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Counselling and therapy can be helpful for dealing with a wide variety of issues (e.g. stress and coping, relationship problems) and mental health conditions (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.)

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Publicly Funded / Free Services

Our organization offers individual, couple and family counseling services. We help to address such issues as: * relationship conflicts * parenting and ... more
6080 Young Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 5L2 Map
1-902-420-1980
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Mental health and addictions service for children and youth up to 19th birthday. Please call 902.464.4110 or toll free 1.855.635.4110 Community Mental ... more
NS, Canada
902-464-4110
Up to 19 years
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Annapolis Valley, South Shore, and South West Nova Scotia 1-877-334-3431 – South Shore 1-855-273-7110 – Annapolis Valley 1-844-380-4324 – South ... more
NS, Canada
902-429-8167 x18884298167 (Crisis Line)
19 years and up
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Phoenix Youth Programs, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, has ten programs and services for at-risk and homeless youth between the ages of 12 – 24. ... more
6035 Coburg Road, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R7 Map
902-420-0676
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
12 - 24 years
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Youth directed organization that is dedicated to providing support and services to youth, 25 and under, around issues of sexual orientation and gender ... more
2281 Brunswick Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Y9 Map
902-429-5429
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
Up to 25 years
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

5909 Veteran's Memorial Lane, Halifax, NS Map
902-473-7172
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
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Restore. Renew. Revive. counselling & couples therapy
1600 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS, B4A 1E8 Map
902-702-7722
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
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5595 Fenwick Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 4M2 Map
902-421-7514
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Janice Hartley
1 Kingswood Dr, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 0E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Amanda Henry Counselling
100-2111 Maitland, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z8 Map
902-406-2006
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
16 years and up
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44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
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Dr. Brad A. MacNeil Private Practice
1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1R9 Map
1-703-587-3084
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Heather A. Macmillan, RCT-C, CCC
5539a Young Street (Hydrostone Market), Halifax, NS Map
902-220-0146
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
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255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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Dr. Leah Clyburn & Associates
72 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford, NS, B4B 0P7 Map
902-440-7528 x9027177975
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
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362 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 1M7 Map
902-406-6734
Areas Served: Central Nova Scotia, Western Nova Scotia
All ages
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Governing body established by the provincial government to regulate the practice of Counselling therapy in Nova Scotia. All Counselling therapists who ... more
Kentville, NS, B4N 3V9 Map
902-225-7531
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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ON, Canada
1-877-252-6707 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Canada
16 years and up
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Regulatory body that provides membership, certification, training and clinical supervision for Play Therapists and students locally for Canadians. Play Therapy International affiliated. more
466 Wellington Street, London, ON, N6A 3P8 Map
519-204-8885
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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ON, Canada
416-777-9933
Area Served: Canada
18 years and up
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1. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is a type of therapy that helps people by using  acceptance and mindfulness, along with commitment and behaviour-change strategies.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Restore. Renew. Revive. counselling & couples therapy
1600 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS, B4A 1E8 Map
902-702-7722
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
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88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Janice Hartley
1 Kingswood Dr, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 0E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Amanda Henry Counselling
100-2111 Maitland, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z8 Map
902-406-2006
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
16 years and up
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Dr. Brad A. MacNeil Private Practice
1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1R9 Map
1-703-587-3084
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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2. Animal and Pet Therapy

Animal-assisted and pet therapy are types of therapy that use animals trained to provide affection and comfort to people in a variety of places including hospitals, retirement or nursing homes, mental health facilities and schools.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
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255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

CanTRA is the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association, and exists to promote the benefits of therapeutic riding  throughout Canada, by raising public ... more
5420 Highway 6 North, Guelph, ON, N1H 6J2 Map
519-767-0700
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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National Service Dogs is a non-profit Registered Charity specializing in breeding, training and placing Labrador and Golden Retrievers with children who have autism. more
1286 Cedar Creek Road, Cambridge, ON Map
519-623-4188
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Therapy Dog services are provided across Canada by St. John's Ambulance in a wide range of community settings such as: hospitals, seniors residences and care ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of people with physical, emotional, and social challenges through partnerships with companion and service animals. more
1010 Polytek St, Ottawa, ON, K1J 9H9 Map
1-888-473-7027
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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3. Art Therapy

