all need people to support us and help us get through those tough times. I would love to be part of the journey with you. Humans are complex and diverse: we all have unique needs and challenges. Sometimes the biggest challenge is finding how things work best and where you want to focus as you move forward. I would love to help you to find your way back on the path and get you back to being your best self again. <3
(782) 824-4074 View (782) 824-4074
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Lauren Mackintosh
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Not accepting new clients
Avail. Evenings Mon & Tues. Sometimes in life, we just need additional support. I offer sessions to adolescents, adults & couples going through a variety of issues. We will often identify difficulties in interpersonal relationships (romantic, familial, work or otherwise) that may be causing distress. Challenging relationships can take a toll on our mental health and well-being. Some topics addressed include boundaries, attachment, and communication. I have an easygoing and supportive approach and believe you know yourself best. I encourage open communication throughout treatment on what is working & what's not working for you!
Avail. Evenings Mon & Tues. Sometimes in life, we just need additional support. I offer sessions to adolescents, adults & couples going through a variety of issues. We will often identify difficulties in interpersonal relationships (romantic, familial, work or otherwise) that may be causing distress. Challenging relationships can take a toll on our mental health and well-being. Some topics addressed include boundaries, attachment, and communication. I have an easygoing and supportive approach and believe you know yourself best. I encourage open communication throughout treatment on what is working & what's not working for you!
(782) 492-0214 View (782) 492-0214
Photo of Brian MacAulay, Registered Social Worker in B2W, NS
Brian MacAulay
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Through counselling, we can carefully examine each challenge, evaluating and better understanding how you got to where you are. Through this exploration, we will discover the strengths and identify coping mechanisms you have developed along the way in order to deal with your challenges.
Through counselling, we can carefully examine each challenge, evaluating and better understanding how you got to where you are. Through this exploration, we will discover the strengths and identify coping mechanisms you have developed along the way in order to deal with your challenges.
(782) 800-0819 View (782) 800-0819
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Savannah Champagne
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Everyone’s journey to overall wellness will be unique. My goal is always to provide a warm, safe, supportive space for my clients, so you feel comfortable navigating your own journey of growth and self-discovery. I support teens, adults, and couples, who struggle with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and more. I aim to provide judgment-free support while we navigate your unique journey together.
Everyone’s journey to overall wellness will be unique. My goal is always to provide a warm, safe, supportive space for my clients, so you feel comfortable navigating your own journey of growth and self-discovery. I support teens, adults, and couples, who struggle with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and more. I aim to provide judgment-free support while we navigate your unique journey together.
(782) 820-4080 View (782) 820-4080
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Bruce Lumley
CCh
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W  (Online Only)
Many people describe a feeling of being stuck in their lives. Limiting subconscious core beliefs and habitual thinking are what holds most back from living the life they want. Whether personal or business, I can help you to make the positive changes in yourself so that you can be free and move forward, whether that means stopping a destructive habit, or charting a new course in life.
Many people describe a feeling of being stuck in their lives. Limiting subconscious core beliefs and habitual thinking are what holds most back from living the life they want. Whether personal or business, I can help you to make the positive changes in yourself so that you can be free and move forward, whether that means stopping a destructive habit, or charting a new course in life.
(782) 312-1123 View (782) 312-1123
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Insight Wellness and Research Consulting
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Are you someone who's looking for a supportive hand in managing stress, coping with life changes, and boosting your overall well-being? Maybe you're seeking a place where you can freely explore your emotions without fear of judgment, where you can develop strategies to handle things better and grow personally. I would love to connect with you.
Are you someone who's looking for a supportive hand in managing stress, coping with life changes, and boosting your overall well-being? Maybe you're seeking a place where you can freely explore your emotions without fear of judgment, where you can develop strategies to handle things better and grow personally. I would love to connect with you.
(782) 820-4257 View (782) 820-4257
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The Perinatal Wellness Centre
Counsellor, RCT, MTA, CH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
We support you with individual & group perinatal counselling. There’s so much joy and wonder as you prepare to bring your new baby home. But the truth is, it’s not always bubbly feelings for everyone. From steep swings in hormones, fatigue, physical & lifestyle changes, and serious shifts in your relationships, it can take a real toll on your mental wellbeing. Your mental health from trying to conceive through your pregnancy and postpartum period can be met with resistance as you enter into many unknowns and while many folks experience feelings of excitement during this time, feelings of anxiety or depression may also be prevalent.
