Yvette Goodland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS FOR ONLINE AND OFFICE APPOINTMENTS!! Hello. I've been in practice for 19 years. I'm best suited to support those dealing with depression, anxiety, grief or trauma. My practice is based in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model. I also rely on a systems approach, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing and a feminist perspective. If online therapy is new to you, lets talk! I can take the mystery out of this beneficial and convenient approach. It's secure and booking can be done online.
(613) 408-0217
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St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
ACCEPTING NEW REFERRALS FOR ONLINE AND OFFICE APPOINTMENTS!! Hello. I've been in practice for 19 years. I'm best suited to support those dealing with depression, anxiety, grief or trauma. My practice is based in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model. I also rely on a systems approach, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing and a feminist perspective. If online therapy is new to you, lets talk! I can take the mystery out of this beneficial and convenient approach. It's secure and booking can be done online.
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C. L. Whole You Foundation Counselling
Counsellor, GD Verified
St John's, NL A1E
Offers online therapy
My job is to help you navigate your current circumstances and guide you to overcome the barriers you face, including anxiety, depression, feelings of hopelessness, self-esteem issues, family/relationship issues, communication/emotional concerns, and school/career issues.
Mindfulness is bringing presence and fullness to an experience. My goal is to bring this presence and aliveness to the sessions.
(709) 200-0164
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St John's, NL A1E
Offers online therapy
My job is to help you navigate your current circumstances and guide you to overcome the barriers you face, including anxiety, depression, feelings of hopelessness, self-esteem issues, family/relationship issues, communication/emotional concerns, and school/career issues.
Mindfulness is bringing presence and fullness to an experience. My goal is to bring this presence and aliveness to the sessions.
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Janet McDonald
Counsellor, MEd , MPSC, CCC, ND Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Not accepting new clients
I help adults and adolescents navigate concerns related to ADHD, anxiety and stress, burnout, depressed mood, relationships, bereavement, trauma, sexual assault, self-concept, gender, identity, and self-worth.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Currently my caseload is at capacity; however please feel welcome to reach out if you'd like me to add you to my wait list. I describe my personal counselling style as friendly, warm, flexible, respectful, encouraging, humorous, and down-to-earth. In our sessions together, you can expect me to meet you as a fellow traveler, drawing on my own lived experience so I can relate to yours.
(709) 200-0156
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St John's, NL A1A
Not accepting new clients
I help adults and adolescents navigate concerns related to ADHD, anxiety and stress, burnout, depressed mood, relationships, bereavement, trauma, sexual assault, self-concept, gender, identity, and self-worth.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. Currently my caseload is at capacity; however please feel welcome to reach out if you'd like me to add you to my wait list. I describe my personal counselling style as friendly, warm, flexible, respectful, encouraging, humorous, and down-to-earth. In our sessions together, you can expect me to meet you as a fellow traveler, drawing on my own lived experience so I can relate to yours.
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Shannon O'Dea
Psychologist, PsyD, MEd, RPsych, CCC Verified
St John's, NL A1G
Not accepting new clients
I provide a supportive, non-judgmental space for clients to develop a better understanding of themselves through gaining insight into their feelings, thoughts, behaviours and patterns. Therapy has aided people to achieve their goals, learn about themselves, and develop new coping strategies.Therapy with me is individualized and tailored to your specific goals and current concerns. I take a collaborative approach and include my clients throughout the entire process.Using evidence-based therapies, clients can see a decrease in stress levels, anxiety and depression symptoms, as well as improve relationships and help with ADHD symptoms.
(709) 703-8472
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St John's, NL A1G
Not accepting new clients
I provide a supportive, non-judgmental space for clients to develop a better understanding of themselves through gaining insight into their feelings, thoughts, behaviours and patterns. Therapy has aided people to achieve their goals, learn about themselves, and develop new coping strategies.Therapy with me is individualized and tailored to your specific goals and current concerns. I take a collaborative approach and include my clients throughout the entire process.Using evidence-based therapies, clients can see a decrease in stress levels, anxiety and depression symptoms, as well as improve relationships and help with ADHD symptoms.