Art therapy is a way of helping people through art, and is provided by accredited art therapists. Painting, drawing and sculpting are common ways that help people to express themselves and heal. Unlike traditional art, the focus is on the process of creating the artwork rather than the final product.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
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44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

The Canadian Art Therapy Association is a voluntary association of art therapists in Canada. To be identified as an art therapist in Canada and the United ... more
Parksville, BC, V9P 2G7 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Directory of Art Therapists in Canada. more
Parksville, BC, V9P 2G7 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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4. Attachment Therapies

Attachment therapies focus on strengthening the attachment or relationships between a child and parent, or child and adult caregivers.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
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1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Amanda Henry Counselling
100-2111 Maitland, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z8 Map
902-406-2006
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
16 years and up
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44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
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Heather A. Macmillan, RCT-C, CCC
5539a Young Street (Hydrostone Market), Halifax, NS Map
902-220-0146
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
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5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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Being Well Nursing
Halifax, NS
902-222-5334
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
Areas Served: Capital Health, Montreal, Central Nova Scotia, Interior
All ages
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

Registered charity dedicated to providing information, education and resources to families and adults regarding attachment disruptions and issues. more
1 St. Edmund's Drive, Toronto, ON, M4N 2P6 Map
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Worldwide body that promotes Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and supports professionals, parents and caregivers in finding out about the therapy and ... more
417 Reigerts Lane, Annville, PA, 17003 Map
717-867-8335 x201
Area Served: World
All ages
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4.1 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

DDP is a therapy and parenting approach that uses what we know about attachment and trauma to help children and families with their relationships. When a child has experienced stresses such as trauma, this can lead the child to become disconnected from the important people in the child's life, and experience problems such as depression, anxiety and behaviour problems. DDP offers a powerful way to reconnect children to the people that are important, thus improving their relationships as well as problems with depression, anxiety and behaviours. 

Unfortunately, there are no results for this heading. Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
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5. Behavioural therapies (including ABA and IBI)

Behavioural therapies uses different strategies to help a person learn life skills and more positive behaviours such as communication and social skills. Examples include therapies used in autism such as Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI).

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
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5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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362 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 1M7 Map
902-406-6734
Areas Served: Central Nova Scotia, Western Nova Scotia
All ages
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AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
Areas Served: Capital Health, Montreal, Central Nova Scotia, Interior
All ages
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6. Brainspotting (BSP)

Brainspotting (BSP) is relatively newer type of psychological treatment developed to help people with stress, anxiety and trauma. In many people, standard talking therapies are not effective, perhaps because their logical and emotional brains are overwhelmed by the stress and trauma. In brainspotting, the target is the survival (‘subcortical’) brain, with the use of focused mindfulness and specific eye movements. This allows painful, distressing memories to be processed so that they are no longer distressing, allowing people to heal from past traumatic experiences.

 

Unfortunately, there are no results for this heading. Brainspotting (BSP)
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7. Coaching

Coaching is the process whereby a coach teaches and directs another person via encouragement and advice. The coach provides an individual with feedback, insight and guidance on achieving their full potential in their business or personal life. Coaches usually first help by defining goals, and then supports the client in working out a strategy to reach those goals, and helps the client stay on track.

 

Compared to counselling, coaching generally has a narrower focus; focuses on performance rather than underlying root causes; tends to be shorter-term; does not seek to improve underlying psychological problems; focuses on improvement on function in already well-functioning individuals.

 

Coaching is generally more suitable for individuals who are well-functioning to begin with, whereas counselling/therapy would be recommended for individuals who are more distressed.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
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Restore. Renew. Revive. counselling & couples therapy
1600 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS, B4A 1E8 Map
902-702-7722
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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Dr. Leah Clyburn & Associates
72 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford, NS, B4B 0P7 Map
902-440-7528 x9027177975
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
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Being Well Nursing
Halifax, NS
902-222-5334
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
Areas Served: Capital Health, Montreal, Central Nova Scotia, Interior
All ages
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

