Therapists in Halifax, NS

Photo of Robyn Jackman, Registered Social Worker in Halifax, NS
Robyn Jackman
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Halifax, NS B3S
I have the privilege of helping clients with a wide range of issues including emotional issues and relationship challenges. These could include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, shame, self-esteem and relationship conflicts. My goal is to support and strengthen your relationship with yourself and your other relationships. I have experience working in the school setting and treating adult and adolescent mental health & addiction. I will support you with what you’re struggling with, what direction you want your life to take, and what steps to take to get there. I will help you gain a sense of control over yourself and your life.
I have the privilege of helping clients with a wide range of issues including emotional issues and relationship challenges. These could include anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, shame, self-esteem and relationship conflicts. My goal is to support and strengthen your relationship with yourself and your other relationships. I have experience working in the school setting and treating adult and adolescent mental health & addiction. I will support you with what you’re struggling with, what direction you want your life to take, and what steps to take to get there. I will help you gain a sense of control over yourself and your life.
(902) 903-2684 View (902) 903-2684
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Alicia Berze-Butts
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Halifax, NS B3J
Alicia offers quality training and experience providing assessments and psychotherapy for adult clients (ages 17+ years) with a wide variety of mental health challenges, including issues with depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem, body image, work/school stress, grief, and interpersonal relationships (e.g., relationships with romantic partners, friends, and/or family members).
Alicia offers quality training and experience providing assessments and psychotherapy for adult clients (ages 17+ years) with a wide variety of mental health challenges, including issues with depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-esteem, body image, work/school stress, grief, and interpersonal relationships (e.g., relationships with romantic partners, friends, and/or family members).
(782) 201-0622 View (782) 201-0622
Photo of Lisa Mader, Counsellor in Halifax, NS
Lisa Mader
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K
I enjoy working with couples and individuals to address relationships issues, explore what is happening and to find a way forward. Often there are multiple issues going on at once and I can assist clients in prioritizing goals and identifying preferred ways of being in all areas of their lives. We can get caught up in "the problem story of self" and can't see all the other storylines we are living. I enjoy assisting clients in recognizing the other "stories of self" and finding ways to enhance these in their day to day lives. Most clients want to feel well, at peace, and experience love and joy.
I enjoy working with couples and individuals to address relationships issues, explore what is happening and to find a way forward. Often there are multiple issues going on at once and I can assist clients in prioritizing goals and identifying preferred ways of being in all areas of their lives. We can get caught up in "the problem story of self" and can't see all the other storylines we are living. I enjoy assisting clients in recognizing the other "stories of self" and finding ways to enhance these in their day to day lives. Most clients want to feel well, at peace, and experience love and joy.
(782) 400-6405 View (782) 400-6405
Photo of Anna von Maltzahn, Counsellor in Halifax, NS
Anna von Maltzahn
Counsellor, MSc, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H  (Online Only)
I assist a wide range of clients navigating challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship issues. My work with clients often involves the development of skills in emotional awareness and regulation, self-compassion and mindfulness, empathy and emotional validation, or intra- and inter-personal conflict resolution. I also support clients in their goals toward behaviour change, personal growth, and career exploration. As a therapist, I work from a perspective that recognizes the shared human needs within all of us, as well as the uniqueness of each individual's personal story.
I assist a wide range of clients navigating challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship issues. My work with clients often involves the development of skills in emotional awareness and regulation, self-compassion and mindfulness, empathy and emotional validation, or intra- and inter-personal conflict resolution. I also support clients in their goals toward behaviour change, personal growth, and career exploration. As a therapist, I work from a perspective that recognizes the shared human needs within all of us, as well as the uniqueness of each individual's personal story.
(782) 400-6342 View (782) 400-6342
Photo of Ailís Walker, Psychologist in Halifax, NS
Ailís Walker
Psychologist
Verified
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
Would you like to come to the place where your heart and mind are in alignment? For these are the moments when you are in peace, and peace is the birthright of all humans. Yet there may be many disturbances in your life practices that are not resonant with a peaceful heart. The mind can be a place for turmoil and tragedy and incoherence, or it can be a magnificent conjugator for imaginative insights that, once brought into physical form (through conscious action) can ease and enhance your life.
Would you like to come to the place where your heart and mind are in alignment? For these are the moments when you are in peace, and peace is the birthright of all humans. Yet there may be many disturbances in your life practices that are not resonant with a peaceful heart. The mind can be a place for turmoil and tragedy and incoherence, or it can be a magnificent conjugator for imaginative insights that, once brought into physical form (through conscious action) can ease and enhance your life.
