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Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate

Ruthanne Donellsen Âû

Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C (they, them)

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2 Endorsed
Kingston, NS B0P
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Accepting new adult clients. I integrate lived experiences of self and others with educational insights, employing relevant evidence-based methods to form the core of my practice. Committed to client-driven, strength-based therapy, I collaborate closely to customize approaches that transcend traditional talk-therapy, and can incorporate a more pragmatic focus. My inclusive approach caters to adults navigating diverse intersections of identity, encompassing culture, religiosity, gender, communication, disability, and socioeconomic factors. Operating from a non-judgmental, anti-ableist, neurodiversity, and gender-affirming stance.
I provide a trauma-informed, safe, and supportive environment. Sessions with me offer a diverse range of techniques, adapting to your preferences, limitations, and needs. This may include in-office or virtual therapy, text messaging, movement therapy, creative arts, skill development, advocacy, boundary work, coaching, and more.
Prioritizing accessibility, I encourage the use of alternative communication forms for those with varied use and access to speech. Any suggestions to enhance our time together are encouraged. I offer single-session, short-term and long-term counselling depending on need, topics addressed, and resources. Local house calls may be possible.
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My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Kingston, NS B0P

I offer in-person and virtual therapy most weekdays. I also offer text options and house calls for accessibility (restrictions apply).
I specialize in ADHD, Autism and Pervasive Drive for Autonomy (PDA) 
$130 Per Session  
I see individuals and groups  
Connect with Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Kingston, NS B0P

I offer in-person and virtual therapy most weekdays. I also offer text options and house calls for accessibility (restrictions apply).
I specialize in ADHD, Autism and Pervasive Drive for Autonomy (PDA) 
$130 Per Session  
I see individuals and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $130
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
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I provide detailed receipts for you to submit to your insurance provider at this time. Please ensure that they cover "Registered Counselling Therapy or RCTs" as not all insurance providers will reimburse you for therapy sessions with us.
with questions.
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate
Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C
"
I provide detailed receipts for you to submit to your insurance provider at this time. Please ensure that they cover "Registered Counselling Therapy or RCTs" as not all insurance providers will reimburse you for therapy sessions with us.
with questions.
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate
Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by Province of Nova Scotia / 23-079 Supervised by Brenda Johnson MEd, RCT, CCC, MTA (Nova Scotia / 15-002) Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
  • Attended Acadia University, MEd (Counselling), Graduated 2023
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I utilize a lived-experience and evidence-based practice model. Using my passion for learning, I have focused on understanding the variability in Autistic lived experience, and have attended the most up-to-date workshops, conferences, and trainings that centre Autistic experience and expertise.
with questions.
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate
Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C
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I utilize a lived-experience and evidence-based practice model. Using my passion for learning, I have focused on understanding the variability in Autistic lived experience, and have attended the most up-to-date workshops, conferences, and trainings that centre Autistic experience and expertise.
with questions.
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate
Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Pervasive Drive for Autonomy (PDA)

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Career Guidance
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Sensory and Invalidation Trauma
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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I work with any and all adult aged clients who would like support to reach, or maintain, a state of positive mental health. My passion is working with multiply neurodivergent clients, and I recognize that typical approaches often don't meet our needs. My neuro-affirmative approach and my use of Autistic Centred Therapy allow me to offer relevant positive pre- and post diagnosis support.
with questions.
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate
Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C
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I work with any and all adult aged clients who would like support to reach, or maintain, a state of positive mental health. My passion is working with multiply neurodivergent clients, and I recognize that typical approaches often don't meet our needs. My neuro-affirmative approach and my use of Autistic Centred Therapy allow me to offer relevant positive pre- and post diagnosis support.
with questions.
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate
Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C

2 Endorsements

Monika Brandstaetter
Monika Brandstaetter
Licensed Professional CounsellorPhDRCC
Ruthanne brings vast experience and up to date knowledge about what it can be like to experience the world through a neuro-diverse lens, and will not make anyone fit a mold. Ruthanne creates a welcoming and safe space where the focus is on your well-being.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

I also speak

Encourages the use of AAC devices
Text-based Communication-synchronous/asynchronous

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

I also speak

Encourages the use of AAC devices
Text-based Communication-synchronous/asynchronous

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Autistic Centered Therapy (AuCT)
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Pluralistic
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
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As a Pluralistic practitioner, I have an openness towards all types of therapy, and through shared decision making we will make choices and follow therapeutic pathways that you will benefit most from in that particular moment. If it was another client with the same challenge, or even you at another time, the path we choose may look very different, resulting in a flexible client-driven approach.
with questions.
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate
Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C
"
As a Pluralistic practitioner, I have an openness towards all types of therapy, and through shared decision making we will make choices and follow therapeutic pathways that you will benefit most from in that particular moment. If it was another client with the same challenge, or even you at another time, the path we choose may look very different, resulting in a flexible client-driven approach.
with questions.
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate
Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C

Location

Primary Location

Kingston, NS B0P

Nearby Areas

Postal Codes

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I offer in-person and virtual therapy most weekdays. I also offer text options and house calls for accessibility (restrictions apply).
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate
Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C
"
I offer in-person and virtual therapy most weekdays. I also offer text options and house calls for accessibility (restrictions apply).
Photo of Ruthanne Donellsen Âû, MEd, RCT-C, Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate
Ruthanne Donellsen Âû
Registered Counselling Therapist-Candidate, MEd, RCT-C