Non-profit institute that provides mental health treatment via telephone and internet for families, as opposed to face-to-face visits in a clinic. The ... more
267 Cobequid Road, Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 4E6 Map
1-866-470-7111
Area Served: Canada
3 - 16 years
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8. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an effective type of therapy for numerous conditions such as depression and anxiety. CBT helps individuals by looking at negative thoughts and behaviour patterns, and changing those into more helpful coping thoughts and behaviours. CBT can be delivered by any health professional who has had adequate training in CBT, which in practice usually refers to psychologists, psychiatrists as well as some physicians and social workers.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
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5595 Fenwick Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 4M2 Map
902-421-7514
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Janice Hartley
1 Kingswood Dr, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 0E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Amanda Henry Counselling
100-2111 Maitland, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z8 Map
902-406-2006
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
16 years and up
Add to Info Cart
44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Dr. Brad A. MacNeil Private Practice
1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1R9 Map
1-703-587-3084
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Heather A. Macmillan, RCT-C, CCC
5539a Young Street (Hydrostone Market), Halifax, NS Map
902-220-0146
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Dr. Leah Clyburn & Associates
72 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford, NS, B4B 0P7 Map
902-440-7528 x9027177975
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
362 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 1M7 Map
902-406-6734
Areas Served: Central Nova Scotia, Western Nova Scotia
All ages
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AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
Areas Served: Capital Health, Montreal, Central Nova Scotia, Interior
All ages
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ON, Canada
1-877-252-6707 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Canada
16 years and up
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ON, Canada
416-777-9933
Area Served: Canada
18 years and up
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9. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment for complex, difficult-to-treat mental conditions, such as borderline personality disorder (BPD). DBT combines elements of cognitive behaviour therapy along with Eastern mindfulness practices.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
Add to Info Cart
5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
Add to Info Cart
AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
Areas Served: Capital Health, Montreal, Central Nova Scotia, Interior
All ages
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ON, Canada
1-877-252-6707 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Canada
16 years and up
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10. Drama Therapy

Drama therapy (or the related term psychodrama) is a way of helping others by using drama or theater processes, and is given by an accredited drama therapist.

Drama gives participants an opportunity to tell their stories, set goals, solve problems, express feelings, resulting in behaviour change, skill-building and emotional growth.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

The (American) National Association for Drama Therapy is a non-profit association that establishes and upholds standards for drama therapists, and promotes and ... more
15 Post Side Lane, Pittsford, ON, 14534 Map
571-333-2991
Area Served: World
All ages
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11. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

EFT is a short term (8-20 sessions), structured approach to therapy formulated in the early 80's by Drs. Sue Johnson and Les Greenberg, shown effective for couples and families. EFT helps couples overcome negative patterns in communication by teaching them how to communicate underlying feelings and emotional needs.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Restore. Renew. Revive. counselling & couples therapy
1600 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS, B4A 1E8 Map
902-702-7722
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Amanda Henry Counselling
100-2111 Maitland, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z8 Map
902-406-2006
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
16 years and up
Add to Info Cart
44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
Add to Info Cart
255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Dr. Leah Clyburn & Associates
72 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford, NS, B4B 0P7 Map
902-440-7528 x9027177975
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart

12. E-Therapy Websites and Online Therapy Websites

Websites that provide online therapy, and which are automated and NOT delivered by an actual human being.

 

Examples include online CBT websites that teach CBT online. 

 

Because there are so many websites that provide internet delivered therapy, we are not able to list all the websites out there, but rather focus on websites which are publicly funded, freely available and supported by evidence.

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Anxiety Online is an internet-based treatment clinic for people with anxiety problems. It is a world-first initiative of the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC) at ... more
Hawthorn, AB, 3122 Map
Area Served: World
18 years and up
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Moodgym is an online self-help program designed to help users prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is like an interactive, online ... more
ON, Australia
Area Served: World
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Australia
Area Served: World
All ages
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13. E-Counseling, E-Therapy, and Distance Therapy

Online therapy (aka e-counseling, distance therapy) delivered by a real person over the internet. 

 

Although traditionally therapy has been face-to-face, there are many reasons why it may be difficult to meet face-to-face. Delivering services through other means such as video chatting, email and texting offer other ways to connect. 

