Depression Therapists in Dartmouth, NS

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Photo of Gillian Ann O'Brien, Counsellor in Dartmouth, NS
Gillian Ann O'Brien
Counsellor, MACP, MEd, BA
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
My ideal client is at the bottom of their “to do” list. They are overworked and pushing themselves beyond capacity. They are likely suffering from symptoms of burnout, stress, anxiety and/or depression. These clients often struggle to understand their own needs because they have neglected themselves, and their mental health for far too long.
My ideal client is at the bottom of their “to do” list. They are overworked and pushing themselves beyond capacity. They are likely suffering from symptoms of burnout, stress, anxiety and/or depression. These clients often struggle to understand their own needs because they have neglected themselves, and their mental health for far too long.
(782) 201-1360 View (782) 201-1360
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Manon Valcourt
Counsellor, RCT-C, MACP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Life can be hard. We all go through times when the daily tasks of living seem overwhelming and the joy we used to feel is gone. Many of us try to tough it out. We put on a good face to the outside world but inside we are in despair. If this sounds like you and you're ready to make a change, therapy can help. I work with adults and older teens who are suffering from a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, stress, trauma and career issues.
Life can be hard. We all go through times when the daily tasks of living seem overwhelming and the joy we used to feel is gone. Many of us try to tough it out. We put on a good face to the outside world but inside we are in despair. If this sounds like you and you're ready to make a change, therapy can help. I work with adults and older teens who are suffering from a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, stress, trauma and career issues.
(782) 822-2433 View (782) 822-2433
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Mercedes Ruiz
Counsellor, MA, RCT, CH
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W
I support your healing process with a variety of techniques, using the one that best works for you. My approach is to meet you where you are at currently and help you get to where you want to be! I have extensive experience working with people that live with anxiety, depression and trauma throughout their lifetime; including pre and postnatally. I also have extensive experience supporting clients with relationship conflicts, adjusting to life changes, stress management, sexual orientation, fertility, family concerns and personal growth.
I support your healing process with a variety of techniques, using the one that best works for you. My approach is to meet you where you are at currently and help you get to where you want to be! I have extensive experience working with people that live with anxiety, depression and trauma throughout their lifetime; including pre and postnatally. I also have extensive experience supporting clients with relationship conflicts, adjusting to life changes, stress management, sexual orientation, fertility, family concerns and personal growth.
(782) 821-3415 View (782) 821-3415
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Janet M Rose
Pre-Licensed Professional, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2V
Accepting New Clients. Your mental health is a priority, your inner peace is essential and your self care is a necessity. I offer professional counselling services to ease some of the difficulties you may be experiencing. I have experience working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, emotional regulation, grief and loss, and more.
Accepting New Clients. Your mental health is a priority, your inner peace is essential and your self care is a necessity. I offer professional counselling services to ease some of the difficulties you may be experiencing. I have experience working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, emotional regulation, grief and loss, and more.
(782) 222-0557 View (782) 222-0557
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Deandrea McIntosh
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
I work with teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling with things like anxiety, depression, perfectionism, people pleasing, relationship issues, and more. We often need help navigating this ever-changing world, and I'm looking forward to navigating it with you! If you’ve been struggling and are ready for counselling, I’m here to help support you on your journey to mental wellbeing!
I work with teens, adults, and couples, who are struggling with things like anxiety, depression, perfectionism, people pleasing, relationship issues, and more. We often need help navigating this ever-changing world, and I'm looking forward to navigating it with you! If you’ve been struggling and are ready for counselling, I’m here to help support you on your journey to mental wellbeing!
(782) 222-1018 View (782) 222-1018
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Meghan Lawlor
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2W
I'm excited to welcome couples and individuals over the age of 16 who are seeking support with a variety of challenges. If you're dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, burnout, issues in your relationships, or the weight of work-related stress, I'm here to help you navigate these issues. Your struggles do not define you, but they are a part of your unique journey, and I am here to support you through them.
I'm excited to welcome couples and individuals over the age of 16 who are seeking support with a variety of challenges. If you're dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, burnout, issues in your relationships, or the weight of work-related stress, I'm here to help you navigate these issues. Your struggles do not define you, but they are a part of your unique journey, and I am here to support you through them.
