LGBTQ+ Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Aroha Pride Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
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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Hal Slaunwhite Counselling & Support Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I approach counselling from a lens that is grounded in the continued practice of anti-racism, disability justice, queer theory, sex positivity, and that recognizes the systemic violence that has, and continues to, harm us and impact our experiences in the world, and inside ourselves. The main niche of folks that I have had the honour of working with over the years have been queer and trans folks, sex workers, disabled folks, non-traditional relationship networks, kink and bdsm communities, BIPOC folks, folks navigating complex trauma, and those living at the intersections of many of these identities.
(581) 500-0508
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Jeff Shepherd
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I'm also passionate about working with fellow queer / 2SLGBTQ+ folks and our allies.
Experiencing a lot of stress/anxiety? Having a hard time overcoming your past? Therapy can help. I’m a kind, passionate and experienced counsellor based in Ottawa offering psychotherapy to adult individuals. My goal is to help you get curious about what’s getting in the way of your mental health, and to find clarity, acceptance and motivation to start feeling better. My work is trauma-informed and you can expect to feel safe, accepted and empowered in session. Visit my website for a video about me, what to expect in session, and how to book.
(343) 307-0842
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Lorelei Dietz
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, MTA, NMT
Verified
Verified
Additionally, as a queer therapist, I am especially passionate about supporting and empowering LGBTQ2SIA+ and non-binary folks of all ages.
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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Alexa Morash
Counsellor, BSW, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
As a therapist, I aim to be a person of safety and trust as we become a collaborative team to work on issues that you bring to the therapy space. I am here to provide affirmative therapy to clients and work with a variety of issues. I primarily work with the queer community as Diverse Roots strives to provide an affirmative space for the community. I specialize in working through trauma, PTSD and grief. I recognize the challenges that come with starting therapy, finding a new therapist or reconnecting with yourself through the therapeutic process again.
(782) 312-1158
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Jess Sherman
Counsellor, RCT-C, MA
Verified
Verified
Are you a member of the LGBTQ + community who is struggling with family, co-workers, and society accepting you for who you are as a person? Have you faced discrimination at work, in the medical field or even with counselors? Perhaps you are having difficulty navigating infertility, parenthood, or neurodiversity. I may be able to help you. I am queer -affirmative, kink allied, sex-worker friendly and practice from a place of acceptance of all sexualities, genders, and ethnicities. I can help to guide you through feelings of unease, stress, and self-discovery as we work together.
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Halifax, NS B3L
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Not accepting new clients
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Shannon Hardy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Shannon (she/her) is a queer , trauma-informed registered social worker in Halifax, NS. She draws from a variety of compassion-based and somatic practices, utilizing a bottom-up approach to therapy that is strengths-based and forward facing. And while Shannon is an expert in trauma-informed practices and approaches, she is not an expert in you. Shannon will always work from a client-centred space, helping you navigate life transitions, unique situations or historical trauma wounds that are impacting your current life.
(782) 312-0119
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Halifax, NS B3R
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Alex Norris
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I’m a queer & trans person living in Toronto.
We all have stories that we tell about ourselves, our lives, and that others tell about us. Often when we’re struggling, these stories are about feeling powerless, hopeless, scared, and are full of shame and self-doubt. My therapeutic approach explores these narratives, creating space for new, richer stories to emerge. We’ll explore the stories different parts of yourself tell you, drawing you closer to your values, deconstructing your patterns and uncovering your strengths and resiliency to find new paths forward. We will build a deeper understanding of what you've been through, where you are, and where you're going.
(647) 957-9421
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Halifax, NS B3L
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Markus McIntyre
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Currently accepting clients across Ontario and Nova Scotia - As a trans , non-binary, queer , adoptee, living with disabilities, I bring a unique perspective to working with clients who are experiencing challenges regarding gender, sexual orientation, sexuality, disability, identity, relationships, and with people who have experience with adoption and/or the child welfare system. I work with adults and youth, their families, and social circles to provide support and guidance as they navigate transitions and challenges in their lives. I am a qualified secondary assessor for Transition-Related Surgeries for OHIP coverage.
