Autism Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Conor Barker
Psychologist, PhD, R Psych
Verified
Verified
I work with children, youth, and adults who may have symptoms associated with learning disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, depression, and autism spectrum disorder. Working with my clients, their families, schools, and primary health teams I assist my clients in clearly defining the issues they are facing, making diagnostic conclusions, and coming up with a holistic treatment plan to help them move forward towards their personal, academic, or professional goals.
(782) 400-5385
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Not accepting new clients
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Bryan Campbell
Psychologist, MSc, PhD
Verified
Verified
Additional screening for autism and/or trauma may be requested.
I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS CURRENTLY. UNTIL THIS NOTIFICATION IS CHANGED, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME BY PHONE, EMAIL, TEXT OR FAX. I WILL BE UNABLE TO RESPOND TO YOUR INQUIRIES. THANK YOU.
(902) 719-1957
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Halifax, NS B3J
Not accepting new clients
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Iain Dolan
Psychologist, MC
Verified
Verified
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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Holding it Together
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work exclusively with autistic and queer & trans neurodivergent people. As an autistic, trans & queer therapist, I don't ‘treat’ autism or gender divergence. I treat the trauma caused by neurodisablism & sanism, cissexism & heterosexism. Instead helping you ‘adapt’ or ‘hide’ your ‘differences’ to “fit in” to neurotypical culture, I support you to diverge, to find your other way, and find your way to others. Together we can turn the tables on disablement & pathologization from the inside out and the outside in.
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Spirit Psychological
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
Verified
I provide assessment services for learning disabilities, behavior, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Intellectual Disability, developmental delay, and screening for autism and mental health challenges.
With over twenty years’ experience in both the public and private sectors, I enjoy helping children, teens and young adults achieve wellness and authentic living. I provide assessment services for various learning, behavioural and attentional challenges as well as screening and support for suspected mental health issues. Counselling therapy is quite central to my practice, as is continuing consultation and advocacy post-assessment.
(902) 905-2579
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Halifax, NS B3N
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Derry MacKichan
Psychologist, MA, BCBA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Simon Sherry
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Assessing ADHD and autism is a strength.
Dr. Sherry is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Dalhousie University. He has published 130 journal articles, delivered 245 scientific presentations and earned $2.5 million in grant funds. In 2018, Dr. Sherry and his wife founded CRUX Psychology, a team of 8 Ph.D.-level psychologists. We provide high-quality individual therapy, couples therapy and assessment. We use scientifically tested therapies and assessments. And each service is tailored to your preferences, values and goals, and delivered with exceptional care and warmth. By merging compassion with science, we help you get the results you want.
(902) 904-5582
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Imagine Therapy
Occupational Therapist, OT Reg
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for a practical, individualised and creative approach to tackling mental health difficulties for you or your child? Perhaps you have not found traditional talking therapies a good fit for you. Perhaps your teen needs support to break cycles of anxiety or depression. Perhaps your child has Autism or ADHD and struggles with their behaviour, attention, emotions or sensory processing. You might be looking for parenting support. You may want to incorporate nature, arts or other meaningful activity into your therapy journey. One size does not fit all. Imagine what change looks like for you.
(782) 312-0096
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Cynthia Manley
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT, CPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also have experience working with children who have special needs including autism as well as language or learning disabilities.
I use observational statements to let the child know I am following their play. I believe that my relationship with the child is the most important part of the therapeutic process. I believe that children are wise and innately know what is needed inside to heal During dramatic play, I enter the child’s play instead of watching from the sidelines. During play, I model mindfulness and self-regulation for children. I view many of the behaviors that bring children to therapy as symptoms of dys-regulated nervous systems. I believe children’s play is a way for them to show me how it feels for them to be in their world.
(902) 812-0392
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Emily Ritenburg
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I’m a queer counsellor who primarily works with adolescents, adults, families, and those in both monogamous and non-monogamous relationships. I specialize in working with 2SLGBTQ+ people exploring gender and sexuality, as well as people coping with anxiety, depression, suicidality, trauma, addictions, eating disorders, ADHD and mild/low support autism . I’m sex positive, sex worker allied, kink and polyam positive, and work to be anti-racist anti-oppressive and decolonial in my practice.
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Erin Dempsey
Psychologist, PhD, Cand R
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
The many twists and turns of life can be challenging to process and navigate. You may have experienced new or longstanding adversity that can make relationships challenging, cause overwhelming anxiety, or lead you to become withdrawn and depressed. I will collaborate with you to develop a warm, compassionate therapeutic relationship to help you explore how your body and mind respond to the complex emotions that emerge with such life adversity. For most of us, these patterns are automatic, but as you get to know yourself you can uncover new choices and options for meaningful, lasting change.
