Catherine Phinney

Counsellor, MA, MACP, CCC, RCT-C

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Catherine Phinney

Counsellor, MA, MACP, CCC, RCT-C

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

1161 Hollis Street
Second Floor, Suite 1
Halifax, NS B3H
(782) 312-0150
Offers online therapy

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About

One of the consequences of stress is re-experiencing it in the mind and body, leaving us depleted and disconnected from life. Intense reactions can be confusing and distressing. Making sense of our experiences, putting them in perspective, and changing unhelpful ways of thinking, behaving, and coping increases our resilience. I welcome individuals from all walks of life and have a particular interest in survivors of sexual violence and exploitation; first responders, frontline workers, military, veterans and their families; survivors of adverse childhood experiences; workplace stress and life transitions; and older adults.
I have substantial experience treating complex trauma. I am very caring and foster a sense of safety and connection with my clients. My approach is tailored to each client’s specific needs. Above all, I want my clients to feel heard and understood. With your trust, I will support you to gain insight, make changes, and find meaning in your experiences.
I believe that we do not need to have travelled the same path in order to walk together. I have experience counselling individuals from diverse cultures, races, genders, faiths, and sexual orientations. While recognizing our differences, I bring knowledge and experience from the field to the healing journey, and work to see the world as you see it.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $130+
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Cheque, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • SunLife
My services are covered by most health insurance plans. I provide a receipt that you can submit to your provider for reimbursement.
Email me or call (782) 312-0150 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Licence: Nova Scotia / RCT-C21-042
  • School: Yorkville University
  • Year Graduated: 2021
15-plus years experience in mentoring, coaching, and conflict resolution. Completed clinical training at The Peoples Counselling Clinic.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Kent at Canterbury / MA
  • Year graduated: 1996
  • Certificate: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association / 10008507
  • Certificate Date: 2021

Endorsements

Counsellor, MEd, RCT
"Catherine is a colleague who is level-headed, present, kind, and doesn't take herself too seriously. She also has significant and deep experience in her area of specialization. These are the traits that I have come to respect in a great counsellor."

Counsellor, RCT-C, CPHR

Location

1161 Hollis Street
Second Floor, Suite 1
Halifax, NS B3H
(782) 312-0150
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Postal Codes:
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Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Sexual Abuse
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Guidance
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: French
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma-Informed Stabilization Therapy (TIST)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 18 Jul 2022
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Catherine Phinney

Counsellor, MA, MACP, CCC, RCT-C