Child Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Spirit Psychological
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3N
Waitlist for new clients
I would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and/or your school-aged child (up to age 25 years) to discover how I can offer support.
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.
I would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and/or your school-aged child (up to age 25 years) to discover how I can offer support.
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 View (902) 905-2579
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Derry MacKichan
Psychologist, MA, BCBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
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.
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 View (902) 701-0148
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Aulakh Psychological & Counselling Services
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3K
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.
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 View (902) 812-0609
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Julia Smith
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
I have past experience working as a counsellor at Dalhousie University and as a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician for the BC government​.
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 have past experience working as a counsellor at Dalhousie University and as a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician for the BC government​.
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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Joanne Doran
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3L
Waitlist for new clients
I provide therapy for children and youth who are experiencing a number of life challenges, such as anxiety, stress, trauma or divorce. Children are ideal candidates for early intervention and lasting change is often realized in a short amount of time. In my work with teens, I use a holistic, mindful approach, offering them tools and guidance. Through exploring their life experiences, values and unique strengths, teens develop self-awareness, confidence and self-regulation.
I provide therapy for children and youth who are experiencing a number of life challenges, such as anxiety, stress, trauma or divorce. Children are ideal candidates for early intervention and lasting change is often realized in a short amount of time. In my work with teens, I use a holistic, mindful approach, offering them tools and guidance. Through exploring their life experiences, values and unique strengths, teens develop self-awareness, confidence and self-regulation.
(902) 517-0226 View (902) 517-0226
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Ena Vukatana
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J
I view my role in therapy as that of a coach, who strives to help youth and their families to make meaningful changes in their lives. I value a collaborative approach, and always aim to foster a positive environment where clients feel supported in taking steps toward their goals. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, and offer treatment for anxiety, depression, coping with stress or life transitions, low self-esteem, behavioural challenges, and sleep difficulties. I also have expertise in working with youth experiencing challenges with chronic health conditions, medical and dental anxiety, medication taking, and pain.
I view my role in therapy as that of a coach, who strives to help youth and their families to make meaningful changes in their lives. I value a collaborative approach, and always aim to foster a positive environment where clients feel supported in taking steps toward their goals. I specialize in working with children and adolescents, and offer treatment for anxiety, depression, coping with stress or life transitions, low self-esteem, behavioural challenges, and sleep difficulties. I also have expertise in working with youth experiencing challenges with chronic health conditions, medical and dental anxiety, medication taking, and pain.
(902) 918-5546 View (902) 918-5546
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Cynthia Manley
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT, CPT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
Hello, My name is Cynthia Manley and I am a Certified Play Therapist with the Canadian Association for Play Therapy. I help children who are stuggling with a variety of challenges incuding anxiety, grief and trauma. I take a child-centered approach to working with children, which means I follow the child's lead in my work. Parents are crucial in the healing process, and I value working together toward meeting treatment goals.
Hello, My name is Cynthia Manley and I am a Certified Play Therapist with the Canadian Association for Play Therapy. I help children who are stuggling with a variety of challenges incuding anxiety, grief and trauma. I take a child-centered approach to working with children, which means I follow the child's lead in my work. Parents are crucial in the healing process, and I value working together toward meeting treatment goals.
(902) 812-0392 View (902) 812-0392
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Imagine Therapy
Occupational Therapist, OT Reg
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J
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.
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 View (782) 312-0096
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Emily Miller
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
I work with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD and other general mental health concerns.
I work with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD and other general mental health concerns.
(782) 312-0166 View (782) 312-0166
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Kayla Darlene Warren
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, CYCW, MA, RCT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3P
I aim to help children and youth develop a sense of security, independence, and resilience in order to feel safe to explore the world.
I work with children, youth, families and adults using a relational and client centred approach. I believe that everyone has their own story and experiences, it is my job to collaboratively work along side you to help create the most beneficial and tailored approach for your individual needs. You are the expert in your own life. I utilize multiple modalities depending on the needs, age and wishes of the client.
I aim to help children and youth develop a sense of security, independence, and resilience in order to feel safe to explore the world.
I work with children, youth, families and adults using a relational and client centred approach. I believe that everyone has their own story and experiences, it is my job to collaboratively work along side you to help create the most beneficial and tailored approach for your individual needs. You are the expert in your own life. I utilize multiple modalities depending on the needs, age and wishes of the client.
(782) 201-3734 View (782) 201-3734
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Kristi Garrido
Counsellor, RCT, CPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3H
I use developmentally appropriate counselling modalities to bring healing to children and involve the parents as active participants in their child's therapy because I believe parents are the most important people in their child's life.
The best part about what I do is watching parents and children find joy in being together. I love to work with parents who feel disconnected from their children and lost about how to support them. After families have worked with me, I hope they leave with a deeper connection to each other.
I use developmentally appropriate counselling modalities to bring healing to children and involve the parents as active participants in their child's therapy because I believe parents are the most important people in their child's life.
The best part about what I do is watching parents and children find joy in being together. I love to work with parents who feel disconnected from their children and lost about how to support them. After families have worked with me, I hope they leave with a deeper connection to each other.
(902) 906-5071 View (902) 906-5071
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Amy Mackenzie
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3K
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.
