Female Therapists in Bridgetown, NS

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Annapolis Art Therapy
Counsellor, BA, DTATI, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Bridgetown, NS B0S
Art Therapy aids people develop tactile and kinesthetic awareness; develop fine and gross motor skills; build self-esteem; promote self-expression; develop self-communication and interpersonal skills; enhance sensory integration/processing experiences; develop self-regulation skills; promote cognitive/problem-solving skills; enhance health and well-being; develop self-mastery, empowerment, and assertiveness skills and; increases sense of independence. Everyone can participate in art therapy. No artistic experience or ability is required. All you need is a desire to make art and explore using a variety
Art Therapy aids people develop tactile and kinesthetic awareness; develop fine and gross motor skills; build self-esteem; promote self-expression; develop self-communication and interpersonal skills; enhance sensory integration/processing experiences; develop self-regulation skills; promote cognitive/problem-solving skills; enhance health and well-being; develop self-mastery, empowerment, and assertiveness skills and; increases sense of independence. Everyone can participate in art therapy. No artistic experience or ability is required. All you need is a desire to make art and explore using a variety
(782) 821-3674 View (782) 821-3674
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Amy Rubin
Counsellor, MA, RCT, CCC, C-IAYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgetown, NS B0S
Life can be a lot, and we don’t get to skip over the rough parts. It might be an especially stressful time, or old issues and patterns might be holding us back. Sometimes it’s from moving through systems that cause harm. And sometimes we just get tired, and need someone in our corner. It can help to talk to someone who's not directly involved for support, insight, and a safe place to unpack it all. The longer I do this, the more I feel “mental health” isn’t quite the right term… it’s often physical, or spiritual, or cultural. The good news is we can start wherever you are. We can talk, move, go outside, or just feel what’s there.
Life can be a lot, and we don’t get to skip over the rough parts. It might be an especially stressful time, or old issues and patterns might be holding us back. Sometimes it’s from moving through systems that cause harm. And sometimes we just get tired, and need someone in our corner. It can help to talk to someone who's not directly involved for support, insight, and a safe place to unpack it all. The longer I do this, the more I feel “mental health” isn’t quite the right term… it’s often physical, or spiritual, or cultural. The good news is we can start wherever you are. We can talk, move, go outside, or just feel what’s there.
(902) 907-3006 View (902) 907-3006
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April Pater
Counsellor, MA, RCT, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bridgetown, NS B0S  (Online Only)
Does life sometimes feel like it's just too much? Do you find yourself constantly searching for happiness while trying to manage feelings of sadness, shame, anger, overwhelm, etc.? Are you struggling to keep stability in your relationships? I work with clients to get to the bottom of what is stopping them from leading a fulfilling life and effectively coping with life’s ups and downs. I offer a warm and compassionate space for my clients to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences; to learn to manage their emotions and relationships effectively and with integrity; and to make meaningful and lasting changes.
Does life sometimes feel like it's just too much? Do you find yourself constantly searching for happiness while trying to manage feelings of sadness, shame, anger, overwhelm, etc.? Are you struggling to keep stability in your relationships? I work with clients to get to the bottom of what is stopping them from leading a fulfilling life and effectively coping with life’s ups and downs. I offer a warm and compassionate space for my clients to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences; to learn to manage their emotions and relationships effectively and with integrity; and to make meaningful and lasting changes.
(902) 801-9432 View (902) 801-9432
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Azra Poe
Counsellor, RCT-C, MA
Verified Verified
Bridgetown, NS B0S  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone has inner wisdom which can lead them towards healing. Can I help you learn to trust yourself enough to make space for your pain, shame, grief, sadness, joy, and love to be felt and explored? By being curious about your resistance to feeling, we can process and digest it. I am trained as a somatic, relational, and trauma therapist, and I can help you understand the unique ways you learned to resist or avoid parts of yourself as a way of protection. I believe that human connection is an essential part of the healing process and I prioritize my role as a human first and as a therapist second.
I believe that everyone has inner wisdom which can lead them towards healing. Can I help you learn to trust yourself enough to make space for your pain, shame, grief, sadness, joy, and love to be felt and explored? By being curious about your resistance to feeling, we can process and digest it. I am trained as a somatic, relational, and trauma therapist, and I can help you understand the unique ways you learned to resist or avoid parts of yourself as a way of protection. I believe that human connection is an essential part of the healing process and I prioritize my role as a human first and as a therapist second.
