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). 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 specializes in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trauma and Anxiety in teens and adults. 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 how you feel, what you need, symptom reduction and the goals you wish to achieve. 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 is accepting a waitlist at this time.
Janice Hartley- CCC, RCT, TITC-CT
Bedford, Nova Scotia
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 Porter RCT-C
Halifax Anxiety Therapy
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 is accepting a waitlist at this time.
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
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 Annand is accepting new clients at this time.
Krystle Annand, 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.
Pamela is providing online counselling only at this time.
Pamela Rubin RCT CCC
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 Eagleson is accepting new clients at this time.
Lauren Eagleson MACP RCT-C
Heather is a registered student member of the Nova Scotia College of Counselling therapists and Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association. She is completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and currently working towards becoming a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the CCPA. Previously, she completed her BA in Sociology and Criminology certificate from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Heather has spent the last two years working alongside adults involved in the criminal justice system in need of stability and intervention, and volunteering for a support group for those with a loved one suffering from substance abuse. She also has over eight years of experience working with children coaching figure skating and leading at her community recreation program.
Her areas of specialization include stress, anxiety, trauma, and depression. Heather’s therapeutic approach informs a variety of modalities including narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, TF-CBT (informed) and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Heather adopts a multicultural lens whereby a non-judgemental approach, cultural humility, compassion, and individual experiences are at the forefront. She is passionate about cultivating a safe and inclusive space for individuals from all walks of life to develop
a co-constructed and individualized plan for healing. In her free time, Heather enjoys going for nature walks, stand-up paddle boarding and riding horses.
Heather is currently taking a waiting list.
Heather Alexander - Counselling Intern
My clients experience a variety of struggles including, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, body image difficulties, and work stress. We will collaborate to find strategies that are the most effective for you. I work from a person-centered, trauma-informed approach with an emphasis on self-compassion and employ modalities such as ACT, CBT, and DBT.
I have a passion for working with individuals with various disabilities, particularly those with hearing loss, and their families. I recognize that coming to terms with a diagnosis of a disability can be difficult for you and your family members. I am also working to increase my knowledge in counselling individuals with chronic conditions such as pain and fatigue.
Originally from British Columbia, I made my home in Nova Scotia in 2015. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I am a Registered Counselling Therapist Candidate with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Jennifer is not accepting new clients at this time.