Online Counselling for Bridgetown

Photo of Nika Peters, BA, AT, DWheat, Pre-Licensed Professional
Nika Peters
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, AT, DWheat
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bridgetown, NS B0S
I am an art therapist who works with children, teens and adults. I continuously marvel at the wisdom of the body and bring an embodiment/mindfulness focus into my practice. My practice is queer affirming, trauma informed, abolitionist, and integrative. Together we can integrate stressful life experiences and challenging emotions, cultivate self-compassion and inner-knowing, and foster connection and belonging. I am available for online as well as in-person in my studio in the Annapolis Valley. Online art therapy can be a great fit for people who live farther away.
I am an art therapist who works with children, teens and adults. I continuously marvel at the wisdom of the body and bring an embodiment/mindfulness focus into my practice. My practice is queer affirming, trauma informed, abolitionist, and integrative. Together we can integrate stressful life experiences and challenging emotions, cultivate self-compassion and inner-knowing, and foster connection and belonging. I am available for online as well as in-person in my studio in the Annapolis Valley. Online art therapy can be a great fit for people who live farther away.
(902) 909-2311 View (902) 909-2311
Photo of Whitney 'chalace' Slipp, MA, RCT-C, Counsellor
Whitney 'chalace' Slipp
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
Bridgetown, NS B0S
By creating a supportive and relaxed environment through the therapeutic dynamic I supoort mt clients in their therapeutic process and collaborate with folks who are polyamorous, kink-centered, neurodivergent, LGBTQIA2S+ and within the disability community. I have a strength-based approach and encourage my clients to gently unravel parts of themselves through somatic interventions, talk therapy and psychotherapy while supporting clients to understand themselves more deeply. With a creative background I feel best suited with folks who are open to a playful and mindful approach to their healing journey.
By creating a supportive and relaxed environment through the therapeutic dynamic I supoort mt clients in their therapeutic process and collaborate with folks who are polyamorous, kink-centered, neurodivergent, LGBTQIA2S+ and within the disability community. I have a strength-based approach and encourage my clients to gently unravel parts of themselves through somatic interventions, talk therapy and psychotherapy while supporting clients to understand themselves more deeply. With a creative background I feel best suited with folks who are open to a playful and mindful approach to their healing journey.
(902) 710-6077 View (902) 710-6077
Photo of Nigel Tinker, MEd, RCT, CCC, Counsellor
Nigel Tinker
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bridgetown, NS B0S
You may struggle with distressing thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations, and urges that negatively affect your relationships, work, school, and other aspects of life. At times you feel stuck dealing with the the same difficulties over and over. In therapy you want to feel heard, understood, and respected. You want work on the topics and goals most important to you. Regardless of the situation or challenge, I believe in your potential to live well, and as a collaborative, trauma-informed, and strengths-oriented therapist, I can help you struggle less with life's difficulties and spend more time being the person you want to be.
You may struggle with distressing thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations, and urges that negatively affect your relationships, work, school, and other aspects of life. At times you feel stuck dealing with the the same difficulties over and over. In therapy you want to feel heard, understood, and respected. You want work on the topics and goals most important to you. Regardless of the situation or challenge, I believe in your potential to live well, and as a collaborative, trauma-informed, and strengths-oriented therapist, I can help you struggle less with life's difficulties and spend more time being the person you want to be.
(902) 909-2691 View (902) 909-2691
Photo of undefined - Diverse Roots Therapy, RCT, MSc, Counsellor
Diverse Roots Therapy
Counsellor, RCT, MSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Bridgetown, NS B0S
We are a group of RCTs (Registered Counselling Therapists), RCT-Cs (Registered Counselling Therapist Candidates) and students completing practicum placements, all with a passion to serve the LGBTQIA2S+ community. More info can be found at: www.diverserootstherapy.com.
We are a group of RCTs (Registered Counselling Therapists), RCT-Cs (Registered Counselling Therapist Candidates) and students completing practicum placements, all with a passion to serve the LGBTQIA2S+ community. More info can be found at: www.diverserootstherapy.com.
(902) 901-5692 View (902) 901-5692

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Online Counsellors

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.