Play Therapy in Kentville, NS

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Photo of Clannad Counselling & Consulting, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Kentville, NS
Clannad Counselling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RCT, MSW
Verified
Our services include parenting support groups (Circle of Security), EMDR, trauma treatment, Equine Assisted Therapies, Narrative therapy, Emotionally Focused therapies, Somatic Experiencing and play therapy .
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.
(902) 909-5530 
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Kentville, NS B4N
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Donna G Raxlen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
I use art and play therapy to help children experience their world in a more positive way.
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.
(902) 912-5379 
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Kentville, NS B4N
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Jeffrey Howard Hosick
Counsellor, PhD
Verified
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.
(782) 222-1188 
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Kentville, NS B4N
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Esinam Counselling Inc.
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C
Verified
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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Kentville, NS B4N
Offers online therapy
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Behind the Clouds Counselling
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C
Verified
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.
(782) 822-2425 
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Kentville, NS B4N
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Bell Counselling Services
Counsellor, MA, MTA, RCT-C
Verified
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.
(902) 518-5006 
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Kentville, NS B4N
Offers online therapy

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Raeanne W Bekkers
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT-C
Verified
We all go through hard times. Are you feeling alone and not sure what to do? Have you almost given up hope that you can overcome your difficulty or life struggle? When you’ve suffered for a long time, it’s understandable that you may have doubts that therapy will help. However, what I can say is, if you’re willing to try and talk about your difficulty, and make some small changes over time, therapy is bound to help you feel better than you do right now.
(782) 492-0085 
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New Minas, NS B4N
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Zipporah Doiron
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
Clients come to me when they (or their loved ones) are dealing with anxiety, depression, behavioural challenges, mood swings, challenging life events, flash backs, PTSD, or childhood trauma. I use Brainspotting, EMDR, Safe and Sound Protocol, Creative Arts therapy and other strength-based approaches to help clients build confidence, self-understanding, and concrete strategies to manage the challenges of daily life. My clients learn about the brain-body connection of their distress and challenges, building positive skills to be able to manage life’s stresses and become less overwhelmed by emotional triggers.
 
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Wolfville, NS B4P
Not accepting new clients
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Aurora Counselling and Wellness
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, RCT
Verified
Do you feel overwhelmed? Does self-doubt or fear hold you back? Together we will discover tools and perspectives that will help you heal what is holding you back.
(902) 709-0210 
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Office is near:
Wolfville, NS B4P
Offers online therapy

