Substance Use Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Aamir Mohammed Subhan
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW, HBSc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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 PTSD, 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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Aleksandra Usyatynsky
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My training focused on treatment and assessment of individuals experiencing difficulties with mood, anxiety, trauma, stress, interpersonal problems, unexplained somatic symptoms, emotion regulation, panic, substance use , and other emotional and personality difficulties.
Stressful situations can eat away at our ability to cope and function, or we can get stuck in unhelpful patterns of thinking, behaving, and relating to others that interfere with our living a meaningful life. It can be scary to think about making changes. I will take time to listen and understand your situation so we can identify and move towards your goals. Together, we can learn how you respond to stressful situations and relationships, and find new ways of coping to build a life worth living. I believe everyone has the capacity to heal and grow: my job is to create a space where you are empowered and supported in this journey.
(782) 800-5743
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Gordon Power
Counsellor, BA, MEd, RCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a therapist with over 30 years experience in the field of Addictions. I work with people struggling with alcohol, drug and gambling problems and offer tobacco cessation services. I also work with family members in their recovery process. As an experienced therapist, I assist clients in addressing these issues by utilizing a "Biological, Psychological, Social, Spiritual" Model of recovery. As a client, you can expect to develop personal insight into the problems substance use is creating, while making positive change in your life. This is accomplished in a safe, caring and collaborative environment.
(855) 727-9962
Halifax, NS B3V
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Angelina S. MacLellan-Muise
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Verified
Currently accepting a limited number of clients who can accommodate virtual and daytime appointments (updated June 2022). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adolescents, adults, and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and mood issues, behavioural problems, transitional/adjustment issues (e.g., family separation, educational changes), and relationship issues. I have also provided services and can assist with individuals who experience difficulties with self-esteem, substance use , and those coping with stress, grief, and trauma.
(902) 702-3813
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Halifax, NS B3J
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Amanda Reid
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BEd
Verified
Verified
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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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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Esinam Counselling Inc.
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Laura Keeler
Counsellor, MSc, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
Beginning counselling is a courageous act! It is a place for you to ask big questions, deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships, and learn new ways of working with your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. Through the ways that are most meaningful to you, I will support you in discovering and navigating both the toughness and fullness of life.
(782) 823-8127
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Therapy by the Sea
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a seasoned counselling Professional with 15 plus years clinical experience and offer an eclectic approach in my wellness practice. I am registered with NSCCT, a certified Psychotherapist with CCPA and Masters level trained in Counselling.
(902) 201-9405
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Halifax, NS B3M
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Yvonne Raczkowski Counselling/Assessment Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Verified
My major practice focus has been dealing with anxiety, depression, various trauma (including abuse) and relationship counselling, including challenges with infertility. We will work together to help you find a way through life transitions that reflects who you are and who you want to be. ACT therapy is excellent for all age groups and a variety of issues. I will give you the tools to resolve your problems and teach you a process that will help you live by your values to achieve your goals. Enabling you to be the person who you want to be, and be clear about what you stand for in a complicated world.
(902) 812-0624
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Brandy Gryshik
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
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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Yasmin Kawar
MA, MTA, RCT-C
I am a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) and Registered Counselling Therapist - Candidate (RCT-C) working in the K’jipuktuk (Halifax) area. I provide counselling and music therapy for individuals and groups in the public sector and private practice. I specialize in addictions recovery, and with those impacted by addiction, depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, abuse, and the criminal justice system. My approach to therapy is anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and person-centered. I work collaboratively with clients to support their personal goals and well-being while considering the holistic, intersecting aspects at play in their lives.
(782) 820-4224
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Catherine Phinney
Counsellor, MA, MACP, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 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 B3J
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Robert Ziegler
Counsellor, MEd, RCT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Some of us feel challenged by anxiety, depression, or anger. Some by the relationships in our lives with partners, family, or in the workplace. Parenting never fails to challenge our best intentions, or we can also find ourselves repeating behaviours and ways of thinking that no longer work for us. My clients are typically active partners in change – sometimes to change those habitual behaviours or ways of thinking, sometimes to interact more effectively, sometimes to nourish personal growth, and sometimes just to clarify and explore.
(782) 482-0085
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Hartwell Counselling, Ltd
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
At Hartwell Counselling, our cornerstone message is a bible verse, Proverbs 4:23: Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. From within, out of a person’s heart, those maladaptive thoughts are created. If your heart is bound, it will impact your finances, marriage, children, relationships, beliefs, thoughts, and actions. Heal your heart because everything you do flows from it. Learn how to heal at Hartwell Counselling.
(782) 492-0161
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Laura Mitchell
Psychologist, MA
Verified
Verified
I provide therapy to adolescents (12+) and adults for a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, workplace stress and burnout, self-esteem, perfectionism, and relationship and family issues. With a compassionate and collaborative approach, I help clients better understand their emotions, patterns of coping and communication, and assist them in finding lasting solutions. I work with individuals of all genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds, striving to understand each person within their surrounding sociocultural context. My theoretical background is integrative, drawing from emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, feminist, narrative, humanistic and mindfulness-based approaches.
(902) 700-5667
Halifax, NS B3L
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Breanna Young
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist (Candidate Register), and have completed a Bachelor of Science (Bsc) with Honours in Psychology (Acadia University), as well as a Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology (Adler University). I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including private practice, community agencies, and hospitals. This diversity in population and work setting has allowed me to gain confidence in providing services to children, youth, parents, and individual adults.
(902) 901-5294
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Amanda Henry
Counsellor, MA, RCT
Verified
Verified
Is the inside of your head feeling like an uncomfortable place to be? Working with a mental health professional can create a meaningful shift. Sometimes the harsh things we say to ourselves and our unconscious patterns can leave us trapped in a cycle of just trying to survive the day. Could the way you've learned to cope/survive be keeping you stuck or moving you away from who you want to be and how you want to live? Learning to see yourself, your life, and your patterns clearly can create opportunities for healing, growth, and more meaningful relationships.
(902) 903-6481
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Halifax, NS B3H
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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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Jennifer Bartlett
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Psychologist with Lesley Hartman and Associates, and I work with individuals facing a wide range of issues and challenges. I am currently accepting new clients for psychoeducational assessments which are designed to evaluate and better understand difficulties with learning, academic performance, cognitive functioning, executive functioning, attention/concentration (e.g., ADHD), and can help clarify the nature of social, emotional, and/or behavioural challenges. Many individuals, both children and adults, can experience difficulties such as these which can have far-reaching effects.
(782) 400-0569
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Halifax, NS B3L
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in Halifax?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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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