I appreciate you taking the time to learn about me and my practice. My name is Sam, I’m a Registered Counselling Therapist (candidate) with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists and a professional member with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process and that success in therapy is often associated to the therapeutic relationship. In my practice I believe everyone has the inherent capacity for growth, empowerment, and connection to self and others. As such, I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where you feel seen and heard.
I work with individuals across the lifespan, as well as with couples, both in person and virtually. I have experience working with relationship conflict, intimate partner violence, trauma, anxiety, self-worth issues, emotional regulation, and more. I use a comprehensive approach to therapy, meaning I pull from a variety of theoretical approaches with the intention to meet your needs in the best possible way.
On a more personal note, I’m originally from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and moved to Halifax 13 years ago to attend university. After completing university, I began working as a women’s support counsellor at various homeless shelters and transitional housing for women and children fleeing intimate partner violence. It was through this experience that I went on to pursue my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology as I felt I could have a bigger impact in the delivery of mental health services in Nova Scotia. When I’m not with clients you can almost always find me spending quality time with my friends and family, most likely signing karaoke (out of key of course), or planning our next adventure!
Change can be scary, and my ultimate goal as your counsellor is to listen to your story, help you unpack how disconnection is affecting your life, and work together to plan a new way forward.
I look forward to learning more about you!
Everyone is Welcome