Child Therapists in Dartmouth, NS

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Photo of Kayla Darlene Warren, Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate in Dartmouth, NS
Kayla Darlene Warren
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, CYCW, MA, RCT-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3B
I aim to help children and youth develop a sense of security, independence, and resilience in order to feel safe to explore the world.
I work with children, youth, families and adults using a relational and client centred approach. I believe that everyone has their own story and experiences, it is my job to collaboratively work along side you to help create the most beneficial and tailored approach for your individual needs. You are the expert in your own life. I utilize multiple modalities depending on the needs, age and wishes of the client.
I aim to help children and youth develop a sense of security, independence, and resilience in order to feel safe to explore the world.
I work with children, youth, families and adults using a relational and client centred approach. I believe that everyone has their own story and experiences, it is my job to collaboratively work along side you to help create the most beneficial and tailored approach for your individual needs. You are the expert in your own life. I utilize multiple modalities depending on the needs, age and wishes of the client.
(782) 201-3734 View (782) 201-3734
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Emily Miller
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
I work with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD and other general mental health concerns.
I work with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD and other general mental health concerns.
(782) 312-0166 View (782) 312-0166
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Derry MacKichan
Psychologist, MA, BCBA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
I have worked in the public P-12 school system and provided services to children, adolescents, and young adults in the areas of learning difficulties, ADHD, study skills, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and autism spectrum disorders. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Using ABA, I work with parents, families, and caregivers on managing complex behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults. My treatment approach draws upon ABA and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques.
I have worked in the public P-12 school system and provided services to children, adolescents, and young adults in the areas of learning difficulties, ADHD, study skills, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and autism spectrum disorders. I am also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Using ABA, I work with parents, families, and caregivers on managing complex behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults. My treatment approach draws upon ABA and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques.
(902) 701-0148 View (902) 701-0148
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Joanne Doran
Psychologist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2X
Waitlist for new clients
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 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.
(902) 517-0226 View (902) 517-0226
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Willow McLean
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
Family separations can be extremely stressful and difficult times for both parents and children, but they DON'T have to involve court battles, high conflict, or huge expenses. If you are dealing with conflict over living arrangements, parenting time, child support, or other parenting concerns, I can help. With the right support, information, and guidance, most families can work through their parenting and support issues together, and come to a practical and sustainable solutions for themselves and their children. I also offer Voice of the Child Reports to families involved in a collaborative law process or other family mediators.
Family separations can be extremely stressful and difficult times for both parents and children, but they DON'T have to involve court battles, high conflict, or huge expenses. If you are dealing with conflict over living arrangements, parenting time, child support, or other parenting concerns, I can help. With the right support, information, and guidance, most families can work through their parenting and support issues together, and come to a practical and sustainable solutions for themselves and their children. I also offer Voice of the Child Reports to families involved in a collaborative law process or other family mediators.
(902) 333-2405 View (902) 333-2405
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Sonia Elizabeth Clark
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MA, RCT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
As both a military child and wife, I understand the challenges of having a loved one who serves and the difficulty finding helping professionals who can relate to the impact the military lifestyle has on the entire family.
My name is Sonia and I am a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate in beautiful Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Working primarily from a client-centred lens, I believe that each person is an expert in their own lives and that the power to heal comes from within. I will hold an inviting, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings, cultivating a therapeutic relationship built on genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathic understanding. I strive to get to know you as a whole person, not just your presenting concerns.
As both a military child and wife, I understand the challenges of having a loved one who serves and the difficulty finding helping professionals who can relate to the impact the military lifestyle has on the entire family.
My name is Sonia and I am a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate in beautiful Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Working primarily from a client-centred lens, I believe that each person is an expert in their own lives and that the power to heal comes from within. I will hold an inviting, safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings, cultivating a therapeutic relationship built on genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathic understanding. I strive to get to know you as a whole person, not just your presenting concerns.
(902) 209-1618 View (902) 209-1618
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Jean Mason
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, BA, MA, RCT-C
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
Currently Accepting New Clients! I am dedicated to serving any and all individuals who are looking for therapy. I am striving for an inclusive world and practice that serves anyone regardless of orientation, identity, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, age, abilities, and background. I have experience with children, adolescents, and families. Particularly with children and adolescents working through anxiety, depression, identity, and coping skills.
Currently Accepting New Clients! I am dedicated to serving any and all individuals who are looking for therapy. I am striving for an inclusive world and practice that serves anyone regardless of orientation, identity, gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, age, abilities, and background. I have experience with children, adolescents, and families. Particularly with children and adolescents working through anxiety, depression, identity, and coping skills.