(902) 500-6304 View (902) 500-6304
Photo of Carly Hominuk, Counsellor in Halifax, NS
Carly Hominuk
Counsellor, BA, MACP, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients! If you are dealing with the emotional repercussions of a traumatic past, or trying to navigate a more recent traumatic event or big life change, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. I work with all types of individuals and have a particular interest in teens and adults dealing with unprocessed trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues. I welcome you to show up exactly as you are, as it is my utmost priority to provide you with a safe and confidential space to talk about anything you need to divulge while going at a pace that feels right for you.
I am accepting new clients! If you are dealing with the emotional repercussions of a traumatic past, or trying to navigate a more recent traumatic event or big life change, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. I work with all types of individuals and have a particular interest in teens and adults dealing with unprocessed trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues. I welcome you to show up exactly as you are, as it is my utmost priority to provide you with a safe and confidential space to talk about anything you need to divulge while going at a pace that feels right for you.
(782) 821-5329 View (782) 821-5329
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Ioan Tiberiu Mahu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K
I provide assessment and therapy services to adult clients presenting with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain and other chronic health conditions, psychosis, complex trauma, PTSD, grief, relationship difficulties, and other issues. I hope to provide a safe space for clients of all identities and presenting concerns. I worked in several clinical and academic settings, including hospital, military, and para-military (i.e., RCMP, first responders). I have specialized training in assessing and treating trauma-related disorders (e.g., PTSD), including operational stress injuries.
I provide assessment and therapy services to adult clients presenting with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain and other chronic health conditions, psychosis, complex trauma, PTSD, grief, relationship difficulties, and other issues. I hope to provide a safe space for clients of all identities and presenting concerns. I worked in several clinical and academic settings, including hospital, military, and para-military (i.e., RCMP, first responders). I have specialized training in assessing and treating trauma-related disorders (e.g., PTSD), including operational stress injuries.
(782) 800-0931 View (782) 800-0931
Photo of Hartwell Counselling, Ltd, Counsellor in Halifax, NS
Hartwell Counselling, Ltd
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices, designed to empower you to conquer challenges and rediscover alignment in your life. Embracing the profound biblical wisdom that urges us to "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it," I acknowledge the beauty of this message. It serves as a poignant reminder that unresolved issues from our past can hinder our ability to fulfill our purpose and live in harmony with our values
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices, designed to empower you to conquer challenges and rediscover alignment in your life. Embracing the profound biblical wisdom that urges us to "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it," I acknowledge the beauty of this message. It serves as a poignant reminder that unresolved issues from our past can hinder our ability to fulfill our purpose and live in harmony with our values
(782) 492-0161 View (782) 492-0161
Photo of Becky Evans, Occupational Therapist in Halifax, NS
Becky Evans
Occupational Therapist, OTReg, (NS)
Verified
Halifax, NS B3M  (Online Only)
I am a trauma-informed mental health Occupational Therapist with Home Grown OT. I believe we need meaningful occupations, roles and activities to lead satisfying lives. We will work on practical skills in each session to aid with this and you will integrate new skills and beliefs into your daily life between sessions. My primary modalities are acceptance and commitment therapy (identifying values & stress management), and holistic psychology (coping & boundaries). I also provide Exposure and Response Prevention therapy for clients with OCD and/or social anxiety.
I am a trauma-informed mental health Occupational Therapist with Home Grown OT. I believe we need meaningful occupations, roles and activities to lead satisfying lives. We will work on practical skills in each session to aid with this and you will integrate new skills and beliefs into your daily life between sessions. My primary modalities are acceptance and commitment therapy (identifying values & stress management), and holistic psychology (coping & boundaries). I also provide Exposure and Response Prevention therapy for clients with OCD and/or social anxiety.
(782) 821-3831 View (782) 821-3831
Photo of David Devine, Counsellor in Halifax, NS
David Devine
Counsellor, MSPsych, RCT-C
Verified
Halifax, NS B3K  (Online Only)
I'm ready to help you work on your issues when you are ready to do the work as well. However, sometimes you may come to me for one thing when really there is something else going on instead. Flexibility and adaptability is important in this work, for everyone involved.
I'm ready to help you work on your issues when you are ready to do the work as well. However, sometimes you may come to me for one thing when really there is something else going on instead. Flexibility and adaptability is important in this work, for everyone involved.
(782) 826-2687 View (782) 826-2687
Photo of Amanda A Gouthro, Psychologist in Halifax, NS
Amanda A Gouthro
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
Halifax, NS B3S
In order to navigate difficult life experiences, people often develop patterns of thinking and behaving that are helpful in those difficult moments. When we keep using these patterns they are often no longer helpful in day-to-day life. Together we can work to uncover patterns that are no longer helping you thrive in your life and ways to start changing them. I use an attachment and trauma-focused approach to therapy to create a safe space where clients feel seen, heard, and accepted to start their therapy journey.