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Restore. Renew. Revive. counselling & couples therapy
1600 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS, B4A 1E8 Map
902-702-7722
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Janice Hartley
1 Kingswood Dr, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 0E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Amanda Henry Counselling
100-2111 Maitland, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z8 Map
902-406-2006
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
16 years and up
Add to Info Cart
ON, Canada
1-877-252-6707 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Canada
16 years and up
Add to Info Cart

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Non-profit institute that provides mental health treatment via telephone and internet for families, as opposed to face-to-face visits in a clinic. The ... more
267 Cobequid Road, Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 4E6 Map
1-866-470-7111
Area Served: Canada
3 - 16 years
Add to Info Cart
ON, Canada
416-777-9933
Area Served: Canada
18 years and up
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E-counseling is the premier guide to e-counseling service and mental health. Access self-help articles on a range of mental health topics, written by licensed professionals. more
Country Not Applicable
Area Served: World
All ages
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An international organization and community exploring and promoting Mental Health in the digital age. Members include students, teachers, researchers, clinical ... more
TX, United States
Area Served: World
All ages
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14. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment reported as being helpful in various conditions such as anxiety, and trauma (such as post-traumatic stress disorder).

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
Add to Info Cart
362 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 1M7 Map
902-406-6734
Areas Served: Central Nova Scotia, Western Nova Scotia
All ages
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

EMDR Canada is the Canadian branch of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), which is a professional association where practitioners and researchers seek ... more
Succ. Lachute, QC, J8H 4G4 Map
450-537-1554
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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15. Family, Marital, and Couple Therapy

A marriage, couple and family therapist specializes in helping concerns and problems in couple or family relationships. Marriage, couple and family therapy can be given by any professional that has sufficient training, which usually tends to be social workers, psychologists or psychiatrists.

 

Unlike traditional therapy where the therapist just meets with the individual, family counselling and therapy is where the therapist meets with the individual and one or more family members. The idea is that no matter what the difficulty is, others in the family are part of the solution and thus need to be involved in the therapy or treatment.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Restore. Renew. Revive. counselling & couples therapy
1600 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS, B4A 1E8 Map
902-702-7722
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
5595 Fenwick Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 4M2 Map
902-421-7514
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
Add to Info Cart
88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Janice Hartley
1 Kingswood Dr, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 0E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Amanda Henry Counselling
100-2111 Maitland, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z8 Map
902-406-2006
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
16 years and up
Add to Info Cart
44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
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Dr. Brad A. MacNeil Private Practice
1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1R9 Map
1-703-587-3084
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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Dr. Leah Clyburn & Associates
72 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford, NS, B4B 0P7 Map
902-440-7528 x9027177975
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
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362 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 1M7 Map
902-406-6734
Areas Served: Central Nova Scotia, Western Nova Scotia
All ages
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

(formally the Registry of Marriage and Family Therapists in Canada) exists to promote the profession and practice of individual, couple, and family therapy in ... more
ON, Canada
416-907-4620
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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FRP Canada promotes the well-being of families by providing national leadership, consultation and resources to those who care for children and support ... more
331 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0G5 Map
1-866-637-7226
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Family Mediation Canada is an interdisciplinary association of lawyers, social workers, human services and health care professionals, working together, ... more
55 Northfield Drive East, Waterloo, ON, N2K 3T6 Map
1-877-200-5519 x5853118
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy, and provides certification for marriage and family therapists in the United States and ... more
112 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314-3061 Map
703-838-9808
Area Served: World
All ages
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16. Group Therapy

Group therapy is a form of counselling/therapy, in which one or more therapists work with a small group of patients or clients in a group. Therapeutic benefits of group therapy include the interactions amongst group members, and having shared experiences with similar individuals.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
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Janice Hartley
1 Kingswood Dr, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 0E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Dr. Brad A. MacNeil Private Practice
1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1R9 Map
1-703-587-3084
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Heather A. Macmillan, RCT-C, CCC
5539a Young Street (Hydrostone Market), Halifax, NS Map
902-220-0146
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

Regulatory body that provides membership, certification, training and clinical supervision for Play Therapists and students locally for Canadians. Play Therapy International affiliated. more
466 Wellington Street, London, ON, N6A 3P8 Map
519-204-8885
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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17. Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy, which uses hypnosis to create a state of relaxation, which can thus be helpful in a variety of conditions, such as anxiety conditions (e.g. phobias).

