Therapists in Nova Scotia

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Photo of Kerry O'Reilly, Counsellor in Nova Scotia
Kerry O'Reilly
Counsellor, PsyD, LMFT, NSCCT
Verified Verified
Dr. Kerry O’Reilly is a Board certified Psychoanalyst and a certified EMDR and IMAGO therapist. She recently moved to West Dublin after over 20 years of working with individuals and couples in California. She has spent the last decade helping clients heal from trauma and focused on what it means to live in a more emotionally mindful relationship, both at work and personally.
Dr. Kerry O’Reilly is a Board certified Psychoanalyst and a certified EMDR and IMAGO therapist. She recently moved to West Dublin after over 20 years of working with individuals and couples in California. She has spent the last decade helping clients heal from trauma and focused on what it means to live in a more emotionally mindful relationship, both at work and personally.
(902) 200-6703 View (902) 200-6703
Photo of Amanda A Gouthro, Psychologist in Nova Scotia
Amanda A Gouthro
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3S
In order to navigate difficult life experiences, people often develop patterns of thinking and behaving that are helpful in those difficult moments. When we keep using these patterns they are often no longer helpful in day-to-day life. Together we can work to uncover patterns that are no longer helping you thrive in your life and ways to start changing them. I use an attachment and trauma-focused approach to therapy to create a safe space where clients feel seen, heard, and accepted to start their therapy journey.
In order to navigate difficult life experiences, people often develop patterns of thinking and behaving that are helpful in those difficult moments. When we keep using these patterns they are often no longer helpful in day-to-day life. Together we can work to uncover patterns that are no longer helping you thrive in your life and ways to start changing them. I use an attachment and trauma-focused approach to therapy to create a safe space where clients feel seen, heard, and accepted to start their therapy journey.
(782) 800-8350 View (782) 800-8350
Photo of Jennifer S Peddle, Counsellor in Nova Scotia
Jennifer S Peddle
Counsellor, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2V
I’m Jenn Peddle, a Registered Counselling Therapist in Nova Scotia - here to help you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. My relationships with clients are built on a foundation of empathy and compassion that allow you to be heard and understood in a non-judgmental environment. I care about your well-being and guarantee top-of-the-line counselling and psychological services catered to your needs. I look forward to connecting and helping you with life's big and small challenges.
I’m Jenn Peddle, a Registered Counselling Therapist in Nova Scotia - here to help you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. My relationships with clients are built on a foundation of empathy and compassion that allow you to be heard and understood in a non-judgmental environment. I care about your well-being and guarantee top-of-the-line counselling and psychological services catered to your needs. I look forward to connecting and helping you with life's big and small challenges.
(782) 800-5641 View (782) 800-5641
Photo of Angelina S. MacLellan-Muise, Psychologist in Nova Scotia
Angelina S. MacLellan-Muise
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Waitlist available for virtual appointments starting Fall 2024 (updated April 2024). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adults and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and/or mood issues, relationship issues, and adjustment issues (e.g., separation, family changes, educational/career changes). I can also assist individuals who are coping with grief, stress, and burnout. I am trained in Emotion Focused Couples (EFT-C) therapy and work with couples to improve communication and build connection.
Waitlist available for virtual appointments starting Fall 2024 (updated April 2024). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adults and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and/or mood issues, relationship issues, and adjustment issues (e.g., separation, family changes, educational/career changes). I can also assist individuals who are coping with grief, stress, and burnout. I am trained in Emotion Focused Couples (EFT-C) therapy and work with couples to improve communication and build connection.
(902) 702-3813 View (902) 702-3813
Photo of Ainsley Fraser, Registered Social Worker in Nova Scotia
Ainsley Fraser
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Brookside, NS B3T  (Online Only)
I support both adolescents (13+) and adults who are working through issues such as loss (ambiguous or tangible - grief of another’s life, of what could have been, of a changed self or loved one from illness or injury, of a former life stage or role); (dis)Ability and neurodivergence - special interest and many years experience in acquired brain injury; “burnout” or fatigue from caregiving invisibly (family, parenting) or as a professional helper; being in your body (self-image, toxic beauty standards, competitive curation); & reproductive health (fertility, abortion).