(782) 201-0205 View (782) 201-0205
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Danielle Butler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
Accepting New Clients. I am a licensed Clinical Social Work Therapist, located in the heart of downtown Dartmouth, NS. I provide in-person and virtual services to individuals (13+) who are struggling with Anxiety - Stress - Depression - Grief and Loss - Low Self-Esteem, among other life difficulties. I practice from various therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I have a warm and relaxed approach to therapy and am truly passionate about helping others work through life's challenges.
Accepting New Clients. I am a licensed Clinical Social Work Therapist, located in the heart of downtown Dartmouth, NS. I provide in-person and virtual services to individuals (13+) who are struggling with Anxiety - Stress - Depression - Grief and Loss - Low Self-Esteem, among other life difficulties. I practice from various therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I have a warm and relaxed approach to therapy and am truly passionate about helping others work through life's challenges.
(782) 201-3691 View (782) 201-3691
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Lee Park
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , BAHons, RCT-C21
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
The ability to connect with you is a true privilege, blessing. I have deep passion to consistently improve, offer the highest standards of services, my approach is individualized, culturally, context sensitive. I work with children, teens, students, new graduates, individuals, couples, families. I treat anxiety, panic attacks, depression, grief, post trauma, assist those in life changes. I see my role to create a safe, warm, non judgemental, relaxed space so you find your best self, be motivated to work on your own, carrying out compassion, empathy, and a clear understanding of a combined therapy approach, tools, techniques.
The ability to connect with you is a true privilege, blessing. I have deep passion to consistently improve, offer the highest standards of services, my approach is individualized, culturally, context sensitive. I work with children, teens, students, new graduates, individuals, couples, families. I treat anxiety, panic attacks, depression, grief, post trauma, assist those in life changes. I see my role to create a safe, warm, non judgemental, relaxed space so you find your best self, be motivated to work on your own, carrying out compassion, empathy, and a clear understanding of a combined therapy approach, tools, techniques.
(782) 825-5220 View (782) 825-5220
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Cassidy Franklin
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Welcome! My name is Cassidy and I provide therapy to individuals, ages 16 and up, as well as couples. My areas of focus include emotional regulation, communication skills, relational health, identity and autonomy development, life transitions, and self-compassion. I also support clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and grief. I am trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (Level 2), and work with couples in areas of conflict resolution, building friendships and intimacy within the relationship, and finding shared meaning in life.
Welcome! My name is Cassidy and I provide therapy to individuals, ages 16 and up, as well as couples. My areas of focus include emotional regulation, communication skills, relational health, identity and autonomy development, life transitions, and self-compassion. I also support clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, and grief. I am trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (Level 2), and work with couples in areas of conflict resolution, building friendships and intimacy within the relationship, and finding shared meaning in life.
(782) 820-2086 View (782) 820-2086
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Tyler Cameron
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
I work with adults and teens (16+) dealing with various challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transition, grief, addiction, work stress/burnout, and interpersonal challenges (e.g. intimate relationships, family, work). I work with individuals ready to address old patterns/habits, acknowledge the cost of those conditioned responses, and ultimately live life, led by their true, authentic self.
I work with adults and teens (16+) dealing with various challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transition, grief, addiction, work stress/burnout, and interpersonal challenges (e.g. intimate relationships, family, work). I work with individuals ready to address old patterns/habits, acknowledge the cost of those conditioned responses, and ultimately live life, led by their true, authentic self.
(782) 800-5598 View (782) 800-5598
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U. Beatrice Martin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2W  (Online Only)
Do you feel challenged or overwhelmed by e.g.: general life problems, mental health problems like anxiety or depression, issues of abuse and trauma, marital/ relationship problems, separation/ divorce, bullying, career issues, parental difficulties, life or workplace stress, grief and loss, women’s issues or health-related topics? My services are tailored towards your particular circumstances and needs. With professional help you can start to make progress, work on your goals, overcome stumbling blocks, acquire coping skills, build resilience and resolve your issues. We all have the capacity to make meaningful changes and heal.
Do you feel challenged or overwhelmed by e.g.: general life problems, mental health problems like anxiety or depression, issues of abuse and trauma, marital/ relationship problems, separation/ divorce, bullying, career issues, parental difficulties, life or workplace stress, grief and loss, women’s issues or health-related topics? My services are tailored towards your particular circumstances and needs. With professional help you can start to make progress, work on your goals, overcome stumbling blocks, acquire coping skills, build resilience and resolve your issues. We all have the capacity to make meaningful changes and heal.
