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Mental Health therapists in Nova Scotia

Counselling Practice

Registered Counselling therapist Halifax Nova scotia

We offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We operate a general practice although our specialty is anxiety and trauma counselling for individuals aged 10 and up. The office space is in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia, just outside Halifax. It is secure, sound proof and very welcoming! 

Treatment Focus

Office space Bedford, Nova Scotia

Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize themselves, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. We use therapies such as solution focused brief therapy, trauma informed care, cognitive behavioural therapy, compassion focused therapy and client centered psychotherapy.

Patient Promise

Couples anxiety counselling

Our promise is to be there for you every step of your journey, listening and responding to your needs along the way. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life

Meet Janice

Hello and a warm welcome! Janice is a Registered Counselling Therapist- C within the province of Nova Scotia and a Canadian Certified Counsellor- Q with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). She is also certified as an Registered Holistic Nutrition Consultant (RHN). Her education includes a Bachelor in Psychology, Masters in Counselling Psychology and diploma in Natural Nutrition. 

Janice uses an integrated approach to healing including somatic, solution-focused, and cognitive therapies to resolve trauma and symptoms of anxiety and depression, self-esteem, assertiveness and improve mental health functioning. Originally from Newfoundland, Janice currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia and works from a beautiful, private office location in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. 

Her approach is friendly and warm while focusing on how you feel, what you need, symptom reduction and what goals you wish to achieve. For example, you may want to learn how to reduce your anxiety levels, improve relationships, learn better communication skills and start enjoying your life more! Therapy can help you understand what factors are impacting your happiness, problem solve your concerns and teach techniques to increase your self esteem, reduce stress, become more assertive and learn more about yourself. 

Janice's passion is supporting others in their journey to wellness and happiness and she looks forward to supporting each client on their transforming journey! 

Janice Hartley- Registered Counselling Therapist- C
Bedford, Nova Scotia

Janice Hartley- Registered Counselling Therapist- C Bedford, Nova Scotia

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Why Clients Choose Us

Personalized Therapy

We look to personalize our approach to each client. You become the focus! Our hope is that you feel listened to, supported and confident in your therapy journey.

Confidential, Professional Service

Your confidentiality is of the upmost importance in the counselling environment. Your confidentiality rights will be discussed in the first session. 

Evidence- Based Therapies

We use therapies that have a body of  research backing their effectiveness. We typically determine our approach depending on each individual's needs and preferences. 

Holistic Approach

We take a mind, body, spirit approach to counselling. We look at all areas of the self when considering one's mental health.

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If you're ready for a change

15 minute FREE, no obligation phone consultation available. An opportunity to understand the therapy process and ask any questions about my approach. 

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Anxiety & Trauma Clinic of Nova Scotia

Suite 214- 1 Kingswood Drive, Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia B4B 1P6, Canada

(902) 412-1557


Tues, Wed, Thurs : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Sat: 9 am- 12:00 pm

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What to Expect

Before your appointment

If you book online, you will be sent an intake form to fill out online. Filling this form out beforehand will save time at your appointment. 

Intake Form

Insurance Information

Please review your insurance coverage prior to the first visit. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us. 

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Arriving at your appointment

There is plenty of parking available at the Kingswood Business Center. Enter the front door and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor. Walk into the doors labelled Business Center and have a seat in the quiet waiting area until .your appointment.

Your first Appointment

At your first appointment, we will review your confidentiality rights and any limitations. We will review your contact information and some personal information. We will then discuss your current concern(s) and a therapy plan. 

Therapy Plan

A therapy plan will be developed with your needs in mind. We can discuss number of sessions, therapy approach, your wants and concerns etc in your first session. Remember, therapy is about you so your input is welcome. 

Making an Appointment

You can make an appointment by calling (902) 412-1557 or by booking an appointment online. Another option is to email for an appointment time. 

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