I support both adolescents (13+) and adults who are working through issues such as loss (ambiguous or tangible - grief of another’s life, of what could have been, of a changed self or loved one from illness or injury, of a former life stage or role); (dis)Ability and neurodivergence - special interest and many years experience in acquired brain injury; “burnout” or fatigue from caregiving invisibly (family, parenting) or as a professional helper; being in your body (self-image, toxic beauty standards, competitive curation); & reproductive health (fertility, abortion).
(782) 400-8043 View (782) 400-8043
Photo of Ali Joy Richardson, Counsellor in Nova Scotia
Ali Joy Richardson
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Ali. I'm glad you're here - we were never meant to do this alone. I work with adults, teens (12+), and couples/relationships. Therapy with me is a conversation. I'm compassionate, curious, and I love when laughter sneaks into the room. My areas of focus include: trauma, career and life transitions, gender and sexuality, neurodivergence, and well-being for artists/creatives. I have experience supporting people through depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, identity questions, and loss. I also draw on 12+ years of experience working as a professional theatre artist across Canada.
Hi, I'm Ali. I'm glad you're here - we were never meant to do this alone. I work with adults, teens (12+), and couples/relationships. Therapy with me is a conversation. I'm compassionate, curious, and I love when laughter sneaks into the room. My areas of focus include: trauma, career and life transitions, gender and sexuality, neurodivergence, and well-being for artists/creatives. I have experience supporting people through depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, identity questions, and loss. I also draw on 12+ years of experience working as a professional theatre artist across Canada.
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Pivoted Perspective Therapeutic Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Wolfville, NS B4P
​ My goal is to provide therapeutic services that recognize life can be overwhelming, and offer an approach that puts you in the driver's seat while utilizing best practices. 
​ My goal is to provide therapeutic services that recognize life can be overwhelming, and offer an approach that puts you in the driver's seat while utilizing best practices. 
(782) 400-6278 View (782) 400-6278
Photo of Karen Cox, Registered Social Worker in Nova Scotia
Karen Cox
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New Minas, NS B4N
Feeling overwhelmed? Difficulties managing your emotions? Stuck in depression, anxiety, grief, or chronic pain? Finding your relationship(s) a challenge? I have over two decades of experience working with individuals, couples, and families facing mental health issues, trauma/PTSD, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, chronic pain, grief, life transitions, and sexuality. I don't condone toxic positivity, but I do believe in radical acceptance. That doesn't translate into complacency, but acceptance that there are limits to our ability to control our surroundings.
Feeling overwhelmed? Difficulties managing your emotions? Stuck in depression, anxiety, grief, or chronic pain? Finding your relationship(s) a challenge? I have over two decades of experience working with individuals, couples, and families facing mental health issues, trauma/PTSD, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, chronic pain, grief, life transitions, and sexuality. I don't condone toxic positivity, but I do believe in radical acceptance. That doesn't translate into complacency, but acceptance that there are limits to our ability to control our surroundings.
(782) 201-3751 View (782) 201-3751
Photo of Drew Marc Fournier, Counsellor in Nova Scotia
Drew Marc Fournier
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Bedford, NS B4B
Welcome to Drew Fournier Counselling Services. Seeking help is the first step to becoming the person you want to be. My goal is to walk that path with you in a safe, non-judgemental setting. With over 15 years working in education, I have a vast set of skills to aid youth and adults experiencing the difficulties of life. As a narrative trauma-informed therapist, I look forward to working together in a gentle and compassionate way.
Welcome to Drew Fournier Counselling Services. Seeking help is the first step to becoming the person you want to be. My goal is to walk that path with you in a safe, non-judgemental setting. With over 15 years working in education, I have a vast set of skills to aid youth and adults experiencing the difficulties of life. As a narrative trauma-informed therapist, I look forward to working together in a gentle and compassionate way.
(782) 201-2956 View (782) 201-2956
Photo of Rory Boutilier, Counsellor in Nova Scotia
Rory Boutilier
Counsellor, RCT, RPC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NS B4B
Many of the people I see are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-injury, thoughts of suicide, family stress, and life changes (such as changing careers, graduating university, or entering the workforce). I am also interested in working with men's issues, and helping people who have never attended therapy. Counselling is available for professionals as well, such as physicians, veterinarians, and dentists.
Many of the people I see are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-injury, thoughts of suicide, family stress, and life changes (such as changing careers, graduating university, or entering the workforce). I am also interested in working with men's issues, and helping people who have never attended therapy. Counselling is available for professionals as well, such as physicians, veterinarians, and dentists.