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Erica Lush Counselling Services
Counsellor, MDiv, CCC, ND Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
We specialize in Marriage and Family therapy with focus and training in Grief and Bereavement, Narrative Therapy, Suicide Awareness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Borderline Personally Disorder, Depression, Trauma, Solution Focused Therapy, Children and Youth Mental Health, Addictions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Anxiety.
We all face challenges that can be overwhelming, leave us feeling hopeless, that ripple into and impact our self esteem and relationships. Whatever your story is, know that you can find support here. If your goal is to have a healthier, more whole, version of yourself and your relationships, know that we commit to helping you achieve that! We strive to create a safe space to help you feel comfortable, and provide professional guidance and therapy to your specific needs.
(709) 300-1246
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St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
We specialize in Marriage and Family therapy with focus and training in Grief and Bereavement, Narrative Therapy, Suicide Awareness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Borderline Personally Disorder, Depression, Trauma, Solution Focused Therapy, Children and Youth Mental Health, Addictions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Anxiety.
We all face challenges that can be overwhelming, leave us feeling hopeless, that ripple into and impact our self esteem and relationships. Whatever your story is, know that you can find support here. If your goal is to have a healthier, more whole, version of yourself and your relationships, know that we commit to helping you achieve that! We strive to create a safe space to help you feel comfortable, and provide professional guidance and therapy to your specific needs.
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Samantha Thomas
Counsellor, MA, CCC, ND Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and a member of Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (n.d.). Uncomfortable emotions such as anxiety, depression and anger are a natural part of life- my aim is to provide a compassionate, non-judgemental environment to express and understand your emotions, thoughts and behaviours. You are the expert of you, my aim is to help guide you through this journey in a collaborative, client-focused approach.
(709) 501-0467
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St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and a member of Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists (n.d.). Uncomfortable emotions such as anxiety, depression and anger are a natural part of life- my aim is to provide a compassionate, non-judgemental environment to express and understand your emotions, thoughts and behaviours. You are the expert of you, my aim is to help guide you through this journey in a collaborative, client-focused approach.
Karen Coca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Office is near:
St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
The clients I serve in my practice are women, people of colour, indigenous communities and lgbt2sq identified people. You’ve been in therapy before and although you’ve seen results you aren’t yet at the place you want to be. Feelings of stress, anxiety, stuckness and depression are familiar to you. You’ve been going in circles in your relationships and your career and now you’re ready to dig deeper. Your core beliefs keep pulling you back into old patterns like people pleasing, controlling behaviours, co-dependency, and difficulty prioritizing yourself and identifying your needs.
(226) 270-9719
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Office is near:
St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
The clients I serve in my practice are women, people of colour, indigenous communities and lgbt2sq identified people. You’ve been in therapy before and although you’ve seen results you aren’t yet at the place you want to be. Feelings of stress, anxiety, stuckness and depression are familiar to you. You’ve been going in circles in your relationships and your career and now you’re ready to dig deeper. Your core beliefs keep pulling you back into old patterns like people pleasing, controlling behaviours, co-dependency, and difficulty prioritizing yourself and identifying your needs.
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Ali Diebold
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Office is near:
St John's, NL A1C
Offers online therapy
I serve a diverse set of communities, including people of colour, indigenous communities, as well as immigrants. What my clients have in common is a theme of anxiety, depression and feeling stagnant. I specialize in the areas of mental health, trauma and infertility. Other struggles may include feeling lost in your career or your marriage, feeling unable to move forward or feel fulfilled in your life. Often worrying about how life is unfolding and how to move forward without compromising your current situation. As a result, feeling sad, unmotivated, stuck and confused is weighing you down.
(548) 483-5605
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Office is near:
St John's, NL A1C
Offers online therapy
I serve a diverse set of communities, including people of colour, indigenous communities, as well as immigrants. What my clients have in common is a theme of anxiety, depression and feeling stagnant. I specialize in the areas of mental health, trauma and infertility. Other struggles may include feeling lost in your career or your marriage, feeling unable to move forward or feel fulfilled in your life. Often worrying about how life is unfolding and how to move forward without compromising your current situation. As a result, feeling sad, unmotivated, stuck and confused is weighing you down.
