Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Laura Burke Counselling
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My training includes Mindfulness Based approaches like Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I am a Halifax-based counsellor, psychotherapist, and creative arts therapist with a background in mindfulness, body-based, and trauma-oriented modalities. I believe that to struggle is a fundamental part of human experience. As humans are relational beings, we need to be witnessed, supported and deeply heard in order to process and expand beyond our grief and our pain. We all have the innate capacity for healing. With the right space to hold and befriend our difficult memories and emotions, our minds and bodies learn that there can be safety, freedom, and possibility in our lives.
(902) 701-9957
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Dr. Jamie C. Farquhar - Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I also provide dialectical behaviour skills training ( DBT ).
I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, binge eating disorder, food avoidances and difficulties eating) and body image concerns (body dysmorphic disorder, poor body image). I also work with adults who experience: anxiety disorders (panic disorder, agoraphobia, phobias, social anxiety disorder, excessive worry/generalized anxiety disorder); obsessive-compulsive disorder; posttraumatic stress disorder; and depression.
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Tamarack Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified
Verified
I am trained in the following treatments: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Trauma, Prolonged Exposure (PE) for Trauma, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety and psychosis.
Hi, my name is Steve Gates and I have been working in mental health for 15 years with 7 years working as a counsellor with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. In my work, I try to blend my training with your expertise about you. Using this approach, I have seen people make progress through situations that truly seemed impossible. In my experience, once people accept where they are and make realistic goals, they tend to make progress. The “feel better” part does seem to take time, but it tends to follow the changes.
(902) 907-2967
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Halifax, NS B3M
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Gabriel Enxuga
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
Operating from a humanistic and trauma-informed lens, I incorporate elements of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy ( DBT ) to help clients connect with injured parts, re-story traumatic experiences, and develop coping skills to navigate the turbulent waves of life.
I believe that each us carries inherent goodness inside of us, and sometimes we can become stuck. As a therapist, I see my role as creating a space where you can feel supported to explore the parts of you that are hurting and also to nurture your own inner compassion and wisdom. Working from a non-pathologizing approach, I believe that all behaviour meets a need. The work of therapy is to develop a deeper understanding of what purpose protective mechanisms like addiction, anxiety, and self-harm have played in your life, and what you need to feel supported to grow and change.
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Halifax, NS B3L
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Amanda Reid
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BEd
Verified
Verified
I have training in CBT, DBT , Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Are you not feeling quite like yourself lately? Maybe you are feeling depressed, anxious or stressed out. If so, therapy/counselling might just be what you need. I work with my clients to help them learn skills to combat their anxiety, improve their mood and cope with stress. Are you or someone you care about struggling with substance use? I have been helping people affected, both directly and indirectly, with substance use since 2012. I mainly work with adults, and all my appointments are virtual. I am available evenings/weekends/holidays.
(782) 826-2689
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Halifax, NS B3M
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Brandy Gryshik
Registered Social Worker
Verified
Verified
She has training in Emotion Focused Family & Individual Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
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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Breelove Counselling, Inc
Counsellor, MA, LCT, RCT, CCC, RP-Q
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our specialty ranges from general mental health, art therapy, trauma, EMDR, EFT, Racial Injustice, DBT , TF-CBT, to nutritional psychology for individuals aged 16 and older.
Welcome to Breelove Counselling! We are a team of Counselling Therapists who use Trauma and Racial Informed practices. Our focus is to help individuals build resilience and heal. We achieve this by exploring opportunities for wellness and empowerment, through various modalities, from TF-CBT, EMDR, EFT, DBT , Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and more. It's important to us, that we meet you where you are at, and walk beside you as you work through your own healing, recovery, and growth. Breathe.Trust.Let go.
(506) 500-5541
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Sarah Cowans
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I work from a client-centered approach drawing from various research-proven approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Perinatal Mental Health practices.
Feeling stuck? Have you noticed a decline in your mood or anxiety (ruminating over the "what ifs") is becoming more difficult to ignore? Are you struggling with self-doubt, feelings of guilt, or setting boundaries? Are you struggling with infertility and unsure how to navigate your grief? Maybe you feel that being a new parent is not what you expected? Life is too short to surrender to overwhelming thoughts and feelings. With over a decade of experience in the mental health field, I can appreciate the need for time and a safe space to problem solve and learn new strategies and skills to help you become your best self.
(902) 406-2006
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Neal S Henderson
Counsellor, CCC, RCT-C, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have received trainings in Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Structured Relapse Prevention (SRP), Behavioral Family Therapy (BFT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy ( DBT ) approaches.
I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), a Registered Counseling Therapist (RCT-C) with Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapist (NSCCT), a registered Social Worker with the Nova Scotia College of Social Worker. Having worked in the human services field (both public and private) for over 28 years. Throughout those years I have worked with children, youth, adults, and families. I have experience counseling clients experiencing a wide array of mental health and addictions challenges. A % of my fees will be donated to Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.
(902) 901-5834
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Halifax, NS B3N
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Risework Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We work from a client-centred approach drawing from therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and DBT .
Registered, experienced therapists integrating evidence-based practice with a conversational approach and an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. We provide clients with a non-judgmental, safe space that facilitates openness and encourages self-exploration. At Risework Therapy we specialize in anxiety (including: stress management, social anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, "over thinking"), self worth (including: low self confidence, imposture syndrome, critical inner dialogue, body image), and relationship issues (including: romantic relationships, friend or familial conflict, communication issues, breakups, infidelity, sexuality).