In order to navigate difficult life experiences, people often develop patterns of thinking and behaving that are helpful in those difficult moments. When we keep using these patterns they are often no longer helpful in day-to-day life. Together we can work to uncover patterns that are no longer helping you thrive in your life and ways to start changing them. I use an attachment and trauma-focused approach to therapy to create a safe space where clients feel seen, heard, and accepted to start their therapy journey.
(782) 800-8350 View (782) 800-8350
Photo of Brad Holley, Occupational Therapist in Halifax, NS
Brad Holley
Occupational Therapist, OT , Reg, (NS)
Verified
Halifax, NS B3H
I'm Brad Holley, a seasoned clinical therapist with over a decade of experience specializing in transformative treatment approaches. My mission is to guide individuals toward lasting positive change, empowering them to overcome challenges and embrace a healthier, more fulfilling life. With expertise in evidence-based therapies, I bring a wealth of knowledge to support those navigating the complexities of eating disorders. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I work collaboratively with clients to identify and reshape thought patterns, fostering a healthier relationship with food and self-image.
I'm Brad Holley, a seasoned clinical therapist with over a decade of experience specializing in transformative treatment approaches. My mission is to guide individuals toward lasting positive change, empowering them to overcome challenges and embrace a healthier, more fulfilling life. With expertise in evidence-based therapies, I bring a wealth of knowledge to support those navigating the complexities of eating disorders. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I work collaboratively with clients to identify and reshape thought patterns, fostering a healthier relationship with food and self-image.
(782) 826-5087 View (782) 826-5087
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Gaté Counselling
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, BA, MACP, RCT-C, YACEP, E-RYT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3J
Guylaine (she/her) holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She is also trained in the practice of Ashtanga (Hatha) Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation which she has been teaching locally and internationally since 2002. Through training, Guylaine is able to reframe and integrate mindfulness traditions from the east with western psychology—the former being supportive in recognizing one’s difficulties and patterns, the latter being useful in terms of learning how to let go of reactivity in order to work with issues and problems that negatively affect one’s life.
Guylaine (she/her) holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She is also trained in the practice of Ashtanga (Hatha) Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation which she has been teaching locally and internationally since 2002. Through training, Guylaine is able to reframe and integrate mindfulness traditions from the east with western psychology—the former being supportive in recognizing one’s difficulties and patterns, the latter being useful in terms of learning how to let go of reactivity in order to work with issues and problems that negatively affect one’s life.
(902) 240-9642 View (902) 240-9642
Photo of Koun Franz, Counsellor in Halifax, NS
Koun Franz
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K
I am now accepting new clients. ...Each of us has a story we want to be true. What kind of partner/parent/friend do I want to be? What is the work I want to do in the world? What do I want to make more central, and where do I want to learn to let go? How do I navigate this next step? If we're working together, then we’re exploring what matters most to you and how to work with the obstacles that keep you from it. And if you're coming as a couple, then we're working on how to have the kinds of conversations that currently feel out of reach.
I am now accepting new clients. ...Each of us has a story we want to be true. What kind of partner/parent/friend do I want to be? What is the work I want to do in the world? What do I want to make more central, and where do I want to learn to let go? How do I navigate this next step? If we're working together, then we’re exploring what matters most to you and how to work with the obstacles that keep you from it. And if you're coming as a couple, then we're working on how to have the kinds of conversations that currently feel out of reach.
(782) 312-1134 View (782) 312-1134
Photo of Pamela Tortorelli, Registered Psychotherapist in Halifax, NS
Pamela Tortorelli
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RCTC
Verified
Halifax, NS B3L
Are you or your loved ones feeling overwhelmed by anxiety? Perhaps your child is grappling with the effects of bullying or trying to navigate through the emotional aftermath of a divorce. My ideal client seeks a haven of understanding and tools to regain control in these tumultuous times. Your needs are clear: guidance, coping mechanisms, and a route to resilience. Together, we can chart a path towards emotional stability, ensuring you or your child feels seen, heard, and empowered. In addressing your unique challenges, I utilize a range of therapeutic techniques tailored to your needs.
Are you or your loved ones feeling overwhelmed by anxiety? Perhaps your child is grappling with the effects of bullying or trying to navigate through the emotional aftermath of a divorce. My ideal client seeks a haven of understanding and tools to regain control in these tumultuous times. Your needs are clear: guidance, coping mechanisms, and a route to resilience. Together, we can chart a path towards emotional stability, ensuring you or your child feels seen, heard, and empowered. In addressing your unique challenges, I utilize a range of therapeutic techniques tailored to your needs.