(902) 601-0099 View (902) 601-0099

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Dr. Laura Scallion
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S
Dr. Scallion works with adults (19+) with a range of mental health difficulties including insomnia, anxiety disorders, stress, relationship difficulties, PTSD, and low mood/depression.
Dr. Scallion works with adults (19+) with a range of mental health difficulties including insomnia, anxiety disorders, stress, relationship difficulties, PTSD, and low mood/depression.
(782) 800-5374 View (782) 800-5374
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Victoria Flemming (Psychotherapy For You Nova Scotia)
Counsellor, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornwallis, NS B0S  (Online Only)
My name is Victoria and I appreciate you considering working with me. I am a compassionate and dedicated Registered Counselling Therapist–Candidate (RCT-C) based out of beautiful Nova Scotia. I believe in the power of whole body wellness and the connection between body, mind and soul.I hold a BA in Psychology and Criminology from Saint Mary’s University and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville. I have always been passionate about self-discovery and would be honoured to work with you if you’re struggling with grief, stress, anxiety, panic, depression, communication, interpersonal relationships, workplace stress,
My name is Victoria and I appreciate you considering working with me. I am a compassionate and dedicated Registered Counselling Therapist–Candidate (RCT-C) based out of beautiful Nova Scotia. I believe in the power of whole body wellness and the connection between body, mind and soul.I hold a BA in Psychology and Criminology from Saint Mary’s University and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville. I have always been passionate about self-discovery and would be honoured to work with you if you’re struggling with grief, stress, anxiety, panic, depression, communication, interpersonal relationships, workplace stress,
(902) 906-9884 View (902) 906-9884
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Donna Raxlen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S
I am a Clinical Therapist working with families and children, age 5-10. As school begins many issues kids put aside for their summer begin to resurface - peer pressures, bullying, learning issues, and self esteem. Children are often dealing with parental separation, divorce, remarriage and family deaths. Social media is a mixed blessing bringing children into contact with adult worlds - floods, wild fires, rising costs of everyday living; when we adults are concerned, our children are affected. No surprise, they are now experiencing high levels of anxiety, leading to moodiness, defiance, poor sleep and school problems.
I am a Clinical Therapist working with families and children, age 5-10. As school begins many issues kids put aside for their summer begin to resurface - peer pressures, bullying, learning issues, and self esteem. Children are often dealing with parental separation, divorce, remarriage and family deaths. Social media is a mixed blessing bringing children into contact with adult worlds - floods, wild fires, rising costs of everyday living; when we adults are concerned, our children are affected. No surprise, they are now experiencing high levels of anxiety, leading to moodiness, defiance, poor sleep and school problems.
(902) 912-5379 View (902) 912-5379
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Jenny Thibault
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S  (Online Only)
Feeling seen and heard are important when facing concerns of substance use, worry, anxiety, low motivation or feeling weighed down. Maybe you have a loved one with these struggles and want to build skills to help them. Recovery from mental health concerns looks different for everyone, and however it looks to you, is what I want to help you achieve. I use evidence based interventions and care pathways to guide treatment and achieve desired outcomes.
Feeling seen and heard are important when facing concerns of substance use, worry, anxiety, low motivation or feeling weighed down. Maybe you have a loved one with these struggles and want to build skills to help them. Recovery from mental health concerns looks different for everyone, and however it looks to you, is what I want to help you achieve. I use evidence based interventions and care pathways to guide treatment and achieve desired outcomes.
(782) 822-5165 View (782) 822-5165
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Sara Adams
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA/MEd, RYT
Verified Verified
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S
Not accepting new clients
People seeking support in navigating emotions, experiences, life transitions, or career planning—desiring a safe space for self-discovery. Proficient in English and French, I offer services in either language. Whether grappling with stress, trauma, personal growth, or diverse life challenges, clients value inclusivity and cultural sensitivity. Together, we explore these aspects, fostering resilience and emotional well-being
People seeking support in navigating emotions, experiences, life transitions, or career planning—desiring a safe space for self-discovery. Proficient in English and French, I offer services in either language. Whether grappling with stress, trauma, personal growth, or diverse life challenges, clients value inclusivity and cultural sensitivity. Together, we explore these aspects, fostering resilience and emotional well-being
(782) 201-3840 View (782) 201-3840

Online Therapists

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Laura Williams
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Eastern Passage, NS B3G  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and experienced Registered Social Worker with over two decades of dedicated service. My specialization revolves around attachment work, relationships, and trauma healing. In my practice, I focus on providing support to individuals and couples navigating the complexities of trauma, attachment issues, anger management, family conflict, domestic violence, parenting, anxiety, depression, addictions, and emotion regulation. Together, we embark on a transformative journey, unlocking the potential for lasting positive change in both internal and external relationships.