(782) 400-0441
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Lisa's - Holistic Rehab & Neurofeedback Inc.
Occupational Therapist, BScOT, MScOT
Verified
Verified
"I do things that I later regret." "I can't sit still." "Everything seems to distract me." "I read slowly and sometimes the words move on the page." "I avoid crowded places." "I get irritated by sounds." "The lights bother me." "My headaches or dizziness won't go away." We can help you overcome these challenges using a systematic approach. Rehabilitate the brain by focusing on interventions that improve neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to change itself). Providing cutting-edge rehabilitation such as Neurofeedback to children adults suffering from brain based disorders.
(902) 702-5117
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Halifax, NS B3M
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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified
Verified
We are a highly diverse team of counsellors with decades of experience treating nearly any mental health issue. We offer a holistic approach to healing focusing on mental, emotional, spiritual & physical health. We serve individuals, couples, families and groups. If our clients are not completely satisfied, we are committed to providing a change of counsellor on our team, or a referral to a counsellor outside of our agency.
(782) 222-0516
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Robyn McClure
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Verified
Originally from Annapolis Valley, Dr. McClure graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She then achieved distinction as a Killam Laureate during her graduate studies at The University of British Columbia, where she completed two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. After a decade of training out west, Dr. McClure returned home to her family in Nova Scotia.
(902) 903-3316
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Dr. S. Gerald Hann Psychological Services
Psychologist, MA, DEd, PSYCH
Verified
Verified
Our practice is a private clinic that offers psychological services by regulated psychologists. The mission of Dr. S. Gerald Hann Psychological Services is to promote improved mental health for individuals, families and the community using empirically based and scientifically proven assessment and treatment techniques. All psychologists at Dr. S. Gerald Hann Psychological Services are dedicated to the highest ethical standards and approach each and every client with compassion and respect.
(902) 903-2249
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Lorelei Dietz
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, MTA, NMT
Verified
Verified
I strive to provide a safe and creative space for people to gain a deeper self-understanding and develop tools for navigating life's challenges. As a registered counselling therapist (candidate) and accredited music therapist, my speciality lies in integrating the creative processes (music, visual art, creative writing) in therapy as tools for self-expression, reflection, and development. I see each person as an innately and uniquely creative person capable of using this creativity as a resource in their therapy. Sessions with me typically integrate elements of talk therapy, music therapy, and mindfulness-based practices.
(782) 825-6425
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Laura Mitchell
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Verified
I provide therapy to adolescents (12+) and adults for a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, workplace stress and burnout, self-esteem, perfectionism, and relationship and family issues. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I help clients better understand their emotions, patterns of coping and communication, and assist them in finding lasting solutions. I work with individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds, striving to understand each person within their surrounding sociocultural context. My theoretical background is integrative, drawing from emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, feminist, narrative, humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches.
(902) 700-5667
Halifax, NS B3L
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Aulakh Psychological & Counselling Services
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
We are a team of experienced Registered Psychologists offering compassionate, collaborative and personalized care consistent with best practices. Together we offer services to clients of various ages and developmental stages. We work with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, parents and couples. We also work closely with individuals who work in or have worked in high risk settings such as veterans, first responders and corrections officers.
(902) 812-0609
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Dr. Miguel Robichaud
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My practice is general in scope, and I work with individuals presenting with anxiety, stress, obsessive-compulsive disorders, major depressive disorders, and other mood-related conditions. I also work with individuals presenting with personality disorders, trauma and other relational/interpersonal difficulties. I also provide comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological assessment services (e.g., ADHD, ASD, Brain Injury, Personality and Interpersonal Functioning). Over time, my client's ' symptoms reduce, and we shift focus to finding meaning and fulfillment in life.
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Halifax, NS B3N
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Brandy Gryshik
Registered Social Worker
Verified
Verified
Brandy has 10 years experience working with children, youth, adults and families. For the past 7 years, she has been working as a Clinical Social Worker (Therapist) to help individuals build fulfilling lives by drawing on their strengths. When appropriate, a family focused approach is used. Her areas of speciality include psycho-education, anxiety, depression, interpersonal concerns, family conflict, coping with daily stressors, self-harm, suicidal ideation, emotional concerns and trauma. She has experience with LGTBQ and indigenous populations with a focus on creating a safe and healing environment.
(782) 800-0911
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Halifax, NS B3P
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Halifax are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Halifax then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Halifax, or Child Psychologists in Halifax.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Halifax psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Halifax specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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