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Trauma refers to events (typically abuse or violence) causing extreme distress and anxiety, whose after-effects can impair individuals. Types of trauma include natural disasters, as well as a range of man-made trauma: physical trauma (being hit or hurt by someone else); emotional trauma (being hurt by someone emotionally, through being bullied, put down, insulted or controlled); sexual trauma (being hurt by someone through sexual abuse or rape); war trauma (experiencing war situations).

Walk-In Counselling

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Fifteen bed transition house for women and children who have left situations of domestic violence. Offers safety, comfort and hope. Serves women in the ... more
Bridgewater, NS, B4VV2W9
902-543-3665
Area Served: Western Nova Scotia
All ages
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Counselling and Therapy

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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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
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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
200 Brookshire ct, Bedford, NS, B4A 4E9 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
All ages
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Changing Steps
200 Denoon Street, Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0 Map
902-301-9192
Area Served: Northern Nova Scotia
All ages
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New Tides Counselling
106 Victoria Street, Amherst, NS, B4H 1X8 Map
902-297-1520
Area Served: Northern Nova Scotia
13 years and up
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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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Day treatment programs

Publicly Funded / Free Services

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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Drop-in centres

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Our voluntary organization promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. We focus on ... more
45 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2N6 Map
902-466-6600
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Housing and Home Supports

Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

AB, Canada
1-506-233-0274
All ages
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Self-help, Mutual Aid and Support Groups

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Fifteen bed transition house for women and children who have left situations of domestic violence. Offers safety, comfort and hope. Serves women in the ... more
Bridgewater, NS, B4VV2W9
902-543-3665
Area Served: Western Nova Scotia
All ages
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Recovery Canada is part of Recovery International and is registered with the Canadian Government. Recovery International has a licensing agreement with ... more
ON, Canada
18 years and up
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We provide safe second stage housing and supportive counselling to women and children leaving domestic abuse. Our women's programs include: * Trauma ... more
Halifax, NS Map
1-902-466-8459
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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We provide a safe shelter and support services for women and families impacted by intimate partner violence and abuse. We offer the following programs: * ... more
3399 Novelea Dr, Halifax, NS, B3K 3E6 Map
1-902-429-9002
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Works at the community level and supports the resilience and recovery of people experincing mental illness through our social support programs. We also provide ... more
2020 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 3A9 Map
902-455-5445
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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Our voluntary organization promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. We focus on ... more
45 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2N6 Map
902-466-6600
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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We strive to provide youth who have experienced violence a safe and supportive environment where they can express their emotions and discuss their experiences ... more
1657 Barrington St, Halifax, NS, B3J 2A1 Map
1-902-429-6616
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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The first role is to listen. They have been there and they understand your situation, they will respect your privacy and your need for confidentiality. The ... more
Halifax, NS, B3K 5X5 Map
902-722-4118
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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We are a resource center providing emotional and social support as well as practical help in dealing with common problems in our lives. We offer support ... more
5571 Cunard Street, Halifax, NS, B3K 1C5 Map
902-466-2011
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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We offer social skills groups for students with social deficits, social skill summer day camps, workshops for parents and professionals on topics such as ... more
NS, Canada
902-293-4801
Area Served: Nova Scotia
5 years and up
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Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a ... more
423 6th St, New Westminster, BC, V3L 3B1
604-239-1042
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Educational programming, conferences and professional development, art programs, community involvement, and supporting youth ideas to address bullying, ... more
440 Albert St., Ottawa, ON, K1R 5B5 Map
613-400-1875
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Our overall objective is to provide people suffering from mood disorders a strong, cohesive voice at the national level to improve access to: * ... more
3-304 Stone Road West, Guelph, ON, N1G 4W4 Map
519-824-5565
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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A peer-based support network to support Canadian Forces, Veterans and their families. Created in 2001, OSISS stemmed from a discussion in a waiting area at a ... more
ON, Canada
1-800-866-4546 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Victims of Violence, the Canadian Centre for Missing Children is a registered charity and non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of crimes against ... more
211 Pretoria Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1S 1X1 Map
613-233-0052 x18886060000
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Canadian charitable organization that is committed to the prevention of child sex abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. more
Ottawa, ON
613-763-5332
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step self-help group for anyone with emotional problems such as fear, anxiety, and depression. more
QC, Canada
Area Served: World
All ages
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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Changing Steps
200 Denoon Street, Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0 Map
902-301-9192
Area Served: Northern Nova Scotia
All ages
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Community Health and Resource Centres

