Child Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Spirit Psychological
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
Verified
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
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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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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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Ayala Gorodzinsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work with children , adolescents, and young adults who are coping with difficult behaviours, anxiety or mood concerns. Parents can often feel overwhelmed in helping their children , so I support families to help them manage life stressors and difficult emotions. My goal is to help children , youth, and parents have easier and more pleasant days. I use evidence-based strategies of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Within my work helping youth, young adults, and parents, I have a specialty of helping people coping with medical conditions or anxiety about medical procedures.
(902) 404-9940
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Joanne Doran
Psychologist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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 work with adoptive children and families to create safe, loving attachments when there has been complex trauma and disrupted attachment relationships.
(902) 517-0226
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Halifax, NS B3L
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Ena Vukatana
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
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
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Valerie Hewitt
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Children , adolescents, and families face a number of challenges that can interfere with mental wellness. Perhaps your child has experienced a recent life transition such as the death or loss of a loved one, a divorce, or relocation. Perhaps your child is struggling to cope with the effects of trauma, and to make sense of their world after this event. Perhaps you, as your child ’s caregiver, are looking for support – to learn strategies to respond to your child ’s intense emotions, to improve your family’s communication, and to enhance healthy attachment.
(782) 822-2469
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Halifax, NS B3M
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Emily Miller
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with children , adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD and other general mental health concerns.
(782) 312-0166
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Cynthia Manley
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT, CPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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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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Kristi Garrido
Counsellor, MA, RCT
Verified
Verified
I am passionate about working with children , adolescents and their families in navigating life's challenges. I choose approaches that I believe will be appropriate for your unique child and situation as I do not believe there is "one-size-fits-all" solution when it comes to healing. I believe in working in partnership with caregivers and other important adults in the child 's life to address concerns in a holistic manner.
(902) 906-5071
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Robin Cann
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you are considering making a change, or have a wish to understand yourself and your emotions more fully? I use a collaborative, strengths based and emotion-focused approach to psychotherapy that seeks to help clients move toward their own wellness goals. In my private practice, I work with children , adolescents and adults who experience wide range of relationship, mental health, and emotional challenges.
(782) 222-0488
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Jenna MacNeil
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I support children and their families who may be struggling with anxiety, behavioural challenges, or family reorganization such as divorce and separation, adoption, or the birth or loss of a family member.
Hi, my name is Jenna, owner and Counselling Therapist at Mountain View Counselling. I specialize in infant and early childhood mental health. When working with children and teens, I work closely with you, the child ’s caregiver. You are the most important person in your child ’s life, and therapy will be most effective if we work together as a team. Sessions may include parent coaching sessions, child -focused sessions or family sessions. Often, a combination of these sessions is involved. In addition to these services, I also provide counselling services to new mothers; supporting women during their postpartum period.
(902) 901-5906
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Halifax, NS B3L
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Natalie Mansvelt
Counsellor, RCT, CCC, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Natalie's vision is to help clients discover new ways to cope and rise above life's challenges. She works with adults and couples struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, relationships, self-esteem, and marriage and family problems. Natalie helps parents and children work through behaviour, emotional dysregulation, and major life transitions.
(782) 400-4290
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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 NOVEMBER 2022 - 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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Lorelei Dietz
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, MTA, NMT
Verified
Verified
Though I have specific clinical experience working with children and teens, I welcome anyone and everyone in need of a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive space to reach out.
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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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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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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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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Julia Smith
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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.
(844) 707-9033
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Halifax, NS B3J
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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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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.