Therapists in Chester, NS

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Kathleen Naylor
Counsellor, MEd , RCT, CCC
Verified
Verified
If you are ready for things to feel different, and know that some compassionate accompaniment would help, I'm here to support you. If you often feel overwhelmed by the demands of life, and find it difficult to connect with other people and your own sense of self, let's explore together. Maybe you are facing mental or physical pain, or you notice patterns of unhealthy behaviours or relationships, or you're not coping well with the burden of grief. If you have a sense that there's got to be another way to live, it may benefit you to work with a somatic therapist and tap into the wisdom and capacity of your own nervous system.
(902) 903-2482
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Chester, NS B0J
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Patricia Wentzell Counselling & Consulting Svcs
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
Verified
Sometimes life's challenges or transitions can be overwhelming for a person or family to solve on their own. Counselling provides support as you adjust to transitions such as those involving grief and loss or separation/divorce. I utilize diverse theoretical approaches in my counselling practice, drawing upon my training and experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy, trauma-informed and attachment issues, play therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
(902) 700-6535
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Chester, NS B0J
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Rory Boutilier
Counsellor, RCT, RPC
Verified
Verified
I am only accepting clients for online therapy at this time. Many of the people I see are struggling with life stress such as graduating from university or entering the workforce or changing careers, depression, anxiety, self-injury, thoughts of suicide, and family stress. I also have an interest in men's issues and helping people who have never attended therapy.
(902) 701-6782
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Sheet Harbour, NS B0J
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Jenny Reich
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is client-centred and trauma-informed. I work with older adolescents and adults with a diverse range of concerns, to increase their sense of confidence and well-being. I am based in Bridgewater and am currently offering in-person and online therapy to residents of Nova Scotia. In our work together, you will bring your knowledge of yourself, your experience, and your hopes for the future. I will incorporate a variety of evidence-based therapeutic techniques aimed at broadening your awareness and decreasing your distress.
(902) 201-9259
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Lunenburg, NS B0J
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Lisa Dexter
Licensed Professional Counsellor, RCT, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My ideal clients range in age from adolescents through adulthood, including couples and families. They may have a past history of trauma or grief, or perhaps they are presently struggling with symptoms of ADHD, life changes, or a breakdown of a key relationship. They may be feeling completely overwhelmed and unsure where to go next. They will be open to trying new ideas to help them on the path to feeling better, but will not be worried about talking to me when certain strategies that do not work for them, as they will know it is best that we use techniques that they are comfortable with and will use.
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Musquodoboit Harbour, NS B0J
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Kate McKenna
Counsellor, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is open to the idea of therapy, but might need a patient and welcoming therapist to help them open up. They are looking for a therapist that feels like an old friend, someone they can say anything to. They might be looking to improve relationships in their life, build confidence and self-worth, or shift some long-standing habits. Maybe they are going through a transition or a loss and need support through the changes. I am particularly passionate about supporting teenagers, parents, elders, folks dealing with body image issues, and couples.
(782) 492-0151
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Lunenburg, NS B0J
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Vanessa Eyre
Counsellor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is rooted in the relationships that clients and I build together, creating spaces of trust and security; that’s where healing can start. I am passionate about providing trauma-informed mental health support that is accessible, rooted in compassion and aware of systemic barriers. I genuinely love working with people while witnessing them confront their challenges and grow as individuals; providing counselling gives me with an incredible sense of meaning and vitality.
(902) 518-0745
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Lunenburg, NS B0J
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Angela Carter Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, MEd, MA, RCT-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My specialty is listening, assisting decision making and being a support. If you would like to make an action plan, change, create and follow through with goals, we can work together to make that happen. I provide individual and group counselling to build confidence, self-image, communication and friendship/social skills. I use the interventions of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, (CBT) to treat depression, anxiety, youth/parent relationships, ADHD, and stress by addressing thinking and by changing behaviours to support your life.
(782) 222-0481
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Musquodoboit Harbour, NS B0J
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Jillian Dollimont Equus: Equine Assisted Cnslng
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Mind and body - emotions, thoughts, and actions - do not exist independently of one another. At Equus, through the use of evidence-based therapy practices, you'll have a holistic experience, nurturing both your physical and emotional health. You deserve to feel better and enjoy life. Let's get there together. (Please note: Equus is currently operating out of Aylesford, NS in the Annapolis Valley)
(902) 905-3650
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Hubbards, NS B0J
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Online Therapists

