Hello and a warm welcome! Janice Hartley (She/her) is a Registered Counselling Therapist and Clinical Traumatologist in the province of Nova Scotia and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Her education includes a Bachelor in Psychology, Masters in Counselling Psychology and diploma in Natural Nutrition.
Janice specializes in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trauma and Anxiety in teens and adults. She has comfort and experience working with therapists, doctors along with other health professionals looking for a confidential place to talk. She also has experience in providing support to families with loved ones suffering from PANS/ PANDAS. She uses an integrated approach to healing using therapies such as polyvagal, somatic, solution-focused, exposure and response prevention therapy and cognitive therapies to resolve trauma and symptoms of anxiety and depression, self-esteem, assertiveness and improve mental health functioning.
Janice believes that therapy should be tailored to each individual. Her approach is friendly and warm while focusing on the clients need, symptom reduction and the goals. Therapy can help a person understand what factors are impacting happiness, problem solve concerns and teach techniques to increase 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 is accepting a waitlist at this time.
Janice Hartley- CCC, RCT, TITC-CT
Bedford, Nova Scotia
We all want to be the best version of ourselves but sometimes life seems to get in the way. I believe that we can all achieve our personal goals and dreams and I consider it a privilege to walk beside you on your journey and provide support. If you have struggled with making changes in the past, I believe together we can shape your future. I believe that therapy is a supportive process that can enable us to move past blockages that have kept us from living the life we dream and deserve.
I have a friendly, casual and practical approach to counselling with a sprinkling of humor as appropriate. Counselling should bring the warm feeling of having a cup of coffee with a trusted confident. I think of counselling as a partnership, only you can be the expert on your own life and my role is to help equip you with strategies, tools and techniques to support you on your journey. Or maybe you just need an objective person to hear you.
After working in the corporate world, I understand the stress and anxiety that can be brought on by our jobs. If you are experiencing workplace stress and anxiety, please reach out as I would be happy to support you. I have spent many years supporting individuals who are experiencing mental health issues and/or addictions and the challenges that this can create in entering the workforce as thriving in your workplace.
Lauren Scott is a gay allied therapist with experience working with individuals facing various forms of marginalization and oppression. All her services are queer and trans-friendly. Lauren enjoys supporting couples, in all their diverse configurations, to reach their individual relationship goals through working on communication, conflict resolution, emotional connection, intimacy, trust and parenting.
Lauren is now offering EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) Therapy. Lauren sees clients aged 14 and above.
Lauren Scott RCT
Halifax Anxiety Therapy
Hannah will be a Registered Counselling Therapist-C in the province of Nova Scotia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology as well as a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She specializes in ADHD, anxiety, trauma, and body dysmorphia.
She works from a trauma-informed lens, drawing from trauma informed cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioural therapy as well as some aspects of the polyvagal theory.
Hannah provides an open and warm environment to create a safe space for clients to feel welcome and to help them become the best version of themselves. She believes therapy doesn’t always have to be serious and brings a sense of humour where appropriate to sessions. She takes a collaborative approach to therapy, working together with you as the client to create and reach goals and facilitate wellness.
She specializes in ADHD, anxiety, trauma, and body dysmorphia as well as grief processing and bereavement. Hannah sees clients aged 12 and above.
Hannah Bennett is accepting new clients.
Hannah Bennett RCT-C
Krystle is a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary’s University and a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. She is passionate about helping people develop self-awareness around recurring issues that make them feel stuck and guiding clients to navigate forward with resolution. She is client centered and eclectic in her approach to counselling clients.
Krystle has specialized training and experience in trauma and anxiety tools and techniques with intensive training in PTSD therapies, attachment, grief, disordered eating, borderline personality disorder and mindfulness. She draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Solution Focused, and Narrative Therapy.
Krystle is a kind, compassionate therapist who is very skilled at making others feel at ease. With a non-judgemental approach, Krystle views each new client as an individual and works with each person to help them learn skills and make goals for their wellbeing. Krystle sees clients aged 16 and above.
Krystle Annand is accepting new clients at this time.