(782) 800-7347 View (782) 800-7347
Photo of Elizabeth Berlasso, Counsellor in Halifax, NS
Elizabeth Berlasso
Counsellor, MEd, NSRCT, SEP, CCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
Taking new clients looking resolve trauma. My approach to therapy is rooted in the view that people have an inherent capacity for healthiness. I will work with you to uncover that wellbeing again so that you can live the life you deserve with more vitality and authenticity whether you suffer from chronic illness, the burden of a traumatic injury or complex trauma, a diagnosis of PTSD, anxiety, depression, unprocessed grief, or the malaise that comes from being over-stressed and not coping as well as you'd like.
Taking new clients looking resolve trauma. My approach to therapy is rooted in the view that people have an inherent capacity for healthiness. I will work with you to uncover that wellbeing again so that you can live the life you deserve with more vitality and authenticity whether you suffer from chronic illness, the burden of a traumatic injury or complex trauma, a diagnosis of PTSD, anxiety, depression, unprocessed grief, or the malaise that comes from being over-stressed and not coping as well as you'd like.
(902) 706-2275 View (902) 706-2275
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Catch the Wave Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Halifax, NS B3M
I am a seasoned clinician in the field of mental health currently working with adults, couples and families. I am passionate about helping people take committed action towards their values and personal well-being in the face of life's challenges. I see each person as being the expert in their own life experiences.
I am a seasoned clinician in the field of mental health currently working with adults, couples and families. I am passionate about helping people take committed action towards their values and personal well-being in the face of life's challenges. I see each person as being the expert in their own life experiences.
(902) 908-5597 View (902) 908-5597
Photo of Laura Cohen, Counsellor in Halifax, NS
Laura Cohen
Counsellor, MA, RCT, CCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3J
Do you feel stuck, lost or anxious in your career? Want to weigh your options or get ahead/change jobs? Despite societal pressure to know exactly what you "should" do, many adults still struggle with this big life question. I want to help you better understand where you've come from and how you hope to experience your future. Do you want to feel valued, supported, and part of a team? Would you rather be independent and free with a job full of adventure? I'll help you feel clear about your purpose, what you want & ultimately be guided by your values, interests, natural abilities and life experience.
Do you feel stuck, lost or anxious in your career? Want to weigh your options or get ahead/change jobs? Despite societal pressure to know exactly what you "should" do, many adults still struggle with this big life question. I want to help you better understand where you've come from and how you hope to experience your future. Do you want to feel valued, supported, and part of a team? Would you rather be independent and free with a job full of adventure? I'll help you feel clear about your purpose, what you want & ultimately be guided by your values, interests, natural abilities and life experience.
(782) 201-0148 View (782) 201-0148
Photo of Dr. Sarah Nunes, Psychologist in Halifax, NS
Dr. Sarah Nunes
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
9 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3K
Potential clients must contact me directly themselves; I do not accept referrals from family members. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the following conditions: OCD (and intrusive thoughts), Trichotillomania and Skin-Picking disorder. As well, anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Health anxiety and Specific phobias (e.g., blood-injection, flying, spiders, vomit, hornets, etc.).
Potential clients must contact me directly themselves; I do not accept referrals from family members. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the following conditions: OCD (and intrusive thoughts), Trichotillomania and Skin-Picking disorder. As well, anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Health anxiety and Specific phobias (e.g., blood-injection, flying, spiders, vomit, hornets, etc.).
(902) 903-6405 View (902) 903-6405
Photo of Bryan Campbell, Psychologist in Halifax, NS
Bryan Campbell
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified
Halifax, NS B3J
My counselling is specialized in the area of behavioral health. Lifestyle factors including sleep, exercise & diet are explored, within the context of the 'mind-body connection', to identify and apply research-backed interventions promoting long-term health. Clients seeking weight loss & weight loss management and those with chronic metabolic issues such as type 2 diabetes (and associated conditions like depression) may benefit from this specialized service.
My counselling is specialized in the area of behavioral health. Lifestyle factors including sleep, exercise & diet are explored, within the context of the 'mind-body connection', to identify and apply research-backed interventions promoting long-term health. Clients seeking weight loss & weight loss management and those with chronic metabolic issues such as type 2 diabetes (and associated conditions like depression) may benefit from this specialized service.
(902) 719-1957 View (902) 719-1957

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What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In Canada, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

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What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

How much does therapy cost?

Some forms of mental health treatment (for example, seeing a psychiatrist, or seeing a psychologist in a government-funded hospital) are free under provincial health plans. Canadians who seek private counseling can typically expect to pay an average of $150 per session, although the actual price generally ranges between $100 and $3200 per session, depending on their location and the type of provider they select. Workplace benefits or private insurance plans often provide an annual counselling allowance, and some therapists offer sliding scale fees to clients who cannot pay full price.