Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Erin Montgomery
Counsellor, MEd, MTA, FAMI, CCC, RCT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
I have specialized training in CBT, ACT , AEDP, & EMDR for trauma & dissociation.
My work includes a deep commitment to the well-being of my clients. I work with those who are 19 and older and offer individual as well as group sessions. I understand that stress affects our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual selves. In my specialized practice, I support people whose difficult life experiences have resulted in post traumatic and dissociative responses, as well as anxiety and depression. I assist my clients to make the shift from surviving to thriving. I often work experientially in sessions using parts work and music, with a focus on relationship and emotion. We'll collaborate on a plan that works for you.
(902) 448-2138
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Celine Robert
Psychologist, MSc, MAS, BSc
Verified
Verified
I use evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as CBT or ACT and adapt the tools I use to your needs and personality.
Maybe you have tried many things and still feel there is something getting in the way of being the person you want to be. Maybe you are continuously looking for strategies to help you feel better but still feel stuck with difficult emotions and feelings. Maybe life threw obstacles in your way that turned your world upside-down. Sometimes, the obstacles can even come from inside in the form of negative, critical, anxious, or depressed thoughts and feelings. All this can keep you from connecting with others, making decisions, doing daily life activities, feeling confident about yourself, or finding meaning in life.
(902) 901-2796
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Iain Dolan
Psychologist, MC
Verified
Verified
Together, we can explore your neurodiversity to help you better understand your inner experience & needs via a thorough assessment, which often leads to increased self- acceptance , a firmer sense of identity, and guidance on coping, resources, communities, clinical supports and so on.
Looking for an adult autism assessment with a neurodiverse psychologist? Feeling dismissed by people who don’t understand medical trauma or how hard it is to stop masking? You have the right to feel accepted, heard, and believed—even during an assessment! I was “late-diagnosed” and understand how relieving a diagnosis can be after decades of feeling misunderstood and exhausted. My assessments are thorough and the options were entirely designed by autistic people, who I routinely work with to refine things. You can do the entire assessment from home and take the time you need. Do a FREE self-screen on my site here: www.ndpsych.com
(782) 800-5714
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Yvonne Raczkowski Counselling/Assessment Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Verified
As an ACT therapist I will offer you a comfortable, safe and accessible environment.
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
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Madeleine Stobbe
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Verified
In my practice I use an integrative approach to therapy in order to best suit the specific needs of the individual, drawing from therapeutic models such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), mindfulness-based therapies, and solution-focused approaches.
Accepting new clients experiencing postpartum depression, perinatal mood disorders, perinatal loss/miscarriage, and infertility. I am a licensed Psychologist currently working with adolescents (16+) and adults. In my practice I offer specialized treatment in postpartum depression and perinatal mood disorders. I also work with clients experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, issues related to identity, school/workplace stress, self-esteem and assertiveness, relationship difficulties, trauma, and grief.
(902) 701-7352
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Dr. Marcel Peloquin
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
For patients who wish to receive cognitive or mindful therapies, I provide Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and relapse-prevention therapies.
What has spared us from pain in the past often keeps us stuck and anxious in the present. Most of us wish to be free of our psychological suffering, but we find ourselves continuing to treat ourselves or others poorly in spite of our best interest to do otherwise. We all need a therapeutic relationship where we can learn to experience our emotions safely, regulate our anxiety, and turn against our defenses. I provide Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), a comprehensive form of psychotherapy that helps patients experience their emotions and understand themselves across a broad range of clinical concerns.
(902) 906-5225
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Aleksandra Usyatynsky
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Stressful situations can eat away at our ability to cope and function, or we can get stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaving, and relating to others that interfere with our living a meaningful life. It can be scary to think about making changes. I will take time to listen and understand your situation so we can identify and move towards your goals. Together, we can learn how you respond to stressful situations and relationships, and find new ways of coping to build a life worth living. I believe everyone has the capacity to heal and grow: my job is to create a space where you are empowered and supported in this journey.
(782) 800-5743
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Andrea Cameron
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT
Verified
Verified
That said, I use strategies, with emphasis on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy.
When clients get to where they need to be, they are often talking about how they are more compassionate with themselves, more able to clearly express their wishes to themselves and to others, more willing to take risks and make mistakes, and more accepting that life is difficult, but also of great value.
(902) 812-0255
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Angelina S. MacLellan-Muise
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Verified
I offer evidence-based approaches with a focus on Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Emotion Focused (EFT), Motivational, and Mindfulness-based orientations, depending on the client's presenting issue and goals.