(437) 291-8045
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Aroha Pride Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
They utilize integrative approaches that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy ( DBT ), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Strengths Based Approach, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Therapy, and Solution Focused.
Everyone needs some extra support sometimes. With Aroha Counselling, our mental health professionals support people who are coping with a range of experiences. Our practices are framed within an anti-oppressive, queer affirming, anti-racist, sex positive, trauma informed, and harm reduction lens. Clients can expect a welcoming and stigma free counselling environment. While we provide services to anyone in need of support, our mental health professionals all specialize in providing informed services to the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Please note that all of our services are virtual.
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Kay Jenson
Psychologist, BSc, MSc
Verified
Verified
Other approaches I use include DBT , CBT, IFS, and CBTE.
I am a clinical psychologist (C. Register) who works with adults struggling with issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, emotional dysregulation, and religious conflict. I am committed to creating a safe space for clients of different gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, and people with different types of romantic and/or sexual relationships. I take a collaborative, feminist, and empathetic approach, ensuring I am providing evidence-based treatment. I cater my approach to the client's needs to help clients build self-awareness and learn new coping strategies.
(782) 800-7366
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Halifax, NS B3H
Not accepting new clients
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Nanci Wojcik Psychotherapy Services
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I typically use CBT, DBT , Systems Theory, Stages of Change Theory, Mindfulness and EFT.
Accepting new clients - Phone sessions available. Direct billing with Blue Cross. The first part of the getting-to-know-you process I will complete an initial assessment to help determine the depth of your depression, anxiety, unhealthy coping strategies and other areas that may be causing you to feel stuck. We repeat what’s familiar. Even though we know what is dysfunctional and not working well for us, we repeat behaviours because they are familiar. We can break old patterns and rewire our brain, forming new neural connections so that new thoughts and behaviours become the norm.
(902) 901-5581
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Tammy Stone
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified
Verified
I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, communication and stress management strategies.
Life is not always easy. Often we carry symptoms from our past that cause us to struggle on our journey. Talk therapy can help alleviate those difficulties so that you do not have to suffer in silence.
(782) 800-7351
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Zarrin Ghaferi
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, RP-Q
Verified
Verified
I can support you by using a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
Are anxiety and stress controlling your life, limiting your daily activities, and causing you to have persistent anxious thoughts? I am here to help you and provide a safe space where together we focus on developing effective coping skills that can help you rise above depression, learn to control anxiety and stress, recover from trauma (including racial trauma), and overcome perfectionism.
(782) 800-0972
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Ben Hirtle
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I am strongly influenced by behavioural therapies (ACT), ( DBT ) and (CBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy, and integrate aspects of these approaches.
The most important thing to me as a therapist is to be helpful to you. I will have some ideas about that, but I will also look to you for ideas. I will listen closely, try to understand you and your life from your perspective. I’ll ask questions and may offer alternative ways of looking at things. We may also plan for you to do things in your life outside the office, in between the times we meet, and this may involve trying do things differently, and doing things that are difficult. Sometimes therapy is about change, and sometimes it may be about accepting what has changed. We'll figure out together what therapy means for you.
(902) 600-9875
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Bright Birch Therapy
Occupational Therapist, MSc OT, BEd, BA
Verified
Verified
I am trained in effective psychotherapy techniques (CBT, DBT ) that target unhelpful coping and provide skills to help you manage.
Tired of feeling anxious or overwhelmed? Feeling discouraged with how you're managing and need a change? Have your emotions or behaviours made it difficult to live the life you want? If you're looking for a therapist that will listen to you, respect you and gently encourage growth, please reach out. I support clients to find relief from difficult emotions and regain a sense of control. You do not have to suffer alone, there is support for you. Specializing in maternal and paternal mental health, social anxiety, trauma, loss. 902-450-0431.
(782) 800-0809
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Nicole Stocco
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I approach counselling in a collaborative manner, empowering you to connect with yourself while drawing from my own expertise in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and trauma-informed work.
Do you feel as though you are stuck in stressful patterns that you would like to improve, but don't know how? Stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflicts can quickly feel as though they are taking over our entire lives. We can feel as if we are spending our days just trying to survive. This can be confusing and stressful, but you are not alone. I am here to help you explore the root causes of these stressors in a compassionate and curious way. Together, we can uncover your strengths and build skills to navigate life's unexpected difficulties.
(548) 800-0519
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Taylor Brydges
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I typically incorporate aspects of CBT, DBT , Solution-Focused Therapy into my practice.
Hello..One of my areas of interest is working with people who have survived sexual abuse or personal trauma. Initially, I build rapport and a trusting relationship with you. One of our first tasks usually involves identifying your strengths and what’s important to you; these are major components of allowing successful trauma processing and resolution to occur. Another area of interest for me is working with adolescents. Having once been a teen in need of additional support, I am able to empathize and quickly connect with young people. In my work with youth some topics include anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, and anger management.
(226) 270-6638
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Esinam Counselling Inc.
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I can support you by using a variety of integrative therapeutic approaches including Narrative Therapy, trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Have you ever felt that life is too overwhelming, and you do not know which direction to take? Do you feel that the ways you have coped with issues so far has not fully effective? Then this is your time to take the next step towards your healing journey. I support individuals that are facing trauma, anxiety, struggling with addiction and undergoing life transitions. If you are struggling with relationships, struggling with your racial identity, or have experienced racial injustice, I will be able to help you find a resolution.
(782) 400-0442
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Halifax, NS B3H
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