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Mindhous Wellness - Dr. Spinney and Associates
Registered Social Worker, DSW, MSW, RCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome to the beginning of your healing journey. At Mindhous Wellness we offer a variety of treatment approaches and a team to best support your needs. We encourage you to view our website to see who may be a good fit for you and your journey. If you have any questions or inquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to answer email inquiries anytime. If you're looking for EMDR Therapy specifically, it is our goal that all associates are trained in this modality of healing. Thank you for your interest and we hope to talk soon!
(902) 906-6829
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Antigonish, NS B2G
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Donna Marie McLean
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I believe that people are inherently healthy and resilient, and capable of recovering from areas where they may be stuck by finding new insights, knowledge and tools. I see my role as helping people find their way through mental health challenges, challenges with family relationships or with work, struggles with chronic illness, loss and grief, or through life transitions to see their highest potential.
(902) 430-3137
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Waitlist for new clients
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Deanna Rafuse Poole
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, passionate about supporting couples experiencing conflict, including issues like communication styles, betrayal, serious or chronic illness, consensual non-monogamy and non-heteronormative relationships. I have completed Levels 1&2 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and draw from this modality in my work with couples. For individuals living with anxiety, depression or insomnia, I offer evidence-based treatments paired to your learning style and needs, recognizing that therapy is a collaborative process. Reduced rate for University and college students.
(782) 822-5166
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Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z
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Waitlist for new clients
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Sandy Dietrich-Bell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCPA
Verified
Verified
My goal is to equip you with the tools/resources needed to find your ataraxis. Ataraxis: "the absence of mental stress/anxiety; peace of mind, tranquility". We all experience times when balance or peace seems out of reach. We have all felt overwhelmed, underappreciated, scared and alone. Life is hard and struggles can feel relentless. Therapy is often very necessary and will be helpful - but my hope is to give YOU the tools to cope with life as it comes at you; when it comes at you. Need me now, but not forever, because you can maintain ataraxis on your own, if given the right tools to manage whatever issue/concern you are facing.
(902) 908-5753
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St Peters, NS B0E
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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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Ray Frizzell
Pre-Licensed Professional, MACP, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
Welcome. My intention is to offer a safe place for you to enter into a journey of healing. My hope is that you and I can create a positive environment where we can work together on the issues and challenges that have brought you here. . I practice from a critical feminist perspective, which means I do not think I am an expert, but that we form knowledge and mutual curiosity and in doing so, I hope, we arrive at a place of healing and enlightenment for you.
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Dartmouth, NS B3A
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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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Glen Margaret, NS B3Z
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Erin Dempsey
Psychologist, PhD, Cand R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The many twists and turns of life can be challenging to process and navigate. You may have experienced new or longstanding adversity that can make relationships challenging, cause overwhelming anxiety, or lead you to become withdrawn and depressed. I will collaborate with you to develop a warm, compassionate therapeutic relationship to help you explore how your body and mind respond to the complex emotions that emerge with such life adversity. For most of us, these patterns are automatic, but as you get to know yourself you can uncover new choices and options for meaningful, lasting change.
(782) 400-0441
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Jill Pasquet
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I’m a psychotherapist in general practice with specialized training and experience working with people with trauma-related issues, particularly complex trauma. I bring a warm, genuine, non-judgmental and direct approach to therapy and I work collaboratively with my clients and with attention to individual and systemic patterns of power and oppression.
(782) 492-0094
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Eileen Donahoe
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
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
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Port Williams, NS B0P
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Careen Coetzee Psychologist and Associate
Psychologist, MA, C, Psych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We have a youthful mindset - a free spirit. This means we connect well with adolescents, young adults and adults. Nothing shocks us. As the Supervising Psychologist, Careen has a long history of looking out for the underdog. Her mentorship of Associates emphasizes this philosophy. We are creative and passionate about our work. We believe that you are curious about your personal healing and growth. Our training has given us skills in assesment, treatment and diagnosis of psychological disorders. Our areas of specialty include but are not limited to the following: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD,Substance abuse, PTSD.
(844) 332-3359
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Halifax, NS B3H
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in Chester?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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 Chester 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.

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