Hello! My name is Dianna Lesperance (she/her), and I am a Registered Counselling Therapist (Candidate) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists. I hold a professional membership with the Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
In a world where the pressures of our modern worlds can often leave us feeling disconnected and overwhelmed, it is no wonder we can feel stuck or lost in our current phase of life. I work from a space of self-compassion and kindness, offering deep-rooted nurturing for emotional well-being. From a thoughtful awareness of the transformative power of compassion, I bring a unique and holistic approach to therapy grounded in warmth, acceptance and curiosity. With a gentle demeanour and compassionate heart, I offer a safe, trusting, collaborative space for clients to develop stronger connections with themselves, fostering self-awareness, self-acceptance and skills needed to maneuver through the complex ebbs and flows of life.
From a non-judgemental lens, I work to understand the complexities of human emotions and the struggles that accompany them. I work with individual teens and adults, and couples. My areas of interest include anxiety, borderline personality disorder (BPD), depression, gender/sexuality, grief and loss, identity, neurodiversity, and relationship concerns.
My specialized training includes Divorce Coach certification, the Gottman method and Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT). Ongoing training includes Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and certification towards Autplay. Other modalities, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and somatic and mindfulness techniques, support integrative practices for improved well-being. Future training focuses include Advanced Certificate in couple and family studies.
In my personal life, I enjoy yoga, paddle boarding, and I love a good skate on ice in the winter. Spending time with my daughter, Goldendoodle, family, and friends also cultivates joy. To relax, I enjoy a great read or movie.
I look forward to connecting with you,
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