I am a compassionate and experienced Registered Social Worker with over two decades of dedicated service. My specialization revolves around attachment work, relationships, and trauma healing. In my practice, I focus on providing support to individuals and couples navigating the complexities of trauma, attachment issues, anger management, family conflict, domestic violence, parenting, anxiety, depression, addictions, and emotion regulation. Together, we embark on a transformative journey, unlocking the potential for lasting positive change in both internal and external relationships.
(289) 273-6767 View (289) 273-6767
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Eileen Donahoe
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified Verified
Port Williams, NS B0P
I am a Registered Psychologist and work with adults age 19+. I specialize in working with post traumatic stress, and have experience with police, veterans, first responders, as well as victims of motor vehicle accidents who are nervous drivers or passengers. I work with anxiety, fears, phobias, and depression and sleep difficulty. I also help people with work-related stressors. I help people become more assertive. I help with grief/loss. Personal growth and wellness and helping people to prepare for difficult challenges who need resource building.
I am a Registered Psychologist and work with adults age 19+. I specialize in working with post traumatic stress, and have experience with police, veterans, first responders, as well as victims of motor vehicle accidents who are nervous drivers or passengers. I work with anxiety, fears, phobias, and depression and sleep difficulty. I also help people with work-related stressors. I help people become more assertive. I help with grief/loss. Personal growth and wellness and helping people to prepare for difficult challenges who need resource building.
(902) 701-9354 View (902) 701-9354
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Mariana Lima
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bedford, NS B4A
Like many women in today's world, do you struggle to maintain meaningful connections and stay motivated in the face of overwhelming feelings of loneliness and the difficulty of navigating life, particularly after entering motherhood? Do you find yourself unable to fully engage in your daily life, whether it's at work or in your relationships, due to persistent feelings of depression? Are you weighed down by the relentless pressure to meet others' expectations? Looking for a sense of fulfillment and purpose, wondering if there is more to life than this endless struggle?
Like many women in today's world, do you struggle to maintain meaningful connections and stay motivated in the face of overwhelming feelings of loneliness and the difficulty of navigating life, particularly after entering motherhood? Do you find yourself unable to fully engage in your daily life, whether it's at work or in your relationships, due to persistent feelings of depression? Are you weighed down by the relentless pressure to meet others' expectations? Looking for a sense of fulfillment and purpose, wondering if there is more to life than this endless struggle?
(782) 825-8057 View (782) 825-8057
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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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Katrina Paruch
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, BA, MACP, RCT-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stewiacke, NS B0N  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Down? Alone? Wondering if things are "bad enough" for counselling? You don't have to wait until you are in crisis to reach out! Sometimes life can feel messy, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help by providing you with a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, with compassionate, professional guidance and support. I take a person-centered, collaborative approach, tailoring the counselling experience to your unique situation and needs. I work with individuals (16+), couples, and current and former clergy members from all faith traditions.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Down? Alone? Wondering if things are "bad enough" for counselling? You don't have to wait until you are in crisis to reach out! Sometimes life can feel messy, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help by providing you with a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, with compassionate, professional guidance and support. I take a person-centered, collaborative approach, tailoring the counselling experience to your unique situation and needs. I work with individuals (16+), couples, and current and former clergy members from all faith traditions.
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Pavitra Desai
Psychologist (Candidate Register)
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J
Taking the step to start therapy or even continuing with therapy can be difficult. It can mean unboxing the past that you have been holding on or realising that change needs to be done that you may not be ready for. Maybe you feel stuck, or are struggling with difficult emotions, overthinking, past trauma, life changes, relationship difficulties or doing more or less of certain things. A lot of times this also translates into difficulty connecting with others, trouble making decisions or just getting through the day.
Taking the step to start therapy or even continuing with therapy can be difficult. It can mean unboxing the past that you have been holding on or realising that change needs to be done that you may not be ready for. Maybe you feel stuck, or are struggling with difficult emotions, overthinking, past trauma, life changes, relationship difficulties or doing more or less of certain things. A lot of times this also translates into difficulty connecting with others, trouble making decisions or just getting through the day.
