Life can be difficult and overwhelming. Counselling provides an opportunity to explore your life, yourself, and your relationships in a supported, non-judgmental, and safe space. It recognizes your unique, personal story while helping you understand the shared human experience of life's challenges. You'll be supported in many ways including, fostering greater self awareness, understanding your emotions, easing stress and anxiety, incorporating healthy behaviours, cultivating new coping strategies / problem-solving / decision-making skills, finding your meaning & purpose, and improving your relationship with yourself & others.
**ON MATERNITY LEAVE** Helping individuals and couples who struggle with self-doubt, feeling stuck, anxiety, addictions, trauma, obsessions/compulsions, fear, rage and grief. I also work with women who are planning to conceive/are pregnant in working with their fears and concerns around giving birth and becoming a parent, etc. to heal the emotional blocks that they face so they can be emotionally and spiritually prepared to bring a child into the world and have the capacity to be present, experience joy and live fully through pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
We are all on a continuing journey of self-discovery, but sometimes we feel lost or overwhelmed or we get stuck and aren’t sure how to move forward. Counselling offers us the opportunity to explore ourselves, our relationships, and our lives in a profound way. I believe that you have the capacity to uncover the answers you seek and to access inner strengths that already reside within you. As a companion on your journey, I will walk by your side as you move toward growth and healing.
I love to work with highly sensitive people at a stage where they want to drop the toxic drama and begin to engage in life rather than react to it. I love working with couples and individuals who need a different framework because their current model of the world isn't working anymore. In the second half of life, we look to relate to the world, not manage it.
As a growing private practice located in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, our clinic is based on attachment principles that focus on healthy relationships across the life span. We specialize in trauma and attachment treatment and provide therapy to individuals, couples, families, children and groups. We have special expertise in working with Military, Veterans, RCMP and First Responders. We believe in providing a safe and supportive environment for healing relationships.
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.
I am a Clinical Social worker with more than 30 years experience working with children and families. I have trained in Canada, England and the U.S. I work with children 5- 10 years of age with many different problems. These include: behaviour problems; learning and other difficulties leading to anxiety; up and down moods; family changes - separation, divorce, remarriage, fostering, adoption, death; developmental challenges; medical issues; puberty. Doing child therapy during Covid 19 will be challenging but we can make it work. If you have any questions please call or email.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed? That it’s hard to find balance in your life? Talk therapy can help, even if it feels daunting at first. As a Registered Clinical Psychologist, I have years of experience to help you develop skills and resiliency to cope with difficulties in life. I work with adults (age 19+) and older adults (age 65+) and provide treatment for a wide range of issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, PTSD, family/relationship issues, caregiving stress, and sleep. In my practice, I strive to create a safe space that is free of judgment and build a collaborative, trusting relationship.
Have you been struggling with a personal, mental health or relationship concern and want a humanistic, client centred approach from your therapist? I have 30 years of clinical experience with all age groups and with most major areas of concern for individuals, couples and groups utilizing an integrative holistic approach to treatment. Explore issues and experience personal growth and mental wellness as an individual and in your relationships in a confidential quiet office located in a beautiful country setting in the heart of the Annapolis Valley.
We are a highly diverse team of counsellors with decades of experience treating nearly any mental health concern. We provide individual, couples, family and group e-counselling services to individuals aged 13 and beyond.
Life brings with it a number of challenges which can often leave us struggling and overwhelmed in a variety of ways. My approach to counselling is to support you as we work collaboratively to build on your strengths, and find ways to effectively respond to those demands of life so you can live a life that is most meaningful to you.
Learning to let go of negative emotions like anxiety, depression and anger takes work. Change isn't easy, but it is worth it. Together we will sort through past traumas and abuse, we will work on improving your self esteem, resolving grief and learn new healthier ways of coping. Ultimately I want to bring healing into my client's lives. Everyone gets lost from time to time, I am here to support you and to give you a hand as you find your way out of the darkness. The light is still shining behind the clouds, even when we can't see it. I want to help you to find your way back to the light. Remember, it is darkest before the dawn.
Our lives can be overwhelming, especially when you know something feels too difficult to manage yourself. Finding the right person to trust is important as you reach toward answers and improve your emotional and mental health. In seeking therapy, you need to have the security of a non-judgmental and compassionate person who can move you from feelings of vulnerability or shame and instead find self-love and motivation to make changes. I’ll be there for you.
"Clients are brave to come to the counselling arena" I can offer over 20 years of counselling experience to assist with a deeper understanding of self. Counselling can provide shifts in perspective that can help alleviate suffering and increase coping skills in life. Through a greater understanding clients can start the healing process towards a stronger sense of healthier happier self by overcoming past hurts and refocusing on the hear and now.
Accepting new clients! I am a queer-affirming and WPATH-trained counselling therapist who believes everyone has the innate capacity for growth, empowerment, and connection to self and others. In counselling, I strive to create a safe space where you feel seen and heard. I am here to listen to your story, help you unpack how disconnection is affecting your life, and work together on a new way forward. I also write letters of readiness for gender-affirming hormones and surgeries in Nova Scotia according to the WPATH Standards of Care. For more information visit inthemarginscounselling.com.
Anyone who has experienced violence, trauma, grief & loss, including those who identify as belonging to the LGBTQ+2 Spirited, Indigenous and Christian faith communities. I imagine my ideal client as having endured unfortunate circumstances and crisis beyond their control; yet open and longing to embark on a healthy healing path led by God and facilitated by a loving and accepting facilitator.
Bell Counselling services offers individual music therapy and counselling appointments to young adults and adults using a confidential online platform, telephone or in person. I specialize in mindfulness, body work and creative arts interventions. Working together might look like using music mindfully in your life through personalized playlists and using music to explore feelings. Music is an accessible medium to acknowledge and process emotions. I look forward to supporting you on your journey.
I believe that my clients are the experts in themselves and what will work best for them. For that reason, I offer my clients a range of therapeutic modalities through an integrative therapeutic approach using evidence based practices. I believe in engaging and empowering my clients at all stages of the therapeutic process. I see myself as a guide along your path to wellness, offering you tools to support your journey.
Life isn’t always hard, but when things get challenging, when feelings of anxiousness and despair seem overwhelming, seeing a counsellor can help. Having a place to say it all out loud can be the gateway to better emotional and mental health. Sorting through and dealing with issues of anger, abandonment, fear, trauma and hopelessness can help you restore balance in your life. We can work together to find your way forward.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Kentville are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Kentville 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.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Kentville, or Child Psychologists in Kentville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Kentville psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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 Kentville 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.