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Heidi Sturgeon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW Verified
Office is near:
St John's, NL A1C
Offers online therapy
Using evidence based therapy approaches (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy & Emotionally Focused Therapy) combined with our experience we work with Individuals 18 and older with Anxiety, Childhood Neglect/Trauma, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Loss, New Mom's & Dad's Mental Health, Relationship Issues and Separation.
We are a team of experienced Psychologists and Social Workers ready to meet you where you are at. All of our Associates have a minimum of 20 years experience and are known for their approachable compassionate and professional work with clients. Convenient Online sessions are available in any location in Atlantic Canada. With our extensive experience we understand that clients want a safe place to be heard, to be seen and to feel validated. If you've been experiencing anxiety, overwhelm and stress reach out and we can help you develop strategies and coping skills to feel calmer and more able to manage stress and anxiety.
(902) 909-5559
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Office is near:
St John's, NL A1C
Offers online therapy
Using evidence based therapy approaches (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy & Emotionally Focused Therapy) combined with our experience we work with Individuals 18 and older with Anxiety, Childhood Neglect/Trauma, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Loss, New Mom's & Dad's Mental Health, Relationship Issues and Separation.
We are a team of experienced Psychologists and Social Workers ready to meet you where you are at. All of our Associates have a minimum of 20 years experience and are known for their approachable compassionate and professional work with clients. Convenient Online sessions are available in any location in Atlantic Canada. With our extensive experience we understand that clients want a safe place to be heard, to be seen and to feel validated. If you've been experiencing anxiety, overwhelm and stress reach out and we can help you develop strategies and coping skills to feel calmer and more able to manage stress and anxiety.
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Vanessa Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
I provide mental health and addictions recovery counselling, and relationship counselling. Counselling may be beneficial for you if you feel: common mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, grief, feeling unsettled due to life events, or overwhelming emotions, OR you want to cut back or stop addictive behaviours OR you want to reconnect with your romantic partner(s). Counselling is available if you want to connect with yourself on a deeper level.
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St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
I provide mental health and addictions recovery counselling, and relationship counselling. Counselling may be beneficial for you if you feel: common mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, grief, feeling unsettled due to life events, or overwhelming emotions, OR you want to cut back or stop addictive behaviours OR you want to reconnect with your romantic partner(s). Counselling is available if you want to connect with yourself on a deeper level.
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Amanda Peddle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW, RSW Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My areas of practice include emotional regulation, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who provides individual and couples therapy. I have over 11 years experience working with children, youth. I practice from a trauma informed and culturally sensitive approach. I believe the therapeutic relationship is essential to healing and I will work with you to develop a meaningful working relationship. I offer a client centred approach to therapy so you are in control, and I believe together we can create positive therapeutic outcomes.
(709) 501-8338
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St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My areas of practice include emotional regulation, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who provides individual and couples therapy. I have over 11 years experience working with children, youth. I practice from a trauma informed and culturally sensitive approach. I believe the therapeutic relationship is essential to healing and I will work with you to develop a meaningful working relationship. I offer a client centred approach to therapy so you are in control, and I believe together we can create positive therapeutic outcomes.
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Coastal Health NL
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RDT, CCC
St John's, NL A1A
If there's one experience that is guaranteed, it's change. Change comes in many forms; accomplishment, loss, crisis. Sometimes we lead change in our lives, sometimes we're forced to follow it - kicking and screaming. Coastal Health Inc. Is a multi-practitioner, allied health, practice. We work collaboratively and emphasize a comprehensive service access to our clients. Our team are all graduate and doctoral trained therapists, specializing in multiple areas, including (but not limited to); Chronic illness, grief, trans support for individuals and families, family issues, couple issues, depression and anxiety, identity and career etc
(709) 400-8664
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St John's, NL A1A
If there's one experience that is guaranteed, it's change. Change comes in many forms; accomplishment, loss, crisis. Sometimes we lead change in our lives, sometimes we're forced to follow it - kicking and screaming. Coastal Health Inc. Is a multi-practitioner, allied health, practice. We work collaboratively and emphasize a comprehensive service access to our clients. Our team are all graduate and doctoral trained therapists, specializing in multiple areas, including (but not limited to); Chronic illness, grief, trans support for individuals and families, family issues, couple issues, depression and anxiety, identity and career etc
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Mark Cole
Counsellor, BEd, MEd, CCC Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Mark Cole and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I have experience working in the school system with children and youth who present with emotional and behavioural disorders and other mental health problems. Since starting in private practice in 2018, I have continued working with children and youth, as well as with adults. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a proven effective treatment for trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, and anger. Finally, I am also a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer. I look forward to meeting and working with new clients.