Online Therapists

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Heather Walker
Psychologist, Ph D
Verified
With children, I use a combination of talk and play therapy type approaches to help with social skills, anxiety, and behavior issues while working with the family.
The hardest step is to seek help when family and friends believe you can work things out on your own. Once clients have made that first step by coming in, I can help them work through issues that hold them back from living a full life. My focus is on compassion and empathy while finding a way through the turmoil.
(902) 517-0137 
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Pictou, NS B0K
Offers online therapy
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Valerie Hewitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
I use a variety of evidence-based practices such Play Therapy , CBT, IFS, and Theraplay in my work.
Children, adolescents, and families face a number of challenges that can interfere with mental wellness. Perhaps your child has experienced a recent life transition such as the death or loss of a loved one, a divorce, or relocation. Perhaps your child is struggling to cope with the effects of trauma, and to make sense of their world after this event. Perhaps you, as your child’s caregiver, are looking for support – to learn strategies to respond to your child’s intense emotions, to improve your family’s communication, and to enhance healthy attachment.
(782) 822-2469 
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Bedford, NS B4A
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Patricia Wentzell Counselling & Consulting Svcs
Counsellor, MEd, RCT, CCC
Verified
Sometimes life's challenges or transitions can be overwhelming for a person or family to solve on their own. Counselling provides support as you adjust to transitions such as those involving grief and loss or separation/divorce. I utilize diverse theoretical approaches in my counselling practice, drawing upon my training and experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy, trauma-informed and attachment issues, play therapy , and mindfulness techniques. I can also assist clients with their academic and work-related concerns or goals.
(902) 700-6535 
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Bridgewater, NS B4V
Offers online therapy
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Emily Miller
Counsellor, MA, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
I work from a trauma-informed lens and use interventions from emotionally focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and play therapy .
I work with children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD and other general mental health concerns.
(782) 312-0166 
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Dartmouth, NS B3A
Offers online therapy
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Rose Degenhardt
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RTC-C
Verified
I am an integrative counsellor offering play therapy and gender-affirming care.
From a young age, I knew I wanted to help others. After exploring various areas of the helping profession. I have many years working in residential facilities for substance abuse and adults with mental health issues and 12 in nursing homes as a personal support worker. I have experience working with domestic violence survivors as a crisis interventionist and with victim services. I also have experience in working with children, LGBTQ, anxiety, and depression. I strongly believe my clients deserve to be heard, respected and understood in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment. No matter what brings them to counselling.
(782) 800-5731 
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Halifax, NS B3M
Offers online therapy
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Judy Barnes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist. Judy is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers. She has achieved a Masters of Social Work degree (with distinction) from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has additional training in Play Therapy , Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and post-graduate training in both chemically and behaviourally based Addictions from McMaster University.
(226) 212-7759 
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Halifax, NS B3H
Offers online therapy
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Bill Wood
Counsellor
Verified
I help my clients increase resiliency, flexibility, self-confidence and to build new positive patterns in their lives and relationships. When working with adults I use a mix of experiential and cognitive therapy to help clients find personal insights, grow self-compassion and build resiliency strategies. When working with children and families I use play based, attachment-focused and behavioral interventions to build feelings of safety, confidence and aid in processing complex feelings.
(902) 800-8325 
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Halifax, NS B3M
Offers online therapy
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Cynthia Manley
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RCT, CPT
Verified
I use observational statements to let the child know I am following their play . I believe that my relationship with the child is the most important part of the therapeutic process. I believe that children are wise and innately know what is needed inside to heal During dramatic play , I enter the child’s play instead of watching from the sidelines. During play , I model mindfulness and self-regulation for children. I view many of the behaviors that bring children to therapy as symptoms of dys-regulated nervous systems. I believe children’s play is a way for them to show me how it feels for them to be in their world.
(902) 812-0392 
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Bedford, NS B4A
Offers online therapy
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Jenna MacNeil
Counsellor, MEd, RCT-C, CCC
Verified
When working with children and families, I utilize play therapy and a variety of attachment-based treatment modalities.
Hi, my name is Jenna, owner and Counselling Therapist at Mountain View Counselling. I specialize in infant and early childhood mental health. When working with children, I work closely with you, the child’s caregiver. You are the most important person in your child’s life, and therapy will be most effective if we work together as a team. Sessions may include parent coaching sessions, child-focused sessions or family sessions. Often, a combination of these sessions is involved. In addition to these services, I also provide counselling services to new mothers; supporting women during their postpartum period.
(902) 901-5906 
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Bedford, NS B4A
Offers online therapy
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Christina Rodrigue
Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate, MA, RCT-C
Verified
Additionally, from a therapeutic perspective, I can pull from several different frameworks and have training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Play Therapy (PT).
I provide client-centred counselling services across the life span. However, my ideal clients are children, youth and neurodivergent folks.
(782) 482-0018 
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Bedford, NS B4B
Offers online therapy
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Nicole Williams
Counsellor, MACP, RCT-C, CCC-Q
Verified
Currently have immediate availability. I have worked with adults on a variety of complex issues, including relationship conflict, domestic abuse, anger management, trauma, sexual assault, and anxiety. I can work with you to align your life with your specific goals, values, and preferences.
(902) 906-5165 
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Truro, NS B2N
Offers online therapy

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Play Therapy Counsellors
Generally for children ages 3 to 11, play therapy is a form of counselling that relies on play to help therapists communicate with children and understand their mental health. Because children develop cognitive skills before language skills, play is an effective way to understand a child. The therapist may observe a child playing with toys--such as playhouses and dolls--to understand the child's behavior and identify issues.

If you're looking for play therapy in Kentville or for a Kentville play therapy counsellor, these professionals provide play therapy, play therapy children, child play therapy, play therapy for children, sandplay therapy, family play therapy and group play therapy. They include play therapists, play psychologists, play psychotherapists in Kentville, and play counsellors.