Publicly Funded / Free Services

The Canadian Federation of Clinical Hypnosis is a national organization comprised of licensed health care professionals (psychologists, physicians, dentists, ... more
ON, Canada
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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18. Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a type of therapy that focuses on a person's relationships and connections with other people. Regardless of how a problem such as depression started, the problem is often maintained by ongoing stresses in a person's relationships. Improving and strengthening a person's relationships can thus be helpful, no matter what the difficulty.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

5595 Fenwick Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 4M2 Map
902-421-7514
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
Add to Info Cart
1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
Add to Info Cart
AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
Areas Served: Capital Health, Montreal, Central Nova Scotia, Interior
All ages
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

Society of professionals who are interested in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). Membership in the ISIPT is open to all individuals including ... more
Iowa City, IA Map
1-319-353-4230
Area Served: World
All ages
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19. Mindfulness and Mindfulness Therapies

Therapies that include mindfulness, mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MCBT) and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR).

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Restore. Renew. Revive. counselling & couples therapy
1600 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS, B4A 1E8 Map
902-702-7722
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Janice Hartley
1 Kingswood Dr, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 0E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Amanda Henry Counselling
100-2111 Maitland, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z8 Map
902-406-2006
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
16 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Heather A. Macmillan, RCT-C, CCC
5539a Young Street (Hydrostone Market), Halifax, NS Map
902-220-0146
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Dr. Leah Clyburn & Associates
72 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford, NS, B4B 0P7 Map
902-440-7528 x9027177975
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Being Well Nursing
Halifax, NS
902-222-5334
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
ON, Canada
1-877-252-6707 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Canada
16 years and up
Add to Info Cart

20. Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Multisystemic therapy (MST) is an intensive family- and community-based treatment program designed for children/youth who have serious behaviour problems, such as conduct disordered and antisocial behaviours.

 

Unlike many therapies which focus primarily on the child/youth (such as individual therapy), MST is 'multi-systemic' and focuses on various aspects of the person's life (such as home, school, community, and peer relations) to help the behaviour problems.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
Areas Served: Capital Health, Montreal, Central Nova Scotia, Interior
All ages
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21. Music Therapy

Music therapy is the use of music by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

National body promoting music therapy and supporting, advocating and accrediting music therapists in Canada. more
1124 Gainsborough Road, London, ON, N6H 5N1 Map
1-800-996-2268 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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22. Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a way of dealing with various brain conditions (such as ADHD, depression, anxiety) by teaching the person to control and self-regulate their brain.

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23. Play Therapy

Play therapy uses play to communicate with and help children. Play therapy is useful for children because they naturally express themselves for play, and because they may not be able to express themselves verbally (using their words) as would be required for other types of therapy such as "talk therapies." Play therapy can be delivered by any mental health professional that has received sufficient training in it.

 

In Canada, it is preferable (though not always possible) to have a professional who has official training approved by the Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
Add to Info Cart
AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
Areas Served: Capital Health, Montreal, Central Nova Scotia, Interior
All ages
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Publicly Funded / Free Services

The Canadian Association for Child and Play Therapy (CAPT) is a professional association that provides training and practice standards for for child and play ... more
24 Hayes Avenue, Guelph, ON, N1E 5V5 Map
1-519-827-1506
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Regulatory body that provides membership, certification, training and clinical supervision for Play Therapists and students locally for Canadians. Play Therapy International affiliated. more
466 Wellington Street, London, ON, N6A 3P8 Map
519-204-8885
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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24. Psychoeducational Assessment

When an individual has learning problems, it can be very helpful to have a psychoeducational assessment performed by a psychologist. 

 

The usual first step is to speak to the child's school regarding the possibility of seeing a psychologist that works with the schoolboard. This is paid for by the schoolboard, however there are often long waitlists. 

 

Sometimes there are community agencies (such as psychology training programs with a university) that can offer free, or low-cost testing. 

 

The quickest way is to pay privately for a psychologist working in private practice. In Canada, a psychoeducational assessment costs approximately in the $1,000-$2,000 range. 

 

In many cases, a parent's workplace may have a health plan that can pay for at least some of this expense.  