Currently accepting a limited number of clients who can accommodate virtual and daytime appointments (updated June 2022). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adolescents, adults, and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and mood issues, behavioural problems, transitional/adjustment issues (e.g., family separation, educational changes), and relationship issues. I have also provided services and can assist with individuals who experience difficulties with self-esteem, substance use, and those coping with stress, grief, and trauma.
(902) 702-3813
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Donna Marie McLean
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I draw on therapy approaches such as ACT and Internal Family Systems Therapy.
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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Becky Evans
Occupational Therapist, OTReg, (NS)
Verified
Verified
My primary modalities are CBT (identifying thought & behavioural patterns & increasing daily activity participation), acceptance and commitment therapy (identifying values & stress management), and holistic psychology (coping and boundaries).
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. We will manage unmet physiological needs like sleep, connection & safety. I also provide exposure and response prevention (ERP) for severe anxiety & OCD.
(782) 821-3831
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Halifax, NS B3M
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Koun Franz
Counsellor
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My work reflects my training in EFT, ACT , and mindfulness; I also draw from all the various experiences of my life—from being a dad and partner, to the loss of loved ones, to training as a Zen monk in Japan.
—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? If you’re seeing me in individual sessions, 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 together to help you have the conversations you want to have, but don’t know how.
(782) 312-1134
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Ioan Tiberiu Mahu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), and Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).
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
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Laura Keeler
Counsellor, MSc, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
Beginning counselling is a courageous act ! It is a place for you to ask big questions, deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships, and learn new ways of working with your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. Through the ways that are most meaningful to you, I will support you in discovering and navigating both the toughness and fullness of life.
(782) 823-8127
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Heidi Sturgeon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Using evidence based therapy approaches (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy etc ) combined with our experience we work with Individuals 18 &older adjusting to being a parent, Chronic illness, ADHD, Anxiety, experienced Childhood Trauma, Codependency, Depression, Grief/Loss, Perfectionism, PTSD, Relationship Issues /Separation.
We are a team of experienced Psychologists and Social Workers ready to meet you where you are at. All of our Associates have a minimum of 20 years experience and are known for their approachable compassionate and professional work with clients. With our extensive experience we understand that clients want a safe place to be heard, to be seen and to feel validated. If you've been experiencing ADHD, anxiety, overwhelm and stress, grief/loss, relationship concerns or trauma know that we can work together to help you: -develop strategies and coping skills; - cope with difficult emotions and manage stress
(902) 909-5559
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Ruth Downie
Counsellor, BScN, MEdCoun, CHyp(tm), RCT, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Using ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and Narrative Therapy the client is invited to engage with their life in a meaningful and rewarding way.
My clients are generally people who are managing a chronic medical condition, are struggling with a life altering diagnosis, who may be finding a life transition challenging(menopause, retirement) and have feelings of anxiety or sadness as a result. I provide coaching to help make difficult decisions.
(902) 909-5655
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Vanessa Eyre
Counsellor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
When relevant, we may use specific counselling techniques, drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT ), Mindfulness, psychoeducation, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
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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Halifax, NS B3J
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Amy Mackenzie
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RCT, CCC
Verified
Verified
Using an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach, I help clients learn and practice ways to reduce the impact of unhelpful thoughts and difficult feelings on values-driven behavior.
I have worked extensively with a range of mental health issues (eg: anxiety, depression), substance abuse, recovery from trauma and grief/loss. I have worked extensively with children and teens as well. I have worked with many couples in relationship counselling, improving communication and healthy dynamics. I have a keen interest in and experience working with people in ethically non-monogamous relationships (polyamory). I am an Art Therapist as well and love to help people find a creative and visual language to express thoughts, feelings, gain self-insight and heal. I bring an interest and knowledge of the brain into sessions.
(902) 909-0333
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Katherine Ilnitski
Counsellor, MEd, BA, RCT, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I consider myself to be an eclectic practitioner. I employ many different therapeutic approaches including: Narrative, CBT, Solution Focused, Trauma Informed therapies, Mindfulness practices, ACT and Behavioural Modification strategies. I tend to work primarily from a Narrative Therapy approach, which is an approach to counselling that seeks to be respectful and non-blaming. It centres the client as the expert in their own lives and views problems as separate from the client themselves. Narrative Therapists assume clients have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them in reducing the influence of problems in their own lives.
(902) 700-5604
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Halifax, NS B3M
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Andrew Comstock
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic approach utilizes cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness based cognitive therapy, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy .
If you are looking for a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment or someone waiting just to speak this is the therapist for you. Get help to talk out your life goals and dreams and anything that may be getting in the way of achieving your ideal self.
(782) 202-0035
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Counsellors
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