Krystle Annand, RCT-C
Lauren is a Registered Counselling Therapist-C and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, then her Masters of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
Lauren believes that therapy is not “one-size-fits-all”. Working from a client-centered, solution-focused approach, Lauren can help you to discover the strengths within yourself. Lauren specializes in child and family therapy, with a focus on trauma, anxiety, and relationships. She also has experience in dealing with disordered eating, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Lauren focuses on creating a warm and welcoming environment for each client, while focusing on individual needs and goals. Seeking help is one of the first steps in bettering your mental health. Lauren would love to help you in taking the next steps. Lauren sees clients aged 6 and above.
Lauren Eagleson is accepting new clients at this time.
Lauren Eagleson MACP RCT-C
Clinical focus: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, EMDR, Sexual Abuse/Assault/Harassment, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Recovery from childhood trauma, Supporting first responders and helping professionals with prevention/recovery from vicarious trauma, Birth trauma
A graduate of Dalhousie and Acadia, I have over twenty years experience working with anxious or traumatized clients to successfully overcome anxiety, depression, self-harming, suicidality, flashbacks, nightmares, disordered eating, panic attacks, and relationship issues related to trauma. I work with people at their own pace, and offer trauma-informed, current, evidence-based therapies. My legal training also allows me to emotionally support people navigating the justice system.
Philosophy of Care: My approach is client-centred and strength based: you can choose among options and work gently toward your chosen goals, using your unique strengths for healing. You will be heard, believed and respected. Approaches offered include cognitive therapies, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, and trauma-informed stabilization treatment (TIST).
Pam lives with her partner of 30 years in Nova Scotia, and enjoys running, kayaking and horseback riding in her free time. Pam sees clients aged 19 and above.
Pamela is providing online counselling only at this time.
Pamela Rubin RCT, CCC, Trauma-informed Stabilization Treatment Certified
Nikolina is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Registered Clinical Therapist-C in Nova Scotia. She completed her Masters of Counselling Psychology at Simon Fraser University, in British Columbia. She has been working in the mental health field for the past 6 years. She has experience working with couples, first responders and clients ages 12+ as they navigate life challenges, transitions, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety and self-esteem/body image concerns.
Being a part of people’s healing journeys is sacred to me. I approach counselling from a collaborative and experiential stance. We focus on your needs while we work on increasing your capacity to sit with emotions, explore them and understand how they impact your body. I believe that counselling is a chance for you to have a voice, speak freely and to build a trusting, safe relationship, with not just me, but other people in your life. Meeting you where you are at in your journey is a value I hold, and together we can explore an approach that works best for you. I like to utilize techniques from various trainings I have done in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Couples Therapy and Trauma-Informed Approaches for working with First Responders.
I look forward to meeting you from a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate space as you begin your path towards healing and self-discovery.
Nikolina Rikert is accepting new clients.
Nikolina Rikert RCT-C, CCC
Halifax Anxiety Therapy
Evan is a Registered Counselling Therapist-C in the province of Nova Scotia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland as well as a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University.
Evan is passionate about helping those who face a wide variety of mental health issues and has a special interest in all forms of trauma and phobia. He approaches every experience using a holistic perspective, allowing him to gain the knowledge needed to support all forms of trauma and to effectively tailor his approach to meet your needs.
Evan is very passionate about music, the outdoors, and loves hiking and adventure. He believes that finding positivity and passion in your experiences is an important part of the therapeutic process. Working as a team, Evan will provide a safe and empathetic space to meet your therapeutic goals. Evan sees clients aged 8 and up.
Evan Porter is accepting new clients.
Evan Porter RCT-C
Halifax Anxiety Therapy
Tracy is thrilled to be a member of the team at The Anxiety and Trauma Clinic of Nova Scotia while completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree through Yorkville University. She has an integrative and collaborative approach to therapy, focusing on the client’s needs with compassion and empathy while walking with her clients throughout their healing journey. Creating a supportive, safe, respectful, and non-judgmental space for her clients to express their thoughts and emotions is the cornerstone of her therapeutic approach. Tracy’s passion for helping people comes from many years of teaching, volunteering, and living abroad in Spain which have given her insight into working with diverse groups of people, various cultures, life experiences and how we use our language.
Having obtained her undergraduate degree in voice performance at Acadia University and subsequently her master’s degree in Opera Performance at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Tracy’s experiences teaching and performing music has enabled her to understand the depth and healing powers music can offer everyone. Tracy sees clients aged 10 and up.
Tracy Reynolds - Counselling Intern