Alcohol Use Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Timothy R Walker
Counsellor, PhD, CCC, NSRCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work from the perspective that everyone has basic healthiness, a natural yearning for brilliant sanity and the wisdom of wholeness as part of their being. Conditioning and confusion can obscure these endowments but they are never absent. My job is to help draw out this wisdom for healing that is already there, by encouraging awareness. I begin with client-centered listening that honours where you are now, and the change you want. I then move into more experiential work to facilitate transformation. The contract for change and the pace of change is always in the client's hands
(866) 653-8758
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Sea Light Counselling - Andrew Leger
Counsellor, MEd , RCT-C, CCC, MSc, BEd
Verified
Verified
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AS OF JANUARY 2023 - NO WAIT LIST - in-person, online, and phone appointments available* You may be feeling weighed down by life issues right now at home, work or school; this heaviness is affecting your health and well-being. Maybe you are working on building better family relationships, or trying to improve communication with your adolescent child. I am available and want to listen to all your concerns. I recognize that you are the expert of your life. I appreciate the courage it takes for you to share your story and I will give you the necessary time and space to do so.
(902) 901-5006
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Maria DeNicola
Counsellor, MA, RCT, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am interested in supporting adolescents and adults on their journey of healing, growth, and wellness. As a strong believer in the mind-body-spirit connection, I am passionate about using a holistic approach to support clients experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress, relationship challenges, grief, and low self-worth. My intention is to help individuals reclaim a deeper connection with themselves, to resolve problematic symptoms and dynamics, to increase the capacity to tolerate stress and difficult emotions, and to live with more presence and joy.
(902) 901-5459
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Not accepting new clients
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Judith Singer Bates
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Verified
I am best able to help clients who are desirous of making changes in their lives and understand that "the slower you go, the faster you get there". My practice provides a safe space for patients to put all of their thoughts and feelings into words. As patients talk, they learn about themselves and better understand their journey. As the unconscious becomes conscious, patients are able to make more thoughtful and meaningful choices and thus begin to live more full and meaningful lives.
(902) 901-5250
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Halifax, NS B3K
Not accepting new clients
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Hartwell Counselling, Ltd
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
At Hartwell Counselling, our cornerstone message is a bible verse, Proverbs 4:23: Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. From within, out of a person’s heart, those maladaptive thoughts are created. If your heart is bound, it will impact your finances, marriage, children, relationships, beliefs, thoughts, and actions. Heal your heart because everything you do flows from it. Learn how to heal at Hartwell Counselling.
(782) 492-0161
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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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Julia DeLong
Counsellor, RCT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Counselling isn't an easy process, and neither is choosing a Therapist. If you are not feeling okay, feeling stuck, you know something needs to change, or can't seem to figure your way - you're so welcome here. I won't look for what is wrong with you; rather I will support you in finding the way back to yourself.
(902) 903-2659
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Halifax, NS B3L
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Mackenzie Ells
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
SunriseOutEastCounselling.ca / New client special Feb. and Mar., 2023 $130.00 Zoom. In person is $140.00. "Super easy to talk to!" Ty! :) Compassion, Support, & Guidance: I am offering you a compassionate, trauma-informed, & “Down to Earth” approach to solutions focussed mental health counselling. We can explore your mental health, wellness & life goals, in a gentle, & conversational style. I can help you learn & practice strategies & tools to help you feel calm enough to cope, and capable to go forward with your mental health & life goals. Whatever you need to say, you can say it here. Acceptance of you is key with me. Let's bloom!
(782) 222-0496
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Gordon Power
Counsellor, BA, MEd, RCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a therapist with over 30 years experience in the field of Addictions. I work with people struggling with alcohol, drug and gambling problems and offer tobacco cessation services. I also work with family members in their recovery process. As an experienced therapist, I assist clients in addressing these issues by utilizing a "Biological, Psychological, Social, Spiritual" Model of recovery. As a client, you can expect to develop personal insight into the problems substance use is creating, while making positive change in your life. This is accomplished in a safe, caring and collaborative environment.
(855) 727-9962
Halifax, NS B3V
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Alexander Wellness Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RCC
Verified
Verified
