Child Therapists in Bedford, NS

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Valerie Hewitt
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Children , adolescents, and families face a number of challenges that can interfere with mental wellness. Perhaps your child has experienced a recent life transition such as the death or loss of a loved one, a divorce, or relocation. Perhaps your child is struggling to cope with the effects of trauma, and to make sense of their world after this event. Perhaps you, as your child ’s caregiver, are looking for support – to learn strategies to respond to your child ’s intense emotions, to improve your family’s communication, and to enhance healthy attachment.
(782) 822-2469
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Cynthia Manley
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT, CPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use observational statements to let the child know I am following their play. I believe that my relationship with the child is the most important part of the therapeutic process. I believe that children are wise and innately know what is needed inside to heal During dramatic play, I enter the child ’s play instead of watching from the sidelines. During play, I model mindfulness and self-regulation for children . I view many of the behaviors that bring children to therapy as symptoms of dys-regulated nervous systems. I believe children ’s play is a way for them to show me how it feels for them to be in their world.
(902) 812-0392
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Jenna MacNeil
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I support children and their families who may be struggling with anxiety, behavioural challenges, or family reorganization such as divorce and separation, adoption, or the birth or loss of a family member.
Hi, my name is Jenna, owner and Counselling Therapist at Mountain View Counselling. I specialize in infant and early childhood mental health. When working with children and teens, I work closely with you, the child ’s caregiver. You are the most important person in your child ’s life, and therapy will be most effective if we work together as a team. Sessions may include parent coaching sessions, child -focused sessions or family sessions. Often, a combination of these sessions is involved. In addition to these services, I also provide counselling services to new mothers; supporting women during their postpartum period.
(902) 901-5906
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Ena Vukatana
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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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SMB Counselling
Counsellor, RCT, CCC, RP, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Offer counselling to children , youth, adults, and couples from the EFT background.
Is it tough to stay balanced and positive during these difficult times? Are you and your partner feeling a disconnect? Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) can help! A world renown approach to individual or couples counselling that provides a safe, judgement free space, while improving connection. I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) which assists in processing trauma. The natural healing process resolves unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain; EMDR speeds up this process!
(902) 200-6331
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Christina Rodrigue
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Joanne Doran
Psychologist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I provide therapy for children and youth who are experiencing a number of life challenges, such as anxiety, stress, trauma or divorce. Children are ideal candidates for early intervention and lasting change is often realized in a short amount of time. In my work with teens, I use a holistic, mindful approach, offering them tools and guidance. Through exploring their life experiences, values and unique strengths, teens develop self-awareness, confidence and self-regulation. I work with adoptive children and families to create safe, loving attachments when there has been complex trauma and disrupted attachment relationships.
(902) 517-0226
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Bedford, NS B4B
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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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Julie Wershler
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I also provide psychoeducational and mental health assessment services for children and adolescents, related to concerns such as ADHD and learning challenges.
I work with preteens, adolescents, young adults, and their families to provide support to address areas of challenge. I collaborate with clients to find the approach that best fits with their needs and goals. This may include addressing unhelpful thinking patterns, developing strategies to cope with intense emotions, improving relationships with family or peers, or problem-solving barriers getting in the way of valued activities.
(782) 400-6017
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Marlene Johns
Counsellor, MEd , RCT, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Marlene Johns is a Registered Counselling Therapist who works with adults, young clients ( children /adolescents), and families experiencing difficulty with issues related to anxiety, depression, traumatic stress, self-esteem, low self-confidence, anger, aggression, social anxiety, fears, grief and loss, separation/divorce, adoption/stepfamily issues, major life transitions, and family conflicts which may be preventing them from living a happier and healthier life.
(902) 832-6026
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Rose Degenhardt
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RTC-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
From a young age, I knew I wanted to help others. After exploring various areas of the helping profession. I have many years working in residential facilities for substance abuse and adults with mental health issues and 12 in nursing homes as a personal support worker. I have experience working with domestic violence survivors as a crisis interventionist and with victim services. I also have experience in working with children , LGBTQ, anxiety, and depression. I strongly believe my clients deserve to be heard, respected and understood in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment. No matter what brings them to counselling.
(782) 800-5731
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Imagine Therapy
Occupational Therapist, OT Reg
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a practical, individualised and creative approach to tackling mental health difficulties for you or your child ? Perhaps you have not found traditional talking therapies a good fit for you. Perhaps your teen needs support to break cycles of anxiety or depression. Perhaps your child has Autism or ADHD and struggles with their behaviour, attention, emotions or sensory processing. You might be looking for parenting support. You may want to incorporate nature, arts or other meaningful activity into your therapy journey. One size does not fit all. Imagine what change looks like for you.
