Teen Therapists in St John's, NL

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Jey Benoit
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Practicing from an ecological stance, I recognize that individuals exist within larger systems which can significantly impact physical and emotional well-being. It's important for me to understand all aspects of a client's life beyond their symptoms to form a well-rounded picture of the contributing factors in their mental health experiences. I primarily work with adolescent and adult clients for individual and family therapy. I am specifically interested in working with trauma (acute and complex), transgender health, life transition stress, anxiety, emotional disturbances and relationship difficulties.
(902) 490-0090
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St John's, NL A1E
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Reflect Therapy: Dr. Gottschall & Associates
MSW, PhD
Verified
Verified
Psychologist Melissa Cook currently accepting new child and adolescent clients virtually and in person in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. We have over 30 years of combined experience helping clients overcome symptoms related to stress, anxiety, family or relationship conflict, grief and loss, emotional difficulties, and more. We work with adults, youth, children, families and couples to support you to reach your goals. Our specialties are EMDR, treatments for anxiety/stress, OCD, childhood mental illnesses, emotional difficulties due to acquired brain injury/concussion and relationship/marriage counselling.
(902) 812-0098
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St John's, NL A1A
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Challaina Hutchings
Counsellor, BEd, BSpEd, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Challaina is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) who holds a master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University. She is also a member of The Academy of Naturopaths and Naturotherapists of Canada. Challaina has extensive experience working with children and their families, both within the education system and the public health domain. Within the area of counselling, Challaina has experience with individuals of various ages who are experiencing a range of mental health concerns and life challenges. She has experience with child developmental and supporting parents and their children through challenging life events.
(709) 309-0156
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St John's, NL A1E
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Megan Taylor
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I recently graduated from my MSW program and have been working in the field since 2015. I have experience with clinical counselling with individuals, families, and groups and look forward to getting back into that work again. I will be working with clients through virtual or telephone appointments and can help with many areas of mental health and addictions.
(709) 200-0185
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St John's, NL A1A
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Kristen Hynes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I have been practicing social work for nearly 15 years and am eternally grateful for the work I am able to do, and the relationships I have been able to form with the folx I work alongside. I have worked in diverse practice areas which have provided me with the knowledge, skills and compassion needed to create meaningful, therapeutic relationships with people. I believe in the value of showing up as my genuine self in sessions with you. My approach is client-centered; I bring a variety of tools to the table, and I believe that you do as well, and our work together will be collaborative and goal driven.
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St John's, NL A1C
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Coastal Health NL
Counsellor, PhD, MEd, RDT, CCC
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
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Priority Health Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified
Verified
Today you have taken the first step to getting your life back. I know that mental health issues and life circumstances can leave you feeling overwhelmed, out of control, and without hope. BUT, don't believe everything your mind tells you! Regardless of the issues or circumstances that have brought you here, starting right now, you are on the road to recovery. Together, we will work to build the knowledge and skills that will enable you to manage and even overcome your issues, so you can start living the rich, meaningful life you want, today.
(709) 700-0535
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St John's, NL A1E
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Andrea D Foote
Counsellor, MEd , CCC, RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes things happen in life that are beyond our control. Changing and adapting to new situations can be difficult. Navigating through that process can be challenging but talking through it can help gain perspective.
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St John's, NL A1E
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Jenna Kean
Counsellor, MSc, CCC
Verified
Verified
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 A1E
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Catherine Rose-Jackman
Counsellor, CCC, MEd, nd, BSpEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I am also a certified naturopath with the CANN. I have worked in the school system for the past 20 years and am currently in my 7th year as a school counsellor. My main focus is on relationship development with adolescents (families), self-injury behavior in youth, and anxiety reduction strategies. I am also an ally for the LGBT2Q+ community. I have recently dedicated time studying issues and strategies surrounding self-injury behavior in youth, grief counselling, e-therapy counselling, and trauma informed practices.
(709) 500-2505
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St John's, NL A1H
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Michael Plummer
Counsellor, MACP, CCC
Verified
Verified
It can be very difficult to find a therapist who you might feel can be helpful to you. I like to think of therapy as first and most importantly a relationship. Some might have a sense that things are not as they might hope. We live in a time of loneliness, confusion, separation, conflict and it seems our cultural framework that is meant to hold all of this together is failing. At the heart of what is missing for so many is a place of love and belonging. Or perhaps you’ve lost sight of a sense of meaning in your life? Maybe you’ve received recently some deeply troubling news about your own health or the recent loss of a loved one?
