Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Bedford, NS

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Ayala Gorodzinsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with children, adolescents, and young adults who are coping with difficult behaviours, anxiety or mood concerns. Parents can often feel overwhelmed in helping their children, so I support families to help them manage life stressors and difficult emotions. My goal is to help children, youth, and parents have easier and more pleasant days. I use evidence-based strategies of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ). Within my work helping youth, young adults, and parents, I have a specialty of helping people coping with medical conditions or anxiety about medical procedures.
(902) 404-9940
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Susan Cameron
Registered Social Worker, MSW,RSW
Verified
Verified
I am a registered clinical social worker and I have had the pleasure of working with youth and families for over 20 years. I use a collaborative approach in treatment to individual youth and to families grounded in evidence-based methods such as Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Structural Family Therapy. These approaches respect the client/family and the therapeutic relationship. I support the values of the individuals and families and the expertise they bring while working together toward their desired goals.
(782) 492-0157
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Chelsea da Estrela
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach is grounded in Cognitive-Behavioural and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Currently accepting new clients. I am a registered clinical psychologist who is passionate about working with youth from school-aged to emerging adulthood. I specialize in supporting young people in learning to navigate big feelings, life stressors, relationships, and coping with change. I also have experience working with caregivers in finding strategies to support their loved ones struggling with mental health challenges.
(782) 222-9005
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Dr. Valerie Grant
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can support you using evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ).
Stressed? Anxious? The strategies you've always used to cope haven't been working as well as they did before. It's time to make changes, but where to begin? You're ready to find a warm, supportive professional who can help you get back to living the life you want.
(902) 702-2847
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Christina Rodrigue
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Additionally, from a therapeutic perspective, I can pull from several different frameworks and have training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Play Therapy (PT), AutPlay Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
I provide client-centred counselling services across the life span. However, my ideal clients are children, youth and neurodivergent folks.
(782) 482-0018
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Ena Vukatana
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I draw upon strategies from Cognitive-Behavioural and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches, but also recognize the importance of tailoring my intervention to meet unique client needs.
I view my role in therapy as that of a coach, who strives to help youth and their families to make meaningful changes in their lives. I value a collaborative approach, and always aim to foster a positive environment where clients feel supported in taking steps toward their goals. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, and offer treatment for anxiety, depression, coping with stress or life transitions, low self-esteem, behavioural challenges, and sleep difficulties. I also have expertise in working with youth experiencing challenges with chronic health conditions, medical and dental anxiety, medication taking, and pain.
(902) 918-5546
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Melanie Quigg
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
She predominantly uses CBT, ACT , ERP, Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused and Trauma Informed Therapies.
For many people, walking into a therapist’s office can be extremely difficult and anxiety provoking. Melanie recognizes this and is dedicated to creating a therapeutic experience that is comfortable, non-judgmental, and focused on what’s most important to you. Mel will be with you every step of the way in helping you handle all issues that life throws your way as well as meeting your therapeutic goals. Mel is currently accepting clients for in person (using Covid safe practices), online and phone therapy.
(902) 907-5433
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Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC
Verified
Verified
Using ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and Narrative Therapy the client is invited to engage with their life in a meaningful and rewarding way.
My clients are generally people who are managing a chronic medical condition, are struggling with a life altering diagnosis, who may be finding a life transition challenging(menopause, retirement) and have feelings of anxiety or sadness as a result. I provide coaching to help make difficult decisions.
(902) 909-5655
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Caroline Martin
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am offering group therapy through a wellness lens to build healthy habits and expand personal growth (I'm not accepting new clients for individual therapy at this time). Included are other weekly groups such as pilates, dance, batch cooking and creative studio time. Using systems theory, ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and positive psychology, you'll explore your obstacles, goals and personal potential. The rest of the program is about doing what you’re learning, giving you time and space to put your healthy habits into motion with support. GOOD Together is about group wellness in action. You don't have to do it alone.
(782) 800-7345
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Melodie Skeete
Registered Social Worker, BSW , MSW , RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I draw from different models of therapy, including Emotion Focused, Narrative, Solution Focused, CBT, and ACT , to customize an approach that meets your needs.
Sometimes we are living at our best, in harmony with the highs and lows of life. Other times we are stressed, uncertain, overwhelmed and need help with the balance. Relationships are impacted, connections may be strained between family members, past experiences can affect the ability to live in the present moment. Major life transitions can be difficult, and feelings may seem too big to manage.
(782) 400-6401
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Alison Sanford Thomas
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I practice from a trauma informed lens using modalities such as EMDR and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, also drawing on other approaches such as Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I offer perinatal therapy (during pregnancy, postpartum, early parenthood) and individual mental health therapy (in areas such as trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, veterans, first responder families, stress, life transitions, grief and loss, relationship challenges). I believe in a collaborative, client-centered approach to therapy and offer practical skills to help you manage life’s challenges more effectively. I aim to provide a welcoming space, explore inner strengths, help turn down the volume on painful thoughts and feelings, and help you work towards building a meaningful life in line with your own values and goals.