(782) 312-0096
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Marsh-Knickle & Associates
Psychologist, PhD, MSc/MA, LMFT, MSW, MASP
Verified
Verified
We are a well established practice providing confidential, sensitive, personalized psychological and counselling services for adults, teens, children , families and couples in Bedford, Halifax, Dartmouth, Fall River, Sackville and surrounding communities. We provide assessment, treatment and relapse prevention services. Our treatment plans include evidence-based approaches to teach people how to live well despite life's difficulties. As we are a group of clinicians with various training we offer multiple therapeutic techniques. Approaches include EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, Marriage and Family Therapy (including Gottman and Systems approaches), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and various Trauma Based Therapies.
(902) 901-5369
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Tyler Hoyt
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working with children , youth, and famiIies for 20 years.
**Now Booking New Clients** I primarily work with those in relationships, both romantic and families, aiming to help people learn how to grow well in life individually and together. If you would like to strengthen a stagnant marriage, hedge against divorce, improve communication, or recover from an affair, I can help. I also work with children (ages 6 and up), teenagers, and family units navigate parenting issues, emotion regulation, ADHD, and trauma. Although I specialize in marriage and familes, I love working with individuals battling mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, past trauma, grief, addictions, and more.
(782) 400-6426
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Jen Carter
Pre-Licensed Professional, CYC, CYCW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Struggling to maintain an open dialogue with your child /teen? Unsure of how to support your child /teen through difficult life transitions? Looking to find guidance and support through parenting challenges? Jen Carter may be the right "fit" for you and your family. As a trained Child and Youth Counsellor with also a background in law enforcement, Jen uses an eclectic style of psychotherapy to connect with youth in a way that communicates, is goal-oriented and provides a sense of comfort and warmth as she collaboratively builds the therapeutic relationship. "Life Happens...And Jen Can Help!" (Jen sees clients up to age 30)
(902) 346-2158
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Karen Johnston-Hutchins
Counsellor, BEd, MEd, MEd Psy, RCT, CCC
Verified
Verified
I love to help people! That’s what moves and motivates me. I have thirty years experience as a Teacher, Vice-Principal, Principal and Counsellor in Nova Scotia’s school system and over twenty years as a Counselling Therapist in a thriving private practice. I provide therapy to adults, couples, families, adolescents and children within an open, confidential, BIPOC and LGBTQ positive environment. I use solution-focused and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to implement effective strategies designed to work for you and/or your family.
(782) 400-6431
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Ryan Feron
Counsellor, BEd, BPE, MEd, MEd Psy, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
I help children and teenagers who want to be confident and happy but are feeling overwhelmed by anxiety, stress or managing their emotions. I incorporate physical activity, movement, sports and games into my therapeutic practice whenever appropriate. I taught Physical Education for 15+ years and have been a coach in multiple sports. Because I have seen first hand, the benefits that being active, has on both physical and mental health, I use Walk-Talk Therapy and Therapeutic Fitness as therapy models.
(782) 222-1196
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Bedford, NS B4B
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Julia Smith
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have past experience working as a counsellor at Dalhousie University and as a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician for the BC government​.
I help teenagers and adults who want to be confident and happy but are feeling weighed down by anxiety, stress, and depression. My clients find that issues with school, work, relationships, identity, and/or self-esteem makes life difficult to enjoy. They feel stuck due to the problems they are experiencing.
(844) 707-9033
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Dartmouth Psychological Services Inc.
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
Verified
Dartmouth Psychological Services Inc. is a team of collaborative and caring practitioners who have been providing evidence-based mental health services to children , adolescents, adults, couples and families in the HRM for over 20 years. Since 2015 they have had a collaborative association with Breathe Mindfulness Centre, which specializes in offering mindfulness and compassion-based classes, workshops and group programs.
(866) 909-4868
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Bedford, NS B4A
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Sheila Ago
Counsellor, BAHons, MDiv, MEd, CCC, RCT(c)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My clients are men, women, children and adolescents, the terminally ill and their care-givers.
Life can be stressful and we all need someone to listen empathetically, assisting us to understand ourselves and also guiding us in finding the best solution for our difficulty. It is never too late to experience our best life ever. Wellness and wholeness awaits us and those we love!
(902) 707-0168
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Bedford, NS B4A

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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bedford are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Bedford then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bedford, or Child Psychologists in Bedford.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bedford psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bedford specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.