(647) 372-1541
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Aamir Mohammed Subhan
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW, H BSc
Verified
Verified
Throughout my life, I have negotiated what it means to be queer and Muslim, to feel and be seen as different, both to myself and the world. This lived resistance informs my commitment to serve 2SLGBTQ+ communities through an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, decolonial, and intersectional lens. I work with addictions, anxiety, depression, gender/sexuality, life transitions, mood, newcomers and refugees, palliative care, people living with HIV, racial trauma, sex and intimacy, and substance use/misuse (including PnP/chemsex and crystal meth use). If you don't see your experience mentioned here, please reach out to chat further!
(437) 747-5614
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Erin Montgomery
Counsellor, MEd, MTA, FAMI, CCC, RCT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
I have experience with phobias, panic disorder, bipolar, low self-esteem, perfectionism, those identifying as LGBTQ , people seeking personal growth (identity, personality, & relationship issues), children of narcissistic parents, emotional neglect, abuse, burnout, grief & loss, caregiver strain, compassion fatigue, adjustment, and music performance anxiety.
PLEASE NOTE - I AM TEMPORARILY NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS My work includes a deep commitment to the well-being of my clients. I work with those who are 16 and older and offer individual as well as group sessions. I understand that stress affects our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual selves. I support people with difficult life experiences that have resulted in PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety and depression. I assist my clients to make the shift from surviving to thriving.
(902) 448-2138
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Christine Christensen
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
Verified
Chris identifies as a member of the queer community and she has experience working with diverse clients in areas such as anxiety, depression, gender identity, sexuality, life transitions, relationships, and stress management.
Online booking - Chris (She/Her) recognizes that it is sometimes challenging to feel a sense of purpose and to feel connected to your life and to others around you. People often seek counselling when they are feeling overwhelmed or are looking for ways to heal from the past. Chris’s approach to counselling is a collaborative one that meets clients where they are. She works with clients to identify goals and strategies. Chris uses a relational, client-centred approach to counselling that integrates strategies from various methodologies including Emotionally Focused and Strengths-based approaches.
(782) 222-7010
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Joanne Doran
Psychologist, MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I work with families of gender dysphoric or transgender youth within a trans -inclusive, safe, caring space.
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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Danielle Marie Djelic
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
Grief & Bereavement, Trauma, Oppression, Anxiety, Depression,ADHD, Human Sexuality, Relationship, LGBTQ +.
Hi! I am Danielle a Registered Social Worker here in Ontario. My goal is to help meet clients where they are in the present-moment & work together Toward their goals to achieve their best version of themselves that they strive to become. I work from an anti-oppressive, strengths based frame of practice. I am a genuinely empathetic, warm person who will go above & beyond to make sure you truly feel seen, heard & understood. I look forward to connecting with as you embark on your lifetime journey to finding your purpose, discovering your unique strengths & embodying your vision toward your ideal future self.
(289) 210-7104
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Halifax, NS B3S
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Mike Whitehouse
Counsellor, BSc, BJ, MEd, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
I have also worked with LGBTQ and transgender clients.
My counselling approach is built on something called unconditional positive regard. I am a non-judgemental listener who likes to use kindness, support and sometimes even humour to build relationships with my clients. I use a wide range of counselling practices depending on client needs. My clients are anyone who is wrestling with any aspect of their life and would like to solve the issues contributing to it. I will work with you to identify specific problems and issues and then find the best counselling theory and practice to help you solve your issues. My specialty has been culture & identity.
(782) 201-0182
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Riki Yandt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a non-binary and queer registered social worker who works with children, youth, adults, families and seniors. Drawing from multiple therapeutic frameworks, I offer clients a counselling practice that is non-judgemental, socially-minded, stigma-free, anti-oppressive and anti-racist, sex-positive, and supportive of those who use substances. I work with people who identify as monogamous, non-monogamous, polyamorous, and who are engaged with other non-traditional relationship forms. I take a collaborative approach to my counselling and aim to meet the client where they are at.
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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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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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Vincent Mousseau
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSc(c), RSW
Verified
Verified
Please note that I am not currently accepting new clients. Hi, I’m Vincent! I’m a Black, queer and trans social worker, activist, and community educator based in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. I am authorized to provide social work services to residents of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Québec, and Ontario.
(782) 800-5751
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Halifax, NS B3L
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Gabriel Enxuga
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, MSW
Verified
Verified
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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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.

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