(902) 701-6782 View (902) 701-6782
Photo of Neal S Henderson, Counsellor in Nova Scotia
Neal S Henderson
Counsellor, CCC, RCT-C, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
You made the first step! I can only imagine how difficult this might have been. I’m always curious what brought you (you all) here, let’s connect so I can learn more. My counselling philosophy is “leading from behind”, to me this means you (you all) are the experts in your situation/life. By working together we can work through your issues/concerns together. The hope of our time together is that you get to a better place and aim for a life worth living. The individual intake session fee is $200.00 and follow-up session(s) fee are $175. The couples/families intake session costs $225.00 and follow-up session(s) fee are $200.00.
You made the first step! I can only imagine how difficult this might have been. I’m always curious what brought you (you all) here, let’s connect so I can learn more. My counselling philosophy is “leading from behind”, to me this means you (you all) are the experts in your situation/life. By working together we can work through your issues/concerns together. The hope of our time together is that you get to a better place and aim for a life worth living. The individual intake session fee is $200.00 and follow-up session(s) fee are $175. The couples/families intake session costs $225.00 and follow-up session(s) fee are $200.00.
(902) 901-5834 View (902) 901-5834
Photo of Elizabeth Anne Clarke, Counsellor in Nova Scotia
Elizabeth Anne Clarke
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RCT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bedford, NS B4A
From time to time, we all face challenges that can be overwhelming. Sometimes these challenges are situational, but they can also be the result of our lived experience(s) over time. Often they manifest as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and self harm. These manifestations can lead to further challenges such as job loss, family conflict, isolation, and addiction. Although we may flounder or experience failure, we can develop the strategies needed to live a flourishing life. Integrative therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychotherapy, and Solution Focused Therapy teach us how to live well.
From time to time, we all face challenges that can be overwhelming. Sometimes these challenges are situational, but they can also be the result of our lived experience(s) over time. Often they manifest as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and self harm. These manifestations can lead to further challenges such as job loss, family conflict, isolation, and addiction. Although we may flounder or experience failure, we can develop the strategies needed to live a flourishing life. Integrative therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychotherapy, and Solution Focused Therapy teach us how to live well.
(902) 906-5230 View (902) 906-5230
Photo of Jeffrey Howard Hosick, Counsellor in Nova Scotia
Jeffrey Howard Hosick
Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
Kentville, NS B4N
I love to work with highly sensitive people at a stage where they want to drop the toxic drama and begin to engage in life rather than react to it. I love working with couples and individuals who need a different framework because their current model of the world isn't working anymore. In the second half of life, we look to relate to the world, not manage it.
I love to work with highly sensitive people at a stage where they want to drop the toxic drama and begin to engage in life rather than react to it. I love working with couples and individuals who need a different framework because their current model of the world isn't working anymore. In the second half of life, we look to relate to the world, not manage it.
(782) 222-1188 View (782) 222-1188
Photo of Colleen Bob, Counsellor in Nova Scotia
Colleen Bob
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3H
Feeling stuck in a cycle of negativity, insecurity, or hopelessness? Do you long to improve your relationship with yourself and others? Through therapy, old patterns give way as you gain more access and understanding of your emotions, and a stronger and wiser version of yourself becomes available. I hold space for your healing and growth and also for your unique values, beliefs, and lived experience. In addition to individual therapy, I also offer couples counseling, where we work to understand negative patterns that keep you in conflict, and begin to create new patterns of connection, safety, and trust.
Feeling stuck in a cycle of negativity, insecurity, or hopelessness? Do you long to improve your relationship with yourself and others? Through therapy, old patterns give way as you gain more access and understanding of your emotions, and a stronger and wiser version of yourself becomes available. I hold space for your healing and growth and also for your unique values, beliefs, and lived experience. In addition to individual therapy, I also offer couples counseling, where we work to understand negative patterns that keep you in conflict, and begin to create new patterns of connection, safety, and trust.
(902) 423-1935 View (902) 423-1935
Photo of Yvette N Lombard, Registered Social Worker in Nova Scotia
Yvette N Lombard
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
In my work as a clinical therapist, I strive to help my clients regain control over their lives. I will work closely with you in order for you to be able to reach your wellness goals. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, insomnia and borderline personality disorder. I also enjoy working with clients who feel 'stuck' and are not sure what holds them back. If you think that therapy may be able to help, I encourage you to reach out for a free 15 minute phone consultation.