(782) 825-6391 View (782) 825-6391
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Leanne Cameron
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Berwick, NS B0P  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging. Sometimes we need help to improve the quality of daily experiences & relationships. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction (sex, gambling & substances), anger, grief, complicated relationships, personality disorders and self-esteem all influence our lives. As a clinical supervisor for two addiction facilities, I have experience with complex mental health issues. I assist clients in identifying codependency traits, narcissists in their relationships and how emotional dis-regulation contributes to complications. Having overcome my own challenges aids in an authentic connection with my clients. Compassion and humour are tools I use while I assist clients in reclaiming identity
Life can be challenging. Sometimes we need help to improve the quality of daily experiences & relationships. Anxiety, depression, PTSD, addiction (sex, gambling & substances), anger, grief, complicated relationships, personality disorders and self-esteem all influence our lives. As a clinical supervisor for two addiction facilities, I have experience with complex mental health issues. I assist clients in identifying codependency traits, narcissists in their relationships and how emotional dis-regulation contributes to complications. Having overcome my own challenges aids in an authentic connection with my clients. Compassion and humour are tools I use while I assist clients in reclaiming identity
(902) 701-9448 View (902) 701-9448
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Andrea Rivera
Counsellor, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
At some point in our lives, we all feel overwhelmed, confused, stuck, or lost. These times can increase our stress and anxiety. In those times, we need understanding, validation, safety, and support to overcome our challenges. I aim to provide you with a safe place to share and process your current challenges. With a deeper understanding, we can then work together towards learning new skills and strategies that can help you move forward, build resilience, and better cope with any future obstacles.
At some point in our lives, we all feel overwhelmed, confused, stuck, or lost. These times can increase our stress and anxiety. In those times, we need understanding, validation, safety, and support to overcome our challenges. I aim to provide you with a safe place to share and process your current challenges. With a deeper understanding, we can then work together towards learning new skills and strategies that can help you move forward, build resilience, and better cope with any future obstacles.
(782) 400-5233 View (782) 400-5233
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Siwaa Elhakim
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
Bedford, NS B4A  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Siwaa Elhakim, an empathetic and culturally competent online therapist fluent in both Arabic and English. As a BIPOC therapist, I am committed to providing inclusive and affirming mental health care to individuals from diverse backgrounds, including the LGBTQ+ community. My expertise lies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specializing in anxiety and depression relief, and helping clients find happiness and fulfillment in their lives. to TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and Google to search for why you feel anxious or depressed? Do you search for what's causing mood swings?
Welcome! I'm Siwaa Elhakim, an empathetic and culturally competent online therapist fluent in both Arabic and English. As a BIPOC therapist, I am committed to providing inclusive and affirming mental health care to individuals from diverse backgrounds, including the LGBTQ+ community. My expertise lies in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specializing in anxiety and depression relief, and helping clients find happiness and fulfillment in their lives. to TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, and Google to search for why you feel anxious or depressed? Do you search for what's causing mood swings?
(782) 824-0894 View (782) 824-0894
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Lori Johnston
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bedford, NS B4A  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist specializing in relational, embodied, and trauma-sensitive approaches to growth, transformation, and healing. In addition to “everyday” therapeutic issues that I work with, the following are my areas of specialty: relationship issues, sexual desire & intimacy, women’s issues, low self-esteem, disconnection from intuition & inner guidance, body image, disordered eating, grief & loss, codependency, avoidance issues, addictions (including sex & love, drug & alcohol, shopping, food, etc.), trauma including relational trauma (abandonment, neglect, enmeshment, abuse), depression, and attachment injuries.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist specializing in relational, embodied, and trauma-sensitive approaches to growth, transformation, and healing. In addition to “everyday” therapeutic issues that I work with, the following are my areas of specialty: relationship issues, sexual desire & intimacy, women’s issues, low self-esteem, disconnection from intuition & inner guidance, body image, disordered eating, grief & loss, codependency, avoidance issues, addictions (including sex & love, drug & alcohol, shopping, food, etc.), trauma including relational trauma (abandonment, neglect, enmeshment, abuse), depression, and attachment injuries.
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Bird's Nest Listening (Carmen Grant)
Pre-Licensed Professional, CCPCP-R, (cand)
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3L
If you’re struggling with grief, family dynamics, toxic relationships, unhealthy attachments, or feeling stuck in old patterns, I'm here to listen, and offer you support - without judgement or shame.
If you’re struggling with grief, family dynamics, toxic relationships, unhealthy attachments, or feeling stuck in old patterns, I'm here to listen, and offer you support - without judgement or shame.
(548) 457-0621 View (548) 457-0621

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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.