Addiction Therapy in Halifax


Addiction can manifest in different ways, including but not limited to alcohol, drug, porn, sex, gambling, video games, and social media. If you find that your behaviours are affecting your day-to-day life, it might be time to reach out for support. Whether you or a loved one are suffering from addiction, ML Family Counselling offers both individual and family therapy depending on your needs.




It’s not uncommon for a partner to be unwilling to go to couples’ therapy. Have a serious talk about what you are feeling and why you would like to go to therapy. If they are still resistant, attending individual therapy on your own can still be beneficial to your relationship.

If you are finding that there is poor communication between yourself and your partner, you are feeling lonely and unfulfilled in your relationship, or you are trying to tackle and adjust to a major life event, these can all be reasons to seek couples’ therapy. Many couples wait much longer than they should before seeking out therapy.

No one can answer this question but yourself. Asking yourself this question may be the first sign that it's time to talk to someone. If you believe that you may need outside help, reach out to our intake coordinator to find the therapist that could be the right fit for you.   

Family therapy can help when communication and relationships in your family are being affected for any reason. Individual therapy can help with one person’s struggles and emotions, but family therapy will look outside the individual and focus on the struggles of the family unit. Family can mean the entire family or a smaller unit of two. The goal of family therapy is to provide support and strengthen the relationships and emotional health of the family.

It’s easy to pass off mood swings as a typical part of growing up. If your child is showing unusual levels of anxiety, self-destructive behaviours, loss of interest in hobbies, or problems in relationships and academic performance, it could be an indication of a larger problem that could be helped through therapy. The best way to tell, though, is to ask your child “Do you feel like you need some help?”

There’s no easy answer to this question. Generally, it is recommended that you continue therapy until you feel that your goals in attending therapy have been reached. Your therapist will work together with you to map out these goals and timelines.

As a private clinic, we’re unable to handle emergency situations.

If you are in crisis, please call your local mental health support line, 911 or go to the closest hospital.

In Nova Scotia you can reach the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team at 1-888-429-8167

The Canada Suicide Prevention Service is available 24/7, 365 days a year 1-833-456-4566