In my work as a clinical therapist, I strive to help my clients regain control over their lives. I will work closely with you in order for you to be able to reach your wellness goals. I specialize in working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, insomnia and borderline personality disorder. I also enjoy working with clients who feel 'stuck' and are not sure what holds them back. If you think that therapy may be able to help, I encourage you to reach out for a free 15 minute phone consultation.
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Photo of Lois Ells, Registered Social Worker in Nova Scotia
Lois Ells
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Bedford, NS B4A  (Online Only)
It’s as if you’re walking around with an invisible tide of emotions inside of you that the rest of the world is unable to see. And in your worst moments these big emotions and what if’s threaten to overwhelm you. It seems no matter how hard you try to live in the now and free yourself from these deep feelings and negative self-judgements, they can be like a wall, preventing you from fully being present and real, even when you want to be. As much as you try to remain calm, when poked, these raw spots spark emotions of sadness, grief, defensiveness, or insecurity.
It’s as if you’re walking around with an invisible tide of emotions inside of you that the rest of the world is unable to see. And in your worst moments these big emotions and what if’s threaten to overwhelm you. It seems no matter how hard you try to live in the now and free yourself from these deep feelings and negative self-judgements, they can be like a wall, preventing you from fully being present and real, even when you want to be. As much as you try to remain calm, when poked, these raw spots spark emotions of sadness, grief, defensiveness, or insecurity.
(782) 821-3717 View (782) 821-3717
Photo of Barb E Bowers, Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate in Nova Scotia
Barb E Bowers
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be challenging and sometimes it feels like we are riding the rollercoaster of ups and downs, at times it can feel like we are near burn out. We are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and full of anxiety. It is during these times that you need empathy, compassion, understanding and a safe place to unpack. In my practice, I offer a client-centered and supportive environment where you can feel safe to share your story and experiences. I help clients explore and process problems and challenges that impact every day life.
Life can be challenging and sometimes it feels like we are riding the rollercoaster of ups and downs, at times it can feel like we are near burn out. We are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and full of anxiety. It is during these times that you need empathy, compassion, understanding and a safe place to unpack. In my practice, I offer a client-centered and supportive environment where you can feel safe to share your story and experiences. I help clients explore and process problems and challenges that impact every day life.
(782) 823-8129 View (782) 823-8129
Photo of Dr. Susan Battista, Psychologist in Nova Scotia
Dr. Susan Battista
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Bedford, NS B4B
Now accepting new clients! Part of your caring community, I help children, adolescents, and adults move towards their valued goals.
Now accepting new clients! Part of your caring community, I help children, adolescents, and adults move towards their valued goals.
(782) 201-0281 View (782) 201-0281
Photo of Mia Savari, Counsellor in Nova Scotia
Mia Savari
Counsellor, MACP, RCT
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3H  (Online Only)
I am an open minded and a free spirited individual making it easy for me to connect with people from different ages, ranging from youth to adults. My areas of focus are: mental health, addiction, depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. My approach to therapy is mindfulness oriented, as it proves to be a great tool to facing hard life challenges and is key to a balanced and purposeful living.
I am an open minded and a free spirited individual making it easy for me to connect with people from different ages, ranging from youth to adults. My areas of focus are: mental health, addiction, depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. My approach to therapy is mindfulness oriented, as it proves to be a great tool to facing hard life challenges and is key to a balanced and purposeful living.
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Photo of Alison Fahie, Counsellor in Nova Scotia
Alison Fahie
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
My approach is from a client-centered, culturally-sensitive lens, understanding that my clients are the experts of their own lives. From a trauma-informed perspective, I strive to create an atmosphere of safety and trust for clients, recognizing the impact our past experiences can have on our present-day functioning. Through our work together, we will navigate the complexities of your unique journey, fostering healing, resilience, and personal growth.
My approach is from a client-centered, culturally-sensitive lens, understanding that my clients are the experts of their own lives. From a trauma-informed perspective, I strive to create an atmosphere of safety and trust for clients, recognizing the impact our past experiences can have on our present-day functioning. Through our work together, we will navigate the complexities of your unique journey, fostering healing, resilience, and personal growth.
(782) 201-3872 View (782) 201-3872

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in Nova Scotia who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
79% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
78% Self Esteem
73% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Medavie Blue Cross
59% Blue Cross
41% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Nova Scotia see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
16% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Nova Scotia?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.