We support you with individual & group perinatal counselling. There’s so much joy and wonder as you prepare to bring your new baby home. But the truth is, it’s not always bubbly feelings for everyone. From steep swings in hormones, fatigue, physical & lifestyle changes, and serious shifts in your relationships, it can take a real toll on your mental wellbeing. Your mental health from trying to conceive through your pregnancy and postpartum period can be met with resistance as you enter into many unknowns and while many folks experience feelings of excitement during this time, feelings of anxiety or depression may also be prevalent.
(782) 400-0613 View (782) 400-0613
Photo of Lilia Daiman, Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate in B2W, NS
Lilia Daiman
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
When we reflect on our lives, we each have our own unique set of experiences. These experiences and the interconnections between our biological, psychological, and socio-environmental factors shape who we are as an individual. Exposures to different types of events at times can be difficult to process and work through on our own. My goal is to advocate for my clients by developing appropriate supports and maintaining an inclusive and culturally sensitive space, that welcomes individuals from all walks of life.
When we reflect on our lives, we each have our own unique set of experiences. These experiences and the interconnections between our biological, psychological, and socio-environmental factors shape who we are as an individual. Exposures to different types of events at times can be difficult to process and work through on our own. My goal is to advocate for my clients by developing appropriate supports and maintaining an inclusive and culturally sensitive space, that welcomes individuals from all walks of life.
(782) 828-9285 View (782) 828-9285
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Karla Dawe Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Seeking help is hard. I admire your courage and strength! I am passionate about the community and its citizens. I believe that helping empower people to live independent, resilient, successful lives is important. One person, family, couple at a time! I encourage clients to change while identifying & removing the barriers/obstacles that keep them from health. I am committed to providing you with a confidential, supportive atmosphere & a non-judgmental environment. With a genuine & empathetic nature you will feel supported. Together we can invite change into your life. I value diverse backgrounds, world views and life experiences.
Seeking help is hard. I admire your courage and strength! I am passionate about the community and its citizens. I believe that helping empower people to live independent, resilient, successful lives is important. One person, family, couple at a time! I encourage clients to change while identifying & removing the barriers/obstacles that keep them from health. I am committed to providing you with a confidential, supportive atmosphere & a non-judgmental environment. With a genuine & empathetic nature you will feel supported. Together we can invite change into your life. I value diverse backgrounds, world views and life experiences.
(902) 701-8971 View (902) 701-8971
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Dr. Lori Brown
Counsellor, PsyD, CCC, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
I have experience working with clients who have symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, grief and loss.
I have experience working with clients who have symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, grief and loss.
(782) 201-3769 View (782) 201-3769
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Mario Rolle
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist specializing in psychotherapy, sexual therapy, sex education and wellness counseling. With extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families aged 16 and older, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for my clients. I understand that navigating through challenging life situations and problematic relationships can be overwhelming and isolating. This can often lead to feelings of low mood, anxiety, and ineffective coping mechanisms. Taking a holistic approach, I deeply value and honor each individual's unique lived experiences.
I am a dedicated and compassionate therapist specializing in psychotherapy, sexual therapy, sex education and wellness counseling. With extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and families aged 16 and older, I am committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for my clients. I understand that navigating through challenging life situations and problematic relationships can be overwhelming and isolating. This can often lead to feelings of low mood, anxiety, and ineffective coping mechanisms. Taking a holistic approach, I deeply value and honor each individual's unique lived experiences.
(782) 201-3804 View (782) 201-3804
Photo of Kay Vinova, Psychologist in B2W, NS
Kay Vinova
Psychologist, BSc, MSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered clinical psychologist who works with adults struggling with issues such as trauma, disordered eating, emotional dysregulation, and religious conflict. I work with individuals and couples. I am committed to creating a safe space for clients of different gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and people with different types of romantic and/or sexual relationships. I take a collaborative, feminist, and empathetic approach, ensuring I am providing evidence-based treatment.
I am a registered clinical psychologist who works with adults struggling with issues such as trauma, disordered eating, emotional dysregulation, and religious conflict. I work with individuals and couples. I am committed to creating a safe space for clients of different gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and people with different types of romantic and/or sexual relationships. I take a collaborative, feminist, and empathetic approach, ensuring I am providing evidence-based treatment.
(782) 800-7366 View (782) 800-7366

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Number of Counsellors in B2W

30+

Average cost per session

$158

Counsellors in B2W who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
60% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

91% Medavie Blue Cross
64% Blue Cross
50% SunLife

How Counsellors in B2W see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in B2W?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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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.