(782) 800-9339
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Breathe Mindfulness Centre
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
Verified
Breathe Mindfulness Centre is a safe and inclusive space offering mindfulness and self-compassion-based counselling, workshops and therapeutic group programs to the public, health professionals and organizations. Jacqueline Milner is the founder of the centre and has had the privilege of offering psychological services to the HRM and surrounding communities for over 28 years. Her empathic and authentic treatment approach is based on sound psychological principles and draws from several evidence-based treatments such as MBCT, MSC, CBT, Emotion Focused, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
(782) 800-5369
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Bedford, NS B4A
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DBT Karin Klassen R. Psych
Psychologist, MSc, MPhil
Verified
Verified
The focus of my practice is to treat people who have emotional dysregulation - stress! This can be due to a mood or personality disorder, chronic pain, trauma or complex trauma, or a major life transition. I use practical, evidence based therapies such as DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Clinical Hypnosis, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to help you fulfill your goals, getting back to living a meaningful, peaceful, productive life.
(782) 492-0236
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DBT Karin Klassen R Psych
Psychologist, MPhil
Verified
Verified
The focus of my practice is to treat people who have emotional dysregulation - stress! This can be due to a mood or personality disorder, chronic pain, trauma or complex trauma, military service, or a major life transition. I use practical, evidence based therapies such as DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Clinical Hypnosis, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to help you fulfill your goals, getting back to living a meaningful, peaceful, productive life.
(506) 712-3346
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Alexa Morash
Counsellor, BSW, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I aim to be a person of safety and trust as we become a collaborative team to work on issues that you bring to the therapy space. I am here to provide affirmative therapy to clients and work with a variety of issues. I primarily work with the queer community as Diverse Roots strives to provide an affirmative space for the community. I specialize in working through trauma, PTSD and grief. I recognize the challenges that come with starting therapy, finding a new therapist or reconnecting with yourself through the therapeutic process again.
(782) 312-1158
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Janice Hartley
Counsellor, MACP, RCT, CCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
**Currently Accepting New Clients ** Do you feel Anxious? Overwhelmed? Uncomfortable and just not yourself? Are your symptoms affecting your quality of life? Are you are dealing with the physical and mental symptoms of a recent or past traumatic event? I am here to help! Personal therapy can help you gain new insight and reduce your suffering. I can help you learn new skills, techniques and ways of coping to improve your overall functioning, improve relationships and allow you to become your best self!
(902) 701-9397
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Lauren Scott
Counsellor, MACP, MHSA, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
**Online Counselling available.** Do you find yourself stressed and overwhelmed? Anxious? Struggling in your relationships? But you have no idea how to change things and start living the life you want and deserve. If you have struggled with making changes in the past, I believe together we can shape your future. Therapy is a supportive process that can enable us to move past blockages, with the tools and techniques that work for us we can find our way to a future we are eager to step in to.
(902) 915-7242
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Khanden MacMullin
Counsellor, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
Life can be filled with challenge and hardship, which can often leave us struggling. Whether it be situations of the past that make us feel stuck, overwhelming moments that seem to plague us, or an abrupt transition in life, my goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and develop a new zest for life. Most importantly, I see my role as being someone in your corner. Where it can be all too common for those hardships to add up, what can make matters that much more difficult is in having to face them alone.
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Dr. Adam Kayfitz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: When faced with difficult life experiences, feelings of ‘not being good enough’ or memories of painful past events, it’s not uncommon to get stuck repeating the same old patterns as a way of trying to cope. Perhaps you struggle with anxiety, low mood, over thinking, avoiding feelings or doing too much of something (e.g., electronics, substances) or too little of something (e.g., rest, exercise, connection with loved ones). Ideally, you want to feel more at ease with yourself, making choices and decisions that serve your best, authentic interests vs. those of others.
(902) 201-2985
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Robyn Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide holistic psychotherapy and wellness counselling to individuals, couples and families. I recognize that working through difficult life circumstances and challenging relationships can be stressful and isolating, resulting in feelings of anxiety, low mood, poor coping skills or a general sense of being stuck in a cycle of unhealthy patterns. To move forward in our lives, it’s helpful to honor our experiences, accept that deeper emotions are appropriate in certain situations and build trust in ourselves to know the difference.
(782) 800-0132
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Counsellors
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. ACT is a form of mindfulness based therapy, theorizing that greater well-being can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. Essentially, ACT looks at your character traits and behaviours to assist you in reducing avoidant coping styles. ACT also addresses your commitment to making changes, and what to do about it when you can't stick to your goals.

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