(709) 907-9296
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St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Mark Cole and I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor. I have experience working in the school system with children and youth who present with emotional and behavioural disorders and other mental health problems. Since starting in private practice in 2018, I have continued working with children and youth, as well as with adults. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a proven effective treatment for trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, and anger. Finally, I am also a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer. I look forward to meeting and working with new clients.
Heather Hopkins
Counsellor, MEd, CCC Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Not accepting new clients
As a Certified Canadian Counsellor I take a holistic, client centered approach. I draw upon different therapeutic strategies. The benefit of an eclectic approach allows me to adapt approaches in order to best suit client needs. I believe clients have the answers they need within themselves and I work collaboratively to help them discover their own strengths. I provide a warm environment where clients can feel comfortable and supported. I have successfully worked with clients struggling with grief and loss, depression and anxiety, relationship challenges, parenting, post trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, stress, and communication.
(709) 701-9610
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St John's, NL A1B
Not accepting new clients
As a Certified Canadian Counsellor I take a holistic, client centered approach. I draw upon different therapeutic strategies. The benefit of an eclectic approach allows me to adapt approaches in order to best suit client needs. I believe clients have the answers they need within themselves and I work collaboratively to help them discover their own strengths. I provide a warm environment where clients can feel comfortable and supported. I have successfully worked with clients struggling with grief and loss, depression and anxiety, relationship challenges, parenting, post trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, stress, and communication.
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Teresa Frampton
Counsellor, BA , MA, CCC, ND Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
Teresa is an empathic, kind, and nonjudgmental counsellor who is passionate about helping individuals overcome their struggles with mental health, and cultivate the self-compassion needed to heal from past traumas. Feelings of stress and anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, and relationship difficulties have feelings of shame and self-criticism at their core. Directing compassion toward ourselves can allow us to feel safe and accepted, and give us the caring motivation to work through our suffering in helpful ways.
(709) 200-0436
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St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
Teresa is an empathic, kind, and nonjudgmental counsellor who is passionate about helping individuals overcome their struggles with mental health, and cultivate the self-compassion needed to heal from past traumas. Feelings of stress and anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, and relationship difficulties have feelings of shame and self-criticism at their core. Directing compassion toward ourselves can allow us to feel safe and accepted, and give us the caring motivation to work through our suffering in helpful ways.
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Bonnie Hobbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
Bonnie has worked extensively with individuals and families who have experienced difficult life transitions such as new diagnosis of cancer and other terminal illness, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, survivorship and end of life issues.
Bonnie has over 14 years of experience as a Social Worker providing support to individuals, couples and families. Bonnie believes that all individuals have strengths and through identifying these strengths, healing can occur. Bonnie creates a safe environment by building strong therapeutic relationships while working from a client centered approach.
(709) 200-0064
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St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
Bonnie has worked extensively with individuals and families who have experienced difficult life transitions such as new diagnosis of cancer and other terminal illness, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, survivorship and end of life issues.
Bonnie has over 14 years of experience as a Social Worker providing support to individuals, couples and families. Bonnie believes that all individuals have strengths and through identifying these strengths, healing can occur. Bonnie creates a safe environment by building strong therapeutic relationships while working from a client centered approach.
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Jenna Kean
Counsellor, MSc, CCC Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
I'm a St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador native with a passion for continued education around mental health and wellness. My aim is to create a safe space where individuals can learn how to strengthen coping skills, address daily stressors and learn how to develop and practice healthy coping patterns. I have experience working with individuals in the areas of depression, anxiety, anger, parenting, stress management, trauma, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and self-esteem. Moreover, I have considerable experience working with individuals experiencing suicidal ideations.