(902) 812-0613 View (902) 812-0613
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Christine Christensen
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
Chris identifies as a member of the queer community and she has experience working with diverse clients in areas such as anxiety, depression, gender identity, sexuality, life transitions, relationships, and stress management.
Online booking - Chris (She/Her) recognizes that it is sometimes challenging to feel a sense of purpose and to feel connected to your life and to others around you. People often seek counselling when they are feeling overwhelmed or are looking for ways to heal from the past. Chris’s approach to counselling is a collaborative one that meets clients where they are. She works with clients to identify goals and strategies. Chris uses a relational, client-centred approach to counselling that integrates strategies from various methodologies including Emotionally Focused and Strengths-Based approaches.
Chris identifies as a member of the queer community and she has experience working with diverse clients in areas such as anxiety, depression, gender identity, sexuality, life transitions, relationships, and stress management.
Online booking - Chris (She/Her) recognizes that it is sometimes challenging to feel a sense of purpose and to feel connected to your life and to others around you. People often seek counselling when they are feeling overwhelmed or are looking for ways to heal from the past. Chris’s approach to counselling is a collaborative one that meets clients where they are. She works with clients to identify goals and strategies. Chris uses a relational, client-centred approach to counselling that integrates strategies from various methodologies including Emotionally Focused and Strengths-Based approaches.
(902) 463-9351 View (902) 463-9351
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Valerie Brown - Livingwell Counselling Therapy
Counsellor, MA, RCT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2V
Hello! It takes great courage to reach out and ask for help. It is my aim to provide a caring and safe environment so you can explore and receive that support. I work with a wide variety of issues that you may be experiencing. Some of these issues include: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship issues, Grief, and Codependency. It is my goal to support you toward health and wholeness and to understand your unique and intrinsic worth. There are many areas in our lives that we sometimes feel stuck, or struggle to get a “handle on it”. It is my aim to help you develop ways to navigate through. You’re not alone in how you feel.
Hello! It takes great courage to reach out and ask for help. It is my aim to provide a caring and safe environment so you can explore and receive that support. I work with a wide variety of issues that you may be experiencing. Some of these issues include: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Relationship issues, Grief, and Codependency. It is my goal to support you toward health and wholeness and to understand your unique and intrinsic worth. There are many areas in our lives that we sometimes feel stuck, or struggle to get a “handle on it”. It is my aim to help you develop ways to navigate through. You’re not alone in how you feel.
(902) 812-0531 View (902) 812-0531
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The Therapist At Large Counselling
Counsellor, DMin, MEd, MA, MDiv, BEd
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B3A
I give Therapy to those suffering from Domestic Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Anger issues, Abuse, Family Counselling, Children, Marriage issues, Conflict, Relational Issues. Various Disorders, Grief, Fear, Career Counselling.
I give Therapy to those suffering from Domestic Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Anger issues, Abuse, Family Counselling, Children, Marriage issues, Conflict, Relational Issues. Various Disorders, Grief, Fear, Career Counselling.
(902) 200-2451 View (902) 200-2451
Photo of Mike Buckley, Counsellor in Dartmouth, NS
Mike Buckley
Counsellor, PhD, Psych, MA, RCT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2X
Specializing in Trauma/PTSD, Sexual Addiction, Depression, Anxiety and so much more! 40 years of counselling experience provides Dr Mike with the knowledge, training and expertise to help through utilizing his eclectic style of psychotherapy (using a host of treatment approaches) employing both humour and patience to enhance the therapeutic relationship.
Dr Mike's extensive clinical experience has allowed him the honour of supporting/guiding his clients with empathy & compassion for over 40 yrs. His commitment, insight & warmth extends outside his practice as his authenticity and caring nature help his clients to feel connected and understood. Dr Mike is committed to building a trusted therapeutic relationship that enhances personal growth while identifying underlying issues causing distress or discomfort in your life. Connect with Dr Mike today to begin your journey to wholeness and authenticity. "Life Happens...And Dr Mike Can Help!"
Specializing in Trauma/PTSD, Sexual Addiction, Depression, Anxiety and so much more! 40 years of counselling experience provides Dr Mike with the knowledge, training and expertise to help through utilizing his eclectic style of psychotherapy (using a host of treatment approaches) employing both humour and patience to enhance the therapeutic relationship.
