Ben Hirtle

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

Verified by Psychology Today
(902) 600-9875 Website

Ben Hirtle

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Compassionate Connections
53 Falkland Street
Lunenburg, NS B0J
(902) 600-9875

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Announcement icon I am seeing clients in person. I am happy to wear a mask if you request. If you have a current Covid infection I ask that you reschedule.

About

The most important thing to me as a therapist is to be helpful to you. I will have some ideas about that, but I will also look to you for ideas. I will listen closely, try to understand you and your life from your perspective. I’ll ask questions and may offer alternative ways of looking at things. We may also plan for you to do things in your life outside the office, in between the times we meet, and this may involve trying do things differently, and doing things that are difficult. Sometimes therapy is about change, and sometimes it may be about accepting what has changed. We'll figure out together what therapy means for you.
I enjoy working with youth and families, and adults of all ages. I have extensive experience and training working with adolescents struggling with low mood, anxiety, behavioural challenges and extreme emotions. I am strongly influenced by behavioural therapies (ACT), (DBT) and (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy, and integrate aspects of these approaches.
If it feels like there are thoughts or feelings holding you back from living the life you want; if you feel stuck; if your relationships are not how you’d like them to be; If you’re not sure who you are; if you’re just confused by some aspect of your life or identity…these are times where therapy can be helpful - consider giving it a try :)
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175+
We direct bill some insurance companies.
Email me or call (902) 600-9875 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • Membership: Nova Scotia College of Social Workers
  • School: Dalhousie University
  • Year Graduated: 2011
I have extensive training in a variety of therapy approaches and work across the lifespan, with an emphasis on teens and young adults.

Location

Compassionate Connections
53 Falkland Street
Lunenburg, NS B0J
(902) 600-9875

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Postal Codes
Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Ben Hirtle

Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW