Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Therapists in Halifax, NS

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Photo of Katherine Ilnitski, Counsellor in Halifax, NS
Katherine Ilnitski
Counsellor, MEd, BA, RCT, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I consider myself to be an eclectic practitioner. I employ many different therapeutic approaches including: Narrative, CBT, Solution Focused, Trauma Informed therapies, Mindfulness practices, ACT and Behavioural Modification strategies. I tend to work primarily from a Narrative Therapy approach, which is an approach to counselling that seeks to be respectful and non-blaming. It centres the client as the expert in their own lives and views problems as separate from the client themselves. Narrative Therapists assume clients have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that will assist them in reducing the influence of problems in their own lives.
(902) 700-5604
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Halifax, NS B3M
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Joanne Lefebre
Counsellor, RCT-C, CCC, CPHR
Verified
Verified
I help clients deal with anxiety, depression, anger, low confidence, stress, trauma and more. I am also passionate about bringing my 15+ years experience in career counselling to help clients navigate the emotional and practical aspects of work and career-related challenges. Whether it’s about overcoming conflict, gaining a new perspective, finding solutions to problems, needing a job change or career remake, or just having someone to talk to, my goal is to help you focus on what matters and take positive steps guided by your values. I am here to help you get unstuck so that you can live in your potential.
(782) 800-9320
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Halifax, NS B3H
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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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Dr. Laura Scallion
Psychologist, PhD, RPsych
Verified
Verified
Dr. Scallion works with adults (18+) with a range of mental health difficulties including insomnia, anxiety disorders, stress, relationship difficulties, PTSD, and low mood/depression.
(782) 800-5374
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Halifax, NS B3L
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Raquel Griffin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I might be the right therapist for you if: The way you eat and the way you think about eating/food/body is taking over your life; you want to make peace with food or free yourself from disordered eating. You want your Queer identity to be affirmed and don’t want to have to educate your therapist on everything Queer or Trans. Your body is in a constant heightened and activated state; survival mode is no longer serving you and you want to feel more calm and at peace with your life.
(782) 822-2362
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Halifax, NS B3N
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Alex Ozon
Counsellor, MA, BA, RCT-C
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
While life's challenges are inevitable, I believe that with the right tools and support, we each have the ability to befriend ourselves and expand our capacity for mindfulness and self-awareness. Working alongside a mental health professional can facilitate a shift toward your personal values and a meaningful life, whatever that may mean for you. I am passionate about creating a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore and process your past, present, and future.
(782) 800-5600
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Halifax, NS B3L
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Heidi Sturgeon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
We are a team of experienced Psychologists and Social Workers ready to meet you where you are at. All of our Associates have a minimum of 20 years experience and are known for their approachable compassionate and professional work with clients. With our extensive experience we understand that clients want a safe place to be heard, to be seen and to feel validated. If you've been experiencing ADHD, anxiety, overwhelm and stress, grief/loss, relationship concerns or trauma know that we can work together to help you: -develop strategies and coping skills; - cope with difficult emotions and manage stress
(902) 909-5559
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Halifax, NS B3K
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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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Andrew Comstock
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
If you are looking for a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgment or someone waiting just to speak this is the therapist for you. Get help to talk out your life goals and dreams and anything that may be getting in the way of achieving your ideal self.
(782) 202-0035
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Donna Marie McLean
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
Verified
I believe that people are inherently healthy and resilient, and capable of recovering from areas where they may be stuck by finding new insights, knowledge and tools. I see my role as helping people find their way through mental health challenges, challenges with family relationships or with work, struggles with chronic illness, loss and grief, or through life transitions to see their highest potential.
(902) 430-3137
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Halifax, NS B3H
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Christena C. Copeland
Counsellor, MEd , CCC, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
My therapeutic practice offers you a place to explore your life, heal from your challenges, and discover your deepest purpose. As a certified counselling therapist and a person who has committed to her own therapeutic healing, I understand that this journey can be hard, but I also know it can be rewarding. I'd like to walk beside you, offering compassion, experience, non-judgment and care.
(782) 800-7338
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Meagan Chaffey
Counsellor, RCT-C
Verified
Verified
My goal is to support you in your healing journey. I can assist you to recognize your inherent worth, value and abilities. I offer wholistic therapy that invites cultural and spiritual teachings into the counselling relationship, as well as supporting land-based healing practices. I am able to hold compassionate space for folks through difficult and overwhelming life events, as well as working with clients to process past trauma. I work primarily with Indigenous, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ clients.
(782) 222-7013
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Spirit Psychological
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified
Verified
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
Halifax, NS B3N
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Laura Cohen
Counsellor, MA, RCT, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you in your 20's or 30's and feel stuck, lost or anxious in your career? Want to weigh your options or get ahead/change jobs? Despite societal pressure to know exactly what you "should" do, many adults & teens still struggle with this big life question. I want to help you better understand where you've come from and how you hope to experience your future. Do you want to feel valued, supported, and part of a team? Would you rather be independent and free with a job full of adventure? I'll help you feel clear about your purpose, what you want & ultimately be guided by your values, interests, natural abilities and life experience.
(782) 201-0148
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Halifax, NS B3J
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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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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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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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Neal S Henderson
Counsellor, CCC, RCT-C, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You made the first step! I can only imagine how difficult this might have been. I’m always curious what brought you (you all) here, let’s connect so I can learn more. My counselling philosophy is “leading from behind”, to me this means you (you all) are the experts in your situation/life. By working together we can work through your issues/concerns together. The hope of our time together is that you get to a better place and aim for a life worth living.
(902) 901-5834
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Halifax, NS B3N
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Paula Foley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , RSW, CBT
Verified
Verified
Hello, I’m Paula and I am a Clinical Social Worker (MSW) with a specialization in complex grief; a Psychotherapist, a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist, a Certified Practitioner in Trauma Release Exercises, a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapist and a Reiki Master. I am MI’Kmaq and I have practiced in Indigenous communities with children focusing on social/emotional learning, mindfulness and integrating culture as the foundation for healing of trauma. I currently offer Online Video Sessions to clients in Atlantic Canada in the practice of Heidi Sturgeon & Associates Online Therapy - www.heidisturgeon.com
(506) 704-5978
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Halifax, NS B3K
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Elizabeth Anne Clarke
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RCT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
From time to time, we all face challenges that can be overwhelming. Sometimes these challenges are situational, but they can also be the result of our lived experience(s) over time. Often they manifest as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and self harm. These manifestations can lead to further challenges such as job loss, family conflict, isolation, and addiction. Although we may flounder or experience failure, we can develop the strategies needed to live a flourishing life. Integrative therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychotherapy, and Solution Focused Therapy teach us how to live well.
(902) 906-5230
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Halifax, NS B3H
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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.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.