Dr Mike's extensive clinical experience has allowed him the honour of supporting/guiding his clients with empathy & compassion for over 40 yrs. His commitment, insight & warmth extends outside his practice as his authenticity and caring nature help his clients to feel connected and understood. Dr Mike is committed to building a trusted therapeutic relationship that enhances personal growth while identifying underlying issues causing distress or discomfort in your life. Connect with Dr Mike today to begin your journey to wholeness and authenticity. "Life Happens...And Dr Mike Can Help!"
(902) 346-2158 View (902) 346-2158
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Julia Smith
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
9 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B2V  (Online Only)
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 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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New Leaf Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dartmouth, NS B3A
Whether it's depression, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, low self-esteem, grief or relationship issues, we will work together to figure out a path for recovery.
New Leaf Counselling believes in working from a client centered approach. Wherever you are in your journey, I'll meet you and help you decided the best path of recovery for you. Many people go through daily life feeling unfulfilled and overwhelmed with their circumstances. There are usually valid reasons for this but it's sometimes hard to recognize what they are. The first step toward a solution requires first knowing the problem.
Whether it's depression, anxiety, substance use, eating disorders, low self-esteem, grief or relationship issues, we will work together to figure out a path for recovery.
New Leaf Counselling believes in working from a client centered approach. Wherever you are in your journey, I'll meet you and help you decided the best path of recovery for you. Many people go through daily life feeling unfulfilled and overwhelmed with their circumstances. There are usually valid reasons for this but it's sometimes hard to recognize what they are. The first step toward a solution requires first knowing the problem.
(902) 708-0499 View (902) 708-0499
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Danielle Jakubiak
Counsellor, MA, MMus, MTA, RCT, CCC
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2V
You may face sadness, worry, repetitive thoughts, following experiences that are tough to talk about, violence and trauma resulting in numbness, isolation. Maybe you want to dig deeper, to better understand these events and how they are impacting your life now. You may feel increasingly ready to move through and beyond the difficulties you face, to embrace what feels more like the real you. I am trained to work creatively with folks who are in the midst of life’s challenges, to help them process and cope with their emotions. I know how to work with trauma, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, depression and anxiety.
You may face sadness, worry, repetitive thoughts, following experiences that are tough to talk about, violence and trauma resulting in numbness, isolation. Maybe you want to dig deeper, to better understand these events and how they are impacting your life now. You may feel increasingly ready to move through and beyond the difficulties you face, to embrace what feels more like the real you. I am trained to work creatively with folks who are in the midst of life’s challenges, to help them process and cope with their emotions. I know how to work with trauma, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, depression and anxiety.
(902) 702-3680 View (902) 702-3680
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Yvonne Raczkowski Counselling/Assessment Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B3A
My major practice focus has been dealing with anxiety, depression, various trauma (including abuse) and relationship counselling, including challenges with infertility. We will work together to help you find a way through life transitions that reflects who you are and who you want to be. ACT therapy is excellent for all age groups and a variety of issues. I will give you the tools to resolve your problems and teach you a process that will help you live by your values to achieve your goals. Enabling you to be the person who you want to be, and be clear about what you stand for in a complicated world.
My major practice focus has been dealing with anxiety, depression, various trauma (including abuse) and relationship counselling, including challenges with infertility. We will work together to help you find a way through life transitions that reflects who you are and who you want to be. ACT therapy is excellent for all age groups and a variety of issues. I will give you the tools to resolve your problems and teach you a process that will help you live by your values to achieve your goals. Enabling you to be the person who you want to be, and be clear about what you stand for in a complicated world.
(902) 812-0624 View (902) 812-0624
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Resilience Renewal Counselling Inc
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Dartmouth, NS B2Y
I have 20 years in the field of mental health and addictions and expertise in anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, sleep issues, body image and disordered eating, personality disorders, anger issues, self-harm, suicide, grief and loss, chronic pain and ADHD.
We will work together to explore what issues are negatively impacting on your life and proceed in the direction and pace as you determine your goals and priorities once you invite me to help guide you towards improved wellness and peace of mind.
I have 20 years in the field of mental health and addictions and expertise in anxiety, depression, abuse, trauma, sleep issues, body image and disordered eating, personality disorders, anger issues, self-harm, suicide, grief and loss, chronic pain and ADHD.
We will work together to explore what issues are negatively impacting on your life and proceed in the direction and pace as you determine your goals and priorities once you invite me to help guide you towards improved wellness and peace of mind.
(902) 400-5160 View (902) 400-5160

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Depression Counsellors

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.