(782) 400-0307 View (782) 400-0307
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Julia Wiens
Counsellor, MAMFT, RTC-C, RCC
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B3A
I work with all types of people; but since I have a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, I have been trained to work with one or more people in the room (children, families, couples, and individuals).
Hello! I count it a great honour and privilege to walk alongside others as they journey through difficult pieces. My hope and goal in working with my clients is to create a safe space for exploration so that together we can go to the deep places where they might be feeling stuck. I love working with my clients strengths and firmly believe each person has strengths that can help them move towards the change they'd like to experience.
I work with all types of people; but since I have a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, I have been trained to work with one or more people in the room (children, families, couples, and individuals).
Hello! I count it a great honour and privilege to walk alongside others as they journey through difficult pieces. My hope and goal in working with my clients is to create a safe space for exploration so that together we can go to the deep places where they might be feeling stuck. I love working with my clients strengths and firmly believe each person has strengths that can help them move towards the change they'd like to experience.
(604) 302-0185 View (604) 302-0185
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Maritime PTC
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCT, Ct
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3B
If you are suffering from anxiety , depression, grief or trauma symptoms, please contact our clinic. We provide therapeutic support with children, teens, couples and families. We have a team of clinicians (RP, RTC-C) trained in various modalities. We are an agency that not only provides services but also provides post master training to therapists.
If you are suffering from anxiety , depression, grief or trauma symptoms, please contact our clinic. We provide therapeutic support with children, teens, couples and families. We have a team of clinicians (RP, RTC-C) trained in various modalities. We are an agency that not only provides services but also provides post master training to therapists.
(902) 912-2588 View (902) 912-2588
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Julia Smith
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2V  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(902) 200-6517 View (902) 200-6517
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Jim Zelios
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2V
Waitlist for new clients
If you feel ready to seek support for yourself, your child or a loved one, please feel free to contact me.
Some of the common reasons for referrals to my practice include sports performance, anxiety, school avoidance, self-esteem and anger-management. My goal is for you to feel supported and heard, I am committed to helping you address any challenges you maybe experiencing.
If you feel ready to seek support for yourself, your child or a loved one, please feel free to contact me.
Some of the common reasons for referrals to my practice include sports performance, anxiety, school avoidance, self-esteem and anger-management. My goal is for you to feel supported and heard, I am committed to helping you address any challenges you maybe experiencing.
(782) 202-0021 View (782) 202-0021
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Ryan Feron
Counsellor, RCT, MEdPsy
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2V
I work with students to help them at home, at school and on the field of play. If your child struggles with anxiety, confidence, or managing emotions, I could help. I work with a lot of athletes that struggle with the high demands of playing competitive sport while juggling both school, family and social life. I incorporate sports and being active into my practice whenever appropriate. I have seen first hand, the benefits of being active and connected with others has on our mental health. I have sessions both in an office or in a gym space to help build confidence, resilience and emotional regulation.
I work with students to help them at home, at school and on the field of play. If your child struggles with anxiety, confidence, or managing emotions, I could help. I work with a lot of athletes that struggle with the high demands of playing competitive sport while juggling both school, family and social life. I incorporate sports and being active into my practice whenever appropriate. I have seen first hand, the benefits of being active and connected with others has on our mental health. I have sessions both in an office or in a gym space to help build confidence, resilience and emotional regulation.
(782) 222-1196 View (782) 222-1196
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Kirsten Spasyouti - Coastal Sports & Wellness Inc.
Counsellor, RCT-C
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2X
None of us deserve to face life feeling alone. You deserve a safe space where you can feel heard; a place to work through whatever comes your way; and a place to gain tools that you can use to live every day to the fullest. Perhaps you have a child who is learning to work through their emotions, or you are a young person having a hard time at school or at home. Maybe you are a parent looking to find ways to connect with your child(ren) differently than you are now or you're an adult who is about to go through a big life transition and want a listening ear.
None of us deserve to face life feeling alone. You deserve a safe space where you can feel heard; a place to work through whatever comes your way; and a place to gain tools that you can use to live every day to the fullest. Perhaps you have a child who is learning to work through their emotions, or you are a young person having a hard time at school or at home. Maybe you are a parent looking to find ways to connect with your child(ren) differently than you are now or you're an adult who is about to go through a big life transition and want a listening ear.
(782) 201-2940 View (782) 201-2940
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Brennan Poirier
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2V
I have over twenty years of experience as a therapist, working with children, teens, parents and adults. Offering professional services with compassion and empathy, good listening skills are a priority. We can work together toward effective solutions for difficult problems, during these challenging times.