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St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
I'm a St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador native with a passion for continued education around mental health and wellness. My aim is to create a safe space where individuals can learn how to strengthen coping skills, address daily stressors and learn how to develop and practice healthy coping patterns. I have experience working with individuals in the areas of depression, anxiety, anger, parenting, stress management, trauma, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and self-esteem. Moreover, I have considerable experience working with individuals experiencing suicidal ideations.
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Arlene M Penney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA,BSW, MSW,RSW, RP,ND Verified
St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Naturopath who combines the use of alternative and complimentary therapies and treatments to facilitate mind-body-spirit integration that enhance your own ability to heal. My training and bodywork practices include: Talk and Somatic Experiencing as well as Craniosacral Therapy, Integrated Energy Healing, Reiki & Rahanni & Unity Field Healing. Sessions can aid in the treatment, reduction and healing of a variety of conditions and symptoms including stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, deep grief and trauma that link the metaphysical causes of physical illnesses, and chronic pain.
(709) 704-4229
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St John's, NL A1B
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Naturopath who combines the use of alternative and complimentary therapies and treatments to facilitate mind-body-spirit integration that enhance your own ability to heal. My training and bodywork practices include: Talk and Somatic Experiencing as well as Craniosacral Therapy, Integrated Energy Healing, Reiki & Rahanni & Unity Field Healing. Sessions can aid in the treatment, reduction and healing of a variety of conditions and symptoms including stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, deep grief and trauma that link the metaphysical causes of physical illnesses, and chronic pain.
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Milena Meneghetti
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
Whether you are dealing with career issues,struggling with relationship or marriage concerns, trying to cope with depression, anxiety, the addiciton or mental health challenges of a loved one, or the challenges and unique joys of parenting a typical or special needs child, I'd be honoured to be help you make significant life changes.
Are you trying to live a full and meaningful life? Is something getting in the way? Or are you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope? I can help. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I'm interested in helping you use your strengths to move past your issues. I'll travel along side you as we consider your hopes and concerns, and I'll partner with you non-judgementally and empathetically. At the same time, I'll be courageous and help you find the strength to be courageous if you need to be. Partly, I do this by helping you make sense of your life and its lessons.
(855) 821-2075
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St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
Whether you are dealing with career issues,struggling with relationship or marriage concerns, trying to cope with depression, anxiety, the addiciton or mental health challenges of a loved one, or the challenges and unique joys of parenting a typical or special needs child, I'd be honoured to be help you make significant life changes.
Are you trying to live a full and meaningful life? Is something getting in the way? Or are you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope? I can help. I work with individuals, couples, and families. I'm interested in helping you use your strengths to move past your issues. I'll travel along side you as we consider your hopes and concerns, and I'll partner with you non-judgementally and empathetically. At the same time, I'll be courageous and help you find the strength to be courageous if you need to be. Partly, I do this by helping you make sense of your life and its lessons.
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Sabrina Batt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MC, RSW, CCC Verified
St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
If you are struggling with loving yourself, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship breaks, or pain I would love to help.
If you need support, a safe place, and have a desire to change the parts of your life that are not working for you, I would love to hear from you. I help people understand what is creating barriers to them living the life they want. Some of these barriers include mental health issues, challenging life transitions, unresolved trauma, and unhealthy relationships with themselves and others. I also specialize in Post-Concussion Syndrome and chronic pain and help clients gain understanding and confidence so they can navigate the physical, emotional, relational, and cognitive impacts of PCS and pain.
(709) 700-1474
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St John's, NL A1A
Offers online therapy
If you are struggling with loving yourself, anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship breaks, or pain I would love to help.
If you need support, a safe place, and have a desire to change the parts of your life that are not working for you, I would love to hear from you. I help people understand what is creating barriers to them living the life they want. Some of these barriers include mental health issues, challenging life transitions, unresolved trauma, and unhealthy relationships with themselves and others. I also specialize in Post-Concussion Syndrome and chronic pain and help clients gain understanding and confidence so they can navigate the physical, emotional, relational, and cognitive impacts of PCS and pain.

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Depression Counsellors
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression counsellors in St John's. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.