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Our voluntary organization promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. We focus on ... more
45 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2N6 Map
902-466-6600
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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The Community Health Teams offer free wellness programs and wellness navigation services. •Bedford/Sackville - 902-460-6750 •Chebucto (Halifax Mainland) ... more
NS, Canada
902-487-0272
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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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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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

2751 Gladstone Street, Halifax, NS Map
902-466-2677
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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General Community Mental Health Services

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Our voluntary organization promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. We focus on ... more
45 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 2N6 Map
902-466-6600
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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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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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Janice Hartley
200 Brookshire ct, Bedford, NS, B4A 4E9 Map
902-412-1557
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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ON, Canada
416-777-9933
Area Served: Canada
18 years and up
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Other

Publicly Funded / Free Services

Our unit of Halifax Regional Police is a police-based victim support unit. The Unit was established in 1996 to provide supportive services to victims of ... more
1975 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS, B3J 2H1 Map
1-902-490-5300
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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The Department of Health offers help and support for people age 16 or older who are abused or neglected and who cannot physically or mentally protect or care for themselves. more
1690 Hollis St, Halifax, NS, B3J 2R8 Map
1-800-225-7225 (Toll Free)
Area Served: Nova Scotia
16 years and up
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Child protection services strive to protect children under 18 from abuse and neglect while making every effort to keep families together. Everyone has the ... more
2131 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS, B3J 3E4 Map
1-902-424-5074
Up to 18 years
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Our government takes a strong stand against senior abuse. Older adults have the right to live safely and manage their own affairs. When someone violates ... more
NS, Canada
1-877-833-3377
Area Served: Nova Scotia
All ages
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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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The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) helps victims of torture to integrate successfully into Canadian society. It is a non-profit ... more
194 Jarvis Street, Toronto, ON, M5B 2B7 Map
416-363-1066
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Looking for a psychologist? The Canadian Register of Health ServicePsychologists (CRHSP) has a national directory of qualified psychology providers. more
72 Saint-Raymond Blvd, Gatineau, QC, J8Y 1S2 Map
819-771-1441
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only bilingual phone and on-line counselling service for youth. It’s free, anonymous and confidential. Professional ... more
439 University Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8 Map
416-586-5437
Area Served: Canada
5 - 20 years
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Youthspace.ca offers emotional support and crisis intervention to youth in Canada under 30yrs. Our highly-trained volunteers are online every night (6 PM to ... more
Victoria, BC Map
Area Served: Canada
Up to 30 years
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Advocates for and supports women's shelters and transition houses by providing practical training, culturally appropriate resources and opportunities to network in a supportive environment. more
2 River Road, Kahnawake, QC, J0L 1B0 Map
450-638-2968
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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The National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (NCFV) is a one-stop source for information for professionals working on violence and abuse within the family. It ... more
200 Eglantine Driveway, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0K9 Map
1-800-267-1291
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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Non-profit association that seeks to transform the mental health sector to be an inclusive society where people achieve full social inclusion. Promotes ... more
140 Holland Street West, Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5 Map
1-866-655-8548
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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The Public Health Agency of Canada has useful information on their website about coping with stressful events, directed at caregivers. It also has specific ... more
ON, Canada
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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"We are a unified voice collaborating, educating and innovating for systemic change that ends violence against women making Canada a model for safety in ... more
ON, Canada
613-680-5119
Area Served: Canada
All ages
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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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Private Practice Professionals and Commercial Businesses

Aldershot, NS, B0P 1J0 Map
902-678-7930 x2262
Area Served: Western Nova Scotia
All ages
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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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1278 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, NS, B4A 1C7 Map
902-832-0830
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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Being Well Nursing
Halifax, NS
902-222-5334
Area Served: Central Nova Scotia
All ages
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This is a directory of all self-help groups in Nova Scotia.
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Comprehensive guide to mental health for families along with listings of resources in Nova Scotia. Produced by Community Mental Health together with the Healthy Minds Cooperative and family members of people living with mental illness.
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