I have over twenty years of experience as a therapist, working with children, teens, parents and adults. Offering professional services with compassion and empathy, good listening skills are a priority. We can work together toward effective solutions for difficult problems, during these challenging times.
(902) 200-3275 View (902) 200-3275
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Jen Carter
Pre-Licensed Professional, CYC, CYCW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2X
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)
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 View (902) 346-2158
Marriage and Family Therapist
MDiv, MA, CD, RMFT, RCT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2Z
They have 7 children.
Ban Sing is passionate about integrating beliefs, professional knowledge and skills, and rich life experiences to support those in need, enabling them to face life's challenges. During treatment, He focused on issues of relationships, self-esteem, and emotional disturbances. He is committed to walking side by side with clients with respect, empathy, kindness, and passion, enabling them to explore the challenges they face with peace of mind. He is helping clients deal with self-esteem, grief and loss, childhood, parenting, relationship and spiritual issues.
They have 7 children.
Ban Sing is passionate about integrating beliefs, professional knowledge and skills, and rich life experiences to support those in need, enabling them to face life's challenges. During treatment, He focused on issues of relationships, self-esteem, and emotional disturbances. He is committed to walking side by side with clients with respect, empathy, kindness, and passion, enabling them to explore the challenges they face with peace of mind. He is helping clients deal with self-esteem, grief and loss, childhood, parenting, relationship and spiritual issues.
(782) 400-0464 View (782) 400-0464
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Joanne Gobeil Psychological Services Inc
Psychologist, BA(Hon), MC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2V
Joanne Gobeil is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and per the registration boards through virtual sessions in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Joanne is also a Canadian Certified Counsellor in BC, SK, MB, NWT, YT, NU, and NFLD. Joanne has certificates in CBT-M, exposure therapy, Gottman couples therapy, EMDR, DBT, play therapy, and autism. Joanne has completed her doctoral level courses in grief counselling and is working on her thesis. Joanne has over 20 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and couples. Joanne covers a wide range of issues including Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, AD/HD, PTSD, ASD, OCD, etc.
Joanne Gobeil is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and per the registration boards through virtual sessions in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Joanne is also a Canadian Certified Counsellor in BC, SK, MB, NWT, YT, NU, and NFLD. Joanne has certificates in CBT-M, exposure therapy, Gottman couples therapy, EMDR, DBT, play therapy, and autism. Joanne has completed her doctoral level courses in grief counselling and is working on her thesis. Joanne has over 20 years of experience working with children, teens, adults, and couples. Joanne covers a wide range of issues including Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, AD/HD, PTSD, ASD, OCD, etc.
(587) 600-3034 View (587) 600-3034
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Julie Magee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3B
At times life can become complicated by stress and adversity which is difficult to navigate on our own. My counselling philosophy is grounded in the knowledge that everyone has strengths and resources that can help them thrive and all of us need genuine caring relationships to live our best lives. Unfortunately, the challenges in our lives can cause us to lose sight of our strengths and strain key relationships leaving us feeling lost, confused and overwhelmed. At these times, counselling can help to explore these thoughts and feelings, identify meaningful solutions and restore hope and overall resilience.
At times life can become complicated by stress and adversity which is difficult to navigate on our own. My counselling philosophy is grounded in the knowledge that everyone has strengths and resources that can help them thrive and all of us need genuine caring relationships to live our best lives. Unfortunately, the challenges in our lives can cause us to lose sight of our strengths and strain key relationships leaving us feeling lost, confused and overwhelmed. At these times, counselling can help to explore these thoughts and feelings, identify meaningful solutions and restore hope and overall resilience.
(587) 605-1254 View (587) 605-1254
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ML Family Counselling Clinic
Counsellor, MA , CCC, RCT
Verified
19 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
We are a team of counselling therapists all with different areas of expertise, we are affirming and allied and use trauma and racial informed practices. Our therapists are compassionate and curious, continuously striving to educate ourselves and advocate for the issues impacting our clients. Our therapists are empathetic, non judgemental and genuinely care for the well being of our clients. We work with individuals, couples and families on various issues.
We are a team of counselling therapists all with different areas of expertise, we are affirming and allied and use trauma and racial informed practices. Our therapists are compassionate and curious, continuously striving to educate ourselves and advocate for the issues impacting our clients. Our therapists are empathetic, non judgemental and genuinely care for the well being of our clients. We work with individuals, couples and families on various issues.
(902) 201-8346 View (902) 201-8346
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Tanya Groundwater
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
Currently accepting virtual clients for individual and/or couples therapy and parenting consults.
Currently accepting virtual clients for individual and/or couples therapy and parenting consults.
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Child Counsellors
Child psychologists in Dartmouth, NS provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Dartmouth build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.