Hello and a warm welcome! Janice Hartley (She/her) 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- CCC, RCT-C
Hammonds Plains, 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 Scott CCC, RCT-
Halifax Anxiety Therapy
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.
Shannon Hardy (pronouns she/her) is a registered social worker with the NS College of Social Workers and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist in Halifax, NS.
Shannon is a queer, trauma-informed clinical therapist, who uses a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness practices to help you create a feeling of internal safety. Shannon’s approach is strengths-based and forward facing.
Shannon has worked with a wide variety of clients throughout her career, including individuals, couples and families, helping them navigate life transitions, unique situations or historical trauma wounds that are impacting their current lives.
Shannon was the recipient of the 2020 Sexcellence Award for her work in sexual and reproductive justice and is a member of the Primary Sexual Health Care Referral Network Working Group.
Shannon Hardy, MSW, RSW. Clinical Trauma Specialist
Shannon Hardy, MSW, RSW. Clinical Trauma Specialist