Sexual Abuse Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Terry Mitchell
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Verified
I have worked with survivors of sexual abuse , domestic violence, and relational issues for over twenty-five years.
As a psychology professor and registered psychologist with over 25 years of experience I offer a safe professional and informed context for exploration, growth, and healing. I am experienced with meeting with clients on the phone and in video sessions. During this period of self-isolation, social distancing I am providing resources to support you to process the many thoughts, feelings, fears, doubts and coping behaviours that may be arising. I welcome you to enter into a counselling dialogue to assist in processing the current challenges, losses and uncertainties of the pandemic as well as ongoing issues you wish to address.
(226) 407-4582
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Taylor Brydges
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
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1 Endorsed
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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Danielle Jakubiak
Counsellor, MA, MMus, MTA, RCT, CCC
Verified
Verified
You may face sadness, worry, repetitive thoughts, following experiences that are tough to talk about, violence and trauma resulting in numbness, isolation. Maybe you want to dig deeper, to better understand these events and how they are impacting your life now. You may feel increasingly ready to move through and beyond the difficulties you face, to embrace what feels more like the real you. I am trained to work creatively with folks who are in the midst of life’s challenges, to help them process and cope with their emotions. I know how to work with trauma, survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, depression and anxiety.
(902) 702-3680
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Heather A Macmillan
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I have worked with clients who have multiple chronic conditions, depression, addictions, anxiety; experienced an overwhelming event (accident/physical assault ) as well as chronic trauma (long-term illness/ child/partner abuse).
CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS. “Until you stop breathing, there's more right with you than wrong with you." (Jon Kabat-Zinn) This is also my guide and intention as a Registered Counselling Therapist. My work is to help an individual experience themselves differently while providing compassion, presence and skill in a safe space. I offer an integrated, eclectic approach that is based on each client's needs. Understanding attachment style, the effects of trauma and the mind-brain-body connection inform my therapeutic approach.
(855) 224-2579
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Alex Wolf
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
Verified
I am a Registered Counselling Therapist licensed with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. I specialize in working with men and boys (ages 14+) who are experiencing a range of mental health and life challenges including relationship issues, domestic abuse, sexual abuse , anger/emotion regulation, trauma, depression, and anxiety. I offer office-based and outdoor-based (e.g., during a hike, at a park bench) therapy sessions, as I recognize that the space in which counselling therapy occurs has a profound impact on a person’s sense of comfort and readiness to explore their difficulties and their wellness.
(902) 903-2628
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Melissa Murray
Registered Social Worker, RSW
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I have specialized training in trauma informed care and sexual assault .
I want to work with you, where you're at in life. Whatever you've experienced, you deserve an open, genuine, non judgmental, and compassionate atmosphere to work through your difficulties. While working with you, we will look for the approach that fits best with your style, life, and personality. I work with individuals ages 13+ as well as couples. I am passionate about 2SLGBTQ+ issues, as well as trauma, neurodiversity, life changes, and grief. I am sex+, CNM/polyamory supportive, and body+.
(506) 308-1972
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Angela Dawn MacKay
Psychologist, MSc
Verified
Verified
I provide holistic counseling services to adolescents and adults in the Halifax/HRM area. I offer three streams of psychotherapy: Mind/Body Psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, Yoga Fusion Psychotherapy, a unique combination of psychotherapy and yoga therapy, and Goddess Yoga Psychotherapy, a fusion of yoga and psychotherapy specifically geared towards women. Please Note: As of Jan. 1, 2022, my fee will increase to $210.00/hr.
(866) 582-5748
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Catherine Phinney
Counsellor, MA, MACP, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
One of the consequences of stress is re-experiencing it in the mind and body, leaving us depleted and disconnected from life. Intense reactions can be confusing and distressing. Making sense of our experiences, putting them in perspective, and changing unhelpful ways of thinking, behaving, and coping increases our resilience. I welcome individuals from all walks of life and have a particular interest in survivors of sexual violence and exploitation; first responders, frontline workers, military, veterans and their families; survivors of adverse childhood experiences; workplace stress and life transitions; and older adults.