Currently Accepting New Clients for on-line therapy. Specializing in Couples, Addiction and Anxiety. I bring to my practice a welcoming and friendly personal style that puts clients at ease allowing them to communicate their needs and goals within a safe non-judgmental atmosphere. I worked in many clinical health care settings before venturing into private practice, which has brought into my work a well- breadth of clinical experience, including a wide array of therapeutic approaches, that I have successfully integrated while working with with hundreds of clients over the past 26 plus years.
(782) 821-3513
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Halifax, NS B3N
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Catch the Wave Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Halifax, NS B3M
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David Devine
Counsellor, MSPsych, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
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
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Amanda Henry
Counsellor, MA, RCT
Verified
Verified
Is the inside of your head feeling like an uncomfortable place to be? Working with a mental health professional can create a meaningful shift. Sometimes the harsh things we say to ourselves and our unconscious patterns can leave us trapped in a cycle of just trying to survive the day. Could the way you've learned to cope/survive be keeping you stuck or moving you away from who you want to be and how you want to live? Learning to see yourself, your life, and your patterns clearly can create opportunities for healing, growth, and more meaningful relationships.
(902) 903-6481
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Amy Mackenzie
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RCT, CCC
Verified
Verified
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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James Owen Dubé
Registered Social Worker, BSc, BSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling and not sure where to start? You may want help with addictions or mental health, your own sexual or violent behaviour or healing from past harms. Maybe you are another professional with a history that intersects with your work. You could be looking for help with your existing family or intimate relationships, job stress, or something else that affects your wellness. I offer a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your needs in advance of your first session. Services are offered by telephone or video.
(782) 822-5137
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Ioan Tiberiu Mahu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Elizabeth G. Stephen
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been working in the field of Addictions for twenty years, specializing in gambling issues. I work with individuals, couples and families in the recovery process with a supportive and holistic approach. I am a committed advocate and therapist who will provide you with the tools and support you need to make changes.
(902) 906-9019
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Halifax, NS B3L
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Debbie Bowyer
Counsellor, MAC, AC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
My approach is to allow you to bring your past into the present so that you can develop skills that free you to thrive in the future. I provide a safe, open and encouraging space to equip and free you to do three things: * identify automatic negative, limiting or unproductive thoughts and behaviours, and imagine a life beyond them; * move from the bondage of those thoughts and behaviours, into a freedom of intention and choice where you can live life with purpose and passion; * develop the skill to sustain this freedom on your own.
(866) 210-5422
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Halifax, NS B3S
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Vanessa Eyre
Counsellor, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is rooted in the relationships that clients and I build together, creating spaces of trust and security; that’s where healing can start. I am passionate about providing trauma-informed mental health support that is accessible, rooted in compassion and aware of systemic barriers. I genuinely love working with people while witnessing them confront their challenges and grow as individuals; providing counselling gives me with an incredible sense of meaning and vitality.
(902) 518-0745
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Cecilia Oscarson
Psychologist, MSc, RPsych
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I enjoy and have experience in working with people experiencing difficulties in diverse areas including long-term pain, addictions, burnout, depression, anxiety, attachment trauma, acquired brain injury and interpersonal relationship issues. I also have training and experience in cultural psychiatry and support in matters concerning health in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Alcohol Use Counsellors

Are there specific medications for alcohol use?

There are oral medications approved to treat alcohol use disorder—such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone, which also comes in an injectable form. These medications do help people reduce their drinking as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings, disulfiram can make a person feel sick when they drink, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.

How do alcohol recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other patients in recovery; in outpatient programs,individuals live at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, and psychotherapists. Staff can also include people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other tools for recovery.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for alcohol use reduce the amount of alcohol they intake. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.