 

If you are having problems finding psychologists in this category, consider just looking directly under psychologists

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Janice Hartley
1 Kingswood Dr, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 0E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Dr. Brad A. MacNeil Private Practice
1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1R9 Map
1-703-587-3084
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
362 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 1M7 Map
902-406-6734
Areas Served: Central Nova Scotia, Western Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
ON, Canada
1-877-252-6707 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Canada
16 years and up
Add to Info Cart

25. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis helps the individual develop insight and understanding into their past, which hopefully may then translate into positive changes in the present. Most psychiatrists (and many psychologists) have psychodynamic training. Psychoanalysis is a more involved treatment, classically involving up to a few visits per week, for many years, and is delivered by trained 'psychoanalysts', who tend to be psychiatrists.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
Add to Info Cart

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Not-for-profit association of professionals interested in the development and advancement of psychoanalysis, a type of psychotherapy. Member organization ... more
7000 Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal, QC, H3S 2C1 Map
514-738-6105
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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26. Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

Solution-focused therapy (SFT) focuses on empowering individuals to find solutions in their life by figuring out what a person's goals are, and supporting them to find ways to achieve those goals. Various types of professionals may have training in SFT, and may work in counselling agencies, or in private practice.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Restore. Renew. Revive. counselling & couples therapy
1600 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS, B4A 1E8 Map
902-702-7722
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
5595 Fenwick Street, Halifax, NS, B3H 4M2 Map
902-421-7514
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
Add to Info Cart
88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Janice Hartley
1 Kingswood Dr, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 0E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Amanda Henry Counselling
100-2111 Maitland, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z8 Map
902-406-2006
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
16 years and up
Add to Info Cart
44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Heather A. Macmillan, RCT-C, CCC
5539a Young Street (Hydrostone Market), Halifax, NS Map
902-220-0146
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
Add to Info Cart
AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
Areas Served: Capital Health, Montreal, Central Nova Scotia, Interior
All ages
Add to Info Cart

27. Supportive Counselling

Supportive counselling/therapy uses a person's strengths and social supports to help them focus on coping with current, issues. The focus is on the present, as opposed to the past.

 

Most mental health professionals are trained in this approach.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Janice Hartley
1 Kingswood Dr, Hammonds Plains, NS, B4B 0E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Amanda Henry Counselling
100-2111 Maitland, Halifax, NS, B3K 2Z8 Map
902-406-2006
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
16 years and up
Add to Info Cart
44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Dr. Brad A. MacNeil Private Practice
1496 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS, B3J 1R9 Map
1-703-587-3084
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
Heather A. Macmillan, RCT-C, CCC
5539a Young Street (Hydrostone Market), Halifax, NS Map
902-220-0146
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
Add to Info Cart
362 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3S 1M7 Map
902-406-6734
Areas Served: Central Nova Scotia, Western Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
Areas Served: Capital Health, Montreal, Central Nova Scotia, Interior
All ages
Add to Info Cart

28. Other Types of Counselling and Therapy

This section is for types of counselling and therapy that do not fit under the other categories.

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Free Range Therapy
5991 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS, B3H 1Y6 Map
902-456-3613
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
10 years and up
Add to Info Cart
88 Highland Ave., New Minas, NS, B4N 3J5 Map
902-698-1194
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
1526 Dresden Row, Halifax, NS, B3J 3K3 Map
902-932-8428
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
44-46 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2T 1V1 Map
902-461-8133
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
4 years and up
Add to Info Cart
Heather A. Macmillan, RCT-C, CCC
5539a Young Street (Hydrostone Market), Halifax, NS Map
902-220-0146
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
18 years and up
Add to Info Cart
5445 St. Margaret's Bay Rd., Tantallon, NS, B3Z 2H9 Map
902-826-2390
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
Add to Info Cart
255 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS, B3M 4G2 Map
902-454-6166
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
5 years and up
Add to Info Cart
AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
Areas Served: Capital Health, Montreal, Central Nova Scotia, Interior
All ages
Add to Info Cart

Publicly Funded / Free Services

A distance treatment program that is available through various Health Authorities in NS; Peel Childrens Centre and George Jeffery Children's Centre Thunder ... more
267 Cobequid Road, Lower Sackville, NS, B4C 4E6 Map
1-866-470-7111
3 - 12 years
Add to Info Cart
Regulatory body that provides membership, certification, training and clinical supervision for Play Therapists and students locally for Canadians. Play Therapy International affiliated. more
466 Wellington Street, London, ON, N6A 3P8 Map
519-204-8885
Area Served: Canada
All ages
Add to Info Cart
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