(782) 312-0150
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Jill Pasquet
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m a psychotherapist in general practice with specialized training and experience working with people with trauma-related issues. I bring a warm, genuine, non-judgmental and direct approach to therapy and I work collaboratively with my clients and with attention to individual and systemic patterns of power and oppression.
(782) 492-0094
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Joel Town
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Dr. Joel Town is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University, and the founder of Dynamic Health Psychological Services. He also works at the Centre for Emotions and Health, QE-II Hospital, as the clinical lead for Medically Unexplained Symptoms. Dr. Town brings over a decade of experience working with adults and young adults who experience a range of mental and emotional health difficulties, workplace stress, trauma, and relationship problems. Dynamic Health Psychological Services is a specialized psychotherapy centre with a skilled team, committed to providing effective patient centred care.
(902) 906-5160
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Holly Sher
Registered Psychotherapist, SSW, BA(h), MA, RP, RCT
Verified
Verified
If you are struggling, you are not alone… I would be honored to walk beside you on your journey to greater wisdom, and freedom. Our sessions can include counseling (for instance setting goals, developing tools to assist with managing difficult thoughts and feelings), as well as deeper emotion-focused work aimed at getting at what is on the inside; our deepest needs and truths. This is done not only through talking, but through learning to tap into our felt-sense; a powerful place where healing occurs. My work draws from a variety of evidence-based approaches.
(249) 493-6442
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Halifax, NS B3H
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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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Roth Associates in Psychology
Psychologist
Verified
Verified
Living as we do in a complicated world, most of us at one time or another are beset by problems that are difficult to solve alone. They may involve situations that negatively affect the quality of life such as marriage problems, a difficult, adolescence, a personal crisis or discord in your family. We, at Roth Associates in Psychology, are committed to providing sensitive, professional counselling to help resolve personal crises.
(902) 701-7146
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Halifax, NS B3M
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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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Timothy R Walker
Counsellor, PhD, CCC, NSRCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work from the perspective that everyone has basic healthiness, a natural yearning for brilliant sanity and the wisdom of wholeness as part of their being. Conditioning and confusion can obscure these endowments but they are never absent. My job is to help draw out this wisdom for healing that is already there, by encouraging awareness. I begin with client-centered listening that honours where you are now, and the change you want. I then move into more experiential work to facilitate transformation. The contract for change and the pace of change is always in the client's hands
(866) 653-8758
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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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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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Dr. Marcel Peloquin
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
What has spared us from pain in the past often keeps us stuck and anxious in the present. Most of us wish to be free of our psychological suffering, but we find ourselves continuing to treat ourselves or others poorly in spite of our best interest to do otherwise. We all need a therapeutic relationship where we can learn to experience our emotions safely, regulate our anxiety, and turn against our defenses. I provide Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), a comprehensive form of psychotherapy that helps patients experience their emotions and understand themselves across a broad range of clinical concerns.
(902) 906-5225
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Maya Sloan
Counsellor, MSc, MEd, RCT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
When you become aware that your protective system is not letting you live the life you want to lead, therapy helps unburden the parts that keep you stuck. Through Internal Family Systems therapy you can get to know your inner system of protection, distraction and inner freedom. Protection may be anxiety, anger, depression and distraction may be numbing, dissociation, addiction and procrastination. You learn that some of your protection is based on what worked in childhood but is no longer serving you now. With couples I focus on learning to become relational through the work of Terry Real's Relational Life Therapy.
(902) 700-7652
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Halifax, NS B3L
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Tamarack Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified
Verified
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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Sexual Abuse Counsellors
Child sexual abuse is the deliberate exposure of a minor child to sexual activity that the child cannot comprehend or consent to. This means a child is forced or talked into sex or sexual activities by another person. This behaviour includes acts such as inappropriate touching of a child's breasts or genitalia, someone exposing their genitalia to a child, fondling, oral-genital contact, genital and anal intercourse, as well as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and exposure to pornography.