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 View (902) 909-0333
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Jim Zelios
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3P
Waitlist for new clients
If you feel ready to seek support for yourself, your child or a loved one, please feel free to contact me.
Some of the common reasons for referrals to my practice include sports performance, anxiety, school avoidance, self-esteem and anger-management. My goal is for you to feel supported and heard, I am committed to helping you address any challenges you maybe experiencing.
If you feel ready to seek support for yourself, your child or a loved one, please feel free to contact me.
Some of the common reasons for referrals to my practice include sports performance, anxiety, school avoidance, self-esteem and anger-management. My goal is for you to feel supported and heard, I am committed to helping you address any challenges you maybe experiencing.
(782) 202-0021 View (782) 202-0021
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Brandy Gryshik
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3P
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.
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 View (782) 800-0911
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Insight Mental Health Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halifax, NS B3J  (Online Only)
Julia Smith has worked as a counsellor at Dalhousie University and as a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician for the BC government and Jane Donovan worked at Bridges Institute and was the Clinical Supervisor for New Start Counselling.
We help teenagers and adults who want to confident and happy but are feeling weighed down by anxiety, stress and depression. We also help couples who want healthy and supportive relationships but instead find themselves feeling misunderstood, unheard and unhappy.
Julia Smith has worked as a counsellor at Dalhousie University and as a Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician for the BC government and Jane Donovan worked at Bridges Institute and was the Clinical Supervisor for New Start Counselling.
We help teenagers and adults who want to confident and happy but are feeling weighed down by anxiety, stress and depression. We also help couples who want healthy and supportive relationships but instead find themselves feeling misunderstood, unheard and unhappy.
(782) 202-0100 View (782) 202-0100
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Jaime Stanley (Scotia Psychological Services)
Occupational Therapist, MScOT
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3M  (Online Only)
I work with children (9+), teens and adults (including seniors) looking for assistance with a variety of challenges including low mood/depression, anxiety, major mental illness, ADHD, navigating life stressors, parenting challenges, struggles with self esteem and managing life stressors.
I work with children (9+), teens and adults (including seniors) looking for assistance with a variety of challenges including low mood/depression, anxiety, major mental illness, ADHD, navigating life stressors, parenting challenges, struggles with self esteem and managing life stressors.
(782) 800-0842 View (782) 800-0842
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Dr. S. Gerald Hann Psychological Services
Psychologist, MA, DEd, PSYCH
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3H
Waitlist for new clients
Hann also specializes in the psychological assessment of children, adults, and families.
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.
Hann also specializes in the psychological assessment of children, adults, and families.
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 View (902) 903-2249
Szonja Vamos
MSEd, RCT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3K
Szonja Vamos is a Registered Counseling Therapist, specializing in symptoms of anxiety, depression, and traumatic-stress. Originally of Hungarian and Russian decent, Szonja was raised in Miami, Florida, where she earned her Bachelors in Psychology, and Masters in Marriage & Family therapy. Szonja began by working with underprivileged children/youth and their families in community settings, and later with adults struggling with addictions and trauma. Szonja utilizes a client-centered approach to support those struggling with mental health and other challenges to develop a healthy present and recover from a painful past.
Szonja Vamos is a Registered Counseling Therapist, specializing in symptoms of anxiety, depression, and traumatic-stress. Originally of Hungarian and Russian decent, Szonja was raised in Miami, Florida, where she earned her Bachelors in Psychology, and Masters in Marriage & Family therapy. Szonja began by working with underprivileged children/youth and their families in community settings, and later with adults struggling with addictions and trauma. Szonja utilizes a client-centered approach to support those struggling with mental health and other challenges to develop a healthy present and recover from a painful past.
(782) 821-3843 View (782) 821-3843
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Brad M Peters
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3L
I am a Registered Psychologist and owner of Cornerstone Psychological Services in HRM. I offer therapy for children (10+), teens, adults, couples, and families. I work collaboratively with my clients to address a wide range of issues from depression and anxiety to existential concerns.
I am a Registered Psychologist and owner of Cornerstone Psychological Services in HRM. I offer therapy for children (10+), teens, adults, couples, and families. I work collaboratively with my clients to address a wide range of issues from depression and anxiety to existential concerns.
(866) 573-9023 View (866) 573-9023
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Marsh-Knickle & Associates.
Psychologist, PhD/Psy, MSc/MA, LMFT, MSW, MASP
Verified Verified
Halifax, NS B3J
We are a well established practice providing confidential, sensitive, personalized psychological and counselling services for adults, teens, children, families and couples in Nova Scotia and beyond. We provide assessment, treatment and relapse prevention services. As we are a group of clinicians with various training we offer evidence based multiple therapeutic techniques. Approaches include EMDR, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, Marriage and Family Therapy (including Gottman and Systems approaches), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and various Trauma Based Therapies.
We are a well established practice providing confidential, sensitive, personalized psychological and counselling services for adults, teens, children, families and couples in Nova Scotia and beyond. We provide assessment, treatment and relapse prevention services. As we are a group of clinicians with various training we offer evidence based multiple therapeutic techniques. Approaches include EMDR, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness, Marriage and Family Therapy (including Gottman and Systems approaches), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and various Trauma Based Therapies.
(902) 901-5369 View (902) 901-5369

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Child Counsellors
Child psychologists in Halifax, NS provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Halifax build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.