(709) 300-2095
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St John's, NL A1C
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Teresa Frampton
Counsellor, BA , MA, CCC, ND
Verified
Verified
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, giving us the caring motivation to work through our suffering, to change unhelpful thinking/behaviour patterns, and connect with our values to get the most out of life.
(709) 200-0436
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St John's, NL A1B
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Dara Counselling and Wellness
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Trauma occurs many ways – abuse, accidents, divorce, death and it can suck the life right out of you. Maybe you’ve had sleepless nights and restless mornings and it does not feel worth it to get out of bed. Maybe you've thought of harming yourself or possibly had suicidal thoughts. Trauma can affect all parts of your life; your relationships, your ability to work, your ability to feel safe and happy. Sometimes you feel like all is well and that you have dealt with it. You feel fine and 6 months later it feels like it just happened, It is possible to get your life back. Reach out, I can help.
(709) 400-9899
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St John's, NL A1C
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Tracey Sexton Chapman
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, ND
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling in this crazy world? Do you feel anxious, sad, frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and/or tired of it all? Do you feel lost and alone, that no one understands you, that you are fighting your struggles alone? Is it difficult to muster the motivation and energy to do things that you once enjoyed? Are you constantly embroiled in conflict with others? Do you wish things were better, that you felt better, that the pain, sadness, and conflict would go away and be replaced with happiness, peace, contentment, and joy?
(709) 702-6225
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St John's, NL A1B
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Emily Lewis
MSc MBI, ND
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
Have you ever driven home from work and ended up in the drive way with no idea how you got there? Thinking the same thoughts over and over and not been able to get to sleep? Reacted by saying things you wish you hadn’t? Yep, we’ve all been there. Through learning evidence-based mindfulness exercises, my clients learn how to re-wire their brains, change their inner dialogue, and create more space in their lives. Mindfulness training can be therapeutic, however it differs from therapy; we learn how to let go of our usual thinking, story-telling, and analyzing modes by exploring what is actually here right now.
(709) 300-2144
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St John's, NL A1E
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Ellie Jones
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CCTP-II
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life leaves us stuck and wondering how to move forward. Our pasts influence present experiences in so many different ways, and the answers to the challenges we face often lie within. You might be looking to process a specific event or maybe you have patterns in your relationships and want to change how you connect with the world around you. No matter what your reason for coming to therapy, we will figure out how to move forward together toward your goals.
(709) 702-6205
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St John's, NL A1B
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Jessica Kieley (Occupational Therapist)
Occupational Therapist, OT(R)NL, MSc(OT), HBSc
Verified
Verified
Thank you for taking the first step in exploring how OT services can assist and empower you or a loved one. I am a registered OT in Newfoundland and Labrador with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology. During my OT training, my placements took place in: out-patient neuro-rehabilitation, non-for-profit Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, mental health, and pediatrics/family-care. Currently, I also work a non-OT position as a Guest Support Worker for individuals living with homelessness and related circumstances.
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St John's, NL A1A
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Tidal Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! I'm so glad you've landed here. My primary goal is to help clients live effectively. I aim to provide a holistic and person-centered approach while encouraging skill development to assist in managing life challenges.
(709) 703-8498
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St John's, NL A1B
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Deidre Keating
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hi! I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a deep passion and appreciation of all things to do with the body. I enjoy supporting clients in developing and cultivating a more meaningful relationship with their own body experience, whatever it may be. My areas of focus include eating disorders (pre/post treatment, diagnosed/undiagnosed), disordered eating, body dysmorphia, embodiment, body liberation, body neutrality, body trust, body positivity, shame, sexuality...and anything else that the body experiences and holds. My work is rooted in self-compassion; that is the foundation upon which all good and sustainable things are built.
(709) 910-8669
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St John's, NL A1E
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Melissa Bruce
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
I have years of experience working with individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their everyday lives and feel they need a little extra support. Some of my clients may struggle with mental illness on a regular basis, while others may be faced with circumstances that contribute to situational increase in stress. The effects of both can have short- or long-term effects. I have experience working with children, youth and families who are navigating pathways through addiction, mental health concerns, post-traumatic stress, life transitions or work-related stress injuries, just to name a few.
(709) 499-0463
St John's, NL A1A
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Teen Counsellors

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.